August 18, 2014
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group today announced the appointment of Andreas Flaig as Executive Vice President, Development, Asia Pacific.Based in the Singapore office, Andreas reports to Thorsten Kirschke, President for Asia Pacific and will be a key member of the Asia Pacific Executive Committee.
In his new role, Andreas will be responsible for driving the development strategies for Carlson Rezidor in Asia Pacific to further grow its hotel portfolio and enhance its presence in this region. He will oversee the regional teams based in Singapore, China, India and Indonesia securing new management contracts as well as franchise and conversion opportunities.
“Andreas joins us at an opportune time as Carlson Rezidor steps up its momentum in emerging markets such as China, India, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand and launches two new brands, Quorvus Collection and Radisson Red. With his excellent track record and strong reputation with owners and business partners across the region, Andreas will strengthen our development team and be an asset to the Asia Pacific leadership team,” said Thorsten Kirschke, president, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.
Andreas has been in the hospitality industry for more than 20 years, of which 16 years were in Asia. His expertise is in hotel development, investment, and asset management and one of his key strengths is in development strategies including market entry into China and Indonesia. He joins Carlson Rezidor after more than eight years with Jones Lang LaSalle's (JLL) Hotels and Hospitality Group where he held a dual role of Managing Director for both Advisory Asia and China, based in Beijing and Shanghai. During his tenure with JLL, he advised investors on the acquisition of hotel assets, portfolios and companies and successfully negotiated numerous hotel management and franchise agreements between owners and operators.
Prior to that, Andreas was First Vice President for Aareal Bank AG in Germany where he started the bank's first hotel advisory and asset management practice and led its expansion in Asia with the establishment of the Singapore office. As Senior Associate Director, Hospitality Consulting, Andreas led Arthur Andersen's Hospitality Consulting practice in Asia, based in Hong Kong and Singapore. He also has extensive experience in hotel operations, having previously worked with InterContinental and Mandarin Oriental in Europe and Asia. Born in Germany, he has a Bachelor of Science with distinction from Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration.