Sala names Samui GM

SAMUI, 19 December 2017: SALA Hospitality has appointed Erwin van der Veen as general manager of SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort. He worked on the pre-opening team since November prior to his GM appointment. A citizen of the Netherlands, he joined...

Santiburi appoints GM

SAMUI, Thailand, 18 December 2017:  Santiburi Koh Samui, has announced the appointment of Sabine Lamberts as the resort’s new general manager. She takes over from Cedric Bonvin who returns to his native Switzerland. Lamberts takes over the property as it prepares...
AMSTERDAM, 15 December 2017: Carlson Wagonlit Travel, has appointed David Falter as president of RoomIt, the company’s hotel distribution division. The appointment is effective 18 December. Based in RoomIt’s Chicago office, he will report to Kurt Ekert, president & CEO of...

ONYX names EVP operations

BANGKOK, 30 November 2017: ONYX Hospitality Group has appointed Craig Bond as executive vice president of operations. Bond joins ONYX from Oakwood Asia-Pacific where he held the role of vice president of operations, overseeing the group’s portfolio across the region as...

Ani Villas names GM

ANGUILLA, 27 November 2017: John Vasatka will take over as CEO this month for the Ani Villas’ collection of private resorts in Anguilla, Sri Lanka and Thailand. He will also head the management of a fourth property due to open...
BANGKOK: 27 November 2017:  Thailand’s Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, completed a major Cabinet reshuffle, 24 November, that saw Minister of Tourism and Sports, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, step down from the post after three years. Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau chairman, Weersak...
HUA HIN, Thailand, 23 November 2017:  Radisson Blu Resort Hua Hin has named Richard Mehr as general manager, effective last week. Mehr worked in Hua Hin previously when he opened and managed two properties between 2006 and 2013. He was also...
HANOI, 23 November 2017: Bhaya Group, an overnight cruise operator in the Halong Bay, northern Vietnam, has named Andrej Stein as its general manager. He takes over the cruise operations with immediate effect. In this role, he will be responsible for...
BANGKOK, 16 November 2017 – Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok has hired  Andreas Johan Magnus as its hotel manager. He relocated from Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Centre in China where he held the position of  hotel manager since 2015. A Norwegian national, he...

Ex TUI chief hired by Easyjet

LONDON, 13 November 2017: British low-cost airline EasyJet has named Johan Lundgren, the Swedish former deputy of TUI travel group, as its new chief executive, it said Friday. Lundgren will become CEO on 1 December, taking the reins from Carolyn...