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GUANGZHOU, China – January 18, 2019 – The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou has announced the appointment of Loic Thomas as the new Director of Food & Beverage. Loic will be fully responsible for all Food & Beverage operations at the hotel, including restaurants, bars, catering and banquet operations. He will continue to motivate and develop Ladies and Gentlemen to pursue excellence in all areas.

Born in France, Loic is a leader who is highly motivated to consistently achieve beyond the company’s expectations and is passionate towards achieving excellence and creating guests for life. “Think outside the box” as he always says. Loic constantly seeks to improve not only the profitability but the productivity and efficiency of his operations. The best rewards for him are the guests leaving the restaurant with satisfaction and a big smile.

Loic started his career in Food and Beverage Operations at the Hôtel Martinez in Cannes then moved on to various awarded hotel restaurants in Europe and a Michelin-star restaurant in Monaco with Chef Alain Ducasse. He continued to challenge himself in each of his roles at Mandarin Oriental, Jumeirah and Four Seasons hotels across Asia and the Middle East. During his tenure, Loic contributed to many award-winning restaurant openings and achievement of the Michelin-star honor.

“Loic brings to The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou over 20 years of professional experience in the luxury hospitality industry,” said Mr. Matthias Vogt, the General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou. “I am confident that Loic will be able to inspire the Ladies and Gentlemen on our team to continue to achieve excellence and provide the finest personal and memorable experience for our guests.”

In the leisure time, Loic enjoys traveling to explore the culture and history behind each city.