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Shangri-Las Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives appoints Jens Moesker as General Manager

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Monday, 5 November 2007

The Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives has appointed Jens Moesker as general manager and Gerhard Fink as the director of sales and marketing. The Shangri-Las Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives, located on the Addu Atoll is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter 2008.

Jens Moesker has over 19 years experience in the hospitality industry. He joined Shangri-La in 2000 as director of food and beverage at The Kerry Centre Hotel, Beijing. In late 2002, Mr Moesker became the resident manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Changchun in China before his promotion to general manager in 2004, a position he held until his latest appointment in the Maldives.

He has held key positions at the Hilton Jerusalem in Israel, InterContinental hotels in London and Germany, the Hotel Bristol-Forte in Warsaw and the Jebel Ali Hotel in Dubai. In his new capacity, Mr Moesker will play a pivotal role in leading the team that will bring the hallmark Shangri-La Asian hospitality to the Maldives for the first time.

Gerhard Fink has over 18 years hospitality experience. He previously opened The Westin Guangzhou, W Retreat and Spa Maldives, and the Sheraton Sanya Resort in China. Mr Fink started his sales and marketing career in Austria. His first foray into Asia was in 2002 at the St. Regis Beijing.

Shangri-Las Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives is one of the largest single luxury resort islands in the Maldives. The resort, which is currently under development, will feature 142 villas including 16 tree villas, unique to the Maldives, perched on stilts. Nestled on a three-kilometre long island, the resort is set in lush vegetation with three natural fresh water lagoons and nature trails.

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