Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach has announced the appointment of Gerd Kotlorz as its new General Manager, effective 25 February 2019.
A German national and highly experienced hospitality professional, Gerd moves to Phuket from Bangkok, where currently holds the position of Area Director of Sales & Distribution for Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.
He will take over Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach from David Ippersiel, who as General Manager successfully led the resort through its extensive refurbishment and opening phase in 2016. Under David’s tenure, Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach was established as one of the island’s most desirable beachfront destinations and an award-winning wedding venue.
Gerd Kotlorz studied aerospace engineering at the Technical University in Berlin, but soon discovered his passion for tourism and hospitality. He spent his formative years working in the aviation industry with major airlines including Pan Am and JAL, taking him to the US and Japan and introducing him to a career in sales & marketing.
Having moved into the hospitality industry, Gerd held a series of senior sales & marketing positions with leading European companies including Maritim Hotels and TUI Hotels. He then joined IHG and spent almost a decade at major hotels in destinations across the world, including Oman, Germany, South Korea, Kenya and the UAE. Gerd arrived in Southeast Asia for the first time in 2011 as Director of Sales & Marketing for the InterContinental Danang in Vietnam.
In 2013 Gerd joined Marriott International. He achieved considerable success in his role as Area Director of Sales & Distribution for Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar, leading a multinational team and driving strong results.
A passionate photographer and motorcycle enthusiast, Gerd loves travelling around Asia and discovering new sights, sounds and tastes. He devotes his personal time to his wife Julia and his daughter Antonia.
About Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach
Experience genuine Thai hospitality and a refined art of hosting, just minutes away from the rest of the world. Located on the secluded beach of Nai Yang, the Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa provides an ideal getaway for couples and families likewise. Offering magnificent views of the Andaman Sea, the resort features a lively pool concept, diverse dining options, extensive kid’s facilities, and an exclusive Quan Spa. Enjoy a blend of traditional and modern guest room designs and a loop swimming pool meandering throughout the resort. The Big Fish Restaurant, Bar and Lounge venue is located directly at the beach for the ultimate chill out. Multi-purpose function rooms with natural daylight provide ideal venues for inspiring meetings whilst vast outdoor space offers the perfect setting for memorable weddings and events. 180 rooms and private Beachfront Plunge Pool or Beachfront Two Bedroom Pool Villas are available for the ultimate and exclusive holiday experience.
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