Rosewood announces slews of promotions and hires

From left: Marc Handl and Andrew Turner

Rosewood Hotel Group has promoted the respective managing directors of its Beijing and Phuket properties Marc Handl and Andrew Turner to regional vice presidents, in addition to the appointment of new general managers for properties launching in the region soon.

From left: Marc Handl and Andrew Turner

With his promotion to regional vice president, Handl will additionally support Rosewood Sanya and the upcoming opening of Rosewood Guangzhou. Handl joined Rosewood in 2017 as area managing director of Rosewood Beijing, where he has been overseeing the group’s properties in Beijing, Shenyang and Langfang across its brands.

Handl has considerable luxury experience in East Asia, joining from Aman Group in Japan, where he was regional director based at its Tokyo property for almost two years. He previously held positions at Grand Hyatt and BC Fine Living in Beijing, as well as previous general manager posts at The Ritz-Carlton hotels in Osaka and Seoul.

Turner, following his promotion to regional vice president, will support existing Rosewood properties including Luang Prabang and Phnom Penh, as well as guide the upcoming Rosewood openings in Bangkok and Yangon.

The Australian joined Rosewood in 2016 as managing director of Rosewood Phuket. Turner has 22 years’ experience managing both city hotels and resorts across Asia, Middle East, Europe and the US, most recently at Baccarat Hotel & Residences in New York.

As well, three new managing directors have been appointed for Rosewood’s trio of upcoming properties in the region.

From left: Thomas Harlander, Stephan Tschuppik and Ed Brea

Thomas Harlander has been appointed managing director of Rosewood Bangkok (opening winter 2018). Bringing more than 18 years’ experience in the luxury hospitality industry, the German will manage and oversee all aspects of Bangkok property. Harlander’s career has taken him around the world to cities such as London, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Tokyo and most recently Seoul where he was general manager of the Park Hyatt hotel. Prior to joining Rosewood, his career extended throughout the Park Hyatt brand where he held hotel general manager and senior F&B management roles.

Stephan Tschuppik has been appointed managing director of Rosewood Guangzhou, which will be opening in Spring 2019. An Austrian native, Tschuppik’s hotel journey has taken him from his home country to the UAE, Oman, Vietnam, South Korea, Taiwan and China. He has over 25 years of industry experience, 16 years primarily across the Hyatt group in different destinations which includes Park Hyatt Saigon, Grand Hyatt Seoul, as well as a wealth of experience in pre-opening and opening China hotels, such as Grand Hyatt Shenyang and the Park Hyatt in Hangzhou.

Ed Brea has been appointed managing director of Rosewood Yangon, scheduled to open within 2018. With more than 30 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, Hawaii-born Brea has managed prestigious properties in Asia, most recently for Kempinski Hotels, as well as for Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts and One&Only Resorts.

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