Who we are

muse villas was born out of the realisation that a selection of outstanding private villas in Mauritius deserved to be matched with an exclusive lifestyle. This includes concierge services, high standards and bespoke services to make any stay on the island a truly exceptional experience.

By stepping into the operations of our Signature Villas, we bring a whole new experience to our guests, allowing them to focus on what matters most: living in the moment, enjoying the best of the hedonistic Mauritian lifestyle and creating unforgettable memories.

Our Team

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Mathieu Appassamy

Co-Founder & CEO

A dynamic Mauritian entrepreneur with a background in short-term rentals. After studying in France, Mathieu started working at Horizon Holidays and then founded StayMauritius. The muse villas idea emerged during the COVID pandemic while seeing the potential of the exceptional villas in Mauritius. Mathieu is also the President of AALSIM, the association of Holiday Rentals operators in Mauritius, and co-founder/Director of FoodWise, a social business combatting food waste.

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Xavier Doger de Spéville

Co-Founder & COO

A passionate hotelier and Vatel Hotel Management School graduate, Xavier's distinguished career includes roles at prestigious institutions like Le Royal Monceau and Le Bristol in Paris. With six years at LUX* Resorts & Hotels, he brings expertise to muse villas, ensuring every aspect of our guest experience reflects our unique charm and high standards.

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Tessa Rochecouste

Executive Chef

With 12 years refining her skills in Bordeaux, she brings a wealth of expertise to our team. Committed to our farm-to-table philosophy, Tessa crafts unique menus with the freshest local ingredients. Her passion for gastronomy and flair promise to satisfy even the most refined palates. Join us for a culinary journey where each dish is an art form, elevating your dining experience.

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Sonia Jayram

Villa Host

Sonia, who looks after Villa Saphir & Villa Rubis, is a passionate professional in luxury hospitality with a master's degree in resort management. Her experience at renowned establishments like Hotel Cap-Eden-Roc , Chateau Saint Martin & Spa, La Reserve and Constance Prince Maurice guarantees guests a truly unforgettable and luxurious stay.

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Luana Caillee

Villa Host

With a bachelor's degree from Vatel and a rich history in luxury hospitality, she brings a wealth of experience from prestigious establishments like Fouquet’s, LUX* Saint Gilles, Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury, and Four Seasons Hotel George V. Luana ensures every guest enjoys a uniquely tailored, luxurious stay at our villas.

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Gregory Veerapen Chetty

Villa Host

Gregory, our Villa Host for Villa de L'Ocean, Villa Cambresi, and Villa Koki Bonheur at muse villas. With distinguished experience from renowned establishments like One&Only Royal Mirage and Hotel Plaza Athénée Paris, Gregory ensures each stay is a meticulously curated journey of luxury and comfort.

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Jordan Berthelot

Villa Host

Jordan holds a Hospitality degree from Vatel and brings extensive experience from five-star hotels like Hilton, Marriott, Constance, and Shangri-la. Dedicated to Villa Cambier and Villa Matahari, he ensures an elevated guest experience, embodying the definition of barefoot luxury.

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Camille Gyr

Villa Experience Innovator & Quality Specialist

With a keen eye for detail and a passion guest experiences, Camille ensures each guest's experience is extraordinary. Camille's commitment to high-quality standards and guest satisfaction, coupled with her experience with prestigious brands such as John Paul or LVMH group, makes her the driving force behind the exceptional experiences our guests cherish.

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Vishal Jawahir

Executive Sous Chef

A master of culinary innovation and excellence, his passion for creating extraordinary gastronomic experiences is evident in every dish. With a wealth of expertise, Vishal plays a crucial role in enhancing our dining offerings across our diverse villa collection, ensuring each meal is an unforgettable part of the guest experience.

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Vicky Anseline

Executive Sous Chef

Vicky has over 22 years in the kitchens of luxury hotels. With a refined culinary journey in prestigious kitchens, Vicky's passion for creating outstanding experiences makes him integral to our team. Collaborating with Executive Chef Tessa, Vicky plays a key role in enhancing dining at muse villas, ensuring every dish is a delightful part of the overall luxury experience.

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Rukshaar Ganga

Administrative Assistant

With a degree in tourism and hospitality, she brings a blend of academic prowess and hands-on experience. With roles at renowned properties like Constance and One&Only Le Saint Geran in Mauritius, Rukshaar's dedication to operational excellence ensures seamless experiences across our entire villa collection.

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Daniel Agathe

Sales Specialist

After his studies in Switzerland in Hospitality and Global Business Management, Daniel brings a rich and diverse set of skills from his experiences at 20 Degrés Sud - Relais & Château, Grand Hôtel Suisse Majestic & Sunlife Mauritius. An avid communicator and optimist, he holds the secret to crafting dream holidays for his guests!

Co-Founder & Director

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David Amsellem

Co-Founder & Director

A French national who adopted Mauritius as home for five years now, is a distinguished entrepreneur and luminary in luxury hospitality. Founder of John Paul, the global leading concierge service acquired by Accor Hotels in 2016, David is now an active angel investor and board member of several companies, including The Lux Collective in Mauritius. His passion for luxury hospitality contributes to muse villas, where his leadership guides the pursuit of unparalleled excellence in guest experiences.

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Harold Mayer

Co-Founder & Director

Harold notably served as the CEO of CIEL Textile for over two decades, which he drove to a succesful company of more than $400 million turnover. Currently engaged on the boards of Air Mauritius, Sunlife, and Omnicane, Harold's expertise in strategic business development and corporate governance is invaluable to muse villas. Notably, during his student days, he was involved in selling exceptional stays in Mauritius to South Africans, foreshadowing his continued contribution to the luxury hospitality sector.

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Harel Hubert

Co-Founder & Director

Hubert is an accomplished Mauritian C-Suite professional who served several roles such as Managing Director of Medine Property and currently CEO of Necker Capital. Hubert also serves as Non Executive Director of listed companies and brings extensive experience in financial management and real estate. His insights and strategic guidance contribute to muse villas' success, ensuring a sustainable and prosperous future.

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