Gerd Kotlorz has joined Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach as general manager, taking over from David Ippersiel who has been stationed there since 2016.
Joining the company in 2013, Kotlorz was previously Marriott’s area director of sales & distribution for Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.
He spent his formative years working in the aviation industry with airlines including Pan Am and Japan Airlines before moving into the hospitality industry. He cut his teeth at European hospitality companies such as Maritim Hotels and Tui Hotels, before joining InterContinental Hotels Group where he spent a decade in destinations including Oman, German, Kenya and the UAE.
In 2011, Kotlorz moved to South-east Asia to join the InterContinental Danang in Vietnam as director of sales & marketing.