Centara Hat Yai names GM

March 9, 2017 by  
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HAT YAI, 9 March 2017: Centara Hotels & Resorts has promoted and transferred Manoon Wutti, former resident manager at Khum Phaya Resort & Spa, Centara Boutique Collection as general manager of Centara Hotel Hat Yai.

Assuming his new management role, 1 March, Manoon has over 30 years experience in the hospitality business.

He has worked in several hotel brands such as Evason Hua Hin, Melati Beach Resort & Spa Samui and Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa Chiangmai. Read more

Centara Mirage hires EAM F&B

March 3, 2017 by  
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PATTAYA, 3 March 2017: Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya has appointed Mario Mendis as executive assistant manager for F&B.

An Australian national, Mendis graduated from eCornell University, and has more than 10 years of experience in the food and beverage field.

He has worked for leading hotels including Habtoor Hotels Dubai, Swissotel Nai Lert Park Bangkok and Amari Hua Hin. Read more

AccorHotels names digital head

February 28, 2017 by  
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SINGAPORE, 28 February 2017: AccorHotels announces the appointment of Maud Bailly as chief digital officer, effective 3 April.

Bailly will head digital, distribution, sales, and Information systems, and will be a member of the company’s executive committee.

Bailly, 38 years old, was a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure and prior to joining AccorHotels she worked in the French Prime Minister’s Office. Read more

Aviary Bintaro names GM

February 28, 2017 by  
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JAKARTA, 28 February 2017: PT Sumampau Hotels and Resorts has hired hospitality professional, Didit Anthony, as the opening general manager of Aviary Bintaro, a newly built hotel and serviced apartment due to open this April.

Anthony has work experience with airlines, travel agencies and theme parks.

A specialists in sales and marketing with BW International (BW Hotels, formerly Aston), Prasanthi Hotels & Resorts, AccorHotels, and Pan Pacific Hotels Group. Read more

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

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