Interview: Garth Simmons from AccorHotels

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Striving for Excellence

Interview by Anton Adianto | Photo by Bagus Tri Laksono and AccorHotels Doc.

Since joining AccorHotels in 2007, he has occupied strategic positions in the business, including becoming the senior vice president in New Zealand, Pacific Island and Japan, and more recently Chief Operating Officer in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. His ability to maintain strong relations with owners and key tourism partners has made him one of the most revered leaders in the industry with an excellent 30-year reputation to boot. Garth Simmons talks about his tricks of the trade and opinions about the hospitality world in these three Southeast Asian countries, where AccorHotels has developed more than 130 hotels despite the tight competition.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (76thEdition) in 2016.

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