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Hospitality investment
& management

A key player

Thanks to its hotel DNA and its investment expertise, Honotel is a key player in the Hospitality sector in France and now has ambitions to develop in Europe. The value creation model is based on an expertise that has proven itself with these clients, first-class institutional investors, and private assets.

As a committed and responsible company, Honotel has deployed a Social and Environmental Responsibility programme based on two fundamentals: well-being at work and respect for the environment. An agile and innovative company, Honotel is constantly investing in digitalisation to enhance hotel guest experiences and employee productivity.

A European presence

The group operates in 8 European countries with a scope of 130 assets, with an economic, midscale and upscale positioning in Europe for an asset value of €1.2B.

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Executive board

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Laurent Lapouille
Chairman

  • Co-founder
  • MBA Hospitality Mgt ESSEC / Cornell
  • Member of the Strategic Council
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Hélène Gauthier
CEO

  • Joined Honotel in 2011
  • ESC Toulouse
  • Member of the Strategic Council
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Patrick Luis
CEO

  • Joined Honotel in 2004
  • DECF
  • Member of the Strategic Council
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Antoine de Bouchony
Chairman of the Strategic Council

  • Co-founder
  • DEA – Université Aix-en-Provence
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Yann Odile
Deputy CEO
Executive Director of Honotel MDO

  • Joined Honotel in 2008
  • Master IAE Lyon 3
  • Membre du conseil stratégique
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Suzanne Todd
Partner
Executive Director of Hôtel Investissement Capital

  • Joined Honotel in 2017
  • ESSEC / Sciences Po Paris
  • Membre du conseil stratégique

Management board

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France Lamagnère
Partner
CFO

  • Joined Honotel in 2019
  • ESCP Europe
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Antoine Foujols
Partner
COO

  • Joined Honotel in 2014
  • ESC Nancy
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Gaétan Le Pogam
Partner
Sales & Marketing Director

  • Joined Honotel in 2015
  • Master 2 Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne
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Yann Zorn
Partner
Compliance Director

  • Joined Honotel in 2006
  • Master in Hospitality Management

Value-creating repositioning for clients and for future asset valuation

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Smart Hotel / Hostel

Affordable and trendy hotels that can also be offered as a hybrid hostel-type.

DISCOVER HOSTEL OZZ
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Business Resort

Lively, designer hotels with multiple services (hotel, restaurant, bar, seminars, leisure areas).

SEE HOTEL BIRDY
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Boutique Hotel

Upscale hotels located in the heart of the city, with inspired decoration for an intimate atmosphere.

VIEW VILLA OTÉRO
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Pocket Palace

Confidential locations with very high-end positioning and ultra-personalised services.

DISCOVER MAISON NABIS
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Smart Hotel / Hostel

Affordable and trendy hotels that can also be offered as a hybrid hostel-type.

DISCOVER HOSTEL OZZ
hotel_birdy_by_happyculture-scaled.jpg
Business Resort

Lively, designer hotels with multiple services (hotel, restaurant, bar, seminars, leisure areas).

SEE HOTEL BIRDY
villa_otero_by_happyculture-scaled.jpg
Boutique Hotel

Upscale hotels located in the heart of the city, with inspired decoration for an intimate atmosphere.

VIEW VILLA OTÉRO
maison_nabis_by_happyculture-scaled.jpg
Pocket Palace

Confidential locations with very high-end positioning and ultra-personalised services.

DISCOVER MAISON NABIS
hostel_ozz.jpg
Smart Hotel / Hostel

Affordable and trendy hotels that can also be offered as a hybrid hostel-type.

DISCOVER HOSTEL OZZ
hotel_birdy_by_happyculture-scaled.jpg
Business Resort

Lively, designer hotels with multiple services (hotel, restaurant, bar, seminars, leisure areas).

SEE HOTEL BIRDY
villa_otero_by_happyculture-scaled.jpg
Boutique Hotel

Upscale hotels located in the heart of the city, with inspired decoration for an intimate atmosphere.

VIEW VILLA OTÉRO
maison_nabis_by_happyculture-scaled.jpg
Pocket Palace

Confidential locations with very high-end positioning and ultra-personalised services.

DISCOVER MAISON NABIS
hostel_ozz.jpg
Smart Hotel / Hostel

Affordable and trendy hotels that can also be offered as a hybrid hostel-type.

DISCOVER HOSTEL OZZ
hotel_birdy_by_happyculture-scaled.jpg
Business Resort

Lively, designer hotels with multiple services (hotel, restaurant, bar, seminars, leisure areas).

SEE HOTEL BIRDY
villa_otero_by_happyculture-scaled.jpg
Boutique Hotel

Upscale hotels located in the heart of the city, with inspired decoration for an intimate atmosphere.

VIEW VILLA OTÉRO
maison_nabis_by_happyculture-scaled.jpg
Pocket Palace

Confidential locations with very high-end positioning and ultra-personalised services.

