Creating Brand Experiential Concepts

We build profitable and activable brand concepts from projected Business models and in-depth final guest understanding. Brand concepts comprise a positioning and a full experience definition, throughout the guest journey.

Our process

How we create experiential brands

Market research

Identifying Insights, client usages and attitudes, market opportunities.

Step 1
Step 2
Target identification

Defining precisely the brand target, their choice motivation, the mandatory and optional aspects they will consider in the experience.

Concept creation

With the business objectives in mind, defining the positioning and creating the guest experience.

Step 3
Step 4
Activation & operations

Transforming the concept into Operations and development of the tools to activate the brand.

Case study

Fauchon L’Hôtel: Building a Hospitality Brand
for the Well-Known French Gastronomy Brand

Translating an existing brand into the hospitality sector.

NeoPlaces for Fauchon L'Hôtel

The Fauchon L’Hôtel path to success

Fauchon’s owner has always wanted to “put a roof” on the Fauchon brand, as he says it: wanting to extend the sole Gourmet brand to a French Art de Vivre brand. With the opportunity of a first hotel in Paris in 2018, he decided to move forward on this dream and contacted NeoPlaces.

Based on Fauchon’s initial positioning, gourmet luxury, and its owner’s vision, we defined the Boutique Luxury Hotel as the segment that would suit the best the Hospitality brand. A fast growing yet not overcrowded segment.

We have defined the Fauchon L’Hôtel target as Affluent women and couples who are always pursuing pleasure. It is their highest aim in life. Yet, they remain very discerning, knowing the difference between perfectly right (true luxury) and almost right (upscale). To those travelers, Fauchon L’Hôtel promises to enjoy “La Ville en Rose”, see the city they stay in in the Parisian, pleasure-oriented way. And to achieve this promise, we created a brand experience concept: the G.L.A.M.

Fauchon L’hôtel is a Glamourous hotel, a cocoon of delights and sensory comfort where guests live the intimate, arty and offbeat experience of the Fauchon brand, thanks to four pillars:

Gourmet: the most creative Parisian pastry and the contemporary interpretation of the French culinary tradition

Location: magical & luxurious at the heart of the urban day-life and where the city lives at night

Artisans & Attentions: arty feeling & private services beyond the usual hospitality rituals

Mesdames: a hotel always in tune with women: sophisticated lighting, Dyson hairdryer, bathrobes sizing and Luxury amenities

The Gourmet Bar: Designed for Fauchon L’Hôtel by Sasha Lakic and customized for each guest according to their taste and desire, this rose faceted piece of furniture is unique to the brand, present in each guest room and the ultimate Room Bar. The Fauchon products it displays are a gift to the guests.

The Gourmet in-room Check-in: thanks to an anticipated on-line check-in, the Gourmet check-in becomes a moment of pure pleasure. Guests are taken to their room directly where they are offered a Fauchon cocktail to enjoy while they discover their room and unpack.

Fauchon L’hôtel brand has been created to expand internationally as seamlessly as possible. Yet, to make sure the experience remains consistent across the world, we help to present the concept, train the teams on the detailed experience and help on the activation for the launch and the on-going marketing actions. We accompanied the opening of the Fauchon L’Hôtel Kyoto during the pandemic and are following the same approach for the two new addresses under development.

Both Fauchon L’Hôtel (Paris and Kyoto) were selected in The Leading Hotels of the World collection before their opening. The opening metrics were right on track and Fauchon L’Hôtel Paris is now rated #1 in Paris on Trip Advisor, only 3 years after its opening.

Quick overview of Fauchon L'Hôtel brand

You want to know more about what a Fauchon hotel looks like? Have a look at this short video!

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