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Albert Cheong Returns to Malaysia as Group GM of Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa

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Albert Cheong has been appointed as Group General Manager of Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa.

As Group GM, Albert is responsible for the operations of the 1,234-room multi-property hotel development within the integrated Sunway Resort City in Greater Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

He will play a pivotal role in the refreshment of hotel products, services and programmes - including that of food and beverage facilities - to maintain a competitive edge in line with trends shaping the hospitality and travel and tourism industries.

Mandy Chew, CEO of Sunway International Hotels & Resorts, said, We are pleased to have Albert Cheong join the hospitality division. His hands-on and in-depth experience in various areas of hotel management, as well as the diverse types of properties that he has assumed high-level positions in, will certainly place him in good stead as he takes on his role as Group General Manager of one of the largest hotel developments in greater Kuala Lumpur.

Albert has opened as well as managed hotels across Asia.

Prior to joining Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, he worked for the last three years as Area General Manager with The Landmark Lancaster Hotel Group, a company that has hotels in Bangkok and London. He was previously with Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts for close to 30 years, and has held various management positions including being General Manager of the hotel groups properties in Bali, Indonesia; Shenzhen, Wuhan and Beijing in China; Singapore; and Yangon in Myanmar.

Albert attained his professional qualification from the School of Hotel Management, Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA in 1993 following the completion of a General Managers Program as well as Professional Development Programs in Marketing, Finance, Food & Beverage and Human Resources.

He is highly proficient in English as well as spoken and written Bahasa Malaysia. He is also able to converse in Putonghua, Cantonese and Fujian dialects, having spent about a decade in China.

Speaking of his appointment, Albert said, I am honoured and thrilled to be back in Malaysia after an absence of more than 20 years. It is a privilege to be leading the Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa team at this exciting time as we move into Visit Malaysia Year 2014 and Sunway Groups 40th Anniversary this year, apart from gearing towards realising the Hotels vision of Becoming a Destination of Distinction in Asia by 2015. I have a tall order and it is my every intention to share my skills, experience and passion for hospitality with my team.

Albert Cheong, Sunway, KL, Kuala Lumpur, GM, General Manager, Malaysia

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