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Company fact sheet


somnOO is a hotel owner and operator that works across France and Germany. It was founded in 2014 by Lars Backhaus and Christian Rousseau, former executive officers at Louvre Hotels Group and Accor respectively.

  • Founding date : 2014
  • Head office : Lausanne
  • Business sector : Operator
  • Market : Midscale segment

Since its beginnings as a start-up, the company has grown rapidly and is now an SMB. As of 2022, somnOO operates 50 hotels in France and Germany, which translates to 3,751 keys in the 2- to 4-star segment. It also has 29 restaurants in its portfolio.

somnOO’s aim is to promote entrepreneurship in a family spirit. It relies upon four pillars to achieve this:

  • Trust
  • Freedom
  • Responsibility
  • Performance

The company’s stated goal is to become a top 5 European hotel owner and operator in the coming years.

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