The Swiss hotel management company, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, has appointed Devdutta Banerjee as its Area Director of Revenue Management for Asia.
The move follows recent executive appointments in e-commerce and communications in the company’s Asia headquarters in Bangkok, as the hospitality pioneer sets its sights firmly on growth in the region.
“We are delighted to welcome someone of Devdutta’s caliber in this key position at an exciting time for the group as we expand throughout the region,” said Andrew Langdon, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Senior Vice President Asia.
“We look forward to Devdutta playing a crucial role in consolidating the impressive work our Asian office is doing, providing value for owners and growing our unique brand of upscale hospitality in Asia.”
Banerjee, an Indian national, has 18 years of experience working with global hotel brands including his previous employer, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, where he was Corporate Director of Revenue Management and Distribution.
Prior to that, Banerjee was Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ India-based Regional Director of Revenue Management and Franchise Support, having already previous been Regional Director of Revenue Management, at Starwood for six years (2006-2012).
“It is an honor to be entrusted with such a vital position at a time of great anticipation as Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts extends its Asia reach and award-winning brand of warm, authentic Swiss hospitality through a host of outstanding hotel projects,” Banerjee said.
Banerjee’s other positions include Director of Regional Management at the Taj Group (2004-2006).
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts will open seven hotels and resorts in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, China and Vietnam over the next three years, with a host of additional projects under negotiation. The focus is primarily on Southeast Asia.
The group has eight hotels in operation in Asia, four of which are in Thailand, its biggest market in the region. The Mövenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok and the 260-room Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya are the latest additions to the group’s burgeoning portfolio in the region.