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Swissôtel Hotels Appoints Torsten Pinter and
Jackson Wong to General Manager Posts

SINGAPORE, August 2009 – Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the following executive appointments in Asia Pacific with immediate effect: Torsten Pinter, as General Manager of Swissôtel Nai Lert Park, Bangkok and Jackson Wong, as General Manager of Swissôtel Foshan, Guangdong. 
Torsten Pinter, General Manager, Swissôtel Nai Lert Park, Bangkok 

Prior to his Bangkok appointment, Torsten was General Manager at Swissôtel Foshan which opened in May 2008 to become Foshan’s first international deluxe hotel. In a matter of months, he led his team to win the Best New Opening Hotel of China Award at the 4th China Hotel Starlight Awards and earned himself the Best General Manager of China’s Hotel Industry Award at the same ceremony. 
With a career that spans 10 countries in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, this German national first joined Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts in 2001 as part of the pre-opening team of Swissôtel Berlin, Germany. He then assumed the position of Director of Food & Beverage and subsequently, Executive Assistant Manager at Swissôtel Beijing Hong Kong Macau Centre.
Torsten’s earlier career experience includes stints at the Hotel Balmoral, Scotland, The Savoy in London, and with various international hospitality chains including Four Seasons, Sheraton, Le Meridien and Westin. 
The 338-room award-winning Swissôtel Nai Lert Park sits nestled amidst a luxuriant sprawling 7-rai (2.8 acres) garden estate in the heart of Bangkok’s central business and diplomatic district just minutes away from the Skytrain station.  In 2008, it was awarded Thailand’s Leading Business Hotel at the World Travel Awards, Asia. 

Jackson Wong, General Manager, Swissôtel Foshan

Taking over the reigns from Torsten at Swissôtel Foshan will be Jackson Wong who comes to the property from The Garden Hotel, Guangzhou where he held the position of Assistant General Manager. Prior to this, he was General Manager Sales & Marketing at LNH Hospitality in Guangzhou.
A Canadian national, Jackson has worked in several countries including Hong Kong, Canada, Australia and China. He began his career in 1982 at Holiday Inn Golden Mile, Hong Kong and has since, accumulated a wealth of experience in hospitality as well as sales and marketing. 20 years of his 28-year career have been in executive positions in five star deluxe properties. His recent tenures have been senior management positions with Mirage Hotel in Urumqi, Xinjiang, the Intercontinental in Shenyang and Beijing Marriot Hotel West.
The 234-room Swissôtel Foshan is one of four Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts’ properties in China. It joins Swissôtel Beijing Hong Kong Macau Centre which was the Swiss hospitality pioneer’s first property in China, Swissôtel Kunshan and Swissôtel Grand Shanghai, which also opened in 2008.


Eva-Maria Panzer
Director Communication
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts
Tel +41 44 317 33 22


Also See: Raffles International Assumes Management of Nai Lert Park Bangkok / December 2003
Jing’an Chengjian Signs Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts to Manage 208-room Deluxe Hotel Development in Foshan, Guangdong Province / September 2006



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