alexa W Maldives appointed Thomas Vaucouleur de Ville d’Avray as new General Manager

W Maldives appointed Thomas Vaucouleur de Ville d’Avray as new General Manager

W Maldives has announced the appointment of new General Manager, Thomas Vaucouleur de Ville d’Avray.


Thomas grew up in France and Japan and is a graduate of the Singapore Temasek Polytechnic Institute. He completed various hospitality management courses with Cornell University.


The French national brings seventeen years of hospitality experience to W Maldives, gained from a variety of executive and Food and Beverage management positions for prestigious brands. He has formerly worked in Japan, Asia, Europe, Middle East and the Maldives.


Before his relocation to the Maldives in 2015 to the position of Resident Manager at LVMH Cheval Blanc Randheli, he assumed several executive positions with Hyatt International in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Paris and the Philippines.


Prior to his first job in the Maldives in 2009 as Director of Food & Beverage for One & Only Reethi Rah, he joined The Four Seasons Cairo at Nile Plaza, Egypt, as Assistant Director of Food and Beverage. He then joined The Peninsula Bangkok in the same position and was later promoted to Executive Assistant Manager in Charge of Food & Beverage for The Peninsula Paris which opened in 2014.


The newly appointed General Manager is responsible for the overall operation of W Maldives, providing strategic and inspirational leadership to his onsite team and delivering distinguished W experience to the hotel guests and clients. Among other responsibilities, Thomas will oversee implementation of the annual business plan, annual operational and capital budgets, marketing and guest satisfaction.