Barney Vaughan, the Nicaraguan entrepreneur who along with his charismatic wife, Ligia Mendieta, owns La Gran Francia, fell in love with the corner building (which now houses the hotel's restaurants and bars) as a child during his visits to Granada with the Boys Scouts. Since then it was his ambition one day to own this great house and do something substantial with it. After being rescued, after more than 10 years of neglect and abandonment in the late 80's, and a close touch with becoming a common parking lot, Mr. Vaughan embarked on the ambitious challenge of restoring the house to its former glory And provide the public with a quality hotel, where they could always get the best of Nicaraguan hospitality.
Como dueño de este especial hotel, el señor Vaughan quiere asegurarse que su administración incorpore responsabilidad social empresarial. Esta es la razón por la cual La Gran Francia apoya a la ANF (American Nicaraguan Foundation.) La ANF es una organización benéfica que ayuda a miles de nicaragüenses y de la cual el señor Vaughan es miembro-fundador de su junta directiva.
Mr. Vaughan comments that his motivation to support the foundation is that, "ANF is a project completely aimed at Nicaragua, which aims to help people who are economically unprotected. "If you would like to know more about the ANF and everything it does for the people, it is important to keep the Needy of Nicaragua, visit If you wish, in this site you will also be able to financially support such an important organization to carry out their aid projects in the country.