Hotel Online  Special Report


 Meritus Hotels Appoints Tommy Lai Chi-On as the Director of Sales & Marketing
for Shanghai JC Mandarin and Regional Director of Sales in China
Singapore, 25 January 2007 - Meritus Hotels & Resorts is pleased to welcome Mr Tommy Lai Chi-On as the Director of Sales & Marketing for Shanghai JC Mandarin as well as the Regional Director of Sales for the Global Sales Office in China.

A Hong Kong citizen, Tommy concentrated his hotel career in understanding the dynamic markets of Asia for the past 13 years.  He spent progressive stints with international hotel chains such as Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, and has established a strong reputation in the sales regime of the international travel trade market with a regional sales role at Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts in Hong Kong before transferring to the group’s property in Thailand.  Tommy’s success in the Le Meridien group has taken him to the next level of his career path and now allows him to further develop international market experiences.

A familiar face to the Meritus group, Tommy joined the Meritus’ Regional Sales Office in Hong Kong a decade ago and is now ready to take up new challenges with the group again.

With the new appointments, he will be taking on the chief role of heading the sales team at the Meritus’ property in Shanghai whilst driving the group’s global sales team efforts in China.
Mr Hideyuki Yanaka, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the group enthused, “It is a great pleasure to have Tommy on board again. Meritus has evolved tremendously in the last decade and with the aggressive developments in China both in terms of the country’s economy and the group’s expansion plans, Tommy’s new appointments will be key to driving the growing market of both inbound and outbound travellers to the Meritus properties.”

Located in the commercial hub and high-fashion shopping district of Nanjing Road, the elegant 511-room Shanghai JC Mandarin is a mark of Asian hospitality and modern comfort and was accorded the Top 75 Asia Hotels Travel Award based on the Conde Nast Travellers’ Reader’s Choice Survey 2006. 

About Meritus Hotels & Resorts

Meritus is a luxury Asian brand that prides itself in offering the finest hospitality for both business and leisure travellers. Trading under a Latin name that denotes ‘deserving of merit’ fused into an Asian mark that depicts quality of excellence and worth, portraying a true representation of our eastern roots with respect towards western sophistication.  We are a Singapore based hotel management company, owned by Overseas Union Enterprise Ltd, with a focus on delivering our signature Asian grace, warmth and care experience. We currently have a portfolio of owned and managed hotels and resorts in Singapore, Malaysia and China. 


Ms Melissa Micallef
Assistant VP Marketing 
Tel: (65) 6831 6238

Also See: More than Just Another Generic Commercial Piece, the Meritus Hotels & Resorts Calendar has Gone a Long Way Since its Inception in 1977 / December 2006
Marc-Henri Dumur Named GM of the Meritus Chiang Mai Riverside Spa Resort in Thailand / June 2006

To search Hotel Online data base of News and Trends Go to Hotel.Online Search

Home | Welcome! | Hospitality News | Classifieds | Catalogs & Pricing | Viewpoint Forum | Ideas/Trends
Please contact Hotel.Online with your comments and suggestions.