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Raffles International Appoints Four to Swissôtel GM Posts
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SINGAPORE, 27 September 2005 – Raffles International is pleased to announce the appointments of four General Managers within its portfolio of hotels and resorts.  This is in line with the group’s commitment to provide career development for its international pool of general managers. 

Mr Tan Choon Kwang as GM, Swissôtel Nankai, Osaka and Area GM, Asia Pacific Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts 

Mr Tan Choon Kwang is Swissôtel Nankai, Osaka’s new General Manager.  He also undertakes the responsibilities of Area General Manager, Asia Pacific, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts.  Mr Tan was previously Raffles International’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Human Resource and Information Technology and General Manager of the then Merchant Court, Sydney, Australia.

Mr Eggert Muus as GM, Swissôtel Beijing, Hong Kong Macau Center

Mr Eggert Muus is currently General Manager of Swissôtel Beijing, Hong Kong Macau Center where he was previously the Resident Manager for almost three years.  Mr Muus had formerly assumed the position of Executive Assistant Manager in Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey.

Mr Christian Schaufelbuehl as GM, Swissôtel Merchant Court, Singapore

Mr Christian Schaufelbuehl has been appointed General Manager of Swissôtel Merchant Court Singapore.  He was previously Director of Operations of Swissôtel Sydney on Market Street, Australia and Executive Assistant Manager, Sales & Marketing of Swissôtel Zurich, Switzerland.

Mr Michael Möecking as GM, Swissôtel Berlin

Mr Michael Möecking has assumed the position of General Manager of Swissôtel Berlin.  Previously in 2000, he was the General Manager of Swissôtel Göcek Marina & Spa Resort for more than 3 years.  

Raffles Hotels & Resorts (www.raffles.com) is a collection of 15 luxury hotels located in major cities around the globe and distinguishes itself by the highest standards of products and services. Each hotel is a landmark in its respective city and most are positioned at the top of their local markets. The collection of legendary hotels includes Raffles Hotel and Raffles The Plaza in Singapore, Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia, Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Raffles L’Ermitage Beverly Hills in the US, Raffles Resort Canouan Island, The Grenadines, Raffles Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Hamburg, Germany and Raffles Le Montreux Palace, Montreux, Switzerland.

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts (www.swissotel.com) is a distinctive group of 26 deluxe hotels for today’s discerning modern business and leisure traveller. It combines individual, modern and functional design with local character and renowned standards of Swiss hospitality, service efficiency and product quality. Located in gateway destinations and city centres, the hotels offer convenient access to business and shopping districts and local attractions. Many of the Swissôtel hotels have won prestigious awards and accolades

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Contact:

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts 
www.swissotel.com

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Also See: Raffles Holdings Limited Enters Agreement to Acquire Swissotels for Approximately US $240.0 million; Includes Management Contracts for 23 Hotels / April 2001
After an 8-month Refurbishment Raffles Holdings Limited Opens the 548-room Swissôtel Nankai Osaka / April 2004

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