Raffles Maldives Meradhoo has announced the appointment of Mr Olivier Larcher as the resorts General Manager as of May 10, 2018.
"We are excited to be launching AccorHotels first flagship Raffles property in the Maldives and welcome Mr Larcher aboard." Said Mr Gilles Cretallaz, Vice President of Operations, Luxury Brands for Upper Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and the Maldives.
"He demonstrates an immense passion for refined resorts in unique and cultural destinations and is a strategic new member of our executive team in the Maldives."
Mr Larcher began his career in France in 1990 and joined AccorHotels in 2016 as General Manager of Sofitel Foshan in China. A native of France, Mr Larcher brings with him over two decades of experience in luxury hospitality.
Before joining AccorHotels, he has worked with iconic hotel groups including Belmond, Banyan Tree and Hilton in various destinations such as Tahiti, Moorea, Bora-Bora, Johannesburg, Marrakech, Guangzhou and Shenyang.
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort which is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2018, boasts 21 island villas and 16 ocean villas with private pools, three restaurants, a beautiful cocktail bar and an array of facilities and activities to relax, rejuvenate and reinvigorate the body, mind and spirit.
These facilities include an award-winning luxury spa, over-the-water fitness centre, yoga programmes, water sports, private dining options, 24-hour butler and private chef service, along with snorkelling and diving at its finest. The resorts PADI-certified dive centre offers adventures through the wonders of some of most breath-taking coral reefs in the world.
A 55-minute flight from Male Airport and a 15-minute speedboat transfer can access the resort, located on Meradhoo Island on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll in the Maldives.
Raffles Hotels & Resorts boasts an illustrious history and some of the most prestigious hotel addresses worldwide. In 1887, Raffles Singapore set the standard for luxury hospitality, introducing the world to private butlers, the Singapore Sling and its enduring, legendary service.
Today, Raffles continues this tradition in leading cities and lavish resort locales, enchanting travellers with meaningful experiences and service that is both gracious and intuitive. Connoisseurs of life choose Raffles, not merely for its aura of culture, beauty and gentility, but for the extraordinary way they feel when in residence with Raffles.
Each Raffles, be it Paris, Istanbul, Warsaw, Jakarta or Seychelles, serves as a venerated oasis where travellers arrive as guests, leave as friends and return as family. Raffles is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel and lifestyle group which invites travellers to feel welcome at more than 4,300 hotels, resorts and residences, along with some 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe.
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