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Virgin Limited Edition's 2016 New Year resolutions

With the New Year come new resolutions, so we asked the General Managers at each of the Virgin Limited Edition properties to tell us what they hope to achieve during 2016...

Feel free to share any of your own resolutions!

The Lodge, Ashley Crook, The Lodge Manager

Ashley 1

  • Train for and complete my first London Marathon (we'll all be cheering you on Ashley!)
  • Spend more time having fun in the beautiful mountains of Verbier!
  • Make more effort to keep in touch with my friends and family who live all over the world
  • Complete my first year at The Lodge as Lodge Manager with the great team I have around me!

Necker Island, Keny and Leesa Jones, General Managers


  • Our first New Year resolution is to spend more quality time with our two children, Theo and Zara. Despite the fact we live on an island and work together we don't spend much time as a family
  • Cutting down on beef is a big one for our family as we've learnt so much this past year on how our beef consumption impacts the environment
  • This year we plan to grow our own pineapples and other fruits at home in the garden! Theo has been learning about it at school so he'll be teaching us a thing or two!
  • On island we hope to make the magical holiday experience we create even better as we continue to train our rapidly expanding team to wow all our guests

Ulusaba, Karl & Llané Langdon, General Managers

Karl and Llané from Ulusaba

  • Embracing adventure with our family
  • Staying positive! Working in the South African bush can have its challenges but with every challenge we want to make sure we seek a new opportunity

Mont Rochelle, Dalené Claassens, Estate Manager

Dalene Claassens

  • Drink more water!
  • Refresh my German
  • Visit another Virgin Limited Edition property - maybe The Lodge or Kasbah Tamadot
  • Continue our sustainability efforts at Mont Rochelle by sourcing produce locally and training our staff on sustainability initiatives
  • We'll be getting more involved in charity work at Mont Rochelle, so watch this space!

Kasbah Tamadot, Vincent Padioleau, General Manager

Kasbah Tamadot 2012 Portraits-19

  • To continue working on our past successes by creating a better guest experience at Kasbah Tamadot
  • For Kasbah Tamadot to win a travel award in 2016 would be the icing on the cake!
  • Visit another Virgin Limited Edition property

Mahali Mzuri, Michelle and Ken Dyball, General Managers


  • Continue the great work that was achieved in 2015 into 2016
  • Keep fit and healthy!

The Roof Gardens, Sam Wilson, General Manager

VLE Roof Gardens

  • I'm not usually one for New Year resolutions as I'm too impatient to wait until the 1st of January - I like to get started as soon as the idea comes into my head!
  • There's a lot going on behind the scenes at The Roof Gardens during 2016 so watch this space for some announcements of what's to come!

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