German national with 20 years of international hospitality industry experience
Ulrich Hoffgen appointed new General Manager for Centara Ras Fushi Resort and Spa Maldives
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Dec 14, 2012
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Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts, has announced the appointment of Ulrich Hoffgen as General Manager of Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives.
Ulrich is a German national and has 20 years of international hospitality industry experience gained from working in Europe, Oceania, and Asia, including management roles at leading resorts and hotels in Asia and the Maldives.
He worked at Irufushi Beach & Spa Resort as F&B Director before joining Constance Halaveli Resort Maldives in the position of Executive Assistant Manager in 2009, where he was soon promoted to Resident Manager.
He was working at Constance Halaveli for three years as Resident Manager prior joining Centara Hotels & Resorts to head up the team at Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives as General Manager.
Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa is set on an island just over 15 minutes away from Male' International Airport by speedboat. The resort is adult-focused with 140 villas located ocean-side or set above the lagoon. Leisure facilities feature the oceanfront Spa Cenvaree with its nine treatment suites, a fitness center, a large free-form swimming pool with dedicated pool bar, an E-Zone with electronic games, and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Restaurants include Al Khaimah, which serves Arabic and Middle Eastern style grilled dishes; La Brezza, which offers Italian cuisine with the emphasis on seafood; and Suan Bua, which serves authentic Thai cuisine.
The resort lagoon is ideal for swimming and snorkeling, and the watersports center will arrange excursions and both motorized and non-motorized watersports, including pedal boats, paddle boards, windsurfing, and snorkeling. There is a PADI dive center that arranges tuition and visits to world-class dive sites nearby including Giraavaru Cave, Lion’s Head, Kuda Haa, Kiki Reef, and Shar Point.
Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand's leading operator of hotels, with 40 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 18 resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Bali Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Mauritius Indian Ocean, brings the present total to 58 properties. Brands and properties within Centara ensure that specific categories such as couples, families, individuals, and meetings and incentives groups will all find a hotel or resort that is appropriate to their needs.
Centara operates 27 branches of Spa Cenvaree, one of Thailand's most luxurious and innovative spa brands, together with its newly-launched value brand Cense by Spa Cenvaree, which provides core spa services for busy travelers. The company's Kids' Club is available at all the family-friendly resorts to ensure that the youngsters and teens are taken care of. Centara Hotels & Resorts also operates two state-of-the-art convention centers in Bangkok, and two in northeastern Thailand, one being located in Udon Thani and the other in Khon Kaen.
The latest Centara brand is named COSI Hotels, an economy brand designed for travelers who predominantly make their bookings via theIinternet and who want comfort and convenience at the most friendly prices available, which is under development with the first property due to open in 2015.
For more information and reservations, please contact tel. +662 101 1234 ext. 1 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: http://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/crf/crf_default.asp