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Marriott International Embarks on Global Independent Hotel Expansion

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From the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference in New York, Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) today showcased the industry's most powerful independent hotel platform, focused on offering consumers a range of uniquely local hotel experiences and owners an impactful lever to maximize returns while retaining their hotel's individuality.

Andrew Munt Named Vice President Operations for Pentahotels

Eclat Job Apppentahotels has announced the promotion of Andrew Munt to Vice President Operations. Effective from 1 June 2017, Andrew will be responsible for hotel operations in his new role, leading a dynamic operations team.
Having studied Hotel and Catering Management in Manchester, Andrew Munt joined pentahotels in 2010 and played an integral role in the brand's entry into the UK market as General Manager of pentahotel Reading. Riding on this success, his career moved swiftly on and he was promoted to Regional Director UK three years later, before becoming Head of pentahotels UK in 2016. During this period, he played an active role in the conversion of six new UK properties.
Andrew Munt - Vice President Operations - PentahotelsOn the announcement of his appointment, Andrew Munt said: "Having been a part of the pentahotels group for eight years, I am delighted to have the opportunity to further engage in the strategic management of our global businesses. Customer expectations in the industry are evolving fast, and I am proud to take on the operations mantle for a brand that consistently stands out for its forward-thinking mindset and its ability to cater to these evolving consumer needs."
Today, pentahotels has a total of 27 operating hotels across seven countries over two continents, with more hotels under development across Asia and Europe. As the new Vice President Operations, Andrew will continue drawing on his expertise in hospitality and his intimate understanding of pentahotels' values to bring the brand vision and soul to life on a global level.

Greg Liddell Named General Manager for Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has recently announced the appointment of Greg Liddell as General Manager of the Group's flagship, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. Taking the helm of the 141-year-old Grande Dame, Mr Liddell who has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry is no stranger to the Land of Smiles.

Hilton Launches In-Room Wellness Concept - Five Feet to Fitness