Christian R. Baudat
Appointed General Manager
At Oakwood Suites Yokohama, Japan
Christian R. Baudat has been appointed General Manager of the newly opened Oakwood Suites Yokohama, in addition to his role as Director of Operations for Japan and South Korea.
Christian joins Oakwood from Rotana Hotels in Abu Dhabi, where he served as Area Vice President in-charge of sixteen properties in Abu Dhabi, Ai Ain, Oman and Morocco.
A Swiss national, Christian has more than 30 years of hospitality industry experience and has worked in the Middle East, Singapore, Europe and Japan.
With a hospitality career that commenced as Food & Beverage Management Trainee with Hilton Tokyo in 1985, Christian has managed properties under the Hilton brand in Tokyo, Nagoya, Otaru and Fukuoka.
Christian has made significant contributions to the Japanese hospitality industry and was the General Manager responsible for establishing the iconic Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk as one of Japan's leading venues for MICE business and wedding in 2010.
In 2015, Christian executed ground-breaking commercial strategies during the pre-conversion of Hilton Tokyo Odaiba, resulting in the hotel's top market share position within two months of operation.