Avani will make 6 GM appointments


Avani Accommodations & Resorts has welcomed six new typical supervisors to its group, who will head up attributes in Asia and the Middle East.

Slated to open up early 2021, Avani Doc Let Resort in Vietnam has welcomed Dennis Gordienko to the purpose of common manager.

From remaining: Dennis Gordienko, Beatrice Ellis, Michael Robinson

Gordienko 1st joined the Small group in 2015 as cluster resident supervisor at Anantara Maldives. Prior to that, he was govt assistant supervisor foremost the pre-opening of Amari Dhaka in Bangladesh. In 2019, he took the pre-opening helm at FCC Angkor by Avani prior to being reassigned to Avani Doc Let Vacation resort.

The Ukrainian started out his hospitality job as an F&B intern in Antalya, Turkey, with Sheraton Inns & Resorts in 2003. Given that then, he has labored in London and also his native region within F&B and rooms departments with global brands this sort of as Radisson, InterContinental Motels Team, and Fairmont Motels & Resorts.

He then moved to YTL Motels – Tiny Luxury Lodges, where by he was normal supervisor of Gaya Island Vacation resort, right before moving to Vistana Penang Bukit Jambul in the very same capability.

In yet another Vietnam appointment, Beatrice Ellis has taken the helm at Avani Hai Phong Harbour Check out Lodge.

Ellis joins the lodge in a recently-promoted purpose from Anantara Hoi An Vacation resort, where by she has been centered considering the fact that 2017, beginning as executive assistant manager and, for the previous 12 months, as the vacation resort supervisor.

The South African delivers much more than 18 many years of worldwide working experience in the hospitality field, spending the earlier 6 a long time with Small Hotels in equally the Maldives and Vietnam.

More than in Cambodia, Michael Robinson has been named the new general manager of FCC Angkor by Avani.

Robinson’s 10 years-lengthy occupation in hospitality has found him function across the US, Center East and Asia, starting off with a trainee job with Hyatt Regency La Jolla in San Diego. In 2009, he moved to the Middle East as pre-opening assistant manager – entrance workplace with Grand Hyatt Doha in Qatar.

In 2011, Robinson joined Park Hyatt Dubai as assistant entrance business manager, adopted by a promotion to the position of front place of work manager a couple of yrs afterwards. The New Zealand countrywide then relocated to Vietnam in 2016 to perform as director of rooms for Caravelle Saigon in Ho Chi Minh Town. Later on in the 12 months, he was promoted to his 1st basic supervisor position for the same residence – his previous assignment prior to becoming a member of Small Accommodations.

From remaining: Yogeswaran Veerasamy, BK Kwon, Georges Farhat

Shifting on to Malaysia, Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort has welcomed Yogeswaran Veerasamy as its new general supervisor.

A Malaysian national, Veerasamy delivers around two many years of hospitality practical experience throughout Asia and the Middle East. A seasoned hotelier with a robust background in F&B, he began his hospitality occupation in 1996 at the Raffles Lodge Singapore. Between 1999 and 2008, he held different F&B leadership roles at lodges this kind of as The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor in Cambodia.

Veerasamy was subsequently promoted to government assistant supervisor of F&B at The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace in India in 2008. Concerning 2012 and 2017, he held lodge manager roles at W Singapore Sentosa Cove and The Grand Copthorne Waterfront Singapore, prior to having on a typical supervisor purpose in 2017 at The Really hard Rock Resort Desaru Coastline.

Prior to signing up for Minimal Lodges, Veerasamy was general manager for M Social Resort Singapore.

Up coming up in South Korea, Avani Central Busan Resort has appointed BK Kwon as the property’s common supervisor.

The South Korean has labored throughout Europe, Asia and Australia over a job spanning 15 years. Beginning as a trainee with Conrad Hotel Bangkok in Thailand, he was promoted to assistant F&B supervisor in 2006. Between 2008 and 2011, he was primarily based at Parmelia Hilton Perth Hotel in Australia serving as conference & banqueting operations manager, just before currently being promoted to executive housekeeper, and at last, lodge functions supervisor.

In 2011, Kwon relocated again to South Korea to join Hilton Namhae Golfing & Spa Vacation resort as director of functions, followed by a stint at Haevichi Hotel and Resort Jeju as normal supervisor from 2014. Prior to becoming a member of Small Inns, he was executive director – hotel enterprise division for Haevichi Lodge & Vacation resort Corporation.

And finally, in the UAE, Georges Farhat has been appointed as standard supervisor for the Avani Palm Check out Dubai Resort & Suites, slated to open up in 4Q2020.

With far more than 25 several years of hospitality knowledge and a sturdy track record in operations, Farhat brings a wealth of information to this job from his previous positions with InterContinental Hotel Team.

Farhat’s first foray into hospitality was in 1994 with the Crown Plaza Dubai Resort as a administration trainee, and he rose by means of the ranks in both professional and rooms division. In 2007, he was appointed the property’s lodge supervisor, followed by his initial normal supervisor assignment in 2014. Most lately, Farhat was the opening common supervisor for the Crown Plaza Dubai Marina.

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