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Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Names Eric Piatti as General Manager
of the 338-room Swissôtel Nai Lert Park, Bangkok in Thailand

SINGAPORE, July 6, 2012
– Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Piatti, as General Manager of Swissôtel Nai Lert Park, Bangkok with immediate effect. He first joined Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts in 1994 and brings over 20 years of hospitality experience to the 338-room hotel.

This appointment marks a return for Eric Piatti, who was once Executive Assistant Manager at Swissôtel Nai Lert Park. He first embarked on his career with the group at Swissôtel Le Plaza, Basel, Switzerland and has since progressed to assume several senior executive roles. Prior to his current appointment, Eric Piatti was General Manager at Fairmont Towers, Heliopolis, Cairo and previously held similar positions for Swissôtel in India and China from 2007.

With his extensive background in hospitality as well as food and beverage, Eric Piatti was appointed a key role for several corporate assignments including rebranding for Swissôtel Nankai Osaka, Japan. He was also the Food & Beverage Champion for five Swissôtel properties, across Germany, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

A graduate in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the Lausanne Hospitality Management School, Switzerland, Eric Piatti is fluent in French, English and German. Action-driven and motivated, he is well-placed to steer Swissôtel Nai Lert Park to greater success. The hotel is the proud recipient of Thailand’s Leading City Resort award at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2011.

Eric Piatti follows Torsten Pinter, who became General Manager at Swissôtel Zürich.

About Swissôtel Nai Lert Park, Bangkok
The award-winning Swissôtel Nai Lert Park, Bangkok sits nestled amidst a luxuriant sprawling 3.2-acre garden estate in the heart of Bangkok’s central business and diplomatic district just minutes away from the Skytrain station.  Each of the 338 rooms and suites feature a private balcony as well as all the modern conveniences and comforts any business or leisure traveller would desire. The hotel’s diverse restaurants and bars provide a deliciously array of cuisines with a choice of indoor and alfresco dining.

About Swissôtel Hotels and Resorts
Swissôtel Hotels and Resorts ( is an award winning and distinctive group of deluxe hotels, combining renowned Swiss hospitality with contemporary design, personalised service, charm and efficiency. Located in popular gateway destinations and city centres, the hotels provide convenient access to business and shopping districts. The group's Swiss heritage ensures organisational competence, attention to detail, safety and a superlative guest experience.

The international hotel chain is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with 102 hotels and resorts worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffled branded Residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties.

Hotels under development: Makkah/Saudi-Arabia (2012), Sochi/Russia (2013), Chengdu/China (2014), Bangalore/India (2014), Mumbai/India (2014), Kiev/Ukraine (2014), and Odessa/Ukraine (2014).


Eva-Maria Panzer
Director Communication
Tel: +41 317 6228

Eva-Maria Lindner
Sernior Manager Communication
Tel: +41 44 317 6229

Susie Lim-Kannan
Director Media Relations
Tel: +65 6496 1236

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