Posted in News on Monday, September 11, 2017 by The Beachcomber Tours Correspondent
This August 12th, Trou aux Biches Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa hosted an exceptional event. Prestigious guests joined The Beautiful Neighbours, a monthly ritual at the Beachcomber resorts, wherein the the children of the community visit the resort’s Kids Club. A plethora of Hollywood stars – Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Djimon Hounsou and Jason Clark – who were residing at Trou aux Biches Beachcomber for the shooting of their new movie Serenity, participated in the ritual. Both young and old loved it!
“The clients were flabbergasted when the stars showed up at the Kids Club!”, recalls Fatima Chuttoo, Executive Assistant Manager of the resort. Queensly Periatamby, Rooms Division Manager, commented that the actors were extremely pleased with the Art of Beautiful during their stay at Trou aux Biches Beachcomber and that they were particularly impressed with the service of the artisans.
In recognition of the welcome they received, Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Djimon Hounsou, Jason Clarke, the director of the movie Steven Knight and the producer Guy Heeley, kindly accepted an invitation to participate in this ritual with their own children – a ritual whose sole aim is to bring together children of the community and the children of the Kids Club in a spirit of sharing and friendship.
On the morning of August 12th about fifteen children from Cité Mère Teresa had the opportunity to meet and play with the children from the Kids Club as well as childern of the celebrities.
The entertainment crew of Trou aux Biches put together fun activities for them: Face painting, balloon release, babyfoot for the older ones and a show which delighted the young guests. After a delicious lunch, skilfully prepared by the artisans of Trou aux Biches’ kitchens, the children then enjoyed an autograph and selfie spree!
“The actors played the game! They signed the painting booklets. Parents and their children immortalised the moment by posing next to the stars!” said Fatima Chuttoo
Magical! Says Queensly, “The actors were deeply touched by the kindness of Mauritians. They were pleasantly surprised to discover, through this ritual, how the hotel and Beachcomber are committed to the community.”
To top it off, the actors’ children distributed gifts. Children and parents went home starry-eyed !
Part of the shooting of Serenity was also hosted at Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury. The release of this upcoming blockbuster is scheduled for next year.