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New Appointment in Santiburi Dusit Resort

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Chief Operating Officer of Hotels & Resorts, Mr. Khampi Suwanarat, recently announced the appointment of Mr. BMalcolm McKenzie-Vass as the new General Manager of Santiburi Dusit Resort, Koh Samui.

Malcolm who is a native of Ireland is no stranger to Thailand having worked for a number of years earlier in his career as Director of Marketing & Sales with The Regent Bangkok. He has had extensive experience in Asian & International hospitality, having worked in Korea, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Indonesia, China, New Zealand and Turkey.

Most recently Malcolm was Group General Manager of Killarney Hotels Ltd. a group of luxury hotels in his native country Ireland. He has previously been General Manager at Chongqing Marriott Hotel, Chongqing, China, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton Bali, Indonesia and General Manager, Hanoi Daewoo Hotel in Vietnam.

Born in Ireland, he graduated from the University of Stockholm (Economics and Business Administration). A native speaker of English and French, he is well versed in a number of European languages.

He began his career as a Management Trainee in Ireland after which he spent several years with Hilton International in Europe. In earlier years Malcolm distinguished himself in a brilliant career in sales and marketing before finally accepting his first general management role in opening the luxurious Hanoi Daewoo Hotel in 1996.

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