Industry Update
Appointment 5 February 2020

Anselm Cuypers

Appointed Corporate Director Of Food & Beverage
At Louis T Collection in Thailand

Anselm Cuypers

In this new role, Cuypers will focus on expanding sustainability initiatives at the restaurants and bars at Louis T Collection's properties in Thailand, Taiwan, and Australia.

Examples of the group's next steps include forbidding suppliers to deliver produce in single-use plastics, reducing overall food wastage by coming up with creative solutions to use food that may otherwise be disposed of, and implementing procedures for energy and water savings in the kitchens. At Quay Perth they're starting a program to donate excess food to a local food bank.

The Belgium national brings a wealth of experience from around Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Cuypers' most recent role was with Accor Thailand in 2019, where he was director of food & beverage for Novotel Hua Hin and Novotel Surin Beach and was in charge of their 18 dining outlets. He held the same role at H Hotel Dubai from 2017 - 2018 where he managed operations of the property's award winning restaurants.

He also lived and worked in Dubai's neighbor to the west, Southern Sun Hotel Abu Dhabi, where he was assistant director of food and beverage for a year. Cuypers has held the positions of outlet manager, restaurant manager, and bar manager since he began his career over 15 years ago.

Quay Perth operates a popular rooftop bar & restaurant called HQ that will become the group's signature venue under his direction.

Recent Appointments at Louis T Collection

Shane Lee - Hotel Manager

8 January 2020 — Shane Lee is stepping into her second senior management role as she joins Louis T Collection to lead the hospitality and building solution group's first Taiwan property.Shane joins the team this month in preparation for the March opening of CESVI, a 28 room boutique hotel made entirely of shipping containers in Taiwan's thriving port city of Kaohsiung.
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Tony Keane - General Manager

4 October 2019 — One of Western Australia's newest boutique hotels, Quay Perth, has a new general manager. Tony Keane joins the hotel's management company, Louis T Collection, this month. He steps into the role with an eye on developing the brand's profile and leading the group's first Australian property.
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Derek Walsh - director of F&B

21 May 2019 — The soon-to-open Quay Perth hotel, on the vibrant Elizabeth Quay, is already firing things up in the kitchen with the appointment of director of F&B, Derek Walsh. Walsh began his career at a local pub in his native Ireland.
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