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.
Front of House Manager
Stacey leads our Front of House team, working alongside a group of dedicated colleagues to provide our guests with the best experience possible.
Born in Edenvale on the outreaches of Johannesburg, Stacey grew up on the east coast of South Africa in a town called Empangeni. After living and working in hospitality in Scotland, her fondness for the ocean influenced a move to the island seven years ago.
Nothing makes Stacey happier than interacting with our guests and making the best of their holiday. High on her list of recommendations are exploring the historic castles around the island and a visit to Jersey War Tunnels. Of course, with her love of the sea, taking long walks alongside Jersey’s beautiful beaches and coastline is an absolute must!
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.
Marianne Van Heel
Meetings and Events Manager
Marianne joined our reception team a little over two years ago and today, she leads our events team as our Meetings and Events Manager.
Marianne was born, raised and educated in Holland, arriving in Jersey as a hospitality intern. Throughout Marianne’s career she’s worked at a number of Jersey’s best hotels in a variety of different roles. But it’s here at The Pomme d'Or in her event management role that she truly excels, helping our guests create the event of their dreams.
When she’s not organising weddings, conferences, socials and more, Marianne spends her time in the gym focussing on her fitness. She loves eating out, visiting the cinema with friends and highly recommends trips to St Brelade’s Bay and La Mare Vineyards when visiting Jersey.