Avani Hotels & Resorts has appointed senior leadership for its upcoming properties: FCC Angkor – Managed by Avani, opening Q2 of 2019; Avani Central Busan Hotel, opening mid-2019; and Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok, also scheduled to open mid-2019.
FCC Angkor – Managed by Avani
Premiering in Cambodia, the renowned FCC Angkor – Managed by Avani will open her doors in mid-2019, has appointed Dennis Gordienko as General Manager. Gordienko joins Avani from Vistana Penang Bukit Jambul, Malaysia, where he held his first GM role. He is a passionate hotelier with international experience across Europe, the Middle East, Indian Ocean, and Asia.
Avani Central Busan Hotel
Debuting in South Korea in mid-2019, Avani Central Busan Hotel has appointed Tyson Bae to the role of Cluster General Manager, where he will also lead the upcoming Avani Busan Resort opening in 2020.
He brings with him two decades of hospitality experience, having started his career in Seoul before venturing to the USA, Singapore, and China. He was also the Chairman of Rooms Operations for the Shanghai Business Council, Marriott International, as well as Board Member of the Asia-Pacific Rooms Advisory Board for Marriott International Headquarters.
Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok
Avani Hotels & Resorts’ third property in Bangkok will introduce the newly-built 382-room Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok. On schedule to open in mid-2019, the hotel has named its General Manager and Director of Sales & Marketing.
Naowarat Arunkong (Bee) has been appointed Cluster General Manager of Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok, also overseeing Avani Khon Kaen Hotel & Convention Center.
No stranger to the company, Arunkong joined Minor Hotels in 1999 and worked at Bangkok Marriott until 2007, where she led the Rooms Division. She subsequently transferred to Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa at the company’s request, and successfully undertook the roles of Director of Operations and Hotel Manager.
Ravi Ganglani has been appointed as Director of Sales & Marketing of Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok. While this is his debut in the role, Ravi is also a familiar face at Minor Hotels, having started with the company in 2012 as Cluster Director of Sales – MICE in Thailand, before being promoted to Area Director of Sales – MICE across South East Asia.
Avani currently operates 24 hotels and resorts in 15 countries. The brand recently debuted in Australia, New Zealand, and Laos. Avani currently has 15 new hotels in the pipeline, including a recent signing in Kota Kinabalu, Dubai, and a second Avani in Busan.