Akaryn Hotel Group has appointed Thomas Koessler
as Cluster Resorts Manager in charge of the Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa and akyra Beach Club Phuket.
A seasoned international hotelier
with more than 22 years of experience, Thomas speaks three
languages (English, German and Russian) and has worked in seven
countries: the UK, UAE, Russia, China, Vietnam, Thailand and his
started out as a chef at several leading Austrian hotels, Thomas’
international career commenced in impressive fashion at the
world-famous Burj Al Arab in Dubai.
He later moved to the UK and
then on to Russia, eventually rising to the positions of Executive
Chef and Food & Beverage Director at the Moscow Marriott Royal
Thomas then swapped his chef’s whites for a
suit and tie when he moved to Sochi, Russia and joined Capella
Hotel Group as Executive Assistant Manager responsible for the
pre-opening and set up of three luxury hotels.
In 2014, he opened
the five-star Han Yue Lou Hotel in Nanjing, China, as task force
hotel manager under the same hotel group umbrella.
moved to Asia in 2015 for the pre-opening and opening of the
five-star Vinpearl Ha Long Bay resort, an expansive new luxury
property for the area. He then moved to Thailand and joined the
Centara Hotel Group in Karon Beach as Resident Manager.
“We are delighted to welcome Thomas to AKARYN Hotel Group,” said
the group’s Founder and Managing Director, Anchalika Kijkanakorn.
“With his extensive international experience, passion for
hospitality and attention to detail, I am confident that he will help elevate the guest experience at Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa
and akyra Beach Club Phuket to new heights.”
The Aleenta Phuket
Resort & Spa and akyra Beach Club Phuket are
located on Natai Beach in Phang Nga province,
just 20 minutes’ drive from Phuket International Airport.
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