Jean-Luc Naret, director of the Michelin Guide, joined the company in September 2003. After working closely with his predecessor, Derek Brown, he took over his new responsibilities on June 1, 2004. With solid experience in the luxury hotel segment, he is the sixth director in the guide’s 107-year history.
A graduate of Ecole Hôtelière de Paris, Naret has worked in luxury hotels for two decades. Upon completing his studies in May 1982, he was hired as manager of the Venice-Simplon-Orient Express train. He later worked in Bora Bora for two years before being appointed deputy director of the Bristol Hotel in Paris.
Naret then joined the management team of One & Only Le Saint-Géran in Mauritius. For the same company, he was active in the reopening of The Palace of the Lost City in South Africa and the One & Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas.
In 2000, Naret managed the renovation of the Sandy Lane in Barbados, which quickly won an award as the “World’s Best Resort.”
Before joining Michelin, he was head of operations for a group of hotels belonging to His Highness the Aga Khan.