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Meet The Owners

 

Andre Dhanpaul

Born on the South American continent in the lush country of Guyana, Andre migrated to Jamaica at age thirteen where he has spent most of his life. Jamaica became an integral part of Andre’s life as he grew and developed professionally in the land whose motto is “Out of many, one people”.   

Andre entered the field of tourism and hospitality after high school, working in accounting and finance. After college he continued his hospitality career in finance and before entering Hotel Operations. Andre worked his way to the top becoming a General Manager at a young age. Andre’s drive for service excellence and quest for growth would eventually elevate him to Regional Director of the Eastern Caribbean for one of the Caribbean’s leading luxury hotel chains.  With over 25 years of Tourism and Hospitality management experience, and working with leading hotels brand like SuperClubs, Sandals, Holiday Inn, and Blue Diamonds Resorts, Andre now works to provide exceptional vacation experiences through his own luxury brand, Xhale Luxury Villa.

Andre believes that it is important to have a balanced life filled with fulfillment, laughter and giving back to society. He has served in many roles with the Jamaica Hotel and Tourism Association National and Negril Chapters, the Negril Chamber of Commerce and served as a Director of the Orange Bay Country Club. A sportsman by nature, Andre has dabbled in Auto Racing and has a passion for the outdoors, which complements his favorite sport and hobby, Golf. Andre is a dedicated father and partner who enjoys spending time with his family.

 

Lisa Gardner

Lisa was born on the beautiful Caribbean island of Jamaica. As a teenager she was intrigued by the hospitality industry and after university her passion led her to join the tourism and hospitality industry. During this time she was exposed to all areas of hotel operations. As a young manager in one of the Caribbean’s leading luxury all-inclusive hotel chains, Lisa’s drive for success and dedication to providing impeccable service helped propelled her career. Lisa eventually became one of the youngest Hotel Managers at Sandals Resorts, working both in Jamaica and St. Lucia.   

 

With over twelve years of tourism and Hospitality Management experience Lisa, along with her partner Andre, took the decision to launch two luxury products in St. Lucia, the ‘ See St. Lucia Topless Mini Cooper Road Trip’ tour and Xhale Luxury Villa. Her vision for both products was to add something new and exciting to the St. Lucian tourism product and to deliver luxury vacation experiences.

 

Being an avid sportsperson, Lisa has always been very driven and strategic in her approach to her work, always striving to provide the best for her customers and team. Lisa has had over twelve years of experience in tourism and hospitality and believes strongly in providing unprecedented service to all her customers.

Spending time with her family and friends is one of her most fulfilling pastimes and she believes Xhale Luxury Villa provides the perfect setting for others to reconnect and create special memories with their own families and friends while on vacation.