A seasoned hotelier, Thomas has been in the hotel industry for more than 20 years, spanning 8 countries and 3 different continents within that time. His most recent position was General Manager of Marco Polo Shenzhen, where he successfully achieved significant growth in financial performance, guest satisfaction and associate engagement year-on-year since joining in 2013.

Beginning his career in Food & Beverage, Thomas quickly moved up the ranks to Executive Assistant Manager at the Renaissance in Seoul, Korea in 2002, followed by Resident Manager of the Marriott Hotel in Singapore three years later. He achieved his first General Manager role in 2007 at the Renaissance Melaka Hotel in Malaysia before setting his sight on China three years later. Thomas spent several years at the Renaissance Tianjin TEDA Convention Centre Hotel before moving south to head Marco Polo Shenzhen in 2013.