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W Hotels Appoints Coetzer Deysel as General Manager
of W Retreat - Koh Samui, Thailand


April 20, 2010 - W Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Coetzer Deysel as general manager of W Retreat - Koh Samui.  The first W Retreat in Southeast Asia, W Retreat - Koh Samui is scheduled to open in summer 2010.  An all-villa beachfront resort set on the north shore of Thailandís famed Samui island, W Retreat - Koh Samui brings an alluring new dimension of cutting-edge design, contemporary lifestyle and exhilarating experiences to Thailand.

ďIím honored to be entrusted with the management of this wonderful new property, and Iím especially excited about bringing the first W Retreat to Southeast Asia,Ē said Deysel. ďLocated on one of the most beautiful and fun islands imaginable, W Retreat - Koh Samui will immediately become one of the coolest, most exciting and fashionable destinations in the world, delivering a fully integrated contemporary lifestyle experience with the signature W twist.Ē

Deyselís brings more than a decade of experience in the hospitality industry to his new position, most recently serving as hotel manager of W Retreat & Spa - Maldives.  Deyselís prior positions include managerships at Madikwe River Lodge in South Africa; Shibula Lodge & Bush Spa in South Africa; Exeter Game Lodges in South Africa, and Chapungu Tented Camp in South Africa.  A passionate advocate of conservation and wildlife, Deysel is an active member of the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA), which provides educational opportunities to promote the conservation and rehabilitation of the cultural and natural heritage of Southern Africa.

Capitalizing on Thailandís long history of festivals and lunar ceremonies, W Koh Samui will be the destination where daytime is dedicated to individual moments and relaxation, while the night brings energy and celebration.  With its powdery golden sands and unspoiled waters, Wís location is a perfect sanctuary for local and global jetsetters alike, and the Retreatís signature programming and service promise will bring a unique dimension to the everyday resort experience and a new way to escape.


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Also See: Langham Hotels International Signs Management Contract with Gurich Company in Koh Samui, Thailand to Open Designer Boutique Resort in November 2009 / July 2009

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