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

Wharf appoints group director

September 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, North Asia, People

HONG KONG,  20 September 2017:  Wharf Hotels has appointed James Bevans as its new group director of rooms.

Reporting to the group’s vice president operations, Bevans is responsible for room operations at the group’s 15 hotels under the Niccolo and Marco Polo Hotels brands.

The group has hotels in China, Hong Kong and the Philippines. Read more

Sheppard leads Banyan Tree team

September 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, People

BANGKOK, 18 September 2017 – Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts has named Alexander Sheppard as its new hotel manager for Banyan Tree Bangkok.

Originally from New Zealand, he has worked for International hotel brands including Hyatt and Dusit Thani Hotels in Egypt, Indonesia, Australia and the United States over the last 20 years.

He brings to his latest assignment plenty of experience running upscale hotels, food and beverage projects and private member clubs worldwide Read more

Centara names Trat manager

August 7, 2017 by  
Filed under News, People, Thailand

TRAT, 7 August 2017: Centara Hotels & Resorts, announced, Friday, the appointment of Thatthep (Kevin) Thamrongwarasart as resort manager of the group’s beach resort in Trat, the far south east province on the Gulf of Thailand.

He has worked for more than 15 years in hotel management. Prior to join Centara he held a senior management position at Sofitel So Bangkok.

Thatthep graduated with a bachelor’s degree in general management from Bangkok University and has a diploma in travel and tourism from Cavendish College London. Read more

WTTC name first woman president

August 2, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News, People

LONDON, 2 August 2017: World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has confirmed the appointment of Gloria Guevara Manzo as its new president & CEO.

She is the first woman to head the WTTC’s top management team.

She takes over from former WTTC president and CEO, David Scowsill, who announced his decision to resign after six years heading the council, earlier this year. Read more

Sabre names president hospitality

July 27, 2017 by  
Filed under News, People, Technology

SINGAPORE, 27 July 2017: Sabre Corporation appointed Clinton Anderson, earlier this week, as president of Sabre Hospitality Solutions (SHS), effective 7 August.

He will succeed Alex Alt who has accepted an executive position at another company.

Anderson joined Sabre in 2014, and he currently serves as senior vice president of strategy. Read more

Outrigger brings Campbell back

July 5, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, People, Thailand

PHUKET, 5 July 2017: Outrigger Enterprises Group has appointed Rory Campbell as area director of sales and marketing, responsible for the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort and the Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort, both in Thailand.

The appointment, effective 1 July, 2017, is Campbell’s second stint with Outrigger in Thailand.

He was director of sales and marketing for the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort for two years 2013 to 2015 and general manager of the Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort until 2016. Read more

Lufthansa names Molnar GM Thailand

June 26, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, People

BANGKOK, 26 June 2017: Lufthansa Group has appointed Stefan Molnar as the new general manager sales in Thailand.

He will lead efforts to improve passenger airlines sales in Thailand, Vietnam and the Mekong region.

Lufthansa will be the first European carrier to fly the A380 to Bangkok when the service starts this October. Read more

AVANI strengthens KL sales team

June 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Malaysia, News

KUALA LUMPUR, 21 June 2017: AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort has appointed Vivian Choa as director of sales & marketing, effective immediately.

Choa brings with her more than 18 years experience in the sales and marketing industry.

Prior to her  appointment  with  AVANI  Sepang  Goldcoast  Resort,  she worked with various leading hotel groups the Asia. Read more

ONYX names new CEO

June 2, 2017 by  
Filed under News, People, Thailand

BANGKOK, 2 June 2017: ONYX Hospitality Group has appointed Douglas Martell as chief executive officer.

He was previously executive vice president and chief operating officer of ONYX.

Martell succeeds Peter Henley who will retire after nine years in the top job. Read more

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