Marcel Sawyere

Marcel Sawyere

General Manager at Marco Polo Lingnan Tiandi, Foshan
Lives in Foshan, China

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About me

Career Pin Points;
• 37, years of working experiences in 7 different countries, 14 years in Thailand / 21 years within Asia, 21 years in Hotel Management & 18 years as General Manager.
• Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Member Thailand / China since 2012 (Officier Maître Hotelier)
• Former TV Show, Western Judge of Iron Chef Thailand 2012/14 (3 years)
• Former Chairperson of inbound Marketing committee (PATA Thailand) 2010/14
• Strong Background in S&M.
• Pre-Opening of 4 Resorts / Hotels from 150 keys to 1000 Keys
• Was awarded most BOLD & Innovation Hotel within Wharf Hotel Group.in 2018
• Achieved the highest Monthly Revenue & Yearly GOR/GOP within 6 years of opening (Marco Polo 2017/18)
• Fully trained in KPI & Balance Scorecard SALES, Strategic Thinking & Planning SALES,
• Revenue Management or Yield Management, out of the box thinker
• Former Member of AustCham Thai, Singapore & Swedish Chamber of Commerce
Hotel Awards Won;
• Won 2018 Annual Best Employer of Tourism & Hospitality Industry Award China (Marco Polo Hotel)
• Won 3 years running, Best performances F&B department within the Wharf Hotel Group (18 Hotels)
• Won 2 years running, Best Café Marco Restaurant within the Wharf Hotel Group (18 Hotels)
• Won over 20 Hotels awards in different Hotel within Thailand & China, including Best Corporate, Wedding & Events Hotel
• Winner of Best 4* Hotel Bangkok (Hotel Plan Pathumwan Princess Hotel Dusit Thani)
• Winner of most active GM Bangkok 2011 “Hotel Plan”
Attended;
ITB Berlin, WTM London, ITB Singapore, ATM within Asia, TTM Thailand,
IT&CMA Bangkok & ATF Dubai

Experience

8 years and 3 months

  • General Manager

    Marco Polo Lingnan Tiandi, Foshan - Foshan, China

    Administration & General
    January 2017 - Now · 3 years

    Wharf Hotel Group Awards 2017/18 • Best performing Restaurant, Bars & Events Department for 2017/18 in Wharf Group. • Best Cafe Marco Restaurant performances within Wharf Group. • Most BOLD & Innovation Hotel within Wharf Hotels. 2018 Awards • 2018 Annual Best Employer of Tourism & Hospitality Industry Award" • Huixiaoer Cup Foshan Most Popular Conference Hotel • International Hotel Forum Organization - Chinese Most Popular Business Travel Hotel • Foshan City Most Popular Business Travel Hotel • Best Guests Experience Business Hotel by China Fashion List Magazine. • Best Employer for Foshan area • Best Guest Experiences Business Hotel Foshan 2017 Awards • Wharf Hotels Group – Best Performing Restaurants, Bar & Events for 2017 • Hurun Presidential Awards - Best Banquet Venue in Foshan • Youyou.com - Best Hotel in China Award & The Best Western Restaurant • International Hotel Forum Organization - Chinese Most Popular Business Travel Hotel • Hotel Fashion List Award - Best Wedding Events Hotel China • TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellent Hotel, Number 1 • TAMMY TRAVEL - The Top 10 Most Popular Business Travel Hotel Awards 320 Rooms & Suites & 170 Apartments One & Two Bedrooms 2 Restaurants, 2 Bar, 10 Meeting Rooms & 1200Sqm Ballroom. 25m Heated Indoor Swimming Pool & Fitness & Spa Center. Marco Polo Lingnan Tiandi Foshan is ideally located in the central Chancheng District at the junction of Zumiao, Ancestral Temple, Lingnan Tiandi. It is only a short walk to the Zumiao subway station and 55 minutes’ drive to the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.

  • General Manager / MD

    Vinpearl - Nha Trang, Vietnam

    Administration & General
    April 2016 - December 2016 · 9 months

    Running Vietnam Largest-ed Resort with 800+ Keys from Rooms to Villa

  • General Manager

    Wanda Hotels & Resorts - Beijing, China

    Administration & General
    October 2014 - April 2016 · 1 year and 7 months

    Pre Opening two Wanda Hotels in China both Hotels with 320 rooms and 3 Restaurants

  • General Manager

    Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts - Bangkok, Thailand

    Administration & General
    October 2011 - October 2014 · 3 years and 1 month

    Running a 5* Hotel with 450 Rooms & 5 Restaurants and bars

Education

  • master

    Cornell University - Austral, Australia

    September 2009 - January 2011

    Hotel Management

  • Hotel School

    Westminster - London, United Kingdom

    August 1982 - March 1984

    Hotel School

Languages

2 languages

  • English

    Native or fluent

  • Swiss German

    Native or fluent

Personal information

Nationalities

  • Swiss

  • Australian

Date of birth

April 04th 1966

Driving License

Yes

Skills

3 skills

  • KPI Revenue
  • S&M
  • Yield-management

Additional Information

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