As a leading figure and benchmark in the international luxury hospitality industry, Didier Le Calvez has served in the most prestigious luxury hotels and palaces in the world. From the Plaza in New York to the George V in Paris via the Regent in Singapore, the Pierre in New York or the Bristol in Paris, Didier Le Calvez has demonstrated throughout his professional career his skills to elevate each property that he ran to the highest level of excellence.
He orchestrated, more particularly, between 1997 and 1999 the opening of the Four Seasons George V before he took over its general management until 2007. During these years the George V was elected seven times in a row “Best Hotel in the World” by Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report. The opening of the Hotel George V is today the subject of a case study taught at Harvard.
He then worked as CEO on the repositioning of the Bristol in Paris for 6 years before he joined La Reserve in 2016 as Group CEO. Under his leadership, La Réserve was elected “Best Hotel in the World” by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel&Leisure.
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As a graduate of the Jean Drouant Hotel Management School and the Paris Sorbonne and Paris Dauphine Universities, Olivia Le Calvez honed her skills in the world of prestigious hospitality by contributing to the opening of the Four Seasons George V in Paris.
In 2003, she acquired a former shipowner’s mansion dating back to the 17th century in the port of Saint-Martin-en-Ré which she refurbished and transformed into a prestigious hotel together with interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon. The Hôtel de Toiras became the first 5 star hotel of the Poitou-Charentes region and joined the Relais & Châteaux Association in 2006.
In 2009, Olivia Le Calvez teamed up with her husband Didier Le Calvez to take over a 5-hectare vineyard in Puisseguin Saint Emilion, that they renamed Château Clarisse, inspired by the first name of their daughter. Accompanied by the famous oenologist Stéphane Derenoncourt, the estate is currently comprised of 20 hectares, and its wines are served in the most renowned restaurants in 20 countries around the world.
After graduating from Vatel International Business School, Paul-Emile had the opportunity to be part of the opening team of the palace hotel La Réserve Paris.
Throughout the four years spent on this property, he evolved to be Duty Manager and Quality & perfomance manager.
Thanks to his skills and his know-how, Paul-Emile joins the team of Ré Management. Alongside Didier & Olivia Le Calvez, he is in charge of coordinating and supporting the projects for hotel owners.
During his Bachelor studies at the Paul Bocuse Institute, François takes his first steps in the Parisian luxury hospitality at The Peninsula and the Meurice.
He decided to take a new role as Deputy Project Manager alongside the Projects Director, Paul-Emile Guiard.
Following her previous experiences in hotels like Mandarin Oriental, Prince de Galles or the Sinner, Nataliya has decided to take a new step in her career, joining the team of Olivia and Didier Le Calvez as Executive Assistant.
Creator and director of VK-Organisation and the Forum HOTel&SPA, Vladi Kovanic collaborates with the best international specialists in the sector of Wellness, to provide the latest information to those who seek solutions for their SPA. With more than 20 years of experience in the field of health, wellness and water and her international network, Vladi Kovanic focuses her work on three main areas:
Consulting in Spa industry,
Organization of Networking Platforms in Europe,
Organization of luxury Spa Forum in Paris
Patrick Ghielmetti is a multi-cultural, multi-lingual global leader who is hugely passionate about “changing the world – one leader at a time.”
Patrick has experience in 20+ countries as a facilitator of dynamic, transformational, experiential leadership programs and as a behavior-based executive coach.
As a solution-oriented catalyst for change, his focus is on bottom-line results. He’s recognized for the ability to establish rapport and credibility with diverse groups – from line staff to senior management.
Born in Switzerland, Patrick knew – at age seven – that he was meant for a career in hotels. He realized this dream in 30+ years of diverse hotel experience – prior to establishing Ghielmetti & Associates. This included working on four continents, primarily with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. His 25 years in operations culminated in two RVP roles, along with 5 years as VP HR Asia Pacific and Global Leadership Trainer.
More information on : www.ghielmettiandassociates.com
Thomas Chauvin graduated in audit and financial management at the Dijon Business School. He began his career at the Four Seasons George V hotel and then at the Hôtel Le Bristol Paris as cost controller and social management control.
Thomas has a solid experience in the luxury hotel and restaurant industry in finance and Human Resources, and is specialized in the field of time and labour management, payroll control, HR and financial tools.
Today, Thomas Chauvin continues his career at Capgemini as head of remuneration, reporting and HRIS in order to provide his expertise on all aspects of payroll and remuneration policy.