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The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Appoints
David Laval as the Executive Chef

6 October 2008 - The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has appointed David Laval as the new Executive Chef, with responsibility for the diverse menus across the resort’s seven restaurants and three bars. 

David has a wealth of experience, which he has gathered around the globe. This includes at the Imperial Hotel in Japan and the Fairmont Southampton Resort in Bermuda Island; both members of the ‘Leading Hotels of the World’ group. 

He was recognised for his culinary expertise in the Chaîne des Rôtissseurs “Black Box” competition, as well as at “Food Asia” in Singapore, where he won gold for his chocolate show-piece. Since 2001 he has been a member of L'Academie Culinaire de France and the Association ‘Les Disciples d’Auguste Escoffier’. He is also a member of the prestigious Association Culinaire Francaise in London, known as the ‘Society of Master Chefs’.

David’s long standing passion for cooking saw him move to Australia from Reunion Island at the age of 16 to complete a five year apprenticeship through Sheraton, Ana Hotel and the Conrad Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast. He has since dedicated his career to expanding his culinary knowledge, travelling around the world to increase his understanding of fine cuisine and the cultures that lie behind every dish. This has made David the perfect candidate to oversee the Conrad Maldives wide-ranging menus, which stretch from Euro-Asian fine-dining at Vilu, to organic and bio-dynamic gourmet meals in the Mandhoo Spa Restaurant.

About the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Set in a picturesque corner of the Maldives, the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island combines three distinct resort experiences on two islands, linked by a bridge and surrounded by a vibrant coral reef and lagoon. Accommodation includes 50 of the most luxurious Water Villas in the country, 79 exotic Beach Villas and 21 fabulous Spa Water Villas – the ultimate in pure indulgence.

About Conrad® Hotels & Resorts
Conrad Hotels & Resorts is the contemporary luxury brand of the Hilton Family of Hotels, with 17 award-winning properties in cosmopolitan destinations across the US, Ireland, Belgium, Egypt, Turkey, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, Australia and Uruguay. Conrad offers luxury services for the discerning traveller, creating a world that celebrates individuality in every sense. Another seven Conrad projects are under development in Europe, South America, the Bahamas, the UAE, Thailand and China. All Conrad properties participate in the acclaimed Hilton HHonors® reward programme.


Elvis Follet, PR Manager 
Tel: +960 668 0105

Also See: Decision Made to Re-brand the Hilton Maldives Resort and Spa to the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Effective December 2007 / March 2007
Sandrine Boutin Appointed Director of Sales at The Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa / September 2006

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