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Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives Welcomes New General Manager Philippe Claverotte

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives is delighted to announce the appointment of Philippe Claverotte as the new General Manager of the hotel. A French national, Philippe has enjoyed a 23 year long career in luxury hotel management and is now looking forward to a new and exciting chapter at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa. As General Manager, Philippe Claverotte will be responsible for the management of the 132-villa property, including the 60 Water Villas and two exclusive Presidential Villas, as well as overseeing all operations and teams within the hotel.

Philippe Claverotte’s remarkable attention to detail and hands on approach ensures that he is positioned to lead the team at Shangri-La’s Villingili. For the last six years, he has been General Manager at Hotel Chateau Royal Beach Resort and Spa in New Caledonia which saw Philippe Claverotte establish the hotel as a luxury and sophisticated destination, for both international guests and local regulars. Prior to this, he was General Manager at Sofitel Bora Bora French Polynesia. Philippe Claverotte’s wealth of knowledge and expertise means that he will be an invaluable addition to Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives. His leadership, enthusiasm and training skills will continue to showcase the hotel as one of the large, leading luxury hotels in the Maldives. Commenting on his new appointment, Philippe Claverotte enthuses: “I am excited to be joining such an iconic brand and to be part of the team at one of its flagship properties. I look forward to spearheading the future of the resort, which holds such prestige, and leading the team into an exciting new era, where they will continue to be leaders in the luxury industry.”
Located in the Maldives’ southern atoll and only ten minutes away from Gan International Airport via boat, the private island resort of Villingili is surrounded by uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean,12 hectares of lush vegetation, three natural lagoons and pristine beaches for guests to explore. Villingili’s unique setting allows visitors to experience an island unlike any other, with its untouched natural beauty, unrivalled privacy and an array of ocean and land adventures.

The resort boasts luxurious private villas perched on the emerald green jungle canopy, or strung along the turquoise shoreline and an impressive array of facilities including six restaurants and bars, CHI, The Spa, a peaceful sanctuary located in its own spa village, and bespoke experiences with a dedicated Island Host available around the clock to cater to all desires. Other activities available at the resort include tennis, golf, exploring the neighbouring islands, diving and a wide range of water sports.

For more information and reservation: Tel: +960 689 7888,

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, an iconic flagship brand of the Shangri-La Group, currently operates over 80 deluxe hotels and resorts with a room inventory of over 35,000. Renowned for its distinctive Asian hospitality, the Company has properties in destinations of Australia, Canada, Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan, Fiji, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group’s award-winning Golden Circle loyalty programme extends to all properties of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts worldwide. For more information, visit