GHM has appointed Tommy Lai as CEO.
The Singapore national will assume some
responsibilities currently managed by GHM co-founder and president
Hans R. Jenni, but the primary motivation for Lai’s appointment is
to spearhead the development opportunities and to drive GHM’s
overall growth ambitions.
Lai joins GHM after six years
with the Thailand-based Onyx Hospitality Group, where he helmed
their North Asia operation from Hong Kong.
“We’re on the verge of some significant new
developments, which we’ll be announcing in the coming months,”
said Jenni. “Tommy’s appointment is both timely and strategic. His
experience and knowledge, especially with regard to the North Asia markets and our widening ambitions across the region, align nicely
with our plans.”
hotels are currently located in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
The Middle East is an upcoming area of growth with the opening of
Al Bait in Sharjah and news on soon-to-announce projects. The
company’s interests in China are deepening with the development
and introduction of hotels under a new flag – Ahn Luh Resorts and
Residences. The nascent hotel group has already opened three new
properties in Shanghai, Hangzhou and Shaoxing, is planning a debut
in Jiangsu next year and two more properties in Hubei and
Guangdong in 2021. GHM’s involvement in Tin Hotels is yet another
platform for the acceleration of the group’s development pipeline.