Main Photo: The Fauchon Hotel in Paris
Date: April 2019
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Name: Fauchon Hotel Kyoto – opening 2020
No. of Keys: 70
Buyer: French gastronomy brand Fauchon Hospitality has signed its second hotel, it was announced today by Jacques-Olivier Chauvin, President and CEO.
Fauchon Hotel Kyoto is part of a services and trademark license agreement between Hotel W Management Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Wealth Management, and Fauchon Hospitality.
Wealth Management, Inc. is a Japanese corporation listed on the 2nd Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Two main subsidiaries are Richesse Management, Inc., which engages in real estate securitisation business, and Hotel W Management, Inc., which operates hotels and leases property.
Fauchon has been a well-known brand in Japan for the past 47 years, and currently manages 28 shops, two cafes, and two bakeries with cafes throughout the country.
The five-star Fauchon Hotel Kyoto will open in the centre of Kyoto, in the Shimogyo-ku district, approximately 10 minutes from the most interesting districts (Gion, Higashiyama and Kawaramachi-Shijo).
The hotel will feature 70 guest rooms and suites as well as a Fauchon Bakery on the street level. Check-in/reception will be located on the top floor, which will also be home to The Grand Café Fauchon, with a spectacular view over Kyoto and the surrounding mountains.
According to Mr. Chauvin, “Fauchon Hospitality is in an ambitious development phase. In addition to the Kyoto property, we are in advanced stages of talks for Fauchon Hotels located in cosmopolitan cities across Europe, North-America, Middle-East and Asia.
Fauchon launched its first hotel in Paris in autumn 2018.
The 130-year old Fauchon brand has been family-owned since 2006, and is a purveyor of luxury contemporary gastronomy in restaurants, catering cafes, and retail boutiques.
The company’s signature products include haute patisserie, macarons, chocolate, tea, fine foods, and gourmet gifts via 100 franchise shops and 400 points of sale in over 50 countries including France, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Morocco, Hong Kong, Israel, and Qatar.
Fauchon Hospitality is the new hotel division, created specifically to ensure a full worldwide development of the Fauchon hotel portfolio. The company was founded in 2018.
Fauchon Hospitality’s key management include Jacques-Olivier Chauvin as President and CEO; Samy Vischel as Executive Vice President; Emmanuelle Mordacq as Senior Vice President of Marketing Consultant, and Bernard Lambert as Senior Advisor.
THPT Comment: Ambitious plans for Fauchon…the brand aims to build a portfolio of 20 hotels internationally, over the next decade.
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