Marriott International has announced the appointment of Ashley Lai as General Manager of Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap, its first Courtyard by Marriott in Cambodia.
This represents Marriott International’s firstCourtyard Resort in Cambodia,with a second hotel to follow when Courtyard Phnom Penh opens in the capital city later this year. The brand’s flagship in Cambodia features modern Khmer architectural design, an innovative lobby space and contemporary room design, enabling guests to pursue both their personal and professional interests whilst visiting the seat of the ancient Khmer kingdom.
Ashley Lai has worked with Marriott International for 14 years, initially at the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur. In 2013 she transferred to the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa and as Resident Manager she successfully increased the Brand Standard Audit scores, doubled upsell revenue and improved hotel rankings. During her tenure, the hotel achieved many accolades and awards, including TripAdvisor’s 2015 Traveler’s Choice #1 Hotel for Families in Thailand and 2015 Top 25 resorts in Asia by Conde Nast Traveler US Reader’s Choice Awards.
The appointment as General Manager of Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap is an exciting new chapter for Ashley as she brings her energy and passion to Cambodia for the first time.
“We are the only internationally branded mid-ranged resort in Siem Reap,” said Ashley Lai, General Manager of Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap. “At the same time, the services we provide are second to none. The resort has a beautiful full-service spa and a gorgeous roof top bar that is one of a kind in this town. No one can beat the city views we have with Angkor Wat in the horizon and stunning sunsets to the west.”
Ashley has identified a target customer base of local, regional, and international business and leisure tourists, as well as organized group travelers, with key markets including China, Hong Kong, Singapore, U.S.A, Japan, and Korea.
Courtyard continues to expand into Cambodia with the Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Pehn to open in the bustling capital later this year.