Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has appointed Etienne Dalançon as general manager of the upcoming Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi according to Breaking Travel News.
Dalançon has over 20 years of experience in various roles within the hospitality industry and most recently he worked as the general manager of opening projects at Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
In addition to his experience in hotel management as general manager of Park Hyatt Shanghai, alongside opening hotels such as Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome in 2002, Dalançon also has a strong background in sales and marketing, having previously held senior positions at Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
Over the years, he has strengthened his experience across multiple geographies including Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, as well as in his native home of France.
“I am incredibly excited about the opportunity to be a part of such an iconic brand,” said Dalançon.
Daniel Welk, vice president, luxury and lifestyle, Hilton, Asia Pacific, said: “We are delighted to have Etienne on board, overseeing the team at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi to offer unrivaled service to discerning global travelers.
Spanning three islands in the South Male Atoll, a short 30-minute yacht journey away from Malé International Airport, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi will offer a private escape for couples and families seeking the luxury of space and exclusivity, as well as unique experiences, including a private sandbank available for guests to turn into their own playground paradise.