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John Sartain Appointed General Manager of Grand Copthorne
Waterfront Hotel, Singapore

12 November 2007 - Millennium & Copthorne International Limited (MCIL), a Singapore-based hospitality management company that manages more than 110 hotels, announces the appointment of Mr John Sartain as General Manager of Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore.

Sartain joins the hotel from Copthorne Hotel Gatwick London, where he had served as General Manager. A British citizen, Sartain is a veteran hotelier with over 25 years of hotel industry experience. His extensive experience and distinguished career span over various continents, which included countries such as Australia and Ghana. He had worked with several international deluxe hotel chains such as Hilton Hotels, Intercontinental Hotels Group and Ramada Hotels.

Sartain has also always been actively supporting the industry with his involvement in working with numerous associations including the Institute of Hospitality (previously Hotel & Catering International Management Association).

Known for its award-wining restaurants and as one of the largest conference hotels in the region, the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel is a popular choice for corporate travellers to Singapore. Sartain will be put at the helm of all aspects of the hotel, including operations, human resources, sales & marketing, finance, engineering as well as 65,500 square feet Waterfront Conference Centre within the hotel.

Im excited to embark on this new challenge, Sartain said. I look forward to leading the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel team towards greater excellence.

Sartain will greatly add value to the MCIL group and continue to strengthen the brand with his extensive track record of success and from his various capacities around the world, enthusiasm and passion for operational excellence, marketing and revenue generation.

Millennium & Copthorne International Limited (a subsidiary of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc and member of the Singapore-based Hong Leong Group) owns and operates hotel properties in seven countries in Asia. Globally, the UK-headquartered Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc owns and operates more than 110 hotels, making it one of the largest owned and managed hotel groups in the world.


Day-Lin Koh 
Director of Marketing Communications
Tel: (65) 6233 1004 

Also See: Michael Newman as Director of Sales & Marketing at Millennium UN Plaza, New York / November 2007


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