Olivier Larcher appointed as General Manager of Raffles Maldives Meradhoo

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo has announced the appointment of Olivier Larcher as the resort’s General Manager. Set on the private island of Meradhoo Island in Gaafu Alifu Atoll surrounded by natural splendour, the resort is set to open in late 2018.

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, Larcher brings with him over two decades of experience in luxury hospitality.

“We are excited to be launching AccorHotels’ first flagship Raffles property in the Maldives and welcome Larcher aboard,” said 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.”

Prior to joining AccorHotels, Larcher 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 Hotels & Resorts 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. Raffles boasts an illustrious history and some of the most prestigious hotel addresses worldwide.

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