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Como Hotels and Resorts announces appointment of new senior management team in Bali and Thailand

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Singapore-based luxury hotel group COMO Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of two new General Managers, who will oversee day-to-day operations at COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali and COMO Metropolitan Bangkok in Thailand.

The group announces the promotion of Rohaan Chandra as new General Manager for COMO Metropolitan Bangkok, Thailand, after almost three years as the property’s Hotel Manager.

Chandra was born into a family of hoteliers, spending his formative years growing up in a hotel. He studied at Les Roches Hospitality School in Switzerland and Cornell University in New York. Prior to joining the COMO team in 2015, he had worked in the hotel industry for 12 years, at both The Setai in Miami and The Legian in Bali.

Skyscanner co-founder and CEO to take on role as chairperson

Gareth Williams, Skyscanner’s co-founder and CEO, is to take up a new role as Chair of the travel search engine. He will be replaced as CEO by current chief technology officer Bryan Dove.

Of the news, Williams commented: “I’m very excited to take on the role of Chairperson, where more of my focuswill be on Skyscanner’s long-term vision. Former CTO Bryan Dove is a natural fit as my successor, having been pivotal in shaping our current strategy and structure. He has a wealth of experience and is additionally supported by a brilliant senior leadership team.”

Bryan Dove commented “Gareth is a tremendous leader and I’m delighted to continue working with him in his role as Chairperson. I’ve never been more excited or optimistic about Skyscanner’s future and our ability to make a positive impact on travellers and partners around the world.”

Como Hotels and Resorts announces appointment of new senior management team in Bali and Thailand

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COMO Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of two new General Managers, who will oversee day-to-day operations at COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali and COMO Metropolitan Bangkok in Thailand.

COMO Shambhala Estate — COMO’s flagship wellness centre in Ubud, Bali — will be managed by Ram Hiralal.

Hiralal is no stranger to COMO, as she assisted with the pre-opening of COMO Parrot Cay in 1998. Her background has always been in the hospitality industry — she began her career with HPL at the Concord Hotel Kuala Lumpur in 1991 before joining Four Seasons in 2003, working in various resorts before her final role as Resort Manager at Four Seasons Koh Samui.

She joins COMO Shambhala Estate just as it reinvigorates its position as a leading wellness centre and launches four new wellness programmes.

Emporium Hotel South Bank announces a new partnership with Qagoma

Emporium Hotel South Bank is delighted to announce a new partnership with Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). Effective 1st July 2018, Emporium Hotel South Bank will be recognised as QAGOMA’s official Hotel Partner for its schedule of major exhibitions and events for the 2018/2019 financial year, including The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9) and the 2018 Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF).

Located at the southern gateway to South Bank in Brisbane, within Anthony John Group’s $600m Southpoint precinct, Emporium Hotel South Bank is a short walk to QAGOMA. The 143 suite new boutique luxury hotel will offer special accommodation packages for gallery customers, as well as a concierge service for purchasing tickets on behalf of guests.

Bookings are now open at Emporium Hotel South Bank from July 2018.

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