Phuket, Thailand – March 8, 2010 – Peter Schiess has been appointed as general manager of the 211 room Radisson Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach, a stunning beachfront resort located on Phuket Island’s picturesque Makham Bay.
The Swiss national is a highly regarded hotelier who brings to his new role over 25 years of hospitality background across more than ten cities. He most recently served as general manager of the 330-room Radisson Blu Resort Hotel, Tala Bay in Aqaba, Jordan where he played a pivotal role in the resort’s successful launch. From 2006 to 2009, he successfully managed the Radisson Blu Resort, Taba, Egypt and was also instrumental in the opening of the Ramada Renaissance Hotel Colombo, Sri Lanka.
“Today, the Radisson Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach is ranked as the number one hotel on Tripadvisor.com out of some 445 hotels in Phuket, Thailand. This is a remarkable achievement for the hotel and I have strong ambitions to ensure that we continue to set the benchmark in providing vibrant, contemporary and engaging full service hospitality that centres around the ‘Yes I Can’ service philosophy, unique to the Radisson brand.”
As part of its Ambition 2015 plan to expand Radisson as a powerful, globally consistent, first-class brand, Carlson Hotels Worldwide also recently announced that the Radisson brand is poised for significant growth around the world and is expected to grow to at least 600 hotels by 2015.
Radisson is one of the world’s leading global brands. It offers vibrant, contemporary and engaging full service hospitality that is characterised by its distinctive ‘Yes I Can!’ service philosophy. Radisson continues to grow worldwide, focused on adding key hotels in major cities, airport gateways, leisure destinations and other important locations.
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