John Neutze has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing, Raffles Hotel Le Royal and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, Cambodia, effective from January 14, 2014.
Neutze, a New Zealand native with over 20 years of international experience in the hospitality industry, joins the Raffles family from Hilton Worldwide. Neutze was the National Director of Sales for Hilton’s National Sales Office in Thailand, responsible for the wholesale leisure sales team for eight Hilton Worldwide hotels. Prior to this, Neutze was the Director of Sales for Hilton Maldives Resort and Spa (now Conrad Maldives Resort & Spa).
In addition to his experience with Hilton, Neutze also brings further Sales and Marketing expertise from working for a number of other prominent hotels including Hyatt Auckland, Shipfield hotels in New Zealand and the Stamford Plaza in Melbourne, Australia.
Pieter van der Hoeven and Christian Sack, General Managers of Raffles Hotel Le Royal, and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor respectively, warmly welcome John to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. His creative flair and extensive sales experience across a variety of geographical and industry areas will be invaluable to Raffles’ two iconic Cambodian hotels, the only luxury properties to pre-date the Khmer Rouge era, each offering an atmospheric and authentic haven for the well-travelled in the country so often described as the ‘Kingdom of Wonder’.
About Raffles Hotels & Resorts: Raffles Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning, luxury international hotel company with a history dating back to 1887 with the opening of Raffles Hotel, Singapore. The portfolio currently comprises ten luxurious properties, from secluded resorts to city hotels in key locations around the world: in Singapore, Cambodia, China, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, the Philippines and Paris, each one is an oasis of calm and charm. The company is embarking on a new phase of expansion, with openings in Istanbul and Indonesia scheduled over the next year. With a compelling mix of cultures and styles, every hotel in the Raffles family has its own individual personality, with its own story to tell and its own sense of place. However, each one is proud to draw on the timeless essence of Raffles – to deliver thoughtful, personal and discreet service to well-travelled guests. For more information please visit www.raffles.com
Raffles Hotels & Resorts is owned by FRHI Holdings Ltd, a leading global hotel company with 98 hotels and resorts worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties.
RAFFLES IN CAMBODIA: Opened in 1929 and 1932 respectively, Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor in Siem Reap are the only luxury hotels in Cambodia that pre-date the civil war and the Khmer Rouge era. They were brought into the Raffles portfolio in 1997 after thorough and sensitive modernization. The hotels were the work of a French Colonial architect based in Hanoi, responsible for the design of many buildings constructed in French Indochina in the early 20th century. So it is appropriate that French interior designers based in Ho Chi Min City should be playing a starring role in the next chapter of the hotels’ lives. The design company was given the brief to breathe new vitality, elegance and comfort into the interiors by subtly updating the hotels’ much-loved French Colonial, Art Deco and Khmer style and ambiance.