Rim Hospitality Elevates Don Li to COO of New Asia-Pacific Division
Monday January 27th, 2014 - 10:22AM 0
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NEWPORT BEACH, CA—Rim Hospitality has appointed Don Li as COO of the management company's new Asia-Pacific Division. Li will assist foreign owners with U.S. hotel acquisitions, developing re-positioning strategies, brand selection, renovations and the ongoing day-to-day management of the asset.
"We created an international division within Rim Hospitality in order to meet the needs and interests of investors coming from China and other parts of Asia. Li's transnational experience, strong core values and extensive operations and development background make him the ideal candidate to oversee and drive the success of the new Asia-Pacific division for Rim Hospitality," said Mark Burden, president and CEO of Rim Hospitality.
Previously, Li served as CEO for Swiss International Hotels and Resorts based in Shanghai, where he was instrumental in brand development throughout greater China. In addition, he spent eight years at Wyndham Hotel Group International, where he held a variety of corporate positions including regional VP of development for China and Japan.
"I'm excited Don has decided to join Rim Hospitality. His knowledge and professionalism will be a great asset for our team as well as our current Asian Investors," states Mark LeBlanc, SVP of development and managing partner at Rim Hospitality.
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