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New Senior Management Team @ Rendezvous Hospitality Group

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Rendezvous Hospitality Group (RHG) has put together a new senior management team which will support the recently appointed CEO, Mr Iqbal Jumabhoy in implementing the new corporate direction of the Hotel Group.

RHG has plans to become a leading regional player in the business hotel segment, with expansion to over 12,000 rooms in the Asia Pacific region by 2020 and over Sin$190 million (A$147 million) to be invested. The senior management team, which will be based at corporate headquarters in Singapore by early 2010, will be responsible for driving the growth plans of RHG and restructuring the organisations current assets.

I am thrilled with the senior team we have appointed to lead RHG. All are highly qualified industry leaders, with years of experience in a range of organisations and countries. We are confident that this vast pool of talent will be able to lead RHG successfully into this new chapter, said Mr Jumabhoy.

The new RHG Senior Management team consists of:

Iqbal Jumabhoy as CEO: Appointed in March 2009, Mr Jumabhoy has experience in a number of industries, including banking, hospitality, real estate and corporate management. He has served on listed company boards internationally and was most recently Executive Vice President/Group Chief Financial Officer at The East Asiatic Company (EAC), a Danish listed corporation with operations in Asia and South America. He was responsible for finance, information systems, investor relations, restructuring and strategy. Mr Jumabhoy was named best CFO in Denmark in 2003 and 2005 by investors and analysts.

Previously, Mr Jumabhoy was Executive Director and COO of Scotts Holdings Ltd. (now called the Ascott Group Ltd.), a Singapore listed property development and management group, which is now one of the worlds largest serviced apartment owners and operators.

Sean Flynn as Executive Vice President of Operations: Mr Flynn will oversee the operations of all hotels in the group as well as pre-opening, operational training, and purchasing activities. Mr Flynn is a 27 year hospitality veteran, having held senior positions in the hotel, serviced apartment and restaurant franchise industries in Asia, Canada, the USA, and the Caribbean.

Eddy Tan as Chief Financial Officer: Mr Tan joined RHG in September 2009 and is responsible for the finance, tax, and treasury functions of the group. Mr Tan has more than 25 years of financial management experience and has worked in the information technology and telecommunications industries in both Singapore and the United States.

Woolsey McKernon as Senior Vice President of Property: Mr McKernon will be responsible for managing all real estate-related projects within RHG, including owned, leased and managed properties, ensuring that the brand and operational requirements are translated into the physical product. Mr McKernon will use his 20 years of experience in the real estate development and construction industries to spearhead a large capital works program envisioned for RHGs existing portfolio.

Michael Meade as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing: Coming from a similar role with the former RHI for the past 2 years, Mr Meade will be responsible for driving brand development, sales, distribution and promotion for the Group. An industry veteran, Mr Meade has held a number of senior positions with major hospitality brands, including the InterContinental Hotels Group, ITT Sheraton, SPHC and All Seasons Hotels and has lived and worked in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Malaysia and China.

Patrick Sheehan as Senior Vice President of Human Resources: Mr Sheehan will oversee the selection and development of the groups people, innovative learning and talent management strategies as well as the growth of RHGs dynamic corporate culture. Mr Sheehan brings more than 25 years experience in human resource management across several industries to the role, including hospitality, professional services, retail and wholesale and has worked in India, Saudi Arabia, China, Fiji and Australia.

Tim Etheridge as Senior Vice President Information Technology: Mr Etheridge will oversee the full spectrum of information services delivery across the group, including data centres, application vendors and distribution technologies. Mr Etheridge has over 17 years in information systems consulting and management and extensive experience in web technologies and online hotel distribution in Australia.

Sudarshan Dhuru as Regional Finance Controller: Mr Dhuru will oversee controlling, consolidation, management reporting, planning and tax structuring for RHG. Mr Dhuru has 28 years in finance and has held senior positions in the manufacturing, IT and real estate industries across Asia and Europe.

Peter Tung as Vice President Pre-Opening: Mr Tung has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has held senior appointments with international 5-star hotels and serviced apartments in China, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Mr Tung will be responsible for the pre-opening operations of all the Groups new hotels.

Geoffrey Johnstone as Regional Vice President of Operations, Australia and New Zealand: Mr Johnstone will oversee the operations of all hotels in the region while maintaining his role as General Manager of Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne. A 20 year veteran in hospitality, Mr Johnstone held senior marketing and management positions with Starwood Hotel and Resorts, Le Meridien Moscow Country Cub and Le Meridien at Rialto Melbourne.

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