The latest appointments – Asia

Steve Odell
Steve Odell

STEVE ODELL has been appointed as Silversea’s new President for Europe & Asia Pacific. Odell brings 28 years of travel and cruise industry experience to the role, most recently serving as Silversea’s Senior Vice President for the UK, Europe & Asia Pacific.

GREG BERMAN has been announced as the new Chief Operating Officer of eRevMax International, owner of the RateTiger channel management solution. Berman joins eRevMax from Hotel Bookings Solutions Inc, where he served as both COO and Chief Technology Officer.

SIMON McGRATH has been announced as Accor’s new Chief Operating Officer for the Pacific, incorporating Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. McGrath joined Accor in 2005 and most recently served as the hotel company’s Chief Operating Officer for Australia.

PATRICK BASSET has been named as Accor’s new Senior Vice President for Thailand & Indochina. He will start the new role on 15 July, building on nearly 30 years’ experience with Accor. Since 2006 has held the position of Vice President for Vietnam, Japan, South Korea and the Philippines.

Garth Simmons
Garth Simmons

GARTH SIMMONS has been appointed as Accor’s new Vice President for New Zealand & Fiji. Simmons joined Accor in 2007 and was promoted to the role of Area Manager for New South Wales and ACT the following year. He has 15 years’ experience.

TONY CHISHOLM has been named as the General Manager of the Sofitel So Singapore, which is set to open early next year. A New Zealand national, Chisholm will join the hotel’s pre-opening team from 1 July. He arrives at the hotel from Sofitel Brisbane Central.

WILAWAN CHIAMMANASOMBUT has been announced as the new General Manager of the Centra Ashlee Hotel Patong. The move marks a promotion for Ms Wilawan who previously served as Resident Manager of the Centara Kata Resort Phuket. She has been with Centara since 1994.

FABIAN SEET has been named as the new Director of International Sales & Marketing for Jin Jiang International Hotels. Seet joins the Chinese hotel company from serviced apartment group Ascott, where he served as Director of Global Sales. He will be based in Singapore.

I GEDE SUJANA has been appointed Director of Food & Beverage for Starwood’s new Luxury Collection hotel, The Keraton at The Plaza in Jakarta. He has experience at restaurants in Singapore and Brunei, and most recently worked at the W Retreat and Spa, Bali.

Kitty Tang
Kitty Tang

KITTY TANG has joined the Eaton Smart Hong Kong as its new Director of Food & Beverage. Having worked for more than 20 years in banqueting and catering services, Ms Tang most recently served as Director of Catering at the Langham Place Hong Kong.

KRISTIAN NICHOLLS has joined Business Events Sydney (BESydney) as General Manager for Business Development. With more than 10 years’ experience in account management and bidding, Nicholls previously worked as Director of Venues for industry supplier Staging Connections.

KATIE THOMAS has become the new Global Product Manager of Traveller Services for FCm Travel Solutions. Ms Thomas is no stranger to FCm, having spent 14 years with the company in a variety of roles, most recently e-Commerce Area Leader. She is based in London.

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