For more than 45 years, AHRIM has been the main professional association of private operators in the hospitality industry in Mauritius. We stand up and speak on behalf of a sector that makes 8.1% of Mauritius employment and 8.6% of its GDP.
A non-profit making organisation, AHRIM’s main goal is to promote a strong and viable tourism and hospitality industry through a better business and social environment in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. This also means upholding the destination’s integrity in its selling proposition.
As an organisation respectful of the proper execution of its mandate in a changing environment, it has undertaken so far three major restructuring exercises in 1996, 2005 and 2016.
We bring together and represent a diversity of operators that constitute Mauritius hospitality : leading global hotel brands, hotel groups and owners, independent tourist residences and guest houses, restaurants, IRS estates and Affiliate / Associate member associations of tour operators, airport management, scuba diving, chefs, and professional training.
The AHRIM Executive Council comprises of 20 members elected and co-opted at the Annual General Meeting. Among the elected members, two seats are devoted to representatives of Small and Medium Hospitality members, and one each to the Restaurants Commission, the Association of Inbound Operators Mauritius (AIOM) and the IRS Commission.
Chief Executive Officer
Attitude Hospitality Management Ltd
AHRIM President 2020/21
Jean Michel Pitot is the Chief Executive Officer of Attitude, a hotel management company he created in 2008. Today, Attitude manages an inventory of 9 hotels with a total of 1178 rooms in Mauritius. Zilwa Attitude and Paradise Cove are among the hotels under his responsibility. All Attitude hotels have earned the Travelife Gold label, acquired under the group’s CSR and sustainable development programme, Green Attitude.
Having graduated in 1985 with a Marketing Degree from the Louisiana State University, in Baton Rouge, USA, Jean Michel Pitot quickly entered the workplace by joining the IBL (Informatics) group the following year. After a short stop at Andersen Consulting, he joined the hotel industry in 2000 as General Manager of Veranda Bungalow Village.
From the start, he built up the brand by adding establishments such as Coin de Mire, Paul et Virginie, Palmar, Marina, Heritage and Pointe aux Biches and, between two acquisitions, opened a Veranda office in Paris. In 2008, Jean Michel Pitot left Veranda to successfully launch his own brand. Having already been president of AHRIM between 2006 and 2008, he finds himself resuming the position over 10 years later, with now a third consecutive nomination since 2018.
Aged 58, married and father of three children, Jean Michel Pitot enjoys tennis, sailing and golf.