Centara boosts executive team with two talented leaders

Centara Hotels & Resorts has appointed Ron Cusiter as Executive Vice President – Commercial and Percy P. Muncherji as Vice President – Design & Technical Services, enhancing its executive team to drive global growth and innovation.

Bangkok  – Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has taken another significant stride forward in its journey towards becoming a top 100 global hotel company with the addition of two new highly experienced, talented and creative hospitality professionals to its executive team. Ron Cusiter has been named as Centara’s new Executive Vice President – Commercial, and Percy P. Muncherji has been appointed to the position of Vice President – Design & Technical Services. These two key appointments will play a pivotal role in driving the success of Centara’s commercial objectives and the creation of truly exceptional guest experiences.

A results-driven leader with a wealth of international expertise in the luxury hospitality sector, Ron Cusiter joins Centara following his most recent role as Vice President – Global Sales & The Americas with Kempinski Hotels. He has also held senior roles with COMO, Hyatt and Rosewood hotel groups over the course of an impressive career. He will now use this wealth of industry experience to bring fresh impetus and innovation to Centara’s global commercial efforts.

“I am delighted to join Centara at this exciting time. As travel and tourism soars, the need for an innovative and effective commercial strategy to underpin brand growth objectives is more critical than ever. I look forward to enabling the world’s travellers to discover Centara’s timeless style of family-centric Thai hospitality, while maximising the benefits to the business and driving the company’s success,” said Cusiter.

Percy P. Muncherji will spearhead the innovation and implementation of Centara’s hotel and brand concepts. A qualified architect, he has 30+ years of top-level experience leading many key projects across hotels, luxury condominiums, serviced apartments and more, including as Vice President – Technical Services for Oakwood Asia Pacific. His talent and vision will be instrumental in the evolution of Centara’s existing brands and dynamic new concepts.

“High quality architecture and design are at the heart of good hospitality, so I am thrilled to be able to work closely with the entire team at Centara to create new ways to deliver the group’s Thai-inspired guest experiences across every sector of the market. I look forward to driving the evolution of Centara’s popular brand concepts and the creation of new designs that will position the company at the cutting-edge of the hospitality industry,” said Muncherji.

Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts, said: “We are delighted to welcome Ron and Percy to Centara, as we continue to attract the industry’s most exciting talent and raise the bar for professional expertise. As we embark on an era-defining phase of expansion that will introduce our unique style of family-centric hospitality to multiple new markets around the world, I have the utmost confidence that the appointment of these industry experts, who bring with them a wealth of knowledge, will contribute significantly to our success as we strengthen our position in the global hotel industry.”

Vicky Karantzavelou

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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