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11 September 2017


PRESS/MEDIA RELEASE:
HTOO HOSPITALITY APPOINTS JESSICA NG AS GROUP DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING

Myanmar, 11 September 2017 – HTOO Hospitality is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Jessica Ng as Group Director of Sales and Marketing.  In this new role, Ms Jessica will be leading the Sales and Marketing team of the 16 hotels, HTOO Hospitality Group’s boutique collection property, located in the Yangon, Putao, Bagan, Inle, Ngapali, Ngwe Saung, Nay Pyi Taw, Pain Oo Win, Popa, Pathein, Pale Mon.  Apart from managing MICE, Group Rooms, Weddings, Catering Sales and Event Services, she will oversee Marketing, Public Relations and Advertising.
Ms Jessica’s 20 year career in the hospitality industry began shortly after graduation when she joined the Starwood Hotels & Resorts as Business Development Manager. Ms Jessica developed her career through a series of appointments with luxury and 5 star hotels including Sedona Hotel Yangon, Swiss-Belhotel Golden Sand Resorts Spa Hoi An, Vietnam, The Green Leaf Niseko Hokkaido, Japan, The Datai & Andaman, A luxury collection resort Langkawi.
“With our prime location in Myanmar, within close proximity to the many business and events facilities in the precinct, we are confident that Ms Jessica, a seasoned hotelier, is the right person to further elevate the hotel with dynamic new ideas and her sharp sense of Sales and Marketing acumen.” Says Mr. Raymond Bragg, Chief Executive Officer, HTOO Hospitality.”

"This exciting role will develop and implement the total sales and marketing strategy of the hotel to ensure that revenue and room night sales goals are achieved; revenue, sales and marketing strategies are set; tactical plans are created and implemented; and that results are monitored and achieved."

About HTOO Hospitality
Over the last 15 years, HTOO Hospitality has built a family of 9 brands under 4 boutique collections to cater to the needs of travellers.  Today, the group takes pride in being the largest collection of boutique hotels located in 11 destinations within Myanmar.  Built on authentic Burmese culture, values and traditions, experience Myanmar, one destination at a time with HTOO Hospitality!  For updates, visit http://htoohospitality.com

For more information, please contact:

Shwe Yee Win Lae
PR Manager
publicrelations@htoohospitality.com 

08 September 2017



PRESS/MEDIA RELEASE:

HTOO HOSPITALITY APPOINTS PATRICK MOUKARZEL AS GENERAL MANAGER, KANDAWGYI PALACE HOTEL, YANGON

With over 18 years of experience in hospitality, Patrick will oversee and manage the daily operations of the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, Yangon.
 
Myanmar, 08 September 2017 – HTOO Hospitality has appointed Patrick Moukarzel as General Manager of the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, Yangon , the company’s 185 keys property.
A French national, Patrick, joins HTOO Hospitality from Soneva Jani in Maldives where he worked as General Manager since January 2016.  He played a pivotal role with the successful opening of the luxury resort, positioning it as a leading property for the destination.  
Patrick embarked on his career in Food and Beverage in the Middle East for 7 years before moving to Asia where he grew his senior management experience over 8 years with The Yamu in Phuket, Thailand, The Chedi in Chiangmai, Thailand, The Chedi Club in Suzhou, China, The Rice Miller Hotel and Godowns in Penang, Malaysia.
As the newly appointed General Manager, Patrick’s main objective is to utilize his strong boutique hotel background to deliver the highest standards of fine cuisine, luxurious accommodation and hotel management in the city - ultimately making the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, Yangon truly a hallmark of great service.” says Raymond Bragg, Chief Executive Officer, HTOO Hospitality.
 
 
About Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, Yangon  
The Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, Yangon is one of 09 brands under HTOO Hospitality.  The moment you pass the threshold of the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, you will experience a unique colonial-era that is remarkably intact.  Enter a luxurious oasis amidst an evergreen tropical garden on the waterfront of the idyllic Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake and in a blink of an eye, forget that you are nevertheless in the middle of the lively metropolis, Yangon.  Experience the famous Myanmar hospitality surrounded by traditional Golden Teak architecture with modern conveniences of a 5-star hotel.  Enjoy your stay in our oasis, just 35 minutes from the international airport, with many sightseeing spots, shopping centres and Yangon’s business district nearby.  For updates, visit http://htoohospitality.com
 
For more information, please contact:

Veronica Ann 
Group Director of Sales &Marketing   

06 September 2017

PRESS/MEDIA RELEASE:

HTOO HOSPITALITY APPOINTS FLEMMING NIELSEN AS CLUSTER GENERAL MANAGER, BAGAN / POPA AND GENERAL MANAGER, AUREUM PALACE HOTEL & RESORT, BAGAN


Flemming will be responsible for overseeing the Group’s Bagan / Popa  portfolio which currently comprises three hotels, Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort, Myanmar Treasure Resort, and Popa Mountain Resort.
 
