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The Sukhothai Shanghai names GM
Bangkok, August 24, 2017

Marcel Holman has been appointed general manager for The Sukhothai Shanghai, slated to open in December this year.


Besides overseeing the operation of the 201-key Sukhothai Shanghai, Holman also holds a dual role as vice president mainland China for The Sukhothai Hotels & Resorts, and is responsible for the brand development and expansion of the Sukhothai brand within mainland China.



The Dutch national started his international hospitality career in Asia-Pacific 24 years ago as the assistant F&B manager in New Zealand, followed by several assignments with the InterContinental Hotels Group, Rotana Hotels, and Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts in Australia, China, the UAE and Taiwan.


In the mid-2000s, he was the resident manager at Shangri-La Fuzhou and Shangri-La Chengdu during their soft opening periods, followed by his first assignment as general manager with the China World Summit Wing, Convention Centre (A Shangri-La Hotel) Beijing in 2008.


Holman was then assigned to the Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Taipei to execute the hotel relaunch program, and in mid-2016 took on the position as general manager - projects for various Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts properties in Singapore, Shanghai and Jakarta.

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