HKR International Limited (HKRI) has named Anne Busfield as General Manager of Auberge, Discovery Bay Hong Kong, scheduled to open in late 2012.
“The new property provides Hong Kong visitors with a much-needed alternative,” explains Anne. “Auberge, Discovery Bay Hong Kong will be an idyllic seaside oasis, a stylish destination offering an escape from the congestion and hectic pace of the city.”
Although Anne began her career in her native England, her hospitality experience includes senior appointments with luxury hotels in Australia and Southeast Asia.
From 1992-95, Anne was based in Hong Kong as Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for Movenpick Hotels before moving to Australia to assume the role of Corporate Director of Marketing for Euro-Asia Hotels.
Returning to Asia in 1997, Anne worked for Starwood Hotels and Resorts in a variety of locations and roles. After two years as Hotel Manager for Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket, Anne moved to the Sheraton Denarau Resorts Fiji where she oversaw operations as Resorts Manager.
In 2002, Anne was appointed Regional Director of Marketing for Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Thailand, Hong Kong and Macau. Continuing to explore new challenges, she spent three years as General Manager of the luxurious Empire Hotel & Country Club in Brunei, a five-star 423-room property set on a 180-hectare estate.Prior to joining HKRI, Anne was General Manager of the Hilton Brighton Metropole, the largest residential event hotel on England’s South Coast.