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Mr. Daniel Marie Desbaillets

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CDL Hospitality Trusts, 13 May 2013 [cached]
Mr Daniel Marie Ghislain Desbaillets was appointed an independent non-executive Director of the H-REIT Manager and the HBT Trustee-Manager on 2 September 2010.
An international hotelier with more than 35 years of experience, especially within the Asia Pacific region, he has helmed senior positions in Intercontinental Hotel Group, Fullerton Hotels and Resorts and TCC Hotel Group. He also served as Special Advisor to MCIL in 2003, and was subsequently appointed Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific, MCIL, where he was responsible for hotel operations and the development of new properties in the region.
Mr Desbaillets currently runs a food and beverage business under Salad Stop Pte Ltd and Doodle Stop Pte Ltd, which operate 15 restaurant-and-bar concept outlets throughout Singapore.
About Us, 20 May 2011 [cached]
Co-Principal - Daniel Desbaillets
Daniel Desbaillets started his career with the Hilton in the early 70's and in 1979 joined Inter-Continental Hotels and Resorts in Abidjan, West Africa. He became General Manager of the IHC Colombo in 1984 and subsequently, went to Bangkok and Montreal.
In 1992, he joined Shangri-La International to open the chain's hotel in Jakarta but later rejoined InterContinental Hotels in 1994 to open the InterContinental Hotel Singapore located in the city state's bustling Bugis Junction. He was soon promoted in 1996 to Regional Vice-President and subsequently to Senior Vice-President later than same year, to be based in Seoul, Korea.
In 1997, Desbaillets was appointed as Area President (Asia Pacific) for InterContinental and Crowne Plaza Hotels.
In early 2003, he left InterContinental Hotels to embark on his own business and soon joined the Hong Leong Group on a six-month assignment as Special Assistant (Hotel Division) to Group Chairman. This short-term assignment soon evolved into his position as Chief Operating Officer of MCIL.
In July 2004, he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Fullerton Hotels & Resorts / Sino Group of Hotels and based at the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore. He reports directly to the Sino Group Chairman.
He joined in November 2006 TCC Hotel Group as Advisor to Chairman and then six months later was appointed President of Asiatique Hotels and Resorts and the Imperial Group of Hotels in Thailand as well Plaza Athenee in New York.
Daniel has very wide international exposure having worked accross 4 continents. His charismatic personality and willingness to constantly strive towards attaining new heights has made him a well-known and respected personality in the hotel industry. He was awarded Hotelier of the Year in 1999 and has also won numerous other awards throughout his career.
Untitled Document, 1 Jan 2007 [cached]
Daniel Desbaillets has been appointed Vice Chairman of TCC LandCompany in Bangkok. He was most recently a Principal at D2D in Singapore. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer for the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore before moving up as CEO for the hotel's owners, Sino LandCompany.
Bali Hotels: Inter-Continental Luxury Hotels in Bali, Indonesia, 1 June 2002 [cached]
This message was delivered in a speech given by Daniel Desbaillets, Chief Operating Officer for InterContinental Hotels Group in South Asia.He addressed the audience at the InterContinental Resort Bali for the "UNEP and the Private Sector" special side event held on Sunday 2nd June.
This one-day event was specifically devoted to travel and tourism and marked the launch of the travel industries sectoral report on tourism to be distributed at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) that is due to take place in September 2002 in Johannesburg, South Africa.Desbaillets was speaking on behalf of the International Hotel and Restaurant Association (IH&RA) and the World Travel and Tourism Council.
During his presentation, Desbaillets attributed the "truly global challenges" to triggers such as globalisation and the information technology revolution.He went on to explain that travel and tourism worldwide contributes over 10 per cent to GDP and around 200 million jobs worldwide.It is amongst the top five export sectors for more than 80 per cent of developing countries.With world travel and tourism forecast to rise by 4.5 per cent per annum, he stressed "there is clear potential for the industry to play a major role in the development process and improve the quality of life of millions of people."
The Tourism Industry Report forms one of the 22 reports examined by the conference in preparation for the World Summit on Sustainable Development.Desbaillets observed that the report "demonstrates the delicate balance between sustainable development and the economic growth that stems from tourism."He stressed the importance of including this industry sector on the agenda for the World Summit.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC publishes its own policies and initiatives in an annual Environmental and Social Report available online at and in a quarterly update "Our Planet".
Photo shows: Daniel Desbaillets, Chief Operating Officer South Asia of InterContinental Hotels Group. : Take Me There : Desbaillets & Son goes green, 1 Jan 2009 [cached]
Daniel Desbaillets (right) and his son, Adrien, in business together
In the last few years, I have seen several hoteliers retire. Some disappear quietly, some leave whimpering, some leave fighting and then return to a similar job, still others leave and return, re-energised and taking on a new form.
Take Daniel Desbaillets, the man who was president of InterContinental Hotels Group in the 90s and who then went on to work with owner hotel groups including Millennium & Copthorne and TLC Group of Thailand.
Daniel has teamed up with his Cornell-educated son, Adrien, to start a group of salad bars in Singapore called SALADSTOP!
Daniel was his usual hospitable self - he's a second generation hotelier, he was born in a hotel room after all - and kept bringing us item after item to taste.
Knowing my penchant for Thai salads, Daniel offered me the Thai noodle salad (yum woon sen) - very tasty, the right tanginess - and the Thai papaya salad - very good as well, crunchy and flavoursome.
So how does it feel to be an entrepreneur after such a long time in the corporate world, I asked Daniel, after I had eaten more than I should.
"Wonderful, it's so fulfilling to work with my son," said Daniel, his eyes glowing with pride. The father and son do make a good team. Where Dad is bouncing with energy, Son is pretty cool - greeting customers and explaining what's on offer in a low-key manner.
takeaways.jpg Daniel and Adrien decided on a salad bar concept because they felt there were not enough places in Singapore offering a good choice of salads.
Food & beverage is not new to Daniel of course. He's opened a few restaurants within hotels in his time. The processes and disciplines are similar, he says, just that now he's doing it on his own and the money, well, it's his own.
"That makes things very different, of course," he laughs. "But it's exciting and challenging and," looking over at his son, "rewarding"
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