Dara Hotels Group Appoints Weng Aow As New Managing Director

Phnom Penh: Dara Hotels Group announced today that Weng Aow has been appointed Managing Director effective January 1st of 2022. He was previously the General Manager at Dara Airport City Hotel & Spa, the flagship hotel of Dara Hotels Group in Phnom Penh, where he spearheaded the group’s Stay Safe with Dara Hotels program throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In his new role, Weng envisions a stellar roadmap for the hotel’s positioning within the hospitality landscape as it continues to push forward towards recovery and growth in the years ahead.

As the Managing Director, Weng will focus on developing and executing the group’s countrywide consumer strategy, property management, revenue management and oversee its organization development. In addition, he will also be responsible for the strategic growth of Dara Hotels Group’s 4 hospitality brands, 2 premium serviced apartment brands, and its Fitness and Spa brand. Weng will also spearhead the group’s integration of technology and hospitality and the continued growth of its brand portfolio.

Lim Lina, Executive Director and Chairman of the Board, Dara Hotels Group said, “Weng has a deep appreciation for Dara Hotel Group’s thousands of Associates who ultimately deliver on our customer and brand promise and I know he will be an excellent steward of our group’s brand culture. Together with the rest of our exceptional leadership team, Dara Hotels Group could not be in better hands”.

Weng comes with a vast wealth of experience in the hospitality sector, spanning over 29 years, passionate and focused on impeccable service delivery with 5-star sophistication. He is very committed to his Team and keeps talent coaching and development as a priority. Weng is also driven with regards to market penetration, reorganization and goal-oriented financial results.

He began his hospitality career in Raffles Singapore and worked in both finance as well as
rooms divisions and move up the ranks to become General Manager. Weng has also worked in different hospitality brands before joining Dara Hotels Group including Novotel Phuket
Phokeethra & Ibis Styles Phuket of Accor Hotels, Soluxe Hospitality Group, Sokha Hotels &
Resort and Angkor Palace Resort & Spa.

A native of Singapore, Weng speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Outside the realm of work, Weng is passionate about reading, and jogging with focus on half marathons.

Dara Hotels is a brand name for an initiative by Cambodian investors who, in the early 2000s, decided to join forces to develop a Cambodian hospitality group. Dara Hotels’ vision is to develop quality hotels in strategic locations across the country.

The group encompasses a portfolio of 8 properties across Cambodia namely Independence
Hotel by Dara, Dara Airport City Hotel & Spa, Olympia City Hotel, Angkor Green Gardens, The Sixties Serviced Residences, The Elysee Serviced Residences, Jouvence Fitness by Dara, and Jouvence Spa by Dara.

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