PAUL BEESON has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Perth Convention Bureau (PCB), effective June 2011. The move marks a promotion for Beeson, who was previously the PCB’s Director of Business Development. He replaces Christine Allen.
ROBERT J. LOHRMANN has been appointed General Manager of the Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel. This will be US national Lohrmann’s second assignment in Shanghai, where he opened the Marriott Shanghai Hotel Hongqiao in 2000.
AVI MANNIS has been named as the new Vice President of Marketing for Hawaiian Airlines. Mannis, who joined the airline in 2007, currently oversees the airline’s brand, loyalty, and product activities. He previously served with The Boston Consulting Group.
ERNST MAYER has been named as the new General Manager of the recently-opened Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, Maldives. Prior to joining Jumeirah, Ernst, an Austrian national, was the owner and proprietor of his own hotel – the Point Hotel Anif in Austria.
PAUL COLUMBUS has been announced as the new General Manager of the Novotel Auckland Airport, which opens on 27 May. Columbus has 30 years’ experience in hotel management, including 20 years in New Zealand with Millennium & Copthorne.
DOMINIQUE DUVIVIER has been appointed General Manager of the Sheraton Lampung Hotel, Indonesia. A French national, Duvivier has been in the hotel industry since 1975, serving in France, the UK, Senegal, Spain, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia.
CAROLINE VON SIGRIZ has been announced as the new General Manager of the Centara Chaan Talay Resort & Villas, Trat. A German national, Ms von Sigriz has 28 years’ experience, most recently Product Manager for Web Sawadee.
SHEILA BERNARDO has been appointed to the position of Project Manager – Interactive Commerce for the Outrigger Enterprises Group. Prior to joining Outrigger, Ms Bernardo worked with companies such as MasterCard International and Sony.
GARTH SOLLY has been announced as the new General Manager of the Holiday Inn Cochin. Solly has spent a decade working for IHG and moves to India from New Zealand, where he was manager of InterContinental Hotel in Wellington.
TASSANEE NUMAR-CHA has been named as the new General Manager for the Shanghai Mansion Boutique Hotel, Bangkok. Ms Tassaneem who has worked in hotels in Thailand and Australia, was most recently Corporate Group Manager at Banyan Tree.
OLIVIER P. SPEARS has been announced as the new General Manager of The Chariot Resort & Spa Puri – the Indian hotel managed by Absolute Hotel Services. Spears was most recently GM of the Munyono Commonwealth Resort in Kampala, Uganda.
FEMKE BEEKERS has been named as Villa Manager of the Impiana Private Villas, Kata Noi, Phuket. Ms Beekers, who has more than 20 years’ experience, joins Impiana from HMS, a Thai hotel company managing resorts in Phuket and Samui.
LINDA GIEBING has been appointed Director of Business Development for The Conrad Bangkok. New to Asia, Ms Giebing joins the hotel having spent the past 10 years with Hilton and Conrad properties in Belgium and the Netherlands.
KIERAN YAP has been appointed as Outrigger Enterprise Group’s new Corporate Tax Director. Yap joins Outrigger from the Bank of Hawaii’s Investments Services Group where he held several management positions since joining in 1995.