Naowarat Arunkong (Bee)
Appointed Cluster General Manager
At Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok, Thailand
Ms. Naowarat Arunkong (Bee) has been appointed Cluster General Manager of Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok, also overseeing the Avani Khon Kaen Hotel & Convention Center which is in Issan, a 60-minute flight from Bangkok.
No stranger to the company, Ms. 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. She was promoted from Hotel Manager to her first General Manager role at Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa in January 2011. Later that year, she moved to Anantara Hua Hin Resort as General Manager. Ms. Arunkong transferred to Bangkok in May 2013 to take on the role of General Manager at Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel and Oaks Bangkok Sathorn. In 2016, with the opening of Avani's first property in Khon Kaen, she was appointed as Cluster GM, overseeing Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel, Oaks Bangkok Sathorn, and Avani Khon Kaen Hotel & Convention Centre.