Thierry Teyssier wears a lot of hats. Not only is he the co-founder of one of the finest pastry shops in Paris, the Pâtisserie des Rêves, but he is also a seasoned hotelier with luxury properties in Morocco, and formerly Portugal. Under the “Maison des Rêves” umbrella, the Dar Ahlam hotel is a member of Relais & Chateaux, housed in a traditional Kasbah in a palm grove at the edge of the South Moroccan desert. Dar Ahlam also organizes luxury camping experiences in the desert.
In exciting news for 2014, Teyssier is bringing his distinctive style of luxury to the beautiful colonial city of Paraty, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southern Brazil. For the months of April, May and June, the Maisons des Rêves will operate an exclusive pop-up hotel in a historic building with a patio and a secret garden. (Eventually the hotel will become a permanent Paraty addition in 2015, but the official debut has been delayed by archaeological excavations.) This “dream house” comes with a chef who can prepare lavish picnics for excursions to waterfalls in the nearby forest; or to a secluded beach on one of the 60 pristine islands just offshore.