Conrad Maldives Appoints Peter Nilsson as General Manager

Maldives Promotion House – Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has appointed Peter Nilsson as General Manager effective December 10, 2012. In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing hotel operations and will lead the team in maintaining the resort’s standing as a premier luxury destination in the Indian Ocean.

Peter joins Hilton Worldwide from Six Senses Resorts, Residences and Spas where he was Managing Director – Gulf of Thailand. In this role, he was responsible for the performance of four five-star, luxury resorts while being based on the island of Koh Kood, where he oversaw day-to-day operations of Soneva Kiri.

With 26 years of international hospitality experience, Peter has worked in a number of countries including Sweden, Russia, Vietnam, Thailand and East Timor. No stranger to the Maldives, he spent two years at Soneva Gili by Six Senses as General Manager where he was responsible for the re-opening of the property and led the team through the difficult period post the tragic tsunami which hit the island in 2004. He has held a variety of positions including Maitre d’ Hotel, Sommelier, Chef de Rang, Restaurant Manager, Food and Beverage Manager, Assistant Director of Food and Beverage, Executive Assistant Manager Operations, General Manager, Resort Manager, Area General Manager and Group General Manager.

“Backed by Peter’s experience and background in luxury having worked in some of the most exclusive properties globally, I am confident that he will bring a dynamic, personalized and fresh approach to the island as we continue to strengthen our position as a leading luxury hotel in the Maldives,” said William Costley, vice president, Operations, Southeast Asia, Hilton Worldwide.

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