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Amadeo Zarzosa joins St. Regis Singapore as General Manager

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Amadeo Zarzosa, a seasoned hotelier with 31 years of experience, has joined The St. Regis Singapore as General Manager.

 Prior to joining The St. Regis Singapore, Mr. Zarzosa was the General Manager and Senior Vice President of Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai, where he was the key leader in the development and launch of the US$1.5 billion destination resort.

Mr. Miguel Ko, Chairman and President of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Asia Pacific Division, said, “Amadeo, a legendary figure in the hospitality industry, is the ideal person to lead The St. Regis Singapore to another level of luxury experience and to maintain its leadership position as one of the top luxury hotels in the world.”

Mr. Zarzosa has served in numerous General Manager roles over the past decade and has broad experience hotel management as well as Food and Beverage operations, having started his hospitality career as a chef more than 30 years ago.

Prior to undertaking the leadership of Atlantis The Palm in Dubai from 2006 to 2009, Mr. Zarzosa worked at InterContinental Resort & Spa Bali from 2002 through 2006 as General Manager, simultaneously holding the post of Regional General Manager of InterContinental Hotels Group for South East Asia overseeing eight other properties in the region.

Earlier, Mr. Zarzosa worked at Atlantis Resort & Casino in the Bahamas as Senior Vice President of Operations as well as General Manager of Coral & Beach Towers from 1999 to 2002. Mr. Zarzosa was Hotel Manager at Sheraton Bal Harbour Beach Resort in Florida from 1995 to 1999.

From 1980 through 1995, Mr. Zarzosa worked in various management capacities within Food and Beverage Operations, Kitchen Management and Culinary Arts. He is widely traveled with work experiences in the Middle East, North and South America, Australia and South East Asia.

Mr. Zarzosa graduated from Slough Hotel Hospitality College in the United Kingdom in Culinary Arts and Hotel Management. He was also part of a select committee in developing a restaurant course for the Cornell Hospitality School in 1994. Mr. Zarzosa is Spanish, 51 years old and married with four children.

Mr. Yngvar Stray, incumbent General Manager of The St. Regis Singapore, who successfully launched The St. Regis Singapore in 2008, will be the General Manager of The St. Regis Beijing from 1 November 2009.

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