(13 July 2021)
Edward E. Snoeks, a highly respected hospitality
veteran with three decades of industry experience in Asia and
Europe, has been appointed General Manager of the Meliá Chiang
Mai, in northern Thailand.
The new 260-room hotel is scheduled to open in the
fourth quarter of this year in the heart of Chiang Mai’s city
Edward joins Meliá Chiang Mai after managing the
pre-opening of Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok & The Residences
and working as both Thailand’s Regional General Manager and
General Manager of The Okura Prestige in Bangkok.
Before that, he was GM of the Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Causeway Bay
and Vice President of Hotel Operations at Hong Kong Parkview Hotel
Edward first started working in Asia in 1994 when he
worked in the for F&B department of one of the region’s most
celebrated hotels, The Regent Hong Kong.
Edward’s hotel management experience also includes stints at the
Marco Polo Hotels in Hong Kong, the Mutiara Hotel Kuala Lumpur and
Le Royal Meridien Baan Taling Ngam on Koh Samui.
Ignacio Martin, Area Managing Director South East Asia at Meliá Hotels International,
said, “Edward’s exceptional leadership
abilities and his rich and diversified experience in opening and
managing hotels in Asia make him the obvious choice to take charge
of Meliá Chiang Mai, our second Meliá Hotels International
property to be opened in Thailand following the successful launch
of Meliá Koh Samui.”
Comprising a 22-floor tower fronted by an adjoining seven-floor
podium building, Meliá Chiang Mai will feature two restaurants, two bars, two lounges, a YHI Spa with
seven treatment rooms, a fully-equipped fitness centre, swimming
pool, ballroom and four additional meeting spaces for business and
leisure travellers alike.
360-degree rooftop bar featuring two bars connected by a glass
bridge, a 21st-floor executive lounge with panoramic views of
Chiang Mai, a range of conference facilities and much more, my
team and I are looking forward to launching a hotel that promises
to exude the mystic splendor of northern Thailand and draw on Meliá’s warm Spanish hospitality,” Edward said.
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