New GM for Marrakech property Palais Namaskar

Oetker Collection of hotels has appointed Arnaud Bamvens to take on Moroccan hotel Palais Namaskar

Arnaud Bamvens joins Palais Namaskar as GM
Arnaud Bamvens joins Palais Namaskar as GM

Oetker Collection of hotels has appointed Arnaud Bamvens to take on Moroccan hotel Palais Namaskar.

The Oetker Collection hotel group includes worldwide properties such as The Lanesborough London, Eden Rock in St Barths, and the upcoming Palácio in São Paulo, due to open in spring 2017.

At the property in Morocco, Arnaud Bamvens’ new position as GM will be effective from February 15 2016.

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He will be managing a 41 unit property, comprised of 14 rooms, 14 suites, 10 villas and three palaces.

Bamvens joins the 50,000 square meter Palais Namaskar retreat from hotel Naoura Barrière, also situated in Marrakech, where Bamvens worked as GM for the last five years.

At Palais Namaskar, Bamvens will report to Oetker Collection COO Didier Le Calvez. Commenting on the appointment, Le Calvez said: "We are delighted to welcome Arnaud to the Oetker Collection team and Palais Namaskar, our first property operated under a management contract.”

“His knowledge of international luxury hospitality, of Marrakech in particular, will be a great benefit to the already successful Palais Namaskar and contribute to the overall success of Oetker Collection”.

New hotel general manager Bamvens brings 20 years of management experience, gained in international luxury hotels, to the Marrakech property. He hold an Executive MBA from ESSEC, Cornell University.

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