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Regent Hotels Group Welcomes Mark Keith as Managing Director

August 16, 2017 Appointments / Movers & Shakers No Comments Email Email

Regent Hotels Group is delighted to announce Mark Keith as Managing Director. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Keith has been serving as the group’s Advisor on human capital management, with a focus on strategic senior leadership development.

In the position of Managing Director, he will be overseeing the Group’s senior talent acquisition, training and development as well as working closely with the General Managers in providing exceptional management service and driving the group’s global talent and capability strategies as Regent Hotels Group expands its portfolio under its Regent Hotels & Resorts, Silks Place and Just Sleep Hotels brands.

Mr. Keith joins the Group with rich experiences in the hospitality field which includes appointments in Africa, Europe, Middle East, North America and various cities in Asia. He was most recently Managing Director at HVS – a leading global hospitality services consulting firm, where he was overseeing the company’s numerous consulting projects and assignments throughout Asia Pacific. Prior to that, Mr. Keith held various senior positions in the hospitality industry with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and The Peninsula Hotel Group; his career started with Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Mr. Keith has a Master of Science degree in behavioural science from the University of Leicester and is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality (FIH). He is currently an Assistant Honorary Professor at The Faculty of Dentistry at The University of Hong Kong and is also a Qualified Training Officer and Instructor Trainer at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Commissioned as an infantry officer, whilst serving in the Royal Hong Kong Regiment.

Commenting on this most recent appointment, Steven Pan, Chairman of Regent Hotels Group said, “We are really pleased to announce Mark as Regent’s Managing Director, and we will further rely on his knowledge in strategic human capital management in the hospitality industry, relationship maintenance, hotel openings and the cross-cultural implications for management and service.”

On joining the Regent Hotels Group Mr. Keith said, “I have always admired Regent’s modern interpretation of luxury hospitality; it is inspiring and a great honour to take on this role. It is an exciting time for the company with growth internationally and new hotels opening in Jakarta, China’s Harbin and Phu Quoc in Vietnam. I look forward to bringing my experience in human capital management and owner relationship maintenance to lay a solid foundation for Regent’s future development.”

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