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Published on : Friday, April 15, 2016
Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita has named Marc-Olivier Raffray as General Manager, following the transition of General Manager and Regional Vice President Todd Cilano to Four Seasons Hotel Doha.
Raffray, whose family originates from Mauritius, arrives to the island from his position of General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva. Before returning to the Indian Ocean, Europe had been home to Raffray for more than a decade, as prior to Geneva, he held the position of Hotel Manager at the flagship Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, for more than seven years.
While more recent appointments have seen Raffray in the heart of thriving European cities, Mauritius is in fact Raffray’s family home, with both his parents hailing from the island. Despite his Mauritian heritage, Raffray was educated in France, yet spent a lot of time in his younger years visiting the island, and later, a period of seven years working in Mauritian hotels, including the role of opening resident manager at Constance Le Prince Maurice.
Commenting on his appointment, Raffray says: “I am thrilled to have the chance to return to Mauritius. Not only is this a special place to me and my family, but it is also a special place for hospitality – there is no place in the world where such genuine care and service is exuded as it is in Mauritius.”
Beginning his career in food and beverage operations, Raffray has earned increasingly senior management roles through his journey across no less than nine countries. From the fast-paced cities of Paris and Bangkok to exotic island locations such as St. Martin and Seychelles, Raffray has developed his hospitality skills and knowledge in a career that spans across four continents.
Raffray will now oversee the operations of the all pool villa Resort on the east coast of Mauritius, following its 12 week renovation in 2015 to create the new Sanctuary Pool Villas and Presidential Suite Sanctuary.