Le Meridien Bangkok Appoints New General Manager

| March 7, 2014
Starwood Hotels & Resorts announce the appointment of Christian Humbert as General Manager of Le Méridien Bangkok. A creative and dynamic hotelier with more than 18 years experience in the industry – the majority of it with Starwood brands – Christian will guide the sophisticated and award winning Le Méridien Bangkok as it continues to garner awards and recognition as the flagship of Le Méridien in the region.

“I am thrilled to join an outstanding team at Le Méridien Bangkok and ensure that we continue to deliver exceptional brand encounters for our guests,” says Christian. “More and more what our guests want are experiences over goods. Therefore, our focus besides exceptional services is also to “Unlock Bangkok” in connecting our guests with the destination through local culinary highlights, partnerships with art galleries and more.”

A hotelier with passion for Sales + Marketing and guest satisfaction, Christian is uniquely skilled at bringing new five-star hotels online and steering them to profitability. For the past 7 years, he was heavily involved in the opening of 3 Starwood Hotels and Resorts, most recently, the W Bangkok. Prior to the W, Christian was part of the opening of W Retreat – Koh Samui and the St. Regis Bali Resort, where he helped to garner many prestigious awards. His first assignment in Asia was at The St. Regis Beijing where he brought the sales performance to a height and was leading all negotiations for the 2008 Olympics. Prior to his Asian experiences he held several Sales + Marketing positions in Germany, such as Cluster Director of Sales for 3 Starwood Hotels in Frankfurt.

About Le Meridien Bangkok

The 282-room Le Méridien Bangkok is the brand’s flagship property in Bangkok to launch Le Méridien group’s new core values of Chic, Cultured and Discovery. Le Méridien Bangkok not only offers guests a friendly hotel to stay with an accommodating room and contemporary cuisine, but also inspires guests to use their time creatively by providing new perspectives on Thailand’s capital. Le Méridien Hotels and Resorts is represented internationally by 100 hotels in 40 countries and was acquired by Starwood Hotels & Resorts World Wide in 2005.

For reservations and more information, please visit www.lemeridienbangkokpatpong.com

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