Shangri-La Group announced that Herve Duboscq will be taking on expanded responsibilities as General Manager of Shangri-La Colombo and One Galle Face in Sri Lanka. Timothy Wright will continue to oversee the Group’s operations in his role as Vice President, Operations for Sri Lanka, while based in Jakarta, Indonesia as he will be taking on the role of General Manager at Shangri-La Jakarta. The changes are effective from 1 December 2021.
Herve Duboscq was most recently General Manager for the Residences at One Galle Face, having spent a decade with the Group. His tenure has taken him to Singapore, Oman, Indonesia, and for the past 2 years here in Sri Lanka. Prior to joining Shangri-La, Herve worked in other leading international hotel chains in the Middle East, Mauritius, Seychelles and New Caledonia. In his new role, Herve will serve as General Manager of Shangri-La Colombo and One Galle Face – an integrated lifestyle destination encompassing hotel, mall, office and residences.
Herve’s extensive knowledge and expertise in luxury hospitality, coupled with his wealth of international exposure, will help the Group continue to develop creative and thoughtful guest and employee experiences.
After five fruitful years in Sri Lanka, Timothy Wright, will relocate to Shangri-La Jakarta and assume the role of General Manager at the property. He will continue to serve as Vice President Operations – Sri Lanka.
Said Timothy Wright: “The past five years have been deeply rewarding for me, and I have developed strong ties and bonds to the communities we are privileged to serve here in Sri Lanka. I have full confidence Herve will continue the next chapter of growth for Shangri-La here in Sri Lanka, ensuring we remain as the place where the vibrant spirit and style of Colombo comes alive.”
Incoming General Manager, Herve Duboscq said, “Whilst the industry has faced challenges in recent years, it is currently a time of renewed hope and enthusiasm as global vaccination programmes gain momentum, and with the relaxation of international borders, guests seek to dine and travel safely once again.”
Shangri-La hotels in Sri Lanka have embraced a series of enhanced safety standards and now have a highly vaccinated workforce as part of the Group’s efforts to provide the safest possible environment for guests, customers and partners.
One Galle Face is Colombo’s most prestigious internationally developed and managed mixed-used development project, by Shangri-La Group – one of the world’s premier developers, owners and operators of hotel and investment properties.