BANGKOK, 14 November 2019: Centara Hotels & Resorts has strengthened its executive management team with the recent appointments of two veteran hotel executives.
Tabatha Ramsay, an Australian national, has more than 30 years of experience in sales and marketing. She joins the company as vice president commercial, overseeing sales, revenue and distribution.
Raymond Tong, a native of Hong Kong with more than 25 years’ experience in hotel development and operations, has been appointed chief development representative China and North Asia.
He will report to Centara’s deputy CEO Markland Blaiklock, while Tong will report to Centara senior vice president business development Andrew Langston.
“We’re delighted to welcome two executives with the breadth of experience Tabatha and Raymond bring to their respective new roles,” said Centara Hotels & Resorts chief executive officer Thirayuth Chirathivat.
Prior to joining Centara, Ramsay worked for leading hotel groups in various roles including area director, sales & marketing at Intercontinental Hotels Group. She also worked as VP sales at Minor Group’s Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas; VP sales, marketing & revenue at Oakwood Worldwide; and more recently, chief marketing and sales officer at Vinpearl Hospitality Ltd.
Before becoming CEO of Ambassy Hotel Advisors, Tong held senior-level roles during a 20-year career with AccorHotels, during which he helped develop more than 180 hotels, resorts and serviced apartments throughout China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan as well as other Asia markets.
Centara is in the middle of a development phase which is guided by the company’s vision to be the leading global hospitality group of Thai origin.
The plan includes doubling company revenues through substantially increasing its portfolio of properties and global presence, and by leveraging technology and people to optimise profitability.
(Source: Centara Hotels and Resorts)