Barrière pursues its growth and development strategy, announcing two new international openings

After a reassuring summer season, during which Barrière successfully managed the reopening of all its businesses (hotels, restaurants and casinos), the Group is moving forward with its growth and development strategy, announcing the opening of two new properties between now and summer 2022.

«As we move into September, we are particularly proud to be able to pursue our growth and development, with two international openings planned between now and summer 2022, including the opening of Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet’s in New York’s Tribeca district. Our first property in the USA, this project has the Group’s full backing. Our second opening will take place in Abu Dhabi before the end of this year. After the launch of brasserie Fouquet’s in Abu Dhabi’s Louvre museum in 2020, we will be exporting the Paradiso restaurant concept, imagined by the incredible duo, Pierre Gagnaire and Nicole Rubi. With these two openings, and with more than a century’s experience in the luxury hotel and restaurant sector, Barrière is strengthening its international development, whilst contributing to the promotion of France and French art de vivre throughout the world.» explains Dominique Desseigne, Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Barrière

Opening of Paradiso restaurant in Abu Dhabi in November 2021

Since the hugely successful launch of Canne’s Paradiso restaurant in 2020, the Group has decided to take the concept to Abu Dhabi. Imagined in collaboration with 3 Michelin star Chef Pierre Gagnaire and the daring Nicole Rubi (who is behind the renowned La Petite Maison Niçois restaurants - one of which was located in Cannes’ Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic for more than ten years), this new Paradiso pays homage to Mediterranean cuisine, with simple, generous and colourful dishes.

After opening brasserie Fouquet’s in 2020 at Abu Dhabi’s Louvre, Paradiso will be the second Barrière destination in the United Arab Emirates, taking prime position on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Bay waterfront. The Barrière Group is working in close collaboration with Miral, the company behind the development and management of Yas Bay. 

Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet's New York, the Group’s first property in the USA

A year after the opening of Hôtel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf St Barth, which was its first move towards the American market, Barrière will be gaining a foothold in New York by summer 2022, with the opening of a second Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet's.

This luxury hotel, much like its legendary address on the Champs-Elysées, will appeal to both an American and a European clientele: Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet's New York will be set right at the heart of the historic Tribeca district. Gilles Stellardo – the hotel’s newly appointed General Manager – and his teams, will manage 96 Rooms and Suites set over 8 floors, as well as several restaurants, including the timeless Parisian brasserie, Fouquet’s. A spa, swimming pool, meeting rooms and other services will complete the hotel’s facilities.

Barrière will ensure the operational management of the Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet's New York, property of Caspi Development - leader in the ownership, management and development of residential and commercial properties across the New York metropolitan area.

Led by Alexandre Desseigne-Barrière – Strategy & Development Managing Director, strengthening the Group’s presence, both in France and internationally, is a key focus of Barrière’s new positioning.

About Barrière

The Barrière brand markets hotels, casinos and restaurants for two distinct groups: Groupe Lucien Barrière (GLB) and Société Fermière du Casino Municipal de Cannes (SFCMC).

Founded in 1912 by François André and successively developed by Lucien Barrière, Diane Barrière-Desseigne and Dominique Desseigne, Barrière has developed unparalleled offerings in the field of high-end leisure, on the basis of operational excellence, quality service and the French way of life. It now includes 33 Casinos, 1 Gaming Club, 18 Hotels (most of them 5 stars and a Palace in Courchevel) and more than 140 restaurants and bars, including the famous Fouquet’s in Paris (available in 9 other destinations). It also offers nearly 3,500 shows and events per year. The turnover of both Groups amounted to €1.24 billion for the financial year ended 31 October 2019. They have nearly 7,000 employees.

Barrière also has an excellent reputation in the catering industry with nearly 2.5 million meals served, in leisure activities with 15 spas, 1 thalassotherapy centre in La Baule, 1 balneotherapy in Ribeauvillé, 3 golf courses and 2 tennis clubs, and it stands out for its Resorts located in internationally renowned tourist destinations.

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