Grand Park Otaru has appointed Leslie Chiyoma as general manager of the hotel.
With more than 20 years of hospitality experience, Chiyoma has held leadership appointments with luxury hotel chains and select service hotels in Japan, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.
Born in Saitama, Japan, Chiyoma started his career as a sales manager in an international hospitality company. He worked across multiple functions and rose through the ranks to leadership positions that required him to oversee the development of a new resort and operate a new hotel in Niseko, Hokkaido.
He was also a hotel performance consultant for nearly a decade where he provided analysis and guidance for 38 hotels across the world.