With an investment of $600 thousand (€500 thousand) by 568 investors, a young couple will start their own Hotel Torenzicht in Kaatsheuvel. From March guests will stay in the old building of De Lakei again. Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Netherlands. With a population of over 16,000 Kaatsheuvel is a municipality capital and has an iconic town hall located in the center.
Discover the world’s most interesting business news with the Born2Invest mobile app. The app provides its readers with access to the latest news in the stock market, finance, global business, and trending topics like bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and crowdfunding.
A wildly successful crowdfunding campaign
Junior Eloise and Pearl Maasland are the new owners of De Lakei in Kaatsheuvel. Next month the young couple will open their Hotel Torenzicht there. Thanks to successful crowdfunding of over $550 million (€500 million), the couple was able to buy the well-known catering business in the center of the village.
The couple are happy that they were able to put the purchase together this way. “We want to open in March,” said Eloise. We can do that so soon because they don’t have any major renovation plans. After all, the existing building on the corner of Van Heeswijkstraat and Gasthuisstraat retains the same function.”
Matches on the big screen in sports lounge
The Family Hotel Torenzicht will have eight rooms soon, a pancake restaurant, play facilities for children and an outdoor terrace. “We do plan to make a sports lounge with a bar in the back. Not only for our own hotel guests but also for local residents who want to watch sports matches on a big screen.”
Experience in the hospitality industry
The couple has two young children and the family is going to live upstairs in the same building. Both are well known in Kaatsheuvel and come from the hospitality industry. He has experience in the hotel business, she used to work in catering at the Efteling. “Within walking distance of the park, our hotel is ideally located for families with children to spend the night. When I heard last year that the property was for sale, I immediately went to inform my wife. After another interested party had dropped out, I took it seriously. I wrote a business plan and went to the bank for financing,” said Pearl Maasland.
Collin Crowdfund and Stack Financing of Jan Meurs
Eloise and Maasland, both 30 years old, were able to collect the necessary amount through the mediation of Collin Crowdfund. For the loan of $600,000 (€550,000), 568 people invested. “We have been excellently supervised throughout the process by Stapelfinancieringen from Tilburg, the company of Lizet van Breugel and Jan Meurs of (the burnt down, ed.) restaurant Etenstijd. They have helped us well,” said the couple.
Apprenticeships and reintegration
Corporate social responsibility will also become part of future business operations. Thought will be given to apprenticeships for students (BBL and BOL courses) and reintegration for people who have dropped out of the labor process.
These kinds of projects also have the potential to provide a significant boost to rural economies. An injection of new capital can have an outsized impact on smaller economies and breath new life into an area. This project in particular could also provide a new area for locals to gather and help bring the community closer together.
DISCLAIMER: This article was written by a third party contributor and does not reflect the opinion of Born2Invest, its management, staff or its associates. Please review our disclaimer for more information.
This article may include forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “estimate,” “become,” “plan,” “will,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks as well as uncertainties, including those discussed in the following cautionary statements and elsewhere in this article and on this site. Although the Company may believe that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, the actual results that the Company may achieve may differ materially from any forward-looking statements, which reflect the opinions of the management of the Company only as of the date hereof. Additionally, please make sure to read these important disclosures.
First published in BD, a third-party contributor translated and adapted the article from the original. In case of discrepancy, the original will prevail.
Although we made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translations, some parts may be incorrect. Born2Invest assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions or ambiguities in the translations provided on this website. Any person or entity relying on translated content does so at their own risk. Born2Invest is not responsible for losses caused by such reliance on the accuracy or reliability of translated information. If you wish to report an error or inaccuracy in the translation, we encourage you to contact us.
Top 10 Forex Risks To Consider Before Starting Currency Trade
This article shows you the fx risk to expect while performing forex trade and how to mitigate them and ensure...
Why are investments in the fintech sector set to break records this year
The fintech sector has had a great year so far, according to investor Humberto Herrera Rincón Gallardo, who thinks that...
Biotech companies are getting closer to find the eagerly awaited COVID-19 vaccine
Moderna agreed to sell its coronavirus drug at a "pandemic price" of $32-37 per dose.The biotech company registered losses of...
Switzerland returns $35.6 million to cannabis light producers
Swiss companies producing light cannabis products have received $35.6 million (€30 million) from the customs authorities for illegal taxes previously...
The iCashly finance management app campaign overfunds within an hour of launch
iCashly is a new finance management app that is about to be launched, after succeeding to overfund the crowdfunding campaign...
Business7 days ago
How to keep people on your website longer
Biotech6 days ago
The Spanish pharma sector increased its profit by 18.4% in the first semester of the year
Business6 days ago
The financial guide for newlywed millennials
Featured5 days ago
The Italian fintech company Fido closes a €1.1 million financing round