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 April 10, 2013
Elfa Cleofe Appointed Director of Sales & Marketing For The Ritz-Carlton Bangalore, India

 The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. has announced the appointment of Ms. Elfa Cleofe as the Director of Sales and Marketing for The Ritz-Carlton Bangalore, India.

In her capacity as the Director of Sales and Marketing, Ms. Cleofe will be heading the Sales, Catering, Revenue, Public Relations and Marketing divisions of the hotel. Scheduled to open in summer of 2013 the Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore is the first internationally branded luxury hotel in Bangalore. "I could not be more delighted to have such a First Class lady join our Ritz-Carlton team," said Shane Krige, General Manager of the hotel. "Her in-depth knowledge and worldwide experience in the luxury market will contribute to the successful launch of the first Ritz-Carlton hotel in Bangalore and India."

A worldly traveler, having been to more than 40 countries, Ms. Cleofe's quest for adventure and knowledge led her to Lhasa, Tibet, the most mystical and fascinating destination in the world and now to India.

The first Ritz-Carlton hotel in India - The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore is a 277-room, five-star luxury hotel, which will offer exquisite restaurants, extensive meeting and flexible events space, The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA, an outdoor swimming pool and high-end retail boutique. In addition to the spacious guest rooms and suites, the hotel will include The Ritz-Carlton Club, a private floor accessible only by elevator key, offering complimentary 24-hour Food and Beverage service and a dedicated concierge throughout the day.

Ms. Cleofe has been in the hospitality industry for over 20 years. Prior to joining The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore, she opened The St. Regis Lhasa Resort. Prior that, she worked at the Four Seasons Hotels in Tokyo, New York and Philadelphia and the Ritz-Carlton Hotels in New York and Washington D.C. where she gained extensive experience in international luxury hotel brands.