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 January 02, 2014
Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket Appoints New General Manger - Mr Denis J. Thouvard

 Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket announces the appointment of Mr Denis J. Thouvard as General Manager of the 5-star luxury resort, effective from December 27, 2013. Mr Thouvard previously held the position of Area General Manager at the Centara Grand Beach Resort in Nai Harn Beach, Phuket.

Mr. Thouvard brings to his new role over 20 years of experience in 5-star hotels and resorts throughout Thailand, Hong Kong, France and the UK, including 8 years with Starwood Hotels and Resorts and 6 years at 2 Luxury Collection properties in Thailand and French Polynesia. He holds an HND/B Tec in Catering and Hotel Management as well as a Franco-British Diploma in International Restaurant and Hotel Operations. Mr Thouvard speaks fluent French and English and is knowledgeable in Thai.

He started his hospitality training in Food & Beverage at 3-star Michelin restaurants throughout Europe and the United States. Mr Thouvard then joined 5-star hotel The Westbury, London where he was promoted to Food & Beverage Manager before relocating to Thailand as Executive Assistant Manager at The Pansea, Phuket Bay.

He then became Resident Manager at The Imperial Hotel Bangkok and Le Royal Meridien Phuket Yacht Club, Thailand, followed by a stint at Hotel du Louvre in Paris, France. Mr Thouvard later became Executive Assistant Manager at The Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, followed by The Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok, Thailand. He was then promoted to General Manager at Le Royal Meridien Phuket Yacht Club in Thailand and at Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa in French Polynesia prior to his most recent post at Centara Grand Beach Resort.

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Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket

Nestled amidst acres of tropical gardens and caressed by the Andaman Sea, the Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket is located in the heart of the Laguna resort development complex at Bangtao Bay, an idyllic retreat tucked away on the stunning island of Phuket.

A low-rise building in modern Thai style, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket provides accommodation in 252 superbly appointed guest rooms, suites and private pool villas. Overlooking the crystal clear Andaman Sea, all rooms have private balconies, are surrounded by palm trees and situated a few steps away from the beach. The beautifully furnished rooms include additional amentities designed to also allow guests to take care of business in a superbly relaxing setting. The 27 exclusive private Pool Villas, each providing 292 square metres of sublime living space also have their own 'pool with a view'.

Six superb dining outlets include the award-winning La Trattoria, renowned for its authentic Italian cuisine; Ruen Thai recognised for Royal Thai cuisine; the Casuarina Beach Restaurant and Pub where guests can enjoy, seafood and grills on the beach, Laguna Café that offers international menus of all-day dining; the Poolside Café that offers snacks and drinks by the swimming pool; and the Horizon Lounge for cocktails, and live music plus a stunning sunset view of the Andaman Ocean.

The resort also offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including a swimming pool, tennis court, Fitness Centre, Recreation Centre, Kids' Club, games room, jogging track, three-hole pitch and putt, water sports and the Angsana Spa.

Adjacent to the hotel are an 18-hole golf course, horse riding and an outdoor adventure training centre, as well as Camp Laguna for children. For business and leisure, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket also offers its guests a selection of meeting rooms, venues and services.

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