Jean Gabriel P¨¦r¨¨s honoured for his inspirational success story and outstanding achievements.
Zurich (Switzerland) - Jean Gabriel P¨¦r¨¨s, the President and CEO of M?venpick Hotels & Resorts, has been chosen as ¡®Travel Personality of the Year 2012¡¯ in the influential TTG Asia Travel Awards.
The award is recognised as one of the ¡®Oscars¡¯ of the travel industry in Asia and Mr P¨¦r¨¨s was selected for his ¡°outstanding achievement in transforming M?venpick Hotels & Resorts into an inspiring success story¡±.
¡°Together with his team, he has set an industry example of what having true passion and dedication to the industry, integrity to the brand and respect for people can do,¡± said the TTG Asia editorial team that chose Mr P¨¦r¨¨s for the prestigious award. ¡°One of the most inspiring aspects of this success story is Mr P¨¦r¨¨s¡¯s ability to find the right talent and motivate them to real breakthroughs.¡±
When Mr P¨¦r¨¨s joined M?venpick Hotels & Resorts in 1999 he inherited a portfolio of 36 hotels. Now there are 76. By 2015 he aims to have 100 properties open worldwide with more than half of the company¡¯s 30 new hotels in development opening in Asia.
The Swiss upscale hospitality company currently manages two properties in Thailand, two in Vietnam and one each in the Philippines, India and Singapore, but in 2013 alone it will open new resorts in Pattaya, Thailand; Sanya, China; and the private island resort Huma Island Palawan in the Philippines. The renovated M?venpick Resort & Spa Cebu and the historic Heritage Wing with 62 suites at the M?venpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa are to open later this year.
¡°I wish to share this award with our Middle East and Asia team, headed by Chief Operating Officer Andreas Mattm¨¹ller.¡± said Mr P¨¦r¨¨s. ¡°It is wonderful motivation for everyone as we expand throughout Asia.¡±
Mr P¨¦r¨¨s has contributed significantly to the hospitality industry in Asia. Before leading M?venpick Hotels & Resorts, he was Le M¨¦ridien¡¯s Managing Director for Asia Pacific where he played a key role establishing the group in the region.
¡°The TTG editorial team could not have picked a more deserving leader than Jean Gabriel P¨¦r¨¨s for this award,¡± said Darren Ng, managing director, TTG Asia Media.Mr P¨¦r¨¨s added: ¡°The award means a lot to me because I started my hospitality career in Asia and spent 12 very happy years here. I am looking forward to deepening my relationship with the region through the continued expansion of M?venpick Hotels & Resorts.¡±
Monday, October 22, 2012
President and CEO of M?venpick Hotels & Resorts awarded TTG Asia¡¯s Travel Personality of the Year.
Source = M?venpick Hotels & Resorts