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Jean-Paul Dantil has been appointed vice president, operation, Almanac Hotels group.

To be based in Vienna, Austria, Dantil brings more than 20 years of luxury hospitality experience to his role in the company.

Most recently, he was general manager, The Ritz- Carlton Hotel in Bahrain and prior to this, was general manager for their Vienna property.

Commenting on the appointment, Herbert Haselbacher, CEO, Almanac Hotels, said Dantil had an extraordinary depth and breadth of understanding of the hotel business.

According to Haselbacher, in his new role, Dantil will oversee the opening or rebranding of several properties including in the cities of Vienna (Austria), Prague (Czech Republic), Budapest (Hungary), and Zagreb (Croatia).

At the Vienna property, scheduled to open in 2019, Dantil will also serve as the opening general manager.