The latest Asian industry appointments
THIRAYUTH CHIRATHIVAT has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts. A Thai national, Chirathivat has more than 21 years’ hotel experience, most recently as Centara’s Senior Vice President for Project Management.
MARISSA ARANHA has joined The Soneva Group as Managing Director for Sales & Marketing. With more than 20 years’ experience, Ms Aranha has worked for both Starwood and Hyatt, and most recently served as Vice President of Sales for the Minor Hotel Group.
SIMONE MENNE has been appointed to Lufthansa’s Executive Board as the airline group’s new Chief Financial Officer, effective 1 July 2012. Ms Menne has been Chief Financial Officer of British Midland since June 2010, but her career with Lufthansa dates back to 1989.
ANDRE VAN DER MARCK has been announced as Khiri Travel’s new General Manager for Thailand. A Dutch national, Van der Marck was previously Sales Director at Compass Hospitality and has also worked with Indochina Services and Kuoni.
MARK REMIJAN has been appointed as Khiri Travel’s new Chief Financial Officer. Remijan has co-founded more than a dozen companies and previously served as Director of Finance of Bed Management Company. He also helped create SilverNeedle Hospitality.
WIM FAGEL has been named as the General Manager of the new Centara Watergate Pavilion Hotel Bangkok. A Dutch national, Fagel joins the hotel with 30 years’ experience, most recently he as General Manager of the Amari Residences Bangkok.
GLENN RODIL FERRER has been announced as the new General Manager of the Beyond Resort Krabi, a new property by Thailand’s Kata Group. A Filipino national, he joined Kata in 1999 and most recently served as Resident Manager at the Kata Beach Resort & Spa.
ALEX CHAKRABARTI has been appointed General Manager of the Hotel Muse Bangkok, which is part of Accor’s MGallery Collection. With more than 15 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, he recently served as Operations Manager at the Mercure Pattaya.
ADI SIDHWA has been named as the new Director of Sales & Marketing for the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok. Sidwa has been with Hyatt since 2006, initially serving as Associate Director of Sales at Grand Hyatt New York. He then moved to Andaz Wall Street.
JESSICA SHEA has been appointed Director of Spas for the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok and Hyatt Regency Hua Hin. A US national, Ms Shea arrives from the St Regis Hotel in Bangkok, where she served as Spa Director. She has also worked for Hyatt in Hawaii.
REGINA WILSON has been named as the new Director of Sales & Marketing at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Bangkok. Ms Wilson has worked with Starwood for 15 years and arrives in Bangkok from The Westin Siray Bay Resort, Phuket.
STEFANO PACE has becomes the new Executive Chef at JIA Shanghai. Born in Melbourne, Chef Stefano honed his skills in Italy where he was Executive Chef at Rome’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Gusto. He has also worked at two Starwood hotels in Shanghai.