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Emmanuel Guillard, Top Executive of Swiss-Belhotel International, Awarded
"Leader in Global Hotel Chain"
in the Indonesia Travel Business Leader Awards 2012

April 9, 2012
- Mr. Emmanuel Guillard, Senior Vice President Operations and Development for Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam and CEO of Zest Hotels International has been awarded "Leader in Global Hotel Chain" in the prestigious Indonesia Travel Business Leader Awards 2012.  Mr. Guillard heads Swiss-Belhotel International's Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam offices and is also CEO of Zest Hotels International, a budget hotel brand recently introduced by Swiss-Belhotel International.

“Mr. Guillard is a highly experienced and knowledgeable hotel industry professional. As one of our most senior executives, he has made a substantial contribution to the growth and development of Swiss-Belhotel International. Particularly impressive is the contribution he has made to our growth in Indonesia. I congratulate Mr. Guillard on receiving this prestigious award; it is well deserved,” commented Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President Mr. Gavin M. Faull.

Indonesia Travel Business Leader Awards (ITBLA) are organised by RajaMICE in conjunction with Binus Business School and supported by the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. ITBL Awards are considered the country’s prime awards for recognising the outstanding performance of business executives in Indonesia's tour and travel industry.

Clearly delighted with the award, Mr Guillard said, “Being a recipient of the prestigious ITBL Award 2012 is an honour. However, I believe that my success in the hotel and hospitality industry, and in particular with Swiss-Belhotel International, has not only been achieved through my own endeavours, but also through the support of Chairman and President, Mr. Gavin Faull and all the other executives of the Group as well as the support of a highly professional team in my office in Jakarta”.

The official presentation of the ITBL Awards 2012 took place in conjunction with a spectacular Gala Dinner on 29 March 2012 at JW Marriott, Jakarta. The event was attended by government officials and executives from the tour, travel and hospitality sectors from all over Indonesia. Mr. Guillard was accompanied to the event by executives from Jakarta Regional Office and from the Swiss-Belhotel International Group.

Mr. Guillard has more than 25 years of international experience in the hotel and hospitality industry, joining Swiss-Belhotel International in 1995. He was appointed General Manager of Hotel Ciputra Jakarta in 1998 and Director of Operations Indonesia in 2002.   Today, Mr.  Guillard is responsible for operations and development for Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, Mr. Guillard is also CEO of Swiss-Belhotel International's newly introduced global budget hotel brand, Zest Hotels International.

About Swiss-Belhotel International

Swiss-Belhotel International is a rapidly expanding international management company with over 80 hotels, resorts and projects globally. Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Hong Kong (SAR), Swiss-Belhotel International manages properties in the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East including CHINA • VIETNAM • PHILIPPINES • MALAYSIA • INDONESIA • AUSTRALIA • IRAQ • KUWAIT • OMAN • QATAR • SAUDI ARABIA. Ranked in the top 100 international hotel management companies, Swiss-Belhotel International has twice been awarded Indonesia’s Leading Global Hotel Chain 2010/2011 and 2011/2012, and most favourite 4-star hotel. Swiss-Belhotel International’s rapid expansion will see substantial growth in the Middle East as well as a focus on growth in China. For more information, please refer to the Group website,

Harshanty Kaloko
Regional PR and Promotion Manager

Annisa Nurulita
Regional PR Executive
Swiss-Belhotel International – Indonesia Regional and Sales Office
Hotel Ciputra Jakarta, 7th floor, Suite 701
Jl. Letnan Jenderal S. Parman, Jakarta 11470, Indonesia
Telephone (62-21) 560 6040, 566 9710
Facsimile (62-21) 568 1548, 566 0139


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