The 650-room Sunway Putra Hotel in Kuala Lumpur
has appointed Augustine M. Silva as Senior General Manager and TS Cheah
as Cluster Director of Sales and Marketing.
A Singaporean national, Augustine has more than 25 years of international hospitality management
experience plus robust exposure in Asset and Fund Management.
He has managed hotels in diverse operating
environments like New York, Seoul, Bangkok, Sydney and Singapore.
joining Sunway Putra Hotel, Augustine was Head of Asset Management
and Fund Manager for Ascendas Hospitality Trust in Singapore.
appointment to Sunway Putra Hotel is his first foray into the
Malaysian hospitality industry, where his immediate role is to
lead the market launch of the newly refurbished Sunway Putra Hotel
Augustine reports directly
to Albert Cheong , CEO of Sunway Hotels & Resorts.
new to the team is TS Cheah, taking on the helm of Cluster
Director of Sales & Marketing.
Most recently, TS was the Area Director of Sales and Marketing for Shangri-La Hotels in Tianjin,
Tangshan and Qinhuangdao in China where he successfully led the individual hotel's pre-opening
sales and marketing teams in
driving positive business results within a year of operations.
TS' emphasis now at Sunway Putra Hotel will be
on raising the hotel's business profile and awareness following
its multi-million Ringgit Malaysia refurbishment.
TS will also be spearheading the launch and
opening of the 355-room Sunway Velocity Hotel in Kuala Lumpur in
late 2016. Beyond that, TS will be overseeing sales and marketing
of all other Sunway Hotels & Resorts, aside from the flagship
Sunway Resort City's cluster of hotels.
Based at Sunway Putra
Hotel Kuala Lumpur, TS reports to the Senior General Manager of
the hotel, Augustine M. Silva. He works in close consultation
with Sunway Hotels & Resorts' Group Director of Business
Development, Wilfred Yeo.
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