Key Appointments Underline Golden Tulip’s Commitment to Asian Expansion

 

General Manager of the new Golden Tulip Mangosteen Resort and Spa, Claude Baltes

Golden Tulip’s strategic expansion into Thailand has been consolidated with key appointments of two experienced General Managers for the group’s hotels in Pattaya and Phuket.

Golden Tulip Managing Director, South East Asia, Mark van Ogtrop said Australian national George Hazard has been installed as the General Manager of the Golden Tulip Resort Pattaya and the Golden Tulip Erawan Hotel. Both Pattaya properties are undergoing extensive renovations to bring them up to Golden Tulip operating standards.

Mr Hazard has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years and joins Golden Tulip from his previous position as the General Manager of the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya and has extensive experience in South-east Asia.

Mr van Ogtrop has also appointed Luxembourg national Claude Baltes as General Manager of the Golden Tulip Mangosteen Resort and Spa. This property will also be the first resort in Thailand practising ancient Ayurveda spa techniques.

Mr Baltes has more than 15 years experience in the hotel industry in South-east Asia. After stints with Shangri-La and Sheraton, he spent over 13 years with Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts and Six Senses Resorts & Spas in Indonesia and Thailand.

Mr van Ogtrop, said the appointment of Messrs Baltes and Hazard was a key milestone for the group as it expands in Thailand and the region.

"Both George and Claude have a wealth of experience in operating hotels in Asia and they were very important appointments to get right and we have found two very professional General Managers here," he said.

Mr van Ogtrop and his team will manage the Asian expansion of the group from Golden Tulip’s regional headquarters in Bangkok with plans to open more hotels in Thailand and in South-east Asia in the near future.

 
Source = Golden Tulip
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