Raffles Hotels & Resorts has made the following
two key General Manager appointments in Asia: Richard Schestak
moves from Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh, to oversee the
opening of Raffles Jakarta from 1 August 2013, while Schestakís
position as General Manager in Phnom Penh will be filled by Pieter
van der Hoeven, with immediate effect.
Pieter van der Hoeven joins Raffles in Phnom
Penh from Outrigger Asia Pacific, where he was Vice President,
Sales & Marketing, Asia Pacific. Before that he was an Area
General Manager with Six Senses Resorts and Spas overseeing Evason and Six Senses Spas, Hua Hin, Evason Hideaway & Earth Spa by Six
Senses and Evason Hideaway, Vietnam. Pieter has also held
progressive positions with the Peninsula group of hotels in
Bangkok and Hong Kong as well as Hyatt Hotels in Australia.
takes on the mantle from Richard Schestak who, after three very
successful years in Phnom Penh, moves on to take up the role of
General Manager of Raffles Jakarta, scheduled to be unveiled in
Over the past 21 years, Austrian national
Richard has gained a wealth of international experience across the
globe. Before becoming General Manager of Raffles Hotel Le Royal
Phnom Penh, he held key roles including Director of Operations for Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi, as well as Regional Director of
Food & Beverage for the Middle East and Director of Food &
Beverage, Fairmont Dubai. With an extensive background in
operations, particularly in Food & Beverage, he has also held senior positions in Michelin-starred restaurants, various
award-winning spa and golf resorts in Europe and luxury cruise lines.
As General Manager, Richard Schestak will oversee the
opening of the hotel in the heart of Jakartaís central business
district, set in Ciputra World Jakarta, a prestigious new
development with luxury boutiques, office buildings and an art
museum. Raffles Jakarta will feature 173
rooms and suites, as well as an exciting array of restaurants and
bars, and a large spa.
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