28 Feb Roland Fasel Joins Aman as Chief Operating Officer
Aman, a collection of intimate retreats providing uncompromisingly exclusive hideaways, has announced that Roland Fasel, formerly General Manager of The Dorchester and Regional Director, UK, for Dorchester Collection, has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer.
In this new post, Fasel, who has over 25 years of experience within the luxury hospitality industry, will oversee all facets of Aman’s intricate hotel, resort and private residence operations and will help define the future vision and strategy. Fasel will work closely with Chairman, Vladislav Doronin, to develop the brand while retaining the unique characteristics for which the distinguished collection is renowned.
Commenting on his appointment, Roland says “Aman, with its pioneering spirit and uncompromisingly bespoke approach, has always been a brand that I have admired. I am looking forward to leading the team and steering the brand as it continues its gentle evolution and enters into its third decade.” On talking about his priorities, he adds, “The continued integration of Aman Wellness, the forthcoming introduction of a new culinary concept and a robust pipeline of development projects are all high on my agenda. However, maintaining an ever-closer connection with our guests and continuing to enrich their experience remains the number one priority and is something that Vladislav Doronin places great emphasis on.”
Fasel, a natural and considered leader who has opened, renovated and repositioned hotels across three continents, is a graduate from Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in his native Switzerland. He later went on to gain an MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco before securing positions at Badrutt’s Palace, St Moritz, Four Seasons Hotels, Regent Hotels, Shangri-La in Asia, and most recently, his eight year tenure with the Dorchester Collection where, in his dual role, he was instrumental in growing their business, overseeing new openings, residences, spa and the repositioning of the Dorchester Collection brand.
Aman is currently comprised of 31 properties, in 20 destinations, including recent additions – Amanera (Dominican Republic), Amandayan (China), Amanemu (Japan), and Amanyangyun which opens in Autumn 2017 on the outskirts of Shanghai and is the brand’s most ambitious to date.
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