Dusit International Names New GM in the Maldives
Dusit International announces the appointment of Andres Rubio as General Manager of their newest luxury property, Dusit Thani Maldives. A seasoned veteran with over 30 years of experience in hotel operations, he joined Dusit Thani Maldives in June 2011. Andres will launch the island resort in early 2012.
“We are delighted to be the first to bring our unique form of Thai hospitality into the Maldives. Dusit Thani Maldives will be a perfect blending of Thai artistry and heritage with the stunning natural beauty and luxury of the Maldives,” states Andres Rubio, General Manager of Dusit Thani Maldives.
Located on Mudhdhoo Island in Baa Atoll, Dusit Thani Maldives is 35 minutes by seaplane from the capital Malé. Surrounded by a vibrant 360 degree coral reef and turquoise lagoon, Dusit Thani Maldives is a landmark addition to the company’s global brand. Baa Atoll is not only home to the resort but also has the distinction of being a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
Andres recently finished a four month stint as transition General Manager for Alila Villas Hadahaa to the Park Hyatt Maldives. For the past 12 years, he has lived and worked in Thailand in the resort islands of Koh Samui and Phuket with the TCC Land and Leisure Group, managing their hotels, the Imperial Samui Hotel and the Adamas Resort and Spa.
Trained in Food & Beverage, he began his career with the Hilton Hotels and Resorts in his native country of Columbia. Andres then joined Sheraton Hotels and Resorts as F&B Director in Egypt, Tunis, Seychelles, Oman and Kuwait.
After earning his Diploma at the Montana School of Hotel Management in Lucerne, Switzerland, Andres went on to complete a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Hotel Management at the Steingenberger Hotelfachschule, Bad Reichen Hall, Germany. Gleaned from his international education and career, Andres speaks Spanish, English, German, French and Italian. He also has a functional command of Thai and Indonesian.
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