Myanmar, 01 September 2017 – HTOO Hospitality has appointed Flemming Nielsen as Cluster General Manager, Bagan / Popa and General Manager of the Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort in Bagan, the company’s 114 keys property in the ancient city of Myanmar. 
 
Flemming was most recently General Manager with the Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel & Residence, Cambodia and has over 28 years of experience in the hotel industry, with vast international experience in Holland, South Africa, Brazil, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia.  He embarked on his career in Food & Beverage at the Hotel de L’Europe Amsterdam.  In 1997, Flemming assumed his first General Manager position at the Lancaster Arms Tower Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. 
 
It is our pleasure to welcome Flemming to our Group.  We are confident that his ability to improve guest experiences across all facets of the hotels is a key initiative for our hotels.” says Raymond Bragg, Chief Executive Officer, HTOO Hospitality. 
 
About Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort, Bagan 
The Aureum Palace Hotels & Resorts is one of 09 brands under HTOO Hospitality.  Set within the Bagan Archaeological Preservation Zone, in a unique location amongst the ancient temples, the Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort, Bagan is an expansive resort set amidst 27 acres of tropical landscaped gardens, offering the ultimate in relaxation for guests seeking a unique journey into the history of ancient Bagan.  Antiques, artifacts and local arts uniquely adorn each villa, complementing the majestic ambiance of the resort and its surroundings.  Bedrooms are spacious and elegant with all modern facilities; bathrooms are large and lavishly equipped with luxurious amenities. For updates, visit http://htoohospitality.com
 
For more information, please contact:

Veronica Ann 
Group Director of Sales &Marketing   

01 September 2017

PRESS/MEDIA RELEASE:

HTOO HOSPITALITY APPOINTS KYAW KYAW WIN AS GROUP EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER


Creating a good impression and ensuring our hotels are equipped and supplied efficiently
 
Myanmar, 01 September 2017 – HTOO Hospitality is pleased to announce the appointment of Kyaw Kyaw Win as Group Executive Housekeeper. 

Kyaw Kyaw Win joins HTOO Hospitality with 24 years experience in the Rooms Division.  In his new role, he is tasked to oversee and manage the housekeeping operations in the group’s 16 hotels and will be responsible for ensuring high standards of cleanliness are observed in all premises and all housekeeping components are adhered according to company guidelines.

He started on his career in the hospitality industry in Myanmar before moving to the Middle East in 1998 to gain international experience with the Marriott Group in Dubai, UAE and Assistant Executive Housekeeper with the LeVendome Boutique Hotel in Doha, Qatar.  Prior to joining HTOO Hospitality, he was the Executive Housekeeper for five year with the PARKROYAL Hotel, Yangon

Welcoming him to the team, CEO of HTOO Hospitality Raymond Bragg commented: “The role of the Group Executive Housekeeper is vital to the smooth running of our hotels.  Creating a good impression and ensuring the hotels are equipped and supplied efficiently and unobtrusively in every way.  He has the full support from our enthusiastic and hardworking teams who look forward to working with him.” 
 
About HTOO Hospitality
Over the last 15 years, HTOO Hospitality has built a family of 9 brands under 4 boutique collections to cater to the needs of travellers.  Today, the group takes pride in being the largest collection of boutique hotels located in 11 destinations within Myanmar.  Built on authentic Burmese culture, values and traditions, experience Myanmar, one destination at a time with HTOO Hospitality!  For updates, visit http://htoohospitality.com

For more information, please contact:

Veronica Ann 
Group Director of Sales &Marketing   
 

04 August 2017

PRESS/MEDIA RELEASE:

HTOO HOSPITALITY APPOINTS HENRIK BERGQVIST AS GENERAL MANAGER OF AUREUM PALACE & HOTEL, NGAPALI


An experienced hotelier, Henrik brings more than 13 years of international hospitality experience in Sweden and Thailand to head up our Group’s 42 keys property.
 
