Australian-based Staywell Group Middle East has appointed Colin A. Baker as the new regional director of Staywell Hospitality Middle East effective August, 2018. He brings 35 years of hospitality industry experience to his new role.
Baker first started his career as the general manager of Christchurch Airport Travelodge in 1991. Before he opened Holiday Inn City Centre Perth, Baker was previously appointed as general manager in various IHG hotels in Australia and took on a corporate role as resorts operations manager in Accor Premiere Vacation Club.
Baker also led the pre-opening team of Park Plaza Beijing West and worked as general manager in Courtyard by Marriott Beijing Northeast.
He joined Staywell Hospitality Group in 2013 as group director for technical services & new projects and later rejoined the company as regional director in 2017 after a year working as group operations manager in Coral Sea Hotels Papua New Guinea.