Khiri Travel reshuffles management

December 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Mekong, News, People

BANGKOK, 1 December 2017: Khiri Travel has announced internal management changes affecting its operations in Thailand, Myanmar and Laos.

Effective today, Stefan Scheerer, assistant general manager at Khiri Travel Myanmar, will move to Vientiane, where he will become general manager of Khiri Travel Laos.

He has been with Khiri Travel for two years. In that time he has risen through the ranks from customer care manager in Myanmar to assistant general manager to general manager for Laos. Read more

Radisson Blu names Hua Hin GM

November 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, People, Thailand

HUA HIN, Thailand, 23 November 2017:  Radisson Blu Resort Hua Hin has named Richard Mehr as general manager, effective last week.

Mehr worked in Hua Hin previously when he opened and managed two properties between 2006 and 2013.

He was also the president of the Hua Hin & Cha-Am Skal Club from 2010 to 2013. Read more

SALA Phuket revamps team

November 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 22 November, 2017: SALA Phuket Resort and Spa has hired a new general manager, executive chef, and food & beverage manager part of a top level shake-up in the group.

The resort named Anthony Van Sleeuwen as general manager.

He returns to the property where he was executive assistant manager in 2007 and later resident manager. Read more

DTG names top executives

November 3, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand, Tour Companies

BANGKOK: 3 November 2017: Diethelm Travel Group announced, this week, the appointment of Victor Mogilev as group director of sales and Janejira Vewatanawarangkun as general manager Diethelm Travel Thailand, both effective 1 November.

They are based in Bangkok at the Diethelm Travel Group’s head office.

Previously holding the post of general manager of Diethelm Travel Thailand, Mogilev has considerable experience. He joined the company in 2012. Read more

Wharf names Marco Polo GM

August 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, People

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  
Filed under News, People, Trade Talk

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  
Filed under News, People, Travel Trade

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