The former Guides Michelin managing director, an international expert on hotels and fine dining, has made a spectacular return to Mauritius, where Veranda Leisure & Hospitality has assigned him the task of raising Heritage brand services to new heights.
A star again shines over Mauritian luxury hotels. It’s a small world, with an international reputation for quality service, and now one of its past masters, Jean-Luc Naret, has returned to join Veranda Leisure & Hospitality (VLH), owner of the Heritage Resorts and Veranda Resorts brands, after six years at the head of the Guide Michelin publishing company. His mission is to co-ordinate and manage the Rogers Group’s Heritage brand at Domaine de Bel Ombre in the South of the island.
With thirty years international experience in the hotel industry, the Frenchman has established a strong reputation for his expertise in the luxury hotel and restaurant sector. He is also well-known in Mauritius, where he proved his worth running two prestigious hotels, the Saint Géran and The Residence Mauritius. This time his objective is to develop the synergies between the various Heritage Resorts’ activities on the 620-acre site which houses two five-star hotels Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort and Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort, Heritage The Villas and Heritage Golf Club, the C Beach Club, the Chateau of Bel Ombre, the Frederica Nature Reserve, two spas and eleven restaurants.
Reporting to VLH’s François Eynaud, Jean-Luc Naret aims “to position the Domaine de Bel Ombre on the world tourism map”. A few weeks before taking up his post, he talked to us about what motivates him and revealed the abundant enthusiasm which has driven him throughout his outstanding career working for prestigious organisations.