Thouvard moves to Samui

February 24, 2017 by  
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SAMUI, 24 February 2017: Centara Hotels & Resorts announced, Thursday, the appointment of Denis Thouvard as general manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, Thailand.

Thouvard, a French national joined the Centara Hotels & Resorts team in 2009 as general manager for the opening of Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket.

He was subsequently promoted to the post of area general manager for Phuket in 2012, with additional responsibilities to oversee both Centara Villas Phuket and Centra Ashlee Hotel Patong. Read more

Dusit strengthens VP line up

February 21, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 21 February 2017: Dusit International named Prachoom Tantiprasertsuk as vice president sales, and Michael Leong as vice president marketing.

Their appointments were effective 15 February.

Tantiprasertsuk has worked for Dusit International since 2015 as general manager of Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket Resort. Read more

Compass appoints Hua Hin GM

February 16, 2017 by  
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HUA HIN, 16 February 2017: International hotel group, Compass Hospitality, has appointed veteran hotelier, Nigel Tovey, as general manager of Ananda Hua Hin Resort & Spa, a newly built luxury beachfront property and the group’s first Ananda branded five-star flagship resort scheduled to open this April.

Tovey has over 35 years experience in the hotel business, with the past 25 years in Thailand working with international chains and independent brands.

Tovey noted: “There are three very clearly defined sections to the resort – starting with what will be Hua Hin’s largest hotel ballroom, a water-focused family resort area, and private luxury pool villas leading down to the beach.” Read more

Sabre strengthens hospitality team

January 16, 2017 by  
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SINGAPORE, 16 January 2017: Sabre Corporation announced the appointment of Frank Trampert as managing director and chief commercial officer for its hospitality business in Asia Pacific.

In this role, Trampert will lead Sabre’s hospitality business in Asia Pacific, with responsibility for its financial performance, customer engagement and overall growth across the region.

He has a strong background in both hospitality operations and technology in Asia Pacific including leadership positions with Wyndham Hotel Group in Hong Kong, Carlson Hotels across four continents, Brand Karma in Singapore, and most recently as the CEO for Tune Hotel Group in Malaysia. Read more

Diethelm creates new posts

January 12, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 12 January 2017: Diethelm Travel Asia has hired executives for two new positions as it attempts to regain its international reach.

Dietmar Schulz has been named sales manager continental Europe and Stephen Marshall sales director for North America.

Schulz has worked for Qantas Holidays, AOT Group, ATS Pacific and FTI Group, a German tour operator. He will work for Diethlem Travel from his Munich base. Read more

Anantara Vacation Club names COO

January 12, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 12 January 2017: Anantara Vacation Club, a shared ownership service, has promoted Maurizio Bisicky, formerly senior vice president of sales and marketing, to the post of chief commercial officer.

He will overseas sales, services and resort operations teams and develop a Human Resources division.

Since joining the company last May, Maurizio increased the Anantara Vacation Club points owners by 13%. Read more

Marina project appoints Chris Bailey CEO

January 6, 2017 by  
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PHUKET, 6 January 2017: Former top executive of Centara Hotels & Resorts, Chris Bailey, has joined Royal Phuket Marina in the new role of chief executive officer, effective 3 January.

He was a leading member of Centara Hotels & Resorts’ management team for more than 12 years, most recently as its chief operating officer.

During his time with Centara he grew the group’s hotel portfolio from eight properties to more than 70, and will now spearhead the drive to develop Royal Phuket Marina’s hospitality offerings and destination status. Read more

Centara appoints Krabi GM

December 14, 2016 by  
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KRABI, SOUTH THAILAND, 14 December 2016: Centara Hotels and Resorts transferred Darren Shaw, former general manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket to Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Krabi, as its general manager, effective last week.

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Shaw has more than 19 years of experience working in the hospitality industry.

He started his career with Centara Hotels and Resorts in February 2012 as general manager at Centara Karon Resort Phuket. Read more

ParkRoyal hires Benny Chung

December 9, 2016 by  
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SINGAPORE, 9 December 2016: Pan Pacific Hotels Group has appointment Benny Chung as general manager, of the ParkRoyal on Kitchener Road.

A Singaporean national, Chung’s career in the hospitality industry started at the former Hyatt Regency Singapore, in sales and marketing.

He earned his first general manager post in 2008 at the Holiday Inn Hefei Downtown, China. Read more

Kuoni hires new CEO

December 9, 2016 by  
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ZURICH, 9 December 2016: Reto Wilhelm will take over operational management as CEO of Kuoni Global Travel Services (GTS) 1 March 2017.

Under his leadership, GTS’s ongoing reorientation as an independent company and the expansion of its activities in attractive market segments will continue.

GTS Advisory Board chairman, Walter Gehl, will continue to manage GTS on an interim basis until March 2017. Read more

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