When you mention RICARD to most people, the first thing that always comes to mind is Pastis. And normally, that’s it. Few are aware that premium brands such as Champagne Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut and Belle Epoque, Vodka Absolut Elyx, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute and Single Malt Whisky The Glenlivet are also a part of the Ricard Group, a brand created back in 1932 in Marseille, France.
“That’s what we want to change,” explains Julien Fournier Montgieux, Trade Marketing Co-ordinator for the Group. “And in particular within the yachting industry where we have so many clients and so much demand for quality premium brands.”
Working together with YPI, Ricard have taken their first steps to changing the perception within yachting, sponsoring the YPI/AXIOMA Awards at this year’s MYBA Charter Show in Genoa.
“We know we have exactly the quality of products captains tell us their owners and guests demand and prefer on board,” explains RICARD Yachting Ambassador, Edgar Anagnostou. “My job is to show captains not only the full range of products we have but perhaps equally importantly, how easy it now is for Captains and Chief Stewardesses, provisioning their yachts for private and commercial charters, to finally secure our products for their yachts.”
“Yachting, it’s all about relationships, trust and coming up with the goods on time,” says YPI Commercial & Marketing Director, Mark Duncan. “We have worked a lot with the RICARD team this year and one every occasion they have delivered what they said they would and on time – no matter how 'last minute' the order. That’s the level of service needed in yachting. And that’s why we are more than happy, and proud, to be able to help introduce the brand and the exclusive premium products to the industry and our clients.”
To find out more about the premium RICARD brands click here
To find out more about the new RICARD YACHTING SERVICE or to make an order contact:
Edgar Anagnostou on 00 33 6 34 49 56 72.
FEE POUR VOUS
To say that ‘Fée Pour Vous’ provide full service luxury rental of chalets and villas in the French Alps, the Riviera and South East Asia is a bit like saying Rolls Royce make cars.
Founded in 2003 and based in the stunning resort of Megève, France, Fée Pour Vous works with only the most exclusive, personally selected chalets and villas in carefully chosen locations in the French and Swiss Alps, French Riviera and South East Asia, guaranteeing clients unparalleled quality and optimum service.
YPI has teamed up with them to provide YPI clients with the absolute best properties on offer.
“We were one of the very first in Megève to properly gather together the real cream of the very highest standard chalets for rent,” explains Managing Director and Founder, Stephanie de Galzain. “We personally select and check all properties ourselves using a strict criteria of excellence. Another of our strengths, given we were in the service industry before coming to property rental, is our level of client service. All staff, from chefs to butlers and chauffeurs are selected, verified and tested by ourselves. Equally, we also handle the full concierge service to ensure constant quality and smooth, hassle-free vacations for our clients. In fact, it’s by maintaining that very personal and direct link with our clients that we really understand what they are looking for and what they need, and I think it is also why so many clients once they have rented a chalet or villa with us always come back again.”
Unlike so many players in the business of luxury property rental, Fée Pour Vous has developed its activities in just a few carefully selected destinations around the world. “This business is about building trust and getting commitment from chalet and villa owners,” says Stephanie. “If we don’t have those relationships, we do not work with those properties. For clients, that in itself is a guarantee of quality and performance. And for the villa or chalet owners themselves, that is peace of mind.”
As to the reasons behind the partnership between YPI and Fée Pour Vous, YPI Group CEO, Philippe Hetland Brault, is very clear. “I have known Stéphanie for a while now,” he explains. “Many of my friends and colleagues have rented properties through her over the years so I first-hand knowledge of just how committed she is to going the extra mile in providing excellence for clients. In YPI, that is not only something we respect in other businesses, it is something we strongly adhere to in our own field of yachting. Partnerships are about having confidence and belief in each other, and Fée Pour Vous is one company I know delivers.”
YPI/FEE POUR VOUS SELECTED PROPERTIES
Looking for some inspiration? Here are some YPI highlights:
SUMMER IN ST TROPEZ:
WINTER IN MEGEVE:
For more information on the YPI/Fée Pour Vous selected partner properties, click here....
Or, for a personal approach, contact:
t. +377 99 99 98 60
m. +33 (0) 626 204 239