June 24, 2024

SHG Onboards Philipp Knuepfer As COO of Sunset Hotels & Resorts

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Sunset Hospitality Group (SHG) Onboards Philipp Knuepfer As New CEO of Sunset Hotels & Resorts. Sunset Hotels & Resorts currently operates a portfolio of 5 hotels, with a strong pipeline of projects in Europe, Middle East, and Asia
Sunset Hospitality Group (SHG) Onboards Philipp Knuepfer As New CEO of Sunset Hotels & Resorts-Image courtesy: Sunset Hospitality Group

Sunset Hospitality Group (SHG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Philipp Knuepfer as the new (COO) of Sunset Hotels & Resorts. According to Industry sources, Philipp joins SHG with over 20 years of international experience in the luxury hospitality sector and will support the growth of Sunset Hotels & Resorts, while overviewing the global operations, boosting the Group’s reputation as a leader in hospitality.

SHG Onboards Philipp Knuepfer As COO of Sunset Hotels & Resorts

Industry sources also added that Philipp joins SHG from Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group where in his previous capacity as Area Vice President and General Manager, he successfully managed the Group’s portfolio across Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam, and the Philippines. His tenure with Mandarin Oriental also encompassed senior management positions in Hawaii, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Washington D.C., and Boston. Philipp’s strategic capabilities and commercial expertise in both developed and developing markets, will prove essential for contributing to SHG’s growth and long-term success.

Jaime Buxo Clos, CEO of Sunset Hotels & Resorts

Jaime Buxo Clos, CEO of Sunset Hotels & Resorts, SHG, welcomes Philipp on board,“It’s my pleasure to have Philipp join our growing team – he is a values-driven business leader with a diverse background of experiences and an excellent track record of delivering results in the hospitality industry. Our new COO will play a fundamental role in driving the growth of Sunset Hotels & Resorts, while further elevating the Group’s presence in Asia.”

Philipp Knuepfer, COO of Sunset Hotels & Resorts, SHG comments on his appointment stating “I’m excited to be joining a talented team in a company with such an impressive global footprint and an enviable reputation as a leader in the hospitality industry. My focus is to support the growth of Sunset Hotels & Resorts, further cementing its reputation as one of the leading luxury hotel providers committed to delivering pioneering hotel concepts and extraordinary lifestyle hospitality experiences around the world. I can’t wait to continue and develop the incredible work that SHG has been doing.”

Industry sources added that assuming the role of Chief Operating Officer, Philipp will be based out of SHG’s Singapore office, adding value for the Group’s investors and stakeholders in Asia. SHG has already established a solid presence in South Asia with homegrown brands Attiko, Azure Beach, and Hanu coming soon to Vietnam, and the multi-acclaimed hotspot SUSHISAMBA which just opened in the Capital Tower building in Singapore. Asia is a key market for SHG and promises an exciting pipeline of extraordinary lifestyle hospitality experiences in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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