The tourism industry is booming when Jean-Marie Chinnapen’s career takes off at the Chaland hotel (known as the Shandrani today.) He works there for six years, shifting between the various departments. He then travels to Bagdad in Irak where he works as Reservations Manager at the Méridien International.
He returns to Mauritius in 1988, at the age of 29, and joins the Veranda Resorts team, back when Veranda Grand Baie was still known as Veranda Bungalow Village. He holds the positions of Room Division Manager at Veranda Grand Baie and Veranda Pointe aux Biches then as Hotel Manager of Veranda Palmar Beach in 2011.
Hospitality is, without a doubt, Jean-Marie’s calling. After 30 years in the industry, he points out the importance of dabbling in the many facets of the trade in order to build upon strong foundations and learn to be rigorous and unshakable. As Hotel Manager, his approach is to be close to his team to strive to achieve a common goal.