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Thomas B. Meier Named Vice President, Operations
for Raffles Hotels & Resorts  
SINGAPORE, July 10, 2007 - Raffles Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Thomas B. Meier as vice president, operations as it continues to extend its footprint globally. 

In his new role, Mr Meier will assist Mrs Diana Ee-Tan, managing director of Raffles Hotels & Resorts, to oversee the operations of existing hotels, as well as future openings of new hotels under the Raffles portfolio.  Over the past 12 months, eight new hotels and resorts have been announced.  Over the past three months alone, Raffles Hotels & Resorts has announced the addition of four properties to its collection of award-winning hotels: Raffles Resort Konottaa, Maldives; Raffles Tianjin, China; Raffles St Lucia, West Indies and Raffles Tortola, British Virgin Islands. 

Mr. Thomas B. Meier joined Raffles Hotels & Resorts in early 2000 and was hotel manager / general manager at Raffles Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh, before he moved to Singapore where he eventually assumed the position of general manager, Raffles The Plaza, as well as area general manager (SouthEast Asia & China), Raffles Hotels & Resorts.  A graduate of the Lausanne Hotel Management School (EHL), Mr Meier has more than 12 years of management experience in various countries in Asia.

As area general manager (South East Asia & China), Mr. Meier played an instrumental role in the re-launch of Raffles’ first property in China, the legendary Raffles Beijing Hotel. The numerous international awards and accolades the Hotel has garnered over the past months are testimonies of the successful re-launch.

Mr Meier is presently leading teams preparing for the pre-opening of Raffles Dubai, Raffles Tianjin and Raffles Resort Konotta, Maldives. 

About Raffles Hotels & Resorts

Raffles is a collection of luxury hotels around the globe that distinguishes itself through the highest standards of products and services. Each hotel is a landmark in its respective city, positioned at the top of its local market and rated among the very best in the world. 

The award-winning collection of legendary hotels includes:  
 
1.    Raffles Hotel, Singapore
2.    Raffles The Plaza, Singapore 
3.    Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia 
4.    Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 
5.    Raffles Beijing Hotel, People’s Republic of China 
6.    Raffles L’Ermitage Beverly Hills
7.    Raffles Resort Canouan Island, The Grenadines 
8.    Raffles Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Opening October 2007)
 
Future additions to the Raffles portfolio include:
 
1.    Raffles Tianjin Hotel, People’s Republic of China (2008)
2.    Raffles Resort Konottaa, Maldives (2008)
3.    Raffles Phang Nga, Thailand (2009)
4.    Raffles St Lucia, West Indies (2010)
5.    Raffles Resort Taimana Tahaa, French Polynesia (2010)
6.    Raffles Macao, Cotai Strip (2010) 
7.    Raffles Tortola, British Virgin Islands (2010)
8.    Raffles Manila, Philippines (2010)
9.    Raffles Da Nang, Vietnam (2011)
 
About Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, Inc. 

Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, Inc. is a global hotel company headquartered in Toronto, Canada.  The company owns and manages over 120 hotels in 25 countries under four brands, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Raffles Hotels & Resorts, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts and Delta Hotels as well as vacation ownership properties managed by Fairmont Heritage Place. 

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Raffles Hotels & Resorts
 http://www.raffles.com

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