Stephan Vanden Auweele
Asset World Corporation
Chief Hospitality Group Officer
Stephan Vanden Auweele is the Chief Hospitality Group officer of Asset World Corporation – Thailand’s leading and innovative lifestyle real estate development company with a diverse portfolio of iconic and award-winning retail, commercial and hotel properties. AWC is a proud member of the TCC Group Thailand that has established its business interests across Beverages, FMCG & Retail, Insurance & Finance, Manufacturing, Real Estate & Hospitality, and Agrobusiness sectors, making it one of the most active commercial developers in Asia. In October 2019 AWC launched the largest corporate IPO ever recorded in Thailand.
AWC’s portfolio includes 15 world-class hotels operated under leading international brands with some flagship companies such as The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, The Okura Prestige Bangkok and Banyan Tree Koh Samui, to name a few. Along with the existing properties, AWC is at the helm of many new exciting projects and current developments in the pipeline. Adding to that is the recent signing of 1,300 rooms with Marriott & JW Marriott in Pattaya. In 2020, two hotels will be open as well as one conversion. As from 2021 the company will open 1-2 hotels each year. Over the years, AWC has profiled itself as the leading hotel developer in Thailand.
Stephan is a veteran of hospitality industry with experience in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Before Asset World Corporation, Stephan was 18 years with Starwood Hotels & Resorts / Marriott International.
Stephan is a Brussels national with a bachelor’s degree in hospitality from the prestigious Erasmus Institute as well as management degrees from the renowned INSEAD University (Paris), he has lectured at major hotel events and regularly contributes to hospitality trade publications.
Stephan Vanden Auweele, Chief Hospitality Group Officer, Asset World Corporation
Kevin Colket, Founder & CEO, Global Hospitality Investment Group (GHIG)
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