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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Makes
Three General Manager Moves

September 2008 - Jean Stéphane Grasset is the name of the new General Manager of Mövenpick Resort & Spa Mauritius. He succeeds John Wood who is now responsible for Mövenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna. Alain Chatel has left the resort on the Red Sea to lead the Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Beirut. All General Managers took up their new positions at the beginning of September.

Jean Stéphane Grasset

John Wood

Alain Chatel
Coming from Santiburi Golf Resort & Spa in Koh Samui, Thailand, the French national Jean Stéphane Grasset joins Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts for the first time in the function of General Manager of the hotel group’s flagship in Mauritius. He has a great deal of experience in the upscale hotel business and, in addition to Thailand, has worked in Singapore, Cyprus, France and Mauritius in the past.
John Wood, responsible for Mövenpick Resort & Spa Mauritius since October 2007, is the new General Manager in El Gouna – the “Little Venice on the Red Sea”. A dual national of Britain and Cyprus and graduate of the École Hotelière de Lausanne, he has gained valuable experience in Cyprus, the Caribbean, UAE, India, Russia and Croatia.
In El Gouna he is replacing Alain Chatel who is now General Manager of Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Beirut. The French national was responsible for the leading resort on the Red Sea since April 2006, having previously held various positions in ten different countries including Indonesia, Nigeria, Senegal and French Polynesia for Le Méridien and InterContinental.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an upscale hotel management company with 12,000 employees, is represented through over 90 hotels existing or under construction in 26 countries with a concentration in its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The international hotel group with roots in Switzerland is expanding and has a stated objective of increasing its hotel portfolio to 100 by the year 2010. With two hotel types, business and conference hotels, as well as holiday resorts, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has clearly positioned itself in the upscale segment. The hotel group stands for uncompromising product and service quality and is owned by Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%).

Alain Gozzer
Director of Public Relations
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Management AG
Flughofstrasse 61
8152 Glattbrugg, Switzerland
Phone +41 44 828 41 44

Also See: John G.C. Wood Named General Manager at the Mövenpick Resort & Spa on Mauritius / October 2007
Josef Kufer Named Senior Vice President Africa for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts / February 2007


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