- Wednesday, 28 September 2011 16:42
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T Markland Blaiklock, senior VP of Sofitel Luxury Hotels Asia Pacific, has appointed Ian Alexandre (pictured) to the newly created position of VP Sofitel Pacific and general manager of Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.
The new vice president role oversees Sofitel's network of nine luxury hotels and resorts across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and French Polynesia. The dual role will also see Ian take direct responsibility for the brand's flagship hotel in the region, the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, where he is currently based.
Ian was based in Asia where he was area general manager for Sofitel's Wanda Hotels in China and general manager for the Sofitel Wanda Beijing (a role he took on in January 2009).
He first commenced his career in Australia and then Shanghai with Sheraton Hotels before moving across to the Four Seasons and Hong Kong in 1997. This was followed by further assignments in Washington, Kuala Lumpur and a return to Shanghai.