Jean-Marc Michel appointed General Manager of Conrad Bora Bora - Insights

Jean-Marc Michel appointed General Manager of Conrad Bora Bora

Jean-Marc Michel

Conrad Bora Bora Nui, the new 114-room beachfront resort in Bora Bora set to open March 2017, has announced the recent appointment of Jean-Marc Michel as General Manager. Michel will be in charge of resort operations and management and will oversee the multi-million dollar re-imagination of the resort.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jean-Marc to the Conrad Bora Bora Nui team as our general manager,” said Louis Wane, owner of Conrad Bora Bora Nui. “His impressive hospitality background, worldly pedigree and expertise in delivering exceptional resort experiences, make him the ideal person to lead the resort during this exciting grand opening and for many years to come.”

“I’m excited to introduce guests to the first Conrad Resort in French Polynesia, which captures the Conrad brand’s signature style and smart luxury, as well as the spirit and culture of the region,” said Michel. “Conrad Bora Bora Nui’s ideal location and rich history provide the perfect backdrop for creating authentic and memorable guest experiences alongside the unparalleled service of our team members.”

Michel brings more than 30 years of experience in the hotel industry, working in seven countries and three different continents, including management positions at seven different Leading Hotels of the World properties. Prior to joining Conrad Bora Bora, Michel served as general manager of Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu, where he led the resort’s expansion and renovation of guest facilities, as well as the Dalit Bay Golf and Country Club, Kota Kinabalu. Michel previously served as general manager at Kempinski Seychelles Resort, Le Mirador Kempinski Lake Geneva and Constance Ephelia Resort Seychelles.

Michel rose through the ranks and cultivated his passion for the hospitality industry while working in senior positions at high-end properties around the world, including the One&Only Le Saint Geran Mauritius, Reid’s Palace Madeira, an Orient-Express property, and numerous other upscale properties in the West Indies, Malta, France and Switzerland.  Before that, he spent several years in various senior positions at One&Only Le Saint Geran Mauritius, Reid’s Palace Madeira. His vast global experience has ingrained in him a deep knowledge of how to best deliver the curated experience that discerning travelers are seeking, as well as the ability to adapt his skill set to each unique destination.

A multilingual Swiss national, Michel began his career with a culinary apprenticeship in Switzerland, and later graduated from Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne.


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