Oakwood Asia Pacific has appointed Lina Abdullah as Regional General Manager, adding to her current role as General Manager of Oakwood Hotel & Residence Sri Racha in Chonburi, Thailand. Lina began her hospitality career with an eight-year tenure at Marriott properties in Malaysia and the United Kingdom.
While in the United Kingdom, she joined Thistle City Barbican in London as Hotel Manager before being promoted to Acting General Manager. Lina accepted her first General Manager role at Holiday Inn Northampton West in England before venturing to the Middle East to open the Holiday Villa in Bahrain in the same capacity.
Prior to Oakwood, Lina worked at Onyx Hospitality Group where she was the General Manager responsible for opening the Amari Dhaka in Bangladesh in 2014. Lina began her Oakwood journey in March 2015. Tasked to manage the former Oakwood Residence Garden Towers Bangna, Bangkok, her remit included the Bangna Convention Center and Food Camp by Oakwood. Lina went on to open Oakwood Hotel & Residence Sri Racha in 2017.
In her dual capacity, Lina will oversee a cluster of six operating properties in Thailand as well as pre-opening projects in Cambodia and Myanmar while maintaining the growth of Oakwood’s portfolio in these countries.