VOLKERT GEERTSEN has been appointed its cluster general manager for SALA’s boutique properties in Thailand. In this new role he will be responsible for overseeing all of the sala boutique properties; sala khaoyai, sala lanna Chiang Mai, sala rattanakosin Bankok, sala ayutthaya and sala bang pa-in, which is under development and scheduled to open in 2018.
|Volkert was recently hotel manager for the Anantara Bangkok Riverside for two and a half years. Prior to that, he was director of sales and marketing at the same property for two years.
Before Anantara, Volkert spent five years with Starwood Hotels and Resorts; first as Cluster DOS for Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, followed by a promotion to DOSM for The Plaza Athenee, a Royal Méridien hotel.
Prior to Starwood, he spent over eight years with Marriott, starting at the Amsterdam Marriot Hotel in 1999, and working his way up through various sales and marketing positions to finally end up in Thailand as DOS for both the JW Marriott Phuket and Renaissance Koh Samui from 2005 – 2008.
Volkert will work out of the Bangkok office.