Le Collectionist investment from Highland Europe, Pictet, Lombard Odier & Famille C

The highest-rated luxury holiday brand in the world raises €60m to consolidate its global leadership position in the luxury holiday industry

Le Collectionist – the highest-rated luxury holiday brand in the world enabling discerning travellers to share the joy of exceptional, tailor-made rental properties, services and experiences – raises €60m of growth funding from investors led by Highland Europe.

Founded in 2014, Le Collectionist was born to meet the growing demand for highly personalised, exclusive and incomparable holiday experiences. Le Collectionist creates extraordinary holidays for its discerning travellers to share with their loved ones, by curating and opening the doors of the most exceptional homes to rent in the world and personalizing them with the best services and experiences in each of their destinations. Le Collectionist creates a community of homeowners, experience providers and travellers who share the same love for beautiful moments, extraordinary places and exceptional know-hows.

Le Collectionist, through its trusted partnerships with homeowners, offers its clients access to an exclusive and curated list of only the most exceptional homes, situated across the most sought-after summer and winter destinations worldwide. Of the homeowners that apply to Le Collectionist each year, only 3% make this exclusive list. Le Collectionist currently partners with owners of 1,800 properties across 30 destinations including the French Riviera, the South-West of France, the Balearic Islands, several destinations in Portugal including Comporta and Algarve, a large array of the most beautiful Italian regions such as Puglia and Tuscany, the French, Swiss and Austrian Alps, and also the Caribbean, Morocco, South Africa and Costa Rica and more.

The funding round was led by Highland Europe and will be used to accelerate the expansion of the business through selective acquisitions in areas where demand for Le Collectionist’s curation and quality is high.

Le Collectionist has been named one of the best holiday companies in the world by Condé Nast Traveler for the past three consecutive years and since 2020, demand for its properties has risen four-fold. It has tripled the number of new destinations in that time, grown the number of active properties by 3.5x, and this growth has generated a 5.5x increase in revenue.

Following this funding round, Le Collectionist is opening more than 120 positions in 2023 to develop both its central office in Paris and existing local offices in the South-East and South-West of France, Barcelona, Ibiza and Switzerland, as well as to open new local offices in London and NYC.