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Caravelle appoints new Director of Rooms

Released at: 19:08, 16/02/2016

Caravelle appoints new Director of Rooms

Mr. Michael Robinson joins team at HCMC icon.

by Hoai An

Caravelle Saigon, one of Vietnam’s most historic properties, has named Mr. Michael Robinson as new Director of Rooms, in time for the second stage of its enhancement project to come later this year.

Mr. Robinson brings nearly a decade of experience to his new role at the 335-room hotel in downtown Ho Chi Minh City.

“We’re incredibly lucky to have such a talented new addition to the team, especially at this crucial moment in the hotel’s history,” said Mr. John Gardner, Caravelle’s General Manager. “With Michael at the helm of our rooms division and with the improvements soon to come we’re truly excited about the future of Caravelle’s guests’ experience.”

Mr. Robinson honed his skills in the rooms division at five-star hotels in destinations as diverse as California, Dubai, and Qatar and comes to Caravelle fresh off his most recent post as Front Office Manager for the Park Hyatt Dubai in the UAE.

He got his start in hospitality in 2007 as an F&B supervisor and by 2008 was working as a Management Trainee in the rooms division at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla, California. The following year he relocated to the Middle East to accept the role of Assistant Front Office Manager at the Grand Hyatt Doha, where he was also part of the pre-opening taskforce spearheading the launch of Hyatt properties in Russia and South Africa before moving to Dubai in 2011.

Caravelle Saigon has been at the center of Ho Chi Minh City society since it was opened in 1959. It has 335 superbly-appointed rooms, suites, exclusive Signature Floors, a Signature Lounge, non-smoking floors, and specially-equipped rooms for the disabled. Amenities include an IDD telephone, satellite TV, a DVD player, a fax machine, a mini-bar, tea and coffee facilities, an espresso machine, and an in-room safe. The hotel has received a range of awards, such as TripAdvisor 2013-2014 Traveller’s Choice Award and the TripAdvisor 2012-2013-2014 Certificate of Excellence Award, to name just a few.

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