FILIP BOYEN has been named chief executive officer of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH). Boyen was appointed as managing director of Hill, Goodridge & Associates, SLH’s management company, in July this year, and will now also assume leadership for the SLH brand. He previously worked for Belmond.
GARTH SIMMONS has been promoted to the role of chief operating officer for Malaysia, Indonesia & Singapore with AccorHotels. Simmons joined the company in 2007 and has held a variety of positions, most recently as senior vice president for New Zealand, the Pacific Islands & Japan.
STEVEN SHURROCK has become Travelport’s new executive vice president and chief commercial officer. He will relocate to the company’s UK head office in January 2016 from his current position as CEO of Telefonica’s consumer division. Prior to that he was chief financial officer of UK-based web portal Excite.
JORGEN CHRISTENSEN has been appointed general manager of the Marco Polo Changzhou. He brings 25 years of experience to the Chinese hotel, including spells with AccorHotels, Shangri-La and Langham. Most recently he served as general manager of the Mira Moon Hotel in Hong Kong.
ANDREW YELL has become general manager of global sales for Excite Holidays, the online travel wholesaler. Yell joins Excite from The Travel Corporation where he held several senior positions, including general manager of business development. He has also served as executive general manager for Creative Holidays.
EMILY SUBRATA has been appointed director of Indonesia’s Sudamala Resorts, which operates hotels in Bali and Lombok. A Swiss hotel school graduate, Ms Subrata is the daughter of Sudamala Resorts’ founder, Ben Subrata. She will now oversee the company’s operations, including the launch of a new resort near Flores.
JACKSON FERGUSON has been appointed director of sales & marketing at the Mövenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok. Ferguson joins Mövenpick with a wealth of experience, having led the sales and marketing departments at the Warwick San Francisco Hotel and Rembrandt Hotel & Towers Bangkok.
ULI S. ALTRICHTER has been announced as the Regent Beijing’s new director of sales & marketing. He joins the luxury hotel with more than 20 years’ expertise in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific, including spells with IHG, Starwood and Hilton. Most recently he worked for the InterContinental Berlin.