Gerd Kotlorz has taken up the helm as general manager of Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach.
A German national, Kotlorz takes over the reigns from David Ippersiel, who had previously overseen the resort through its extensive refurbishment and opening phase in 2016.
Kotlorz joined the resort from a stint as area director of sales and distribution for Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar at Marriott International.
He joined Marriott International from InterContinental Hotels Group, where he spent almost a decade at major hotels in destinations such as Oman, Germany, South Korea, Kenya and the UAE. Kotlorz first moved to Southeast Asia for the position of director of sales and marketing for InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort.
He has also held senior sales and marketing roles with European hospitality brands including Maritim Hotels and TUI Hotels.