Oriental Residence Bangkok, the inaugural
property for the newly-announced luxury project managed by Onyx
Hospitality Group, has appointed Kunihiro Iwakiri as its Director
of Sales and Marketing.
In his previous engagement, Mr Iwakiri held the
equivalent sales position at Raffles Hotel Le Royal & Raffles
Grand Hotel d’Angkor in neighbouring Cambodia. In a hospitality
and tourism industry career that spans more than 17 years, he has
held various senior sales roles in numerous international
destinations, including Singapore, Canada and Australia.
Mr Iwakiri first joined the hotel industry as a
Tour Coordinator and was quickly promoted Sales Manager for a
leading hotel in the resort town of Banff in the heart of the
Canadian Rockies. Over the course of a decade, he broadened his
international expertise by moving to Asia in 2001 to join the Four
Seasons Singapore in the role of Sales Manager. He was promoted to
the position, Director of Sales for the Four Seasons Resort
Maldives at Kuda Huraa. Then, he moved to Four Seasons Hotel
Sydney and was in charge of Asia market.
In his new role, Mr Iwakiri will be responsible
for the direction and development of a new sales and marketing
team for the Oriental Residence Bangkok.
The 31-storey building is located on Wireless
Road, a leafy area in the heart of downtown Bangkok celebrated for
its shopping, embassies and the city’s largest public park. The
property will feature 145 residences with personalized service
within a mixed use development that will also house 46 privately
owned condominiums on the upper floors of the building.
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