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Frank Sorgiovanni appointed VP of Development at SH Hotels & Resorts

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SH Hotels & Resorts, the sustainable hotel brand management company that operates 1 Hotels, Baccarat Hotels, and Treehouse Hotels, is pleased to announce Frank Sorgiovanni’s appointment as Vice President of Development (Asia Pacific).

With notable expertise in brand positioning and extensive experience across key markets in the region, Sorgiovanni is poised to spearhead new business opportunities in the Asia Pacific region across each of the company’s esteemed hotel brands. He will pursue new development opportunities, offering expert guidance as SH Hotels & Resorts actively expands its presence throughout the region.

In joining the SH Hotels & Resorts global development team, led by Senior Vice President of Development, Abhay Bakaya, Sorgiovanni brings a distinguished background in the hospitality industry, honed through years of leadership as Head of Development Asia Pacific at Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. With a proven track record in strategic advisory and research at JLL, a leading professional services firm specializing in real estate and investment management, Sorgiovanni has demonstrated his adeptness at navigating complex negotiations and forging strategic partnerships.

“SH Hotels & Resorts is renowned for its innovative and visionary approach to hospitality,” said Sorgiovanni. “I look forward to developing strategic initiatives that not only elevate our presence across the Asia Pacific region but also expand the company’s mission of redefining sustainable luxury hospitality.”

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“Frank’s expertise and passion for the industry will be a major asset to the team,” said Raul Leal, Chief Executive Officer at SH Hotels & Resorts. “His strategic vision and dedication to excellence align with our mission of creating unparalleled experiences worldwide. We’re thrilled to welcome him aboard as we continue to push boundaries and set new standards in the hospitality industry.”

“SH Hotels & Resorts is currently in an exciting phase of global expansion.  We foresee so many opportunities for our dynamic brands and we are confident that Frank will make a big contribution to that growth in the Asia Pacific region,” said Abhay Bakaya, Senior Vice President of Development at SH Hotels & Resorts.

As the Vice President of Development, Sorgiovanni will source and execute deals in the Asia Pacific region to drive the company’s growth. He will play a pivotal role in evaluating potential opportunities and negotiating management and branded residential contracts.

SH Hotels & Resorts is rapidly expanding its presence in Asia Pacific. The company launched 1 Hotel Haitang Bay (Sanya) in 2020 and in early 2025 will open 1 Hotels & Homes Melbourne, a breathtaking waterfront sanctuary situated on the Yarra River. Additionally, Treehouse Hotels will open Treehouse Adelaide in 2027, which combines the spirit of Australia’s lively coastal city with the brand’s whimsical ethos.

Tags: Asia Pacific, SH Hotels & Resorts, VP of Development

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