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Sanya, China, 16 February, 2017 – In his role, Mr. Grégory Laguesse will report directly to Ms. Eileen Zhong, Director of Sales & Marketing and to Mr. Hoss Vetry, Multi-Property Vice President & General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay.

Grégory began his hospitality career in 2010 as an intern in public relations & marketing at The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt, County Wicklow in Ireland, before recognition to a permanent role as Assistant Manager of Public Relations at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha in Qatar the following year, where he also helped leverage opportunities and partnerships with Sharq Village and Spa, a Ritz-Carlton managed hotel. In 2014, he is elevated to the role of Associate Director of Public Relations at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain. There, he successfully helped re-position the hotel as a family resort after an extensive renovation plan.

At the end of year 2015, Mr. Laguesse took on a second assignment in Europe as head of marketing and digital media at the iconic Montreux Palace, in Switzerland. In his capacity, Gregory developed new social media channels along with a dedicated e-boutique for the historic palace. Grégory graduated in International Hospitality & Luxury Brands Management - Bachelor of Science - at the « Centre de Management Hôtelier » in Paris, France.

In his new role, Grégory will participate in the promotion of both the Yalong Bay resort and the destination of Sanya. Ahead of Mr. Laguesse’s nomination, Mr. Hoss Vetry – Multi-Property Vice President & General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay said « it is a chance for us to see Mr. Grégory Laguesse join our team of exceptional Ladies & Gentlemen. Grégory has been detrimental in promoting newly emerging destinations in the Middle East, partnering in the inauguration of new flight routes with international air carriers and tourism boards. His experience across other regions and the brand opens a wealth of possibilities to The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya and we are truly excited to have him as a new islander !