The LFPI Group is one of the leading independent alternative asset managers in Europe with a portfolio of nearly 12 billion euros in private equity (majority and minority stakes, co-investments, funds of funds and thematic funds, including hotels), private debt, property and asset management in Europe and North America. The Group's focus is on long-term investments.
The LFPI Group is chaired by Gilles Etrillard and has a workforce of nearly 300 highly motivated and highly qualified staff. It has a strong international focus and operates branches in Paris, Frankfurt, Cologne, New York, Geneva, Vienna, Milan and Luxembourg.
Each area of LFPI Group activity is backed by the commitment and experience of a dedicated team. Firmly established on their local markets and highly specialised in their specific line of business, the LFPI Group teams ensure stability and work tirelessly for our investors.
Timhotel owns and operates 15 hotels in Paris. All Timhotel Group hotels are operated under the Timhotel brand.
Accor is a French company based in Issy-les-Moulineaux with a global business. The company operates, owns and invests in hotels. The first Novotel hotel opened in Lille in 1967, and this was the first step in the creation of a corporate group. In the 1970s, the company expanded beyond France and by 2017, Accor was one of the largest hotel chains in the world with 5,000 hotels in 110 different countries. The company is the market leader in Europe.
ibis is the AccorHotels economy brand and stands for modernity, comfort and excellent service at great prices. The brand is constantly innovating to offer guests greater modernity, comfort and availability. This approach was behind the revolutionary Sweet Bed™ by ibis concept, inviting designer communal areas, the modern dining space ibis Kitchen and a service commitment that inspires all staff. ibis is known across the world for quality, reliability and a commitment to the environment. Since its establishment in 1974, ibis has grown to become the European market leader in the budget hotel segment. With more than 2,639 hotels (as at Dec. 2021) in 66 different countries around the world, the brand is the fourth-largest in its category in the world and first in Europe.
Mercure hotels are located largely in town centres and near stations and airports. They are firmly rooted in their regions but meet an international quality standard. This means that the look and layout of the hotels vary, but the amenities and service are standardised. At the higher end of the mid-range segment, most of the hotels have their own restaurant serving both local and international cuisine. Many have a hotel bar, and an extensive wine list is typical of Mercure ("Mercure Weinlese" wine tasting). The majority of Mercure hotels have three or four stars.
About Best Western
Best Western is an international hotel chain with a focus on quality that brings together a range of independent hotels under one brand. With over 4,200 hotels in more than 100 different countries, Best Western is one of the largest hotel chains in the world. Around 200 hotels in Germany and Luxembourg are part of Best Western Hotels Deutschland GmbH, which generated total sales of over 687 million euros in 2012.
Best Western conference, city and leisure hotels guarantee consistent quality standards worldwide whilst retaining their individual style and business independence. Alongside the core brand, there are also the Best Western Plus and Best Western Premier, with hotels qualifying for these categories on the basis of ambiance, design and additional services and features. All hotels are expertly marketed and can be booked through electronic distribution systems in global reservation systems and on the Internet. Best Western also has its own booking centres. Knowledge transfer is another feature of the Best Western organisation: expert training is provided at the group's own Best Western Academy. The loyalty programme for frequent travellers, Best Western Rewards, has more than 20 million members worldwide.
About InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) is a global company that operates nine hotel brands: InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts.
The InterContinental Hotels Group also runs the IHG® Rewards Club, the first and largest customer loyalty programme in the hotel industry with more than 76 million members worldwide. The programme was revised in July 2013 and now offers even more member benefits such as free Internet access for elite members in all hotels internationally.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 6,000 hotels. With over 1,000 hotels currently under development, IHG is expected to create around 90,000 new jobs across its property portfolio over the coming years.