Coming from the Theatre World, Thierry Teyssier began his inspiring career by creating a theatre company, Then creating Lever de Rideau, which is considered today France’s greatest special events agency, before being today in the head of Maisons des Rêves and the Pâtisserie des Rêves.
To explain his creations, he speaks of tales to be told, of coherency, of a sense of detail.
In 2010 he was awarded the 2010 Talent du Luxe et de la Création for his work.
1/ At this stage of your life, enriched from your various experiences and accomplishments, how would you describe yourself? Who is Thierry Teyssier? And what empowers him?
I am a French entrepreneur driven by proposing to clients a radically new-style of luxury travel. I want to be a pioneer in offering the best unforgettable experiences, mixing unique moments of life, excellence, authenticity and emotions.
My concept started 15 years ago with Dar Ahlam, the first “House of Dreams” nestled in the middle of a palm grove near Ouarzazate in the South of Morocco, recognized as one of the 100 best hotels in the world. Maisons des Rêves also created the first pop-up hotel in Paraty, on the Brazilian coast during 6 months in 2014. And my most recent achievement is the Memory Road, a way of nomadic travel that does not exist anywhere else. Between a modern-day caravan and timeless safari, it is a unique discovery of the South of Morocco with amazing landscapes, exceptional and private accommodations, incredible meal settings and much more…Each time, I really enjoy starting from a white page to create a reality that our clients will live.
As you can understand from all this, I am passionate about travel, decoration, gastronomy, as well as theatre and “mise en scene”.
On a more private point of view, my best achievement is my kids. I share with them extremely precious moments.
2/ Could you share with us the importance of the Dream, that is always present in your projects?
“Dream” is a major component in my projects. It is the “Motto“ for my company “Maisons des Reves” which means “Houses of Dreams”. We add “dream” in every stay and every experience: a private thousand and one night dinner with musicians, an elegant picnic on the beach just for you, or a tea ceremony on a dune at the sunset … We want our clients to forget about constraints in terms of time and logistic.
If you feel like for a siesta after your outdoor lunch in the blooming valley of Roses, no worry, our staff will have the large cushions ready for you. Our purpose is to transport you to another world.
And “Dream” is also completely part of Pâtisserie des Rêves, the exclusive pastry shops that I started to open 7 years ago. There, we transport you back to your childhood. We want to see the eyes of the children (and the grown-ups) brighten when they see the beautiful cakes under their own glass bubble. Step into La Pâtisserie Des Rêves and you step into a magical heaven of delicious pastries.
3/ Travel and experiences are a major component of your life, how could you advise our readers who plan their trips, in order for them to be memorable?
The most important thing is to look for authenticity. For me, it is about living pure moments. I love the sophistication of discovering a 3* Michelin Chef in Sao Paolo, but I also love the simplicity of an aperitif at the sunset alone on the beach with my family in France. Organizing and mixing such special and diverse moments will make your trips full of unforgettable memories.
4/ Based on this Description, how do you relate to the Mayshad Woman philosophy?
“To Be a Mayshad Woman, is a Choice a Woman makes to live a stimulated life with a positive Philosophy based on Gratitude, Acceptance and Accomplishment, in order to Be Who She Wants to Be. She handles different Aspects of her Life with Confidence, and makes sure to always remain Herself, guarding her own values.”
From my point of view, The Mayshad Woman positive philosophy is in making the World better, no matter how. For me, it is by including environmental and social actions in my projects: for instance working with women cooperatives in the South of Morocco. It is also in making our clients extremely happy by realizing their dreams, by proposing them a discovery of other people, other culture, other way of life and by intensifying their curiosity and open-mind.