La Vie Hotels & Resorts has appointed Craig Bond as managing director.
Based out of the group’s head office in Sydney, Bond will lead the company as it heads into a period of exponential growth.
Bond joins La Vie Hotels & Resorts from ONYX Hospitality Group in Bangkok, where he was most recently executive vice president – COO.
Previously, he was vice president, operations at Oakwood Worldwide Singapore.
Bond’s announcement comes off the back of the group’s recent signing with IHG Hotels & Resorts following a franchise agreement to operate Holiday Inn & Suites Bondi Junction.
Further major announcements are expected across Asia Pacific in the coming months as the La Vie Hotels & Resorts team significantly expands.
“Already, there are many developments that are well advanced and we are excited to be able to announce a number of these over the coming weeks in line with our growth and development strategy across Asia Pacific,” said Bond.
“We have strong partnerships with many of the major brands that we will continue to grow, and we are well underway in developing our own stable of brands that we will look to launch to the market later in the year.
“It is certainly a busy and exciting time at La Vie and the interest the team has received from owners and investors looking for the La Vie difference is certainly encouraging, and I am incredibly excited to be embarking on this next chapter with them.”
La Vie Hotels & Resorts founder and CEO Jerry Xu said this year will be a huge period of growth for the company.
“We have a lot in the pipeline this first half of 2022 and we are excited to have someone of Craig’s calibre and ability to lead us into the future,” he said.