Adaptive, flexible, and ready for any challenges that come his way, Don lives and works by Bruce Lee’s motto, “Be water.”
As our Executive Vice President & Head of Asia Pacific, Don helps expand our luxury lifestyle platform in the US & potentially overseas markets. He assists foreign owners with U.S. hotel acquisitions, develops re-positioning strategies, brand selection and renovations, and supports the day-to-day management of their assets.
Don has previously served as the Executive Vice President & Head of Asia Investment Group for both at Aimbridge Hospitality and Interstate Hotels & Resorts for a combined decade. He also developed revenue-leading luxury lifestyle hotels in greater China as the CEO of Swiss International Hotels & Resorts, as well as greatly expanded the growth of all five Wyndham brands in China and Japan as Regional Vice President of Development for the Wyndham Hotel Group International.
He graduated from Columbia University with a Master’s degree in Organizational Development and is a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) through the American Hotel and Lodging Association, as well as a member of the China Enterprise Counsel. His bucket list includes playing a round of golf at Augusta.
Executive Vice President and Head of Asia Pacific
First Job in Hospitality
Restaurant dishwasher, aged 16.
Member of China Enterprise Counsel in the USA