With two decades of experience in hotel operations in destinations such as the Netherlands, Singapore, France, South Africa, Russia, and Qatar, Thibault De Vries has taken the helm at Jumeirah Gulf of Bahrain Resort & Spa. The newly appointed General Manager holds a successful tenure as the General Manager of Andaz, Doha, under the Hyatt brand, with a focus on financial results and guest satisfaction levels.
“I am honoured to join Jumeirah Gulf of Bahrain Resort & Spa and look forward to elevating guest experiences and driving the property’s continued success. With its pristine 500m beach, five swimming pools, cinema, and outstanding F&B outlets, this is a wonderful destination, and I am committed to contributing to its mission of redefining luxury hospitality. I am guided by a famous quote by Leonardo da Vinci: ‘Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail!’”
He added, “This endeavour aligns with Bahrain’s aspirations for economic diversification and growth in the tourism sector. By raising the bar in service standards and curating distinctive guest offerings, we anticipate a ripple effect that will help stimulate the local economy, including amplified employment opportunities and business activities within the hospitality ecosystem. Our mission resonates with Bahrain’s vision, contributing to the Economic Vision 2030 and reinforcing the Kingdom’s position as a coveted luxury travel destination,” he said.
An alumnus of Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, Switzerland, Thibault De Vries holds a bachelor’s degree in international hospitality management, along with several leadership development programs.