HENRY GRAY has become Six Senses’ new vice president of operations for hotels & resorts, based in Bangkok. A British national, Gray previously served as Six Senses’ area director for Thailand between 2007 and 2009. He has also been involved in opening new properties for Amanresorts around the world.
THEIRRY DOUIN has been promoted to the role of senior vice president of hotel operations for Dusit International. A French national, Douin has 35 years of experience in the hotel industry, including spells with IHG and Shangri-La. He joined Dusit in 2013 as regional vice president for the Middle East & Africa.
OSAMU TOKAIRIN has been announced as the new managing director of Travelport Japan. With more than 25 years’ experience, Tokairin has held several senior travel industry roles, including CEO of Kuoni Japan and managing director of GTA Japan. He was also GM of Toptour Corporation’s office in LA.
SHAFI SYED has been named as the Jumeirah Group’s new chief development officer, effective immediately. Syed brings more than 25 years of experience to the role, including spells with Taj Hotels in India and Wyndham in London and Dubai. Most recently he worked for Trump Hotels.
MARC LANDGRAF has been named as the new general manager of the Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort. A French national with more than 30 years’ experience, Landgraf was previously GM of Outrigger’s resorts in Phuket and Phi Phi. He speaks German, Spanish and English, as well as his native French.
GRANT JEFFERIES has become general manager at Pulse Hotels & Resorts’ newest venture, Kandima Maldives. An Australian national, Jefferies’ career has included spells in Oceania, US, Europe and Southeast Asia. He was once New York City’s youngest GM, when he led the Soho Grand Hotel.
THOMAS SALG has been promoted to the role of general manager for Marco Polo’s three Hong Kong properties: Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Prince Hotel and Gateway Hotel. He brings more than 20 years’ experience to the role, having spent many years with Marriott in Asia. He joins from Marco Polo Shenzhen.
PER KREDNER has been appointed general manager of the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui. A Swedish national, Kredner’s 15-year career has taken him to the UAE, Oman, Singapore, China, Japan and Indonesia, most recently as hotel manager of Grand Hyatt hotels in Bali and Shenzhen.
MIKE BERTOIA has taken the enviable role of product manager for Goway Travel’s IslandEscapes brand. This will see Bertoia travel to some of the world’s most idyllic islands, such as Tahiti, Fiji, the Cook Islands and Maldives, in an effort to inspect and improve its portfolio of luxury products.
THOMAS PFORDTE has joined Dusit International as group director of food & beverage. A German national, Pfordte has spent more than 18 years working in senior positions across Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Previously he was the group director of F&B for Marco Polo, based in Hong Kong.
PRADTANA TUBPRAYOON has been appointed hotel manager of the Manathai Surin Phuket. Khun Noina, as she is better known, is a Thai national and a graduate of the Swiss Hotel Management School in Montreux. She has 10 years’ experience in Thailand and Laos, most recently with Furama.
STANLEY TAN has been named as the new director of sales & marketing at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore. No stranger to the hotel, Tan spent the early years of his career at the Ritz-Carlton. He has since worked in Hong Kong, Japan and Turkey with Peninsula, Marriott and Shangri-La.