GM appointments and promotions at Oakwood Asia Pacific

George Sell By George Sell
06 July 2015 | Updated 06 July 2015

Singapore: Oakwood Asia Pacific has announced several general management appointments and promotions across the company.

The five appointed general managers are Lina Abdullah in Oakwood Residence Garden Towers Bangna, Bangkok; Vignesh Mani in Oakwood Residence Sukhumvit Thonglor (Bangkok); Anil Chavan in Oakwood Premier Mumbai, Yong Soon Park in Oakwood Premier Incheon and Young-Chul Shim in Oakwood Premier Coex Center Seoul.

"We are at an exciting time in the story of Oakwood Asia Pacific Ltd," said Dean Schreiber, managing director of Oakwood Asia Pacific. "As we build on our foundations and consolidate for accelerating growth, I am delighted that these individuals, all with years of experience and having achieved significant results in their previous roles, have decided to join us in these new appointments. I look forward to these talents helping to bring Oakwood and its brands to greater heights."
Lina Abdullah, appointed general manager of Oakwood Residence Garden Towers Bangna, Bangkok, joins from Onyx Hospitality Group where she was general manager at the five-star business hotel, Amari Dhaka in Bangladesh. Her 14 years' experience in the hospitality industry included stints in the Marriott group where she spent ten years, and at InterContinental. 
Vignesh Mani, appointed general manager of Oakwood Residence Sukhumvit Thonglor, has returned to Oakwood, where he was previously director of sales and marketing for the two properties in Bangalore. His past experience included working at Marriott.

Anil Chavan has been promoted to the position of associate general manager, Oakwood Premier Mumbai, where he was previously director of sales and marketing. Anil has been with Oakwood Premier Mumbai since November 2009 when he started as associate director of sales, before being promoted to director of sales, then director of sales and marketing.
(Yong Soon) Park has moved from Oakwood Premier Coex Center Seoul to Oakwood Premier Incheon in the same capacity as general manager. YS first joined Oakwood Premier Coex Center Seoul as director of rooms in September 2002, was promoted to executive assistant manager in January 2008, and promoted to general manager in 2009. 

Taking over from YS Park as general manager of Oakwood Premier Coex Centre Seoul is Young-Chul Shim. YC has been in the hospitality industry since 1988, spending many years at Hotel Shilla and the last two years in Mayfield Hotel & Resort, where he opened 57 serviced suites as part of the hotel.
Oakwood Asia Pacific operates a portfolio of 28 Oakwood branded properties in 17 cities across eight countries and territories in Asia, with ongoing developments in strategic locations across the region.

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