GHM has appointed Ilkin Ilyaszade as Vice President of
Operations and Pre-Opening
In his new role, Ilkin will oversee the development
new properties such as The Chedi Aquarius Koh Chang, Thailand and The Chedi
Khorfakkan, United Arab Emirates.
Ilkin has substantial experience working within
the hospitality industry in Asia Pacific.
He opened 10 hotels and resorts across
Asia and the Middle East for Banyan Tree and Pan Pacific over the
past 15 years.
He worked as resort manager of the Four
Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay in Bali, Indonesia and spent eleven years with
Banyan Tree, in Maldives, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Singapore.
“Ilkin has amassed immeasurable experience in
operational excellence, rooms, food and beverage, leadership and
management,” said GHM Chief Executive Officer, Tommy Lai. “He’ll be
the pivot point on all of the new properties to emerge from our
An Azerbaijani national, Ilkin
obtained his MBA at the University of British Columbia.