Torsten Pinter has been appointed as General
Manager of the Swissôtel Nai Lert Park, Bangkok and Jackson Wong
has been appointed as the General Manager of the Swissôtel Foshan,
Prior to his Bangkok appointment,
was General Manager at Swissôtel Foshan which opened in May 2008.
With a career that spans 10
countries in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, the German
national first joined Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts in 2001 as part
of the pre-opening team of Swissôtel Berlin, Germany. He then
assumed the position of Director of Food & Beverage and
subsequently, Executive Assistant Manager at Swissôtel Beijing
Hong Kong Macau Centre.
Torsten’s earlier career experience
includes stints at the Hotel Balmoral, Scotland, The Savoy in
London, and with various international hospitality chains
including Four Seasons, Sheraton, Le Meridien and Westin.
The 338-room award-winning Swissôtel Nai Lert Park sits nestled
amidst a luxuriant sprawling 7-rai (2.8 acres) garden estate in
the heart of Bangkok’s central business and diplomatic district
just minutes away from the Skytrain station.
Taking over the reigns from Torsten at Swissôtel Foshan will be
Jackson Wong who comes to the property from The Garden Hotel,
Guangzhou where he held the position of Assistant General Manager.
Prior to this, he was General Manager Sales & Marketing at LNH
Hospitality in Guangzhou.
A Canadian national, Jackson has
worked in several countries including Hong Kong, Canada, Australia
and China. He began his career in 1982 at Holiday Inn Golden Mile,
Hong Kong and has since, accumulated a wealth of experience in
hospitality as well as sales and marketing.
Around 20 years of his
28-year career have been in executive positions in five star
deluxe properties. His recent tenures have been senior management
positions with Mirage Hotel in Urumqi, Xinjiang, the
Intercontinental in Shenyang and Beijing Marriot Hotel West.
The 234-room Swissôtel Foshan is one of four Swissôtel Hotels
& Resorts’ properties in China. It joins Swissôtel Beijing Hong
Kong Macau Centre which was Swissôtel’s first
property in China, Swissôtel Kunshan and Swissôtel Grand Shanghai,
which also opened in 2008.
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