22 December 2017 (Hong Kong) - Wharf Hotels has promoted Thomas Salg, General Manager, Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong to Vice President Operations. Reporting to the President, Thomas will be responsible for the hotel management company’s operational brand standards for rooms, restaurants, bars and events. This remit will also include establishing new revenue streams and further develop the stand-alone restaurant concept to hotel operations.
Having joined Wharf Hotels as General Manager for Marco Polo Shenzhen in 2013, Thomas successfully achieved significant growth in financial performance, guest satisfaction and associate engagement year-on-year over this three-year tenure. In 2016, he was promoted to General Manager of three Marco Polo Hotels – the Hongkong Hotel, Gateway and Prince.
A certified trainer in Culinary Arts, Thomas began his career in food and beverage. A seasoned professional, he has over 25 years of experience spanning eight countries and three continents. A graduate of Bergius Schule in Germany, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.
“Thomas has the exceptional ability to address a challenge and overcome it with positive outcomes, testament to his passion for impeccable hospitality and desire to constantly improve. In identifying these strengths in our own pool of talent, we are delighted to encourage our leaders to positively grow their careers within Wharf Hotels, true to our Red Ring Leadership Philosophy, to live bold and stay sharp,” said Dr Jennifer Cronin, President, Wharf Hotels.
Thomas will build upon the efforts of Philippe Caretti, with the mandate to enhance revenue streams for RB&E, and support the group’s Chief Business Managers to further improve the profitability of operations and deliver even better returns for stakeholders.
About Wharf Hotels
The Spirit of Discovery
Emanating the spirit of discovery, Wharf Hotels, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd, is based in Hong Kong and currently operates 15 owned or managed hotels under Niccolo or Marco Polo Hotels in Hong Kong, China and the Philippines. Niccolo Hotels was added to the group’s portfolio in 2015 as the new luxury collection, positioning the brand as contemporary urban chic at its first hotel in Chengdu. Three new Niccolo hotels are currently under development in Hong Kong and China. Marco Polo’s premium hotels in established locations maintain their long-standing ethos to explore, discover and experience a destination, creating unique guest experiences and drawing on the key philosophies of its namesake, Marco Polo: an adventurer, a traveller, an entrepreneur and a connoisseur of culture - just as Marco Polo’s modern travellers are today. Further details on Wharf Hotels are available at wharfhotels.com.
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