An extraordinary wedding in Mauritius

“The time of our lives!” That is how couples remember their wedding at Heritage Resorts. The latest big event at the Domaine de Bel Ombre is a prime example: an unforgettable and grandiose three-day Indian wedding.

From the 13th to the 15th of June 2014, Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort was privatised to accommodate over 450 guests. Providing top service to such a large attendance required tremendous staff deployment: 40 foreign chefs, barmen from South-Africa, 60 students from the Mauritius hospitality school, 95 chefs and cooks, and about a hundred people from Heritage Resorts.

The celebrations were staged in the most beautiful spots of the estate. An events agency hired for the occasion put up a magical background of light effects, ad hoc structures and colourful ambiences, with a different set-up for each highlight of the three-day festivities.

Each ceremony had its own decor and theme: welcome brunch at the Gin’ja in a vintage style; cosy lounge atmosphere at the C Beach Club for a chic party under the stars; English Tea Party in the hotel gardens for the Mehendi session; baroque accents for the Sangeet, shifting to springtime scenery for the nuptial ceremony, both at La Place du Moulin; princely decor for the closing banquet at the Château de Bel Ombre.

It was a big challenge to host such a wedding, but also a great opportunity to prove the excellence of Heritage Resorts’ service and to showcase the wonderful venues of the Domaine de Bel Ombre.

Several venues and setups for a customised wedding

Le château de Bel Ombre in Mauritius

Le château de Bel Ombre in Mauritius

For those who want to take the plunge on our beautiful island, the Domaine de Bel Ombre offers two different settings for the wedding of your dreams: the timeless beauty of a 19th-century castle or the exotic charm of a pristine beach.

Romantic couples will surely fall in love with the Château de Bel Ombre, its beautiful gardens and breathtaking views on the hills and crystal lagoon. The starry sky and enchanting backdrop of this landmark house are key ingredients to a fabulous wedding.

With its coconut trees, swimming pool and Balinese-style furniture, the C Beach Club offers the ideal backdrop for an intimate wedding in a trendy and laid-back atmosphere. Two lovers, barefooted in the sand, gazing at the infinite blue sky – the perfect wedding picture!

From sumptuous banquet to intimate reception, Heritage Resorts offers each couple a customised experience. Get rid of all the organisation pressure: a wedding planner will take care of every detail. In the meantime, newly weds and their guests are invited to make the most of their holidays in one of the three five-star resorts – Heritage Le Telfair, Heritage Awali or Heritage The Villas.

With splendid reception areas and about 2500 hectares of wonderful landscapes, Heritage Resorts is definitely the dream place for an ultimate wedding and an invitation to celebrate love in all its beauty.

Veranda Grand Baie Hotel - Mauritius

In early June, we were pleased to welcome a new associate: Vikash Dawoo has taken up as Veranda Grand Baie’s Manager, after Jennifer Wong’s appointment at Veranda Paul & Virginie, where she had previously worked for 10 years. Meet two managers and diligent ambassadors of VLH’s values.

Vikash has been working in the hospitality sector for 25 years. He was Food & Beverages Manager at the Mauritian hotel, Le Méridien (Starwood Hotels), then Executive Assistant Manager at the Grand Sukhumvit Hotel (Accor Hotels) in Bangkok. During his three-year term in this prestigious Thai hotel, he assumed the role of Acting General Manager for 5 months.

Vikash joined VLH group as Veranda Grand Baie’s Manager on the 2nd of June. He brings in the rich experience and knowledge he acquired in the two above-mentioned world-class hotel groups. As a seasoned manager, he has an accurate vision of his goals. His priority: 100% client satisfaction.

Jennifer Wong is back at Veranda Paul & Virginie

Veranda Paul & Virginie Hotel - Mauritius

Veranda Paul & Virginie Hotel – Mauritius

Vikash Dawoo is replacing Jennifer Wong, a familiar figure at VLH. She is back at Veranda Paul & Virginie, where she previously spent 10 years.

“It’s a life-learning experience”, says Jennifer about working for VLH. “We have all the necessary ingredients at hand to provide our customers with the best possible service.” She actually makes it a point to meet people where they are.

Jennifer is one of the few women in Mauritius to act as Hotel Manager. Her objectives are to align with the targeted clients’ changing and more sophisticated expectations. Being close to the hotel guests, she intends to make Veranda Paul & Virginie the reference hotel for romantic getaways.

There is a good chance she will succeed as she can count on a solid and motivated team and on the VLH expertise. A very creative and detail-oriented person, she undoubtedly has the necessary skills to achieve her goals.

Recent staff changes in the Veranda Hotels are in line with VLH’s prevailing trend of anticipating clients’ new needs in respect to the latest drastic shift in the hospitality industry.