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David Ippersiel Appointed  Executive Assistant Manager in Charge of Sales & Marketing
at Indigo Pearl, Nai Yang Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Phuket, Thailand, October 15, 2008 - 2008 – Indigo Pearl is proud to announce the appointment of Belgium born, Mr. David Ippersiel as Executive Assistant Manager in charge of Sales & Marketing of the distinctive lifestyle resort. 
Mr. Ippersiel said, “It is wonderful to be back in Thailand, and especially to be part of the team of such an inspiring resort. The Indigo Pearl is unique in its concepts and design but it has also managed to keep a traditional Thai flair to it. No wonder it is already received many accredited awards after such a short period of time.
With the current worldwide situation we all have to put our efforts together to drive more traffic to Thailand, and distinctive destination resorts such as Indigo Pearl help establish Phuket as one of the leading tourism destinations in the world. I very much look forward to working closely with everyone in the resort and to take it to the next level.”
With 10 years of experience in various regional director of sales and marketing positions for Marriott in the Middle East, Eastern and Central Europe, and in total 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Ippersiel brings with him a wealth of knowledge to contribute to Indigo Pearl’s phenomenal growth and popularity in the luxury lifestyle resort market.
Ippersiel opened his own boutique hotel, Hotel Café Pacific in the heart of Brussels, with his partner in 2006, which he has successfully positioned in major European markets, and in two years, Hotel Café Pacific now ranks 15th out of 199 hotels in Brussels.
After graduating from the prestigious Hotel Management School of Lausanne, Ippersiel started his career at hospitality’s front line in major hotel chains in Lausanne, Hong Kong and Singapore. . His first management role was in Shangri-La Singapore as an Operations Analyst, where he was involved in special projects in improving service standards. Ippersiel has since been involved in various sales and management roles in Banyan Tree Phuket, JW Marriott in Dubai, Renaissance Dubai and Marriott International’s chain of hotels in the Western European region.
On the new addition to the team, Mr. Arnaud Girodon, General Manager of Indigo Pearl says, “David joins our team at Indigo Pearl, and brings with him vast experience and knowledge in the hotel sales and marketing field. We confidently anticipate that he will lead our sales team dynamically and drive the growth in Indigo Pearl’s sales all the while strengthening the brand’s name and positioning - which has already achieved so many awards and accolades to date, but most importantly our positive guest feedback. We welcome him and his family, and are delighted to have them with us here at Indigo Pearl. “
Indigo Pearl, a 5 star luxury design resort, inspired
by the tin mining history of Phuket

The resort’s fusion of modern architecture and Thai tin-mining tradition on Nai Yang Beach, just 10 minutes from Phuket International Airport, was named one of the best new hotels in the world by Condé Nast Traveler (US) in its ‘2007 Hot List’ of top new resorts, spas, restaurants and nightclubs.

Indigo Pearl was also nominated as “Most Stylish Hotel” by ELLE magazine, Singapore, and as best design hotel by Travel and Leisure magazine as well as being ranked among the “TOP 50 Dream Resorts” by Honeymoon and Travel magazine.

Targeting discerning travellers seeking a distinctive cultural experience, Indigo Pearl continues to focus on its design culture and vision to pay tribute to the history of tin mining in Phuket.

Designed by world-renowned architect, interior and landscape designer Bill Bensley, everything down to the finest detail at Indigo Pearl fits in with the theme of tin mining, extending through every facet of the resort, from the names of the restaurants and bars to the staff uniforms.

The range of 277 distinctive rooms, villas, pool pavilions and suites all embody the Indigo Pearl resort experience and feature surreal design underscored by deluxe comfort.

The eight food and beverage outlets, on this secluded Andaman Sea beachfront resort, range from Thai at Black Ginger and tapas served al fresco in Rebar to modern European fare at Tin Mine, and the signature fine dining restaurant Rivet Grill.

Tongkah Tin Syndicate
Formerly called Tongkah, Phuket was once a global centre for tin
mining. This history is recalled by Indigo Pearl’s snooker hall and
bar which serves a selection of whiskies from around the world.

Sheila Thomas
Tel: (65) 63245289
Also See: Songland Ltd Planning to Develop Two Luxury Hotels in Phuket, Likely a Grand Hyatt and a Sheraton / October 2006
Outrigger Enterprises Appoints Pieter van der Hoeven General Manager-Phuket, Thailand Which Includes the Outrigger Serenity Terraces Resort and the West Sands Outrigger Resort / June 2008

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