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Qliq Damansara Hotel Welcomes General Manager Bennet Chang

October 8, 2014 Appointments No Comments Email Email

As its January 2015 opening approaches, Vive Hospitality has called upon the expert leadership of Mr Bennet Chang to serve as General Manager for the avant-garde Qliq Damansara, a new hotel in Petaling Jaya conceptualised and managed by Vive Hospitality for ‘Generation Next’ travellers with Qliq-essential experiences. Mr Chang, who will officially join Qliq Damansara in October 2014, will be responsible for running the quirky-styled hotel and overall day-to-day operations.

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Bennet Chang has held various senior management positions with major international hotels chains, including The Regent Kuala Lumpur, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts Malaysia, Shangri-la Kuala Lumpur, Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Hotel Nikko Kuala Lumpur, Meritus Hotels & Resorts (Marina Mandarin Singapore and Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur, formerly managed by Meritus) and Swiss-Belhotel International.

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His most recent assignment was as General Manager with Swiss-Belhotel International Hotels & Resorts where he was entrusted to ensure strict compliance of standards set by Swiss-Belhotel International in their properties in Kuala Lumpur, Kuta (Bali) and Samarinda (East Kalimantan). His responsibilities also included hotel rebranding, renovation, manning reengineering and Sales & Marketing, including Ecommerce and Yield Management.

“We are thrilled to have Mr. Chang on board as the new General Manager for Qliq Damansara,” said Michael Luible, Executive Director of Vive Hospitality. “Chang has an impressive combination of local sophistication and industry expertise that complements our goal in developing a brand that aims to redefine the avant-garde hotel experience and resonate with what tech-savvy travellers and local community expect today. Bringing more than 25 years of hospitality experience to Qliq Damansara, Chang’s track record of successfully opening, managing and positioning hotels will prove invaluable to Vive Hospitality’s tribute in Malaysia”

“I am delighted to be part of this team of design visionaries,” added Chang. “Vive Hospitality has put together an impressive array of creative talent. It is also very exciting to contribute to the spurring growth in Petaling Jaya and to add a new iconic development in the city’s hospitality sector. Qliq Damansara will certainly appeal to tech-generation travellers and professionals craving a multi-sensory hotel experience.”

A graduate of the Hotel Institute of Montreux (HIM) Switzerland, Chang holds a Swiss Hotel Management Diploma and an American Hotel & Motel Association (AHMA) Hotel Management Diploma with specialization in Marketing & Sales Management, Accounting & Financial Management and Food & Beverage Management.

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