Richard Schestak has been appointed the new managing director at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok.
Prior to his move to Bangkok, Schestak was general manager at Fairmont Marina Resort and Fairmont Marina Residences in Abu Dhabi.
The Austrian-born hotelier brings a wealth of international hotel experience gained in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific with an extensive background in hotel operations â€“ in particular F&B concepts and Michelin-star restaurants. His leadership experience embraces luxury mixed-use developments, hotels and residences with Fairmont and Raffles.
In total, Schestak spent 21 years with Fairmont Raffles Hotels in positions such as general manager of both Raffles Jakarta and Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh; opening director of operations at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi; regional director of F&B – Middle East & South Africa; and director of F&B a Fairmont Dubai.