W Maldives welcomes new general manager
Thomas Vaucouleur de Ville d'Avray joins W Maldives as general manager
W Maldives welcomes Thomas Vaucouleur de Ville d’Avray as its new general manager.
Having grown up in France and Japan, Vaucouleur de Ville d’Avray is a graduate of the Singapore Temasek Polytechnic Institute and has completed various hospitality management courses with Cornell University.The French national brings to W Maldives seventeen years of hospitality experience gained from a variety of executive and food and beverage management positions across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Prior to his 2015 relocation to the Maldives as resident manager of LVMH Cheval Blanc Randheli, he had assumed several executive positions with Hyatt International in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, France and the Philippines
He joined The Four Seasons Cairo at Nile Plaza, Egypt, as assistant director of food and beverage prior to relocating to the Maldives for the first time in 2009 as director of food & beverage for One & Only Reethi Rah. He then joined The Peninsula Bangkok in the same capacity and was later promoted to executive assistant manager in charge of food & beverage for the opening of The Peninsula Paris in 2014.
Vaucouleur de Ville d’Avray will be responsible for the overall operation of W Maldives, providing strategic leadership to his onsite team and delivering the W experience to hotel guests and clients. Among other responsibilities, Thomas will oversee implementation of the annual business plan, annual operational and capital budgets, achieving marketing and guest satisfaction goals.