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Shangri-la Tanjun Aru announces the appointment of new General Manager

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, introduces Mr. Conor Hadlington as our newly appointed General Manager. With an illustrious career spanning the globe, encompassing the opulence of Asia, the allure of the Middle East, and the sophistication of the United States, Mr. Hadlington brings a wealth of international experience and a profound understanding of the unique demands inherent to luxury hotel brand management across diverse cultures.

Conor Hadlington

Wael Soueid appointed General Manager at Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort in Faro

Wael Soueid, also a French national, joins Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort in Portugal from Anantara Tozeur Sahara Resort in Tunisia, where he was credited with creating innovative guest experiences such as the Berber Nights experiences and horse riding as well as introducing a Green Zone, offering guests a chance to immerse themselves in the desert landscape and culture.

Wael Soueid

Cris Tarrant appointed co-chair of the Sustainable Hotel Alliance’s communications and PR committee

Dr Cris Tarrant, BVA BDRC chairman, has been appointed co-chair of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance’s Communications and PR Committee alongside Dimitris Manikis, President EMEA at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance has a purpose to accelerate the path to net positive hospitality and it is supported by around 50 member organisations, including nearly all the leading hotel groups in the world.

Cris Tarrant

Lotte Hotel Seattle welcomes three new hospitality veterans to culinary team

Lotte Hotel Seattle, today announced the appointment of three respected culinary leaders to the food and beverage team. Jesse Olsen has been appointed Executive Chef, Antonio Giovanni Artale has joined as Director of Food and Beverage, and Jon Park has joined as Lead Bartender. The trio of seasoned professionals will lead the signature dining venue, Charlotte Restaurant & Lounge, along with social and group event catering at Lotte Seattle, voted the #1 Luxury Hotel in Seattle by Travel + Leisure’s 2023 World’s Best Awards.

Jesse Olsen
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