KSL Capital Partners acquires majority stake in Sereno Hotels

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KSL Capital Partners, an American private equity company, has just acquired a majority stake in the Sereno Hotels hotel group.


The Sereno Hotels family group has just unveiled this financial partnership.


Founded more than 20 years ago by the Contreras family, Sereno Hotels has two luxury hotels (5 stars each): Il Sereno, located on the shores of Lake Como and Le Sereno on the beach of Grand Cul de Sac, on the coveted island of Saint Barthélemy.





Opened in 2016, Il Sereno Lago Di Como is an intimate 40-suite hotel located on the south-eastern shore of Lake Como, in the municipality of Torno. The establishment was designed by the famous Spanish architect Patricia Urquiola.


The Sereno on the beach of Grand Cul-de-sac is more recent. Inaugurated in 2021, it is a beach hotel located on the shores of the only lagoon in Saint-Barthelemy. Of equivalent size (39 suites), it also has 3 spacious villas each with 4 bedrooms.


The Contreras family will retain a significant interest, remaining important investors. The team will also be retained and Luis Contreras, current Managing Director, will keep his place within the company.


The objective of this rapprochement? To enable the Sereno Group to develop its portfolio of establishments with small hotels, just as exclusive as the two establishments in its possession.


Sereno Hotels is above all a family business. Working with KSL allows us to accelerate our growth, while respecting the ideals and standards that have contributed to our success. Our shared vision is to create some new small, extremely luxurious hotels in unique locations, with outstanding design, meticulous details and tailor-made services. With KSL’s strategic advice and financial support, we aim to provide our clients and our team with exciting new experiences and perspectives,” said Mr Contreras.


For his part, the director of KSL Capital Partners added: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with Luis and the Contreras family for the next step in the growth of this remarkable company. At KSL, we seek to invest in the unforgettable to create sustainable, which is at the heart of Sereno’s mission. What Luis and his family have created is unprecedented, and we couldn’t be more excited about what the future will bring to Sereno and working with a partner who shares our vision and values“.


For the time being, the terms of the transaction have not yet been revealed.


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