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the Bordeaux holding company Boutique Hôtels is expanding its collection

the Bordeaux holding company Boutique Hôtels is expanding its collection
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In addition, there are prestigious villas and suites in Bordeaux and in the Arcachon basin, a residence of ten top-of-the-range apartments on the Port de la Vigne and the Hôtel des…

In addition, there are prestigious villas and suites in Bordeaux and in the Arcachon basin, a residence of ten top-of-the-range apartments on the Port de la Vigne and the Hôtel des Vagues, boulevard de l’Océan in Arcachon. , under total renovation, which was shaken by a few setbacks, including the collapse of a wall. This last Girondin project should come to an end in early 2023. We will not forget a participation in Laurent Taïeb’s five-star establishment project in Cap Ferret, which, after having been the subject of numerous appeals, won the right to begin work in September.

Le Grand Large in Dolus-d’Oléron

And now Boutique Hôtels Collection (200 employees, 15 million euros in turnover) is adding a site to its small luxury collection: from this Thursday, March 31, it will become the owner of the Hôtel Le Grand Large in Dolus-d’Oleron. “This establishment was built by a student of Le Corbusier on the sand dune in 1965. It was first a castle relay and twelve years ago it was taken over by the Bougnard family who completely renovated it and made it a four star. Its owners have decided to part with it. It was, for us who are attached to the history of the places, a great opportunity and moreover on the coast”, underlines Christophe San-José, CEO of the Atlas group.

The site will welcome its holidaymakers for the summer season in the manner of the former owners, then, from October, it will close for five months of work. Objective: to secure a fifth star for its services and become the pearl of luxury on the island.

And the extension outside Gironde does not stop at Charente-Maritime, the group had already acquired, a few years ago, one of the nine imperial farms, built in the middle of the 19th century.and century by Napoleon III in Haute Lande, in Solférino (40). “I have worked for the past few years to have this building classified as a Historic Monument. From then on, we want to transform it into a 25-room ecolodge, with, on the seven hectares of land, tree houses and cabins on stilts on the small lake. On site will be produced the fruits, vegetables and poultry necessary for the catering, as well as electricity for the entire site through solar panels. We should start work on 1East January 2023”, continues Christophe San-José.

A hotel school under the aegis of Lausanne

At this train, Boutique Hôtels Collection, which also has views over the Basque Country, will need staff. “We are counting on a rate of 150 recruitments per year”, specifies the CEO of the Atlas group. So when a senator from the Var came up with the idea of ​​creating a hotel school in France’s leading tourist region, the people of Bordeaux got involved.

“The town hall of Saint-Raphaël offered us land on the heights, with a view of Mont Estérel and the sea. We were enthusiastic”, underline Bastien Deschamps, CEO of Boutique Hôtels Collection and Christophe San-José. They then approached the school of Lausanne, just to be at a good school and even at the best.

An agreement has been signed. The Saint-Raphaël training establishment will be placed under the aegis of its Swiss mistress. A 6,500 m² site, between 300 and 500 students and 80 permanent employees, with an integrated campus of 207 student accommodation units. The trifle of 30 million euros of investment. It should be noted that the holding company will benefit from investment capital from Crédit Mutuel, in order to consolidate its equity.

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