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Elyes Ben Brahim Named Director of Operations for
the Hard Rock Hotel in Pattaya, Thailand

26th September 2007, Singapore – HPL Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Elyes Ben Brahim as Director of Operations for its Hard Rock Hotel in Pattaya, Thailand.

Ben brings more than 21 years of hospitality experience to his new position. He joins the hotel from Bounty Cruises & Resorts, Bali, Indonesia, where he was the General Manager.

Prior to that, Ben spent a total of 17 years at Club Med Resorts in countries all over the world, including Tunisia, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Italy, Croatia, Bahamas, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Maldives. The positions he held included various senior management posts at the resorts as well as at the corporate office.

The Tunisian, most affectionately known as “Big Ben” at the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya, believes that it takes more than just a room to make a memorable stay. He lives by the motto that “it is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing”. Ben now makes it his mission to ensure that all guests staying at the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya experience a fun-filled vacation that promises great fun for both adults and children alike.

While working at the Club Med Cherating in Malaysia, Ben also won the B-Best Award, which recognizes the property for highest revenue achieved amongst all the Clud Med Resorts in the world.

A native speaker of French, Arabic and Italian, Ben also converses fluently in English, Spanish and German. He now hopes to learn some Asian languages. Married with a Korean wife, Ben enjoys sports such as football and tennis, and is a big fan of Formula One racing. His favourite movie is the Italian film “Cinema Paradiso” and he is currently reading “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne.

One of Ben’s most memorable on the job experiences was hosting Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia, on a luxury yacht while working for Bounty Cruises in Bali last year.

About Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya

There is no doubt that the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya is the ultimate rock retreat. Offering more than just a vacation, Asia’s second Hard Rock Hotel is a complete rock’n’roll experience. Overlooking the eastern shores of the Gulf of Thailand, the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya is a jewel in the heart of the city with its internationally famed image of bringing a unique style and first class entertainment to town.

This Rock'n'Roll Sanctuary is a haven of 320 guest rooms and luxury suites that are designed and decorated in a hip and vibrant style, with each room featuring oversized bed heads of famous rock 'n' roll personalities. With six restaurants and bars to choose from, guests will be spoilt for choice with the various outlets serving traditional Thai fare and Asian and international cuisines.

The double-storey drum-shaped Hard Rock Cafe is the place to see and be seen as the party rages on every night with its resident band. The Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya is also famous for its weekly Hip-Hop Foam Party that takes place at its own 2,000 sqm free-form pool with its man-made sandy beach. The Beach Club also houses a state-of-the-art contemporary tropical spa and a gym and the hotel’s Hall of Fame is a popular venue for meetings and banquets.

About HPL Hotels & Resorts

Headquartered in Singapore, HPL Hotels & Resorts currently manages the activities of eight hotels and resorts in the Asia-Pacific region. These include Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Concorde Hotel Shah Alam, Concorde Inn Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Hard Rock Hotels in Bali – Indonesia and Pattaya – Thailand, Casa del Mar in Langkawi – Malaysia, The Lakehouse in Cameron Highlands – Malaysia and Rihiveli Beach Resort in Maldives.


Karen Chan 
Marketing Communications Manager
HPL Hotels & Resorts
Main line: (65) 6735 2811 


Also See: The Former Casuarina Beach Resort in Penang, Malaysia Undergoing Extensive Renovation; HPL Hotels & Resorts Repositioning the Resort as the 255-room Hard Rock Hotel Penang / January 2007


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