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.

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Shudhanshu Kaushik

Shudhanshu Kaushik

General Manager

In the summer of 2021 we were thrilled to welcome the incredibly knowledgeable Shudhanshu Kaushik to the Pomme d'Or Hotel as General Manager. 

With a wealth of education and experience in hospitality management, Shudhanshu has worked in some of the finest hotel establishments around the world, including in India, London, the French Alps, Azerbaijan and Georgia. 

Although a newcomer to Jersey, Shudhanshu is already embracing island life and immersing himself in the local culture and history, with a particular fondness for the Pomme d'Or Hotel as a pillar in Jersey's historical importance. 

David Dunne

David Dunne

Deputy General Manager

Hailing from the town of Balloch, Scotland, David Dunne has spent years shaping his career in Restaurant and Hotel hospitality management for establishments across the UK, including the Tigerlily Hotel in Edinburgh, The Fife Arms and the CitizenM Group.

He is thrilled to move to Jersey and join the Pomme d’Or Hotel team as the Deputy General Manager. David brings with him a wealth of experience working alongside talented people and forward thinking companies, and is looking forward to leading and being part of a team of people who inspire each other here at the Pomme.

He is passionate about people and being in the hospitality industry gives him the opportunity to meet new people from all walks of life every single day, making a point of being available to just chat and interact with his guests. In his spare time, David loves to eat in exciting restaurants or try new bars and coffee places. He enjoys being in a new place and just exploring the local culture and meeting new people.

Victoria Lodge

Victoria Lodge

Meetings and Events Manager

Victoria leads our events team as the Meetings and Events Manager.

Born and raised in Chester, Victoria has since gained a wealth of experience working in ski resorts and hotels around the world, including France, Italy and India. She moved to Jersey in 2016 and joined the Seymour Group as Events Co-ordinator before being promoted in 2021 to Events Manager. Building a good rapport with her clients is one of the most important elements to Victoria's role, and suits her love for organisation and planning perfectly.

Victoria is a keen island explorer, and enjoys swimming and kayaking in her spare time. Her top bit of advice for visitors to Jersey? Explore by sea! You'll experience the island in a totally different way. And of course, don't forget to visit the beautiful Plemont Bay on the north coast. 

 

Joseph Kibe

Joseph Kibe

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.

Takis Pagkalis

Takis Pagkalis

Front of House Manager

Takis was born in Corfu, Greece and grew up in Sydney, Australia. After completing his diploma in Hotel Management, Takis worked in senior positions for a number of establishments in the UK, including Rudding Park Harrogate and IHG Crowne Plaza.

Since relocating to Jersey to join the Pomme d’Or Hotel as the new Front of House Manager, Takis has enjoyed exploring the island’s many beaches and spending time with his family.

He recommends going on a tour to see as much of the island as possible, and of course not to miss our Seafood Friday buffets at the Harbour Room restaurant, or an opportunity to enjoy the facilities at the Merton Aquadome.