La Plantation d’Albion
Club Med, Mauritius
1. Club Med: Background 2
2. Club Med: La Plantation d’Albion 3
3. Club Med: Early bird booking bonus 5
4. Open bar and snacking service 6
5. Club Med worldwide villages 7
6. Club Med Asia Pacific top management biographies 9
Name: Georgia Ditton
Tel: 9331 4031 or 0405 917 666
1. Club Med: Background
Club Med – The Beginnings
In Post-war France, Belgian water polo champion, Gerard Blitz, restless for new adventures
and fired by stories of a simple lifestyle on silver sands and crystal seas, set off to explore the
Mediterranean and returned ready to put his dream into place.
In 1950, Gerard Blitz invited a few hundred guests to join him for a month of sun-drenched
bliss in Alcudia on the island of Majorca, at a very affordable price. They called it „Club Med‟
and from the start it was a huge success. To allow people the freedom of doing everything
they‟d always wanted to do on holiday, the radical new concept of an all-in-one price was
Members were so enthusiastic they came back, demanding more, holding parties in cafes and
bars in Paris as they told and re-told of their exotic holiday adventures at Club Med.
Club Med grew, changing with the times. Today, Club Med is the world‟s 10th largest „hotel
chain‟ employing over 200,000 staff globally and 2,700 in Asia Pacific alone. But one thing will
never change. From mountains to deserts, from islands to jungles, in cities or country coasts –
the original vision remains true and the spirit and unbounded enthusiasm of Gerard Blitz lives
Club Med Today
In 2007, Club Med‟s premium all-inclusive packages were enriched to offer customers total freedom pushing Club Med up the luxury holiday barometer. Today it offers its 1.6 million members a
refined, generous and a la carte experience through the luxury of choice, be it of exotic locations,
premium accommodation, beautiful surroundings, generous meals, Open Bar and Snacking service,
or an extensive range of activities.
Now more than ever, Club Med holidays feature complete organisation of all aspects of travel so
that guests can focus on total relaxation or personal development through sports, creative, and fun
activities. This enhanced and premium offering frees customers from worry so that they can enjoy
all that Club Med has to offer with total peace of mind.
Club Med has developed a “Pleasures” village index. The Pleasures index to help people decide
exactly what they want from a Club Med village and ultimately a holiday. Every one of Club Med‟s
80 villages in 40 countries across five continents is assigned a Pleasure category for customers to
choose from: the pleasure of experiencing the exceptional, the pleasure of having a taste of
everything, the pleasure of discovering new cultures, the pleasure of enjoying your passion for
sports, and the pleasure for feeling renewed. This enables people to easily identify Club Med
villages of interest and ensure the holiday of a lifetime!
Club Med Properties in Asia Pacific Australia – Lindeman Island
Thailand – Phuket
Indonesia – Bali and Ria Bintan
Japan – Sahoro and Kabira
Maldives – Kani
Malaysia – Cherating Beach
Mauritius – La Pointe aux Cannoniers
French Polynesia – Bora Bora
2. EXPERIENCE THE EXCEPTIONAL WITH CLUB MED’S
NEW RESORT IN MAURITIUS
The new jewel of Club Med has opened in Mauritius with the announcement of La Plantation d'Albion as the first 5-trident village in the group‟s collection of upscale resorts – the highest luxury
rating which Club Med gives to any of its villages.
Known as an exclusive celebrity hangout, Mauritius is fast becoming the Indian‟s Ocean‟s favorite
luxury holiday destination with its white sand beaches, tropical location and temperate climate, dive-friendly coral reefs, multi cultural population and friendly culture steeped in history.
On the west coast of the dream destination of Mauritius, overlooking the Indian Ocean, the 21 hectare La Plantation d‟Albion offers an idyllic location between majestic mountains and a crystal clear coastline. In a bay framed by two white sandy beaches, wide open spaces and romantic sunsets, the new village offers luxurious accommodation, gourmet dining and exquisite pampering.
The Village features 266 luxurious fully equipped rooms - all with large furnished outside terraces or balconies, including 30 suites of 70 square meters with outstanding facilities including a separate lounge, private garden, outdoor rain shower and luxurious oversized bed. The interiors are clean and fresh based on a neutral colour palette inspired by the island of Mauritius, comprised largely of refined light woods with dark accents, bamboo and taupe-coloured materials.
The resort has been designed by Marc Hertrich, a graduate from the Boule school in Paris, who started his career with Michel Boyer in the late 1960s and later began his own successful company working in luxury design and architecture for jewellery shops, restaurants, and hotels.
Dining at La Plantation d‟Albion is a delight for the eyes and the palette, where menus have been inspired by the Mauritius culture and the village boasts a “Table coup de Coeur” (favourite cuisine) restaurant.
