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Tuesday, April 17 2018 - 11:00
Sunway Announces Appointment of New Hospitality CEO
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

Sunway Hotels & Resorts, the hospitality division of Malaysian conglomerate 
Sunway Group, today announced the appointment of Andre Scholl as Chief 
Executive Officer to lead the company's growth strategy, drive operational 
efficiency and oversee the next phase of development for the hotel group.

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Andre Scholl, Chief Executive Officer of Sunway Hotels & Resorts

Scholl is a hospitality industry professional with over 30 years of leadership 
experience, having worked for global hotel groups after starting his career in 
Switzerland. A Swiss national, Scholl brings diverse international exposure, 
sound business acumen and successes in leading multiple city and resort 
properties, in addition to stand-alone and mixed-use city-centre developments 
in primary and secondary cities across Asia and Europe. His proven leadership 
and operational experience in the hospitality sector including his ability to 
improve profitability, turn around assets and build cohesive teams will be 
valuable for Sunway as it looks to strengthen and expand its position in 
Malaysia and regionally.

"It is a privilege to be leading Sunway Hotels & Resorts at this exciting time. 
As we move towards achieving Sunway's new vision of becoming Asia's model 
corporation in sustainable development by innovating to enrich lives for a 
better tomorrow, I am confident we will be able to build on the success and 
lead Sunway Hotels & Resorts through the next phase of the group's operational 
excellence, development and growth," said Scholl.  

Scholl brings sound business and financial acumen, providing strategic 
directions for planned hotel expansions, renovations, new openings and 
re-development, including re-engineering of operating business models in 
changed socio-political and economic landscapes. With a keen focus on staff 
development and guest experience, Scholl's life-long immersion is anchored on 
the belief in taking care of staff, staff will in turn take care of the guests 
and the business will take care of itself.  

In his new capacity as Chief Executive Officer, Scholl will be responsible for 
Sunway Hotels & Resorts' 11 hotels and resorts in Malaysia, Cambodia and 
Vietnam, which represents over 3,300 guestrooms, suites, serviced residences 
and luxury villas; and a multitude of convention, meeting and exhibition 

His immediate focus is to steer the company's strategy, enhance its operational 
excellence and support the future growth of its properties; maximising the 
potential of the brand's footprint especially in the traditional and new 
markets, and to achieve greater yield.

Scholl's previous role before joining Sunway Hotels & Resorts was the Group 
Senior Vice President of Operations for Regent Hotels & Resorts where he was 
responsible for the brand's operations for its hotels in Taipei, Beijing, 
Berlin, Porto Montenegro and Chongqing; and steered the group's new hotel 
developments in Harbin, Jakarta, Phu Quoc and Boston. 

Prior to that, he served as the Vice President - Group Operations and 
subsequently as Chief Operating Officer for the Marco Polo Hotels, where he was 
responsible for all 13 Marco Polo Hotels in Hong Kong, Mainland China and 
Philippines. He also led the team in the design development and renovation of 
its new premium hotel collection, Niccolo by Marco Polo. 

Scholl has held numerous senior leadership positions for leading luxury 
international hotels throughout Asia, Middle East and Europe, with brands like 
Shangri-La, Conrad, Mandarin Oriental and Hilton Hotels & Resorts. He attained 
his professional qualification from Australia's RMIT University in Business 


Sunway Hotels & Resorts, the hospitality division of leading Malaysian 
conglomerate, Sunway Group, operates and manages 11 hotels and resorts in 
Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam, representing a collection of over 3,300 
guestrooms, suites, serviced residences and villas. The hotel group's diverse 
portfolio of hospitality assets and services includes ownership and management 
of cluster of hotels with large scale convention, meeting and exhibition 
facilities in an integrated city, to private villa destination, a wellness 
retreat and a portfolio of 5-, 4- and 3-star hotels in mixed-use developments. 
For more information on Sunway Hotels & Resorts, please visit

SOURCE  Sunway Hotels & Resorts