-- Accor's Reggie Shiu amongst casualties in Khao Lak --
Below is a statement by Accor Asia Pacific Chairman, David Baffsky:
sadly assume that one of our most senior Accor executives, Reggie Shiu,
wife and two of his three children are amongst the victims of the
disaster that struck
Shiu was one of the
great hotel pioneers of the Asia Pacific region. Reggie was Senior Vice
fact that Accor was
amongst the most successful and fastest growing international hotel
not only grew the
Accor hotel portfolio, he built relationships with some of
1986, he re-joined ACCOR
and was appointed to be part of Accor Asia Pacific's (AAPC) management
with the first assignment based in
he was promoted
to the position of Chief Executive for
Reggie reported directly to the Managing Director of Accor Asia Pacific and to the Chairman of Accor Asia Pacific.
Reggie's loss will be felt by the wider hospitality industry. A man of great natural charm and positive energy, he has inspired many working with him to progress their careers in the industry.
He will be missed by all of his colleagues, and our deepest felt condolences go to his surviving daughter, Zoe, who not only lost a wonderful father, but also her mother and two brothers in this terrible disaster.
Reggie will be very sadly missed but fondly remembered by everybody who knew him.
Details of a memorial service will be communicated as soon as possible."
For further information (and photos);Tom Racette Tel: (66-2) 659 4536 email: Tom.Racette@accor.com <mailto:Tom.Racette@accor.com>
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