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New CEO Olivier Chavy Takes Helm at The Lux



New CEO Olivier Chavy Takes Helm at The Lux
Image source: Le Mauricien

Arnaud Lagesse, Chairman of the Board of The Lux Collective, has announced that Olivier Chavy will assume the role of the new Chief Executive Officer of the hotel group starting June 1st.

With over 30 years of experience in the travel and hospitality industry, the French national Olivier Chavy will be responsible for the overall strategic direction and performance of the group, as well as continuing its expansion into high potential markets.

He will work alongside board members, department heads, general managers, and hotel staff to innovate and create unique experiences that further distinguish the iconic hotel group.

Arnaud Lagesse expressed his pride in welcoming Olivier Chavy, highlighting his extensive leadership experience at prestigious brands such as Travel+Leisure, Mövenpick, and Hilton.

After a rigorous selection process, the TLC board of directors confidently announced Olivier Chavy’s appointment, believing his industry experience and track record of organizational transformation make him the ideal person to guide TLC into the future.

Chavy’s mission is to build upon TLC’s success, grow its diverse brands in different markets, and continue to provide exceptional service to its customers, which is ingrained in the group’s DNA.

Lagesse also expressed gratitude to Paul Jones, who will be departing after 14 years of service, leaving behind a strong legacy and unparalleled service.

The new CEO will be supported by the Board of Directors during the transition period. Olivier Chavy stated, “I am privileged to join The Lux Collective, a proudly Mauritian brand synonymous with excellence worldwide.

It is a coincidence that I have worked in all the countries where TLC has a presence, from Vietnam to Dubai, Mauritius, China, and the Maldives, so it will be a real pleasure to rediscover these territories.

My priority will be to meet all the teams as I believe strongly in proximity with the staff. They are the ones behind TLC’s success of tomorrow and beyond.”

Olivier Chavy has a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry. From 2019 to 2024, he was the President of the Travel + Leisure Group – Panorama, overseeing membership travel brands and travel affiliate programs.

With 30 years of international hotel leadership experience, Chavy managed the strategy, operations, and growth of Panorama and its distinct brands, offering expanded offerings, experiences, and technological solutions to its affiliates, partners, and millions of members globally.

Prior to his role at Travel + Leisure, Chavy served as the CEO of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, leading the company’s expansion through new hotel openings, pipeline development, and a portfolio growth of over 40%.

Before Mövenpick, he was the CEO of international interior design firm Wilson Associates, driving growth through brand development, innovative design, and customer engagement.

Chavy has also held leadership positions at Hilton, serving as Senior Vice President of Resort Operations for Hilton Grand Vacations, Regional Vice President of Hotel Operations for all Hilton brands in the Southeast region, and International Head of Luxury and Lifestyle Brands Performance.

He also managed renowned luxury hotels including Hilton Arc de Triomphe Paris in France and Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa in Mauritius.

Chavy holds an MBA from Cornell University, a postgraduate degree from the prestigious European business school ESSEC, and a bachelor’s degree in hotel management from the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Hotel Management School.

He has also completed an executive development program in casino management at the University of Nevada.

Chavy serves on advisory boards, including the French Foreign Trade Advisory Board (CCEF) and the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida.

He is also a board member of Sweet Inn, a new travel concept combining luxury accommodation with 5-star hotel services in beautifully designed apartments located in exciting cities worldwide.

In 2020, he joined the board of PIF Hospitality – the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia, which aims to expand its investment portfolio in travel, tourism, and leisure infrastructure in Saudi Arabia.

Source: Le Mauricien

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