Appointed General Manager
At The Loren at Pink Beach in Tucker’s Town Smith, Bermuda
The Loren at Pink Beach, an elegant, 45-suite, design-forward hideaway in Bermuda, has announced the appointment of Sebastien Maingourd as General Manager. Drawing on close to two decades of management-level experience at luxury hotel and resort properties, Maingourd is responsible for all day-to-day operations at The Loren including oversight of departmental management, staff recruitment, sales and marketing efforts and ensuring a remarkable guest experience by the cerulean waters of the Atlantic.
Maingourd arrived at The Loren from The William Vale Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where as opening General Manager his responsibilities included branding, public relations strategy, sales & marketing, revenue management, finance and operations. He also built a contract with Noho Hospitality Group and celebrity Chef Andrew Carmellini for the hotel's food & beverage program, which included three onsite outlets.
Previously, Maingourd held the top management spot for two-and-a-half years at Hotel Christopher Villas & Spa, a five-star address on St. Barthelemy in the French West Indies, and for three years at Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa, a five-star Hilton Worldwide resort. Other assignments included Assistant General Manager of Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa; Food & Beverage Manager of The Como Melbourne in Australia; Food & Beverage Manager of The Loft KL in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Outlets Manager at Hotel Sofitel Los Angeles. Maingourd got his start as Assistant Restaurant Manager of Hotel Sofitel Minneapolis, where he opened the restaurant La Fougasse back in 2000.
Born and raised in Northern France, Maingourd received a diploma in hospitality management from École Hôtelière de Paris and an MBA in international hospitality management from Cornell-ESSEC Business School, also in Paris. He is fluent in French, his native language, as well as in English, and is versed in Spanish. Maingourd enjoys spending time with family and friends in his downtime.