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General Manager Appointments at Swiss˘tel Hotels in Bangkok and Guangdong

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Torsten Pinter has been appointed as General Manager of the Swiss˘tel Nai Lert Park, Bangkok and Jackson Wong has been appointed as the General Manager of the Swiss˘tel Foshan, Guangdong.

Prior to his Bangkok appointment, Torsten Pinter was General Manager at Swiss˘tel 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 Swiss˘tel Hotels & Resorts in 2001 as part of the pre-opening team of Swiss˘tel Berlin, Germany. He then assumed the position of Director of Food & Beverage and subsequently, Executive Assistant Manager at Swiss˘tel Beijing Hong Kong Macau Centre.

Torstenĺs 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 Swiss˘tel Nai Lert Park sits nestled amidst a luxuriant sprawling 7-rai (2.8 acres) garden estate in the heart of Bangkokĺs central business and diplomatic district just minutes away from the Skytrain station.

 Taking over the reigns from Torsten at Swiss˘tel 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 Swiss˘tel Foshan is one of four Swiss˘tel Hotels & Resortsĺ properties in China. It joins Swiss˘tel Beijing Hong Kong Macau Centre which was Swiss˘telĺs first property in China, Swiss˘tel Kunshan and Swiss˘tel Grand Shanghai, which also opened in 2008.

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