[From left to right] Gerard Schouten, Jean-Paul Godfroy and Saskia Kellens

HUSWELL acquires Grandes Villas de France

Belgium / France: Belgian proptech management company HUSWELL has announced the acquisition of luxury villa booking platform Grandes Villas de France.

The transaction officially closed in 2023 but has only just been made public.

In a statement posted on LinkedIn, HUSWELL founder and CEO, Jean-Paul Godfroy, said that the acquisition would enable the company to “accelerate the development of our booking platform and offerings abroad faster and better”.

Godfroy added: “A huge thank you to Saskia [Kellens] and Gerard [Schouten] for their hard work and dedication. They’ve built an incredible company, and we’re honoured to have them in the HUSWELL family.”

Founded in 2019, HUSWELL supports vacation rental, second home and hotel owners with the daily management and optimisation of their property/ies. The company employs a data-driven approach to aid decisions and address the challenges posed during the Covid-19 pandemic, giving travellers a different way of travelling.

The company also takes care of the end-to-end property management process, from the check-in to checking out of guests to 24/7 communication, cleaning after departure, property maintenance and repairs, as well as developing a guest portal to provide all the information about the reservation and property.

Meanwhile, Grandes Villas de France offers a unique selection of more than 200 hand-picked villas in in-demand locations across France, ranging from villas in Provence and on the Côte d’Azur, to chalets in the French Alps.

Claiming to act as the link between discerning customers searching for their perfect holiday villa and owners seeking reliable tenants, Grandes Villas de France uses a “meticulous” selection process to handpick villas according to their “captivating architecture, charm and superior quality”. The platform sets out to provide a personalised and tailored experience to guests, catering to families, groups and couples alike.

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