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Franchise watch: Ariodante creates timeless moments for the elite

Franchise watch: Ariodante creates timeless moments for the elite

Join a luxury concierge service, creating bespoke travel experiences for high-net-worth explorers

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In a dynamic world where speed and efficiency are key, Ariodante gives clients the time to share quality human moments with their loved ones while traveling the world.

With exclusive insight, experience, and networking, we craft unique travel experiences encapsulating local arts and culture, and take care of every tiny detail to give our clients the most outstanding service available.

Highly valuable, highly exclusive
Ariodante operates in a rapidly expanding market valued at $198bn (by 2020), with 66 percent of that total represented by Europe and the U.S. On top of that, 65 percent of luxury travelers are seeking unique experiences, which is exactly what we provide; Ariodante has no direct competitor in the profitable, niche market of executive art and culture experiences.

Even though luxury travel services are a competitive market, traditional businesses have not evolved to meet the needs of modern high-net-worth (HNW) travelers. Agencies focus on traditional packages, leaving clients to rely on multiple avenues to get what they want, and the feeling of exclusivity is proving to be elusive. On the other hand, luxury concierge services don’t specialize in travel experiences and therefore have a lack of expertise to provide that “something more” HNW travelers are looking for.

Ariodante appeals to HNW individuals and families in the top five percent of households and above, who have a real interest in the arts, culture, and philanthropy. We reserve our membership and VIP service to UHNW individuals and provide them with even more exclusive services and uniquely crafted experiences.

Exciting expansion
In order to satisfy a highly demanding clientele, Ariodante is now rapidly expanding to be able to have dedicated agents across all of Europe and beyond. We have moved from a traditional business model with a small structure, to a regional franchise model, and we have the ambition to go rapidly global in order to establish Ariodante as the leading creator of luxury travel experiences.

We are now starting our franchise expansion and since June 2019, we have opened our first local branch and are currently opening two more branches, with ongoing negotiations for three more across three countries. Because of this rapid success, we have created 11 master franchise opportunities for talented entrepreneurs with a proven track record as managers and team leaders, to cover all of Europe, the Near East, and the Mediterranean region – with eventual expansion into Asia, America, and Africa.

High ROI
As a master franchisee, you will be in charge of a large and profitable region covering, in some cases, several countries with cultural and historical links. Your role will be to lead the expansion within your region, sell and open local branches according to our guidelines, oversee your region’s strategy and growth, negotiate partnerships, and support your franchisees’ operations.

On our side, we will take care of all advertising, marketing, PR campaigns and websites, developing and maintaining of all IT solutions, handling of your franchisees’ initial training and setting up, handling of all your franchisees’ invoices and payment to their providers, and also allocating a franchise manager to handle their day-to-day operations. In this way, you can concentrate on what really matters: the regional strategy and clients.

The initial investments as a master franchise range between $190,000 and $380,000 USD (depending on the region). You can easily double your ROI by selling smaller franchises and generate a monthly income by receiving a share of your franchisees’ monthly fee and small royalties on their sales.

However, if what you are looking for is simply an investment opportunity, we would be delighted to have a discussion, to find a way for you to be part of our expansion with a mutually beneficial approach.

Ariodante represents a rare opportunity in the luxury industry and most of all, a unique opportunity for our franchisees and master franchisees to be part of a world of luxury while helping to fund cultural institutions.

“I founded Ariodante out of a passion for arts and culture, and ever since I created my first experience for peers and their friends, that passion has never stopped growing,” says Ricardo Araujo, Ariodante’s founder and CEO. “It is a great privilege to meet all of the people in charge of leading cultural institutions and to be able to actively support their projects with considerable funding. Contrary to so many luxury companies, I always wanted to have a real social impact with Ariodante”.

“We have offered some amazing experiences, like recreating an 18th-century party in a castle for a birthday, sleeping in the bed of a famous king, arranging for private opera rehearsals in leading opera houses, opening the doors of incredible restorations, and granting access to unimaginable, secret historical places. Each time, we have brought exceptional artists, experts and individuals to our clients.”

Ariodante is a different kind of franchise, not only because of the sector (high luxury brand) but also because of what we offer. As we create exceptional products for our elite clients, we want to welcome exceptional entrepreneurs to join our fast-growing network.


Name of franchise: Ariodante
Established: 2018
Number of franchised outlets: 3 (with 3 under negotiation)
Investment range: $190,000 - $380,000
Minimum required capital: $200,000

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