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.
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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.
After graduating from the International Vatel Business School, Paul-Emile has the opportunity to be part of the opening team of La Réserve Paris, palace hotel.
Throughout those four years in this amazing property, he was first Duty manager then Quality & perfomance manager.
Thanks to his skills and competencies, Paul-Emile joins the team of Ré Management. Alongside Didier & Olivia Le Calvez, he is in charge to coordinate and support the projects for hotel owners.
After a graduation in MBA Hospitality Management at l’Ecole de Savignac, Nicolas delved into the universe of Hotel industry at the Mayfair hotel in London.
He has the opportunity to join the Palace Hotel La Reserve in Paris for its opening.
For the last five years among the team of this amazing property, he was sales manager, Senior Sales Manager then Business Development & Sales Director.
Today, Nicolas wishes, alongside Didier and Olivia Le Calvez, being the Ambassador for the current luxurious properties and the future ones and offer an increased awareness among a worldwide network of travel advisors, private concierge companies, family offices and global luxury travel agencies network.
After a graduation in MBA in Management at the Sophia Antipolis University, Elodie starts her carreer at the Metropole hotel in Monaco.
Then she has the opportunity to join the prestigious hotel group « La Société des Bains de Mer » as financial controller. She will learn all the ropes of the luxury hotel industry.
She will, then become Administrative & Finance Director for a luxury hotel in the South of France.
She has decided to join Ré Management’s team and take another step in her carreer. Alongside Didier & Olivia Le Calvez, she offers an overall expertise finance & administrative, cost control, audit.
Diplômée de l’Institut Vatel, Ellyn vit successivement à Los Angeles, Barcelone et New York avant de regagner Paris, sa ville d’origine et de coeur. Formée au Peninsula et à l’Hôtel George V, elle devient par la suite directrice de la Maison Montespan.
Elle rejoint aujourd’hui les équipes de Didier & Olivia Le Calvez afin de prendre en charge la gestion des Villas du portfolio.
After a Bachelor degree and a MBA in Hospitality Administration/Management at the Vatel Hotel & Toursim Business school. Then she started her carreer at the Palace Hotel, La Réserve in Paris as Guest relation.
She has decided to take a new role as Deputy project manager alongside the Director of Project, Paul-Emile Guiard.
Marion Haudebault graduated from the Institut Paul Bocuse and the EM of Lyon. After graduating, she began her professional career at Le Bistrol in Paris.
She pursued her career as deputy stewarding manager in the F&B department at the Plaza Athénée Paris, the mythical Palace hotel on Avenue Montaigne.
In 2016, she decided to cross the Atlantic to join Chef Alain Ducasse’s teams at Benoit Bistro in New York City to bring her knowledge of tableware to this magical corner of France in the heart of Midtown.
Back from the United States, she took over the position of brasserie and banquet manager at the famous Lucas Carton Restaurant, where the great Chef Alain Senderens had trained several generation of Chefs.
These different experiences have enabled Marion to gain a greater knowledge of the F&B and hotel industry.
Passionnée par l’Hospitality Business, Marie débute sa carrière au Ritz en tant que responsable des Ventes pour le marché français et anglais. Elle rejoindra ensuite le Plaza Athénée Paris au poste de Directrice Commercial en charge du marché américain. En 2007, elle devient Directrice commerciale et Marketing pour l’hôtel Lancaster à Paris.
Marie possède une expérience unique de 18 ans en représentation d’hôtels de luxe avec une spécialisation en Yield management.
Elle a rejoint les équipes de Didier & Olivia Le Calvez pour les accompagner dans le développement de Ré Management.
Après un Bachelor puis un MBA en « Hospitality Administration/ Management” à l’Institut Vatel, Rodolphe débute sa carrière à Londres dans une grande chaîne internationale. De retour à Paris, il poursuit sa carrière au sein du Relais Saint Germain.
Il a décidé aujourd’hui de donner un nouveau tournant à sa carrière en rejoignant l’équipe de Didier et Olivia Le Calvez aux côtés de Nicolas Zimmermann.
After graduating from the Hotel Industry Management school of Dinard, Isabelle started her carreer at the worldwide -known Ritz. Then she will have a stellar carreer in the most beautiful palaces such as the Four Season Georges V, Shangri- La Paris or the Bristol.
She has been awarded several times as “Best Spa Manager” in Europe.
Isabelle is now specialised in creating tailored spa project for luxury hotels. SPA projects pre and post-opening (concept brief, spa identity, storytelling, philosophy..)
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.
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.
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