News for the Hospitality Executive
September 7, 2011 (Castries St. Lucia) –The BodyHoliday, St. Lucia’s premiere all-inclusive resort dedicated to health and well-being, recently welcomed Mark Lyttleton-Frances as General Manager. In his new position, Lyttleton-Frances will oversee the day-to-day operations of the resort while playing an integral role in the property’s $20 million makeover set for completion end of September 2011.
Mark has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to his role at The BodyHoliday, Lyttleton-Frances served at Regional General Manager for development with MacDonald Hotels and Resorts in the United Kingdom. Previously, Lyttleton-Frances was Resort Director for De Vere Belton Woods Hotel & Country club for two years. He began his career in his native country of South Africa where he served as General Manager of TMS Hospitality, opening the Sandton and Cape Town International Convention Centres and conducting Project Build and Refurbishment works at the One & Only Reethi Rah, Kerzner International Atlantis and One & Only Cape Town.
“Mark joins The BodyHoliday with a wealth of experience and we are confident he will project this unique resort forward” said Craig Barnard, owner of The BodyHoliday. “He is intimately involved with the renovation plans as he prepares the ground work for The BodyHoliday’s transition to 5-Star status. We wish Mark every success and are thrilled to welcome him to our team.”
Mark graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Hotel Management from the Durban University of Technology in South Africa. He resides in St. Lucia with his wife and three children.
ABOUT THE BODYHOLIDAY
Situated on a private cove in the northwest tip of St. Lucia, The BodyHoliday provides a luxurious and relaxing getaway experience in an idyllic setting. Owned and managed by the Barnard family, the 154-room all-inclusive wellness resort sits directly on Cariblue’s crescent beach and is surrounded by 42 acres of lush tropical gardens. The BodyHoliday is a five star resort that has become synonymous with health and well-being the world over.
The BodyHoliday offers unparalleled services and amenities including: a 30,000 square-foot wellness centre, five unique food and beverage venues (including the award-winning TAO, named as a Condé Nast Traveler “Hot Table”), scuba school, tennis and golf academies, archery, fencing, T’ai Chi, yoga, pilates, an array of watersports and recreational activities, and personalized “lifestyle consultation” services.
The BodyHoliday closed in July 2011 to undergo a $20 million makeover and when it reopens in the fall, it will be the leading hotel in St. Lucia to escape the rigors of everyday life. The BodyHoliday will re-open in late-September 2011. To book a future reservation, or for additional information, please visit www.thebodyholiday.com or call 1-800-544-2883.
The BodyHoliday: “Give us your body for a week and we’ll give you back your mind.”
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Nancy J. Friedman Public Relations