|June 18, 2014|
Kuala Lumpur's Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa Announces Senior Appointments
|Albert Cheong, Group General Manager at Kuala Lumpur's Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa has announced today, two senior appointments at the 1,234 room flagship 5-star Hotel, Taro Tan as Hotel Manager and Colin Yeoh as Resident Manager.|
Taro Tan joins the 5-star Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa as Hotel Manager. Taro started his career in hospitality with Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore in 1989 and since leaving the Company from his last position as Director of Rooms in 1999, has served as General Manager with Ascott International and Fraser's Hospitality in Singapore, Bangkok and Seoul. Most recently, Taro relocated from Bangkok where he last served in a dual capacity as Hotel Manager of Lancaster Bangkok and Area Director of Rooms of Landmark Lancaster Hotel Group, Thailand. Taro was a Shangri-La, as well as a SHATEC (Singapore Hotel and Tourism Education Centre) scholar at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and graduated with a BSc degree in Hotel & Restaurant Administration from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. Taro is a national of Singapore, with permanent residencies in both United States and Thailand.
Colin Yeoh returns to Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa as Resident Manager. Colin is no stranger to the 1,234-room Hotel as he was the Operations Manager in charge of Food & Beverage between May 2006 and June 2008. Since moving on from Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa in 2008, Colin has served with Nikko Hotel in Tianjin, Shangri-La Hotel in Xian, Inter-Continental Hotel in Hangzhou and Raffles in Hainan in various capacity; his last position being Resident Manager at Raffles' bespoke property in Hainan, China.
Although a Malaysian, Colin received his early education in Singapore and graduated in Hotel Management from the Hotel Institute in Montreux, Switzerland in 1992.
"Taro and Colin's appointments will lend operational support to the Hotel's expansion and renovation plans, bringing on board invaluable insights to drive the implementation of key strategic priorities to further strengthen the Sunway Hotels & Resorts' brand, drive shareholder value and provide our guests with a refreshed experience", says Albert Cheong, Group General Manager of Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa.