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La Vie Hotels & Resorts announces six new appointments across Australia, Sri-Lanka and Thailand

La Vie Hotels & Resorts announces six new appointments across Australia, Sri-Lanka and Thailand. 





Pictured (l – r): Suthiroj Sathitpornkitti, Justin Furkhan, Catriona McKay, Alan Christie,  Andrew Marin, and Abhey Sachdeva


Off the back of a strong first quarter, La Vie Hotels & Resorts continues its investment in top-performing talent with the announcement of six new appointments across the region.

As part of the new appointments, La Vie welcomes Alan Christie – Area General Manager, Sri Lanka who will take the lead of the groups three Radisson properties and Suthiroj Sathitpornkitti (Chris) – Director of Growth and Business Development South and South East Asia based out of La Vie’s Bangkok regional office. 

In addition, La Vie’s Sydney headquarters have bolstered their team with the appointment of Abhey Sachdeva – Business Development Manager, AustraliaAndrew Marin – Group Manager of Sales, Justin Furkhan – Business Support Manager, Australia along with the promotion of Catriona McKay to Group Manager Revenue and Distribution.

Boasting a strong performance based culture, the new appointments signal La Vie’s commitment to attracting the best commercial talent as they continue driving strategic growth in key assets across the region.

Craig Bond, Managing Director La Vie Hotels & Resorts said “We understand the importance of investing in, and building, a strong management team that offers the best industry knowledge and experience. These six new appointments in Sri Lanka, Thailand and Australia highlight our continued focus on maintaining the highest performance standards within our organisation while ensuring we have the right skill set in place to fuel our strategic growth across the region,” he said.

As a strategic hospitality leader, Alan Christie brings over two decades of senior asset management experience most recently as Executive Vice President Advisory and Asset Management with JLL Singapore to his new role as Area General Manager, Sri Lanka, where he will be focused on driving the strategic performance of the Radisson portfolio in Sri Lanka.

Suthiroj Sathitpornkitti (Chris) joins La Vie as Director of Growth and Business Development, bringing more than 12 years experience working in business development for a number of international hotel companies. His key focus will be strategically expanding La Vie Hotels & Resorts portfolio across the South & South East Asia regions.

Meanwhile in Australia, travel and hospitality industry executive Andrew Marin joins the La Vie Hotels & Resorts team as Group Manager Sales boasting over 20 years experience in aviation and hospitality management across South America, Middle East, Europe, Asia Pacific. His key focus will be attracting the corporate, leisure and MICE markets and building strategic industry partnerships to drive performance across the portfolio.

Having been promoted to Group Manager Sales & DistributionCatriona Mackay is utilising her extensive experience across leading hospitality brands such as StayWell Group, Pan Pacific Hotels Group and Mirvac Hotels and Resorts to implement revenue optimisation, standardise channel management and manage processes for La Vie’s  Hotel Management services.

As a graduate of the renowned Les Roches International School of Hotel Management, Justin Furkhan joins the team as Business Support Manager, Australia bringing with him extensive hotel industry experience across several leadership roles at luxury brands including The Fullerton and InterContinental. His new role will play a critical role in supporting the growth and performance of La Vie’s Australian portfolio while driving commercial objectives across the portfolio.

The Australian team also welcomes Abhey Sachdeva as Business Development Manager, Australia, a role which will see him drive sales performance for hotels within the Australian shared services portfolio. His extensive experience in hotel sales will see him provide valuable insights and support to the teams while playing a crucial role in driving revenue growth of La Vie’s hotels in the Australian market.


For media information, contact

Angela Cowley

Eight Communications

E: T: +61 430 321 200


Christina Atherton

Eight Communications

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About La Vie Hotels & Resorts

La Vie Hotels and Resorts is an owner centric independent hotel management company that offers a tailor-made, cohesive and strategic approach in response to our clients’ real estate objectives within Hospitality. We are the region’s leader in third party hotel management partnering with major international hotel brands. The portfolio represents a collection of diverse properties from hotels in bustling downtown cities, resorts in popular tourism destinations and boutique hotels in sought after locations. The group currently operates hotels and resorts across Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Greater China, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Ukraine and Vietnam including those underdevelopment.

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