Thomas Schmitt-Glaeser has been appointed as the new General Manager of the Sukhothai Shanghai and Vice President for The Sukhothai Hotels & Resorts, effective on 15 January 2020. Prior to joining The Sukhothai Shanghai, Thomas had been the General Manager of The Sukhothai Bangkok since 2016.
Thomas is a seasoned professional in hospitality industry, with more than 25 years of experience from various renowned hotels all over the world. He spent more than 10 years with the Shangri-La hotel group before joining the Sukhothai family, during which he accumulated extensive experience in Asia Pacific, working in different locations including Bangkok, Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing. Thomas started his hospitality career in Europe, and played a key role in the grand opening of the legendary 5-star Hotel Adlon Kempinski in Berlin.
As a veteran hotelier, Thomas believes in motivating and training staff in order to offer unparalleled service demanded by today’s discerning customers. In his new role, Thomas will oversee the full operation and service delivery of the Sukhothai Shanghai and spearhead the brand expansion of the group.
Thomas holds a Master degree in hospitality from the Hotel Bavaria Management School Altoetting, Germany.
About The Sukhothai Hotels & Resorts
The Sukhothai hotel logo consists of 22 diamond droplets forming the Chedi design that was inspired by Sukhothai, the first capital of Siam. Each drop of diamond, polished to an identical marquise shape and seemingly finding its own position within the whole represents the individuals of the qualified hotel associates who, guided by intuition yet precise in every detail, anticipate our guests’ needs and cater to them exceptionally. Each property within the brand portfolio remains distinct and uniquely designed while maintaining the essential quality that is the hallmark of the brand.
About The Sukhothai Shanghai
Strategically located in the business and tourist hotspot of West Nanjing Road and Shimen Yi Road, The Sukhothai Shanghai is a contemporary design hotel that forms an integral part of the HKRI Taikoo Hui mixed-use complex, which also includes Grade-A office towers and a premium shopping mall. A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the hotel features 170 well-appointed guest rooms and 31 suites ranging from 44 to 172 square metres, and five inspiring lifestyle dining venues serving authentic modern cuisines and artisanal beverages, a state-of-the-art fitness studio complete with a 25-metre heated indoor pool, and a spa specialising in revitalising wellness programmes. Crafted for exquisite social and corporate events, conferences and exhibitions of all scales, the Grand Shanghai Ballroom along with six multi-purpose function rooms occupy a spacious area of 450 square metres, conveniently accessible from the main driveway and grand terrazzo staircase.
This press release is issued by The Sukhothai Shanghai