News for the Hospitality Executive
January 2012 - One&Only Le Saint Géran is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles de Foucault as General Manager. An accomplished hotel executive, Charles will report directly to Alan Leibman, CEO of Kerzner International. In his new role, Mr de Foucault will be responsible for the overall operations of One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius.
Charles was previously General Manager of AYANA Resort & Spa in Bali, for almost three years. Under Charles’ leadership, AYANA Bali won the 2011 Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice as “Asia’s best resort” and in 2010 was voted “Number one spa in the world”. During his tenure, Charles implemented a successful re-branding of AYANA Bali (previously the Ritz-Carlton Bali), and positioned The Rock Bar as one of the top 15 bars in the world. He was also credited with greatly increasing both customer and employee satisfaction.
Prior to joining AYANA Bali, Charles held the position of General Manager for the Leela Palace in Bangalore, India. During his time at the Leela Palace, Charles successfully opened a new wing of the hotel, adding an additional 105 rooms to the property and helping to re-define the standards for luxury in India.
Charles has over 30 years of experience in the luxury hotel segment. He started his career with Ritz-Carlton where he spent over 17 years in a variety of positions at Ritz-Carlton hotels throughout the US and the Caribbean before relocating to Asia in 2002 where he took on the role of General Manager at the Ritz-Carlton Seoul Korea. Charles studied hotel management at Ecole Hotelière in Nice, France and is fluent in both French and English.
Speaking about his appointment Mr de Foucault said “I am thrilled to be working at the renowned One&Only Le Saint Géran and exceed the high expectations of staff and guests at this fantastic five star deluxe resort. The dedication of the staff at One&Only Le Saint Géran is legendary, so I cannot wait to start working with them all and look forward to a successful 2012.”
Alan Leibman, CEO of Kerzner International commented “Charles is an excellent General Manager and we are pleased to have him onboard as I know he will bring a wealth of experience as well as a huge amount of enthusiasm to his new role.”
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