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Mice Asia Net : July 2009
people RICHARD RHEINDORD COUNTRY MANAGER, CHINA PACIFIC WORLD Hotel, Bangkok, and then went on to become general manager of St. James Hotel, an Amari Associate Hotel. KURT WACHTVEITL SPECIAL ADVISOR MANDARIN ORIENTAL HOTEL GROUP Pacific World is delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Rheindorf who has been appointed country manager for China for Pacific World, based out of its Beijing office. Mr Rheindorf joins Pacific World from the German Convention Bureau in the USA where he held the position of regional director for the USA and Canada markets for the past six years. He brings with him 15 years of experience within the tourism, meetings and incentive industry, and holds a degree in Tourism and Hotel Management as well as an MBA. CHANOK CHAISIRI DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING ANANTARA BAAN RAJPRASONG, BANGKOK Chanok Chaisiri has been appointed director of sales and marketing of the new Anantara Baan Rajprasong Serviced Suites in Bangkok which opened in May 2009. Mr Chaisiri will drive the sales and operation effort for this exciting new property of the prestigious Anantara Brand. The experience Chanok brings to Anantara comes from two decades in hospitality sales and marketing working for a wide range of companies including Accor and the Dusit Group across Thailand and in Myanmar. Prior to joining Anantara, Khun Chanok was director of sales & marketing for HotelCorp, based in Bangkok, and prior to that was the director of business development, South East Asia, for Delivering Asia. SUPHOT PRAKITJANURUK GENERAL MANAGER AMARI DON MUANG AIRPORT HOTEL Suphot Prakitjanuruk has been appointed general manager of Amari Don Muang Airport Hotel, Bangkok. Mr Prakitjanuruk is a Thai national and a graduate in economics, and also holds certification in yield management from The Hague. He has amassed over 20 years of experience within the hospitality industry. In 1992 he joined Amari Hotels and Resorts as front office manager at Amari Boulevard 56 miceAsia.net Subsequent to the recent announcement of Kurt Wachtveitl’s retirement after 41 years as general manager of the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is pleased to confirm that Mr Wachtveitl will remain with the group in the capacity of special adviser. Throughout his career Mr Wachtveitl has been a pioneer in the hotel industry and has played a significant role in the global recognition of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. MICHELE MA DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SHANGRI-LA’S TANJUNG ARU RESORT & SPA Michele Ma has been appointed dir business development at Shangri-La’s T Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu. news, Hosub Shin has been appointed of business development (Korea), and de la Harpe has been ap communications manager. Ms Ma experienced hotelier with 11 y experience in the hospitality i SATHIT MANSUWAN GENERAL MANAGER ANANTARA BAAN RAJPRASONG, BANGKOK Sathit Mansuwan has been appointed manager of the Anantara Baan Raj Serviced Suites in Bangkok. He co Bangkok from the Anantara Koh Samui & Spa where he has been working manager since January 2008. Khun Suthit has 18 years of experience in the hotel industry in Thailand and Vietnam. He has worked his way up through the ranks at a range of hotels including the Marriott Resort & Spa properties in Bangkok and Pattaya and the Harbour View Hotel in Hai Phong, Vietnam. He joined Anantara in 2006 working initially in Hua Hin before moving to Koh Samui. ROSHAN MENDIS PRESIDENT ZUJI Roshan Mendis has been appointed President of ZUJI and regional vice president of Travelocity Asia Pacific. He is responsible for leading the business focus, development and future growth strategies for all Travelocity brands in Asia Pacific including Travelocity, ZUJI and Nextour. Mr Mendis has been a key member of ZUJI’s executive team for the past three years, based in ZUJI’s Singapore headquarters, and has more than 10 years’ experience with Travelocity and Sabre. KRIS LIM ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR – STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE CENTRE PATA Kris Lim has joined PATA as associate director - Strategic Intelligence Centre. He joins PATA from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines was assistant and Statistics based at PATA’s graduate of Edith n Australia. FREDERICK VAN RAVESTEYN GENERAL MANAGER SWISS-BELHOTEL GOLDEN SAND RESORT & SPA Frederick van Ravesteyn has been appointed general manager of the Swiss-Belhotel Golden Sand Resort & Spa, Hoi An. He has been an international professional hotelier for more than 20 years, speaks five European languages, and has covered three continents and more than 10 countries in his working life. As an acknowledged and recognized expert he has contributed with his experience to hotel and resort development including the opening and management of 10 prestigious hotels in Europe, Thailand, Burma, Malaysia, Philippines, China and Australia.