Renowned for its internationally-acclaimed properties in exotic travel destinations worldwide, General Hotel Management Ltd (GHM) has appointed Clement Koh to be the group’s inaugural executive vice president for sales and marketing. In this newly created role, Koh will continue to oversee GHM’s strategic expansion of its distinctive collection of stylish luxury properties, as well as brand development campaigns and new commercial initiatives to support the company’s rapid growth momentum.
A veteran commercial and branding professional, Koh offers a wealth of expertise acquired over three decades of luxury hospitality management, including senior leadership positions at Mandarin Oriental Group in Hong Kong and Minor International in Thailand. He previously served as GHM’s vice president of sales of marketing and presided over corporate strategic, branding and communications efforts. In 2013, Koh assumed additional responsibilities in shaping the group’s business development strategy as senior vice president. Koh also played a key role in enhancing the content curation capabilities and best practices for GHM’s hotels and resorts.
Koh’s promotion marks a new milestone in GHM’s development and conception of its unrivalled lifestyle experiences. Under his sales and marketing leadership, the group’s fabled hotels have achieved global acclaim as some of the world’s most compelling luxury hospitality landmarks across travel and lifestyle categories. Most recently, two GHM properties in the UAE and Oman – The Chedi AI Bait, Sharjah and The Chedi Muscat – have both won placements on a Condé Nast Traveler list of the top hotels in Middle East, each marking their third consecutive year on the Readers’ Choice Awards list.
With his extensive knowledge and monumental contributions to GHM’s success over the last ten years, GHM looks forward to building on the foundation of Koh’s demonstrated strategic and thoughtful leadership approach in its preparation of a new lifestyle brand set to debut in 2022, alongside the group’s expansion plan.
Set to launch in time for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, GHM will unveil The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort in Doha, Qatar in the second half of next year. As part of the group’s pipeline of eight new properties, The Chedi EI Gouna on the Red Sea in Egypt, and The Chedi Aquarius Koh Chang in Thailand are also slated for opening in the near future.