Wharf names Marco Polo GM

August 10, 2017 by  
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HONG KONG, 10 August 2017: Wharf Hotels has appointed Marcel Sawyere as general manager of Marco Polo Lingnan Tiandi Foshan, in China.

A veteran hotelier with a wealth of experience spanning over 34 years, Sawyere has held leadership roles in hospitality across Asia Pacific.

He was general manager of Vinpearl Golf and Resort in Vietnam following management roles with Fairmont Hotels, Dusit International in Thailand and Wanda Hotels and Resorts in China. 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

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