The Lux Collective

The Lux Travel Podcast

The Spirit of Lux started in the midst of a pandemic, when virtual human connection became essential to our wellbeing and sanity. Our host is Paul Jones, CEO of The Lux Collective. Each episode, he interviews friends, thought leaders, industry heroes and personalities about all and everything that pertains to the travel and hospitality industry.

The LUX* Tea Horse Road through the lens of
Michael Freeman
Sep 16, 2021

The invitee on episode 5 is none other than Micheal Freeman, the editorial photographer famed for his unusual ability to capture the people and landscapes of the storied Tea Horse Road in Yunnan, China. More recently he published The Life of Tea, after spending three years documenting China, Japan, Sri Lanka, and India. That Michael is somewhat of a globetrotter comes to no surprise: his first stint took him to the Amazon. The photographer with a background in Anthropology from Oxford University discusses his travels and journey.

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Culinary excellence with Dave Minten and Walter Lanfranchi
Aug 27, 2021

The invitees on the fourth episode are two of LUX* Resorts & Hotels’ most loved culinarians, chefs Dave Minten and Walter Lanfranchi. From travelling the world in search of inspiration, to research and development in a test kitchen, from concept to real life, these two take us behind the scenes of LUX*, a hospitality brand known for its creative conceptual restaurants and dining.

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Lessons in leadership in the era of Covid with
Jérémie de Fombelle
Aug 05, 2021

For this third episode of our hotel podcast, Paul, our host, chats with the passionate hotelier and General Manager of LUX* Le Morne Resort, Jérémie de Fombelle. In the middle of a pandemic, Jérémie rallied all 300 of his team members to upskill and renovate the hotel all by themselves! It was such a success that the London Business School has made it a case study. We also discuss the taboo that is food waste in the hotel industry and how LUX* Le Morne became the first Zero Food Waste hotel in Mauritius.

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Designing perfection with Kelly Hoppen
Aug 05, 2021

The second episode of our hospitality podcast reunites our host Paul with kindred spirit Kelly Hoppen, a name that no longer needs an introduction in the world of interior design. Her brilliantly executed neutral-toned havens can be found from East to West. In this episode, Kelly takes us through the creative process of our flagship resort, LUX* Grand Baie, and how ultimately, hotel design is about creating a space where guests fall into an experience of relaxation and luxury.

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Careology and the Circle of Care with Ron Kaufman
Aug 05, 2021

Paul Jones, CEO of The Lux Collective, chats with Ron Kaufman, a thought leader on customer experience and service culture development. Ron is a New York Times bestselling author and has penned 15 books, including the famous Uplifting Service. In the first episode of our travel podcast, we discuss the paradigm shift happening in the hospitality industry, whereby service providers have become caregivers in the post-COVID world.

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