Appointed EVP for Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa
At Preferred Hotels & Resorts in Chicago - IL, USA
In his new capacity, Ross will drive the company’s existing development efforts in key cities
throughout the region, working closely with a team of Regional Directors. He is also
committed to identifying unique, innovative solutions to help Preferred Hotel Group generate
greater revenue and increased market share for its member hotels.
Ross brings more than 25 years of international hospitality experience to his new
responsibilities with Preferred Hotel Group. Most recently, Ross served as vice president of
operations for Marco Polo Hotels, where he was helping to develop a new luxury hotel brand.
Prior to Marco Polo Hotels, Ross was area general manager for Swire Hotels’ operations in
Beijing, responsible for the openings of The Opposite House and East Beijing, both members
of Preferred Hotel Group. Ross also spent seven years working for Pan Pacific in Australia,
Malaysia, and Singapore, as well as for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in Hong Kong and
Monaco. His extensive experience also encompassed the management of independent hotels,
including renovating, re-branding and re-launching The Sentosa Resort and Spa in Singapore,
a project which was followed by the development of Azur, a member of Preferred Boutique in
Queenstown New Zealand, in collaboration with a business partner.