SARDINIA is the second destination in the L’e Marquis portfolio. ST TROPEZ (www.sttropezluxury.com) was launched in Summer 2016.  AIX & PROVENCE  (www.aixandprovenceluxury.com) was launched in January 2017 and VENETO (www.veneto-luxury.com) was launched at the end of April 2017.

Our company policy is to only feature destinations where we have a deep knowledge, where we have a committed local partner and where we have the best local concierge and property managers to look after our clients. In the BEYOND SARDINIA section you will find a few examples of the properties that we will be featuring in Veneto, and some other beautiful destinations that you might be interested in.

We want our clients to have enough knowledge to feel that they are locals as soon as they arrive. We ensure that there are smart house books  in all our properties, and with this and the valuable inside tips from our local people, our clients will feel that they have been visiting the destination for years.

 

 

SOME REASONS WHY YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER BOOKING A TRIP WITH L’E MARQUIS

  • Over 30 years’ experience in the luxury travel market.
  • Deep knowledge of the destinations where we work.
  • Super concierge service with all our property rentals.
  • “Bear Miles” ( loyalty points) given with all our accommodation, services and products: these can be exchanged for use in all our destinations, and for all our products.
  • Contributions to local charities in all our destinations.
  • Welcome Bear, Books,  and bottles of local wine included in all our property rentals.
  • Complimentary wine included in many restaurants that we recommend.
  • Trio Aria private concerts possible at your villa for special occasions.
  • Unique service to enable clients to easily enjoy multi-destination holidays: we have arrangements with limousines, yachts and helicopters to combine Sardinia with St Tropez, Tuscany, Cavallo Island and Provence.

L’E MARQUIS Ltd is a private company, company number 09772447, registered in London, with its registered address at New Bridge Street House, 30-34 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6BJ. The company is registered for VAT, registration number 230 0395 53.

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Edward Marquis – The Founder

Edward is the Founder and Director of the company and is based in the south of France. Edward has inspected every property that is featured in France and Italy, and looks after the management of the properties in the south of France.

Edward was born in Edinburgh and spent his early years in Scotland. He graduated in Russian and History from London University and went on to do a post graduate course in Book and Magazine production, and Business Management at the London College of Printing. His first appointment was as Export Manager for India for Penguin Books and he later moved on to become Asia sales manager, and set up the Penguin Books office in Hong Kong. During his 5 years at Penguin Edward visited most bookshops and universities between Istanbul and Tokyo.

The allure of travel got into his blood. He started his career in travel in conference, trade fair and event management, later moving into retail and leisure travel. He was one of the pioneers of the luxury villa rental market, initially contracting some of the first villas with pools in Tuscany over 30 years ago. He has worked for luxury villa rental companies in the USA, in the UK and in France, and has been involved in the luxury villa and concierge business in St Tropez for over 25 years.

Edward is a keen photographer and has taken many of the villa shots on this website. He is an ardent cricket follower, is an MCC member and has played at Lord’s himself. When he is not looking after clients, or inspecting new villas and destinations, he is probably at his happiest in one of the stands at Lord’s or having grilled fish and a bottle of local Rosé wine at one of St Tropez’s famous beach bars.

Edward can be found at Edward@sttropezluxury.com

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Rebecca Lewis Lalatta  –  The Sardinia Partner
Rebecca has been living in Sardinia for over 20 years and knows the island intimately. She loves her island and would be delighted to share its warmth and beauty with you. She will be able to help you with the most demanding of requests, and help organise some wonderful experiences.
Rebecca was an Exhibitioner at The Royal College of Music in London, studied social sciences at Edinburgh University, before moving to Sardinia. She is a flautist, and plays with the Trio Aria in concerts all over Europe. In 2012, for the first time in history she brought 110 Carabinieri and 88 horses from Rome to perform for Her Majesty the Queen during the Diamond Jubilee Pageant at Windsor Castle. Rebecca was subsequently made an honorary member of the Carabinieri, becoming the first woman in history to play with the force’s famous Fanfara band, based in Milan.
Rebecca has been involved in luxury property sales and rentals in Italy for a number of years, and has organised events and celebrations for clients all over Sardinia.

Please contact Rebecca for all rentals, sales and purchases, or if you have a property for sale or rent in Sardinia. Rebecca can be contacted at rebecca@sardinianluxury.com or by telephone through the London office.
Rebecca is also responsible for press and marketing enquiries for the L’e Marquis group. She can be contacted on rebecca@lemarquisluxury.com or by telephone through the London office.

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Alistair Delves – The Second Brain

 

Alistair acts as a consultant to the company. With the lines between luxury travel and luxury lifestyle becoming increasingly blurred, Alistair’s imagination and breadth of knowledge of different industries bring real strength to the L’e Marquis proposition, as well as to the management team.

 

Alistair was born in London, but spent his school years in Singapore and Vietnam, so encountered travel and different cultures at an early age. After graduating from the universities of Southampton and Brussels he gained invaluable management experience at Young & Rubicam and at Ogilvy London before starting Your2ndBrain Consultancy. At Young & Rubicam he managed the Jamaica Tourist Board business for a decade and also the fashion house, Browns of South Moulton street.

