VLH décerne ses prix et distinctions annuels

In the midst of hotel renovations and reopenings, there is no better time to single out those who stepped into leadership roles, demonstrated a high level of commitment and set new standards. Such exemplariness certainly doesn’t go unnoticed at VLH and is brought to light during an evening of praise, the VLH Excellence Awards.

August 24th marked a special night, one where our third edition of rewarding outstanding performances was held at the glamorous Château de La Bourdonnais. Employees were treated to a memorable and glittering evening, akin to the second-to-none service they regularly offer our guests. Senior leaders at VLH, namely its Chairman, Philippe Espitalier Noel, and its CEO, François Eynaud, along with Anil Gayan, the Minister of Tourism, were present to honor individuals and teams with twelve different awards (presented below.)


Speech of Francois Eynaud, CEO of VLH, at the VLH Excellence Awards

François Eynaud, in his speech, dwelled on the noteworthiness of VLH employees’ tireless efforts to surpass expectations in an industry that is challenging to say the least. The forthcoming financial year has already begun on a high note, with significant renovations at Veranda Paul et Virginie, Heritage Le Telfair and Heritage Awali. He intends to continue investing in his employees in the form of training and recognition; employees who, in his eyes, serve as ambassadors in promoting VLH’s – and Mauritius’ – values to visitors from far-flung corners of the world.


The purpose of these Awards goes beyond recognition for our employees. It stands for a lasting experience, a moment of pride and an inspiration that transforms the way our personnel perceive their capabilities. In other words, what we really mean to say is “Thank you.”


Individual Award Winners:

Jaga Chellapen, Chief project and development officer


  1. Outstanding Achievement: Jaga Chellapen – Chief Project & Development Officer at VLH Head Office
  2. Most Inspiring Team Leader: Sunjay Gondarry – Head Housekeeper at Veranda Paul et Virginie
  3. Best Social Media Champion: David Jean Louis – Head Sports & Leisure at Veranda Pointe aux Biches
  4. Best VLH Ambassador: Shamnaz Saumtally – Human Resources Administrator at Heritage Awali


Team Award Winners:

Veranda Pointe aux Biches Team


  1. Best Financial Performance: Veranda Grand Baie
  2. Best Guest Experience: Heritage Awali
  3. Best Process Compliance: Heritage Awali
  4. Best People Management: Veranda Paul et Virginie
  5. Best Seven Colours Spa: Heritage Le Telfair
  6. Best Blue Earth Boutique: Veranda Pointe aux Biches
  7. Most Innovative Service Award: Veranda Pointe aux Biches
  8. Chairman’s Award: Veranda Pointe aux Biches