A seasoned professional with substantial hospitality experience in Europe and Asia has been appointed general manager of Meliá Chiang Mai.
Spaniard Marc Selinger has taken charge of the 260-key hotel that opened in April last year in the heart of Chiang Mai city in Thailand’s mountainous north.
Marc Selinger has worked for Meliá Hotels International for the past seven years. Before joining Meliá Chiang Mai this month, he was the acting general manager and hotel manager at Meliá Hanoi in Vietnam, and the director of operations at Meliá Yangon in Myanmar.
He started his career in room division and F&B internships at various properties in Spain, Switzerland and the UK from early 2009, before moving to Vietnam in 2012 to become a cruise manager with Paradise Cruises in UNESCO World Heritage site Halong Bay and then operations manager at Blue Ocean Resort in Mui Ne.
Marc Selinger also has a bachelor’s degree from San Pablo CEU University in Madrid, Spain, and a diploma from EHL Hospitality Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland.
“Marc has been with Meliá Hotels International for seven years and has grown with the company to become a general manager due to his strong leadership abilities, his genuine enthusiasm for hospitality, his talent, and his ability to learn quickly,” said Ignacio Martin, Managing Director Asia Pacific at Meliá Hotels International. “Knowing the brand as he does, and with his rich and diverse experience, he is the obvious choice to oversee Meliá Chiang Mai.”
“The first five-star hotel to open since the onset of the global pandemic with an incredible future ahead, Meliá Chiang Mai is the most exciting project I’ve worked on hitherto, with a design that pays homage to Chiang Mai’s charming history and culture, an excellent culinary landscape inspired by Spain’s famed gastronomy, and a collection of outstanding facilities including Chiang Mai’s highest rooftop bar,” Marc Selinger added.