Who are we?
The Little Guest’s Management Team (from left to right), Denis Thomas, Jerome Stefanski, Didier Laduron… and our mascot Ducky!
“Our mission is to offer parents the most
inspiring selection of kids-friendly hotels,
at the best price”
Extraordinary hotels for extraordinary families
The Little Guest Hotels Collection is a unique collection of luxury hotels designed for demanding families. For the very first time, parents can book with one click the ideal hotel that combines a high-end approach (design, gastronomy, spa, golf, etc.) and a real programme dedicated to children (baby-club, kids- clubs, sports and creative activities, etc.) in one click.
The selected establishments meet very strict reception standards, facilitating the stay of children from 0 to 12 years, but also teenagers. Each hotel is scrupulously visited by our teams around the world, before we give it the Little Guest quality label.
Mission & values
The mission of The Little Guest Hotels Collection is to offer parents the most inspiring selection of kids-friendly hotels, at the best price, bookable in the easiest and most transparent way possible.
Moments shared with the family form memories forever etched in the memory of children and parents. In our hectic lives where time flies at 100 per hour, our dearest wish is to offer families a parenthesis of complicity and relaxation. A precious moment, out of time and the constraints of everyday life.
We attach particular importance to the personal development of children. That’s why most of our hotels offer spa treatments, yoga classes, nature discovery sessions, as well as sports and creative activities dedicated to them.
“We attach particular importance
to the personal development of children”
The bottle effect
The Little Guest Hotels Collection was born under the impetus of Jérôme Stéfanski, Belgian serial entrepreneur, dad of a 3-year-old boy. On a Friday night, while his son Achille was six months old, Jerome took his little family on an improvised city trip. Confident, he announced to his wife: “For once, do not worry about anything, I will prepare the suitcases.”
Arriving at their hotel at 1am, the young baby was hungry: he wants his bottle and starts crying very loudly, at the risk of waking up the occupants of the neighboring rooms. Jerome unwraps his son’s suitcase to prepare the bottle. Panic: he suddenly realizes that he forgot the bottles at home, a 2-hour drive from the hotel! Jerome goes to the front desk to get a bottle – to his surprise, the 5-star hotel does not have a bottle!
A young dad inspired
In the months following this episode, Jerome and his wife struggled to find hotels that met their criteria of young parents, unwilling to make any compromise between the happiness of their child and their own adult pleasure. They lost a lot of time on the internet and in travel agencies and noticed that there was no platform for scrupulously selected institutions that combined both a real children’s policy and quality services for parents.
Jerome decided to go looking for these hotels and bring them together under a quality label.
The Little Guest Hotels Collection was born.
An international presence
The Little Guest Hotels Collection is home to around 130 leading hotels, located primarily in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Paradise Islands and the Maghreb. Our next territories will be North America, Oceania and South America.
Little Guest’s headquarters are located in the heart of Brussels, the capital of Europe. Reflecting its international focus, the company also has branches in Dubai, Quebec City, Kampala and Monaco.
“The Little Guest quality label
has been awarded to more than a hundred hotels”
The Little Guest team is divided into 2 main departments. On one side, the reservation department made up of 10 people and on the other side, the marketing department composed of 9 people.
Jerome Stefanski | Founder & Managing Director
Married, before becoming a dad, Jerome founded and sold several successful companies in the world of magazine publishing, art and luxury confectionery. He also held the position of international marketing manager at a famous men’s fashion house. As a student, Jerome was a children’s facilitator at upscale holiday clubs. He makes his own luck…
Meet Jerome on LinkedIn
Didier Laduron | Chief Financial Officer & Partner
Married and the father of a young baby, Didier has a rich experience of the world of finance and management of companies, which he acquired by holding positions of high responsibility within prestigious consulting firms in Benelux, in Cyprus and Dubai. During his studies, Didier was, like Jerome, a children’s entertainer in holiday clubs.
Meet Didier on LinkedIn
Denis Thomas | International Sales Manager & Partner
Married and father of two beautiful girls of 8 and 10, Denis has more than 20 years’ experience in the luxury hotel industry. He has held the position of Commercial Director of the prestigious Métropole hotel in Monte Carlo for 7 years and had the chance to work with Chef Bernard Loiseau.
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Aude Pommier | Reservation Department Manager
Graduated in Hotel Management, Aude began her career in luxury hotels in prestigious Parisian establishments. Passionate and dynamic, Aude gives all her energy to organize the most beautiful of your family trips and meet the requests of our partner hotels. Aude is managing the reservation team which is composed of approximately 10 people.
Meet Aude on Linkedin
Louis Tychon | Digital Marketing Manager
Master of table tennis and lasagna-lover, Louis is our Digital expert. His analytical spirit and his determination organise and set up our digital marketing campaigns.
Meet Louis on Linkedin
Romaric Vanderperren | Content Manager
Photography addict and fashion victim, Romaric is our Miranda Priestly of travel. Creative and spontaneous, Romaric writes and coordinates the content of our website and, more particularly, our inspiration blog.
Meet Romaric on Linkedin
Our ‘Four-Kids Investor’ & Partner
Our ‘four-kids investor’, a real entrepreneur at heart, has a rich experience in managing multinational companies in Europe and the United States. Passionate about family and travel, he is more than a simple financial support. Indeed, our “four-kids investor” brings us his expertise, his network and his professional experience.