GERARD HOTELIER has become Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ new vice president of operations for Asia. A long-term executive with the Swiss hotel group, Hotelier became GM of the Mövenpick Geneva in 2003 and has served as the company’s VP of operations in the Middle East since 2010.
STEFAN PICHLER has been announced as the new president & CEO of Royal Jordanian. An seasoned aviation professional with 30 years of experience, Pichler has previously been CEO of airberlin, managing director of Fiji Airways and chief commercial officer of Virgin Australia.
SERENA LIM has been named as IHG’s new vice president of development for Southeast Asia & Korea. She brings more than 20 years of experience to the role, the majority of which was spent with Starwood in Southeast Asia. She will now be based at IHG’s office in Singapore.
DAVID WONG has been appointed general manager of Dorsett Hospitality International’s Silka Hotels in Malaysia. He will now oversee three properties in Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru. Wong first joined Dorsett in 2012 and became hotel manager of Silka Cheras Kuala Lumpur in 2016.
ALISTAIR ANDERSON has been named as the general manager of Six Senses Krabey Island, the company’s first ever resort in Cambodia, which is scheduled to open in 2018. He has 25 years of experience including spells with Hyatt and Aman Resorts in the UK, Australia and Indonesia.
ANDY CHANG has been appointed general manager of the Park Hyatt Sanya Sunny Bay Resort. He will also oversee the pre-opening of the Andaz Sanya Sunny Bay Resort. Chang began his career with Hyatt in 1991 in his home city of Taipei, and has since worked in Guam, South Korea and China.
VASIKAN KARNCHANANAN has been hired as Absolute Hotel Services Group’s new director of sales for Asia. With 18 years of hospitality experience, Ms Vasikan previously worked with Hyatt as cluster director of sales for the Park Hyatt Siem Reap and Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort.