UAE-headquartered Aleph Hospitality announced its partnership with France-based Fauchon Hospitality, under which Aleph Hospitality will become the exclusive developer and operator of the Fauchon L’Hôtel portfolio in the Middle East and Africa.
Founded in 1886 by Auguste Fauchon, the world-renowned Fauchon brand is a luxury contemporary gastronomy leader with a unique French DNA, comprising a collection of over 100 retail boutiques, gourmet cafes and restaurants in 50 countries.
Today, Fauchon Hospitality has five boutique hotels in the pipeline with the aim to become a global hospitality company with a luxury collection of 20 hotels by 2030.
Bani Haddad, founder and managing director of Aleph Hospitality, said: “We are well aware that an opportunity of this grandeur doesn’t happen very often. We are excited and humbled to be partnering with Fauchon Hospitality. We look forward to delivering the brand’s legendary glamorous Parisian “art the vivre” experience to hotel guests in the Middle East and Africa. We believe the region has tremendous potential for the aspirational and sophisticated brand experience offered by Fauchon L’Hôtel.”
Jacques-Olivier Chauvin, CEO of Fauchon Hospitality, said: “We are delighted to have partnered with Aleph for development in the Middle East and Africa, which brings world-class hotel management professionalism and credibility to our owners and investors.” He added: “This region is important to Fauchon Hospitality because a large part of our customer base is located in this area and familiar with our existing Fauchon retail outlets. With Aleph, we can be confident that our signature Fauchon style and service will be flawlessly delivered to customers across the region as we grow our hospitality business. I am excited about the potential of this partnership which unites a powerful, globally recognized brand together with an operating company noted for its excellence and dynamic management style.”
Aleph Hospitality, which has targeted 50 hotels in the Middle East and Africa by 2026, manages hotels directly for owners, either with a franchise for branded properties or as a white label operator for independently branded hotels.