Gourmet dining is available at both restaurants of the village: the Main Restaurant which serves a wide selection of international cuisine with indoor and outdoor seating, and the intimate „favourite cuisine‟ restaurant “Le Phare”. As the “table Coup de Coeur” restaurant, Le Phare has invented its own Creole cuisine which fuses the influences of Africa and Asia with spices and an array of colours and aromas, and specializes in fresh seafood and poultry dishes.
During the day and late into the night, guests can refresh themselves at one of the resort‟s three bars: the Main Bar with sweeping sea view and casual lounge ambiance, the Beach Bar located close to the water sports activities, and the poolside Creole Bar.
Club Med‟s concept allows people the freedom of doing everything or nothing on their holiday. For those wishing for active luxury, exciting sports and recreation facilities are on offer. Six tennis courts, a golf driving range, sports courts for handball, basket ball and volleyball, a multi purpose gymnasium, football pitch, bowls, and archery plus a host of beach and water sports including volleyball, snorkeling, and sailing. Scuba diving and scuba diving courses are also available at the underwater diving centre, with Mauritius being renowned for its underwater beauty.
A range of excursions are also available daily for guests to enjoy the sensational sights of one of the world‟s most beautiful destinations.
Alternatively, the beautiful grounds and pristine beaches will entice those who simply wish to lay
back and listen to the sound of lapping waves or enjoy one of the Villages‟ two large swimming
pools and terrace areas facing out to the idyllic Indian Ocean.
La Plantation d‟Albion also features an extensive Spa Village – „The Cinq Mondes Club Med Spa‟.
Decorated in natural colours, white cotton, thatch, bamboo and Indian slate, the spa offers a restful
ambience for guests looking to completely relax and be pampered. The magnificent spa has 16
single or double treatment rooms (including two outside), three aromatic baths, and a relaxation
room with its own outdoor terrace looking out to sea alongside an herbal tea room for refreshment.
The a la carte spa service menu includes a variety of oriental well-being treatments, exfoliation
options, relaxation massages, slimming treatments and body contouring all guaranteed to leave
guests rested, revitalized and rejuvenated. Notably The Cinq Mondes Club Med Spa will offer
guests a variety of two to six-day programmes based on Ayurvedic Rituals of Indian relaxation
“La Plantation d‟Albion is our new jewel,” comments Heidi Kunkel, General Manager Australia &
New Zealand for Club Med. “It underlines Club Med‟s commitment to redefining all-inclusive luxury
living with its chic design, beautiful environment and upscale Club Med offering.”
Club Med‟s premium all-inclusive packages offer customers total freedom through a refined,
generous a la carte experience which provides them with the luxury of choice. Club Med holidays
organise all aspects of travel so that guests can focus on total relaxation or personal development
through sports and other creative fun activities.
Club Med pioneered the all-inclusive package concept more than 55 years ago and Club Med
Albion is the latest village to offer this popular concept which was recently expanded to include
open bar and snacking service. Guests can now enjoy an extensive menu of cocktails, mocktails, soft drinks, beer and finger food throughout the day and night without paying extra at all Club Med
The focus on personal choice extends to outdoor activities where guests have access to expert
guidance in sports such as archery and tennis and for those wanting to perfect their swing on at
one of Club Med‟s indoor and outdoor golf driving ranges hire of equipment and use of the facilities
is also included.
Club Med offers over 80 global destinations, including nine resorts in Asia – Australia‟s Lindeman
Island, Phuket in Thailand, Bali and Ria Bintan in Indonesia, Sahoro and Kabira in Japan, Bora
Bora in French Polynesia and Cherating Beach, Malaysia.
Note to Editors:
The Club Med Trident concept is related to the level of comfort and luxury the village boasts. 5-
Tridents is the highest Trident ranking available and La Plantation d‟Albion exceeds the exceptional
in five main categories: location, architectural concept and decoration, VIP and personalized
service, activities and facilities and Club Med spirit.
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3. CLUB MED ALBION OFFERS EARLYBIRDS 25%
Club Med is offering an Early Bird Booking Bonus for the new Albion resort. Book your luxurious
holiday three months in advance and receive 25% off for stays of six nights or longer.
thstThe offer is valid for travel from 5 February 2008 to 31 October 2008 and is valid for sale before
31 October 2008, for bookings made three months prior to travel.
Price includes: return economy airfares, superior accommodation, three sumptuous buffet meals
daily including wine (French Champagne in Albion), beer and soft drinks in a choice of restaurants,
open bar and snacking. Also included is daily and evening entertainment, kids clubs for families, a
variety of sporting activities with expert tuition, taxes and transfers.
Lead-in prices for Club Med all-inclusive six night packages to La Plantation d’Albion including 25% discount:
Departure City Adult (12+) Child (4-11)
SYDNEY, MELBOURNE $3633 $2693 PERTH $3152 $2311
For full booking details please call Club Med on 1800 258 263 or for general information visit
4. Open bar and snacking service
Offers guests even more freedom to enjoy their holiday
Club Med has introduced a new, all-inclusive concept to their villages - an “open bar and
snacking” service all day and all evening.
