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Executive Singapore-based Appointments @ KOP Hotels & Resorts

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KOP Hotels & Resorts has recruited five new executives to steer the management of its subsidiaries – Franklyn Hotels & Resorts, Montigo Resorts, Luxury Lifestyle Hotels & Resorts and Aqua Voyage.

Headquartered in Singapore, KOP H&R has a portfolio of boutique properties in Europe and is in the process of developing projects in China, Indonesia and the United States.

The new team will be based in KOP Hotels & Resorts Singapore headquarters. Joining the KOP H&R team are:

Sunshine Wong - Vice President, Operations

Sunshine has over 30 years of hospitality management experience. He was most recently Project Director of Kosmopolito Hotels International. Prior to that, he held several senior management positions with the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) including a consultancy assignment for Crowne Plaza Hong Kong, Hotel Manager at InterContinental Hong Kong, General Manager at the Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts in Singapore, Batam, Sanya and Benoa; and Area Director of Sales and Marketing at IHG for Singapore, Cambodia and Batam. Before joining IHG, Sunshine also held senior positions with Raffles, Millennium & Copthorne and Hyatt. Mr. Wong is a Hotel Administration Graduate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Anton Kilayko - Vice President, Marketing and Brand Development

Anton joins KOP H&R from Dusit International where he was Corporate Brand Director overseeing the concept development and strategic positioning of Dusit Devarana, and dusitD2 hotels and resorts. With over 12 years of experience, he started his career with The Ritz-Carlton where he gained management knowledge in several divisions including Rooms, F&B, Conference Services and Sales and Marketing in Mexico and Singapore. Mr. Kilayko was Director of Public Relations and Marketing Communications at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore before joining Orient-Express as Director of Sales and Marketing of its train and cruise portfolio in Asia. Mr. Kilayko is a graduate of Hotel Management School Les Roches in Switzerland.

Killian Patrick Donoghue - Regional Director, Sales, Asia Pacific

Killian was recently Director of Sales and Marketing of Marriott Thailand’s three properties – the JW Marriott Bangkok, Renaissance Koh Samui and the Courtyard by Marriott, Bangkok. With extensive knowledge in corporate sales, MICE, media, advertising and partnerships, Mr. Donoghue will be responsible for all sales activities in Asia. He began his career as Sales Manager for the Marriott Hotel in Hamburg, Germany. He speaks fluent German and English, and has a basic knowledge of French and Thai.

Stacey Teo - Group Executive Chef

Stacey brings a wealth of culinary experience to KOP H&R from award-winning establishments such as One & Only Royal Mirage, Dubai, The Raffles Hotel Singapore and The Park Hyatt Melbourne. She was most recently Executive Sous Chef at the Grand Hyatt Guangzhou in China. Prior to that, Ms. Teo was also Executive Sous Chef at the 834-room Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong where she ran the culinary operation of seven restaurants and a large banquet facility. She began her career with the Dynasty Hotel (now Marriott) in Singapore. A Grand Diplôme holder from Le Cordon Bleu, she completed her culinary training and education in Paris and Toulouse, France.

Andria Tan - Senior Manager, Procurement

Andria joins KOP H&R from Club Med Asie S.A. where she was Purchasing Manager for Operations and Food & Beverage. Prior to that, she was a professional quantity surveyor for some of Singapore’s leading contractors and consultants such as Davis Langdon & Seah Singapore, Takashimaya Co. Ltd. and Shimizu Corporation. Ms. Tan holds a degree in Building Economics and Quantity Surveying from the Heriot-Watt University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

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