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Rex Demanser

Seeking new role in Hotels, Hospitality or Tourism

Professional Status
About Me
Born in Napier, my hospitality career started as a porter (James Cook Hotel, Wellington) and worked up through the ranks, really beginning in London, where I spent nearly 10 years with Hilton International being Area Director Rooms Operations for Asia/Pacific & Australia, 5 years with Pan Pacific hotels as Corporate Director for Sales, Revenue and Web, and then 4 years with Kempinski Hotels as VP Distribution, Revenue Management, Web operations and eCommerce/Marketing. Broadly put, approximately 50% of my time in Hotel Operations and 50% in Sales & Marketing/Revenue/Web. I now seek a senior executive role where commercialism, creativity and most importantly - Where people count!. An organisation that fully understands that encouraged, educated, empowered people are the elements that will drive maximum business performance. Ideally a luxury Hotel or Tourism enterprise.

References available on request.
  • Have travelled to over 60 countries for work and pleasure
  • Have lived and worked in, London, Hong Kong, Dallas, Dubai, Auckland, Sydney, Singapore, Geneva, Bangkok and Brisbane (Maroochydore)
  • Enjoy Annual Sailing trip each year usually in Turkey or Croatia.
  • Travel wish list - South America and Bhutan
  • Avid Tennis player and member at Mt Eden/Epsom Tennis Club. Enjoying Competing in singles, but equally enjoy playing with the current inter-club Tournament team.
  • Running, completed Round the Bays, Waiheke, Paihia, Devonport 15km, ASB 12Km and currently training for Queenstown half Marathon November 2018
  • Weight Training 2-3 times per week, Fit Box and Circuit Training
  • Fishing whenever i can, particularly King Fish and Snapper
  • Playing and Learning Piano, Favourite Composers Rachmaninov and Beethoven
  • Have learned basic French but continue to strive to reach a higher competency, particularly in comprehension