Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Appoints Coralie Houplain as Commercial Director

PUBLISHED October 01, 2020

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi has announced the appointment of Coralie Houplain as the new Commercial Director of the stunning all-villa resort featuring 119 exclusive villas. Situated in one of the most beautiful locations in the world, the award-winning Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi offers guests genuine hospitality and unparalleled experiences. The property is part of Waldorf Astoria, one of Hilton’s global luxury hotel brands.

An international hospitality expert with more than 25 years of experience, Coralie began her career journey by establishing a solid track record in hotel sales for various global hotel management groups, including Starwood and Hyatt Hotels, in Paris, France. Coralie relocated to Thailand as Director of Sales and Marketing to open Park Hyatt Bangkok. Her most recent position has been as Director of Sales & Marketing at InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, in Vietnam, where she has positioned the resort as a leading icon of luxury in the region.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Coralie as the newest member of the Executive Team. Her extensive expertise and ability to build strong teams, combined with her passion for luxury hospitality, will ensure a successful business performance,” said Etienne Dalancon, general manager, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi.

Coralie joins Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi to continue a successful career which has focused on hotel sales and marketing with internationally recognised hospitality companies such as Accor, Starwood, Hyatt, and most recently, with InterContinental Hotels Group. In her new role, Coralie will be responsible for the overall commercial objectives of the award-winning resort, including achieving goals in revenue generation, yield management and brand engagement.

Speaking about her new role, Coralie said: “I’m highly honoured to be appointed as the Commercial Director for Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. A unique property with breathtaking serenity located in such a wonderful location where the people live and breathe hospitality, always with a smile and friendly demeanour. I’m very proud and humbled to be part of this refined and prestigious resort in the Waldorf portfolio and hope to contribute to the greater success of it.”

About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of 32 iconic properties that creates a unique sense of place with a relentless commitment to personal service and culinary expertise in landmark locations around the world. Unified by their inspirational environments and True Waldorf Service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver graceful service from the moment a guest books through checkout. In addition to the brand’s renowned hotel offerings, Waldorf Astoria boasts a best-in-class residential portfolio, including 18 properties either open or in development, that provide the comfort of a private home combined with the unsurpassed amenities and legendary service of Waldorf Astoria. Waldorf Astoria is a part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience Waldorf Astoria by booking at www.waldorfastoria.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app.


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