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Antoine Melon Appointed as Resort Manager of
November 2011 - Trisara, Phuket announces the appointment of Antoine Melon as Resort Manager. Antoine is a graduate of École hôtelière de Lausanne, with a Diploma for Higher Studies in Hotel & Restaurant Management. He embarked on his distinguished career in the hospitality industry with Meridien Balmoral Hotel in Scotland. From there he moved to Conran Restaurants Limited in London, where he excelled as Operations Manager in several of the Group’s restaurants.
From London, Antoine moved to Spain to operate Café Oliver, his own successful restaurant group with four award-winning restaurants in Madrid. In 2008 Antoine accepted the position of Food & Beverage Director at legendary Hong Kong hotel The Mandarin Oriental, where his success included obtaining Michelin star recognition for two of the hotel’s dining establishments.
From there Antoine accepted the new challenges of Resort Management, with a move to Six Senses Laamu, Maldives as Resident Manager for the opening of the third Six Senses resort in the Maldives.
A native French speaker, Antoine also speaks fluent English, Italian and Spanish and is passionate about employee training and development. His belief in nurturing staff relationships encourages the best in his staff, particularly focusing on the development of food and beverage concepts and the delivery of luxury experiences.
“Antoine has the international expertise that creates the perfect synergy Trisara represents” said Anthony Lark, Executive Director and General Manager of Trisara. “As our Resort Manager, he will be working very closely with me to further enhance our outstanding global reputation, continuing the long and vibrant relationships we share with our guests and nurturing the development of our treasured staff.”
As a world-renowned destination, Trisara, in Sanskrit meaning the “Third Garden in Heaven”, is East Asia’s most intimate and exclusive Resort & Spa, known for its exquisite villa accommodation and unparalleled attention to detail and service. Nestled over its own private bay, just 15 minutes from Phuket International Airport, the resort is hidden amongst lush tropical jungle, with 39 hotel villas, all with private pools, dramatic sea views and a true sense of privacy. There are also 18 larger residences, comprising two to five bedrooms, with private kitchens, 20 metre pools and dedicated cooks and staff who provide impeccable Thai hospitality. As a premier culinary destination in the Asian region, Trisara was recently acknowledged with the Award of Excellence in Wine Spectators Restaurant Wine List Awards 2011.
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