Oakwood has appointed Lina Abdullah as Regional
General Manager, adding to her current role as General Manager of
Oakwood Hotel & Residence Sri Racha in Chonburi, Thailand.
Lina began her hospitality career with an eight-year tenure at
Marriott properties in Malaysia and the United Kingdom.
the United Kingdom, she joined Thistle City Barbican in London as
Hotel Manager before being promoted to Acting General Manager.
Lina accepted her first General Manager role at Holiday Inn
Northampton West in England before venturing to the Middle East
to open the Holiday Villa in Bahrain in the same capacity.
to Oakwood, Lina worked at Onyx Hospitality Group where she was
the General Manager responsible for opening the Amari Dhaka in
Bangladesh in 2014.
Lina began her Oakwood journey
in March 2015. Tasked to manage the former Oakwood Residence
Garden Towers Bangna, Bangkok, her remit included the Bangna
Convention Center and Food Camp by Oakwood. Lina went on to open
Oakwood Hotel & Residence Sri Racha in 2017.
“With our target
of achieving over 100 operating Oakwood properties within the next
three years, we are committed to nurturing internal talents who
personify our brand of hospitality excellence,” said Paul Stocker,
Vice President Operations of Oakwood Asia Pacific. “Over the past
five years, Lina has achieved remarkable success both on the
professional and personal front. We have no doubt that she will
continue to deliver exceptional results for Oakwood and our
business partners in Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar.”
In her dual capacity, Lina will oversee a
cluster of six operating properties in Thailand as well as
pre-opening projects in Cambodia and Myanmar while maintaining the
growth of Oakwood’s portfolio in these countries.