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Press Release20 August 2019

Ultratravel Collection Extends Its Luxury Footprint With FAUCHON L’Hotel Paris and Capella

FAUCHON L’Hotel Paris and Capella’s hotels in Düsseldorf, Sanya, Shanghai, Singapore and Bali are newest members

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Ultratravel Collection

Ultratravel Collection, the luxury arm of Global Hotel Alliance ("GHA"), today announced FAUCHON Hospitality has signed a membership agreement enabling FAUCHON L'Hotel Paris to join the collection. GHA is the world's largest alliance of independent hotel brands and operator of the award-winning, multi-brand loyalty programme, DISCOVERY.


FAUCHON L'Hotel Parisis the first property under the FAUCHON brand. The luxury boutique hotel evolved from the famous French food purveyor, FAUCHON, founded by Auguste Fauchon. A second property, the FAUCHON Hotel Kyoto, will open in 2020. FAUCHON L'Hotel Paris blends the epitome of five-star hospitality with award-winning French gastronomy. Much more than just a hotel, FAUCHON L'Hotel Paris is a destination, offering its guests glamour and ultimate comfort, unforgettable dining experiences, the iconic Gourmet Bar, and stunning views of Paris.

Chris Hartley, CEO of GHA and Ultratravel Collection, is delighted to welcome such a famous brand name, while also creating the alliance's first footprint in the City of Light: "We've waited a long time for our first hotel in Paris, and we could not be entering the market in more style than with the FAUCHON L'Hotel brand. Our DISCOVERY programme has just reached 15 million members, and most of them dream of a trip to Paris, which we can now offer with one of France's most recognisable brand names and in one of the city's most enviable locations." The property is situated in the 8th Arrondissement.

Jacques-Olivier Chauvin, FAUCHON's President and CEO, adds: "Membership in the alliance, and in particular Ultratravel Collection, gives us excellent reach to a global audience, in particular the US and China, as we build awareness of FAUCHON L'Hotel brand, and expend FAUCHON Hospitality to new markets, including Japan in 2020, and other destinations we will be announcing soon."

The integration of FAUCHON L'Hotel Paris into DISCOVERY and Ultratravel Collection will be completed by Q4 2019. ​

Meanwhile, five hotels under the Capella brand in Singapore, Bali, Shanghai, Sanya and Düsseldorf are now recognizing the 15 million DISCOVERY members with special privileges and unique benefits. Later this year Capella Bangkok will open, and future Capella hotels have been announced in the Maldives and Sydney.

Founded in 2004 with the goal of helping independent, upscale and luxury hotel brands to compete with the global majors while retaining their individuality, this year GHA celebrates its 15th anniversary. With 70 hotels in 30 countries, Ultratravel Collection represents the most luxury segment of hotels in the alliance.

Ultratravel Collection brings together hotels of distinction for the discerning traveller. Its membership is reserved for the very best hotels and resorts in the world - genuinely luxurious and iconic properties that deliver the finest service and personalised guest experiences. Member hotels share an integrated global platform for guest recognition and loyalty rewards, the DISCOVERY programme from partner Global Hotel Alliance, as well as beneficial relationship with the multi-media brand Ultratravel, the other founding partner of Ultratravel Collection. For more information, visit

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Capella Hotels and Resorts

Capella Hotel Group, headquartered in Singapore with offices in China, Europe and USA, offers global hospitality management services through two distinct brands. Capella Hotels and Resorts is an ultra-luxury hotel, resort and residential concept designed for the most discerning travellers and offering personalized attention with locations in Düsseldorf, Shanghai, Singapore, Sanya and Ubud as well as hotels planned for Bangkok, Maldives and Sydney.
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FAUCHON L’Hotel Paris is the first property under the FAUCHON brand. The luxury boutique hotel evolved from the famous French food purveyor, FAUCHON, founded by Auguste Fauchon. A second property, the FAUCHON Hotel Kyoto, will open in 2020.
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About Global Hotel Alliance

Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) is the world's largest alliance of independent hotel brands, bringing together more than 35 brands with over 570 hotels in 78 countries. GHA uses a shared technology platform to drive incremental revenues and create cost savings for its member brands. GHA's award-winning loyalty programme, DISCOVERY, provides 16 million members exclusive opportunities to immerse themselves in local culture wherever they travel. GHA's hotel brands currently include Anantara, Atura, Avani, Capella, Corinthia, Discovery Destinations, Divani, Doyle, Elewana, Fauchon, GLO, JA Resorts, Kempinski, Leela, Lungarno, Marco Polo, Meritage, Mysk, Niccolo, Nikki Beach, NUO, Oaks, Omni, Outrigger, Pan Pacific, PARKROYAL, QT, The Residence by Cenizaro, Rydges, Shaza, Sukhothai, Thon, Tivoli, Ultratravel Collection and Viceroy. For more information, visit

About DISCOVERY Loyalty

A memorable trip demands more than a comfortable stay. DISCOVERY, an award-winning global loyalty programme, provides 16 million members recognition and perks across over 570 hotels, resorts and palaces in 78 countries. Elite members have the opportunity to immerse themselves in local culture through Local Experiences, distinctive activities that capture an authentic taste of each destination. For more information, visit

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