Appointed General Manager
At Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Melaka, Malaysia
Klaus Sennik, one of south east Asia’s most experience hoteliers, has been appointed General Manager of the Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Melaka.
Klaus Sennik has a wealth of experience in a broad range of international hospitality markets including Thailand, Hong Kong, Dubai, Kenya, Germany, Indonesia and Afghanistan. He was previously General Manager at the Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside hotel where, in 2014, he received Wyndham’s prestigious ‘General Manager of the Year’ award for the South East Asia Pacific Rim region.
Klaus Sennik was credited in reviving the fortunes of this well-established property in the wake of the civil unrest in Thailand throughout 2010 that prompted a major downturn in business and leisure arrivals to the nation’s capital city.
He was instrumental in integrating Wyndham Green – the group’s global Corporate Social Responsibility programme – at the 525-room hotel in Bangkok with a series of successful campaigns to reduce energy consumption, pollution and waste. He also led community engagement programmes in the city that provided much-needed support to families in need.
Klaus Sennik began his hospitality career as a chef, working in a number of well-known establishments before transferring to the Intercontinental Hotel Kabul, Afghanistan in March 1979. His efforts in maintaining a kitchen capable of servicing a 200-room hotel with three FB outlets during the conflict in Afghanistan became a legendary tale in hospitality circles.
His more recent roles include that of Director of Food Beverage at the Hotel Nikko, Kuala Lumpur from 1995 to 1998.