AN, Vietnam, December, 2010
-- A seasoned hotelier whose management experience includes stints at
InterContinental and with Six Senses has returned to Vietnam as general
of the Life Heritage Resort Hoi An.
A native of the
United Kingdom, Anthony Gill's appointment comes at a
high-water mark for this riverside resort in Hoi An's Old Town. In
Conde Nast Traveler readers hailed this Life Resort as one of the
resorts in Asia, a distinction it shares with internationally renowned
that charge 15 and 20 times as much per night.
"In my short time here at Life Resorts, I've glimpsed enough to know
this place is, by far, the best resort value in Asia," said Gill.
"Conde Nast readers didn't get it wrong."
Nor was this year's accolade a flash in the pan. Earlier in the year,
magazine's editors put the resort on its Gold List. Last year, the same
magazine's readers again ranked the Life Heritage Resort in company
Seasons and Aman Resorts in their annual readers poll.
Prior to Gill's move to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hoi An, he
special assignment for Six Senses in Phuket. Previously, he was
food and beverage at the InterContinental Hotel in Doha, Qatar.
But Gill is no stranger to Vietnam. He'd worked at the Evason Ana
Nha Trang for two years as the executive assistant manager.
"Vietnam resorts, when managed properly, can provide one of the most
profound resort experiences for travelers anywhere in the world," said
Chris Duffy, general director of the Life Resorts. "This takes a
remarkable degree of management finesse. Anthony, because he's spent
considerable time here in Vietnam, has it.
About Life Resorts
Life Resorts owns and operates two resorts in Vietnam and manages two
On Vietnam's central coast, the 94-room Life Heritage Hoi An evokes the
colonial splendor of a bygone era on a quiet stretch of the Thu Bon
within walking distance of the trading port's world-famous Old Town, a
World Heritage Site. On the south-central coast, the 63-room Life
Resort Quy Nhon is dedicated to the tenets of wellness, from yoga, tai
Pilates to an ample range of spa treatments and anti-stress and detox
The 187-room Life Resort Da Nang, one of the group's two managed
opened in the spring of 2010 on one of Vietnam’s most renowned
beach. Its flagship restaurant, Senses, and Lobby Bar offers stunning
views, and its Nang Spa is one of the most expansive in the region.
from Ho Ch Minh City, Life also manages the 84-room Blue Ocean Resort
Ne, featuring a 153-meter beach, a 26-meter swimming pool and lush
The Dutch resort company is also developing a property on Halong Bay,
to open early in 2011.
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