LUX* records increase in turnover and operating profits
25 January 2018
LUX* is keeping the momentum, as witnessed by the increase in its operating profits for the quarter ended December 31, which rose by 7% from Rs420 million to reach Rs452 million. For the second half of 2017, the operating profits increased by 11%, to Rs427 million. Total turnover for the quarter in review was Rs1.8 billion, an increase of 6% compared to the corresponding quarter in 2016. The EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) reached Rs583 million, indicating an increase of 9% over the quarter in review. During the second half of 2017, the group’s turnover increased by 11%, reaching Rs2.8 billion, while the EBITDA gained 12% to Rs683 million.
The buyer of the Le Récif hotel in Reunion Island having been unable to fulfil his obligations, the Group has taken over the activities as well as the assets of the hotel as from the 1st of October 2017. This takeover has resulted in a Rs74 million profit.
The Group’s hotels in Mauritius which were fully operational during the second half of 2017 show an occupancy rate of 89%, a 2-points increase compared to the corresponding period in 2016. The average daily rate (ADR – the average rental income per occupied room) has registered an 18% increase. The increase in occupancy rate and the ADR has resulted in a 20% gain for the Rev PAR (income per available room).
LUX* Saint Gilles in Reunion Island recorded an occupancy rate of 5%, a 6-points increase compared to the previous year, with an equivalent ADR and an increased Rev PAR of 7%, while Le Récif hotel registered an occupancy rate of 76% for the quarter. The ADR< compared to the previous year, gained 6%. LUX* South Ari Atoll, in the Maldives, has had an outstanding performance with an occupancy rate of 75% for the quarter, a 9-points increase, and a comparable ADR to that recorded the previous year while the Rev PAR increased by 11%.
Tourist arrival in Mauritius for the quarter ended on 31st of December 2017 reached 407,181, a 3.3% increase compared to the corresponding period in 2016. Arrivals from Europe increased by 7%, with the United Kingdom and Germany showing a 17% and a 22% increase, respectively. Arrivals from France, our main source market, however dipped slightly, by 1%. Arrivals from Asia also went down, by 9%, most probably due to a significant decline of around 24% in tourists from China. This was in part mitigated by an increase in arrivals from India, the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
It is worthy to note that tourist arrivals have increased in all destinations where the Group has its activities, namely in Mauritius, which has recorded a continuous increase over the past five years. Moreover, Statistics Mauritius is estimating a 5.2% increase for calendar year 2017, bringing the total number of tourists having visited the country last year to 1.34 million.
“LUX* Grand Gaube has reopened on December 23, 2017 and, even though a few rooms are still unfinished, the hotel is lavish and we are confident that it will contribute positively to the group’s performance in the future. On the whole, we are confident that our development strategy will continue to bear its fruits and our performance during the third quarter will be comparable to those recorded last year,” says Paul Jones, CEO of LUX* Resorts and Hotels.
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Iconic resort LUX* Belle Mare re-opens in Mauritius
The highly anticipated reopening of the beloved LUX* Belle Mare, Mauritius – situated on the island’s wild east coast, near the quaint village of Belle Mare – has welcomed guests back from 1 October 2023, after more than a year of extensive renovations.
Re-opening 1 October 2023:
LUX* Belle Mare, Mauritius
The highly anticipated reopening of the beloved LUX* Belle Mare – situated on the island’s wild east coast, tucked away in lush tropical gardens near the quaint village of Belle Mare - will welcome guests back on 1 October 2023. Unveiling a refreshed look after more than a year of extensive renovations, the reimagined resort with its timeless architecture designed by renowned Mauritian architect Jean-Francois Adam has been elevated with a striking new design whilst retaining its celebrated family ethos.
