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For most of the last decade, the Bangkok hotel market has been soft, with bad news coming year after year, whether revolving around political unrest or natural disasters.  As developers carried on building, occupancy and especially average rate stayed subdued.  In the last two years, however, the market – always a very popular destination –…

Saurabh Kukreja

Renaissance Hotels has announced the appointment of Saurabh Kukreja as General Manager at the soon-to-launch Renaissance Pattaya Resort & Spa. Mr. Kukreja a British citizen, is a graduate in Hospitality Management and also holds an MBA from renowned hospitality school, Institut Vatel in France. He boasts considerable luxury experience, with his career to date spanning…

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I had the privilege to moderate a panel discussion about CSR and Hotels for the British Chamber of Commerce recently. The panelists were Alex Mavro, Co-Founder of the Corporate Responsibility & Ethics Association (CREATE) for Thai Enterprise, CSR Consultant & Educator, Debdyuti Dasgupta who is also the Cluster Director of Finance of JW Marriott Hotel,…

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On the back of a strong first quarter, Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced that 2017 is on track for a progressive year in Asia Pacific with nearly 80 hotels targeted to open, bringing 19,000 new rooms to the region. Additionally, the company will debut two brands in Asia Pacific offering guests a total of 23 desirable brands that will…

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The annual Hotel Management Thailand Summit returned to the Banyan Tree Bangkok on 25 May, proving once again to provide an excellent opportunity for hoteliers to get together and discussion the burning issues of the day. While a range of topics were discussed throughout the day, including the latest technological innovations, the way trends from…

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Some hotel executives meet over coffee at yet another industry conference and the conversation quickly turns to money, and in particular how to get their hands on more of it. Mr Bold said they could say what they liked about profitability, but revenue growth was the answer to all their problems. Mr Loud said that…

Douglas Martell

ONYX Hospitality Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas Martell as Chief Executive Officer. Previously the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ONYX, Mr Martell succeeds Peter Henley who will retire after successfully leading the company’s multi-brand and pan-regional expansion as Chief Executive Officer over a period of nine years. Mr…

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