US merchant bank BDT & MSD Partners has agreed to invest in The Friedkin Group’s Auberge Resorts Collection, a manager of luxury hotels, resorts, residences, and private clubs.  

This investment will be channelled through BDT & MSD’s affiliated hospitality investment vehicle.  

It also plans to inject significant capital into acquiring and developing luxury hotel and residential assets. These assets will be branded and managed by Auberge Resorts Collection. 

The investment aims to bolster Auberge’s growth across the Americas and Europe, targeting gateway urban markets and prominent experiential destinations. 

BDT & MSD real estate head and partner Coburn Packard said: “Auberge is a world-class manager of distinctive luxury hotel properties, with an exceptional track record of delivering curated guest experiences in the world’s leading hospitality markets.  

“We are excited to be a part of its future and look forward to partnering with Auberge’s talented team to build on its differentiated strengths and accelerate further growth.” 

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Auberge Resorts Collection chairman and The Friedkin Group chairman and CEO Dan Friedkin said: “This partnership further solidifies Auberge Resorts Collection’s position as the leading name in boutique luxury hospitality and marks a new and exciting era for our world-class portfolio.  

“BDT & MSD’s differentiated, long-term capital and expertise in luxury hospitality investments makes them a perfect strategic partner and will allow us to further grow the strength of the Auberge brand.” 

Since joining The Friedkin Group in 2013, Auberge Resorts Collection has established itself as a premier name in boutique luxury hospitality.  

The collection now includes 27 properties in the US, Latin America, and Europe, with over a dozen hotels in the development pipeline.  

Last month marked the opening of Auberge Resorts Collection’s Bowie House Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Situated on Camp Bowie Boulevard, the hotel features 88 studios, 12 lofts, and six suites.