Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok , the brand’s flagship hotel in Southeast Asia and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is scheduled to open mid February 2014. We would like to welcome its dynamic pre-opening team:
General Manager Peter Schuler
Austrian native Peter Schuler is a respected veteran of the luxury Radisson family, having first joined the company in 1996 as Executive Chef at Radisson SAS Palais Hotel Vienna (Radisson SAS was rebranded as the iconic Radisson Blu in 2009). Following Vienna, Peter moved with Radisson to first Beijing then Dubai, taking the reins of the Food & Beverage department as Director in Moscow in 2002.
In 2005, Peter was appointed GM of Radisson SAS Martinez Hotel Beirut, winning Radisson’s global employee of the year award for his outstanding leadership in 2006. This was followed by his appointment as GM at Radisson SAS Hotel Astana during which time the hotel was nominated multiple times and received the award for Kazakhstan’s Leading Hotel at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2008.
Prior to taking up his current role in Bangkok, Peter was responsible for the pre-opening of Park Plaza Beijing West, also a Carlson Rezidor hotel, winning the company’s Asia Pacific President’s Award for his decisive leadership in the property’s successful debut.
Executive Assistant Manager – Sales & Marketing Steven Ang
A specialist in hospitality in Asia, Steven started his career at inbound tour operator Holiday Tours & Travel in his native Malaysia, with responsibilities spanning operations, product development, sales and marketing. Building on his diverse skillset, Steven went on to prestigious appointments as Director of Sales at Renaissance Sandakan Hotel Sabah, Shangri-La TanjungAru Resort Kota Kinabalu and Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
Fluent in Mandarin, Steven was appointed Director of Sales & Marketing at Holiday Inn Tianjin in 1999, from there going on to a number of department head roles with Shangri-La in Harbin, Wuhan, Beijing and again Kuala Lumpur.
In 2005, Steven moved to Bangkok to take on the role of Director of Sales & Marketing at Holiday Inn Silom, also taking a key role in brand-level sales initiatives. This was followed by his time as National Director of Sales for Hilton Worldwide in Malaysia.
Steven’s most recent appointment was a successful stint as Director of Business Development at the Hilton Beijing.
Director of Food & Beverage Adam Beasley
Starting his career with appointments at various five-star hotels in his native Australia, Adam moved to London in 1995, serving as Chef de Rang at the Michelin-starred haunt The Ivy.
Moving back to Australia, Adam then spent six years at the Sheraton Mirage Resort Gold Coast in the roles of both Restaurant Manager and Banquet Operations Manager before joining the pre-opening team of Four Points by Sheraton Port Macquarie as Food & Beverage Manager.
In 2004, Adam moved to The Langham Melbourne as part of the rebranding team, following up with a four-year appointment at Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket as Director of Food & Beverage. His most recent appointment was heading the Food & Beverage department during the pre-opening of The Westin Abu Dhabi, winning a host of awards for the seven-outlet property.
Executive Chef Asker Bay
Joining Radisson Blu from exclusive The Village Coconut Island Phuket, Danish national Asker Bay boasts an extensive range of culinary styles, his specialties being Modern European as well as baked goods.
Following his time as Chef de Partie at the award-winning Quo Vadis in London, Asker moved to The Westin Sydney, subsequently becoming Chef de Cuisine at The Jumeirah Beach Hotel Dubai in 2001.
Asker first worked in Thailand in 2004 at the Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok, moving to Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi as Executive Chef.
Followed by a brief stint as head chef at The Leela Goa, Asker moved back to Thailand in 2008, taking on the role of Executive Chef at the Majestic Grande Bangkok, followed by two years at the luxury Pimilai Resort & Spa Koh Lanta.
Director of Marketing Communications Wipakorn Komonkitisakul
Having studied in both the U.S. and at Thailand’s prestigious Chulalongkorn University, Wipakorn began her hospitality career at the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkokduring its rebranding process (previously The Regent Bangkok), going on to become PR Manager at The Peninsula Bangkok.
In 2006, Wipakorn joined a Bangkok-based public relations agency heading the Hong Kong Tourism Board account. She then went on to a four-year role with Grand Millennium Sukhumvit, taking on both PR and Marketing responsibilities prior to joining the Radisson Blu Plaza.