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Luis de Oliveira
After 17 years at our sister hotel, The Pomme d'Or, Luis de Oliveira took the helm at The Merton.
Born in Mozambique, Luis was raised and educated in South Africa. He's worked in some of South Africa's most beautiful resorts, and for Marriott Hotels in Florida, USA. But it was when he moved to Jersey in 2002 that he found his home.
Guests love Luis' enthusiasm, and he's always got a joke up his sleeve to keep his team smiling. We couldn't be happier that he made the move to The Merton.
Luis is rugby mad! On weekends you'll find him in St Peter cheering on the Jersey Reds. He enjoys the variety of Jersey life - restaurants, marinas, beaches, heritage sites - but for him, it's the friendly locals that make the island so special.
Originally hailing from Northern Ireland, Scott went to school then studied IT in Northumberland. Having worked in Edinburgh & Norfolk, he moved to Jersey and the Merton three years ago. He has recently completed his Chartered Management Diploma from the CMI.
He enjoys the variety of his current role, with the extensive facilities at the Merton ensuring he is always busy throughout the year. "I have never worked anywhere with the amount of repeat business that continues to return to the Merton", Scott says of the customer loyalty the hotel inspires.
Scott enjoys Jersey life, spending time with his young family and visiting the excellent local restaurants. He also appreciates the fact France is only an hour away for holidays.
His highlights for visitors include the Merton's Aquadome, Elizabeth Castle and the white sands of St Brelade’s Bay.
Amy Dolan was born and raised on the red side of Manchester, moving to Jersey to take on the Front Office Manager role here at the Merton in the autumn of 2018.
Before relocating to the island, Amy spent six years working under the Marriott brand in and around Manchester, starting as a receptionist and moving up to Front of House manager. Amy is a real people person and her favourite part of the job is meeting so many different people from so many different places.
When she’s not brightening up our guest’s days, you’ll find Amy on the running track training for another marathon. Amy hasn’t been in the island long but she’s already fallen in love with Plemont Beach, recommending it to all our guests at every opportunity.
Lee organises the Merton's incredible array of entertainment, with an irrepressible energy and enthusiasm.
Having grown up in Southampton, he worked for Haven Holidays, Rank Entertainment and Luminar Leisure before moving to Jersey and joining the Merton five years ago. If you look up 'Job Satisfaction' in the dictionary, you'll find a picture of Lee: he loves everything about his job - except the paperwork!
He has recently taken up Muay Thai to keep fit, and recommends an active holiday in Jersey: try jet skiing in St Aubin’s bay, paddle boarding in St Brelade’s Bay and surfing in St Ouen's Bay. And of course the the FlowRider Surf Wave at the Merton is a must try!
Lee hails from Sheffield, but has lived in Jersey for 24 years and been Head Chef of the Merton for 11 years. "Doesn’t time fly when you like the place you live and work!", he says.
His favourite part of the job is the satisfaction of hearing guests from all over the world saying "Now that’s what I call a hotel, the food is to die for." Lee's proud of the range of food available at the Merton, from English to Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. And of course the 'all you can eat' buffet - "There’s not a lot of them around now!", he says.
One thing's for sure: with Lee as Head Chef, you wont go hungry.
In his spare time Lee likes to spend time with his son, going to beaches & restaurants and visiting the zoo - there's plenty to see and do with kids in Jersey.