Cheval Blanc Randheli appoints Laurent Chancel as General Manager
Cheval Blanc Randheli has appointed Laurent Chancel as its new General Manager.
A professional chef, Chancel joined Cheval Blanc Randheli in 2013, as part of the resort’s pre-opening team. He served as the resort’s Culinary Director until joining Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France in mid-2016 as its Resident Manager.
During his time serving as the Culinary Director of Cheval Blanc Randheli, Chancel shaped and built the strong basis of the culinary art concept at the resort. He built the foundation for all the culinary teams to excel in their art and passion, illustrating Cheval Blanc’s core values of savoir-faire and creativity.
After a one-year stint at Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France, Chancel returned to Cheval Blanc Randheli in mid-2017. He has since worked closely with his predecessor Renato W. Chizzola in the capacity of Resident Manager, before taking up the position of General Manager on September 1.
Accessible by a scenic 40-minute seaplane flight from the main Velana International Airport, Cheval Blanc Randheli is one-of-a-kind exclusive property from the luxury fashion group Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH). Designed by Jean-Michel Gathy, the creative mind behind some of the world’s most stunning resorts including the Chedi Muscat and many Aman resorts, Randheli marries contemporary aesthetic with the traditional Maldivian craftsmanship.
The multi-award-winning resort offers 46 villas in three different categories to choose from; Island, Water or Garden. They have a variety of contemporary design elements, high doors and ceilings, outdoor areas for relaxation, pool terraces, a 12.5m long private swimming pool and lagoon-side pontoons.
The award-winning Owner’s Villa at Cheval Blanc Randheli sprawls across its one-hectare dedicated island, and is accessible from a private berth and jetty. This four-bedroom villa is the epitome of exclusive privacy with unique facilities including its own spa, oversized 25-metre long outdoor pool, pristine beaches and exotic gardens.
The resort’s award-winning Le 1947 fine dining restaurant offers an exceptional nine-course culinary experience, which pays tribute to French cuisine, interpreted with delicacy and creativity in a Maldivian setting.
The Cheval Blanc Spa offers exclusive Guerlain treatments in special treatment villas, whilst the Hair Spa by Leonor Greyl doubles as a beauty studio and barber shop. For guests with children, there is a Le Carrousel Kids Club and Le Paddock Teens Club on the premises to keep them occupied.