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Thailand

Anucha Suphan is the new director of sales at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, bringing with him more than 15 years experience in sales. Starting his career at Marriott Hotels & Resorts, he was sales manager before working at Centara Hotels & Resorts in 2004. In 2007, he was director of sales at Eastin Hotel Makksan before rejoining Centara Hotels & Resorts.

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InterContinentaL Hua Hin Resort has announced the appointment of Britta Kutz to the role of general manager.
From her most recent role as deputy general manager of InterContinental Singapore, her talent for leadership, brand awareness and management was recognised, gaining her a place on InterContinental’s Accelerated General Manager Development Programme and swiftly rising through the InterContinental ranks. She also exceeded the InterContinental Hotels Group goal for guest satisfaction in 2011, and helped the hotel achieve the Hospitality Asia Platinum Award in the Signature Business Hotel category.
German-born and multilingual, Ms Kutz has also worked in sister properties in both Cologne and Frankfurt, Germany, where she was acting general manager and director of front office respectively.

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Mr Matt Fynch has been appointed director of sales & marketing in Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach. An Australian national, Mr Fynch has nine years of experience in the hospitality industry starting from 2003 in Daydream Island and Resort as activities and entertainment manager in Australia. Mr Fynch’s responsibilities include the resort’s growth strategy, developing opportunities in the markets and positioning Pullman Phuket Arcadia as a vibrant resort for cosmopolitan travellers.

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Millennium Hilton Bangkok welcomes Manu Koshy as the hotel’s director of business development who will handle the business development division and will be responsible for driving business for the award-winning property.
Being part of Hilton for 17 years and with more than 15 years of experience in revenue management and over a year in business development, Koshy joins Millennium Hilton Bangkok from Hilton Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

Hong Kong

Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong has expanded its team of senior executives and appointed Ms Marianna Tang as director of sales and marketing.
Capitalising on over 20 years’ experience in the tourism and hospitality industries, Marianna oversees the management of Auberge Discovery Bays’ sales and marketing operations. Marianna was also director of global sales in North Asia for the Pan Pacific Hotels Group prior to joining Auberge Discovery Bay. Familiar with hotel launches, Marianna was also involved in the opening of Hong Kong’s five-star The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, as well as The Harbour Plaza Hong Kong.

Singapore

Lachlan Sleeman joins Pan Pacific Singapore as executive assistant manager –
hotel operations. Leading the hotel operations, Lachlan will also be responsible in mentoring the Restaurants, Bars and Events team. As an entrepreneur running The Artesian Group in Australia, he gained a wealth of experience working in luxury hotels, event management companies, etc, and has managed a portfolio of great restaurants & bars in several Australian cities.

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Selina Grocott has been appointed Pacific World’s regional director for Singapore and Malaysia. Selina’s responsibilities include operations in Singapore and Malaysia – managing teams across both regions. She will be personally involved in key projects to drive operational excellence across the brand. Much of her 12 years’ career in the events industry were spent in London, until most recently as senior director, EMEA within the CWT Meetings and Events organization where she managed key clients, international sales and marketing activities.

Vietnam

Newly appointed executive sous chef, Marco Torre, leads the way in the Italian restaurant, Opera, and the Events Kitchen in Park Hyatt Saigon. From Sanremo, Italy, Chef Marco has 14 years of extensive culinary experience which began in a number of Michelin-star restaurants throughout different regions of Italy, from Garda Lake to Porto Cervo.