Understanding that people want to live their holiday at their own pace and choose when and what
to eat and drink, the new initiative allows guests to focus on freedom, spending the day doing what
they want to do without the worry of fixed dining times. Late breakfast, late lunch… guests can choose to eat and drink as and when they wish at no extra cost!
As part of the new package, a variety of delicious food snacks are on offer entirely at guests
convenience throughout the day and evening – quick and tasty sweet and salted snacks are available ranging from local food specialties crisp fresh salads, exotic fresh fruit platters, chesses,
savory snacks and light bites, and other diary delights through to tasty burgers, crispy pizzas,
chips/crisps and finger cakes.
A wide range of drinks is also available: water, soda drinks, hot drinks (coffee, tea, infusion, hot
chocolate, cappuccino), branded alcohols, wines, cocktails and local drink specialties. (Only a few
drinks are not included within the open bar and snacking service, such as Champagne )
5. Club Med worldwide villages: So Many
Villages, So Much Choice
There are 80 Club Med Villages located in 40 different countries around the world in from Europe to South America, to Africa and Asia.
So guests can choose an all inclusive holiday that fulfils their expectations, every Club Med Village takes on one of five holiday Pleasure themes: a concept developed by Club Med to help customers choose exactly what
they want from a village and a holiday.
? Experience the exceptional Club Med Villages that surround you in refinement; in the settings, the cuisine and even the activities…A new concept of luxury in a relaxed atmosphere
? Have a taste of everything Club Med Villages where all the family can enjoy sports, take it easy or explore, together or alone, in a warm, friendly atmosphere
? Discover new cultures Club Med Villages at the heart of local culture and steeped in history, that encourage discovery in a multi-cultural atmosphere
? Enjoy your passion for sports Club Med Villages devoted to sports, where novices to experts can try exciting new sensations, in a stimulating atmosphere
? Feel renewed Club Med Villages that cultivate the art of taking care of yourself. Spa, massages, well-being… in an
atmosphere of tranquility.
ASIA / PACIFIC
? Lindeman, Great barrier Reef Indonesia
? Ria Bintan Japan
? Kabira ? Sahoro Malaysia
? Cherating Beach Maldives
? Bora Bora Thailand
Tunisia EUROPE / AFRICA / INDIAN OCEAN ? Djerba la Douce ? Club Med 2 ? Djerba la Fidèle Egypt ? Djerba Méridiana ? El Gouna-Red Sea ? Hammamet ? Louxor ? Nabeul France ? Cargese, Corsica Turkey ? Chamonix, Mont-Blanc ? Beldi ? Forges-les-Eaux ? Bodrum ? La Palmyre Atlantique ? Kemer ? Méribel Aspen Park ? Palmiye ? Opio en Provence ? Peisey-Vallandry ? Pompadour ? Serre-Chevalier AMERICAS / WEST INDIES / CARIBBEAN ? Sant‟Ambroggio, Corsica ? Tignes Val Claret West Indies ? Vittel Ermitage ? Les Boucaniers, Martinique ? Vittel le Parc ? La Caravelle, Guadeloupe Greece Bahamas ? Athenia ? Columbus Isle ? Gregolimano Brazil
? Kos ? Itaparica Mauritius ? Rio das Pedras ? Albion ? Trancoso Israel United States ? Coral Beach ? Sandpiper, Florida Italy Mexico ? Cervinia ? Cancún yucatán ? Kamarina, Sicily ? Ixtapa ? Metaponto Dominican Republic
? Napitia ? Punta Cana
? Otranto Turks and Caïcos Moroccco ? Turquoise
? Marrakech le Riad
? Marrakech la Palmeraie ? Marrakech la Medina
? Da Balaia
? Cap Skirring
? Les Almadies
6. Club Med Asia Pacific Top management biographies
President and CEO of Club Med Asia Pacific
Caroline‟s mission is to accelerate Club Med‟s growth in Asia Pacific by reinforcing marketing and
commercial strategies in the region. She will also be working on new business development with
the opening of new markets and new villages in unique and high potential destinations. Caroline
aims to enrich Club Med‟s premium all-inclusive offer in line with the new upscale strategy.
Caroline took up the position in 2006. She is no stranger of Club Med, having moved to Asia from
Club Med‟s head office in France, where she held the position of VP Strategic Marketing Director
for Club Med worldwide and member of the Management Committee Board, since 2003.
Previously to Club Med, Caroline worked in a diverse range of marketing directorship positions,
working for companies like Disney Télévision France (2002 – 2003), European Internet Provider, Tiscali France – Liberty Surf (2000 – 2002) and French TV Group M6 (1997 – 2000). Caroline
started her career working in Marketing with Procter and Gamble for 7 years. Caroline graduated stfrom the 1 French Business School, HEC Paris.
Caroline is President and CEO of Club Med Asia Pacific. She reports to Henri Giscard d‟Estaing,
Chairman of the Board and CEO.