Bangkok-based Absolute Hotel Services has
appointed Rene Balmer as Vice President Operations & Technical
Mr. Balmer has over 26 years of
experience in the hospitality industry. Most recently he served as general manager
- operations of Lebua Hotels and Resorts, The Dome at State Tower
where he looked after the entire F&B operations, engineering
department as well as working on special projects for the hotel
expansions in New Zealand.
Prior to that he was executive chef of the
Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa, leading a team of over 180 chefs
for 10 restaurants including food catering for all Starbucks
operations in Bangkok and increased food and beverage revenue to
be ranked as one of the highest grossing food and beverage revenue
producing hotels in Bangkok.
His other achievements include creating new
concepts and the opening of a new restaurant when he worked at the
Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket as executive chef.
Rene arrived in Thailand in 1997 to join The
Landmark Bangkok as executive chef. Prior to that he worked in
many hotels around the world including China, Egypt, Germany and
“Within the organization Rene will be working
together with our chief operating officer in providing technical
services as well as operations standard and guideline for
pre-opening properties and operating properties for our clients,”
said Jonathan Wigley, CEO of Absolute Hotel Services Co., Ltd.
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