Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of a new area manager for the Indian Ocean, and general manager for The St. Regis Mauritius Resort.
Damon Page will lead development of the company portfolio in the region, including Mauritian properties The St. Regis Mauritius Resort, The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Le Meridien Ile Maurice and Le Méridien Fisherman’s Cove, Seychelles.
Page has 30 years of experience in the industry and in his career has managed and opened properties for some of the world’s most luxurious brands, in countries across three continents, Australia, Asia and Europe.
A few of his more prestigious hotel openings include W Maldives (the first resort in the W brand family for Starwood), the W Hong Kong and St. Regis Tianjin.
Australian-born Page joined Starwood Hotels and Resorts in 1995 and has managed various city hotels within the Starwood group in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Moscow and Warsaw; as well as resort hotels in the Maldives and Malaysia.
Page’s industry experience also spans into casino operations.
He joins The St. Regis Mauritius Resort from Jupiters Hotel and Casino in Queensland, Australia, where he was recruited to spearhead a six-star refurbishment project of the Gold Coast’s only casino.
As general manager for The St. Regis Mauritius Resort, which officially opened its doors in March 2013, Page will be responsible for overall management of the property, which features six dynamic restaurant venues; the Iridium Spa, a private cinema and the luxury kite surfing school, Club Mistral Prestige.
The resort also features The St. Regis Villa – the largest and most exclusive private beachfront residence in Mauritius – which opened in late 2013.