IHG Apppoints Industry Veteran, Thomas Schmelter, to Asia Posts
Tuesday July 15th, 2014 - 8:58AM YD
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BANGKOK—The InterContinental Bangkok named Thomas Schmelter general manager of its 381-room hotel located in the Ratchaprasong district here, as well as named him regional general manager of IHG-Thailand.
In his new role, Schmelter will oversee the hotel operation of IHG’s nine hotels in Thailand across all brands from his base at the InterContinental Bangkok.
With more than 25 years in the hospitality industry, Schmelter most recently served as director of operations/IHG-Gulf States and Saudi Arabia, where he was responsible for the operation of 28 hotels in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Oman.
Schmelter began his hospitality career in Germany. He later joined IHG hotels in Europe, subsequently working in India and throughout Asia, with increasing responsibility over the years.
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When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.