Regent Bali, a premium 94-suite seaside resort opening June 2013, has announced the appointment of Ms. Debby Thio as Director of Sales and Marketing.
Originally from Indonesia, Ms. Thio has over 20 years’ experience in international hospitality. Prior to joining Regent Bali, Ms. Thio was Area Director of Sales and Marketing for Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts. During her tenure, she oversaw the 2012 opening of the Banyan Tree Lang Co in Central Vietnam, managed PR and advertising for the brand throughout Southeast Asia, and expanded the sales network in Vietnam.
A graduate of the University of Amsterdam where she earned a Master’s Degree in Economics and Marketing, Ms. Thio first gained insight into the international travel scene in the Netherlands before moving to Asia in 1996. Throughout her career Ms. Thio has held senior positions at such prestigious regional properties as Raffles Grand d’Angkor Hotel Siem Reap, COMO Hotels and Resorts Singapore, and Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta.
Familiar with hotel launches, Ms. Thio was appointed Director of Marketing at The Metropolitan, Bangkok, and was part of the hotel’s pre-opening team. Her responsibilities included crafting the positioning strategy, recruiting and mentoring a marketing team, creating product and service concepts and overseeing the pre-opening marketing plan.“Regent Bali is thrilled to welcome Ms. Thio to our team,” said General Manager Murray Aitken. “With her extensive knowledge of the region, extensive professional network and previous experience launching luxury properties, Regent Bali is well positioned for a very successful June opening.”