Avani Hotels & Resorts, one of Asia's fastest growing upscale brands, is delighted to announce the appointment of Javier Pardo as Vice President of Operations for Avani Hotels & Resorts, effective April 2019. Javier reports directly to Robert Kunkler, Chief Operating Officer of Minor Hotels, and is based at the regional office in Bangkok, which will further strengthen Avani's presence and resources in this key market.
Javier will be overseeing the operational excellence and financial performance for the brand, and he will also be leading new brand initiatives, following a refresh programme that was launched at the end of 2018.
Javier brings almost two decades of hospitality experience throughout Europe, with his last posting being Director of Operations and Commercial Director for the NH Hotel Group. He holds an Executive MBA from Instituto Internacional San Telmo and speaks Spanish, English, and French.
Recent Appointments at Minor
20 March 2019 — Hospitality veteran Laurie Burr is a tireless, hands on General Manager who works hard to ensure that, not only his guests are very well looked after, but that his operation and team are cared for, developed, taught, guided and groomed for the future.
20 March 2019 — Lotfi Masbahi has been appointed General Manager of Anantara Tozeur Resort, Tunisia, to lead the team during the pre-opening and opening of the resort, which is scheduled for September this year.An experienced hotelier, Lotfi brings with him a wealth of hospitality leadership in both resorts and luxury hotels spanning three decades in his native Tunisia as well as time in Qatar, Spain and Germany.
20 March 2019 — Coetzer Deysel is appointed General Manager of Anantara Mauritius Resort, opening in Q4 2019. Coetzer joined Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas in February 2016 as Cluster General Manager in the Maldives for Anantara Dhigu, Anantara Veli and sister property Naladhu Private Island.