For most of the travellers planning a trip to France, the entrance gate is through Paris. With the largest cultural and gastronomic offer in Europe, Paris is a difficult city to navigate, especially with very little time to spend in the city and the language barrier.
Online PR News – 29-September-2011 – – In April 2010, the luxury concierge service was the first concierge service in France to launch a dedicated travel concierge service called MyGuideInParis for foreign travellers staying in Paris for a few days or weeks. MyGuideInParis provides a first class travel planning service in Paris: bookings in best restaurants/bars/clubs, unique experiences and activities, tailormade advices and suggestions, creation of personalized itineraries and agendas, special parties planning, luxury accommodation etc. The service is operating 24/7 with a team of 5 concierges (mostly former
hotel concierges and travel specialists). After 18 months, the service was used successfully by more than 500 clients (mostly American, British, Middle East and Asia).
In July 2011, the company launched a luxury blog to share the expertise of the concierge team on the internet, for free. In September 2011, the blog contains already hundreds of palace hotels/spas/restaurants/bars/tours/shops reviews written by the skillful local concierges, with a lot of useful tips and insider places suggestions. "After the huge success of our new travel service MyGuideInParis, we felt it was important to contribute to the internet content by providing the views and opinions of our excellent concierges. On a company level, we plan to expand our operations to other major European Cities such as London, Rome and Barcelona" explains Alexandre BESOMBES, CEO and co-founder of the company.
Unique Paris was founded in January 2010 by two former EDHEC graduates, Carine Beauvisage and Alexandre Besombes. Carine Beauvisage has a 8-year+ experience in purchasing and selling in France and Germany, in the demanding automobile industry. Alexandre's profile is complementary, with 6 years' experience in investment banking, in London and Paris, and already a strong serial entrepreneur's profile (5 companies).
Unique Paris differs from its competitors by offering a proximity concierge service, where the concierges go to see their clients at home or at the office. The service is available 24/7. The company offices are located in the 8th district, close to the Opera, rue de la Bienfaisance. It employs 5 people and plans to hire new experienced concierges by the end of this year.
Aiming at individuals and corporates, Unique Paris offer personal assistant services to more than 120 parisian HNWI and 500 high-end foreign travellers in Paris in September 2011 as well as a dozen small and large businesses.