Myanmar, 02 August 2017 – HTOO Hospitality is pleased to announce the appointment of Henrik Bergqvist as General Manager of the Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort in Ngapali, Myanmar’s premier beach destination.
 
A Swedish, Henrik joins HTOO Hospitality with 13 years in the hospitality industry, serving most recently as General Manager of Mai Khaolak Beach Resort & Spa and Mai Holiday, Pang Nga, Thailand.  In his new role, Henrik will oversee and manage the daily operations and drive continuous growth of the 42-keys resort.
 
Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies from the University of Stockholm, Henrik embarked on his career in Front Office Operations in Stockholm with Sergel Plaza Hotel, Hotel Rival, Rica Hotel and Best Western Hotel Karlaplan, Rocky’s Boutique Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand and Hotel Management with The Park Samui Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand, The Sunset Beach Resort & Spa in Koh Samui, Thailand and Centara Seaview Resort Khao Lak in Pang Nga, Thailand.
 
“It is our pleasure to welcome Henrik to our Group.  We are confident that his combination of business acumen, food & beverage savviness and understanding of operational strategy will position our hotel as the destination of choice for accommodation, dining, and events,” says Raymond Bragg, Chief Executive Officer, HTOO Hospitality.
 
About Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort, Ngapali
 
The Aureum Palace Hotels & Resorts is one of 09 brands under HTOO Hospitality.  TheAureum Palace Hotel & Resort, Ngapali is located in Myanmar’s premier beach destination and is set along the magnificent white stretches of sandy beaches with tropical palm trees and crystal clear waters of the Bay of Bengal. It provides a secluded and romantic setting featuring dramatic western facing sunsets upon these natural shores. The Resort stands apart as a premier boutique hotel and features the best Spa in the area, offering the ultimate in personal service and excellence in quality. This breathtaking location offers a stylish and relaxing interiors. An idyllic beachfront resort, famed for the fresh local fare and its individually designed and luxuriously spacious cottages. Whether you choose a cottage in the lush tropical garden, the beach overlooking the bay, or our executive cottage with a private pool, it will be hard to find a place that deserves the term "paradise" equally.  For updates, visit http://htoohospitality.com
 
For more information, please contact:
 
Veronica Ann
Group Director of Sales &Marketing    

02 August 2017

PRESS/MEDIA RELEASE:

HTOO HOSPITALITY APPOINTS SERGIO ALBERGO AS GROUP DIRECTOR FOR FOOD & BEVERAGE

 
Cultivating an innovative F&B culture across HTOO Hospitality 
 
Myanmar, 02 August 2017 – HTOO Hospitality is pleased to announce the appointment of Sergio Albergo as Group Director of Food & Beverage. 
 
Sergio joins HTOO Hospitality with 21 years in the food and beverage industry, serving most recently as General Manager of San Carlo Restaurants in UK.  In his new role with HTOO Hospitality, Sergio will manage and oversee the food & beverage operations in the group’s 16 hotels and will be responsible for cultivating an innovative F&B culture across the company’s diverse and multi-brand hotel portfolio to offer our guests and clients exceptional dining experiences.
 
With a Diploma in Hotel Management, Sergio embarked on his career in Food & Beverage with Furama Hotel in Hong Kong, Tulum & Akumal in Cancun, Mexico, Principe Hotels in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Ritz Carlton in Tenerife, Spain, Hotel Management with Maze by Gordon Ramsay in Prague, Czech Republic, Sandals Grande Ocho Rios Beach Villas & Resort in Jamaica, and The Trezzini Palace Hotel in St Petersburg, Russia.
 
Food & Beverage operations are a critical component of our business and branding. With Sergio’s extensive experience and his passion for food and wine, he brings forth fresh ideas and inspiration, as we embark on our journey to offer exciting new menus and dining concepts company-wide.” says Raymond Bragg, Chief Executive Officer, HTOO Hospitality.  
 
About HTOO Hospitality
Over the last 15 years, HTOO Hospitality has built a family of 9 brands under 4 boutique collections to cater to the needs of travellers.  Today, the group takes pride in being the largest collection of boutique hotels located in 11 destinations within Myanmar.  Built on authentic Burmese culture, values and traditions, experience Myanmar, one destination at a time with HTOO Hospitality!  For updates, visit http://htoohospitality.com

For more information, please contact:

Veronica Ann 
Group Director of Sales &Marketing   



02 June 2017

PRESS/MEDIA RELEASE:

HTOO HOSPITALITY LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

 
HTOO Hospitality has unveiled a new responsive website which will allow travellers to experience Myanmar’s most exciting destinations on their preferred digital devices even before they begin their travels. This marks the beginning of an exciting line up of digital and social media initiatives which the group will be rolling out to create an enriching user experience for guests and clients.
 
