Erwin van der Veen has been appointed GM of the
SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort.
The Dutchman, who has been part of the
pre-opening team since November 2017, joined SALA Samui Chaweng
Beach Resort from The Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort in Malaysia
where he was GM.
Prior to his stint in Malaysia, Erwin spent over a decade with
Hilton Worldwide in South Korea, Nigeria, Thailand, Japan, and
U.A.E., rising through the ranks of the F&B department before
being promoted to Director of Operations and then Hotel Manager.
He also spent five years with the Hyatt Regency in Dubai as part
of the food and beverage team.
Erwin speaks Dutch,
English, German, and basic French, and is a father to twin boys.
“My previous experience has mostly been with large hotels
so I am thrilled to have the chance to scale down and really focus
on maximising private and personal experiences for guests at SALA
Samui Chaweng Beach Resort. Over the past two months it has been
great to see the building and the team come together, and we’re
excited to introduce guests to our beachfront hotel in January
2018,” Erwin said.
SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort and Spa is
scheduled to launch in two phases, starting in 16 January 2018
with the opening of the Beach Wing comprising 52 pool villas and
pool suites sized between 74 square metres (sqm) and 304 sqm,
featuring private pools between 18 sqm and 52 sqm in size.
The second phase will be completed 12 months later in 2019,
and will comprise 83 rooms, pool villas and pool suites, as well
as the SALA Spa and SALA Gym, a garden swimming pool and an
inviting Garden Pool Bar.
Opening rates start from THB
8,500+++ inclusive of a 15% discount when booking 90 days in
advance for stays from 16 January 2018 onwards.