Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong, a 325-room seaside hotel opening end of 2012, has expanded its team of senior executives. Ms. Marianna Tang has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing, Mr. Peter Chan has assumed duties as Director of Finance and Mr. Derek Chu was named Director of Operations.
The opening team is led by Ms Anne Busfield, Auberge Discovery Bay’s General Manager.
Ms Marianna Tang: Capitalising on over 20 years’ experience in the tourism and hospitality industries, Marianna oversees management of Auberge Discovery Bay’s sales and marketing operations. Familiar with hotel launches, Marianna was involved in the opening of Hong Kong’s five-star The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, as well as The Harbour Plaza Hong Kong. Prior to joining Auberge Discovery Bay, Marianna was Director, Global Sales North Asia for the Pan Pacific Hotels Group where she played an integral role in increasing occupancy and room revenue in the region.
Mr. Peter Chan: A veteran of the hospitality industry, Peter has worked with a number of hotel operators during his 30-year career. Most recently, Peter held the role of Director of Finance for Sands Cotai Central, Macao, where he supervised the financial operations of both the Conrad and Holiday Inn hotels during the opening stage. A member of Hotel Controllers & Accountants Association, Peter is a graduate from the Educational Institute of American Hotel Motel Association (AHMA) with a degree in CHA Hotel Management.
Mr. Derek Chu: Derek’s 25-year career in hospitality has afforded him a wealth of experience to fulfill his duties as Auberge Discovery Bay’s Director of Operations. As well as holding senior roles with the Regal and Peninsula hotel groups, he also played a significant role in opening the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Japan, and Cathay Pacific’s VIP Lounge, The Cabin. In his new role, aside from managing the hotel opening, Derek will oversee operations to ensure guest satisfaction, service quality and team member productivity.
“We are fortunate to have these three professionals joining our team,” said General Manager Anne Busfield. “With their shared global experience, business acumen and credentials of opening premium hotel properties, we are confident that Auberge Discovery Bay’s opening later this year will generate considerable interest in the regional hospitality market.”