Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Brigitte Dasquet as the new director of sales and marketing of Anantara Kihavah Villas, Maldives.
Brigitte joins Anantara from her position as director of sales and marketing from One & Only, overseeing all facets of marketing and sales for their La Saint Geran Resort in Mauritius. She has been at the helm of sales for a number of prestigious companies including Beachcomber, Constance Hotels, and Indigo Resorts.
Brigitte, who was born in Senegal, brings to Anantara over twenty years of experience working in the travel and hospitality industry. She is experienced in opening, re-opening, and launching new properties and has worked with a variety of clients worldwide, including tour operators in Europe, South Africa, Australia, Middle East, and Asia.
Dillip Rajakarier, chief operating officer of Minor Hotel Group, the owners of Anantara, commented: “We are very happy to welcome Brigitte to the Anantara team. She has an impressive record of sales maximization, marketing, and has considerable experience across the broad spectrum of sales and marketing responsibilities including staff management, key account management, customer service, and sales planning. With over twenty years in the travel industry, Brigitte will be a great asset to us as we move towards our fourth resort opening in the Maldives.”
Set on Kihavah Huravalhi, one of the most exclusive of all the Maldivian islands, Anantara Kihavah Villas is just 35 minutes by seaplane from Male International Airport. The 77 spacious overwater and beach suites will all have private pools, wooded sundecks with copious seating and lounging areas, outdoor showers, and over-sized bathtubs big enough for two. The interiors will be contemporary with local, Indian, and Moroccan accents and color schemes that take their inspiration from the surrounding coral reefs. Anantara Kihavah will also boast the largest swimming pool in the Maldives. The hotel is slated to open in October 2010.