DISCOVER MAISON NABIS
hostel_ozz.jpg
Smart Hotel / Hostel

Affordable and trendy hotels that can also be offered as a hybrid hostel-type.

DISCOVER HOSTEL OZZ
hotel_birdy_by_happyculture-scaled.jpg
Business Resort

Lively, designer hotels with multiple services (hotel, restaurant, bar, seminars, leisure areas).

SEE HOTEL BIRDY
villa_otero_by_happyculture-scaled.jpg
Boutique Hotel

Upscale hotels located in the heart of the city, with inspired decoration for an intimate atmosphere.

VIEW VILLA OTÉRO
maison_nabis_by_happyculture-scaled.jpg
Pocket Palace

Confidential locations with very high-end positioning and ultra-personalised services.

DISCOVER MAISON NABIS
hostel_ozz.jpg
Smart Hotel / Hostel

Affordable and trendy hotels that can also be offered as a hybrid hostel-type.

DISCOVER HOSTEL OZZ
hotel_birdy_by_happyculture-scaled.jpg
Business Resort

Lively, designer hotels with multiple services (hotel, restaurant, bar, seminars, leisure areas).

SEE HOTEL BIRDY
villa_otero_by_happyculture-scaled.jpg
Boutique Hotel

Upscale hotels located in the heart of the city, with inspired decoration for an intimate atmosphere.

VIEW VILLA OTÉRO
maison_nabis_by_happyculture-scaled.jpg
Pocket Palace

Confidential locations with very high-end positioning and ultra-personalised services.

DISCOVER MAISON NABIS
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20
year-long
track record
111
investment
and divestment operations
12 €.
billions of assets
monitored for institutional investors
157
hotels
under management or monitoring

20 years of performance
in the hospitality industry

2001
The Group's first steps

After having successfully managed the French subsidiary of the Best Western hotel franchise group for four years, Antoine de Bouchony and Laurent Lapouille joined forces in hotel investment operations.
Together, they managed Paris-Honotel and took charge of the asset management and operational management of a portfolio of 3- and 4-star Parisian hotels, which they developed as opportunities arise.

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2006
Transfer of the Timotel portfolio acquired in 2003 - EBITDA x 2 between 2003 and 2007

The portfolio of 15 Parisian 2- and 3-star hotels under the Timotel banner (850 rooms) was sold to the LFPI Group. It had been acquired in 2003 in association with Banque Lazard via an LBO, whose structured financing was provided by Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank (CA CIB).
The portfolio of 15 Parisian 2- and 3-star hotels under the Timotel banner (850 rooms) was sold to the LFPI Group. It had been acquired in 2003 in association with Banque Lazard via an LBO, whose structured financing was provided by Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank (CA CIB).

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2014
1st transfers of the FCPR CHF created in 2008 in partnership with Chequers Capital

In partnership with Chequers Capital, Laurent Lapouille and Antoine de Bouchony supported the creation of the FCPR CHF. Between 2008 and 2012, they made up the fund’s portfolio with the acquisition of 19 3- and 4-star hotels in France (920 rooms). They were responsible for asset management and operational management
From 2014 onwards, the managers would organise and manage the transfers. Carried out in batches, they took place over 36 months.

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2015
Creation of SGP Hotel Investissement Capital

Approved by the AMF(GP -15000008), the Société de Gestion de Portefeuille (SGP) Hôtel Investissement Capital carried out collective management.
Its founders appointed Olivier Perret du Cray, former Senior Advisor to the Real Estate Department of Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank (CA CIB), as Chairman.

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2016
Closing of the 1st fund - the FPCI Hôtel Patrimoine

SGP Hôtel Investissement Capital finalised the raising of €38m of capital for its first fund, the Hôtel Patrimoine professional private equity fund (FPCI), from professional and similar investors.

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2016
Launching the label HappyCulture Collection

With the Happyculture Collection label, the customer experience is placed at the heart of the hotels’ operational strategies. Enthusiastic and expert hosts, stylish venues, quality service, free high-speed wifi, moments for sharing, small traveller services… these all form the basis of its success.

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2017
Creation of Honotel MDO

With the launch of Honotel MDO, a specialist in service monitoring, the Group completed its range of expert services to support its institutional investor partners, fund managers and private assets in all phases of their investments.

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2020
Deployment of Honotel MDO

157 hotel assets monitored
Two years after its creation, Honotel MDO monitors the operations of 157 multi-brand hotels (12,500 rooms) in 8 European countries on behalf of institutional clients and the Group.

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2020
Launching a new fund: the FPCI Cap Hospitality

For its new fund, FPCI Cap Hospitality, SGP Hôtel Investissement Capital has already raised €42m of capital, half of which comes from institutional investors. This fund, dedicated to short- and medium-stay commercial accommodation, has acquired 5 hotels in France.

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2021
Deployment of the Ozz and HappyCulture brands
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