A Dutch national, Marcel Holman has been appointed as the general manager for The Sukhothai Shanghai.
The property, a contemporary design hotel managed by The Sukhothai Hotels & Resorts, is scheduled to debut in December 2017.
Prior to joining The Sukhothai Shanghai, Holman was general manager of Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Taipei.
He started his international hospitality career in Asia Pacific 24 years ago as the assistant food and beverage manager in Queenstown, New Zealand followed by several assignments with InterContinental Hotels Group, Rotana Hotels and Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts in Australia, China, United Arab Emirates and Taiwan.
In July 2005, he joined the Shangri-La Fuzhou, China as resident manager and was responsible for the entire hotel’s operations during the soft opening period.
After a year-long tenure with the Shangri-La, Fuzhou, China, Holman was transferred to Shangri-La Chengdu, China in a similar capacity for the pre-opening of the hotel and one year after opening, he took up his first assignment as general manager with the China World Summit Wing, Convention Centre (A Shangri-La Hotel) Beijing in 2008.
Holman now heads a team of 249 professionals in the operation of the 17-storey - The Sukhothai Shanghai with 201 uniquely designed guest rooms and suites, five lifestyle venues and event space accommodating up to 350 persons for reception, a state-of-the-art 198 square metre fitness centre and a Spa.
Holman holds a duel role as vice president Mainland China for The Sukhothai Hotels & Resorts responsible for the brand development and expansion of the Sukhothai brand within Mainland China.