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Old Peterite Maurice Cook, GM for THE KINGSBURY

Posted on 22 July 2014 by admin


Managing Director Lalin Samarawickrama welcoming Maurice Cook (Left) at The Kingsbury in Colombo



Maurice Cook is an Australian citizen but very much a Sri Lankan at heart as he was born in Wellawatte – Sri Lanka and completed his studies at St Peter’s College – Colombo. What is remarkable about his appointment is the fact that he has returned after 38 years as the General Manager to the very property where he began his career in hospitality as a Busboy/Waiter back in 1974 to 1976 when it was an Intercontinental.

His illustrious career has taken him to seven countries and the past 21 years has been spent as the General Manager of Radisson Hotels in Australia, Indonesia, Vanuatu and China.

His last stint was in China (Beijing and Shanghai) for over 13 years and that certainly speaks volumes for his credentials. He left Sri Lanka at the young age of 19 moving to Dubai where he worked for 12 years with Intercontinental and Sheraton Hotels rising from Captain to Assistant Food and Beverage Manager.

Cook, with a Food and Beverage background and an extensive knowledge in hotel operations is in charge of providing initiative, leadership, and direction to ensure efficient and effective operations of The Kingsbury – the latest luxury five star city hotel in Colombo.

Cook noted, I look forward to marketing The Kingsbury as a premier luxury brand and hotel of choice for families, couples, leisure and corporate clientele.” His appointment follows Sunil Dissanayake’s retirement as Director and General Manager of The Kingsbury. Dissanayake played a vital role in its growth and contributed vastly to the establishment.





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