Marina Bay Sands has appointed Tony Cousens as vice
president of its hotel operations in Singapore. This follows the recent
appointment of Nigel Roberts as president of the premier integrated
entertainment destination, and is part of the company’s current plan to
recruit senior operations management staff.
Mr. Cousens will be responsible for the 2600-room-and-suite hotel, a
hotel team of approximately 2,000 employees, and will oversee the
successful launch and smooth running of the hotel operations.
With over 30 years of experience in the luxury
hospitality industry, Mr. Cousens has spent a significant part of
his career in the Asia Pacific region, helping major hospitality
brands build and manage their presence in this part of the world.
Prior to joining Marina Bay Sands, Mr. Cousens was the
senior vice president at Jumeirah, the Dubai-based luxury
international hospitality management group, leading its Asia
Pacific brand development and operations.
Amongst the hotels he
has managed, Mr. Cousens’ recent portfolio includes The Marina
Mandarin Hotel in Singapore and Le Royal Meridien King Edward
Hotel in Toronto, Canada.
Welcoming him to the
team, Mr. Nigel Roberts, President, Marina Bay Sands, said, “As we
ramp up towards our opening day, we are extremely pleased to have
Tony on board to lead us in this critical aspect of our property.
His invaluable experience in the luxury hospitality line will
contribute significantly to ensuring Marina Bay Sands achieves the
gold standard of world-class service that Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s
integrated resorts are well known for.”
Sands’ three soaring hotel towers will house approximately 2,600
luxury rooms and suites, offering trendy restaurants, bars and
Capping the towers will be a breathtaking
one-hectare rooftop Sky Park offering expansive 360-degree views
of Singapore’s skyline. The integrated resort also boasts large
and flexible convention and exhibition facilities for up to 45,000
guests, an iconic ArtScience Museum, state-of-the-art theatres,
entertainment and a good spread of shopping and dining outlets.
Mr. Cousens said,
“It is indeed a once in a lifetime opportunity to join the team at
Marina Bay Sands at this exciting time of development. Given
Marina Bay Sands’ goal of helping Singapore become one of the best
destinations globally, and its commitment to service excellence, I
am confident that we will deliver a unique experience to our
Mr. Cousens, who holds dual British and
Canadian nationality, is a permanent resident of Singapore and
lives with his Chinese wife Germaine and 5-year-old son Zachary.
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