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Corporate Press Release

16 October 2013

Swiss-Belhotel Adds Eight to Management Team as Company Continues to Expand Global Reach

For Immediate Release

16 October, 2013

HONG KONG, CHINA: Swiss-Belhotel International has announced the hiring of eight General Managers for properties across four countries as the hospitality management company reinforces its position at the forefront of sustainable growth throughout the Asia-Pacific region and around the world.

Broadening horizons: Swiss-Belhotel International is enjoying a period of sustained growth throughout the Asia-Pacific region, with the company having recently expanded into the Antipodes with the launch of Swiss-Belresort Coronet Peak Queenstown in New Zealand's Coronet Peak snow park. For high res image please click here.

In Malaysia, Ms. Jerina Foong takes on the role of General Manager at the Wedgewood Residences by Swiss-Belhotel, while in New Zealand, Mr. Marcus Keenan joins the Swiss-Belresort Coronet Peak, Queenstown. In the Middle East, Mr. Hervé Peyré will lead the team as General Manager at Swiss-Belhotel Seef, Bahrain, set to open in 2014.

Joining the Swiss-Belhotel International management team in Indonesia are Mr. Steffen Khroel (Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan), Mr. I Nyoma Suwamana Wahyu Putra (Swiss-Belinn Legian Bali), Mr. Gunawan Tri Darma Putra (Swiss-Belinn Malang), Mr. Cucun Mansur (Swiss-Belhotel Merauke) and Mr. Matthew Fairey (Swiss-Belhotel Borneo Banjarmasin).

Hospitality management powerhouse: Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President, Mr Gavin M. Faull. For high res image please click here.

Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President, Mr. Gavin M. Faull, said he was delighted with the additions to his team as the hospitality management company continues its global expansion.

"The hospitality industry is all about people, and about finding the right people for the right jobs," said Mr Faull. "Our General Managers are people who bring a wealth of international experience to their positions and who share Swiss-Belhotel International's commitment to local communities and to the sustainable international growth of the company.

"As Swiss-Belhotel International continues to expand its reach across the globe, our team of highly qualified general managers will ensure our properties are operated to the very highest of standards - the standards our guests and our partners have come to expect from Swiss-Belhotel International."

The Swiss-Belhotel International portfolio currently comprises more than 120 hotels and resorts ranging from two- to five-star brand classifications across Asia and the Middle East, with three hotels opening in the past month alone in Indonesia, New Zealand and Vietnam.

The company was recently recognized in the list of the world's top 100 hotel groups compiled by hospitality industry publication, HOTELS Magazine.

For further information and high resolution images please contact:

Brayna Tolledo
Group Communications and Loyalty Programme Manager
Swiss-Belhotel International, Group Sales and Marketing Office
Tel: (62 21) 2952 7277, 2952 7278
Fax: (62 21) 2952 7275, 2952 7276

David Johnson
Managing Director
Delivering Asia Communications
Tel: +66 8 9170 9866

Notes to editors:

Swiss-Belhotel International currently manages a portfolio of more than 120 hotels, resorts and projects located in China, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman and Saudi Arabia. Awarded Indonesia's Leading Global Hotel Chain for three consecutive years and Most Favourite 4-Star Hotel, Swiss-Belhotel International is one of the world's fastest-growing international hotel and hospitality management groups. The Group provides comprehensive and highly professional development and management services in all aspects of hotel, resort and serviced residences. Offices are located in Hong Kong, Dubai - United Arab Emirates, Shanghai - China, Sydney - Australia, Hanoi - Vietnam, Jakarta - Indonesia, Bali - Indonesia, Bangkok - Thailand and Auckland - New Zealand.

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