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Back to Martinique

As she impressed the La Suite Villa hotel managers during an internship, Morgane Mahieu was hired as the hotel’s Sales and Marketing Manager as soon as she graduated.


Back to Martinique

A 2016 graduate with the MBA Special Events Management Specialization from Vatel Nimes, Morgane Mahieu began her life as a Vatelien with a tailor-made job: Sales and Marketing Manager at the Suite Villa, Martinique’s only five-star hotel. Testimonial

YOUR JOB IN A FEW WORDS:

A Sales and Marketing Manager makes sure that communication matches the service proposed. A service that he or she constantly optimizes through an appropriate pricing strategy and daily operational monitoring.

 

5 DAILY MISSIONS: 

  • Managing and checking prices
  • Digital communication 
  • Partnerships (tourist offices, travel agencies, service providers, etc.)
  • Supervision of reservations and greeting our guests
  • Mediation between management and operational teams

 

3 QUALITIES REQUIRED TO DO THIS JOB:

  • Creativity, curiosity
  • Taking calculated risks
  • Organization

 

3 VALUES VATEL TAUGHT YOU

  • Teamwork
  • Thoroughness
  • Exceeding your own limitations

 

3 THINGS TAUGHT IN THE SPECIAL EVENTS MANAGEMENT COURSE THAT YOU USE EVERY DAY:

  • How to innovate without compromising the expectations your guests have
  • Knowing how to negotiate avec les service providers and partners
  • How to optimize my time to be efficient

 

3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOUR LIFE IN MARTINIQUE:

  • Surprising: no one day is like another one.
  • Rewarding: both from a personal and professional point of view
  • Relaxing: the environment allows you to put all external stress into perspective

 

BEST MEMORIES OF VATEL:

No doubt, the organization of our fashion show for charity. A project at the end of our studies, with ups and downs, that we were lucky enough to make it happen. Once again, I was able to use what I’d learned in my academic courses and I learned how to stretch my own limits. 

 

YOUR BEST INTERNSHIP MEMORY:

My training Sofitel brand values, when I was the Assistant Sales and Banquets Manager at the 5* Sofitel Golfe d'Ajaccio Thalassa Sea & Spa. That was my first experience in a globally known hotel chain.

I was impressed to be a part of such a large entity, with its hierarchy. I understood the importance of having standards and procedures to maintain a long-term standards and boost client loyalty.

Working in an independent hotel with all the best practices in my mind for hospitality in a hotel chain, gives me the impression of knowing how to bring the best of two worlds together.

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