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About Vivaldi Resorts

The core business of Vivaldi Resorts is the construction, sales and marketing of freehold detached homes in ‘Four Season’ resort settings near the Mont Tremblant tourist region of Canada.

The Vivaldi Resorts business incorporates three parts:

  1. Development and Construction
  2. Sales and Marketing
  3. Vacation Rentals.

Each part of the business markets very high quality homes of between 1500 and 3250 square feet situated on individual plots of at least one acre.  All Vivaldi Resorts developments are designed with an exclusive community feel and feature amenities such as spas, swimming pools and tennis courts.

The developments are within easy reach of Mont Tremblant, the premier ski resort in Eastern North America.  The area is also renowned for its natural beauty and wide variety of all-season activities including canoeing, cycling, six championship golf courses and, of course, skiing and other winter sports such as dogsledding and snowmobiling.  Since 1991, Intrawest has invested over $1 billion and will invest a further $1 billion by 2012 during which time visitor numbers are projected to double from the current 2.5 million per annum.

Vivaldi Resorts was started by father and son John and Alex Porritt in 2003, who decided to leave careers in London and set up business in John’s home province of Quebec. As the business has expanded, key positions have been filled with experts in their respective fields.

Our Team

John Porritt – Chairman
Following a distinguished career as an executive at Lloyds TSB, John Porritt left to set up his own company, Professional IT Management Services.  He was responsible for the design and build of the contact centre for Cahoot, Abbey National’s Internet banking arm. This and other notable successes allowed the company to become profitable within its first year. A Canadian national, he brings extensive project management expertise, together with excellent contacts in the property development industry in the Mont Tremblant area.

Alex Porritt – Managing Director
Also a Canadian national, Alex Porritt has held senior sales roles in a number of major multinational companies including BT and EMC and brings extensive experience of establishing direct and indirect sales teams in the UK, Ireland, Italy and Germany.  Achievements include a joint initiative with BT that achieved $22m of sales in the first 6 months from a standing start and which BT announced to the city would generate $300m annually within 6 years.

The Vivaldi Resorts business incorporates three parts:

  1. Development and Construction
  2. Sales and Marketing
  3. Vacation Rentals.

Development and Construction
Serge Bujold & France Bertrand (Bertrand & Bujold Construction)

Serge Bujold joined Vivaldi Resorts in the winter of 2004, with 18 years of experience in the construction industry, to start the first log home at Blueberry Lake. His partner France Bertrand joined 18 months later. Both are valuable assets to the company, leading the construction teams on the technical detail of the house designs, construction of the houses, and completion of the necessary amenities at the resort. Over the last 2-3 years, using increasingly refined work practices, they have built the houses efficiently and to the highest quality of finishes…finishes that have won Blueberry Lake praise from industry experts and customers alike.

Sales and Marketing
Sales and marketing of the resort is led by Gillian Ritchie, who has 12 years of sales experience with blue chip companies in the UK, and has qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Gillian is supported by a sales team in Canada and the UK covering both the consumer and corporate markets. All marketing material and PR support is provided via our chosen supplier Rouge Marketing.

Vacation Rentals
Vacation Rentals is headed up by Warren Spurr. Warren was selected for his experience in managing resorts and in particular, for his proven ability in taking resorts from inception to maturity in a short space of time.  Warren brings to the role over 16 years of experience in a number of countries and excellent contacts within the industry. 

 

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