Main Photo: The Grand Tonic Hotel in Marseille
Date: July 2019
Location: Marseille’s Old Port, France
Name: The Grand Tonic Hotel – four star
No. of Keys: 56
Seller: xx, advised by Christie & Co
Buyer: The Grand Tonic Hotel in Marseille, France has been acquired by French hotel operator Vicartem for an undisclosed sum. The four-star hotel, located in Marseille’s Old Port, is Vicartem’s first acquisition outside of north-eastern France.
Vicartem, together with French furniture and home décor specialist Maisons du Monde, has recently opened the first Maisons Du Monde Hotel & Suite in Nantes. The group plans to continue its expansion under this brand.
The Breton group Vicartem, based in Rennes, has acquired this iconic 56-room establishment.
This acquisition is the first for the Vicartem Group outside its Grand Ouest bases where it has 9 establishments from 2 to 5 stars.
For twenty years, have been proud of their sublimated decoration in the heart of the cities, such as the Balthazar Hotel & Spa Nuxe – MGallery by Sofitel in Rennes, first 5 stars of the Breton capital, or the Hermès shop of the famous Pommeraye passage in Nantes.
Céline and Sébastien Meslin are the founders of Vicartem.
“The location of the hotel, facing the Old Port, has seduced the leaders of the Vicartem Group who are looking for exceptional locations in the heart of the city. ” Analyzes Thibault Lebray, in charge of the case on behalf of Christie & Co.
Price: Not disclosed
THPT Comment: Good move for Vicartem and Maisons du Monde and joins brands like Equinox, Biologique Recherche, Fouquet’s and others that have taken their brands into hotels.
First Seen: Christie & Co French office
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