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Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Mysore

Chef Inderjeet Singh has recently been appointed executive chef at Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Mysore, to be launched. In this role, he will oversee culinary operations of the hotel along with spearheading the F&B experience, he will also chaperon and head production activities and tasks, directing inventory, delivering high-value services to upscale clients as well as ensuring quality standards to enhance guest satisfaction.


IHG

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has announced the appointment of Douglas Martell as vice president, operations, for the company’s south west Asia region. In his new role, Martell will spearhead IHG’s operations across India, Bangladesh and Nepal, currently totalling 13 hotels across 10 cities. He will also lead the team to grow IHG’s portfolio of brands, including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn, as well as Holiday Inn Express.


Kempinski Ambience Hotel

Vella Ramasawmy has been appointed as the General Manager of their upcoming Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi scheduled to open later this year in East Delhi. With three decades of experience in managing hotel operations for business and resort properties, he is also President of the Ambience Group.


Novotel Bangkok Impact

Novotel Bangkok Impact has appointed Zayne Boon as general manager. Boon joined Accor in 1992 as executive assistant manager at Novotel Launceston Tasmania and has held general manager positions at various Accor hotels in Australia and New Zealand. He has more than 20 years experience in the hospitality industry.


Media Hotel and Towers Jakarta

The Media Hotel and Towers Jakarta has appointed Mohammad Iqbal as director of marketing communications. Prior to this, Iqbal gained a wealth of managerial experiences in international hotel companies like Accor, Marriott, Starwood and IHG Group in various countries such as Bahrain, Dubai, Singapore, Australia and Indonesia.


Swissôtel

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts has appointed Tilman Fuchs as director brand marketing. Born in Germany, Fuchs previously was the creative director brand marketing in Munich and Zurich for Interbrand. He has over 20 years of industry experience.


Prince Hotel & Residence KL

The Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur has appointed Elisa Saw as its new director of marketing communications. In her new role, Saw will be overseeing the marketing and public relations strategies for the hotel. Her key roles include the development and implementation of marketing strategies in both traditional and digital marketing, advertising, branding, social media, search engine optimization, and search engine marketing.

She is also responsible on all aspects on media relations and corporate social responsibility programmes.


Beyond Resort Krabi

Kata Group Resorts Thailand, the operator of Beyond Resorts brand of hospitality destinations, has appointed Claude Baltes as general manager of Beyond Resort Krabi. Baltes is a graduate of the Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne hotel management school in Switzerland, and possesses over 20 years of international hospitality management experience.


Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives

Karen Merrick has been appointed as general manager of Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives. Merrick, a British national from Scotland, has almost 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry throughout the UK.

For the last seven years she has been working overseas in resort operations within Maldives, Indonesia and Malaysia.


Hertz Australasia

Kevin Doyle, who has been the face of international sales and marketing for Hertz in the Australasian region, responsible for inbound business and outbound sales to all regions globally, has retired. The company has appointed Claire Flack to the new role of manager, travel distribution, Australia and New Zealand. Flack is responsible for online and wholesale travel partners in both inbound sales for Hertz in Australia and New Zealand and global outbound sales from both countries.


Absolute Hotel Services

Absolute Hotel Services’ has announced the appointment of Napan Khumbute as Business Development Manager, effective September 1, 2012. Napan will focus on generating even greater growth for all our brands in all current and new regions with alignment to the company strategy. She has been part of the Absolute Hotel Services Thailand Marketing Team since 2010, prior to that she held various sales, marketing and administration roles with the Centara Group.

Absolute Hotel Services has also appointed Chutima Kaewta-Fortescue as the new general manager of its 280-room 4-star property, Eastin Hotel Makkasan Bangkok. Prior to this latest promotion, she was general manager of U Inchantree Kanchanaburi, a boutique resort in Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

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