The Spirit of Lux is an original podcast hosted by Paul Jones, CEO of The Lux Collective. In each episode, we feature interviews with friends, thought leaders, and personalities from the Travel and Hospitality industry as we traverse through the topics on design, customer service, wellness, culinary, and many more.
5. The LUX* Tea Horse Road through the lens of Michael Freeman
Discover the marvelous photographic journey with one of the most widely published photographers, Michael Freeman along the historical Tea Horse Trade Route in Yunnan, south of China. From Pu’er to Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-La and all the way to Benzilan, LUX* Tea Horse Road China is a collection of retreats located in some of the world’s most off-grid destinations. Michael’s works have been published in some of the world’s most well-known magazines and publications throughout his illustrious career. Pre-Covid, he spent half his time traveling in Asia on photography assignments.
Michael is also the co-author of the large-format reportage book - The Life of Tea - which was the result of a three-year photographic exploration into the world’s finest tea producers from the top artisanal growers in China, Japan, Sri Lanka, and India, including tea plantations farmed by Buddhist monks, teaware craftsmen as well as tea connoisseurs.
4. Culinary excellence with Dave Minten and Walter Lanfranchi
Join the world’s best chefs and LUX*s celebrated culinarians - Chef Dave Minten and Chef Walter Lanfranchi as they share the extraordinary world of LUX* gastronomy that encompasses all five senses, and how they are bringing The Lux Collective to greater heights through the Test Kitchen concept.
Dave specializes in French and Mediterranean Cuisine, with a focus on working with fresh produce. Walter works very closely with the Management as well as the Research & Development team to conceive and develop new F&B concepts for the group.
The Chefs also take us behind-the-scenes of the upcoming LUX* Grand Baie - Offering laid-back dining from morning to night at the Beach Rouge, the eye-catching and exotic Ai KISU restaurant which will offer best-in-class contemporary Asian cuisine and Maison LUX* - combining the best of French and Italian inspired cafes and bars, offering fresh, home-brewed coffee.
3. Lessons in Leadership in the Era of Covid with Jeremie de Fombelle
Discover the most important traits to excel in the hospitality industry and be inspired by Jeremie’s unconventional way of empowering and motivating his 300-strong Team Members in the time of Covid as well as driving his personal passion for cultivating a zero food waste environment for the hospitality industry in Mauritius.
2. Designing Perfection with Kelly Hoppen CBE
Join multi-award winning interior design Kelly Hoppen CBE as she talks about her role in transforming LUX* Resorts & Hotels into a luxury hospitality brand. Kelly also discusses the concept behind her latest project with the group, the highly anticipated LUX* Grand Baie Resort & Residences, on how harmony is achieved by blending the natural landscape and generous space with her East Meets West style and neutral palette.
1. Care-ology and the Circle of Care with Ron Kaufman
Ron Kaufman, the world’s foremost educator on Uplifting Service and New York Times best-selling author, is the founding father of the Care-ology philosophy; the transformation of Service to include authentic Care. Discover the paradigm shift in the hospitality industry, connecting delivery of Service with a commitment to Care that enables genuine well-being for guests and Team Members of The Lux Collective.