The new website is designed to make it easier for everyone to explore various destinations and the hotels under the group, make and manage bookings, connect and share through various social media platforms. This digital platform will allow people who have not experienced our hotels, to give them a glimpse into the world of HTOO Hospitality. The information featured on the new website illustrates the story of each hotel and its destination. It is also incorporated with popular social media platforms, Facebook and Instagram.
 
Veronica Ann, Group Director of Sales & Marketing, HTOO Hospitality shared “Millennial travellers continue to grow rapidly, we want to ensure our website and other digital platforms are designed to meet their needs, at the same time, not forgetting to engage the less digital savvy traveler. To celebrate our new site, HTOO Hospitality will launch the "#ExploringMyanmar" initiative on our Instagram to encourage everyone to share photos that tell a story of Myanmar. Travellers can share their photos that capture the places and food they have experienced in Myanmar.”
 
“Big data, personalization, mobile and CRM are key driving force in the travel industry today. We are glad to partner with HTOO Hospitality to deploy our technology and know how to assist them to propel ahead of their competition in the growing Myanmar tourism.”- Bernard Quek, Founder and CEO of GHS.
 

iBooking

The new website features a booking engine which offers convenience and personalised pricing with fewer steps to complete a booking. It has never been easier for travellers to book their stay with us.


Reward Supporters

To make booking stays for frequent travellers more rewarding, HTOO Hospitality will be launching an online rewards programme in the second half of this year. The programme will allow travellers to find a HTOO Hospitality hotel, book their stay, access all the latest offers and be rewarded with unique recognitions and loyalty points.

Over the last 15 years, Myanmar-based HTOO Hospitality has built a family of 9 brands under four boutique collections to cater to the needs of travellers. Today, we take pride in being the largest collection of boutique hotels located in 11 destinations within Myanmar.

Built on authentic Burmese culture, values and traditions, we invite you to experience Myanmar, one destination at a time with HTOO Hospitality!



31 March 2017 - 01 April 2017

PRESS/MEDIA RELEASE:

Kitchen Duel at the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel

 
You thought the job of a hotel Chef in a posh hotel may become a boring routine, preparing the same dishes over and over? Not quite, if the employer is innovative and comes up with ideas, born on extensive travels through all continents, to challenge the skills and creativity of his Chefs to make cooking an art form. That is what, U Tayza, Chairman of Htoo Group of Companies, had in mind when he came up with the idea for this very special event.
The musketeers of high class cuisine in the hotel kitchens of the Hotel Business Unit of Htoo Group of Companies are crossing their cooking ladels in an exceptional affair of honor. The two-day competition will take place at the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel on the 31 Mar from noon to 5.30pm and on 01 Apr from 9.30am to 4pm.
 
11 Teams consisting of 03 Chefs each will participate to win the top 3 prizes. The task on day one is to prepare a menu of 1 appetizer and 1 soup in 4 equal portions for each creation. Well, we all know many moms are facing the same challenge every day. But can she do the job if she was given only 2 minutes to find the right ingredients and bring a mouth watering dish to the table in just a wink of an eye later? The cooking facilities will only be in full gear for 2 hours. However, while most of us are just capable of preparing scrambled eggs in this short period of time, judges will see swirling knives like drum sticks at a rock festival, fiery woks and steaming pots at this event.
 
Experts consider the second day of the completion is not a walk in the park either. The professionals will have to prepare 2 main courses, 1 vegetable dish and 1 dessert in 4 equal portions for each creation. This time the teams will have 5 minutes to gather their ingredients and are given 10 minutes to prepare their menu.
 
Judges specially handpicked, will give their notes after the Chefs have explained their creations and tasting of the dishes. They may even discover some of the Chef's secret ingredients and tricks normally hidden behind closed kitchen doors.
 
At the end of day two, we will see the beaming smiles on the faces of the winning teams and probably some future rising stars of haute cuisine in Myanmar. However, the idea of U Tayza does not stop here. Plans are to have another cooking duel in September, stay tuned to find out what's brewing………