Outrigger Appoints William Visser as VP Operations, Asia Pacific


William Visser

Darren Edmonstone, Managing Director of Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, Asia Pacific, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr William Visser as Vice President Operations, Asia Pacific. Visser will be based in Outrigger’s Asia Pacific corporate office in Phuket, Thailand. He will be responsible for overseeing and directing all hotel operations of the Group in the Asia Pacific region.

Visser previously held finance and operations positions with the Mandarin Oriental and Peninsula hotel groups.

A native of New Zealand, Visser will help Outrigger expand its portfolio of hotels in Asia Pacific. Outrigger currently has properties open in Phuket and Koh Samui in Thailand, Bali in Indonesia, Fiji, and three in Queensland, Australia. It has confirmed additional projects in Bali, Vietnam and Hainan, China.

Edmonstone said: "Bill will be responsible for providing direction to Outrigger’s operations in Asia Pacific. He will also ensure that financial returns are maximized to owners and that Outrigger’s unique brand of hospitality is enjoyed by our valued guests."

Apart from the Mandarin Oriental and Peninsula groups, Visser also worked for Hyatt International and as a management consultant in London.

Visser is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Source = Outrigger Hotels (Thailand) Ltd.
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