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 Marc-Henri Dumur Named GM of the Meritus Chiang
Mai Riverside Spa Resort in Thailand
June 16, 2006 - Meritus Hotels & Resorts welcomes Mr Marc-Henri Dumur to head up the new Meritus Chiang Mai Riverside Spa Resort in Thailand, scheduled to open in October 2006. Born and raised in Switzerland, Mr Dumur brings his extensive international experience in the hospitality industry to Meritus. A master of six languages, with an additional ten years of service in Thailand, where he has acquired a great wealth of knowledge in what personalised service and boutique is all about, both of which Meritus Chiang Mai Riverside Spa Resort intend to be known for. 

Frank Foster, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Sales for the Meritus group, says, “We’re thrilled that Marc-Henri is taking the helm at our new Meritus Chiang Mai Riverside Spa Resort. He truly understands what personalised service is all about and his wealth of experience will ensure the success of our latest venture.” He also added, “It’s a great blend of personality and skills that is sure to echo through the resort, not only that, the Swiss efficiency bonding with Thai empathy, is a great combination of eastern service with an understanding of western expectations, and as our targeted cliental is a mix of both, we have huge confidence in the project.”

The soon to be opened resort is nestled inside beautifully landscaped gardens within the heart of one of Thailand’s most culturally vibrant cities, and is a Lanna-inspired boutique resort located along the banks of the ancient Mae Ping. Guests can travel to and from the resort in a traditional flat-bed boat from the private pier and meander through key attractions like the famous Chiang Mai Night Bazaar and Night Safari, all a short distance away.  The resort epitomises relaxation, not just due to the location, but also thanks to housing amenities and services, such as the award-winning spa – The Aspara. Guests are surrounded in lush tranquility when they stay in any of 74 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites at the resort.  

About Meritus Hotels & Resorts
Meritus is a luxury Asian brand that prides itself in offering the finest hospitality for both the business and leisure traveller. Trading under a Latin name that denotes ‘deserving of merit’ fused into an Asian mark that depicts quality of excellence and worth, portraying a true representation of our eastern roots with respect towards western sophistication.  We are a Singapore based hotel management company, owned by Overseas Union Enterprise Ltd, with a focus on delivering our signature Asian grace and hospitality promise. We currently have a portfolio of six city hotels and one resort in Asia Pacific. They are located in Singapore, Malaysia, China and Thailand. Plans are underway for two more resorts to be opened in 2006 in Sanya and Chiang Mai. Meritus Hotels & Resorts is one of the five Founding Members of Asian Hotels Alliance ( 


Melissa Micallef
Assistant VP Marketing Communications
Tel: (65) 6831 6238

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