BANGKOK — The general manager of Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit continues to round out his staff ahead of the hotel’s scheduled opening in September.
In recent weeks, Sammy Carolus has appointed Maria Sitanggang Director of Sales & Marketing and Wuthivet Vetchabutsakorn Director of Finance.
Both Sitanggang and Vetchabutsakorn have more than 20 years of experience in their respective areas of expertise.
Sitanggang joins Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit after spending seven years at Hyatt Regency Hua Hin & The Barai as its director of sales and marketing. She has also worked for Hyatt properties in Bali.
“It has always been a goal of mine to help lay the groundwork for a new Hyatt hotel,” said Sitanggang, who began her career with the brand in 2004. “But I am especially excited about this opportunity because it is the first Hyatt Regency in Bangkok.”
Vetchabutsakorn’s lengthy resume includes stints with globally recognized leaders in nutrition (Mead Johnson) and pharmaceuticals (P&G) as well as hospitality. Most recently he served Area Director of Finance - Asia for Movenpick Hotels & Resorts.
“When I think of Hyatt, I think of a company that has a strong reputation for respecting and caring for people,” said Vetchabutsakorn. “That played a major role in my decision, as did the chance to work in a dynamic city like Bangkok.”
Conceived by award-winning, Bangkok-based architectural firm OBA, the 273-room Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit will feature 21 elegant suites designed in a contemporary Thai style, three dining venues, more than 1,300 square meters of meeting space and a slew of recreational facilities including an indoor-outdoor swimming pool.
Located in the heart of the Thai capital on vibrant Sukhumvit Road and offering direct sky-bridge access to the Nana BTS Skytrain station, it will be the fourth Hyatt hotel in Bangkok, joining sister establishments Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, Park Hyatt Bangkok and Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit.