How many employees do you have?
There are currently 20 of us.
What do you look for when you are recruiting?
We look for confident and driven individuals who not only share a passion for the luxury travel and property sectors, but also a passion for the Le Collectionist thinking. We want them to be as excited about Le Collectionist, as we are!
What attributes are necessary in your business?
Determined, ambitious, driven and passionate.
What makes you a good employer to work for?
We want our employees to grow with us. We are a young fresh start-up and we want our team to be part of the successful development of Le Collectionist. We encourage entrepreneurial qualities in our employees and want them to feel like they will be part of the creation of the global Le Collectionist brand.
Tell me about your clients – who purchases your products?
Le Collectionist has two types of clients. We reach out to a unique clientele interested in renting high-end properties for their vacation, and we also connect with those high net worth individuals who want to let their properties during certain seasons – without them, Le Collectionist would not exist!
Our clients are mostly families, large group of friends or both. They come from everywhere in the world but mostly London, Geneva and Brussels. Most of our clients choose us over the hotel for more freedom and intimacy.
Luxury travellers do not want a 10sqm room, 100 people at breakfast seating next to them, children splashing in the pool, the pool closing at 7pm, an overbooked spa or an endless hotel corridor blocking out all natural light.
We believe that when you can have all the advantages of a hotel (services etc) in a private property, it is much more convenient.
Regarding the experience, many hotels try to sell their pre-packaged, ready-made excursions to their clients, whereas we offer a wide range of services with the best partners and we completely adapt ourselves to our clients needs, resulting in a truly bespoke experience.
Who are your biggest competitors? What makes your company special compared to its competitors?
We would consider Le Collectionist to be unique in its offering, with amazing properties and educated concierges on hand ready to create whatever experience the guest may want. We use our experience and our partners to really offer a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience. Our main competitors are local agencies in our destinations, even though they do not offer the same service or the same guarantees that we do.