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Francois Malric Named Operations Manager
of Rihiveli Beach Resort in the Maldives


12th September 2007, Singapore – HPL Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Francois Malric as Operations Manager of Rihiveli Beach Resort in the Maldives.
 
Prior to joining the HPL Hotels & Resorts group, Francois was most recently the Executive Assistant Manager at Hotel Management Services in Bora Bora.
 
The French Polynesian brings with him a wealth of resort operations skills, having acquired 24 years of experience working up the ranks at various hotels and resorts. His hospitality stints include several executive and senior positions: Executive Assistant Manager at the Royal Waikoloan on the island of Hawaii and the Outrigger Hotel Tahiti, General Manager at the Te Tiare Beach Resort Tahiti, Resort Manager at the Hyatt Regency Tahiti, and Hotel Manager on the Tu Moana Yacht, with Bora Bora Cruises.

Francois also earned the “Mauruuru Award” which recognises his outstanding services as Executive Assistant Manager while working at the Outrigger Hotel Taihiti. His most memorable job encounter by far, was the official visit of the French President, Francois Miterrand, while working at the Hyatt Regency in Tahiti. 
 
The father of two girls and a boy, who considers raising his children his biggest, non work-related challenge, also enjoys scuba diving with his son.
 
Francois can be contacted at francois@rihiveli-maldives.com

About Rihiveli Beach Resort, Maldives

Located in the world’s most popular beach destination, Rihiveli Beach Resort in Maldives offers picturesque views of the sea and the sunsets. The simplicity of island life and its 48 individual thatched-roof bungalows offering homely comforts and furnished with the island’s own wood, call to mind a Robinson Crusoe existence.

This island resort is unique to its surroundings and has continued to preserve its nature, serenity and friendliness of the island. Just four metres from the pristine beach and the magnificent Indian Ocean, Rihiveli provides an all-inclusive package whereby all meals and most water sports and land activities, and excursions are provided.

Rihiveli is surrounded by crystal-clear turquoise lagoon away from tourist crowds. Within the lagoon are also the two virgin islands of Sunrise and the Birds, both easily accessible on foot or by canoe.

About HPL Hotels & Resorts

Headquartered in Singapore, HPL Hotels & Resorts currently manages the activities of eight hotels and resorts in the Asia-Pacific region. The hospitality management company, wholly owned by Singapore public-listed company Hotel Properties Limited (HPL), currently manages the activities of eight hotels and resorts with a total of 2,400 rooms in the Asia-Pacific region. These include Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Concorde Hotel Shah Alam, Concorde Inn Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Hard Rock Hotels in Bali – Indonesia and Pattaya – Thailand, Casa del Mar in Langkawi – Malaysia, The Lakehouse in Cameron Highlands – Malaysia and Rihiveli Beach Resort in Maldives.

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Contact:

Karen Chan
Marketing Communications Manager
Tel: (65) 6735 2811
Email: karen.chan@hplhotels.com

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Also See: HPL Hotels & Resorts to Manage 2nd Resort in the Maldives / March 2007
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