A new hospitality company has been established
Thanyapura Hospitality Group (THG) will offer a range
of accommodation properties which are partnered with the extensive
facilities at the Phuket International Academy Sports & Leisure
Club (PIASLC) from November 2010.
THG consists of the two
Phuket based properties; the 38-room, three-star Thanyachitra
Retreat (scheduled to open mid November) Ė adjacent to the PIA
Mind Centre; and the 77-room, four-star Thanyachiva Lifestyle
Resort (scheduled to open November 2011), alongside the PIASLC and
the Khao Sok based Thanyamundra Organic Resort (scheduled to open
mid November) located on a working organic farm adjacent to the
Khao Sok National Park. The Wave Beach Club on Naithon Beach is
scheduled to open late December 2010 in time for the festive season.
Thanyamundra is a five-star organic resort, two hour's
drive north of Phuket. It features two luxury villas, with seven
suites and two rooms, a fitness centre with the latest from
Technogym, a 50-metre lap pool, meditation and yoga spaces and an
organic cooking school which utilises the organic produce from the
farm. Organic farm tours and work experiences offer guests a
unique opportunity to delve into the growing in popularity world
of sustainable agro tourism.
Thanyachitra Retreat is
offering comfortable accommodation with access to the PIA Mind
Centre's meditation and yoga programmes as well as the PIA Sports
and Leisure Clubs extensive facilities and innovative food and
Thanyachiva Lifestyle Resort is an
educational, active and wellness lifestyle destination offering a
playground for active individuals, teams, couples, friends and
families, while offering uncomplicated and functional comfort with
efficient and friendly personal service.
has made three key appointments for its launch, appointing highly
experienced Mr Michalik as Chief Operating Officer, David Roberts
as Vice President of Operations and Alex Nassar as Executive Chef
for THG and PIA.
Mr Michalik has an overall role in
managing operations, sales and marketing, product and brand
development and corporate communications for the hospitality group
whilst at the PIASLC he is responsible for the Club, Arts Centre,
catering and business events.
His hospitality career spans
over 20 years where he held a myriad of executive, pre-opening,
operational and development roles with major international hotel
and resort chains in Thailand, Cambodia, the Czech Republic,
Maldives, Japan, Canada and the USA.
Mr Roberts oversees
the day-to-day operations of the THG, PIASLC, Arts Centre and
business events at the facility. He was a professional tennis
player before moving into business management for various elite
sporting facilities in Asia. He has been at the helm of some of
the largest private clubs in Beijing and Shanghai. Prior to this
appointment, he was with the Centara Hotels and Resorts Group.
Alex Nassar oversees the day to day operations of the THG and
PIA food and beverage portfolio. His culinary journey has taken
Mr. Nassar through South and North Americas, Europe and Asia with
an exposure in a number of Guide Michelin three star restaurants
and chefs, including Adria Ferran's El Bulli, Pierre Troisgros' La
Maison Troisgros, Bernard Loiseau's La Cote D'or and for the past
4 years he worked as executive sous and eventually executive chef
in Banyan Tree Phuket.
Zabai Zabai Restaurant and Cooking
School and O'Cha Cellar are all expected to be fully operational
by the end of 2010, and Thanyachiva Lifestyle Resort will open for
guests in November 2011.
"The accommodation and services we provide
in THG, together with the latest range of sporting and event
facilities at the PIA Sports and Leisure Club and wellness and
meditation/yoga programmes at the PIA Mind Centre, ensures we are
opening with a wide range of options and locations that will
appeal to leisure travelers and companies looking for new venues
for their events," said THG Chief
Operating Officer, Martin Michalik.
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