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Mr. Daniel Desbaillets Marie
Trustee - Manager
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc
+44 207 872 2444
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc is a dynamic, global hotel company, which owns, asset manages and/or operates over 110 hotels in 17 countries around the world.
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DANIEL MARIE GHISLAIN DESBAILLETS
DANIEL MARIE GHISLAIN DESBAILLETS, 65
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.
currently runs a food and beverage business under Salad Stop Pte Ltd
, which operates 15 restaurant-andbar concept outlets throughout Singapore.
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.
has very wide international exposure having worked accross 4 continents.
charismatic personality and willingness to constantly strive towards attaining new heights has made him a well-known and respected personality in the hotel industry.
was awarded Hotelier of the Year in 1999 and has also won numerous other awards throughout his
TheTransitCafe.com : Take Me There : Desbaillets & Son goes green
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.
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
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.
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
opened a few restaurants within hotels in his
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
"That makes things very different, of course," he
"But it's exciting and challenging and," looking over at his
TheTransitCafe.com : Take Me There : Reports from Bangkok
Daniel Desbaillets, COO of the Imperial Hotel Group, said, "Things are normal here and you certainly don't feel that there is something out there.
Hospitality Net - Industry News - Global Update: Who's where and doing what - December 2004 - by Benoit Gateau-Cumin - Heads Above The Rest
Puri has joined Millennium & Copthorne Hotels as Special Projects/Special Duties Senior Vice President replacing Daniel Desbaillets who is now the Chief Executive Officer of Fullerton Hotels & Resorts.