Sunway Hotels & Resorts, the hospitality division of Malaysian-based property-construction conglomerate Sunway Group, has announced the recent appointments of Robert Menzies as General Manager of Sunway Hotel Phnom Penh in Cambodia and Prakash Kumaran as General Manager of Sunway Hotel Georgetown and Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya in Penang, Malaysia.
Robert Menzies joins Sunway Hotel Phnom Penh in Cambodia from his most recent role as General Manager of Swiss-Bel Resort’s Tuyen Lam Dalat in Vietnam. Robert has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to that, the Malaysian national was the General Manager of Kuala Lumpur’s Ramada Plaza Wyndham, Qlio Damansara and Palace of the Golden Horses. Robert also served in various rooms’ division management positions with The Danna in Langkawi, Le Meridien Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Raffles Grand D’Angkor in Siem Reap as well as Equatorial Hotel and Omni Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Prakash Kumaran also brings over 25 years of hospitality experience to Sunway Hotels & Resorts. The Malaysian national joins as General Manager of Sunway Hotel Georgetown and Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya in Penang, Malaysia from his most recent role as the Cluster Pre-Opening General Manager for the 1,001-room NH Haikou Meilan International Hotel and the 334-room NH Sanya Phoenix International Hotel in Sanya, China; a joint venture project between NH Hotels together with the Hainan-based HNA Group’s subsidiary company, HNA Hospitality. Prakash also served as General Manager in a number of Tangla Hotels & Resorts and HNA Hotels & Resorts properties in China. Before China, Prakash held various rooms division management roles with numerous global hotel brands in Malaysia, Singapore and the United States.
“We are delighted to welcome Robert and Prakash to the Group. They both have a wealth of industry experience and invaluable insights to drive the implementations of key strategic priorities to further strengthen the Sunway Hotels & Resorts’ brand reach.” said Albert Cheong, CEO & Group General Manager of Sunway Hotels & Resorts.