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Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts Appoints Fabrice Collot as General Manager at Banyan Tree Seychelles

SEYCHELLES, SC. August 31, 2017 - Mr. Fabrice Collot is the General Manager of Banyan Tree Seychelles, having joined the hotel in August 2017. In his role, Mr. Fabrice is responsible for the overall running, administration and service standards at Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts.

Fabrice joined Banyan Tree group in year 2007 and served at Banyan Tree Al Areen Spa and Resort in Bahrain in the capacity of Executive Assistant Manager and was promoted to Hotel Manager one year before being transferred to the Angsana Riads Collection in Marrakech, Morocco.

Fabrice has amassed a wealth of expertise in government administration and hospitality industry with over 27 years of experience in senior management roles across four continents. His career begins in year 1989 at the French Consulate General in Jerusalem and French Embassy in Ukraine. In year 1997, he decided to make change to his career path and became an entrepreneur and ran his own French restaurant and pastry shop at two different locations in the United States. Seven years later, he joined Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 in St Petersburg Russia as Director of Food and Beverage. Prior to joining Banyan Tree Seychelles, Fabrice has served two years as General Manager at the award winning Leading Hotels of the World Maradiva Villas Resort and Spa in Mauritius followed by 4 and half years in China running Wanda Realm Ma’anshan and Wanda Tianjin before taking over the management of the Banyan Tree Macau.

Mr. Collot is a graduate of the School of Hospitality in Marseille, France, where he attained his Certificate of Cooking and Waiter and a double Master Degree in Hospitality and Cooking, Pastry, Wine Vintage (Sommelier) and enrolled in the Master Degree in Business Administrations from Cornell University.

Fabrice is a French native and is married with two children. Besides French, he is conversant in English, Spanish and Russian. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, skiing, deep sea diving and travelling. He also loves driving sports cars, motorcycles, and possesses an airplane private pilot license and a motorboat license.

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