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Appointment of Hotel Manager for Banyan Tree Bangkok

BANGKOK, TH. September 18, 2017 - Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts welcomes Mr. Alexander Sheppard as its new Hotel Manager for Banyan Tree Bangkok.

Originally from New Zealand, Mr. Sheppard has worked for many International hotel brands including Dusit Thani and Hyatt Hotel Group in Egypt, Indonesia, Australia and the United States. Now, he brings with him over 17 years of hospitality experience with numerous achievements in opening F&B projects including restaurants and private member clubs in Perth, Australia. His latest assignment prior to joining the Banyan Tree Group was with Dusit Thani Lakeview Cairo, Egypt as an Executive Assistant Manager.

Mr. Sheppard believes that the key to success in hospitality is ‘the people’ where teamwork and collaboration are significant factors that drive a successful property. With an aligned core value, Banyan Tree is confident that Mr. Alexander Sheppard will drive Banyan Tree Bangkok forward and to even greater heights.

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About Banyan Tree

Banyan Tree offers a Sanctuary to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul in awe-inspiring locations around the globe. Rediscover the romance of travel as you journey to iconic destinations where authentic, memorable experiences await. An all-villa concept often with private pools, Banyan Tree provides genuine, authentic service and a distinctive, premium retreat experience.

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Naravadee Swangridht
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