Centara fills top job

November 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, People, Thailand

BANGKOK, 7th November 2017: Centara Hotels & Resorts  announced the appointment of Markland Blaiklock as deputy chief executive officer, effective immediately.

Blaiklock will be responsible for steering the continued expansion of Centara.

The group says it will double both its revenues and number of properties over the next five years. Read more

BHMAsia names senior VP

November 8, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 8 November 2017 – BHMAsiac has announced the appointment of Frederic Garnier as the company’s new senior vice president.

Garnier is a familiar face at BHMAsia, having served as the company’s vice president of development since 2014.

He brings 12 years’ experience in the hospitality industry to his latest posting. Read more

Worldhotels appoints VP Americas.

November 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, People, Singapore

SINGAPORE 2 November 2017: Worldhotels has appointed Alicia Dill as senior vice president, the Americas.

In her new role, Dill will be responsible for all sales, marketing, and revenue optimisation efforts for the company’s member hotels in North and South America.

She will report directly to Worldhotels’ chief executive officer Geoff Andrew. Read more

BeMyGuests beefs up sales team

October 24, 2017 by  
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SINGAPORE, 24 October, 2017: BeMyGuest appointed Graham Hills as its chief commercial officer according to BeMyGuest CEO & founder, Clement Wong.

Hill has worked in the Asia Pacific region for the last 15 years starting with a destination marketing assignment at Tourism Western Australia.

Other job assignments included online travel agency Octopus Travel, Yahoo! and metasearch site Wego.. Read more

Avani hires director of sales

October 20, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 20 October  2017: AVANI Hotels & Resorts has named Daniel Kipping as director of sales for all the group’s regional brands.

Kipping will direct sales for 18 properties in 12 countries.

He will also manage pre-opening sales strategies for a pipeline of new hotels due to open in the next three years in Southeast Asia, New Zealand, UAE, Australia, Maldives and Africa. Read more

Akaryn names hotel manager

October 19, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 19 October 2017: Akaryn Hotel Group has appointed Thomas Singenberger as hotel manager at akyra Sukhumvit Bangkok, which is due to open in the first quarter of 2018.

He brings a decade of executive level experience to his new role at the 50-room property.

Prior to this move, he held senior positions in the Thai capital at The Okura Prestige Bangkok and Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit. Read more

Anantara Vacation Club names COO

October 19, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 19 October 2017: Anantara Vacation Club has promoted Maurizio Bisicky, the former chief commercial officer, to the new role of chief operating officer.

The promotion adds finance, accounting, legal, IT and development & construction to his current responsibilities of sales & marketing, club operations and human resources.

He joined Anantara Vacation Club in May 2016 to lead the turnaround of the organisation as its senior vice president sales & marketing and subsequently became its chief commercial officer. Read more

Outrigger names vice president

October 4, 2017 by  
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HONOLULU, 4 October 2017:  Outrigger Enterprises Group has appointed Michael Shaff as vice president, hotel operations – Waikiki/Guam.

Shaff comes to Outrigger from KSL Resorts, where he held numerous key leadership roles over the past 14 years.

Most recently, he served as director of asset management overseeing three luxury resorts in southern California (Renaissance Esmeralda, Hotel del Coronado and Monarch Beach Resort & Spa). Read more

Wyndham names Thailand team leader

September 29, 2017 by  
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PHUKET, 29 September 2017: Wyndham Hotel Group Southeast Asia and Pacific Rim named Scott Walton as area general manager, Thailand, effective this month.

He will be based in Phuket and responsible for Wyndham’s portfolio of mixed-use hotels in the country.

The US group manages two hotels on the island, Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay and Wyndham Sea Pearl Resort Phuket, where he will take on the additional role of general manager overseeing the day-to-day operations of the resort. Read more

Mövenpick strengthens sales

September 25, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, Hospitality, News, People

BAAR, Switzerland, 25 September, 2017: Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed Julien Bonafous as vice president sales, a new role created to support the hospitality firm’s ongoing expansion drive.

Bonafous, whose 20-year career in the hotel industry has included several senior sales and marketing roles with key international players including Starwood, Hilton and IHG, is taking charge of Mövenpick’s sales strategy globally.

He will be responsible for leading the group’s sales operations, which include 17 international and area sales offices, worldwide, ensuring sales activity is aligned to key marketing objectives across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and in Asia where the group’s footprint is expanding at pace. Read more

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