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    Our Story

    A family saga

    Maison Albar is a brand of luxury boutique-hotels with a hundred years of history. In 1923, the Albar family began a veritable epic in the hotel business, building up a whole world and unique know-how over the years. Four generations of entrepreneurs united by the same passion for service and hospitality.
    Jean-Bernard and Céline Falco (nee Albar) took over the family adventure in 2005, creating Paris Inn Group that they have been developing with vision and success for more than 11 years.

    From Parisian to international

    A new adventure, with new challenges: in 2014, Paris Inn joined forces with Plateno Group, leader of the hotel business in China, to create a unique brand and concept of 5 star boutique hotels: Maison Albar. This new international brand includes luxury boutique hotels of up to 100 rooms, with an intimate and personal atmosphere and stylish design, showcasing a combination of French elegance and the cultural imprint of the location, affording each guest a unique experience.
    This new international brand includes luxury boutique hotels of up to 100 rooms, with an intimate and personal atmosphere and stylish design, showcasing a combination of French elegance and the cultural imprint of the location, affording each guest a unique experience.

    1923
    The first hotel

    Céline’s great-parents acquired their first hotel, la Printania, in the 20th district. Then two other hotels in the 18th district.

    1949
    Odette & René Albar

    Odette and René Albar, Céline’s grandparents, start a hotel with 50 rooms together.

    1969
    Daniel Albar

    Odette and René Albar bought the Hotel des Ducs de Bourgogne, and their son Daniel, managed it for 35 years.

    2000
    8 hotels

    Daniel Albar met Jean-Bernard Falco. There followed a period of strong growth with the acquisition of 8 establishments in a few years.

    2001
    Céline Albar

    Céline, Daniel Albar’s daughter, took over the Hotel de Neuville and the Mercedes Hotel, thereby perpetuating the family tradition. She met Jean-Bernard Falco, who would become her husband a few years later.

    2005
    Paris Inn Group

    Céline and Jean-Bernard Falco took over the family adventure, creating Paris Inn Group. Together, they ran 11 Parisian establishments.

    2008
    Transition into the premium segment

    Céline initiated several upscaling operations in collaboration with the best Parisian hotel designers. 4 new establishments were added to the group including the Champs-Elysées Mac Mahon and the Opéra Diamond.

    2014
    Maison Albar Hotel

    Paris Inn joined forces with Plateno Group, leader of the hotel business in China, to create a unique Franco-Chinese brand and concept of 5 star boutique hotels: Maison Albar.

    2016
    Paris Céline

    Located in rue du Pont-Neuf, the Maison Albar Hotel Paris Céline inaugurates the Maison Albar Hotel brand. 2 other establishments followed: the Maison Albar Hotel Paris Champs-Elysées and the Maison Albar Hotel Paris Opéra Diamond.

    2017
    Nîmes Imperator

    Paris Inn Group expands its portfolio of luxurious hotels by acquiring Imperator, a high-end hotel in Nîmes which will join the Maison Albar Hotel in 2019 after an ambitious renovation program.