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Elle Magazine to open hotels in Paris and Mexico

May 25, 2022
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Elle Magazine to open hotels in Paris and Mexico
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The future of print magazines may be uncertain, but one venerable brand is looking beyond the page to bring its aesthetic to the world of hospitality. Elle, the iconic fashion publication, yesterday announced the launch of Elle Hospitality; this group features two new brands -- Maison Elle and Elle Hotel -- that will combine "lifestyle-focused destinations and stylish accommodations."

City-centric Maison Elle will feature boutique hotels in urban centers around Europe and China with "affordable" rates, a combination of "convenience and practicality" and personalized service, according to the company. For the Elle Hotel, the company is focusing on high-end experiences and resort destinations for "regenerative retreats." For both brands, expect the magazine's emphasis on the latest trends to be evident in the decor and design.

Fittingly for the French-owned Elle, the first Maison Elle property is scheduled to open this fall in Paris. ElleHotel will launch with a property in Jalisco, Mexico, in summer 2023.

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Maison Elle, Paris. (Photo courtesy of ELLE Hospitality)

Maison Elle, Paris, is opening in partnership with Studio V, which will own and operate the hotel. The 25-room property will be located in Paris' 17th arrondissement, near the Arc de Triomphe.

After its Paris launch, Maison Elle will expand across Europe and China (specific locations have not yet been announced) in central urban locations for a "fashion-forward traveler." The brand is positioning itself not only as design-forward, but also as "affordable" in hopes of attracting travelers looking for everything from a weekend getaway to extended stays.

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"Beyond the hotels themselves, our guests look for meaning and a sense of belonging," Pascal Donat, CEO of Valotel and Studio V, said. He said the company is "bringing to life a brand's emotional connection with the consumer, through hospitality experiences and design, is central to our approach with Maison Elle."

Related: From the Maldives to Minneapolis, 11 new hotels we’re excited to see open this spring

ELLE Hotel in Jalisco, Mexico. (Photo courtesy of ELLE Hospitality)

For the Elle Hotel brand, the first property will open its doors in Jalisco, Mexico, in summer 2023 along a stretch of western Mexico’s Pacific Coast.

Mexican real estate developer Actur will lead this first Elle Hotel project.

Related: Mexico travel demand fueling major airport expansion in San Antonio

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  • Unlimited 3x points on the broad category of travel and dining
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  • Steep $550 annual fee
  • May not make sense for people that don't travel frequently
  • You must spend the $300 travel credit before earning 3x points for travel and dining
  • No automatic hotel elite status
  • Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,200 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • $300 Annual Travel Credit as reimbursement for travel purchases charged to your card each account anniversary year.
  • Earn 5x total points on flights and 10x total points on hotels and car rentals when you purchase travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards® immediately after the first $300 is spent on travel purchases annually. Earn 3x points on other travel and dining & 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Get 50% more value when you redeem your points for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 80,000 points are worth $1,200 toward travel
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Access to 1,300+ airport lounges worldwide after an easy, one-time enrollment in Priority Pass™ Select and up to $100 application fee credit every four years for Global Entry, NEXUS, or TSA PreCheck®
  • Count on Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Lost Luggage Insurance and more