Industry Update
Appointment29 May 2020

Toby Smith

Named Deputy Chairman
At Swire Hotels in Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR)

Toby Smith

Threemembers of the Swire Hotels Senior Management team are progressing into new roles from 1st June 2020. Brian Williams, Toby Smith, and Dean Winter have all worked with the company for over a decade, each contributing to the launch and growth of EAST Hotels and The House Collective brands.

Toby Smith will replace Brian Williams as Deputy Chairman, whilst Dean Winter will take over from Toby as Managing Director. Following 14 years at Swire Hotels, Brian Williams will take up the role of Senior Advisor to Swire Hotels from his new base in the UK.

Toby joined the Swire group as a Management Trainee in 1991, and has since held positions within the group's shipping and aviation sectors, taking him to far-flung countries across the globe including Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, Australia, Turkey, Sri Lanka, France, Singapore and Hong Kong. As Deputy Chairman, Toby will lead Swire Hotels' growth strategy for both Swire Properties owned developments and Hotel Management Agreements with third party owners.

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Recent Appointments at Swire Hotels

Dean Winter - Managing Director

29 May 2020 — Three members of the Swire Hotels Senior Management team are progressing into new roles from 1st June 2020. Brian Williams, Toby Smith, and Dean Winter have all worked with the company for over a decade, each contributing to the launch and growth of EAST Hotels and The House Collective brands.
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Simon McHendry - General Manager

30 August 2019 — Swire Hotels is pleased to announce that Simon McHendry, former General Manager of EAST, Beijing, has been transferred to The Temple House as the new General Manager, effective July, and will oversee the operations and lead the team in Chengdu.
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Brian Williams - Deputy Chairman

13 September 2017 — Brian Williams, previously the Managing Director of Swire Hotels has taken up the new role of Deputy Chairman, focusing on the growth and development of the group. He is a seasoned hotelier who has worked in the luxury hotel market on four continents over the last thirty years.
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