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The Grand Swiss-Belresort Seef is a 5-star luxury resort featuring 193 rooms and suites equipped with the finest facilities and is expected to open by June 2018

(TRAVPR.COM) UAE - February 26th, 2018 - Swiss-Belhotel International (SBI) has appointed Mr. Bert Plas as the General Manager for Grand Swiss-Belresort Seef in Bahrain. The Grand Swiss-Belresort Seef is a 5-star luxury resort featuring 193 rooms and suites equipped with the finest facilities and is expected to open by June 2018.

Working with leading international brands, Mr. Plas has over 25 years of outstanding hotel management experience across Europe, the Middle East, North and South America and the Caribbean region.

Making the announcement, Mr. Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India for Swiss-Belhotel International, said, “We are delighted to welcome Mr. Plas to our team and are confident his superb experience will prove to be invaluable at a time when we are rapidly expanding our footprint in Bahrain where we have enjoyed great success with our acclaimed property Swiss-Belhotel Seef. The new developments in the country are in line with our multi-brand growth strategy and reinforce our commitment to Bahrain where we continue to see a strong demand for quality hotels.”

Mr. Plas entered the hospitality industry upon completion of his education from the prestigious Hesser Hotel Management School in Zurich, Switzerland and Hotel Management School in Zwolle, Netherlands. During the course of his distinguished career, he had the opportunity to work in many senior roles including the position of General Manager with a number of successful hotels such as Crown Plaza Hotel in Trinidad Tobago and Le Meridien Hotel, British Guyana. In 2009, Mr. Plas joined the Sofitel Hotels & Resorts where he stayed for over eight years serving various properties as the General Manager. Prior to joining The Grand Swiss-Belresort Seef, Mr. Plas was the General Manager of Sofitel Jeddah Corniche in KSA since September 2015.

About Swiss-Belhotel International
Swiss-Belhotel International currently manages a portfolio of more than 145* hotels, resorts and projects located in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Australia, New Zealand, Bulgaria, Georgia, Tanzania and Turkey. Awarded Indonesia's Leading Global Hotel Chain for six consecutive years, Swiss-Belhotel International is one of the world's fastest-growing international hotel and hospitality management groups. The Group provides comprehensive and highly professional development and management services in all aspects of hotel, resort and serviced residences. Offices are located in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Australia, China, Europe, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam.
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