Dream veteran among Nikki Beach’s latest hires to drive expansion

Luxury lifestyle and hospitality brand Nikki Beach Worldwide has made two senior appointments to chart its expansion worldwide.

Kevin Wallace, the new president of Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts Asia, will lead the division’s expansion across China, India, Australia and South-east Asia.

(From left) Kevin Wallace and Alexander Schneider

Prior to joining Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts, the seasoned international hospitality executive was president of Centara Hotels and Resorts, managing director-Asia of Plateno Hotel Group and most recently managing director-Asia Pacific for Dream Hotel Group.

Meanwhile, Alexander Schneider has been appointed vice president of Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts in Europe and the Middle East. Schneider has been with the brand since 2016, leading the opening of Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai.

Born and raised in Germany, Schneider brings over 17 years of hotel management experience to the table, having worked with major hotel operators including Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi – UAE, Rixos Properties UAE, Grand Hyatt, Germany and Casa Camper.

While Nikki Beach’s roots are in luxury beach clubs with 13 destinations worldwide, the Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts portfolio currently includes four resort properties in Koh Samui, Thailand, Porto Heli, Greece, Bodrum, Turkey, and Dubai, the UAE.

The Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts division has plans to open over 20 additional properties in the next five years.

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