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Keith Hardie Named as General Manager for the Royal Orchid
Sheraton Hotel & Towers in Bangkok, Thailand

March 7, 2012
- Lothar Pehl, Starwood Regional Vice President for Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia and Regional Vice President for Japan, Korea and Guam, is pleased to announce the appointment of Keith Hardie as General Manager at Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Bangkok effective on 16 February 2012.

Over 32 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Keith Hardie has been with Starwood Hotels & Resorts for 18 years, Mr. Hardie returns to Thailand from being the General Manager of the Le Royal Meridien, Shanghai. Previously, he was General Manager of the Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok and General Manager of El Gezirah Sheraton Hotel, Towers & Casino Cairo, Egypt.

Prior to Mr. Hardie’s career with Starwood, he held management positions at InterContinental Muscat, Shangri-la’s Fijian Resort, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Manila and The London Marriott Hotel at Grosvenor Square.

A British citizen, Mr. Hardie was educated in the UK from where he procured tertiary-level qualifications from both Newport College of Arts and Technology and Ealing College. He began his career as a Graduate Management trainee with Trust House Forte in 1977 and received his first overseas posting to Dubai 29 years ago. Mr. Hardie and his wife Olivia have been married 29 years and have three boys each born in different countries. Apart from the commitment to family, Keith’s additional interests include golf, sailing and rugby.

About Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
Sheraton helps guests make connections at more than 400 hotels in 70 countries around the world and recently completed a $6 billion global revitalization and is now in the midst of a $5 billion global expansion over the next three years. Sheraton is owned by and is the largest and most global brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1090 properties in 100 countries and territories with 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft®, and Element SM.  Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.

Contact:

Ms Ornmanee Praditpolpanich (Amm)
Director of Marketing Communications
E-mail: ornmanee.praditpolpanich@sheraton.com
Tel:  +66 2665 3152
Fax: +66 2236 5958

 
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