Ennismore adds Our Habitas to its global portfolio of hotels and resorts

Ennismore adds Our Habitas to its global portfolio of hotels and resorts

The brand currently operates 10 resorts, spanning four continents, including Habitas AlUla, Saudi Arabia

Ennismore, one of the world’s fastest-growing lifestyle and leisure hospitality businesses, is adding the Our Habitas hotel chain to its portfolio.

The strategic partnership will see Ennismore take over the management and growth of the sustainable luxury hotel operator.

Founded by Oliver Ripley in 2016, Our Habitas is focused on creating human connections and empowering local communities through unique hospitality experiences across the world. 

The brand currently operates 10 resorts across a range of locations in four continents, including AlUla, Saudi Arabia (pictured); Atacama, Chile; Tulum, Mexico, and the Kalahari Desert in Namibia. 

The tombs of Hegra in AlUla, Saudi Arabia

In addition, it has multiple projects in the pipeline, including a number within Saudi Arabia, with further expansion plans on the horizon for Asia.

Our Habitas will benefit from Ennismore’s extensive experience in hospitality lifestyle and operational expertise, increasing global growth potential.

Through Ennismore, Our Habitas will also have access to Accor’s global platforms, including its guest loyalty programme, ALL (Accor Live Limitless). 

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Chairman and CEO of Accor and Executive Chairman of Ennismore, Sébastien Bazin, praised Our Habitas for its success to date and said: "Its crafted positioning will perfectly fit with our Ennismore collective and effortlessly match our lifestyle and tailor-made approach to hospitality.

“We are also thrilled to join forces alongside seasoned investors who are important and long-standing partners for Accor and Ennismore, and eager to accelerate Our Habitas’ growth in the coming years.”

Ripley, who will remain involved in overseeing the creative vision of the brand while contributing to its growth, added: "We are excited to partner with Ennismore as we enter the next phase of our growth and our mission to continue to disrupt the hospitality industry. 

"Ennismore’s entrepreneurial approach, global footprint, combined with their extensive operational expertise make them the ideal partner for Our Habitas to continue its trajectory as a global leader in experiential hospitality.”

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