Pascal Billon joins Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort as GM

Pascal – Outrigger Resorts has pleased to announced the appointment of Pascal Billon as general manager of the Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort, slated to open in 2015. Billon joined the company on 6 October and reports to William Visser, vice president operations, Asia Pacific. He will work from Outrigger’s Asia Pacific Corporate Office in Phuket while the Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort undergoes renovation.

A versatile and accomplished senior hotel professional, Billon was most recently general manager of the five-star Lily Beach Resort & Spa in the Maldives. Prior, he was CEO for Baltic Management Hospitality in Russia, a company created by a Russian entrepreneur who developed a number of luxury resorts in Russia under the Starwood brand. Billon was opening GM for Starwood Hotels, Russia, and has also been operations manager for Dolce Frégate Provence, Dolce Chantilly near Paris and Dolce Sitges in Spain.

“Outrigger is very pleased to have a seasoned professional such as Pascal, who has extensive Maldives experience, come on board,” said Darren Edmonstone, Outrigger managing director, Asia Pacific. “His work at the Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort will help move Outrigger towards our aim of being the premier beachfront resort brand in the world.”

Billon holds a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and is a member of the French Culinary Academy. He is fluent in English, French and Russian.

The resort is expected to open mid-2015.

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