Founded in 1912 by François Andre, Barriere has grown over the years under the successive stewardships of Lucien Barriere, Diane Barriere-Desseigne and Dominique Desseigne to become France’s leading casino operator and a standard-setter in the luxury hotel sector. Barriere has designed offers that are unrivalled in the field of leisure and entertainment, founded on a commitment to operational excellence, service quality and French art de vivre.
The Group today operates 33 prestigious Barriere Casinos and 18 luxury Barriere Hotels and more than 120 restaurants and bars, including the famous Fouquet’s in Paris.
It also stages more than 3 000 shows and events every year. With nearly 7000 employees, the Group posted earnings of €1.2 bn for the financial year to 31st October 2015. Barriere has an excellent reputation in the catering industry and serves more than 2 million meals each year in the leisure sector.
With 13 spas, one thalassotherapy centre, one balneotherapy centre, three golf and two tennis clubs, Barriere is also an established name in the well-being and sport sector.
The Group is well known for its chain of resorts in internationally-renowned tourist destinations.