 

Alistair has been supporting senior management in a variety of organisations as an additional strategic resource for the last 25 years. He has worked in a variety of organisations from global businesses to start ups, and from governments to charities: Diageo Fine Wines, Ogilvy Poland, New York Life, the Brand Union, Reuters, COI, Euro RSG Skybridge, Alajou Trading Company, Prudential Asia, JWT as well as younger companies such as Four Points Consulting, J Bird & Company and Giant Games.

 

With a background in communication Alistair’s role is part sounding board, part facilitator and part catalyst as he provides a fresh perspective that enables management to continue to drive the longer term strategic agendas.

 

When he has time, Alistair can often be found  in his studio working on a series of abstract paintings, that are all about energy for his next exhibitions.

Alistair can be contacted on his email Alistair@alistairdelves.com or on his mobile 0044 (0) 7899756084.

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Rajeev Shaunak – The Financial Adviser

 

L’e Marquis is advised by Rajeev, a partner at MHA MacIntyre Hudson, one of the leading travel specialist accounting firms in Europe. All the company bookkeeping and accounting is handled by his office in New Bridge Street in London.

 

Rajeev has over 15 years experience working with a varied portfolio of clients, especially in the healthcare and travel sectors. In addition to audit, accounting and tax issues, Rajeev has considerable experience in giving general business advice including advising on AIM flotations, systems reviews, preparing specialist reports and advising on regulatory compliance.
He is a member of the firm’s Business Strategy Group and enjoys advising on a variety of matters affecting businesses from audit and accounting issues to budgeting and strategic planning: he puts an emphasis on planning for growth and profitability.

 

MHA Macintyre Hudson was founded in 1880 and is today a Top 20 Independent Accountancy firm, with 14 offices in the UK, and the UK member of Baker Tilly International, a world leading network of independently owned and managed accountancy and business advisory firms unitd by a commitment to provide excellent customer service,

 

Rajeev can be contacted at Rajeev.shaunak@mhllp.co.uk

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George Seatter – The Insurance Enforcer

 

George plays a vital role at L’e Marquis by ensuring that every property the company handles is fully ensured against any eventuality.

 

George has ben one of the UK’s leading private client insurance brokers for the past 15 years. He started with student specialist Endsleigh before joining Stackhouse Poland (SP) in 2002 to help them develop their national relationship with the wealth management company, St James Place.

 

George then created Green Park Insurance Services (GPIS) as a joint venture between SP and Mayfair based Alexander Associates Group in London. GPIS rapidly became on of the market leaders in providing tailored insurance – essentially a single policy covering household, motor and travel insurance, and, where applicable, yacht and private aviation.

 

This business was sold in September 2015 and George joined SPF Private Clients. SPF, (formerly Savills Private Finance), is one of the UK’s leading financial services companies, and George is currently working with them to develop their private client insurance business.

 

George cares passionately about the service he provides and appreciates that the true value of a high net worth insurance policy is only shown in the event of a claim.

 

Have a look at George’s profile on linked in: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/georgeseatter
Please contact him if you would like to evaluate the insurance policies that you have, and he will advise you if you are adequately and competitively covered.

George can be contacted on gseatter@spf.co.uk

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Pink Harrison – The Company Artist

 

Pink has worked extensively in the south of France and is able to accept commissions to create a unique watercolour record of your memorable holiday.

 

Pink’s formative years were spent training at ballet school, and there followed a period of acting and modelling which took her to Rome. It was there that she learnt to paint from her late husband, artist Michael Harrison (1948 to 1983).

 

A period of restless worldwide travel with sketchbook in hand followed, and Japan was especially influential artistically.

 

A passion for Italy and the extraordinary light in the South of France and by the Mediterranean, which so lends itself to being painted in watercolour, is a constant lure. More recent work has been inspired by ballet dancers in rehearsal and by the magic and music of Trio Aria from Italy. Sketching and painting them as they perform is a magical experience.

 

Pink will be happy to discuss a commission to paint your property – please email her with any ideas or requirements that you may have.

 

She has exhibited in France, in Italy, in Scotland and in London: including shows at The Royal Watercolour Society, and at The Royal Institute of Painters in watercolour. Her paintings are in private collections worldwide.

 

Pink can be contacted at pink@pinkharrison.co.uk

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Q  (and Bearmiles)

 

Q is everywhere. Q has inspected your property, Q will welcome you at your property, Q will come home with you if you love him. You may see him on the back of the  shirts worn by our maids and chefs. You may spot him on one of his special ibo-Maraca Panama hats. You will get him if you buy a Bomber jacket.

And Q created the Bearmiles loyalty  programme. But these Bears are not stupid, they were not born yesterday: they are numbered limited edition Bears. They are a protected species. They realise that, if they were for sale, there would quickly be a worldwide Teddy Bear shortage. So the only thing that you cannot buy with Bearmiles is a Teddy Bear. Did I say “thing”?

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