The name Vezalay comes from the French village Vezelay. As a college student visiting various regions of France, Vezelay was one memorable stop I clearly remember today. While my brother and I explored the town and surrounding countryside, a feeling of peace, serenity and beauty all combined to create a most positive experience. I often marvel at how a “connection” to various places is established and I seek out these experiences as often as possible.
Vezalay was largely a creation born out of the views and feelings I get when walking the property. On my very first investigation of the land I was immediately drawn to the views and a certain…”where have I experienced this before?” Memories came flooding back of that trip many years ago. I knew then I had a special connection to the property and was eager to share it with others. As I mature in this life I have begun to develop a better appreciation for the power of “connection.” Today I actively seek for ways I can provide positive and memorable experiences for others. In my view there is no richer reward than sharing an experience that is not always tangible, yet lasts a lifetime. I have been very fortunate to be able to study organizations, which create a fantastic experience. Two of these are Walt Disney World and Sea Island Resorts. Although vastly different activity wise, I believe they excel in creating a bond and many wonderful memories.
Vezalay is off to an encouraging beginning. People who have already visited confirm the special location and views. I will continually look for ways to enhance the property. Hopefully Vezalay will be known as a truly rich experience, complete with shared memories… and a permanent connection will be established for all who have visited.