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Canadian born, but with dual UK and Canadian citizenship, Andrew Dickie who speaks both English and ‘functional’ French, joined the Park Hyatt’s Penthouse Bar and Grill in April 2017. Dickie was most recently Stagiaire (trainee) at Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark. Before that, from February 2016 – November 2016, he was Executive Sous Chef at the Four…

Richard Hatter has over 30 years’ experience in the world of hospitality from United Kingdom, the British Virgin Islands, Bahrain, Dubai, Indonesia, PRC – China, Singapore and now in Hong Kong.  Not only he is the General Manager of Hotel ICON, Richard Hatter holds the position of Chairman of the Hong Kong Chapter at the Institute of Hospitality,…

Alicia Too has over 25 years of experience with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, she held various positions in Guangzhou, Macau and The Excelsior, Hong Kong where she acted in roles from Rooms Division, Sales & Marketing to Hotel Manager in these 3 cities. Her most recent role was Hotel Manager for Pre-opening period of Mandarin Oriental,…

Meet Chef of the Month Paul Smart.  Paul has cooked for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, won awards including the UK Commis Chef of the Year award at the Academy of Culinary Arts in 2007, the 2008 QLD Restaurant of Champions competition, Gold Medal in the Gold Box Restaurant Challenge in 2007, 2008 and 2009,…

The newly-opened Park Hyatt Bangkok is quickly making a big impression on the city’s luxury sector, and the man responsible for raising the culinary bar is the hotel’s first Executive Chef, Franck Detrait. Originally from France, and drawing upon a childhood influenced by the flavours of his parents’ native Provence and Bourguignon, Franck has enjoyed…

Heinz Trautmann is the General Manager at the Robinson Club Maldives. This beautiful resort belongs to the Robinson which is a Germany’s premium resort holiday provider. Heinz leads his team of multicultural staff to make sure his guests have a memorable experience while staying there. You can Heinz at a cooking station on his cooking duty days, by…

What is the secret to success in sustainable, purposeful tourism? How do you manage a destination and a company that is driven by purpose but still grow effectively as a business? What is important for hoteliers and destination managers to focus on moving forward in Thailand and greater Southeast Asia? These are the questions that are…

The Maldives, long revered as a paradise getaway among high-end and discerning travelers, is increasingly getting the attention of hotel investors involved in the Asian market. The beautiful environment, geographic proximity, and exotic draw of this destination has many flocking to the low-lying atolls of the Maldives (including our Editor in Chief, Wimintra, who recently visited). Investing…

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