Staff Appointments w/e 18 February 2010
ENZO VISONE has been named as Executive Chairman of the Board of Silversea Cruises. Visone most recently he served as Chief Executive Officer in an asset management company based in Milan. He has dual Italian and British nationality.
ENDAH PROBORINI has been announced as the new National Director of Sales - Leisure, for Aston International. Rini, as she is known, has previously worked with hotel groups such as Anantara Seminyak, Mandarin Oriental, Shangri-La and Accor.
AMIT AGARWAL has been appointed Senior Vice President of Corporate Development & Planning for Kingfisher Airlines. Agarwal arrives from Delta Air Lines, where he served as Managing Director for Revenue Management, Pricing & Network.
PEERAWUT KUNCHORN has been named as the new Hotel Manager of the Vijitt Resort in Phuket. Khun Peerawut joins from the Royal Phuket Yacht Club Resort, where he served as Director of Rooms and Executive Assistant Manager.
WAIKE PAPKE has been named as the new Director of Sales & Marketing at the Park Hyatt Dubai. Ms Papke, a German national, arrives from Banyan Tree Al Areen in Bahrain, where she also served as Director of Sales & Marketing.
JEREMY BELLINGHAUSEN has been named as the new President of HotelClub. Bellinghausen joins Orbitz Worldwide from RH Donnelly, where he served as Vice President of Advertiser Products. He will be based in Sydney.
SIMONE LANGE has been appointed Spa Manager, for Amara, the spa at the Park Hyatt Dubai. Ms Lange, a German national, previously served as Spa Manager at the Park Hyatt Hamburg. This is her first position in the Middle East.
SIRIMANAS MAUNGROD has been appointed Marketing Communications Manager at Sheraton Grande Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort, Phuket. Khun Sirimanas, a Thai national, has previously worked with the Starwood, Hyatt and InterContinental hotels.
RACHEL LESTER has been announced as the new Director of Sales for the Sheraton & Westin Resorts, Denarau Island, Fiji. Ms Lester has worked for Starwood in the last seven years, including spells in Australia and Canada.
MICHAEL HOGAN has been appointed Executive Chef of the new Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel. Chef Michael is familiar to Marriott International, most recently working at Singapore Marriott Hotel as Executive Sous Chef.
MINGMITR MANAKUL has been appointed Group Human Resources Director for Absolute Hotel Services. A 20-year hospitality HR veteran Khun Mingmitr was previously Director of Human Resources at Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa.