Cygnett Hotels and Resorts has appointed Bernard Houppertz as the Vice President Development & Operations South Asia & Africa. Bernard will be leveraging his expertise to help Cygnett in formulating new developments to extend Cygnett groups reach in South Asian and African markets. He will also be responsible for streamlining operations in the territories mentioned above.
Bernard Houppertz sets an excellent track record in his career growth. He is a recipient of 4 honorary presidential awards and numerous awards for professional achievements. He has spearheaded operations and pre-openings for world-leading Hotel Groups, along with private brands and properties ranking from 5 to 3 stars, managing facilities with 450+ rooms.
Commenting on the appointment, Sarbendra Sarkar MD & Founder cygnet Hotels and Resorts said: “Cygnett family is growing. It is wonderful that people like Bernard with vast experience and competencies are coming on board. Bernard’s’ expertise in development and operations we surely help Cygnett expand its global footprint.”
Prior to joining Cygnett, Bernard Houppertz worked with International Hospitality organizations like Accor Group, Best Western, Parkside and many more, Houppertz has accumulated strategic and tactical thinking with knowledge of implementing best practice with a strong sense of urgency, responsibility, and accountability to surpass customer expectations. He has demonstrated accomplishments in attaining high occupancy rates, generating progressively growing revenue and profitability targets, repositioning and re-branding existing properties to create successful global chains and leveraging HR capital to build high-performing teams that render ‘Par excellence’ guest service.
Speaking on his new role, Houppertz said, “I have joined Cygnett Hotels & Resort to develop the International side of the group. The return of our offer is quite positive. 2019 should be a good year for the international development and operation for Cygnett in Asia and Africa. We are putting many efforts in setting up some strong structure in place to help and follow the Owners and properties in the future. The big advantage we have got is our vast connectivity; it sure will help us deploy the brand quicker in international territories.”