China: Mark DeCocinis has been named as chief executive officer of Urban Resort Concepts (URC).
DeCocinis joins the company with over 35 years of leadership experience in luxury hospitality. He will oversee the URC portfolio which comprises The PuLi (Shanghai), The PuXuan (Beijing), The RuMa (Kualar Lumpur) and The PuYun (Moganshan).
The company plans to expand across China, Asia Pacific and other gateway destinations.
Previously, DeCocinis served as president and chief operations officer of One&Only Resorts, leading the company’s development and operations in nine countries. Prior to this, he was executive vice president of Shangri-La International, overseeing global operations and development.
Commenting on his appointment, DeCocinis said: “My priority is to collaborate in alignment with our owners, colleagues and partners, focusing on continued growth and business performance of the Urban Resort Concepts portfolio at a critical time for the industry.
“We will set new expectation levels in the ultra-luxury hospitality segment with experiences unique to each of the destinations with a deep culture of service and guest experiences recognisable as an Urban Resort Concepts benchmark.”