Arnaud Girodon has been appointed General Manager of The Datai Langkawi.

A French National who speaks French, English and Spanish, Arnaud brings a wealth of hospitality experience to The Datai having commenced his career in Food & Beverage at restaurants and hotels in the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.

Arnaud has lead at some of the regions most awarded luxury hotels and resorts, including “Best Beach Resort” in Thailand and Vietnam.

He held senior roles at the Rotana Hotel Group, Dubai from 2002 before taking up the positon of General Manager at Thailand’s Indigo Pearl Resort Phuket in 2006.  He then joined InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort, Koh Samui in 2011 before going on to Vietnam’s InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Danang in 2013.

“We are very happy to have Arnaud lead our team at The Datai Langkawi, as we bring this iconic legend of Malaysian luxury to even greater heights” said Chief Executive Officer of Destinations Resorts and Hotels, Mr. Hanley Chew.

Arnaud said he was “delighted and privileged to manage The Datai and is looking forward to continuing to portray and strengthen The Datai aura in the luxury resort world”.

The Datai Langkawi

The Datai Langkawi, a member of The Leading Hotels of The World, is the standard bearer for luxury hotels in Malaysia and is an iconic resort with an international following and one of the world’s most stunning hideaways. The Datai is situated on the northwest tip of Langkawi Island in Malaysia, surrounded by an ancient tropical rainforest and overlooking Datai Bay - a white sand beach that was chosen by National Geographic as one of the top 10 beaches in the world - and the azure waters of the Andaman Sea. The Datai has put Langkawi on the map for discerning travellers. The Datai Langkawi’s 54 well-appointed deluxe and premium rooms, 40 superior and pool villas, 16 suites and 14 beach villas, all offer scenic views of nature and the jungle, and a range of dining options for indoor or alfresco meals. Two swimming pools, the award-winning Datai Spa nestled under the rainforest canopy and the nearby 18-hole championship Ernie Els designed Els Club Teluk Datai are provided for leisure pursuits.  The Datai Langkawi is managed by Datai Hotels and Resorts, a niche player in luxury hotel management and is a part of Destinations Resorts and Hotels.

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