ATLANTA—Valor Hospitality Partners has named Clarence Tan as the principal and corporate advisor of Valor Asia, the organization’s Singapore and Thailand-based division.
Tan joins Valor Hospitality with more than 25 years of experience in hotel management, global leadership and senior management. In his new role, Tan will leverage his hospitality management experience, as well as his market knowledge, to support the growth of Valor’s Asian and Australasian portfolios.
“We believe the opportunities for franchising in Asia are now more critical than ever, as owners and investors realize the importance of having a highly-experienced operator to run their hotel, both to take-on the operational challenges and to protect their investment,” said Euan McGlashan, global co-founder /CEO, Valor Hospitality Partners. “Our team is committed to growing our portfolio across the continent, providing market leading returns to investors and demonstrating the benefits of working with Valor. We are thrilled to have Clarence lead our team in Asia as Valor continues to expand its footprint and reach in the region.”
Tan previously served as managing director of Southeast Asia and Korea for Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG), building their portfolio of hotels with great success in the market, according to the company.
“Due to his impressive pedigree and track record, Clarence is a highly-respected leader in the hospitality industry,” said McGlashan, “It’s evident his relationships with owners, investors and clients are borne from his incredible personality, and aligns him closely with Valor Hospitality’s corporate culture.”
Tan added, “I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to contribute to the industry that I love. Like my industry peers, I am confident our industry will come out of this pandemic stronger than ever. The Valor business model will allow more intimate owner connections, resulting in aligned outcomes and performance. I am grateful to Euan and his partners for welcoming me on board at this critical time for our industry.”