Christophe Victor is appointed Executive Assistant Manager, Sales & Marketing for The St. Regis Langkawi, The Westin Resort and Spa Langkawi, and the Langkawi International Convention Center. In addition to consolidating effective sales and marketing strategies with the aim of increasing revenue, Christophe will also be looking at expanding international business opportunities and exposure to further strengthen the positioning of these properties.
Within a few short months of his tenure in Langkawi, Victor is feeling extremely positive about its prospects and reports, “Langkawi has shown nothing but great potential in various aspects, from its upcoming economic role as the ASEAN region’s to rising luxury tourism opportunities it offers to the International market. I am excited about playing a part in helping Langkawi realize its full potential by elevating this destination to becoming the new ‘Riviera of Asia”.
Prior to his new role, Christophe has invested over 16 years of his career in results-driven sales and marketing roles at a string of luxury establishments such as the Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort and Spa and was instrumental to the successful re-launch of the Velassaru Maldives Resort.
Not one to stay in his comfort zone, Victor ventured into the U.A.E market as Director of Sales at the deluxe Rixos Bab al Bahr of the Rixos Hotel Group, where he recruited and trained a competent team and developed efficient working systems and procedures during the pre-opening phase, which led to the success of the resort’s opening. His subsequent role as Cluster Sales Director of the four Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spa at the Maldives, which further enhanced his knowledge and focus surrounding international markets including China, Russia and Eastern Europe.
Armed with a strong network of international contacts and industry expertise, Christophe more than delivered in his most recent role as Director of Sales and Marketing with the luxurious Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives, in 2016. He oversaw global markets including Asia, Russia and the Middle East, while managing sales offices in Paris, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Russia. In this time, Christophe and his Team were also known for achieving the highest RevPAR in the Maldives.
With so much of his working career spent on the absolutely stunning islands of Seychelles and Maldives, it is no wonder you’ll find Christophe –who is also a certified dive master and keen marathoner–exchanging his suit-and-tie for a paddleboard or a scuba tank on his endless quest to explore the wonders of this unique nature of Langkawi in his own time.