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John G.C. Wood Named General Manager at the
Mövenpick Resort & Spa on Mauritius

October 2007 - Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed John G.C. Wood as its new General Manager for its spectacular resort on the south west coast of Mauritius effective 11 October 2007.
John G.C. Wood, who is dual citizen of Great Britain and Cyprus, is a seasoned hotelier with over 30 years of hotel management experience in Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean and India. Wood, a graduate of the hotel management school in Lausanne (EHL), brings with him a wealth of expertise in successfully running spa and golf resorts. He joins the premium Swiss hospitality company from Le Méridien, where he most recently opened a resort in Split, Croatia and replaces Patrick Joulain at the end of his contract.
“First of all, we would like to thank Patrick Joulain for his efforts and dedication he brought to our Mauritian resort since January 2006”, says Josef Kufer, Senior Vice President Africa Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. “We are delighted to welcome John G.C. Wood, who fits perfectly for this stunning resort, to the Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts family now. As a French speaker, he will certainly add value with France, being the resort’s key source market, in addition to other European countries and South Africa.”
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Mauritius became part of the Swiss hotel group in November 2005 and is owned by Kingdom Hotel Investments. The resort is located in the heart of the lush vegetation of Bel Ombre, an authentic paradise perfectly integrated into the large sugar cane plantations, and offers 181 spacious rooms and suites. The hotel’s wonderful beach-front location, first-class service, excellent cuisine, exceptional 1800 sqm Spa facilities, a vast array of leisure and excursion activities, along with the friendliness of the Mauritians, make this resort truly unique.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts (MH&R), a premium hotel management company with over 12,000 employees, is represented in 25 countries with over 80 hotels existing or under construction and focuses on its core markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The international hotel group with Swiss roots is forging ahead with its expansion and aims to extend its portfolio to include 100 hotels by 2010. MH&R has an established presence in the 4 and 5-star segment with two types of accommodation: business and conference hotels and holiday resorts. In keeping with its slogan “True Excellence in Swiss Hospitality“, the hotel chain is a byword for the uncompromising quality of its products and services. The hotel group is owned by the Mövenpick Holding (66.7 %) as well as the Kingdom Group (33.3 %).

Barbara Caderas
Public Relations Assistant
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Management AG
Flughofstrasse 61
8152 Glattbrugg, Switzerland
Phone +41 44 828 41 45

Also See: Josef Kufer Named Senior Vice President Africa for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts / February 2007


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