About Brillembourg Group

Brillembourg Group taps into three tectonic shifts taking place and accelerating over the next decade: the behavioral change of digital natives; the blockchain disrupting networks via crypto economics; and the onset of experiential travel and digital entertainment. The world of travel is changing and Brillembourg Group is behind it. 2 billion millennials will make this change “real” — by affecting travel across the board.

CEO & Founder David Brillembourg is a seasoned entrepreneur and VC with over 20 years experience in hospitality and tech startups. LoopLand and STEP (Simple Travel Ecosystem Protocol), the firm’s most recent ventures, where born as direct result of Brillembourg observing the consumption patterns, behaviors and preferences of his four digital native children.

Not only will STEP launch globally in 2018, BG’s second major initiative for this calendar year will be LoopLand—a new hotel brand that focuses on the millennial need for an experimental travel and integrated technology experience. This new hospitality category will combine some of today’s most thrilling verticals, such as eSports, action sports, video-gaming, immersive travel and live entertainment.

David Brillembourg

David Brillembourg is a seasoned entrepreneur with more than 20 years experience specializing in developing companies that take advantage of market opportunities in emerging technology, demographic and economic macro trends. Since 1999 he has been Founder, Chairman and CEO of Brillembourg Holdings. After spending a decade in tech startups and another decade with various hotel investments, he saw that with his four children becoming full fledge millennials, consumption patterns of the millennial generation were going to fundamentally change the hospitality and technology industry.

Brillembourg, a holding company focused on the hospitality and technology fields, operates three divisions:


a private equity investor in digital native and millennial hospitality concepts


a venture capital investor in hospitality tech and fintech/ Blockchain


an advisory group focused in the convergence of hospitality and technology.

From 2006 to 2016, BRILLEMBOURG HOSPITALITY (Bricapital) has acquired, invested and exited hotel properties across six nations, including The Raleigh Hotel in South Beach, sold to SBE; the Isle de France Hotel in Saint Barths, sold to LVMH; Cap Juluca Hotel in Anguilla sold to Belmond Hotels, and One Bal Harbour Hotel, which was sold to individual investors. The existing hotel portfolio includes the Viceroy Hotel Zihuatanejo, Mexico.

Currently, David Brillembourg is launching LoopLand, a new ventured-backed hospitality concept focusing on the needs of millennials for fully experiential travel and an integrated tech experience, that includes actions sports, e-sports and immersive experiences.

From 2001 to 2005, BRILLEMBOURG VENTURES was a top investor in Emida Technologies, where David Brillembourg was founder and CEO. Emida is a Fintech processor of electronic mobile prepaid topup in Latin America and the Caribbean with operations in 30 countries. In 2007, Emida merged with Debisys to form one of the largest country-footprint prepaid network in the Americas. He has been a member of the Board and shareholder of Emida from 2005 to the present. Currently, taking full advantage of his tech startup background, knowledge of the crypto community, and hotel investing experience, he spent the past few years researching the creation of an upcoming holistic protocol system to assist hotel owners with growth through crypto economic and blockchain models.

In 1995 to 2001, BRILLEMBOURG CAPITAL, financed David Brillembourg’s first company, CycleLogic, Inc., where he was founder and CEO. CycleLogic was the largest provider of mobile Internet outsourcing services for operators throughout Latin America. CycleLogic was acquired in September ‘99 by StarMedia Networks (a NYSE company), the largest Internet media company in the Latin market at the time. He co-managed Starmedia Mobile until it was sold to Bellsouth in 2001. BRILLEMBOURG CAPITAL now advises multiple hospitality and tech oriented companies in the Blockchain space.

David Brillembourg is a member of the Babson College Advisory Board, Wellesley, MA, where he is a Director of the SaludArte Foundation. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Babson.

David Brillembourg | Brillembourg reimagines hospitality for Digital Natives with STEP technology and The Loop Hotels
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Brillembourg Holdings