Industry Update
Appointment10 September 2009

Duncan Webb

Appointed Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
At Amari Hotels and Resorts in Bangkok, Thailand

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Peter HenleyPeter Henley, President & CEO of Amari Hotels and Resorts, has announced the promotion of Duncan Webb to Chief Marketing Officer of the group. Duncan Webb has worked for Amari for nearly 20 years and previously held the position of Vice President of Sales & Marketing. In his new role, he will focus on marketing, PR and brand management for Amari. Mr. Henley commented, “Amari is planning to rebrand in the fourth quarter of 2009. Duncan will take on a critical role in communicating the new brand culture to both the trade and the consumer.”

Amari Hotels and Resorts

A force in Thailand’s hospitality industry since 1965, Amari’s network of 11 properties spans the country, from scenic seaside and mountain locations to vibrant urban settings. Amari is a vision of contemporary Asia, a brand brought to life through its Asian flair, modern perspective, desire and a down-to-earth, approachable vibe.
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Christoph Leonhard - General Manager

2 July 2010 — Mr Leonhard, a German national, brings to this role a wealth of experience in hospitality with over 15 years in international hotel companies. He started his hospitality career at The St. Regis Hotel in New York and worked in the USA for 3 years before moving to Thailand.
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Jens Heier - Executive Chef

26 February 2010 — A German national, Mr. Heier joined the resort on 15 February 2010 from St. Regis Hotel Shanghai, where he held the position of Executive Chef which he has successfully been involved in the set up and implementation of the standards and policies for the Culinary Division.
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Suresh Menon - Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Corporate Office

23 February 2010 — Prior to joining Amari, Mr. Menon was Senior Vice President of HR at Atlantis Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. In this role he set up the total human resources function for Atlantis from the pre-opening stage to the grand opening and then to its full operation.
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