Industry Update
Appointment19 November 2021

Darren Darwin

Appointed General Manager
At Avani+ Khao Lak Resort in Phang-Nga, Thailand

Darren Darwin

Minor Hotels has appointed Darren Darwin as General Manager of the upcoming Avani+ Khao Lak Resort in southern Thailand.

Darren, a British national with over 30 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, has joined the oceanfront property near Phuket as its prepares to open next year.

After spending almost 6 years as a soldier in the British Army, Darren joined IHG and moved his way up the ranks, earning his first Cluster GM post in 2000.

Since then, he worked for Almond Reservations Services, Wyndham and Carlson Rezidor, before joining Minor Hotels in 2015 as General Manager of the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in Oman.

Darren then spent just over three years in Sri Lanka working as Cluster General Manager of the Anantara and Avani Kalutara.

Darren holds a MBA from the Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland as well as degrees in Executive Leadership, Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management from Cornell University in the US.

Glion Institute of Higher Education

Darren Darwin (Class of 2014) is a graduate of Glion Institute of Higher Education in Glion-sur-Montreux - Switzerland
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Minor International (MINT)

Minor Hotels is a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 145 hotels and serviced suites in operation under the Anantara, AVANI, PER AQUUM, Oaks, Tivoli, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St.
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