The Leeu Collection is the manifestation of the vision of founder Analjit Singh (aka BAS) for sophisticated escapes and unique guest experiences. The hospitality portfolio currently comprises one five-star premium and two five-star boutique properties in South Africa’s Winelands: Leeu Estates, a five-star premium 23-room country house and boutique winery in the Franschhoek valley; Leeu House, an exclusive 12-room hotel in the heart of Franschhoek village; and Le Quartier Français, a romantic 32-room hotel including two independent villas, also located in the village. Within the Leeu Collection’s portfolio in Franschhoek is the partnerships with Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines and Everard Read Franschhoek, completing the offering in South Africa. The first acquisition outside of South Africa was Linthwaite House, a 36-room country retreat overlooking Windermere in England’s scenic Lake District, followed by Leeu Villa Querce, a luxury hotel with pristine gardens in Florence, Italy (opening 2022). Both the historic center of Florence and the Lake District are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.