LUX* Grand Gaube joins forces with local schools to champion sustainable living and protect nature
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LUX* Grand Gaube voted “The Most Instagrammable Hotel in the World” for 2023
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5 Luxurious island escapes to celebrate Eid-Al-Fitr
The global luxury hotel operator, The Lux Collective invites GCC residents to celebrate Eid Al Fitr in style at its award-winning resorts – located a short flight away. Offering immersive experiences and meaningful travel, the luxurious escapes include LUX* South Ari Atoll in the Maldives as well as LUX* Grand Baie, LUX* Grand Gaube, Tamassa Bel Ombre and SALT of Palmar in Mauritius.
The Lux Collective receives six Forbes Travel Guide 2023 Star Awards
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LUX* Le Morne's Kids Go Green project in the Top 3 at the Hospitality Awards in Paris
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Celebrate This Festivity in Mauritius with The Lux Collective
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LUX* makes its entry into the world of NFTs
This festive season, in line with the launch of the new global LUX* campaign Life Extraordinary, The Lux Collective presents the very first NFT (Non-Fungible Token) brand activation – LUX* Christmas Collectible Raffle. With innovation in its DNA, the Group aims to elevate the unique LUX* brand positioning globally across channels, now including the web3 platform (also known as Web 3.0 - a new iteration of the World Wide Web).
LUX* Grand Gaube elevates as a wellness destination resort
LUX* Grand Gaube elevates its wellness experience with the launch of its Wellness Junior Suites on November 1, 2022. An assortment of health-focused perks and amenities await guests in the Wellness Junior Suite, to enhance the body, mind, and nutritional well-being. With an integrated wellness programme, the modern room category provides a holistic setting for serenity and calm.
LUX* Grand Gaube Celebrates Multiple Wins In October 2022
October is a month of celebrations for LUX* Grand Gaube – a retro-chic tropical resort of The Lux Collective. With a series of global recognitions by coveted titles and industry partners, the property reinforces its position as a top leading resort in Mauritius, offering extraordinary experiences to its guests.
The Lux Collective receives five remarkable wins for Indian Ocean in Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2022
The Lux Collective is delighted to announce that LUX* Grand Gaube, LUX* Le Morne, LUX* South Ari Atoll, LUX* Belle Mare and SALT of Palmar have been voted The Best Resorts In The World for Indian Ocean in the coveted annual Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards.
LUX* Le Morne scoops up “Platinum ECOsmart Venue” Greengage Certification
LUX* Le Morne, which has been setting itself apart for its high environmental standards and approach to sustainable tourism, has added yet another green feather to its cap this June. The resort secured the “ Platinum ECOsmart” accreditation by Greengage Solutions, an independent sustainability and environmental auditor.
LUX* Resorts & Hotels Raise Awareness for Food Waste in Mauritius
This Stop Food Waste Day on 28 April, LUX* Le Morne and LUX* Belle Mare are taking their food waste fight one step further by organising a series of zero waste workshops and activities every day between 24 and 30 April that aims to educate and inform guests on how they can reduce food waste whilst on vacation and even long after their holiday tan has faded.
LUX* Le Morne: sensitising the youth to a sustainable lifestyle
Promote an eco-friendly, sustainable lifestyle and protect nature: such is the pledge of LUX* Le Morne as it ties up with schools in the community. Through the implementation of two major projects, Kids Go Green and the Zero Waste Awareness Campaign, the resort is determined to continue playing its part in moving towards a sustainable Mauritius.
LUX* Belle Mare embraces The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste Certification
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LUX* Le Morne earns the highest distinction for its fight against food waste: The Pledge all Star
Following an intensive six-month training on the management and optimisation of food waste, LUX* Le Morne is proud to have been awarded “The Pledge All Star”, the highest distinction of the international certification “The Pledge on Food Waste.”
LUX* Le Morne Resort: Reopening after an inspiring transformation on the 1st of September 2021
After 17 months of closure due to renovations and Covid-19, LUX* Le Morne Resort, the jewel on the south coast of Mauritius, part of LUX* Resorts & Hotels group, unveils a completely fresh perspective with minimalist elegance and refined interiors, deeply inspired by the destination. The romantic beachfront resort embodies the perfect chic contemporary island lifestyle and boasts immersive and inspiring experiences.
