Tue, 22 Aug 2017

The Sukhothai Shanghai Appoints Marcel Holman as General Manager

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.

Marcel N.A. Holman. Click to enlarge.

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 2008.

After two years in Wuhan, Mr Holman was assigned to the Shangri-Las 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-Las 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 Jakarta.

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 Mainland China.

The Sukhothai Shanghai, managed by The Sukhothai Hotels & Resorts, is scheduled to open in December 2017.

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