Industry Update
Appointment13 August 2018

Jan Marshall

Appointed General Manager
At Hotel Okura Manila, Philippines

Jan Marshall

Hotel Okura Manila announced today the appointment of Jan Marshall as its General Manager. The new hotel will open in Manila, Philippines, in the first quarter of 2019.

A graduate of the hospitality school of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, he has broad working experience throughout the United States and in Asia, where he spent the last twenty years of his career. His postings include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Manila, Sydney, Bali, Jakarta, Tokyo and Osaka. He served previously as General Manager of Sofitel Tokyo and as Director of Operations for Accor Japan. He also served as General Manager of Hotel Nikko Osaka. He is a Managing Executive Officer of Okura Nikko Hotel Management, having spent more than 15 years with the group.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Jan Marshall (Class of 1983) is a graduate of University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in Las Vegas, Nevada - United States
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Okura Nikko Hotels Management Co., Ltd.

Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Hotel Okura Co., Ltd, operates three hotel groups: Okura Hotels & Resorts, Nikko Hotels International and Hotel JAL City. Founded in October 2015 to consolidate and strengthen its hotel management business, Okura Nikko Hotel Management aims to become the top Japan-based hotel operating company by developing an international portfolio of properties through hotel management contracts.
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