Minor Hotels Elevates Leadership at Koh Samui and Koh Phangan Resorts

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Minor Hotels, a leading international hospitality company with a growing portfolio of over 550 properties in 56 countries, recently announced key promotions for its luxury resorts in Thailand’s idyllic island destinations, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. These strategic appointments underscore Minor Hotels’ commitment to delivering exceptional guest experiences and fostering career growth within their organization.

Minor Hotels Elevates
Minor Hotels Elevates

New Leadership at Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas

Effective February 2024, Ahmed Asim has taken the helm as the new General Manager of Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas. This well-deserved promotion recognizes Asim’s impressive career trajectory and proven leadership skills within Minor Hotels.

Asim brings a wealth of hospitality experience to his new role. His journey began in 2005, starting as a butler at the prestigious Soneva Fushi resort in the Maldives. Over the years, he has honed his expertise through various operational roles across the Maldives and Thailand. Most recently, Asim excelled as the Resort Manager at Anantara Riverside Bangkok Hotel, where he successfully oversaw operations for the 376-room resort, encompassing the F&B division with its 10 diverse dining outlets, banquet operations, and unique dining boats.

Asim holds a BTEC National Diploma in Hotel Catering and Institutional Operations from the Maldives College of Higher Education. His dedication to his craft, combined with his passion for personalized guest service, positions him perfectly to lead Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas to even greater heights.

Frederic Kolde Takes the Reins at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort

As of June 1st, Frederic Kolde officially assumed the role of General Manager at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort. Kolde brings a distinguished international hospitality background to this position, having previously served as the Hotel Manager at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel.

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Before his time with Minor Hotels, Kolde held leadership roles at Hyatt Hotels, gaining valuable experience in key areas like F&B and hotel management across various locations in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Bangkok, and Beijing. Kolde’s proven track record in driving operational excellence and exceeding guest expectations makes him a valuable asset to Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort. He further bolsters his credentials with a Certificate in Hotel Revenue Management acquired from the esteemed Cornell University.

Confidence in New Leadership

Mark O’Sullivan, Vice President of Operations for Bangkok, Samui, Chiang Mai, and Chiang Rai, expressed his full confidence in Asim and Kolde’s ability to thrive in their new leadership roles. He highlighted their “proven leadership skills and valuable contributions to Minor Hotels’ flagship properties in Bangkok” as key factors in their well-deserved promotions. O’Sullivan’s enthusiasm for Asim and Kolde’s leadership reflects Minor Hotels’ commitment to cultivating talent from within and empowering individuals to achieve their full potential.

A Brighter Future for Anantara Resorts in Koh Samui and Koh Phangan

Under the guidance of Asim and Kolde, guests at Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas and Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort can anticipate an even more exceptional and personalized experience. Asim’s focus on guest service excellence and Kolde’s expertise in F&B and operational efficiency will undoubtedly contribute to the continued success of these renowned resorts. These promotions solidify Minor Hotels’ position as a leader in Thailand’s luxury hospitality landscape, ensuring unforgettable experiences for discerning travelers seeking paradise in Koh Samui and Koh Phangan.