Fauchon has unveiled the opening date for the company's first luxury boutique hotel Fauchon L’Hotel Paris. The 54-room, five-star property situated on the Place de la Madeleine will open its doors on September 1, marking the company's debut in the hospitality industry. The hotel was designed by acclaimed architect Richard Martinet and is already a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.
Fauchon Hospitality was created earlier this year and is headed up by Jacques-Olivier Chauvin. Chauvin, who has been CEO of Relais & Châteaux, and SVP at Van Cleef & Arpels, is spearheading the effort to leverage the brand’s 130-year-old legacy as innovators of fine Parisian gastronomy to create a domain of service excellence, decadent gourmet cuisine, luxurious five-star hospitality, and tailor-made local experiences.
According to Chauvin, “The strategy is to establish a portfolio of Fauchon L’Hotel branded properties, with a goal of 20 hotels over the next decade. With Fauchon’s legacy in all aspects of the culinary industry, it is a natural next step to open our own hotels. It has been essential for us to define a concept that truly sets us apart, so we are not just another hotel brand.“
Fauchon Hospitality’s EVP and General Manager Samy Vischel said: “We are currently in advanced discussions for a hotel in Doha, Qatar and Kyoto, Japan, as well as with a top European player. We are in contact with a major US operating company regarding expansion in the US.”