Clifford Pierre-Louis first catches a glimpse of the hospitality world when he is still just a kid. He was in the habit of bringing lunch to his father, one of Veranda Resorts’ first employees. This first peep of a strange new world drives him to work as a Trainee Waiter at the Novotel Grand Gaube, before receiving a CAP in food and catering. He travels to the Comoros to work as a Maître d’hôtel at the Galawa Beach Resort, a Sun Resorts hotel.
He returns home, to Mauritius, and joins the group, Beachcomber, before taking off again – this time to the Seychelles where he makes his way up: Restaurant Manager, Assistant F&B, and F&B Manager. Again he returns to Mauritius for the opening of the timeless Labourdonnais, first as Restaurant Manager and then as F&B Manager. He takes on the position of F&B Manager at the prestigious Le Prince Maurice and in 2001, joins VLH as Hotel Manager of Veranda Palmar Beach.
Clifford has great interpersonal skills and a sense of affairs. He firmly believes in open-mindedness and cultural exchange, a belief that is reflected in his relations with clients, with whom he maintains strong friendships. The same goes for his team, of which he is admiring and grateful. He strives to build solid, lasting relationships based on respect and trust.