Meet the team
We're proud of our dedicated team who strive to offer the best service at all times, ensuring our guests have an enjoyable and memorable stay. Every member of staff is crucial to the smooth running of the hotel. There's not room to introduce them all here, but here are some key members of the team.
Luis de Oliveira
Luis has been Hotel Manager at the Pomme d'Or since 2002, providing a continuity and quality that ensures our guests experience the very best in comfort and service.
Born in Mozambique, Luis was raised and educated in South Africa. Having achieved his Hotel Management Diploma, he worked in some of South Africa's most beautiful resorts, and for Marriott Hotels in Florida, USA. But it was at the Pomme d'Or, one of Jersey’s most iconic landmarks, where he found his home. Luis enjoys working closely with his team, whose mixture of long service, loyalty and enthusiasm are testimony to the rewarding working environment he creates.
His passion is rugby, and you'll find him watching Jersey RFC play at weekends. He enjoys the variety of Jersey life - restaurants, marinas, beaches, heritage sites - but it's the friendly locals that make it so special.
Deputy General Manager
Born and raised in Johannesburg, Blake completed his Hotel Management Diploma and has worked for Crowne Plaza and the award-winning St Michael's Hotel in Cornwall, experience that makes him a valued addition to the Pomme team.
His favourite part of the job is making special moments happen - especially when under the most trying or difficult conditions. It could be for staff or guests, but for Blake nothing beats the satisfaction of making someone feel really happy.
He is particularly fond of cycling and kayaking - both great things to enjoy in Jersey. For visitors, Blake recommends discovering St Helier's lovely little shops and restaurants; enjoying the harbour-side restaurants in Gorey; and going to see the amazing lighthouse at La Corbière. But the best thing about Jersey? The people are so friendly and kind.
Chris manages our team of chefs at the Pomme d'Or, ensuring we strive for perfection on a plate at all times, from breakfast to dinner. He is passionate about Jersey's superb local produce and suppliers, looking forward to his weekly chat with fishmonger Graham to plan the famous Friday Night Seafood Buffet!
Chris has cooked at some of the UK's finest hotels and restaurants, including the 5 Star luxury Brown's Hotel in London and Stapleford Park, where he regularly cooked for royal family of Brunei.
At weekends he enjoys taking to the water with his local sailing club. His top recommendation for visitors to Jersey is to spend a morning at Gorey Castle, before lunch or a lazy afternoon tea in the sunshine at one of the great restaurants at Gorey harbour.
Front Office Manager
John leads our Front Office team, working with a group of dedicated colleagues to give our guests the best experience possible.
John grew up on a coffee farm in the rural part of Kenya's Central Highlands, before studying accounting at college in Nairobi. He has worked in the hotel industry since the early 1980s, spending time in Kenya, South Korea and the UK gaining a wealth of hospitality experience and knowledge.
Having joined the Pomme d'Or in 2014, John thoroughly enjoys Jersey life and the island's natural beauty. He is proud of the way we genuinely care for our guests, working hard to make their stay memorable with the very best customer service.
Guest Services Supervisor
Joseph is our Head Concierge, providing our guests with a range of top-drawer services including making local recommendations and reservations; booking transportation; assisting with luggage; providing courier & parcel services; and organising travel arrangements & tours of local attractions.
Raised and educated in Kenya, Joseph attended one of the country's leading catering colleges before joining the 5 Star Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi. From there he came to Jersey in 2001. He enjoys walking the quiet country lanes and discovering Jersey's natural beauty and serene atmosphere.
For visitors, Joseph thinks Jersey's a winner because of the variety on offer for all generations, from Durrell Wildlife Park to historical sites to watersports.