Dillip Rajakarier will soon take up the role of group CEO for Minor International, effective 1 January 2020, the Thailand-based hospitality announced.
Promoted from group COO and Minor Hotels CEO, Rajakarier will maintain his current leadership role as Minor Hotels CEO. Founder Bill Heinecke will remain chairman of the board and chairman of the executive management committee.
A seasoned hotelier, Rajakarier has been instrumental to the global expansion drive of Minor International and Minor Hotels throughout the past decade, including the acquisition of Spain's NH Hotels.
Minor Hotels is a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 145 hotels and serviced suites in
operation under the Anantara, AVANI, PER AQUUM, Oaks, Tivoli, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St.
17 January 2020 — Buckley was previously group director of revenue for Dubai-based JA Resorts, during this time she oversaw revenue management for seven properties in Dubai, Seychelles and the Maldives.
Her previous positions include area revenue and distribution manager for Guoman Hotels, area revenue manager for IHG in the UK and director of revenue for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in Thailand.
17 November 2019 — Swiss-Belgian national Serge is no stranger to Asia's City of Angels, having previously worked in food and beverage management roles at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok and COMO Metropolitan Bangkok.
Serge brings with him over twenty years of experience in international five-star luxury hotels across Europe, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.