Wymara Resort & Villas Appoints Rolf Lippuner as General Manager

/Wymara Resort & Villas Appoints Rolf Lippuner as General Manager

Wymara Resort & Villas Appoints Rolf Lippuner as General Manager

|2019-08-14T16:08:20-04:00August 13th, 2019|

PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS + CAICOS – August 13, 2019 – The Swiss national, South-African educated, globally trained citizen of the world, Rolf Lippuner, infuses sophisticated luxury with the service and charm of the Caribbean as the new General Manager of Wymara Resort & Villas on Grace Bay Beach in Turks + Caicos.

Having stamped his passport in Johannesburg, San Diego, Nevis, Washington, D.C. and Riyadh, Lippuner returns to the Caribbean, primed and ready to take the helm of Turks + Caicos’ premier beachfront resort. With a penchant for entrepreneurial enterprise, Lippuner held several senior executive roles within the hotel industry and the South African cosmetic manufacturing industry over the last 25 years. It was in these experiences that he developed a solid foundation for finance, operations, marketing, service excellence, and international business, building a versatile resume that has prepared Lippuner for this next opportunity.

Tapped by Four Seasons, Lippuner held multiple positions within the company from 2008 to 2018 including Director of Housekeeping, Director of Residences, Director of Rooms, Hotel Manager and General Manager. Lippuner’s proven track record includes optimizing productivity and efficiency, implementing large-scale capital improvement plans, and raising guest satisfaction and employee engagement scores, all of which are a testament to Lippuner’s people-driven approach, positive demeanor and ability to inspire.

His ascent through the business culminated as General Manager at the 274-room Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. During his three-year tenure, the property began a comprehensive $70 million renovation, cementing the hotel and its strategic position as a Four Seasons flagship in the Middle East. Despite the onset of new regional competition entering the luxury market, Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh maintained, and continues to maintain, its leadership position in occupancy, RevPAR and ADR, a move that captured the attention of owners and investors in the hospitality space.

Lippuner now joins the Wymara Resort & Villas team, eager to realize the property’s full potential. “The opportunity to lead Wymara into the future was certainly aspirational following my corporate hotel career at Four Seasons. At Wymara, I have the unique opportunity to tap into my entrepreneurial roots and put my creativity to good use,” said Lippuner. “The decision was further cemented by a wonderful chemistry with the resort’s owners. Additionally, following a visit to the island, my wife and children were excited to make Turks + Caicos their home.”

The father of two will oversee the property’s 2020 villa expansion, concluding Phase One and beginning Phase Two. Moreover, Lippuner will oversee the renovation of 91 sleek rooms and suites currently available for guests. Retooling the property’s food & beverage offerings is also a key point of focus for Lippuner to ensure the guest experience is par excellence.

About Wymara Resort & Villas

Wymara Resort & Villas is a sleek boutique resort overlooking the iconic Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales, Turks + Caicos. Offering the perfect balance of contemporary island luxury and feels-like-family hospitality, the property features 91 island-inspired guest rooms, including 32 suites and four penthouses with dramatic water views. Beyond the open-air lobby are a 7,000 square-foot mosaic-tiled swimming pool with floating island pods, world-class spa, 24-hour fitness center and two signature restaurants Stelle and Zest, which offer seasonally influenced cuisine from the corners of Southeast Asia and the Caribbean. Occupying prime Grace Bay beachfront real estate is the playful, rosé-themed Pink Bar where spunky twists on classic pink cocktails have earned it a spot among Turks + Caicos trendiest locales. A short drive from the main resort are seven luxury, oceanfront villas overlooking the southern shore of Turtle Tail. The exquisite four- and five-bedroom accommodations are marked by airy indoor/outdoor living spaces, full kitchens, and private waterfront infinity pools flanked by over-water swim platforms with direct ocean access.

Contact: Michelle George

305-854-3544 | 310-596-3200

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