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Mark Willis

President - Asia


Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed Mark Willis as President – Asia as it looks to drive forward its success in the region. Mark will join the global hospitality firm’s executive team in January, responsible for overseeing Mövenpick’s entire Asian operation, including its expansion strategy that targets 30 properties by 2020.

He comes on board with two decades of management, operations and business development experience in the global hospitality sector, most recently as Senior Area Vice President Middle East, Turkey & Africa at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

“Mark has a proven track record in commercial, strategic, operations and portfolio development roles in established and emerging hospitality markets around the world and this expertise will prove invaluable in ensuring the ongoing prosperity of our Asian business,” said Olivier Chavy, President & CEO, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts.

As President – Asia, he will take over from Andrew Langdon who will now focus solely on his Chief Development Officer role. Both Willis and Langdon will be based in Bangkok with their respective families.

Eliza Artiaga

General Manager


Emaar Hospitality Group has appointed Eliza Artiaga as General Manager of Vida Downtown, the lifestyle hotel in Downtown Dubai under Vida Hotels and Resorts.

With 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Eliza is responsible for implementing creative strategies that align with Vida Downtown’s brand image, and ensuring the guests continue to receive unrivalled service. She will also drive the business strategy for the hotel and manage the overall operations.

Originally from Brazil, Eliza holds a degree in Hospitality Management and Psychology, from Florida International University in Miami, USA.