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Mauro Gomez Named as Executive Chef for W Maldives Retreat & Spa

Maldives, June 2011 – W Maldives Retreat & Spa announces the appointment of Gomez Mauro as Executive Chef.
An Argentinean by birth, Mauro has been in kitchens since he was 12 years old.  His family owned a traditional Argentinean / Italian restaurant in Argentina.   Mauro’s passion for food, cooking and kitchens has been with him ever since. 
With a desire to travel and live abroad, Mauro moved to Miami Beach, Florida USA in 1999.  He later joined The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in 2004 where he was responsible for the daily operation of the banquet kitchens servicing 245,000 square feet of meeting space.  In 2007, Mauro’s travels took him to The Westin Copley Square in Boston where his Clam Chowder was voted the best in Boston.  In 2007, Mauro worked with the opening team of the W Atlanta Midtown – the world’s largest W Hotel – featuring a Jean-George restaurant, Spice Market.
Backed by a lifetime of culinary experience, Mauro looks forward to revitalizing the menus and dining experiences of the guests at W Maldives Retreat & Spa, one of the worlds’ most dreamt of destinations. 
On a lighter note, Mauro enjoys snowboarding, visiting Farmers’ Market and is currently listening to Symmetry Live, W Hotels Worldwide very own music CD complied by Michaelangelo L’Acqua the chain’s global music director.

About W Hotels Worldwide
W Hotels is a contemporary, design-led lifestyle brand and the industry innovator with 42 hotels and retreats, including 14 W-branded residences, in the most vibrant cities and exotic destinations around the world. Inspiring, iconic, innovative and influential, W Hotels provides the ultimate in insider access, offering a unique mix of cutting-edge design and passions around fashion, music and entertainment. W Hotels offers a holistic lifestyle experience that is integrated into the brand’s sensibility through contemporary restaurant concepts, glamorous entertainment experiences, stylish retail concepts, signature spas and inspiring residences. With more than 12 years of proven success, W Hotels is on track to reach more than 50 hotels by the end of 2012. W Hotels have been announced for Paris, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Athens – Astir Palace, Muscat, Mumbai, and Sante Fe, Mexico, while upcoming W Retreats include Verbier and Mexico’s Riveria Maya.  For more information, visit To live the W Hotels lifestyle 24/7/365, visit
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1025 properties in 100 countries and territories with 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft®, and Element SM.  Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit


Peter Foreman
Director of Sales & Marketing
Starwood Resorts, Maldives (Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa +  W Maldives Retreat & Spa)
Tel: +960 665 0184
Fax : +960 664 1979

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