Posted in News on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 by The Beachcomber Tours Correspondent
Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Isabelle Bouvier as General Manager of Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury. Currently at the helm of the prestigious Hotel Lutetia in Paris, she will succeed Gregory Coquet as from 01 October 2021. Isabelle will be the first woman to take the reins of Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and the flagship of the country’s luxury hotel industry. Her appointment is also a first in this segment in Mauritius.
Isabelle holds an MBA from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce International de Fontainebleau, an international business school in Paris, and a degree in International Business. She has 25 years of experience in the luxury hospitality sector, having started her career at the Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel in 1995 before moving on to some of the most prestigious hotel brands in the French capital, including Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Concorde Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Paris Le Grand and The Peninsula Paris. She has been running Hotel Lutetia since September 2017, with a significant contribution to the property achieving the “Palace” label and the Forbes 5-Star Hotel & Spa Award.
Isabelle will bring the expertise gained throughout her career to drive the development of Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury. “I am very happy to join the dynamic Beachcomber Group and proud to be part of the team at Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury, one of the most iconic hotels in the Indian Ocean, within an island that blends Authenticity, Luxury and Tradition,” says Isabelle.
Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury will be headed by a woman for the first time since its opening in 1985. “We are delighted that Isabelle Bouvier will soon be joining the Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury team. Her broad experience in the luxury hotel industry, extensive network, leadership qualities and team engagement abilities will be key in driving our Group’s flagship resort to new heights. Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels is also extremely proud to welcome a woman who personifies the image of luxury hotels at the helm of this iconic hotel in the Indian Ocean. This is a great first and a major step for luxury hospitality in Mauritius,” says the Beachcomber Group’s CEO, Gilbert Espitalier-Noël.