Auberge Resorts Collection—a hospitality group that’s part of the Friedkin Group—has entered into a strategic partnership with BDT & MSD Partners, a merchant bank with an advisory and investment platform.
BDT & MSD, through its affiliated hospitality investment vehicle, will make a minority investment in Auberge, as well as invest capital in developing luxury hotel and residential properties branded and managed by Auberge.
This investment supports Auberge’s continued strategic growth in the Americas, Europe, and beyond, with a focus on gateway urban markets and high-profile experiential destinations.
“BDT & MSD’s differentiated, long-term capital and expertise in luxury hospitality investments makes them a perfect strategic partner and will allow us to further grow the strength of the Auberge brand,” says Dan Friedkin, Auberge Resorts Collection chairman and the Friedkin Group CEO and chairman, in a press release.
Since becoming part of the Friedkin Group in 2013, Auberge Resorts Collection has grown to 27 properties across the U.S., Latin America, and Europe, with a development pipeline of more than a dozen hotels.