Mark Willis to lead Movenpick Hotels as Asia president

Published on : Friday, December 8, 2017

markMark Willis has been appointed by Movenpick Hotels & Resorts as president, Asia and will be joining its executive team in January.



He will be responsible for overseeing Movenpick’s entire Asian operation, including its expansion strategy that targets 30 properties by 2020.


He has an experience of two decades of management, operations and business development in the global hospitality sector, most recently as senior area vice president, Middle East, Turkey, and Africa at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.


Olivier Chavy, chief executive, Movenpick Hotels & Resorts said that Mark’s expertise will be invaluable in the ongoing prosperity of the Asian business.


Movenpick has made a name for itself in Asia as the region’s fastest growing mono-brand hotel company.


The brand values its guests, colleagues and its relationship with its business partners and under Mark’s guidance the reputation can be capitalized.


Movenpick Hotels & Resorts currently operates 12 hotels and resorts in six Asian destinations, two of which opened this year – the 312-key Movenpick Resort & Spa Boracay.



The company’s second hotel in the Philippines, and the 284-room Movenpick Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai, its sixth hotel is in Thailand.



Willis said that it was an incredibly exciting time to join Movenpick regarded as one of Asia’s most service-driven international hotel companies.


He was looking forward to building on this status and play a key role in accelerating the firm’s business development strategy in the region being a home to many untapped markets where the brand can add value with its unique hospitality concept.


Wills also holds an MBA in international business from Oxford Brookes University in the UK and has successfully completed a number of senior management programmes at Cornell University in the US.

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