Rudi Scherb is the new general manager of the Kempinski Hotel Sanya. A native of Vienna, Austria, Scherb started his hospitality career with the Ritz in Paris and since then he has worked in over 12 international resorts including Jamaica, Hawaii, Fiji, Singapore, Thailand, and has worked previously in China for approximately four years. Scherb has held the position of general manager for the last 23 years and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and hospitality experience. Before joining the Kempinski Hotel Group, Scherb was managing a five-star beach resort in Phuket, Thailand.
Sheraton Hotel in Gambia launches kids designed menu. A selection of children from the SOS Children Village in Bakoteh, launhed the Kids Menu for the Sheraton Hotel at a ceremony held at the Hotel in the Brufut Height. The Kids Menu is a cover designed for children's menu in the hotel. A total of 25 children were selected to participate in the drawing competition of the menu, based on their favourite diets. Isatou Njie-Saidy, 11-year-old name sake of the Vice- President of the Republic of The Gambia emerged the winner of the competion, whose drawing will be the front cover of the Kids Menu, followed by two others- Mama Yafa, and Jama Jarju, all of the same age group. The kids drawing competion was presided over by a total of six judges from the Gambia Tourism Authority (GTA), Gambia Hotel Association (GHA), Voice of the Young, ASSET, CPA and Travel and Tourism Association of The Gambia (TTAG).
Mr. Roger Guy has joined Swiss-Belhotel Borneo, Samarinda, Indonesia as General Manager. Swiss-Belhotel International, the manager of hotels, resorts and serviced Residences in Asia, is pleased to announce that Mr. Roger Guy joins Swiss-Belhotel Borneo, Samarinda, Indonesia.
Ishin Hotels Group has announced that the renovation of Hotel Fair City will be completed and the property re-branded as Utsunomiya Port Hotel on October 1st, 2007. Located just a one minute walk from Utsunomiya's Japan Rail (JR) station the new Utsunomiya Port Hotel is nestled in the heart of the city. Easy access to the nearby Tohoku and Kita-Kanto Expressways make the hotel a very practical destination for visitors
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Asia Pacific's leading luxury hotel group, has appointed Barbara Pang senior vice president sales and marketing. Ms. Pang will be responsible for the group's overall sales and marketing including brand communications, sales and distribution, revenue management, eBusiness, and loyalty and partner marketing. She will report directly to Chief Operating Officer Symon Bridle.
Richard Saul, general manager of JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Bruno Bohl as executive chef. Not a novice in Jakarta's culinary scene, Bruno joined the JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta in October 2005 as executive sous chef.
The consultancy office of "International Hospitality Solutions" has now been established near Langholm, Dumfriesshire, to service Hotels, Pubs and Restaurants with business support. This is a new business venture by Raymond Chandler, Managing Director, who previously worked for an hotel company controlling operations and developments at 18 Country House Hotels from Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands. Raymond said "Although IHS is initially developing its business in Southwest Scotland, it is expected to offer consultancy services up to Glasgow and Edinburgh and across to Berwick".
IHG Americas pipeline grows 13% in first half 2007 Americas development pipeline increases to over 119,000 rooms. As reported in the IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [Lon: IHG; NYSE: IHG (ADRs)], first half 2007 earnings (to June 30, 2007) stock exchange announcement issued Aug. 14, IHG, the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, continued its impressive pipeline growth momentum. In the first half of 2007, IHG increased its global pipeline by more than 29,000 rooms, expanding the total number of rooms to over 187,000, an increase of 19 percent since the start of the year. The Americas region led the pipeline growth with the signing of over 32,000 rooms in this same time period. As of June 30, the region's pipeline had 1,129 hotels (119,370 rooms) representing room growth of 13 percent for the first half of the year.