PHUKET, Thailand (August 11, 2021) – Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort today announced that four key leadership team members have recently joined general manager Pravin Kumar to reopen Hyatt’s first branded resort on the holiday island of Phuket after an extensive renovation.
Mr. Ranjeet Viswanathan, an Indian national with more than two decades of sales and marketing experience has joined as director of sales and marketing. Prior to joining Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort, Mr. Viswanathan was commercial director at Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa, Phuket for two years and has held many sales and marketing roles in Phuket, Thailand and overseas, including director of sales and marketing at Anantara Mai Khao Resort Phuket, director of business development at Conrad Maldives, and senior cluster revenue manager at Hilton RMCC, Shanghai.
Mr. Gennaro Avagnale, an Italian national with more than two decades of culinary experience has been appointed executive chef. Prior to joining Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort, Mr. Avagnale was executive chef at ANA Crowne Plaza Osaka for more than three years where he managed 6 restaurants including one Michelin star restaurant. Previous tenures as executive chef include InterContinental ANA Ishigaki Resort in Okinawa, Japan, Keraton at the Plaza, The Luxury Collection, Starwood in Jakarta, Indonesia, and before that executive sous chef roles at Conrad Sanya Haitang Bay Double Tree Resort by Hilton in Hainan, China, and Savoy Resort & Spa in Mahe, Seychelles.
Mr. Ganesh Mathur, an Indian national has been appointed director of finance and comes with more than three decades of hospitality experience. In his previous assignment, Mr. Mathur served as area director of finance for Anantara Phuket for 7 years and prior to that spent 2 years in the position of cluster financial controller for Anantara Maldives. Previous positions in finance have included tenures at several international branded hotels, including Shangri-la, Accor, Claridges and Oberoi Hotels.
Ms. Weena Kuankid, a Thai national with more than two decades of human resources experience has been appointed human resources manager following a successful tenure as human resources manager at Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay, Phuket for two years. Previously, Ms. Kuankid has held human resources roles with international brand hotels in Phuket, including Crowne Plaza Phuket Panwa Beach, Laguna Resort & Hotel Public Company and The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa.
Scheduled to reopen post an extensive renovation in the third quarter of 2021, Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort features 201 spacious and contemporary rooms and suites with private balconies to enjoy spectacular sea and sunset views. Brand new and fully refurbished facilities include: two restaurants serving International and Asian cuisine; a poolside bar with private cabanas; a clifftop Tapas bar with entertainment lounge and infinity pool; Spa; kids club; dive center with snorkeling and diving at the house reef; hilltop Regency Club lounge; fitness center with wellness activities; indoor function rooms and outdoor event space with sea views; all centered around the largest seafront infinity pool in Phuket. The resort is located at Kamala Beach along the exclusive Phuket Millionaire’s Mile and is just a short drive from Patong Beach and 40-minutes from the airport.
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About Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort – Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort boasts 201 spacious ocean view rooms and suites, each with private balcony or terrace overlooking lush hillside and the azure waters of Kamala Beach in Phuket and some rooms with private pool or whirlpool. As one of the best hotel in Phuket, Thailand for families, couples, honeymoon or for business meetings in Phuket, the resort offers an array of outlets and recreational facilities with: one of Phuket’s largest oceanfront infinity pool with ocean view; Regency Club lounge and adult’s only infinity pool; four restaurants and bars, including Sunset Grill, one of the best restaurant in Phuket with sunset ocean views; Nahm spa and 24-hour fitness center; Camp Hyatt kids club in Phuket; and a choice of function rooms and outdoor event venues for meetings and destination wedding in Phuket. Ideally located close to a popular Phuket beach and the best activities in Phuket including: the famous Phuket Fantasea and night market at Kamala Beach; a short drive to Patong Beach nightlife and historic Phuket City; and a great base to visit the best sightseeing and things to do in Phuket, including day trips to Phi Phi island, Krabi and James Bond Island, Phuket Elephant Sanctuary and Phuket Big Buddha
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