Elegant Hotels Group Appoints New General Manager at Turtle Beach

New York/London, December 19, 2001 — Elegant Hotels , one of the Caribbean's leading hotel groups, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Reto Torriani as General Manager at the popular Turtle Beach Resort . The only property within the Elegant Hotels portfolio situated on the lively south coast, Turtle Beach is an all-suite, all-inclusive hotel offering a superb range of facilities for all ages.

Torriani joins the Elegant Hotels Group from the Robinson Athenee Palace in Tunisia, where he was General Manager.

Prior to this appointment, Torriani was General Manager of the 137-room Leela Palace, a Kempinski Resort in Goa, India where he was responsible for the entire resort operation of this member of the prestigious 'Leading Hotels of the World' group and top resort in India. During his time with the Palace, Torriani was instrumental in reopening the resort after extensive renovation and increasing room revenue by 50%. Under Torriani's leadership, the hotel also achieved the Gallivanter's Award of Excellence within four months of operation.

I am delighted to welcome Reto to the team, said Marcello Pigozzo, CEO of Elegant Hotels Group. He brings with him a vast knowledge of the industry across a variety of different cultures and countries which will be invaluable as we move forward.

Torriani's previous experience includes the role of General Manager at the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort in Bora Bora, Polynesia, the Chedi Hotel in Bali, Indonesia and Beaver Creek Lodge in Colorado.

A Swiss citizen, Torriani's career began in the Mayfair Regent in New York for some years before moving onto the Rosewood Hotel Group, and the Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas, Texas.

Built to take advantage of its south coast location, where the cooling breezes are a refreshing pleasure, guests are welcomed to this 167-all-suite hotel in an open-air lobby with stunning views of the glorious stretch of white sandy beach and sparkling blue waters. There are six acres of lush tropical gardens, three natural pools and a spacious Jacuzzi as well as a state-of-the-art gym and professional kids club.

Torriani takes over as General Manager at the Turtle Beach Resort on 20th December 2001.