What atmosphere were you trying to achieve here?
Tanguy: We both graduated from Vatel Lyon and both studied at Vatel Mauritius. Jules in his second year with the Marco Polo program and myself in my 5th Specialization year. And when you add our internships in the Seychelles, in India, in Thailand, in Ireland, in the States... it’s easy to understand that our inspiration came from all over the world.
Jules: We were both lucky to have worked in a lot of inspirational and very demanding hotels. The idea was that each of us would take the best in each of them, so we could make Le Kaya a warm and unique hotel and concept.
So, what’s so different at Le Kaya?
Tanguy: An art gallery, a concept store... Much more than a mere restaurant, Le Kaya is a place to live. Everything that’s present in our hotel can be purchased: Staub cookware, that we serve several of our dishes in, mini-gardens in display domes made by Green Factory, plates from Falcon, etc.
And the decoration?
Jules: It’s all unique and authentic, like this huge granite table from the Alps that we got in a quarry on the Italian border and that perfectly matches our ideas of sharing, exchanging and culinary travels.
And here you can see this beautiful frame with wooden girders we recycled from an old farmhouse in the Tarentaise in French Savoy, granite and marble from the Alps and iron that portrays the mountains in Tignes, decorating an entire wall in our restaurant.
On their opening day, Jules and Tanguy were surrounded by six Vateliens or students who came to welcome them:
Vatel cultivates the qualities required to be a good professional in the hospitality industry: being fluent in foreign languages, knowing how to work with other cultures... Hoteliers are attracted by Vatel students’ resumes, as Vateliens can tell us.Para saber más
François Perraud feels both a hotelier and a financial controller, an expertise that he likes to pass on to Vatel students.Para saber más
Jeremie de Fombelle has always loved resorts and has seen many of them, before coming to Mauritius. And this is where he really fell in love! But economic competition is stiff. How can you stand out, if not by the quality of your management?Para saber más
A professor of marketing, corporate promotion and negotiation, Sophie Lot loves adult education and teaches at Vatel Switzerland.Para saber más
Thanatat Boonpeng: a young Vatel graduate at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok.Para saber más
Every day, Vatel students and instructors prepare for class, study, and fan the flames of their curiosity, thanks to the cutting-edge digital library provided by the ScholarVox platform. Come right this way for digital access to knowledge!Para saber más
New ideas, enthusiasm, the desire to embrace a gourmet universe: Jerome Ferrer’s story has all the ingredients that inspire the best “success stories” to strategy professors!Para saber más
Travel broadens the mind, as the old saying goes. It also leads to unconventional restaurants. Let’s meet two Vateliens who founded Le Kaya Restaurant in Tignes.Para saber más
Chahrazade Baroudi, a Vatelien since 2013, describes her job as Marketing and Communication Manager in IDAM, Alain Ducasse’s restaurant on the top floor of the Doha Museum of Islamic Art, in Qatar.Para saber más
Future hospitality professionals, welcome to Vatel’s 100% management simulation serious game! For an entire week and on three continents, MBA students met the challenge of managing a 4-star hotel and a resort in the Indian Ocean. The winners are...Para saber más
Who is Gaelle Garnier, the new manager of the network of 35,000 Vatel alumni throughout the world? Let’s meet a Vatelien who works with Vateliens!Para saber más
The 25th Eurhodip conference, which Vatel took part in, took place in Croatia. Targeting responsible tourism, this conference allowed participants to have more information on opening higher education courses in the field of sustainable development.Para saber más
Designed to address the needs of the global hospitality industry, the Marco Polo program strengthens the international profile Vatel students have and has just received the prestigious Best Innovation in an Educational Program Award.Para saber más
Graduated in 2011, Alexis Bouche began his career in England. Six years later, he returned to France and is now the Sales Manager of the 5-star hotel, Villa Maïa.Para saber más
Nearly 40 years old, and now 50 campuses in 32 different countries: Vatel Group opened its first school in Paris and is continuing to grow and duplicate its innovative educational concept in schools abroad.Para saber más
Trained at Vatel Nimes ten years ago, Chloe Wu has a brilliant career in China. She no longer works in the hospitality industry, but has not forgotten her passion of hospitality and service...Para saber más
Gratuit et connecté à votre profil Linkedin, vatelalumni.com va très vite trouver sa place parmi vos sites Internet favoris…Para saber más
Le Centre International de Recherche Vatel en Tourisme et Hôtellerie vient de publier la dixième édition de ses Cahiers. Elle rassemble recherches et réflexions sur les changements à l’œuvre dans le secteur de l’hôtellerie-tourisme.Para saber más
Curiosité, humilité, esprit d’équipe… Un Vatélien partage son attachement aux valeurs transmises par son école.Para saber más
Dans le même esprit international propre aux étudiants Vatel, 4 infirmières se lancent dans un projet humanitaire à Madagascar.Para saber más
Voyageur-commerçant-ambassadeur, Marco Polo a fait découvrir à l’Europe une Asie encore méconnue. Ce destin inspirant donne son nom au programme d’échanges internationaux de Vatel, qui permet d’aller étudier un an sur le campus d’une autre école.Para saber más
Lundi 14 novembre, aux Worldwide Hospitality Awards, les plus hauts représentants de l’hôtellerie mondiale ont désigné le groupe français Vatel "Best Hospitality Management School" parmi 42 écoles internationales en compétition.Para saber más
Les caméras de TF1 plongent au cœur de Vatel Nîmes et partagent le quotidien de ses étudiants. La vidéo est en replay ici.Para saber más
A professor of hospitality management, restaurant services and tourism management for over 28 years, Pat Golden-Romero teaches MBA Vatel courses at Vatel San Diego, USA.Para saber más
A Vatel Paris alumnus, Solene Le Blevenec enjoyed a brilliant career in the hospitality industry, before a new challenge put her on the path to entrepreneurship. What is her secret? Trusting others...Para saber más