Hoteliers On The Move, July 2017

by Mary Gostelow
Hoteliers On The Move, July 2017

Tom Roelens opens Pelli-designed 209-room Kuala Lumpur Four Seasons.


Who is doing what
Pansy Ho, 54, replaces her father, Stanley Ho, 95, as chairman Shun Tak Holdings

Douglas Martell is ceo ONYX (Peter Henley retires)

Rakesh Sarna leaves Taj, in September

Philippe Requin, 54, succumbed to illness 12 June

At Shangri-La, Oliver Bonke to be president/coo, overseeing f&b, sales, marketing, rooms, engineering, security and quality improvement; William Mackay is evp brand standards and strategy. Both report to Shangri-La Asia ceo Lim Beng Chee, who reports to chairman Hui Kuok, Robert Kuok's daughter. Madhu Rao is executive director

Ken Greene is president Americas, Carlson Rezidor

At Mövenpick, Marc Descrozaille is vp ops Middle East Africa and Gerard Hotelier is vp ops Asia

Openings
Thomas Fischer opens 292-room Munich Steigenberger, once Swiss Life's base

Tom Roelens opens Pelli-designed 209-room Kuala Lumpur Four Seasons

Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur

Rainer Schmidhuber opens 94-room Hamburg Sir Nikolai, with Japanese-Peruvian food

Robert Hannigan, opens 217-room Charlotte NC Kimpton Tryon Park

Jason Dorfman opens Stonebridge's 201-room Denver Jacquard, Autograph, named after the textile designer

Werner Anzinger opens wasl's 200-room Dubai Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah Beach, with over-water villas

Lucy Lu opens 174-room Hongqiao Pullman Zhouzhuang

Akis Neocleous opens Saul Faskha's 203-room Panama City W Panama 

Estelle Bichon opens 50-room St-Raphael Hôtel les Roches Rouges

Jeff Cheng ops 350-room Wuhan Fairmont

Lee Kanbur opens 379-room Suzhou W Hotel

W Shanghai - The Bund

Abe Liao opens 154-room Palm Springs CA Kimpton Rowan

Michael Faulkner opens 111-room Shanghai Middle House

Michael Tan opens 362-room Yiwu Shangri-La

Chintan Dadhich opens 250-room Fort Lauderdale Conrad, originally to be Trump 

Salvatore Longo re-opened 64-room Florence Lungarno, after a Michele Bonan new-look

Thomas Guss re-opens 1857-vintage 103-room Warsaw Europejski as Raffles

RAFFLES EUROPEJSKI WARSAW, POLAND

Milan Drager re-positions 180-room Muscat Shangri-La Al Husn as standalone rather than part of Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah.

Other md/gms: Max Zanardi El Jadida Mazagan • Maximilian von Reden Prague Mandarin Oriental • Andy Abrams Jakarta Mandarin Oriental • Andy Chang Sanya Park Hyatt Sunny Bay • Gordon Debus Berlin Hotel de Rome • Douglas Rucker Honolulu Modern • Donald Wong Luang Prabang Amantaka • Jeremy Schaeffer Chicago Westin Northwest • Benjamin Duverge San Francisco Joie de Vivre Marker • Frits Hannenberg Turks & Caicos Shore Club • Axel Bethke Abu Dhabi Anantara Qasr Al Sarab • Guy Bertaud Paris Shangri-La • Brian Tong Beijing Waldorf Astoria • Stefan Noll Arosa Tschuggen Grand • Reginald Archambault Philadelphia Rittenhouse • Sascha Hemmann Auberge's Viti Levu Nanuku • Kelly Hoen Waikiki Outriggers • Winston Chien Shanghai Jumeirah Himalayas • Tom Donovan Newport Beach CA Resort at Pelican Hill • Tom Rutherford Johannesburg Saxon (Graham Kennedy temporarily runs Sabi Sand Singita) • Mark Ancrum Amman St Regis • Mark Huntley Washington DC Fairmont (and rvp eastern USA, FRHI) Washington DC Fairmont (Shane Krige is coo Abaco Bakers Bay) • Edward Roe San Francisco Fairmont Heritage Place Ghiradelli Square • Geneya Sauro Minneapolis Loews • Tristan de La Porte du Theil Dubai Dukes • Torsten Richter Bangkok SO Sofitel • Piotr Kupiec Singapore Sofitel Sentosa • David McDonald Magenta NSW Pullman • Sam Panetta Sydney Harbour Pullman • Alastair McAlpine Lana'i HI Four Seasons Resorts • James Young Doha InterCon The City • Olivier Maumaire Trinidad Hilton • Chris Mueller Orlando Hilton • Pasquale Baiguera Bahrain Mövenpick • Philip Dewar Hong Kong Kowloon Shangri-La • Peter Beckwith London InterCon O2 (and Arora regional) • Alan Ang Kunshan Fairmont Yangcheng Lake • Alain Negueloua St Helena CA Las Alcobas, Luxury Collection.

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