Dusit Hotels in Vietnam and Bahrain Appoint
Dusit has appointed Mr Patrice Landrein as
General Manager of the Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort, Phu
Quoc, Vietnam, and Mr Maher Abou-Tacca as GM of the upcoming
dusitD2 City Centre, Bahrain.
With more than 25 years of international
hospitality experience, Mr Landrein, a French national, has worked
in pre-opening and operational roles for hotel chains such as
Amari, Concorde, and Plaza Athénée.
He opened and managed
two hotels for BCCA Asia in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), Vietnam, including
the highly rated Hotel L’Odeon, from 2013 to 2015. Prior to
joining Dusit, he was General Manager of Amari Vogue Krabi,
Thailand from January 2016.
He now takes the reins of the
upper midscale Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort on Vietnam’s
largest island, Phu Quoc.
Comprising 108 guest rooms, the new property overlooks the sweeping Bai Truong beach. Phu Quoc
International Airport and Duong To town centre are a short
Mr Abou-Tacca, an Australian national,
meanwhile, brings with him more than 22 years of senior management
experience working for luxury and upscale hotel chains such as
Radisson, Shangri-La and Mövenpick across Australia, Lebanon,
Qatar and the UAE.
Prior to joining Dusit, he was General
Manager of Dubai-based Metro Global Hospitality Group, where he
oversaw a team of more than 750 staff providing full housekeeping
solutions to more than 26 hotels in the UAE.
working in hotels, he spent two years as Professor of Hospitality
Management at Al-Kafaàt University, Beirut, Lebanon.
General Manager of dusitD2 City Centre, Bahrain, he is responsible
for the successful opening of the 195-key property in the country’s modern capital, Manama, in early 2019.
expand our operations in new destinations worldwide, it is vitally
important we have experienced leaders to establish our new
properties and realize their full potential,” said Mr Lim Boon
Kwee, Chief Operating Officer, Dusit International. “Mr Landrein
and Mr Abou-Tacca both possess impressive track records for
leading hotels to success, and we are delighted to welcome them to
the senior leadership team.”
Dusit International is now in
a significant growth phase which will see its current tally of 28
hotels and resorts more than double within the next three years.
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