LUX* Grand Gaube Resort & Villas Launches All-Inclusive Experiences to Celebrate the Reopening of Mauritius from 15 July 2021
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This festive season, celebrate with LUX* Resorts & Hotels in Mauritius
The festive season is officially here! If you are wondering where to go or what to do, LUX* Resorts & Hotels has prepared a wonderful line-up of festivities from romantic getaways to family-friendly programmes to suit everyone from the east to the west of the island.
LUX* Grand Gaube Resort & Villas Offers Healthy Culinary Staycation with New Keen on Green Concept for the Health Conscious
Foodies looking for culinary diversity have always been spoilt for choices at LUX* Grand Gaube Resort & Villas. With the debut of The Lux Collective’s Keen on Green concept, the healthy foodie can now enjoy a range of plant-based cuisine incorporated into the a la carte menus of every restaurant. Without the hassle of boarding a plane, LUX* Grand Gaube’s Culinary Staycation package will take guests to Peru, Argentina, Turkey or the Mediterranean, with all the feel of a vacation abroad.
LUX* Resorts & Hotels launches unique Collectable Experiences
Luxury hospitality brand LUX* Resorts & Hotels launched its highly aspirational holiday experiences in Mauritius, La Reunion, the Maldives and China. Known as Collectable Experiences, these unique adventures are put together by well-connected locals.
Join LUX* Resorts & Hotels in showing appreciation for our healthcare heroes
Being housebound for months have undoubtedly given us a fresh perspective on how we live and a greater appreciation for what we have. LUX* Resorts & Hotels will join Mauritius in showing appreciation to our Healthcare Heroes for their care and support whilst working tirelessly round-the-clock during these challenging months with a two-night complimentary holiday in LUX* Belle Mare Resort & Villas, LUX* Grand Gaube Resort & Villas or LUX* Le Morne Resort.
LUX* Le Morne reunites Mauritian hotels to combat food wastage
On Friday 25 January, more than 120 hotel representatives and entrepreneurs have gathered at LUX* Le Morne to attend the “Zero Food Waste Forum”, which is dedicated to hotels in Mauritius. For this first edition, LUX* Le Morne has collaborated with FoodWise, an NGO in Mauritius dedicated to rescuing fresh surplus food, in order to raise consciousness on the impact of food waste and to educate hotels on how to use their food surpluses more wisely and effectively.
LUX* Grand Gaube's wildly creative LUX* Me Concept gathers all of 2018's new wellness trends under one roof
The Global Wellness Summit’s 2018 trends report proclaims 2018 a “new era of transformative travel.” As travellers shift from experiential to transformative travel, hotel chains are deploying wildly creative offers to capture a segment of the Wellness Tourism’s $536b market (the global Wellness industry is estimated at $3.72 trillion.) LUX* Grand Gaube is no exception to the rule. The newly revamped retro-chic tropical retreat offers an all-encompassing wellness offer under one roof - LUX* Me.
Sustainable tourism: 8 LUX* Group hotels in the Indian Ocean are awarded the ‘Green Globe’ certification
The 8 hotels of LUX* Resorts & Hotels group in the Indian Ocean are now certified ‘Green Globe’. The hotels are LUX* Le Morne (Mauritius), LUX* Grand Gaube (Mauritius), LUX* Belle- Mare (Mauritius), Tamassa (Mauritius), Merville Beach (Mauritius), LUX* Saint-Gilles (Reunion Island), Le Récif Hotel (Reunion Island), and LUX* South Ari Atoll (Maldives). The award ceremony was held on Saturday 30 June.
LUX* Resorts & Hotels, 2018 winner of the “Mauritius Tourism Awards”
Now in its fifth year, the “Mauritius Tourism Awards” celebrate the best players in Mauritius’ tourism industry. Thousands of Internet users submitted their vote to help create a list of winning favorites. Once again, LUX* Resorts & Hotels made a splash at the awards ceremony, taking first place as the country’s Best Hotel Group.