Sunway names hotel GM

March 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Malaysia, News, Trade Talk

KUALA LUMPUR, 24 March 2017: Sunway Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Michael Monks as general manager for Sunway Putra Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Drawing on over 35 years of hospitality industry experience, Monks is responsible for the overall operations at Sunway’s 650-room hotel, located opposite Kuala Lumpur’s Putra World Trade Centre (PTWC).

A British national, he joins Sunway from Crowne Plaza Xi’an in China where he was  general manager. He has worked in China’s hotel sector for more than 15 years. Read more

Centara Hat Yai names GM

March 9, 2017 by  
Filed under News, People, Thailand, Trade Talk

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  
Filed under Indonesia, News, People, Trade Talk

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

Waite moves to IHG Sydney

February 22, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Singapore, Trade Talk

SINGAPORE, 22 February 2017: InterContinental Hotels Group announced, Tuesday, the appointment of Chris Waite as director of communications, Australasia and Japan.

The former head of communications for Amadeus Asia Pacific office in Bangkok is responsible for leading the communications function for IHG and its core brands.

They include InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Indigo and EVEN Hotels. 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

Destination Asia Thailand names new GM

February 2, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand, Trade Talk

BANGKOK, 2 February 2017: Destination Asia Thailand promoted Philip Wigglesworth to the post of general manager, effective 1 February.

He joined Destination Asia Thailand in 2011 as product and contracting manager and most recently worked as business development director.

Having worked with some of the UK’s leading tour operators before moving to Thailand in 1996, he has a solid understanding of the Thai travel business environment and overseas market activities. Read more

Sabre strengthens hospitality team

January 16, 2017 by  
Filed under News, People, Trade Talk

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

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