Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Michael Henssler as its new Chief Operating Officer.
Having, nearly 30 years of industry experience, Michael Henssler has held senior positions in Europe, the Middle East, and China and his career includes leadership roles within Kempinski. His notable positions encompass President - China and Managing Director of Key International Hotel Management, a Chinese joint venture of Kempinski. Henssler's most recent role was Chief Operating Officer - Asia at Kempinski.
As the Chief Operating Officer at Centara, Henssler will lead the commercial, operations, and development divisions, collaborating closely with the senior executive team to drive growth. His strategic direction aligns with Centara's ambitious goal of doubling its portfolio and positioning itself as a top 100 global hotel operator by 2027.
“Centara is an outstanding company with a proud history and a bright future. It has a balanced portfolio of six distinct hotel brands, all of which have significant potential for growth. Coming from a large family, I deeply admire Centara’s commitment to family values and heartfelt Thai hospitality. I look forward to helping the group extend its warm welcome to even more guests around the world,” - Mr. Michael Henssler, Chief Operating Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts.
“I am delighted to welcome Michael to the Centara family. With such an impressive career – including extensive experience in key markets such as China and the Middle East – and a proven track record of achieving exceptional results, he is the perfect person to help our company reach our goal of becoming a top 100 global hotel group,” - Mr. Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts.