Jean-Louis Ripoche appointed as General Manager for Starwood Maldives

4 Maldives (s) – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Maldives has appointed French born, Jean-Louis Ripoche as Complex General Manager for the Maldives and also as General Manager for Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa.

With over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Jean-Louis started his Starwood journey back in 1982 as a Management Trainee at Le Meridien Abu Dhabi. During his professional career with Starwood Jean-Louis worked at Le Meridien Boston, Le Meridien Kuwait, Le Meridien Phuket, Le Meridien Jakarta, Le Meridien Hotel & Tower Bangkok and Le Meridien Khao Lak. Prior to his assignment to the Maldives, he served as General Manager at Sheraton Tel Aviv, Israel.

“I’m excited to be here in the beautiful destination of Maldives and to be back in Asia after being in Europe for a long time. I’ll continue to work together with the teams at both resorts who has done a fantastic job and to further enhance the guest’s experience with us” said Jean-Louis speaking regarding the appointment.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world manages two resorts in the Maldives which are W Retreat & Spa Maldives located in North Ari Atoll and Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa in North Male’ Atoll. For more information about the resorts, visit

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