Didier Le Calvez – Director

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.

In parallel, Didier Le Calvez acquired in 2009, together with his wife Olivia le Calvez, a vineyard of 5 hectares in Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion. Château Clarisse, named after their daughter, is today an estate of 20 hectares whose wines are served in the most prestigious restaurants in 20 countries around the world.

Knighted by his peers, who elected him several times “Best Hotel General Manager”, he was awarded, more particularly, the title of “Best Hotel General Manager in the World” in 2006 within the framework of the Hospitality Awards. Didier Le Calvez was also honoured by the French State awarding him the medals of Knight of the Order of Academic Palms, Knight of the Order of National Merit and, finally, in 2016, Knight of the Legion of Honour.

In order to implement a project which had been maturing for some time, Didier Le Calvez partnered with his wife Olivia Le Calvez in 2017 to develop Ré-Consulting & Heloise’s Choice. The objective: pool their respective expert know-how to offer customised support for independent hoteliers through these two structures operating in the fields of consulting & management as well as sales & marketing.

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