W Maldives appoints new General Manager

W Maldives has appointed Thomas Vaucouleur de Ville d’Avray as the resort’s new General Manager.

The French national, who is a graduate of the Singapore Temasek Polytechnic Institute and has completed various hospitality management courses from Cornell University, brings to W Maldives 17 years of hospitality experience gained from a variety of executive, and Food and Beverage management positions for prestigious brands across Japan, Asia, Europe, Middle East and the Maldives.

Prior to his relocation to the Maldives in 2015 for LVMH Cheval Blanc Randheli as Resident Manager, he assumed several executive positions with Hyatt International in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Paris and the Philippines. He joined The Four Seasons Cairo at Nile Plaza, Egypt as Assistant Director of Food and Beverage prior to relocating to the Maldives for the first time in 2009 as Director of Food and Beverage for One and Only Reethi Rah. He then joined The Peninsula Bangkok in the same capacity, and was later promoted to the post of Executive Assistant Manager in Charge of Food and Beverage for The Peninsula Paris opening in 2014.

The newly appointed island leader is responsible for the overall operation of W Maldives, providing strategic and inspirational leadership to his onsite team and delivering distinguished W experience to the hotel guests and clients. Among other responsibilities, Thomas will oversee implementation of the annual business plan, annual operational and capital budgets, marketing and guest satisfaction.

W Maldives is a luxury private island resort in a wonderland of white sand beaches, turquoise lagoons and breathtaking house coral reefs. The five-star resort features 77 luxurious private escapes, each with its own plunge pool and sundeck. Six gourmet eateries and lounge bars are aesthetically located across the island inviting you in for the ultimate indulgence, including 15BELOW, the Maldives’ only underground nightclub literally located 15 steps below the island surface.

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