News for the Hospitality Executive
Marco Saxer Appointed as General Manager of the
KOLKATA, November 2011 – Marco Saxer has been appointed the General Manager of Swissôtel Kolkata, the internationally renowned Swiss hospitality group’s maiden property in India. He brings with him over 20 years of experience from international hotel chains across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Marco Saxer’s career began with the Carlton Hotel, Singapore followed by various positions in Sales, F & B and Finance with Radisson and Holiday Inn. Between 2001 and 2010 he was the General Manager of the Amari Atrium Hotel in Bangkok followed by the position of General Manager at Mövenpick Hotel in Kuwait. M. Saxer is a graduate from the Hotel Management School in Lausanne (EHL) and holds a diploma in Strategic Management from Cornell University NY, USA.
Swissôtel Kolkata is the newest luxury address in the city of Kolkata which offers well-appointed leisure and business facilities. Boasting an under-one-roof concept, Swissôtel Kolkata has 147 contemporary guest rooms and luxury suites with spectacular Jacuzzis, four restaurants and bars, a fitness centre, a rooftop swimming pool, and over 1261 square meters of meeting space with the largest pillarless banquet in the city. The hotel is part of a new urban development with an attached mall featuring shops, restaurants and a multiplex cinema.
About Swissôtel Hotels and Resorts
Swissôtel Hotels and Resorts (www.swissotel.com) is an award winning and distinctive group of deluxe hotels, combining renowned Swiss hospitality with contemporary design, personalised service, charm and efficiency. Located in popular gateway destinations and city centres, the hotels provide convenient access to business and shopping districts. The group's Swiss heritage ensures organisational competence, attention to detail, safety and a superlative guest experience.
The international hotel chain is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with 101 hotels and resorts worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffled branded Residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties.
Hotels under development: Makkah/Saudi-Arabia (2012), Dresden/Germany (2012), Kiev/Ukraine (2012), Bangalore/India (2013), Odessa/Ukraine (2013) and Sochi/Russia (2013).
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Hotels & Resorts Adds to Chinese Portfolio with the 380-room
Swissôtel Chengdu in Sichuan Province / November 2011
Hotels & Resorts to Manage Russian Mountain Resort, Gorky-Gorod in
Sochi Currently Under Construction to be Completed for the 2014 Winter
Olympics / September 2011
Hotels & Resorts Deputs Swissôtel Living, its Extended Stay
Suite Concept, at the 63-suite Swissôtel The Bosphorus in Istanbul
/ July 2011
Hotels & Resorts and OAO Sistema-Hals Sign Management Agreement for
Development of the Swissôtel Sochi Kamelia Located Along the
Black Sea in the Russian City of Sochi / May 2011
Hotels Appoints Ferry Warnke as General Manager of Swissôtel
Kolkata in India and Daniel Fueglister as General Manager of
Swissôtel Sydney in Australia / May 2011
Hotels & Resorts Enters Management Agreement with Interpoint
Development to Operate the 333-room Swissôtel Odessa in the
Ukraine / February 2011
Hotels & Resorts Signs Management Agreement to Operate a Hotel
Currently Under Construction in the Ukrainian Capital of Kyiv /
|Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Takes a Look at its History and a Look to the Future / January 2010|
|Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts to Open its First Hotel in the Middle East: Swissôtel Makkah in Saudi Arabia / October 2009|