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Berinder Thind Named the Director of Finance
at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo

TOKYO, June 16, 2010 – Berinder Thind, has been named the new Director of Finance at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo.  Having spent the last six years working in Japan, Mr. Thind most recently held the Director of Finance position at the Hyatt Regency Kyoto, while also lending regional support for all other sister hotels in Japan (excluding Tokyo).
“Berinder’s great depth of experience will be an absolute asset to the hotel,” said Francois J. Cnockaert, general manager of the hotel.  “He has a great passion for what he does, and I am certain that he will greatly impact the staff with his positive attitude and skill set.”
With a career that includes 11 years with Hyatt Hotels, Mr. Thind has held a variety of finance positions both on property and for Hyatt International offices.  His career began at the Park Hyatt Sydney before he was promoted to the Internal Auditor position with Hyatt International ASPAC, Honk Kong in 2003.  Subsequently, he rose through the ranks to hold the position of Resident Director of Finance at the Hyatt Regency in Osaka, then on to the Grand Hyatt Tokyo where he held the same position for two years, before moving on to his most recent position in Kyoto.
Born in Malaysia, and a citizen of Australia, Mr. Thind holds a Bachelor of Business Degree with a double major in Accounting and Banking & Finance from Southern Cross University on Australia’s Gold Coast, and is an associate member of the Certified Practicing Accounts, Australia (CPA Australia).  He also is multi-lingual and is fluent in Bahasa Malaysia, Hindi/Punjabi, English and can speak intermediate Japanese. 
About The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
Located in the heart of Tokyo Midtown, in the city’s tallest building, The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo sits at the core of Roppongi, the capital’s entertainment, diplomatic and design-related business hub.  Occupying the top nine floors of the 53-story building, The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo offers 360-degree panoramic vistas of Tokyo including Tokyo Tower and Mount Fuji.  Featuring 248 guest rooms, including 36 suites and Ritz-Carlton Club Level Rooms, the hotel delivers a guest experience like no other and accommodations that offer Frette linens and featherbeds, deep-soaking tubs, rain showers, two Sony BRAVIA televisions, complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access, dual-line telephones with voicemail, CD and DVD player and complimentary water at turndown.  For pure luxury outside of its guest rooms, the hotel’s Spa and Fitness by ESPA offers guests the ultimate in pampering, while its two dining outlets – Hinokizaka, a Michelin star-rated Japanese restaurant, and  Restaurant Forty Five, offering modern French cuisine – provide pure satisfaction for the palate.  The hotel also offers state-of-the-art event facilities, including a dedicated Wedding Chapel.  The Ritz-Carlton is located Tokyo Midtown 9-7-1, Akasaka, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 107-6245 Japan.  For more information, or for reservations, please call +81-3-3423-8000, or visit
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 73 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe with future openings including Dubai International Financial Centre, United Arab Emirates; Toronto; and Hong Kong, Kowloon. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company web site at  The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:  MAR 

Linda Beltran
Director of Public Relations
The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
Tokyo Midtown 9-7-1, Akasaka
Minato-Ku, Tokyo 107-6245 Japan
Phone: 81-(0)3-6434-8100 (Direct)
Fax: 81-(0)3-6434-8802


Also See: Christopher R. Clark the New Hotel Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo / November 2009

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