W Maldives appoints Thomas Vaucouleur De Ville D’avray as General Manager

W Maldives has appointed Thomas Vaucouleur de Ville d’Avray as the property’s new General Manager.

The French national brings to W Maldives seventeen years of hospitality experience gained from a variety of executive and Food and Beverage management positions for prestigious brands across Japan, Asia, Europe, Middle East and the Maldives.

Prior to his relocation to the Maldives in 2015 for LVMH Cheval Blanc Randheli as Resident Manager, he assumed several executive positions with Hyatt International in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Paris and the Philippines.

He joined The Four Seasons Cairo at Nile Plaza, Egypt, as Assistant Director of Food and Beverage prior to relocating to the Maldives for the first time in 2009 as Director of Food & Beverage for One & Only Reethi Rah. He then joined The Peninsula Bangkok in the same capacity and was later promoted to Executive Assistant Manager in Charge of Food & Beverage for The Peninsula Paris opening in 2014.

The newly appointed island leader is responsible for the overall operation of W Maldives, providing strategic and inspirational leadership to his onsite team and delivering distinguished W experience to the hotel guests and clients. Among other responsibilities, Thomas will oversee implementation of the annual business plan, annual operational and capital budgets, marketing and guest satisfaction.

Thomas grew up in France and Japan and is a graduate of the Singapore Temasek Polytechnic Institute and completed various hospitality management courses with Cornell University.

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