Centara Hotels and Resorts announces the appointment of Denis Thouvard to the position of General Manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, Thailand. Mr Thouvard is French national who firstly joined Centara Hotels and Resorts team in 2009 as General Manager for the opening of Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket.
M&R Hotel Management today announced the appointment of Monika Wojcik as General Manager of the 177-room Holiday Inn Express Manhattan Midtown West at 538 West 48th St.
An accomplished professional with more than 15 years of corporate hospitality sales experience, Ellis Connolly has been appointed as the new Vice President, Hospitality Sales for The Rainmaker Group, a leader in revenue management solutions for the hospitality and gaming industry.
InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the appointment of Chris Waite to the role of Director of Communications, Australasia and Japan. Mr Waite is responsible for leading the communications function for IHG and its core brands, as well as elevating IHG’s industry thought leadership positioning.
Meliá Hotels International has appointed Nihad Kattan to the position of Regional Director of Operations Middle East and Africa. Mr Kattan has been appointed to oversee operations across the brand’s set of Middle East Hotels, including Meliá Dubai, Meliá Doha and the upcoming ME Dubai and Doha properties in the GCC. Jordanian Mr Kattan has over 30 years of international hotel management experience for five-star deluxe, multi-location and multi-unit hotels and resorts.
Mantra Group has strengthened its leadership team with a number of key management appointments across its portfolio of Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree properties. Chris Northam will commence as Area General Manager Port Douglas following a 12-month placement in Indonesia with Mantra Group. Chris will join the management team in North Queensland, supporting special projects and strategic planning.
Hotel Cosmo Kuala Lumpur has welcomed its new General Manager, Azrule Aziz, who has more than 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry, spent in Malaysia and in Indonesia. Prior to his appointment, Mr Aziz was the Executive Assistant Manager for Dorsett Putrajaya, where he first joined the hotel as Director of Operations.
Global hospitality company Dusit International has announced the appointment of Prachoom Tantiprasertsuk as Vice President Sales, and Michael Leong as Vice President Marketing. Dusit International currently operates 29 properties worldwide.
The Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP), the not-for-profit trade body for the serviced apartment sector, has announced that Richard Whittaker, Director of Supplier Management (EMEA) at Oakwood Worldwide, has been appointed as its new Chairman.
Big Cypress Lodge, a wilderness-inspired hotel inside the 32-story Memphis Pyramid that is now a one-of-a-kind Bass Pro Shops retail and lifestyle experience from founder Johnny Morris, has announced the appointment of Nail Task as General Manager. Mr Task will oversee operations for the 104-room city hotel with meetings and event space that commands the second and third floors of the 535,000 square foot Pyramid located on the banks of the Mississippi River.