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Minor Hotels appoints Paul Stocker as Vice President of Operations for Southeast Asia

Paul Stocker steps into his new role with a mandate to help take Minor Hotels to the next phase of growth by driving operational excellence, and overseeing commercial processes across the group’s portfolio in Southeast Asia; including Anantara.

BANGKOK – Paul Stocker has been announced as the new vice president of operations in Southeast Asia for Minor Hotels, an international hotel owner, operator and investor based in Thailand. Stocker joins the rapidly expanding hospitality group from Oakwood Worldwide Asia where he held a VP role from 2019, helping the Singapore-based operator of serviced apartments and hotel brands drive key commercial functions.

Bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience in the hospitality industry, Stocker steps into his new role with a mandate to help take Minor Hotels to the next phase of growth by driving operational excellence, and overseeing commercial processes across the group’s portfolio in Southeast Asia; including Anantara. the European-rooted Tivoli, NH and NH Collection and the Australian branded Oaks Hotels and Resorts. Stocker will also have a strong focus on operational excellence for the Avani portfolio throughout the region.

Prior to joining Oakwood Worldwide Asia, Stocker served as the vice president, sales, marketing and revenue at Oakwood Asia Pacific. His other career roles include the vice president, revenue management and sales for Galaxy Entertainment Group, a developer and operator of hotels, gaming and integrated resort facilities in Macau; regional vice president, sales at Meritus Hotels & Resorts; vice president, MICE and group sales at Resorts World Sentosa as well as executive director of sales at Marina Bay Sands where he was part of the opening team.

Commenting on the announcement, William Costley, Senior Vice President of Operations for Asia at Minor Hotels, said: “Paul brings with him over two decades of knowledge and deep-rooted experience from across the entire lodging industry. His sound business acumen will allow him to focus on delivering stakeholder value and maximising profitability as Minor Hotels resumes its expansion plans.”

A New Zealand national, Stocker holds a Diploma in Hospitality Management from the Auckland University of Technology (formerly Auckland Institute of Technology).

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