Marcel N.A. Holman, a Dutch national, has
been appointed as General Manager of The Sukhothai Shanghai.
Mr Holman started his international hospitality
career in Asia Pacific 24 years ago as the Assistant Food &
Beverage Manager in Queenstown, New Zealand followed by several
assignments with InterContinental Hotels Group, Rotana Hotels and
Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts in Australia, China, United Arab
Emirates and Taiwan.
In July 2005, he joined the Shangri-La, Fuzhou as Resident Manager and was responsible for the soft opening period. After a year with the Shangri-La, Fuzhou Mr Holman was
transferred to Shangri-La, Chengdu in a similar capacity for
the pre-opening of the hotel and one year after opening, he took
up his first assignment as General Manager with the China World
Summit Wing, Convention Centre (a Shangri-La Hotel) Beijing in
After two years in Wuhan, Mr Holman was
assigned to the Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Taipei, Taiwan to
execute a USD52 million renovation project.
In 2015, he was instrumental in the
conceptualization, preparations and execution of Shangri-La’s
first external Food & Beverage complex consisting of 3 lifestyle
venues and a ballroom located on the 48th, 49th and 50th floor
which opened in 2016.
In mid-2016, Mr Holman took on
the position as General Manager - Projects for the various
Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts properties in Singapore, Shanghai and
Mr Holman studied International Hotel Management
in The Netherlands and
completed his Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 2014.
Mr. Holman holds a duel role as Vice President
Mainland China for The Sukhothai Hotels & Resorts responsible for
the brand development and expansion of the Sukhothai brand within
The Sukhothai Shanghai, managed by The Sukhothai Hotels & Resorts,
is scheduled to open in December 2017.