PETER LI has been named as Abacus International’s new general manager for China. Li brings more than 17 years of experience to the role, most recently overseeing business development at TripAdvisor. Li also previously directed the China strategy for TravelClick, Travelzoo and Accor.
MATT MINETOLA has been announced as the new chief information officer for Travelport. With more than 27 years of technology experience in the hardware, software and banking industries, Minetola most recently served as chief information officer for HP Financial Services.
JASON MONTAGUE has been named as the new president & chief operating officer of Prestige Cruise Holdings. Montague was instrumental in launching Oceania Cruises in 2002, and most recently held the role of chief financial officer and executive vice president with Prestige.
NOEL ATTARD has been appointed as chief executive officer of Kempinski Trading JLT – the unit providing corporate purchasing services to Kempinski Hotels. Attard joined Kempinski in 2001 as financial controller at the Kempinski San Lawrenz in Malta, before moving through the ranks to become a GM.
YASSER AL YOUSUF has been named managing director of Etihad Guest, Etihad Airways’ loyalty programme. An Emirati national, Al Yousuf has a strong background in the loyalty industry, having worked at Emirates Skywards. He joined Etihad in 2013, serving as head of services & coalition partnerships.
MARCO METGE has been named general manager of the Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok. A German national, Metge has 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, managing hotels including the Park Hyatt Hamburg and Madinat Jumeirah. Most recently he was GM for Lebua at State Tower in Bangkok.
MARTIN WUETHRICH has become general manager of the newly-opened Le Méridien Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok Golf Resort & Spa. Prior to joining this new resort, Wuethrich served as general manager of the Sheraton Bangalore at Brigade Gateway. He has also worked in Switzerland and Vietnam.
NIKOLAY STOYANOV has been announced as the general manager of the brand new Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort. A Bulgarian national, Stoyanov has more than 20 years of hotel industry experience. He moves to Pattaya from another Accor hotel in Thailand – ibis Hua Hin.
JANET CHAN has been appointed director of luxury sales for the Conrad Macao. Originally from Australia, Ms Chan has more than 10 years’ experience working in luxury travel and hospitality, including five-star hotels in Fiji, Cambodia and Australia. She has also worked for Small Luxury Hotels of the World.