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Who we are...

Island Light Holidays exclusively represents the LUX* Resorts & Hotels range of properties in some of the idyllic locations around the world – Mauritius, Reunion, China and The Maldives.

Inspired by the exhilarating flavours, cultures and landscapes of our  destinations, we've redefined the tropical resort experience as a celebration of island life at its lightest and brightest.

The resorts and hotels in the LUX* portfolio are LUX* Belle Mare, Mauritius; LUX* Le Morne, Mauritius; LUX* Grand Gaube, Mauritius; LUX* South Ari Atoll, LUX* St Gilles. Opening soon are LUX* Tea Horse Road, Yunnan, China and LUX* Al Zorah, United Arab Emirates.

Other properties managed by LUX* Resorts & Hotels  are Tamassa, Bel Ombre, Mauritius; Merville Beach, Grand Baie, Mauritius and Hôtel Le Récif, Ile de la Réunion, as well Ile des Deux Cocos, Mauritius, a private paradise island.
 

About LUX*

LUX* Resorts & Hotels helps people to celebrate life by consistently delivering on the promise of a different kind of Luxury; hospitality that is Lighter. Brighter.  LUX* stages exceptional experiences in different locales – on the Beach, in the City or in Nature – by banishing thoughtless patterns and being more simple, fresh and sensory than our competitors.

Executive Directors

Paul Jones - Chief Executive Officer
Paul Jones - Chief Executive Officer
With more than 4 decades of international hotel management experience, Paul Jones joined LUX* in 2010, where he quickly established his mark as a charismatic leader, with a unique and passionate approach to hospitality management, centered around People, Culture and Service.

Paul Jones’ rich career covers various key leadership positions, having served for almost 20 years as Managing Director of the Sun Resorts Group, and later, as President of One&Only;, where he was instrumental in successfully launching and growing the brand on a global basis.

Recognized as a leading figure in the establishment and development of the hotel and tourism industry in Mauritius, Paul Jones was conferred the Dignity of Companion of the Order of St Michael and St Georges by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. He was also awarded one of the highest honours by the President of the Comores, the Chevalier de l'Etoile d'Anjouan, for his significant contribution to the growth and development of the hotel and tourism sector in the Comores.

Paul Jones directly oversees the Company’s overall strategic direction, spearheading the Group’s global development plans. He holds an MBA with distinction from the University of Surrey & followed the Program for Management Development at The Harvard Business School. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality in the UK.

He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 1st October 2010 and as Director of the Board on 29th September 2011.

Directorship in other listed companies : None
Désiré Elliah - Chief Financial Officer
Désiré Elliah - Chief Financial Officer
Born in 1964, Désiré Elliah is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants with 26 years experience in auditing, accounting and corporate finance. Before joining the Group in 2004 as Chief Financial Officer, he was a partner of DCDM, the largest accounting firm in Mauritius. He has extensive experience in feasibility studies, financial restructuring, share valuation and due diligence reviews. He was appointed as Director of NRL in October 2004.

Julian Hagger - Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
Julian Hagger - Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
Born in 1970, Julian has a rich career of some 20 years in hospitality of which 14 years in senior management and at corporate level in prestigious international groups such as Belmond (Orient-Express), Ritz-Carlton and Marriott. He is a holder of a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration from Hawaii Pacific University, U.S.A, and holds a diploma in Swiss Hotel Management from the Hotel Institute of Management (H.I.M), Montreux, Switzerland. Julian is responsible for driving top-line revenue for LUX* Resorts & Hotels and associated businesses, ensuring the strategic priorities of the discipline are aligned and designed to yield profitable sales, increased market share, and enhanced competitive advantage. He was appointed as Director of the Company in February 2012.

Directorship in other listed companies : None
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