Bangkok, Thailand, September 25, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Leading global hotel brand, BWH Hotels has appointed Rod Munro to the role of Managing Director of Operations for Australia and New Zealand. Reporting to Vice President, International Operations for Asia Pacific, Olivier Berrivin, Munro will focus on expanding the brand’s presence in the region and leading a new era of growth and success for BWH Hotels.
Munro brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in hospitality operations and management. Munro will play an invaluable role in leading the Australian team and supporting the growing pipeline of new and existing hotels. He will be relocating from Brisbane to Sydney and will commence his role at BWH Hotels in October.
“I’m delighted to be joining the company during this time of growth for our industry and I’m eager to apply my experience to such a respected global brand,” said Munro. “As the hospitality and tourism industries continue to evolve globally, I look forward to the unique opportunities that BWH Hotels’ growing portfolio will bring to the market. I look forward to further establishing the brand through authentic and personalized hospitality experiences.”
“BWH Hotels Australasia is undergoing rapid growth, and we are excited for Rod to continue this momentum in the region” said Berrivin. “His industry knowledge and background in various operations roles gives him unique insight for this position and the ability to lead this team.”
Munro has a global career spanning over 20 years of hospitality operations experience. He recently served as Vice President of Operations – Australasia for Stamford Hotels & Resorts, where he oversaw seven premium properties with nearly 2,500 rooms and residential assets. Prior to this role, he spent over 15 years with Accor in a variety of operational management positions, including Area General Manager and COO of Hospitality Services for Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit and Area General Manager and General Manager for Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit.
“While Rod will be overseeing operations in Australia and New Zealand, he brings a global perspective to everything he does,” said Ron Pohl, President of International Operations. “His strategic vision and alignment with our company’s values make him the ideal candidate for this role.”
About BWH Hotels
BWH Hotels is a leading, global hospitality enterprise comprised of three hotel companies, including WorldHotels™, Best Western® Hotels & Resorts and SureStay® Hotels. The global enterprise boasts approximately 4,300 hotels in over 100 countries and territories worldwide*. With 19 brands across every chain scale segment, from economy to luxury, BWH Hotels suits the needs of developers and guests in every market.
*Numbers are approximate, may fluctuate, and include hotels currently in the development pipeline.