Mr. Hatton will be responsible for overall resort operations and will oversee the implementation of new initiatives to strengthen the positioning and reputation of the resort to key markets around the world.
A native of Ireland, Mr. Hatton brings with him a wealth of hospitality experience in managing high-end luxury resorts throughout Asia and the Middle East. These include the Shangri-La Fijian Resort, Fiji, the Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Sabah, Malaysia, The Shangri-La Mactan Island Resort, Cebu, Shangri-La’s extensive Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Muscat and the Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang, Malaysia. His career has spanned multiple hospitality disciplines in kitchen, restaurant & bar, rooms and accounting in Germany, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
“I feel privileged to be entrusted with the management of Dusit Thani Maldives, and to be part of one of the fastest expanding hotel chains in Asia, Dusit International,”
A mere 35-minute seaplane journey from the Maldivian capital Male, interwoven within the lush coconut palms and quilted white sand of Mudhdhoo Island, nestles Dusit Thani Maldives. Developed with sustainability as a prominent consideration and opened in February 2012, this unique resort is encircled by the living 360-degree house reef of a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, enabling guests to share the beautiful waters with an abundance of marine biodiversity, including rare sea turtles, manta rays and whale sharks. The 100-room luxury resort features a blending of Thai gracious hospitality with the barefoot luxury of the Maldives.
About Dusit Thani Maldives
Located on breathtaking Mudhdhoo Island northwest of the capital Malé, this exquisite resort scheduled to open February 2012 will feature 46 Beach Villas, two Beach Residences, 30 Lagoon Villa with Pools, 20 Ocean Villas with Pools and two Ocean Pavilions. It boasts extensive facilities including a 750 sqm swimming pool, (the largest in the Maldives), pool bar, over-water and grill restaurants, treehouse spa, tennis courts, dive centre and numerous water activities in and around the resort. It is just 35 minutes travel time via sea plane from Malé International Airport. Dusit Thani Maldives is a Preferred Boutique Resort, the first in the Indian Ocean.
About Dusit International
Dusit International has gained more than 60 years experience in the hotel and hospitality field. Founded in 1949 by Honorary Chairperson, Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui whose first hotel was the Princess on Bangkok's New Road. Dusit has since acquired a unique portfolio of deluxe hotels, building upon Thai culture and tradition to create a personalised welcome for all guests made distinctive under the Dusit brand promise: the delivery of an ‘experience that enlivens the individual spirit no matter what the journey.’
Dusit International comprises five hotel brands: Dusit Thani Hotels & Resorts, Dusit’s second generation dusitD2 hotels & resorts, Dusit Princess Hotels & Resorts, Dusit Devarana Hotels & Resorts, and Dusit Residence Serviced Apartments. It also operates its own signature Devarana Spa.