PARIS – Global law firm Reed Smith has advised the family office, PFH, on the formation of a strategic partnership with Groupe BMF to acquire and operate the five star Mont Royal Hotel in Chantilly, France.

The Château Hôtel Mont Royal was built at the beginning of the last century by Fernand Halphen, originally designed as a hunting lodge for his wife.

Transformed into a hotel in the 1990s, the Château Hôtel Mont Royal is ideally located a few kilometres from Chantilly and less than 20 minutes from Charles de Gaulle airport. Set in five hectares of forest, the hotel, which has over 100 rooms, numerous meeting rooms, several restaurants and a spa with an indoor swimming pool, attracts both business and leisure guests.

Following this acquisition, PFH and Groupe BMF are planning to carry out a major renovation of the hotel.

The Reed Smith team advising PFH on the deal included partner Guilain Hippolyte and associate Marco Hazan on the corporate aspects, partner Baptiste Gelpi on the financing aspects and partner Stéphane Illouz and associate Jordan Tobaly on the real estate aspects.