Two Roads Hospitality Asia Regional Office
Mark A. Edleson
Mark has over thirty-six years of experience in finance, real estate development and the leisure industry in Southeast Asia. A graduate of Stanford University and formerly a Vice President of Citibank, he was a partner in a corporate financial advisory firm based in Jakarta for ten years before concentrating on the hotel and leisure sectors. Mark has been associated with a number of successful brands in the leisure industry including as a founding partner of GHM Indonesia, a hotel management company that operated a number of boutique hotels. He was also a founding partner of Mandara Spa Asia — the leading global operator of resort spas. Mark is a founder of Alila Hotels & Resorts and the driving force behind the group's green initiatives and community involvement projects in Asia. In Two Roads, he oversees the new developments, corporate strategy and brand direction in Asia.
Chief Executive Officer
A graduate of the Centre International de Glion, Switzerland, Frederic first moved to Asia with the Accor group in their hotel expansion into Indonesia and Malaysia. His hotel and tourism industry expertise in Europe and Asia spans more than two decades. Since joining Alila as Managing Director in 2001, Frederic’s passion and eye for detail have been instrumental in honing the Alila service standards and heading the group’s expansion in Asia. A passionate hotelier and a creative innovator, he was the driving force behind the ultra-luxe Alila Villas and its brand delivery. As CEO, Frederic oversees all operational partnerships and leads the Asia Pacific expansion of this multi-branded lifestyle platform.
Chief Operating Officer
Guy’s distinguished career spans two continents over ten years with Aman resorts in various regional capacities before he joined Australia’s Voyages Hotels and Resorts to manage the brand’s top eight signature properties. His credentials also include his tenure as Head of Operations for Firstlight International in Australia. In his role of Chief Operating Officer at the Two Roads Hospitality Regional Office Asia, Guy brings with him a wealth of operational experience along with an innate knowledge of luxury services. He was instrumental in bringing on-board, the Alila Purnama, which has become a huge success for the brand since its inception in 2012. Besides strengthening the operational components of the business, Guy enforces the brand promise and service delivery as well as ensures the business performance of each Alila hotel brand with good asset management practices.
Chief Marketing Officer
Doris has a distinguished career spanning more than twenty years in the hospitality industry including a nine-year tenure as Regional Director of Sales, ASEAN with the Mandarin Oriental Group. She was the first Asian woman to serve as education chairperson at the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) in Asia as well as their representative on the Asia Pacific Council. A well respected professional, her work earned much recognition, which bagged the ACTE President's Award in 2002 for her regional contributions. Harper’s Bazaar Japan profiled her work in the March 2009 issue of successful Asian career women. In September 2013, Hotelier India named her in their 2013 Power 100 List of the Top 100 “Most Influential People in the Hospitality Industry”. Doris was the first person appointed to the Corporate Office to pioneer sales & marketing platforms to grow the brand 10 years ago. As Chief Marketing Officer, she will be driving global marketing into the digital realm of social media integration and direct consumerism, charting new markets to position the brand and grow the direct sales channels.
Frances di Leva
Vice President, Human Resources
Frances joins Two Roads Hospitality with more than fifteen years of human resources experience acquired across multiple countries. Since being lured away from Australia to the Asia Pacific region ten years ago, Frances has held a number of property-based and regional roles with Hilton and in the financial services industry. She has also previously held human resources roles with the Accor group. As Vice President, Human Resources, Frances will strengthen the human resources function to ensure delivery of the Alila promise to both our guests and our employees.
Wisesa G. Putu
Vice President, Finance
Wisesa joins Two Roads Hospitality with more than twenty-eight years of finance experience acquired both in Indonesia and other countries such as Maldives, Thailand, Bhutan and Singapore. He has held a number of property-based and regional Financial Controller roles, including with COMO Hotels as Group Financial Controller based out of Bangkok and Singapore. With his international work experience (Melia Hotels, Shang-ri La, Four Seasons, Hard Rock Hotels, COMO Hotels), Wisesa will strengthen the internal control function to ensure best accounting practices are in place throughout the group and continue developing the property management team on business and finance acumen.
Vice President, Openings & Transitions
Already a key member of the Two Roads Hospitality family, Sean Brennan joined the Alila brand in 2007 as the opening General Manager at Alila Villas Uluwatu to launch the newly crafted luxury brand. Under his leadership, the property has achieved significant success and much recognition for its service quality. With his 25 years of hospitality experience in Australia, Hilton properties in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Grand Hilton Seoul, and armed with a degree in Hotel Operations and Hotel Management from Switzerland, he brings together a winning combination of dynamism and creativity. Of dual nationality – Australian and British – Sean’s well-honed leadership and people skills will oversee all Two Roads Hospitality new development.
Vice President, Sales
As a graduate of École hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland, Patrick brings with him over 16 years of sales experience with international hotel groups including Mandarin Oriental, Le Meridien Dom Hotel, and most recently, Grand Hyatt. His career has taken him to many places outside of his home country of Germany such as Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, the United States, Malawi and Switzerland, which have helped to hone his additional language skills in Mandarin, Bahasa Indonesia and French. Patrick will be responsible for defining and executing the overall sales strategy for the group. He will work closely with the General Managers, Cluster Sales team in Bali, property Sales teams and also with our global sales associates.
Regional Vice President, Middle East
Julian Ayers has a wealth of experience from various international management positions in India, Oman, the Caribbean, Indonesia and the UK. His most recent role prior to joining Two Roads Hospitality was as General Manager of the Eros Hotel managed by Hilton Hotels in Delhi, India. In his new roles, Julian Ayers will oversee his respective region’s day-to-day operations, sales, and marketing activities and manage future growth strategies. He will be working closely with their regional development teams to help execute Alila’s growth plans in the key markets of India and the Middle East.
Group Director, Spa Alila & Alila Living
An Australian national, Steve began his career in the hospitality industry in his hometown of Fremantle. At just 21, he was appointed Assistant Hotel Manager of the Norfolk Hotel in Perth and was then recruited to Indonesia as part of the opening team for a local theme park. Prior to joining Two Roads Hospitality, Steve was General Manager of The Villas, Bali, a boutique villa establishment of 50 private villas where he also spearheaded the opening of one of Asia’s largest high-end spas “Prana” and sister outlet "Chill". In addition to developing and launching Spa Alila in four countries, Steve played a pivotal role in creating the natural signature amenities and spa products for brand Alila worldwide. He is a passionate waterman who follows movements in sports science, aromatherapy, and alternative healing.
Piet Van Zyl
Group Director, Engineering & Environment - South East Asia, India & Middle East
From March 2011, environmental construction specialist Piet Van Zyl assumed the role of Group Director of Engineering, responsible for quality implementation at all Alila brand properties. With a wealth of global experience gained at some of the world’s leading luxury resorts, Piet is an established leader in the field of sustainable, premium hotel developments. He is also responsible for ensuring quality engineering standards are maintained at all operating properties and environmentally sustainable engineering systems.
Group Director, Development - North Asia
As a graduate of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, C.J. brings with her 15 years of experience and skills in both operations and consultancy. Having worked most recently as Director of Hospitality Real Estate for PKF Consulting Inc, C.J. brings a wealth of knowledge in the overall cycle of hotel development.
Group Director, Development – South East Asia, India & Middle East
Chris has spent over 18 years in Asia. Throughout his career, he has worked with HVS Executive Search, AETHOS Consulting Group and Rediscovered Limited. Chris joins us from his most recent role in Centara International Management – Bangkok. Chris is responsible for further expanding our portfolio by sourcing and negotiating hotel management across South East Asia, India and Middle East.