Jeffrey W. Schweizer has been appointed president of Asia Pacific Hotels, Inc. effective Sept. 11, according to Jerry Tan, president of Tan Holdings and parent company for APHI, last week. Further appointments within APHI are the assignments of Abner Acosta as the resident manager of the Fiesta Resort and Spa-Saipan, and Mark Ratliff as the resident manager of the Kanoa Resort Saipan.
Schweizer joined Asia Pacific Hotels in April of 2005 as general manager to reopen and rebrand the former Dai-Ichi Hotel. This historic beachfront property underwent an extensive renovation opening with its new name, Fiesta Resort Guam.
Schweizer relocated to Guam in 1989 when he joined the Pacific Islands Club where he worked for 16 years. During his tenure he worked in the capacity of the EAM Rooms Division director and, for 10 years, director of Food and Beverage. Previous to Guam, Schweizer worked on Miami's famed South Beach. A native of New England, Schweizer is a 30-year veteran of the hospitality industry. Schweizer has served numerous terms as a GHRA board member and is currently serving as first vice chairman. He is also currently serving as board member on the Employers Council.
“With Jeffrey's tenure and experience in the hotel industry, and now in his new role as president of APHI, we are confident that he will continue to nurture the properties in our portfolio and ensure we remain competitive,” said Tan.
“I am extremely excited to be taking on this new role. APHI has proven itself in operating high quality hotels and delivering great guest experiences, “ said Schweizer. “I look forward to working even more closely with the property managers in further developing and grow the brands while delivering superior financial operating results.”
Acosta and Ratliff are familiar with Saipan operations and the community they will be working in. Acosta started his career with APHI in 2004 as reservations manager at the Fiesta Saipan then moved to Fiesta Guam as an executive assistant manager in 2006. Subsequent to his role as director of Engineering of the Fiesta Resort Guam, Ratliff held the same position at Pacific Islands Club Saipan. While in Guam both men assisted the Saipan properties on many occasions and are familiar with both regions. Both will report to Schweizer on all facets of their hotel's operations and provide support as needed to other APHI properties in Guam and Saipan.
Headquartered on Saipan, APHI owns and operates the 318-room Fiesta Resort Guam, 416-room Fiesta Resort and Spa Saipan, 224 rooms in the recently renovated Kanoa Resort Saipan, and Century Hotel, a 33-room business hotel in Saipan. (PR)