Founder & CEO
Elbia is a true “Parisienne” at heart, a travel enthusiast and a savvy businesswoman. She started traveling and moving across the globe at a very young age as she was born in the UK and spent her first years in Algeria before moving to Paris. Elbia left the family nest at 18 years old to spend a few months in Dubai before attending college in Switzerland where she received her BBA in Luxury Hotel Management from one of the most prestigious Hospitality School; Glion Institute of Higher Education.
After graduating, Elbia moved to Miami to start her hospitality career at the W Hotel South Beach where she quickly took charge of the Whatever/Whenever Department. There she played a key role in making the impossible happen for Miami’s most elite and demanding clientele. After a few years with W Hotels across America, Elbia returned to her homeland and enjoyed rediscovering France and Europe all together for two year before moving back to NYC. Her last role at Feast & Fêtes, the events division of Celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud helped her reinforce her experience in events and catering as she helped organize some of the most exclusive and private parties in the city.
As a hospitality professional and Frenchie in NYC, Elbia was constantly solicited by her entourage to get the best addresses when traveling to France. That’s how Be Essential Club was born in 2019. She now splits her time between New York City and Paris to focus on latest venture that allows her to bring all her talents and passions together creating unique experiences for Be Essential Club’s clientele.
Partner & Head of Sales
Born and raised in the beautiful region of Normandy in France, Flavie studied Tourism Sales and Production, in her home country before stepping into an International career.
Indeed, Flavie has lived abroad for more than 10 years and worked for world-known companies such as Starwood Hotels, Intercontinental Hotel Group, GHM Hotels, as well as 5* Independent Hotels, part of Leading Hotels of the World, and Independent Restaurants. Based in Ireland, Caribbean, USA, Australia, Canada or Mexico, she managed and trained multi-cultural teams to create tailor made services and unforgettable memories for her guests. She focuses her main expertise in Sales, Marketing, Public Relations, Event Management as well as Hotel Operations. Flavie has always been a key contact for the travel agents but also the medias to satisfy any wish or need their top VIPs may have.
Flavie Le Comte can proficiently work in three different languages and has an extensive travel background (leisure and business) mostly in North and Central America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.
Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor by Arhanta Ashram, Flavie always enjoys learning more about therapeutic yoga and sharing her knowledge of body and mind well-being. She has also a deep interest for environment and surfing.
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