Daniel Kerr has been appointed general manager of Chatrium Grand Bangkok
Chatrium Grand Bangkok, the inaugural edition of Chatrium Hospitality’s enhanced luxury collection, has announced the appointment of Mr. Daniel Kerr as Managing Director, as it prepares to embark on a new era of inspired hospitality Thai Heritage from November 2022.
A British national, Daniel has enjoyed a far-reaching international career in the hospitality industry, including senior corporate roles in a wide range of sectors and countries. Over the past 24 years, he has led the opening of properties across Asia-Pacific, including Starbucks Reserve Dewata in Bali, the world’s first Starbucks concept store and the largest Starbucks Reserve in Asia-Pacific.
Since entering the hospitality industry in 1998, Daniel’s career has been on an upward trajectory. Having gained experience at Hyatt in Australia and Langham Hotels International in Hong Kong, Daniel has taken several progressive career milestones that have expanded the depth of his knowledge. Rather than staying solely in the hospitality industry, he held senior roles at Regus (now IWG plc), the serviced office giant, where he was responsible for business centers at over 140 locations in 16 countries, and Ovolo Hotels Group, where as Group Chief Operating Officer he oversaw a portfolio of eight hotel properties and two serviced apartments.
After moving to Sanctuary Retreats in Myanmar, he successfully launched an ultra-luxury river cruise boat and laid the foundation for future business expansion. This paved the way for Daniel to join Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours as Group Managing Director with global responsibility for four reservation centers and 200 agents on three continents. He then successfully ran the 99-suite U Paasha Seminyak, before being appointed by Starbucks, the global coffee giant, as General Manager for Indonesia, which included the launch of Starbucks Reserve Dewata in Bali.
Daniel now brings his expertise to the Chatrium Grand Bangkok, the spectacular new five-star twin-tower hotel located in the heart of the Thai capital. Combining Chatrium Hospitality’s timeless Thai heritage with the highest standards of hospitality, this historic hotel will immerse guests in an atmosphere of grace and grandeur. Guests will be able to ‘Feel the Remarkable’, in keeping with the Chatrium brand promise, with lavish accommodation ranging from spacious 46m² rooms to a spectacular 321m² penthouse, spectacular dining destinations, a 40m swimming pool, the THANN Wellness Sanctuary’s soothing spa, a bright kids’ club, a fully equipped fitness center, and world-class conference and banquet facilities, including the Grand Ballroom with its striking LED wall.
Slated to welcome the world from November 2022, Chatrium Grand Bangkok is owned by City Realty, the real estate arm of the Sophonpanich family, with an investment in the project totaling THB 5.5 billion (about $150 million).