Ascott has appointed Mr. Brian Tan as Country
General Manager for Thailand.
Brian will be responsible for
overseeing the operations of Ascott’s 11 operating properties in
Thailand with 7 more under development, and drive the growth of
the company’s serviced residence business in the Kingdom.
Brian has over 22 years of
professional working experience. Prior to his move to Ascott, he
was General Manager, Regional Operations at Frasers Hospitality,
where he was global head of security & crisis management and
oversaw a cluster of properties in southern China. He also
completed General Manager assignments in Wuhan, Suzhou and
Earlier in his hospitality career, Brian held
progressive positions with Fairmont Raffles Hotels International,
including Director of Quality in Singapore and Director of
Operations in China.
In 2014, he was named Hotel
Manager of the Year in the inaugural edition of The China Hotelier
Awards, which featured senior nominations from some of the most
renowned brands in the global hotel industry.
Commenting on his new appointment, Brian said,
“I am honored to be spearheading Ascott’s serviced residence
business in Thailand. It is an exciting market that continues to
grow on the back of sound economic fundamentals and tourism
trends. Amidst the technological disruptions of our
times, an increasingly competitive landscape and the evolving
needs of our guests, we are confident of building a strong team of
associates who will deliver memorable stay experiences for our
guests, bring about sustainable returns to our business partners,
drive innovation, make a positive impact on our communities and
expand the Ascott’s footprint in Thailand.”
Brian was a Singapore Tourism Board
postgraduate scholarship recipient and holds a Master of
Management in Hospitality from Cornell University’s School of
Hotel Administration and a Bachelor of Arts from the National
University of Singapore.
Ascott is the currently the largest
international serviced residence owner-operator in Thailand, with
18 properties and more than 3,100 units (including those under
development) across Bangkok, Pattaya and Sri Racha.
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