Three members from Swire Hotels’ senior management team will be progressing into new roles.
Michael Faulkner, general manager of The Middle House since its opening in 2018, will be transitioning into head of sales & distribution at the Central Support Office based in Hong Kong this September.
His new role will focus on developing a comprehensive distribution strategy for both The House Collective and EAST. Prior to his role at The Middle House, Faulkner was director of sales & marketing at The Opposite House and general manager at EAST Beijing.
Taking over from Faulkner as general manager of The Middle House is Mark Passmore, who was previously the general manager of The Opposite House in Beijing. He will now be responsible for leading The Middle House through the next phase of its evolution.
Passmore started his work with Swire Hotels in 2007 in Hong Kong before moving to become the general manager of The Temple House in 2013, where he oversaw the pre-opening and opening of the property. He was instrumental in steering The Opposite House through its renovation and repositioning.
As The Opposite House prepares for a relaunch, Olivier Dumonceaux will continue as hotel manager and assume responsibility of the property, overseeing all aspects of the House.
Dumonceaux joined Swire Hotels in 2016 as the director of restaurants & bars at The Temple House, where he led the pre-opening and opening of the property. In 2018, he relocated to Beijing to take over as hotel manager of The Opposite House, overseeing the renovation and opening of three new restaurants and bars as well as the multifunctional event space Commune.