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Taulien promoted to general manager at Centara Ceysands Resort

Taulien promoted to general manager at Centara Ceysands Resort

Mario Taulien appointed general manager of Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka. Centara Hotels & Resorts has appointed Mario Taulien, former resident manager at Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui Thailand, to the role of general manager at Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka.

Buxey takes up sales leadership role with Elite Hotels

Buxey takes up sales leadership role with Elite Hotels

Elite Hotels has appointed Marc Buxey as its new group sales director. Previously director of sales with Q Hotels at Norton Park Hotel, Buxey will be overseeing the development and implementation of the group’s sales strategy across its four hotels.

Best Western opens new hotel in Batam, Indonesia

Best Western opens new hotel in Batam, Indonesia

Best Western Hotels & Resorts has opened a new upscale hotel on the Indonesian island of Batam. The 233-room Best Western Premier Panbil is located in Batam’s Panbil Industrial Estate, a major commercial and residential area.

Ruscalleda takes up culinary leadership of Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona

Ruscalleda takes up culinary leadership of Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona

Chef Carme Ruscalleda is taking over responsibility for running all culinary operations at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona in her new role as gastronomic consultant. BistrEau restaurant, which had been successfully led by chef Ángel León for the past three years, will return to Barcelona’s vibrant food scene under its original name, Blanc, in May 2017.

The Okura Spa, Bangkok, launches mangosteen treatment

The Okura Spa, Bangkok, launches mangosteen treatment

Since the 18th century, the mangosteen fruit has been known for its medicinal benefits. Mangosteen is packed with essential naturally-occurring polyphenol compounds known as xanthones and it contains an abundance of nutrients that include calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc and sodium.

Hilton Durban set to undergo major refurbishment

Hilton Durban set to undergo major refurbishment

Well situated adjacent to the Durban International Convention Centre, the Hilton Durban is currently completed a major refurbishment, which was undertaken in five phases at a total capital investment of over ZAR 200 million.

Marcus van der Wal steps down at Kempinski

Marcus van der Wal steps down at Kempinski

Kempinski Hotels has announced key changes to its executive leadership team and a related refinement of its organisational structure following the decision of chief operating officer Marcus van der Wal step down.

Grand Resort Bad Ragaz to launch exclusive haki rituals

Grand Resort Bad Ragaz to launch exclusive haki rituals

Grand Resort Bad Ragaz has partnered with Harald Kitz, the innovative creator of the haki method, a holistic concept focused on the head, to offer four new exclusive rituals in a brand-new, specially designed treatment suite.

Bollhalder takes up leadership of Madinat Jumeirah

Bollhalder takes up leadership of Madinat Jumeirah

Jumeirah Group has appointed Stefan Bollhalder as managing director of Madinat Jumeirah. Bollhalder will oversee the Dubai-based luxury hotel company’s flagship Arabian resort, which last year welcomed more than 590,000 guests, and takes up his position with immediate effect.

Rotana welcomes Arjaan brand to Iraq with Erbil property

Rotana welcomes Arjaan brand to Iraq with Erbil property

Affirming its commitment to the growth and development of the tourism sector in Erbil and towards creating employment opportunities for Kurdish youth in the hospitality sector, Rotana has officially inaugurated the first hotel under its Arjaan hotel apartments brand in Iraq – Erbil Arjaan by Rotana.