What was your professional background prior to your arrival at the Sezz?
After studying at a hotel school in Besançon, I worked for 5 years in Saint-Tropez and in Courchevel, where I rose through the ranks over the seasons to become general manager. I also worked as a receptionist for 3 years in a hotel at the Saint-Tropez golfe course. I also set up my own restaurant before arriving at the Hotel Sezz in 2013.
What are your main duties as a manager?
My range of duties is very broad! Most of my work involves the management of a staff of 10 people during the high season. I am responsible for the cleanliness of the rooms and common areas, the linen room, the stock management, the supply of the minibars, the planning, the training of the staff etc... It is a job that requires a lot of flexibility and organization.
What are the key moments in your daily working life?
Every day is different. The key moment that I would particularly mention is the start of the day, with its guest arrivals, room checks and the management of specific requests.
What do you think are the three essential activities in Saint-Tropez?
In my opinion, the Tuesday or Saturday morning walk to the Place des Lices market is a must! Having a coffee on the terrace of the Sénéquier followed by a stroll through the port and a visit to the village are also unmissable activities. For a fun cultural outing, I highly recommend the Musée de la Gendarmerie et du Cinéma, a museum that celebrates the cinematic heritage of Saint-Tropez and is a delight for young and old alike! Finally, if you’re a fan of fine sand and exquisite sunsets, I advise you to relax on Pampelonne Beach, which is my favourite.
Do you have a Sezz anecdote for us?
I have several anecdotes from my ten seasons at the hotel. However, the one that immediately springs to mind and that still makes me smile took place during my first season. I somehow managed to get myself locked in a toilet for a long time and, that same day, I took a shower in my work clothes in the outdoor showers because I did not yet know how the taps worked.
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