HONG KONG – Marco Polo Hotels has appointed seasoned professional, Mr. Martin Kwan, as Group Director of Purchasing and HR specialist, Ms. Rosemary Tam, as Group Director of Human Resources.
Heralding over 30 years in the hospitality industry, Martin joins Marco Polo Hotels to lead the expanding hotel group's efforts in purchasing and procurement for its two brands, Niccolo and Marco Polo Hotels, to enable cost efficiencies and economies of scale for its 14 properties.
Formerly with Gold Cove Property Development as Owner's Representative of the Crowne Plaza Macau, Martin has held senior roles with Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel and The Westin Resort Macau.
Returning to Marco Polo Hotels corporate office for the second time in his career, Martin is charged with pre-opening procurement for the group's new hotel openings in Chongqing, Hong Kong, Changsha and Suzhou, in addition to streamlining the purchasing procedures for the group's operating hotels in Hong Kong, China and the Philippines.
"We welcome Martin back to the group having acquired new skills and expertise", said Lucinda Chan, Vice President, Finance & Business Development for Marco Polo Hotels. "He will be central in leading the group's third party partner selection strategies".
A graduate of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hotel and Tourism Management, Martin holds a Master's Degree in Logistics and Operations Management from Macquarie University in Sydney.
Previously with the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company, Rosemary joins Marco Polo Hotels to roll out talent acquisition and HR strategies for the successful hospitality group whose upscale deluxe hotel brand, Marco Polo, and upper luxury hotel brand Niccolo, are making significant headway in the region.
Formerly with W Hong Kong and Le Meridien Cyberport as Director of Human Resources, Rosemary is tasked in her new role with performance management goals, associate recruitment, staffing benefits and the deployment of HR strategies in alignment with the group's corporate vision and mission.
"Rosemary has the right experience we are seeking in order to grow the group's HR function", said Juliette Lim, Vice President, Human Resources for Marco Polo Hotels. "She will oversee the group's talent acquisition and retention goals with improved benefits and career paths for our 14 operating hotels and assist with overall talent strategies for our new openings in Chongqing, Hong Kong, Changsha and Suzhou".
A graduate of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hotel and Catering Management, Rosemary holds a Master's Degree in Strategic Human Resources Management from the Hong Kong Baptist University.