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Olivier Lenoir new general manager of Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur 

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Mon, 11/23/2020 - 09:40

Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur introducing Olivier Lenoir as the brand new general manager of the property.

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur introduce Olivier Lenoir as the brand new general manager of the property who will be overseeing property operations in his role. It is an esteemed remark from our end as Olivier will be noted as only the second General Manager to grace Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur with his presence since its inception.

The Swiss native carries an extraordinary experience as a hotelier since the beginning of his career 23 years ago with two decades of it dedicated to Hyatt Hotels Corporation. A true Hyatt veteran, Olivier’s transcendent performance in leadership in various properties is a testament to his momentous career progression from his previous postings at Grand Hyatt Singapore, Grand Hyatt Jakarta, Grand Hyatt Taipei and Grand Hyatt Shenzhen. He was most recently posted as the general manager of Andaz Singapore, spearheading the successful opening of the property in 2017, prior to joining Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur.

A great deal of enthusiasm and vibrant perspective is what Olivier is known for, in addition to his impeccable years of experience. Graduated as a hospitality major from Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, Olivier has been realizing his ambition to travel the world since he paved his career path from Switzerland to significant regions of Asia. Jovial as he is and in spite of his fluency in French, English and Spanish, experiencing foreign destinations as a local is also part of Olivier’s flair, like familiarizing with local accents and languages in particular.

Olivier shared, “It is like my homecoming. My homecoming to the Grand Hyatt brand that practically led my professional journey to where I am today since I began my career with Hyatt. Kuala Lumpur is an inspiring destination as it is—the culture, the diversity, the vibrancy, and it is an honour for me to be leading the hotel operations here. Although it is not my first time being in this beautiful city, living here is. Some might be nervous about adapting to a whole new environment, but for me, my excitement overshadows my doubts. I am looking forward to work with a new Hyatt family in Kuala Lumpur to cultivate the purpose of Hyatt, the vision of Grand Hyatt and in essence, the authentic Malaysian hospitality."

Joining him in his new future in Kuala Lumpur are his doting wife and two beautiful children, ready to explore and make best of what the city and people have to offer. Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur is all set to welcome Olivier Lenoir as the new general manager for the abundant team spirit and passion for success that we all look forward to.


Theodore Koumelis

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Theodore is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of TravelDailyNews Media Network; his responsibilities include business development and planning for TravelDailyNews long-term opportunities.