ONYX Hospitality Group continues to strengthen the group’s operations through the promotion of talented hospitality professionals Pierre-Andre Pelletier and David Cumming to Vice President Area General Manager South Thailand and Bangkok respectively. Both veterans in the hospitality industry, Pelletier has been part of the ONYX family for over 20 years and this year will mark Cumming’s 10th anniversary with the group.
As VP Area General Manager South Thailand, Pelletier will be property-based at Amari Phuket as the hotel’s General Manager and oversee the group’s other properties in Samui, Krabi and Hua Hin. Pelletier joined Amari in 1993, and most recently he served as General Manager at Amari Watergate Bangkok, where he has been since 2002. In his new role he will be applying his extensive knowledge and experience working with the Amari brand in instituting smooth operations and safeguarding the international operating standards at each property under his supervision.
Most recently, Cumming served as Vice President Operational Development for the group where he has applied his wealth of experience in implementing an efficient operating culture for the pre-opening phase of the group’s new hotels, whilst also supporting operational initiatives from the corporate office. With his new role as VP Area General Manager Bangkok, he will be able to apply his deep understanding of ONYX hotel operations in ensuring the consolidation of the brand standards throughout the properties under his remit. This position will also see Cumming return to Amari Watergate Bangkok, this time to serve as the property’s General Manager.
As part of this restructuring, both positions will also oversee future hotel openings in their respective regions and will report to Douglas Martell, the recently appointed Executive Vice President – Chief Operating Officer. Streamlining this operational function will further support the group’s aim to revitalise its core products and ensure the successful implementation of ONYX Hospitality Group’s strategy to become one of Asia’s leading hospitality groups by 2018.