Francis Zimmerman recently joined the Landmark Bangkok as General Manager having previously overseen operations and business development for Next Story Group as Managing Director, South East Asia.
During his 30-year career, Francis worked with leading luxury hotel brands Anantara, AVANI, Le Meridien, Shangri-La and Westin throughout Asia and North America. In South East Asia, he was Resident Manager for Le Royal Meridien and Le Meridien President Hotels in Bangkok and General Manager at Le Meridien Jakarta.
In 2008, Francis moved back to Bangkok to join the Marriott Resort & Spa as General Manager where he led the successful transition of this city resort to the luxury hotel brand Anantara in 2011.
Francis was promoted to Director of Operations and Area General Manager Thailand of the Minor Hotel Group leading eight of the group’s prestigious hotels and resorts until 2016.
A passionate culinarian and mixologist, Francis lives by the mantra, “Do what you Like. but Love What you Do”. He is an avid sports junkie having completed his first Half IronMan and also a keen family man to his four children and wife Dyan.
With a wealth of knowledge, experience and results in Thailand and South East Asia, Francis is looking forward to leading Bangkok’s most successful independent and enduring five-star hotel.
With a solid business acumen and operations background, his specialty is creating and driving business strategies in diverse, complex and challenging environments. His role as GM of Swissôtel Bangkok Ratchada involves comprehensively overseeing the 407room property's day-to-day operations, including managing the executive team and over 400 team members.
With its prestigious Swissôtel branding, Swissôtel Bangkok Ratchada embodies a unique blend of contemporary Swiss standards and traditional Thai hospitality providing everything discerning business and leisure travelers need or wish for.
With a top-to-toe renovation supervised by Bruno in its final phase, all the hotel's exterior, guest rooms, public spaces, restaurants, meetings & events spaces, fitness/pool and spa/wellness facilities are fully modernized and state-of-the-art.
Strategically located 40 minutes from Suvarnabhumi Airport in the heart of the dynamic Ratchadapisek district and with Huay Kwang MRT station on its doorstep, few hotels in the City of Angels are better positioned for guests to get around.
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Nominations are open to any company registered in Thailand regardless of size or affiliations. It is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements across all sectors in the business community in Thailand.
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The first i-Store Premium Self Storage in Thailand with the service of Wine Storage with Controlled Light Intensity and Humidity of Global Standards
Businesses usually rise from the want to solve problems or the willing to find the solution to satisfy needs, which is the same for i-Store Self Storage, a provider of Thailand’s Premium Self-Storage. This Self Storage Service can be interpreted as one’s ‘hero’ that will become a solution to small spaces and storing away valuables.
Not only we provide the service of Self Storage for both personal and business clients, at i-Store, there are also wine cellars and personal storage boxes with the outstanding management system that is standardized, highly secured and reliable. Situated in the heart of Bangkok, the centre surrounded by all firms, we provide a range of sizes of storage areas from 0.5 to 18 square meters, equipped with full facilities. It can be called as a fully efficient service that can change the worrisome idea of packed garages or unorganized households to an easy option.
There are always reasons behind one’s need to maximize utilization in residential areas by storing away items that are not often used : moving houses, condominiums, furnitures, also implying goods that are still useful, able to use later on in life, valuables or are in good conditions; some of these goods could be mementos for meaningful events and would be a pity to have to throw them away, and selling them would not make much of a profit. This leaves the job to i-Store to help complete the mission. i-Store does not only provide personal storage spaces but also storage for business users by arranging areas for storing and organizing documents, as well as other office supplies to meet a firm’s needs under their budget.
Singapore is constantly evolving, reinventing and reimagining itself, with people who are passionate about creating new possibilities.
Following the launch of the Passion Made Possible brand, Singapore Tourism Board introduces the Progressor Passion tribe to promote Singapore as a destination for Meetings, Incentive, Convention and Exhibition (MICE).
Progressor: Passion for Growth
As a tribe, Progressors are united by their passion for growth. They have an intrinsic passion to grow their events, business, and teams, and as individuals to stay relevant in the rapidly changing world. To the progressors, possibilities remain in being able to constantly adapt, learn, inspire and connect in order to help these ideas, events, innovations, brands or entrepreneurs succeed.
Where Innovation, Growth & New Opportunities Meet
As an inspiring city with tremendous depth of expertise and breadth of experience in creating exciting opportunities through events, our innovation capabilities combined with world-class infrastructure and award-winning venues make Singapore the ideal place to turn your passion for growth into reality. It’s where great minds converge, connect and collaborate. New possibilities are created to shape the future.
Where Goals, Fun & Motivation Meet
When combining business and leisure for meetings and incentive travel, our cutting-edge facilities, unique venues and wide range of entertainment options enable forward-thinking leaders to engage and empower their staff with innovative ways of working, thinking and bonding. It’s where your passion for growth – of your organisation and your employees – is made possible.
“Singapore is where the world comes to meet and do business, to inspire and be inspired,” said Sherleen Seah, Area Director, Singapore Tourism Board, Thailand (STB). “Singapore is passion made possible: a leading, world-class business city and MICE destination, complemented with iconic infrastructure, multicultural experiences and world-class entertainment, that enables new possibilities for the professional growth of the individual, team and business.”
“In 2016, we hosted the Millennial 20/20 APAC Summit, Food Vision Asia and Insure Tech. In 2018, Singapore will continue to play host to new, successful events such as Speciality & Fine Food Asia and Money2020 Asia. These have helped Singapore to maintain our standing as the “Top international Meeting City” for the 10th consecutive years by the Union of International Associations (UIA) in 2017. Moreover, Singapore was awarded ‘Best BT MICE City 2017’ by TTG Travel Awards 2017 for 6th consecutive year.” Sherleen explains further.
Where Passion & Possibilities Meet
Some of the key highlight events in Singapore for business travelers this year include ConnecTech Asia 2018, 26-28 June 2018 (Innovation), Speciality & Fine Food Asia (SFFA), 17-19 July, 2018 (Food), Medical Fair Asia 2018, 29-31 August 2018 (Applied Health Sciences), Industrial Transformation Asia Pacific 2018, 16-18 October 2018 (Advanced Manufacturing), Singapore Fintech Festival 2018, 13-17 November 2018 (Financial Services).
This is where passion for growth is made possible. For more information visit www.VisitSingapore.com/mice.