Industry Update
Appointment24 November 2020

Ilkin Ilyaszade

Appointed VP of Operations and Pre-Opening Services
At General Hotel Management Ltd. in Singapore

Ilkin Ilyaszade

The 28-year-old hotel group has moved Ilkin Ilyaszade into place as vice president of operations and pre-opening services, overseeing the development of such up and coming properties as The Chedi Aquarius Koh Chang, Thailand and The Chedi Khorfakkan, United Arab Emirates.

Ilyaszade is a seasoned Asia hand, having opened 10 hotels and resorts across Asia and the Middle East for Banyan Tree and Pan Pacific over the past 15 years.

As resort manager, he led the Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay in Bali - the brand's flagship and largest operation with 700 employees. He spent eleven years with Banyan Tree, in the Maldives, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Singapore.

General Hotel Management Ltd.

Established in 1992, GHM (General Hotel Management Ltd.) is known for conceptualising, developing and operating an exclusive group of hotels and resorts. With an expansive portfolio and more projects in the pipeline, GHM prides itself in providing guests with a distinctive lifestyle experience that is unrivalled.
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Jackson Sim - Group Director of Marketing

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