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Elegant Hotels appoints new Group Operations Director
Published on December 6, 2016

Barbadian career hotelier Gayle Talma has been appointed Group Operations Director of Elegant Hotels.

The hospitality group comprises the west and south coast luxury properties of Tamarind, Crystal Cove, The House, Turtle Beach, Colony Club and Waves Hotel & Spa.

In her new role, the Florida International University graduate will report to the company’s chief executive officer and will be appointed to the local management Board of Directors. All general managers will also report directly to her.

Her new duties include overseeing the day-to-day operations of all the hotels and independent restaurants within the group, including the world renowned Daphne’s Restaurant. She also has responsibility for developing and maintaining brand standards, operational quality and guest satisfaction as well as introducing new concepts and managing approved capital expenditure projects.

Talma has been with Elegant Hotels since 1992, when she joined as a management trainee, and has had the distinction of working at every hotel in the group. Her career path included the posts of food and beverage manager, deputy general manager, regional food and beverage director and acting general manager.

Prior to her appointment, she served as general manager of the Colony Club and continues in that capacity until her replacement is announced.

Commenting on her promotion to Group Operations Director, a very elated Talma said: “This is an exciting time for Elegant and I am really looking forward to my new post. I expect that it will be a bit different to running one property but I am looking forward to the new experiences that will come with it. I think my years with the Group, which have been invaluable, have prepared me for this new task and it will be a pleasure working more closely with the other experienced and knowledgeable teams at the other properties.”

Source: Loop News Barbados 


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