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Rachel Howard has been appointed Loyalty Marketing Manager Asia Pacific at

Rachel Howard has been appointed Loyalty Marketing Manager Asia Pacific at
Rachel HOWARD (ESSEC IMHI 2011) has joined Hilton Singapore. She is responsible for the overall management of the Hilton HHonors loyalty program in Asia Pacific, with a specific focus on building the awareness, engagement and advocacy for the brand …
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New Regional Manager MEA joins WATG team in Dubai


Dubai, UAE (PRWEB) November 07, 2014

WATG, a global design firm, which has worked on some of the most iconic landmarks in the Gulf region, such as the Emirates Palace, the Atlantis and the One & Only Royal Mirage welcomes Nasser Turk as Regional Manager MEA. An established design consultant for mixed-used and resort master planning, urban design and new town and residential community planning, Nasser will support regional efforts to deliver innovative design solutions to the firm’s growing clients in the region.

“The dynamic growth in the Gulf continues to impress and we want to continue to provide our clients in the region with WATG’s highest standards of design consultancy. We are very happy to have Nasser onboard to strengthen our local team with his planning and urban design expertise,” said Muriel Muirden, executive vice president and managing director strategy. “His background in planning and his experience with local regulations excellently complement our team in Dubai.”

Prior to WATG, Nasser worked as Senior Design Consultant for the Abu Dhabi Municipality. Nasser has 16 years of combined industry experience in the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America where he earned his bachelor’s degree in planning from Arizona State University. Nasser is a member of the American Planning Association, and active with the Urban Land Institute.

About WATG

Over the course of the last seven decades, WATG and affiliated design studio Wimberly Interiors have become the worlds leading design consultants for the hospitality, leisure and entertainment industries. With offices in Irvine, Los Angeles, New York, London, Istanbul, Dubai, Singapore, and Honolulu the full-service design firm is best known for creating internationally acclaimed destinations in 160 countries across six continents. WATG offers design services comprising planning, urban design, architecture, landscape, interior design and strategy for urban tourism and resort destinations. The company has a strong record in hospitality projects having created landmarks such as The Venetian in Las Vegas, the Atlantis Hotels in the Bahamas and Dubai, as well as Ritz Carlton, St Regis, Hilton, Sheraton, Four Seasons and Mandarin Oriental hotels in iconic locations such as Kuala Lumpur, Honolulu, Taipei, Shanghai, and Dubai. WATG’s projects are renowned not only for their design and sense of place but also for their bottom-line success. Explore more at watg.com and wimberlyinteriors.com.







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Simon Hirst Appointed New General Manager of Raffles Praslin hotel in Seychelles

The President of Raffles Hotels& Resorts, John Johnston, has announced the appointment of Simon Hirst as the new General Manager of Raffles Praslin Seychelles.

One year after the luxury resort welcomed its first guests to their Seychelles holidays, Raffles Praslin Seychelles has brought Hirst in to oversee the operations of the hotel using his vast experience and in-depth knowledge of the luxury hospitality industry.

“I am delighted to welcome Simon into the Raffles family. He is extremely highly-regarded in the industry and brings extensive international expertise in the pre-opening, opening, positioning, and managing of award-winning hotels and resorts,” Mr Johnston commented.

I know that Raffles Praslin Seychelles will benefit enormously from Simon’s international experience, to confirm its position as one of the leading luxury hotels in the Indian Ocean.”

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Hirst has a wealth of experience within the luxury hotels sector and he began his career at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group where he held various managerial positions within the group’s properties in Hong Long and San Francisco over a period of eleven years.
He became the Resident Manager of the Four Seasons, Park Lane, London in 1988 and since then he has worked at The Regent Chiang Mai, One Aldwych, London, and the CampbellGray Hotels group.

Situated on the northern tip of Praslin Island, the Raffles Praslin Seychelles Resort is just half an hour from Praslin Airport and is one of the most luxurious Seychelles hotels with 86 luxury villas that feature unspoilt views of the sparkling ocean. Guests can also enjoy the dedicated 24-hour service of multi-lingual butlers during luxury Seychelles holidays at the upscale resort.

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The beautifully-appointed Seychelles villas are equipped with luxury amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi internet, 43-inch flat-screen television with DVD player, Nespresso coffee machines, private plunge pools, outdoor rain shower, and furnished balconies.

Tourists who are looking to relax and indulge throughout their holidays in the Seychelles can head to the 13,379 square feet Raffle Spa which is one of the largest in the Seychelles archipelago. The spa offers a wide range of relaxing and replenishing treatments including massages, facials, soothing therapies, bridal services, hair treatments, manicures and pedicures.

The spa features 13 treatment pavilions that are positioned close to the sea and there are two spa suites that are fitted with steam showers, Japanese soaking tubs and observation decks where guests can relax and admire the breathtaking natural landscapes.

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Families enjoying Seychelles holidays at Raffles Praslin can drop the children off at the Sugar Palm Kids Club where the little ones can choose from a varied selection of activities, from arts and crafts to fun nature walks.

The resort has several options for fine dining and drinking including the Curieuse Restaurant and the rooftop Takamaka Terrace where guests can relax with a cocktail and look up at the twinkling stars.

Orlando Consuegra has worked on the Cuba holiday industry from its very begining, initially as a Tour Guide for Saga and Kuoni, he travelled the island helping thousands of holiday makers to make the most for their holiday in Cuba.

Praised by many as one of the best tour guides in Cuba, both for his impeccable knowledge and his very correct manners, Orlando got promoted to Guides Coordinator in the Cubanacan Travel Agency. During this period Orlando helped organise fam trips for European tour operators as part of the insertion of Cuba in the world’s holiday industry.

Promoted again as General Supervisor of The Holiday Place in Cuba, Orlando helped build very strong relationships with all the hotels in Cuba while enforcing a very high level of service and attention to all company’s clients.

Orlando writes a blog “Know Cuba holidays like Us” at The Cuba Experience website where he shares his deep knowledge in Cuba and its holiday industry.

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Singapore Marriott Hotel Names New General Manager, Executive Chef

Singapore Marriott Hotel Names New General Manager, Executive Chef
SINGAPORE — (Marketwired) — The Singapore Marriott Hotel, a luxury property in the heart of Singapore's famed Orchard Road shopping district, is pleased to announce that Simon Bell and Matthew Van Der Zwan have been named general manager and …
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Biden Praises Disgraced Packwood at DNC Women's Event
In a speech on Friday celebrating women's leadership for the Democratic National Committee, Vice President Joe Biden praised former Oregon Republican Sen. Bob Packwood, who resigned in 1995 after sexual-harassment allegations by as many as 10 …
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Hot Pot of Singapore's Street Heritage
It has been a few days since Chef John Chye, sous chef at Singapore's Marriott Hotel, flew down to New Delhi's JW Marriott to present a signature Singapore Street Food Festival. For every day of the last week, however, he confesses, he has been gorging …
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Pictures Of The Day: Photos From Friday 19th September 2014
Singaporean law student Bjorn Tan (L) takes a self photograph with his mother Wendy Heng (R) with his newly purchased iPhone 6 during its launch by Singtel, Singapore telecommunication company in Singapore on September 19, 2014. Singapore is one of the …
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