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Denis Le Nohaïc Appointed General Manager at
Le Méridien Bora Bora in French Polynesia


June 2007 (Bora Bora) – Le Méridien Bora Bora is pleased to announce the appointment of Denis Le Nohaïc as General Manager. A multi-talented hospitality professional boasting 25 years experience in the kitchens and head offices of Le Méridien properties around the globe, Le Nohaïc will be responsible for all operations at the luxurious tropical island resort in French Polynesia.   

“Le Méridien has a long tradition of promoting talent from within, and Denis has proven himself to be a stellar manager throughout his long and distinguished career,” said Keith Vieira, Senior Vice President Starwood – Director of Operations Hawaii & French Polynesia.    

Prior to taking the reins at Le Méridien Bora Bora, Le Nohaïc spent the past two years as Resident Manager of Le Méridien Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During the previous decade, he held top management positions at four additional Le Méridien properties, including Le Méridien Mandji in Port-Gentil, Gabon (2000-2005); Le Méridien Chari in N’Djamena, Chad (1999-2000); Le Méridien Saint-François in Guadeloupe (1997-1999); and Le Méridien Leconi Palace in Franceville, Gabon (1996-1997).   

Before moving up to management, Le Nohaïc held a series of food and beverage related positions, including F&B Manager, Executive Chef and Sous-Chef at various Le Méridien properties. He first joined the hotel group as Sous Chef of Le Clos Longchamp restaurant at Le Méridien Etoile in Paris in 1982.

Le Nohaïc earned a "Hotel & Catering Technical College Diploma" from Lycée Hôtelier Jean Drouant in Paris in 1981.  He will reside on Bora Bora with his wife and two children. 

About Le Méridien Bora Bora  
Set on the “Pearl of the Pacific,” Le Méridien Bora Bora is located on a six-mile-long “motu” islet, facing Otemanu Mountian, within one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world. The hotel has 99 bungalows including 4 lagoon bungalows, 14 beach bungalows, and 81 over-water bungalows – the last featuring glass flooring for stunning views of marine life frolicking in the clear blue sea below. Tipanié restaurant is among the best gourmet dining venues in Bora Bora; Te Ava is a lovely setting for romantic lunches and relaxed dinners on the beach; and the Miki Miki bar resembles the prow of a ship headed for Mount Otemanu. Le Méridien Bora Bora’s turtle sanctuary is a private lagoon that is home to more than 100 species; the resort is active in environmental efforts to protect marine turtles, which guests can experience on-site in their natural habitat. Watersports equipment is available, along with the Kaïnalu Canoë Club and a kid’s club. 

About Le Méridien 
Originating in Paris, Le Méridien epitomizes European service culture, with a commitment to offering guests a truly authentic experience, respecting local culture and appealing to the curious and progressive guest. With more than 120 properties in 52 different countries, almost 70 percent of the Le Méridien properties are located in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East with an aggressive growth plan in North American and Asia-Pacific currently underway. For more information, please visit www.lemeridien.com.   

About Starwood 
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 850 properties in more than 95 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties.  Starwood® Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, Sheraton®, Westin®, Four Points® by Sheraton, W®, Le Méridien ® and the recently announced Aloft.  Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts.  For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com. Nohaic

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Contact:

Emily Easter
(212) 255-6541
 emily@hawkpr.com
 

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Also See: St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora Opens in French Polynesia; Milton Sgarbi, the Opening GM / June 2006
Global Update: Who’s Where and Doing What / June 2007
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