Brian is the Country General Manager for Thailand & Laos at The Ascott Limited, currently the largest international serviced residence owner-operator in Thailand & Laos with 11 properties in operation, 10 under development and a total of more than 4,500 units across Bangkok, Pattaya, Sri Racha and Vientiane.
He was previously General Manager, Regional Operations at Frasers Hospitality as global head of security & crisis management, oversaw a cluster of properties in southern China and completed General Manager assignments in Wuhan, Suzhou and Shanghai.
Earlier in his hospitality career, Brian held progressive positions with Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, including Director of Quality in Singapore and Director of Operations in China.
In 2014, Mr. Tan was named Hotel Manager of the Year in the inaugural edition of The China Hotelier Awards, which featured senior nominations from some of the most renowned brands in the global hotel industry.
Mr Tan was a Singapore Tourism Board postgraduate scholarship recipient and holds a Master of Management in Hospitality from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and a Bachelor of Arts from the National University of Singapore.
““There’s a lot of energy, it’s a great forum. What’s interesting is there is the expansion in terms of coworking, student housing and retirement living, there’s a lot of movement and a lot of these brands on the fringes are now coming into the fold.”