Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan had recently appointed Kanit Sangmookda as the new General Manager
Four Points By Sheraton Sandakan gets ready for fantastic 2014
The Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan recently announced the appointment of Kanit Sangmookda as its General Manager. Hailing from Thailand, Kanit brings with him 13 years of work experience in the hospitality industry out of which 5 years was with Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
Kanit is a seasoned hotelier and has gained most of his hospitality experience in Bangkok. Having risen from the ranks of Reservation Sales Agent at JW Marriott Bangkok to Director of Revenue Management at Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa, Kanit moved to Malaysia in 2008 to join the Starwood Hotels & Resorts family as Director of Revenue Management at The Westin Kuala Lumpur. There, he proved his determination in his role when the hotel emerged at top spot in market share ranking, the first time since its opening in 2003. Kanit was later promoted to Regional Director of Revenue Management for Starwood Hotels & Resorts in South East Asia, prior to attaining his present position.
Apart from a Bachelors of Business Administration, majoring in Hotel Management with a minor in Advertising Management from Assumption University in Thailand, Kanit is also a Masters graduate in International Business from the University of Wollongong, Australia.
Kanit’s brilliant career is also enhanced by his teaching experience at the Assumption University, where he lectured in the Hotel Sales & Marketing faculty. He has also been well trained through various Starwood Training and Development Programs.
In his current role, Kanit looks forward to introducing change through innovative ideas over his 13 years of tenure in the hospitality industry. Kanit aims to build the Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan to become the leading hotel in Sabah, in hopes that this creative ideas will further establish Sandakan as the getaway to eco-tourism.
When not in his serious business suit, Kanit spends his leisure time exploring different places and capturing various moments, all through the eyes of his camera lens. He also has a great passion for music. He not only enjoys listening to it but also plays instruments such as the guitar, ukulele and piano.
Situated on Sandakan’s prominent waterfront overlooking the Sulu Sea, Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan offers a comfortable, relaxed stay for value-oriented business and leisure travellers. Part of the award-winning integrated commercial development - Sandakan Harbour Square, a joint venture between ICSD Ventures Sdn Bhd and the Sandakan Municipal Council, the hotel is located amidst the city’s new Central Business District and with many points of interest close to its doorstep, including the Central Market and Harbour Mall Sandakan shopping centre.
As the second largest city in Sabah, Sandakan is fast gaining popularity as an eco-tourism venue in South East Asia. Unique attractions include the Sandakan Heritage Trail, Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitaion Centre, Turtle Islands Park, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Kinabatangan River, and Gomantong Caves.
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,162 properties in nearly 100 countries and 171,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element®. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest(R) (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.
About Four Points by Sheraton
Great Hotels. Great Rates: With 161 Four Points by Sheraton hotels in 27 countries, travelers can find the timeless style and comfort they’re looking for with genuine service and everything that matters most, all around the world. From Santiago to Shanghai and Milan to Milwaukee, Four Points hotels can be found in big urban centers, by the airport, near the beach, and in the suburbs. A recent $1 billion invested in renovations, conversions, and new-build hotels has made the brand stronger than ever.
Four Points by Sheraton, like all brands within Starwood’s portfolio, is proud to offer the Starwood Preferred Guest® program, which offers a breakthrough policy of no blackout dates on Free Night Awards. To learn more, visit www.spg.com.