GHM CEO Tommy Lai to leave hotel group

GHM CEO Tommy Lai to leave hotel group

His departure comes amid a period of growth for the company

The hotel group behind The Chedi Muscat, General Hotel Management Ltd (GHM) has confirmed the forthcoming departure of its CEO, Tommy Lai. 

During Lai’s tenure as CEO, GHM has achieved milestones including the opening of the The Chedi Katara in Doha, Qatar; the celebration of its 30th anniversary last year, and the signing of three pivotal openings in Saudi Arabia, including The Chedi Hegra, The Chedi Wadi Safar and The Chedi Trojena.

Lai, who has played a pivotal role in GHM's journey since his appointment in 2018, will leave his position "after months of careful planning and collaboration" with the company's leadership, said a spokesperson.

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Commenting on his departure, Lai said: “It comes with a heavy heart, but I take solace in the knowledge that GHM is in excellent shape, and its future remains bright. 

"I have had the privilege of building a dedicated and capable team during my tenure as CEO. The team is well-prepared and committed to supporting our hotels and owners during the transition period until the new CEO takes the reins.”

GHM will announce its new CEO in early November 2023. 

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