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Patrick Mossu Appointed General Manager of Le Richemond
in Geneva; Formerly Served as General Manager of the
Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva


 July 30, 2008 – London, UK – The Rocco Forte Collection has appointed Patrick Mossu as the new General Manager of Le Richemond in Geneva.  Mr. Mossu brings with him with wide-ranging international hotel experience, most recently serving as General Manager of the Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva. 
 
In his role as GM of the Grand Hotel Kempinski, Mr. Mossu recently supervised an extensive renovation of the hotel.  In addition to working with Kempinski, Mr. Mossu’s hotel career has led him to work with other renowned hotel companies around the world.  From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Mossu occupied a management position at the Noga Hilton in Geneva.  Prior to that Mr. Mossu held positions with hotels including the Ciragan Palace Kempinski in Istambul, the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai, the Mark Hopkins Inter-Continental Hotel in San Francisco and the Castellana Inter-Continental Hotel in Madrid. 
 
About working at Le Richemond Mr. Mossu said, “I am thrilled to be working at Le Richemond in Geneva and with The Rocco Forte Collection. Le Richemond is an elegant hotel with great history and a very unique new design and I look forward to continuing to raise the profile of the hotel both in Geneva and internationally.” 
 
Sir Rocco Forte as well as the management of the Rocco Forte Collection is pleased to have Mr. Mossu join to the company and the team in Geneva.
 
Mr. Mossu is a graduate of the Hotel School of Lausanne and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Management from the Henley Management College in Great Britain.
 
About Le Richemond
 
Le Richemond in Geneva re-opened in September 2007 after undergoing an extensive refurbishment by designer John Stefandis.  Built in 1875, the 109-bedroom hotel occupies an outstanding location in the heart of the city with breathtaking views over Lake Geneva and includes the addition of a brand new seventh floor that will house the 2,475 sq. ft. royal suite, The Armleder Suite.  The hotel has flexible meeting space with three fully equipped meeting rooms and one ballroom capable of hosting up to 205 people.  The hotel boasts a lively bar with a terrace, Sapori restaurant serving Italian cuisine and a spacious spa devoted to Shiseido, a first in Switzerland.
 
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Contact:

www.roccofortecollection.com
Le Richemond 
Jardin Brunswick 1201 
Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 715 7000

Meghan Powers Bell
Tel: 212.957.3005
Meghan@smapr.com

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Also See: Rocco Forte Hotels and Bank of Scotland Acquire Le Richemond in Geneva for $79.3 million; Plans to Refurbish and Extend the Hotel to 125 rooms / July 2004
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