Tag: French hotels

French Fancies: Fauchon

I’m continuing with my series of posts about French family-run hospitality. This one though has had a bit of a rocky ride! Fauchon is a family-owned company involved in French luxury gastronomy since 1886 that operates restaurants, catering cafes, hotels and retail outlets. How… Continue Reading “French Fancies: Fauchon”

French Fancies: Maison Albar Hotels

I’m continuing my series of French family-run hotels. My previous two companies are arguably first generation while, this one, Maison Albar Hotels is a four-generation family epic. How it all began Hotels have always been a passion for the Albars, beginning in 1923, when… Continue Reading “French Fancies: Maison Albar Hotels”

French Fancies: Maisons Pariente

Serial entrepreneur Patrick Pariente first co-founded clothing company Naf-Naf with his brother Gérard in 1973. Thirty or so years later, after selling the brand to Vivarte in 2007, he then shifted his focus to real estate before creating luxury hotel brand Maisons Pariente, a… Continue Reading “French Fancies: Maisons Pariente”

French Fancies: Château Voltaire

As I explained last week, I’m going to be looking at French family-owned hotels and hotel groups. When I featured fashion brand Zadig & Voltaire, I wondered what former owner Thierry Gillier did with the company’s sale proceeds. Well, I can tell you. He… Continue Reading “French Fancies: Château Voltaire”