Graduated in Hotel Management at the Institute Arthur Haulot, Charly started his career in 1997 at the reception of the Metropole Hotel. He then spent 6 years at the Conrad Hotel in the conventions department. On 2 April 2015 he joined Le Plaza where he took over the reins of the Events Department. After having contributed to many events, Charly became food and beverage manager late 2008. He was able to model and maintain a stable, efficient and loyal team that ensures the satisfaction of our customers.
Since September 2014, Charly has been part of the general management of the Plaza as Director of Operations. With his experience and the support of his team , it is with calm and always a touch of humor that he takes up the challenges presented by our sales team and customers.
Charly.Vandevenne@leplaza.be / T. +32 (0)2 278 04 91
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Having proven herself in an American chain, Julie opted in 2005 for Le Plaza , an independent hotel, to develop her communication and organization skills with more flexibility.
With 13 years of experience in the field, Julie now focuses on the crucial balance between your expectations when creating your project on one hand and on optimal space management on the other; this to become a successful partner of your event.
Mice, Revenue and Leads Manager
Julie.Cordiez@leplaza.be / T. +32 (0)2 278 05 81
After his accounting studies at Ephec, Laurent completely changes direction and makes his debut at Chateau de Limelette as a receptionist. In July 2007, Laurent joins the big Le Plaza family as night auditor. Very quickly already he evolves to the reception where he excels in providing guests with what they desire to make their stay as pleasant as possible. His dedication, open personality and commercial qualities lead him to the position of sales manager in November 2014. Perfectionist, ambitious and always in a good mood, Laurent takes care of his Belgian customers while representing Le Plaza in France and England.
Laurent.Lamy@leplaza.be / T. +32 (0)2 278 05 47
Originally from Antwerp, it was at the Erasmus Hogeschool in Brussels where Julie took a liking to the hotel industry. Her many talents did not go unnoticed during her internship at the reception of Le Plaza. Very quickly, she joined Le Plaza’s big family, first as a receptionist in September 2012 and then, one year later, in the sales department. Her organizational skills, her clear communication and enthusiasm are what make her a professional and very pleasant colleague. Owing to her perfect command of foreign languages (French, Dutch, English, Spanish and German), Julie excels in the market of government delegations; she is the ambassador of Le Plaza in the Netherlands, Germany and Austria.
Julie.Deblick@leplaza.be / T. +32 (0)2 278 05 45
Olivier Bontemps, passionate about cooking since his childhood, decided to make his passion his profession. Graduate of Ceria, it was in France that he had his first experiences before returning to Belgium to large hotels like “Le Palace” and “Hyatt Regency”. During his long career in these establishments, he participated in the “concours international Pierre Taittainger” where he excelled with a first Benelux place and a fourth place worldwide. In April 2001, he was in charge of the kitchen ranges as Executive Chef. As Executive Chef of Belgium and Maître Rôtisseur, he is supported by an experienced team that is motivated and above all loyal. His openness, his ability to listen and expertise are assets that enable him to surmount any challenges and contribute to the success of each event. Among his most famous guests, Olivier Bontemps can boast of having received at his table King Philip and Queen Mathilde, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain, and many singers and artists including Luciano Pavarotti, Cecilia Bartoli, Sir Bob Geldhof, Johnny Depp, Vanessa Paradis and many others …
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Freshly graduated from the hotel management school in Namur, this Brussels born is the Benjamin of the groups & events team.
Having completed internships at prestigious establishments in Luxembourg and Paris, Alexandra returned to Brussels to begin her professional career as a receptionist before joining the Plaza family in August 2015.
Always in a good mood, She brings a fresh look to the team..
Alexandra.Delval@leplaza.be / T. +32 (0)2 278 05 86
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After having completed an internship at the Plaza and having assisted at a hotel opening in Budapest, Bart, born in Ghent, came back to us in 2011 as guest relations officer.
His flexibility and mindfulness for the customers’ well-being made his transition to the events team in 2013 a very natural one.
With His rich knowledge of Brussels and passion for gastronomy, he will guide you through the entire organization of your event and he will be your reference in your menus selection.
Assistant Events Manager
Bart.Tjampens@leplaza.be / +32 (0)2 278 05 82
Under the Spanish sun Manuela first saw the light before settling in Belgium with her parents at the age of 10 years old.
After graduating in public relations, Manuela completed a four-month internship in Le Plaza Hotel at the reception and guest relations.
After gaining perfect knowledge at the reception of Château de Namur, Manuela returned in November 2009 to her first love, Le Plaza, as a reservation agent.
In 2012, Manuela was promoted to reservations manager where she works with a lot of organization and professionalism thanks to her perfect knowledge of French, English, Dutch and Spanish.
Smiling and always cheerful, she is a real ray of sunshine on the phone to our customers.
Manuela.Riga@leplaza.be / T. +32 (0)2 278 05 71
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It was at the Amigo hotel and later at the Radisson SAS that Frederic made his debut in the luxury hotels of Brussels.
Passionate about languages and traveling, he expanded his knowledge abroad and particularly in Georgia of the United States as front desk supervisor and assistant housekeeping manager. After getting a taste of it during his internship at Le Plaza, he joined the events department in April 2007.
He adds to the team a great sense of humor and an extensive knowledge in hotel products and languages (French, Dutch, English, German and Spanish).
Frederic.Vaessen@leplaza.be / T. +32 (0)2 278 05 84