Industry Update
Appointment 3 February 2014

Bill Black

Appointed President
At Montara Hospitality Group in Phuket, Thailand

Bill BlackA highly respected and familiar name in the hospitality industry, Mr. Black has over 30 years of experience in every facet of hotel management and development across Asia Pacific. After having worked for the Regent and Four Seasons chains including the Bangkok property for 18 years, Mr. Black went on to form his own boutique hotel group which subsequently became the Singapore-based SilverNeedle Hospitality Group, where he served as President until his retirement last year. For the last eight years he has been an Executive Director of Montara Hospitality Group.

Montara Hospitality Group

Montara Hospitality Group was established by the Pattamasaevi family, led by reputable former financier Narong Pattamasaevi. Together with our team of experienced Hoteliers and Developers, Montara Hospitality aims to spread, throughout Asia the unique warmth and service-mindedness of the renowned Thai hospitality that has continuously captured the hearts of international guests and visitors from around the world for generations.
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Recent Appointments at Montara

Karim Irrgang - General Manager

13 January 2020 — A luxury hospitality veteran whose international leadership role include ope ning Resident Manager at the ultra-luxe Cheval Blanc LVMH, Randheli, Maldives, and General Manager at Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay, Morocco, the first all-pool-villa resort in Morocco.
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Anthony Lark - Corporate Business Development Director

13 January 2020 — During his successful 15 -year stint as Trisara's General Manager, Mr. Lark has been instrumental in positioning Trisara as one of the top luxury resorts in the world. He led the Trisara team to earn recognitions including Robb Report "Best of the Best", Conde Nast Traveler "Gold List", Gallivanter's Guide "Best Resort Worldwide".
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Max Chin - General Manager

1 June 2015 — Max joins the Montara family-owned hotel group from Mövenpick, Chiang Mai where he was Culinary Director for Mövenpick, Thailand for 3 years. During this period he also provided F&B support during the pre-opening phases of Mövenpick Hotels in China, Singapore and Philippines.
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