Conrad Bangkok announced the appointment of Mr. Vincent Mercurio as the hotel’s new General Manager, effective 9 June 2011.
Mr. Mercurio was most recently the General Manager of The London West Hollywood in the United States, voted as the No. 1 hotel in California on the “World's Best” list for 2010 Travel + Leisure.
Born in the United States, Mr. Mercurio brings with him close to 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has worked in the United States, China, France, Indonesia, Dubai and Spain. He was Manager of Human Resources at Walt Disney Company (Disneyland Paris) and subsequently took up the role of Director of Human Resources for The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta, The Ritz-Carlton Bali and The Ritz-Carlton Dubai.
Mr. Mercurio was Executive Assistant Manager of Hotel Arts in Barcelona before he was the Corporate Vice President of Human Resources and Operations for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. He held the position of Hotel Manager at The Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai and was General Manager for both The Ritz-Carlton Beijing and Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas prior to his appointment at The London West Hollywood.
Mr. Mercurio obtained a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Executive Program from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business (Chicago, Illinois and Barcelona, Spain), and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in International Business and Foreign Languages (French and Italian) from the University of New York. He is also a certified facilitator of Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
Mr. Mercurio will report directly to Thomas Hoeborn, Regional General Manager – Thailand, while assuming responsibilities for hotel operations, including development of the management team, overall vision for all hotel team members, full financial accountability, creating and enforcing business objectives and goals, driving and delivering property wide projects and ensuring the quality and guest experiences are unique to our property and are consistent with the Conrad Brand.The 391-room Conrad Bangkok is a contemporary, luxury hotel nestled in the vibrant heart of Wireless Road, a mere stone’s throw from the city’s most vibrant shopping and dining venues, and the convenient BTS Skytrain and subway. The Conrad Bangkok has received a number of awards and accolades including “Travel + Leisure’s Best Hotel 2010”, "T&L 500": 500 World's Best Hotels 2008 by Travel & Leisure (US Edition), “Business Traveler Asia-Pacific 2008” - Best Business Hotel in Bangkok, "Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2006 to 2009" - The World's Best Places To Stay.