Le Collectionist – the story so far

Le Collectionist is a luxury travel brand offering a selection of holiday rentals around the world. SME caught up with Eliott Cohen-Skalli, co-founder and chief marketing officer to find out more…

Tell me about your company – where did the idea come from?

Le Collectionist was developed following a disappointing travel experience my business partner Olivier had when he rented an apartment in Barcelona. What appeared to be a luxury property was in actual fact a shockingly dirty apartment, failing to provide the normal working amenities you would expect from a high-end home rental company. With this, the thought came to produce an international brand that ensured all properties under this brand name, Le Collectionist, met the luxury standards desired by a distinct segment of clients and offered the bespoke tailor made experiences guests could only dream of.

How would you describe your business’ ideology?

Le Collectionist is a luxury travel brand offering the discerning traveller a selection of exquisite holiday rentals around the world with hotel-like services. We meet our clients needs and desires by finding them the perfect property and enhance their stay through bespoke experiences. Like our properties, all our clients are unique. We offer our clients a personal approach to their getaways by bridging the gap between luxury property rentals and customised experiences that create memorable moments.

Could you tell me a bit about your product/services range?

Our typical clients come to us searching for support as they search for their ideal vacation. Sometimes they have a destination in mind, often they draw on our collective knowledge to customise a holiday that suits their specific wants and interests. For instance, they want to invest some time by the beach with their family members, so we suggest a selection of villas off the coast of France, Greece or Spain. At Le Collectionist, listening and understanding is the very first rule for our service team: they help our clientele in the definition of their vacation. As soon as they have found the excellent match in terms of location and property, our concierge service contacts them to set up a tailor made experience.