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First class hospitality professional joins Sofitel

Media release from Sofitel Queenstown
10 December 2007


First class hospitality professional joins Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa

The five-star Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa continues to attract first class staff with the addition of hospitality professional Raj Uppada as new Restaurant and Bar Manager.

With several years of industry experience, Raj most recently oversaw the smooth running of the brasserie restaurant at the fashionable Hilton on Parklane Hotel in London. Before that, Raj developed his sea legs as Food Manager on the Royal Caribbean International ‘Serenade of the Seas’ cruise liner.

Passionate about food and travel, Raj said joining the prestigious Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa was the ideal step for him, professionally and personally.

“It’s been my ambition to be part of the fast growing Sofitel Luxury Hotels group, so to join Sofitel Queenstown, an amazing hotel in a beautiful location, is a dream come true,” he said.

As the new manager of Sofitel Queenstown’s signature restaurant, ‘Vie’, Raj said he was committed to continuing its first class service and distinctive style.

Sofitel General Manager, Mark Wilkinson said he was delighted to have someone of Raj’s calibre on staff.

“He has excellent industry experience as well as an impressive lineup of qualifications. He’ll be a wonderful addition to the top team of professionals we already have here,” he said.

The hotel’s new star manager has a Masters in Business Administration, specializing in Hospitality and Tourism from the London School of E-Commerce and has completed courses in hotel management, catering technology, wines and spirits, hospitality sales and marketing, and front office procedures.

ENDS


Sofitel: re-inventing French elegance in luxury hotels
Sofitel creates unique luxury hotels in the world’s most attractive destinations, by the artful blending of its French origins with the very best of local cultures. Sofitel forges a privileged bond between its staff of devoted service professionals and its cosmopolitan guests who expect and appreciate beauty, quality and excellence. Sofitel offers the best of French elegance, from food and wine rituals to bedding, design and personal care products. Hotels where life can be savored, shared with others, lived in harmony with oneself; transforming every stay into a unique and unforgettable experience.

The Sofitel brand portfolio will offer clear and attractive options adapted to today’s more demanding and more versatile consumers.

* Sofitel Legend: a collection of legendary luxury properties, defining a renewed way of living heritage and palace hotels for inner luxury driven travelers.
* Sofitel: World-class hotels, with French elegance, blending relationships and pleasures for today’s discerning travelers in the upper-upscale segment.
* So by Sofitel: a new kind of boutique hotel, with style and soul, reconciling design and pleasure for trend conscious consumers.

Discover Sofitel’s new website www.sofitel.com with new reservation features

Accor, the European leader and a major global group in hotels, the global leader in services to corporate clients and public institutions, operates in nearly 100 countries with 170,000 employees. It offers to its clients over 40 years of expertise in its two core businesses:
* Hotels, with the Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel, Mercure, Suitehotel, Ibis, All Seasons, Etap Hotel, Formule 1 and Motel 6 brands, representing more than 4,000 hotels and nearly 500,000 rooms in 90 countries, as well as strategically related activities, such as Lenôtre.
* Services, with 23 million people in nearly 40 countries benefiting from Accor Services products in human resources, marketing services and expense management.

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