Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephane Delamotte to General Manager of The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort. Stephane , a seasoned veteran in the hospitality business, brings a wealth of experience and successes to this position. As General Manager, Stephane is responsible for overseeing all of the associates and operations at The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, which includes 100 villas, 3 restaurants, 2 bars and 250 associates. In its third year, The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort is regarded as one of the world's leading resorts, embodying the legendary St. Regis legacy and romantic spirit of French Polynesia.
Prior to this position, Stephane was the General Manager of The Sunset Beach Resort, an ultra-luxury resort in Saudi Arabia. Stephane was responsible for overseeing the complete hotel operation which included over 600 associates, nearly 200 villas and 12 food and beverage outlets. Under his management and direction the resort generated monthly and yearly profits for the first time since its opening. In this position, Stephane and the resort were awarded the Prestigious Best Resort in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from World Travel Award. The resort also maintained its Mobile Five Star, AAA Five Diamond status under Stephane's leadership.
Stephane began his career in hospitality working as a Headwaiter at the Royal Crescent Hotel in Bath, England, and then went on to hold the position of Food & Beverage Operations at two other properties in the United Kingdom, including at the Savoy Group's Lygon Arms Hotel. Stephane moved to Lebanon with Intercontinental Hotels prior to holding the position of Resident Manager at the Belle Mare Plage & Beau Rivage in Mauritius and then Director of Food & Beverage at Shangri-La Mactan Island Resort & Spa in the Philippines. Stephane has over twenty-five years of experience in the luxury hotel industry, including ten years of experience in five-star hotel operations in Lebanon, Mauritius, the Philippines and Saudi Arabia. A graduate of Lycee Technique et Hotelier de Dinard in France, Stephane hold a Professional and Technical Diploma in Cuisine and Restaurant Operation as well as a Hotel Management Degree. Stephane is fluent in both French and English.
The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort opened in June 2006 and marked the legendary brand's first resort in French Polynesia and introduced an unrivaled dimension of luxury and hospitality to the South Pacific. The magnificent 44-acre property offers the most luxurious accommodations in the region combined with St. Regis' personalized services and amenities, including 24-hour concierge, room service and the legendary St. Regis Butler Service. Featuring 100 exquisitely designed over-water and beach villas, many with terrace whirlpools or private swimming pools, the one-, two- and three-bedroom villas range in size from 1,550 square feet to the resort's ultra-luxurious 13,000-square-foot Royal Estate, fittingly set apart in a secluded cove. The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort also features Lagoon, a Jean-Georges signature restaurant, Sushi Taki, the first sushi restaurant in French Polynesia and Spa Miri Miri which is located on its own private island.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 900 properties in more than 100 countries and 155,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W, Westin, Le Mridien, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, and the recently launched AloftSM, and ElementSM. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts.