The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has appointed Cyril Warsono as business development manager for the Middle East and Turkey.
The Indonesian national boasts over two decades of international experience across all facets of the industry and has worked for prominent global hospitality brands throughout Europe, North America, South-East Asia, Australia and the Middle East.
Warsono began his career in hospitality in 1995 as an F&B trainee at the Kapplerhof Hotel in Switzerland. Progressing quickly through the ranks, by 1999 he was appointed F&B outlets manager at The Westin New Orleans, USA; and general manager of the Meritus Surabaya City Centre in Surabaya, Indonesia in 2012.
Prior to joining Ascott, Warsono was the Dubai-based area manager, pre-opening – Middle East and Africa at Frasers Hospitality.
Warsono said: “I am very excited to join the Ascott team. The group has gone from strength to strength in the past four years and is now one of the leading serviced accommodation players in the Middle East. This dynamic region continues to offer vast potential for Ascott to expand its presence.
“My goal is to build upon the success the team has already achieved by identifying new management opportunities and partnerships in the GCC nations, as well as develop the group’s property portfolio in newer markets such as Turkey,” he concluded.