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Anthony Gill Named General Manager for Life Heritage Resort Hoi An in Vietnam

 HOI AN, Vietnam, December, 2010 -- A seasoned hotelier whose management experience includes stints at the InterContinental and with Six Senses has returned to Vietnam as general manager of the Life Heritage Resort Hoi An.

A native of the United Kingdom, Anthony Gill's appointment comes at a high-water mark for this riverside resort in Hoi An's Old Town. In September, Conde Nast Traveler readers hailed this Life Resort as one of the top-ten resorts in Asia, a distinction it shares with internationally renowned brands that charge 15 and 20 times as much per night.

"In my short time here at Life Resorts, I've glimpsed enough to know that this place is, by far, the best resort value in Asia," said Gill. "Conde Nast readers didn't get it wrong."

Nor was this year's accolade a flash in the pan. Earlier in the year, the magazine's editors put the resort on its Gold List. Last year, the same magazine's readers again ranked the Life Heritage Resort in company with Four Seasons and Aman Resorts in their annual readers poll.

Prior to Gill's move to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hoi An, he was on special assignment for Six Senses in Phuket. Previously, he was director of food and beverage at the InterContinental Hotel in Doha, Qatar.

But Gill is no stranger to Vietnam. He'd worked at the Evason Ana Mandara in Nha Trang for two years as the executive assistant manager.

"Vietnam resorts, when managed properly, can provide one of the most profound resort experiences for travelers anywhere in the world," said Chris Duffy, general director of the Life Resorts. "This takes a remarkable degree of management finesse. Anthony, because he's spent considerable time here in Vietnam, has it.

About Life Resorts
Life Resorts owns and operates two resorts in Vietnam and manages two others. On Vietnam's central coast, the 94-room Life Heritage Hoi An evokes the colonial splendor of a bygone era on a quiet stretch of the Thu Bon River within walking distance of the trading port's world-famous Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the south-central coast, the 63-room Life Wellness Resort Quy Nhon is dedicated to the tenets of wellness, from yoga, tai chi and Pilates to an ample range of spa treatments and anti-stress and detox programs.

The 187-room Life Resort Da Nang, one of the group's two managed properties, opened in the spring of 2010 on one of Vietnam’s most renowned stretches of beach. Its flagship restaurant, Senses, and Lobby Bar offers stunning sea views, and its Nang Spa is one of the most expansive in the region. Four hours from Ho Ch Minh City, Life also manages the 84-room Blue Ocean Resort at Mui Ne, featuring a 153-meter beach, a 26-meter swimming pool and lush tropical grounds.
The Dutch resort company is also developing a property on Halong Bay, scheduled to open early in 2011.

For more information, contact the Life Resorts sales and marketing office at (848) 3.844-3605, or visit


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Also See: Shane McKirdy and Anthony Quin Appointed to General Manager Posts with Life Wellness Resorts in Mui Ne and Quy Nhon, Vietnam / July 2010

Life Resorts Takes Over Management of Blue Ocean Resort in Vietnam Following a US$1.8 million Renovation; 81 room Resort Now More Amenable to International Travelers / June 2008

Michelle Ford and Cyrille Stegmann Appointed to Pre-opening Management Team at the Life Resort Danang, Viet Nam / June 2009

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