Centara Hotels & Resorts has appointed Markland Blaiklock deputy chief executive officer, effective immediately. Blaiklock will be responsible for steering the continued expansion of Centara, which aims to double both its revenues and number of properties over the next five years.
In this newly-created role, Blaiklock will also oversee operations, human resources, sales, marketing, business development and legal services.
He returns to Centara in an expanded capacity, having previously served as the company's chief operating officer in 2015. He has held senior executive positions with Le Méridien, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Raffles and AccorHotels groups in Asia and North America.