Simon Wan – President & Director
Simon Wan has been an international hotelier for more than 30 years and worked for a number of large international hotel groups such as Holiday Inn, Hyatt, Southern Pacific Hotel Corporation, Park Plaza and Accor.
Currently, Simon is the President & Director of StayWell, a company which he started over seven years ago.
Prior to StayWell, Simon was the CEO/Managing Director of an ASX listed hotel company Tourism, Hotels and Leisure Ltd. for five years which has a network of 530 hotels around the world. He was also the Managing Director of the Park Plaza Hotel Group for Asia Pacific between 1997 to 2002 and before that he was the CEO for North Asia of Accor, based in Beijing, overseeing a hotel portfolio of 68 hotels in that region.
Simon, a seasoned hotelier, has built a portfolio of 31 properties for StayWell in Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, India, Singapore and multiple properties in Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville and Launceston, with additional properties under development in China, India and the United Kingdom – all of this achieved from the Sydney-based office.
Raymond Kwong – Director – Strategic Business China
Raymond Kwong is charged with growing StayWell’s Greater China region and to assist the hotel group on strategic project development and operational management in Greater China.
Raymond brings a wealth of consultancy experience working as a consultant for Feasty Group a large operator of RSLs, clubs, dining, events and function space, as well as working for a five-star wine company assisting in developing marketing / strategic alliance in China. Raymond has held consultant and management positions in Advantgarde Property Group and Brough Real Estate plus many more senior roles for property groups, ensuring he is well equipped to provide consultancy and management expertise to the group.
Raymond provides expertise in General Management, Hotel Operations, Cost Analysis including productivity and increasing the bottom line, Market Research & Feasibility Study, Business and Marketing Plan Appraisal and Development.