The Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin has
appointed Simon Dell as General Manager.
Simon has over 20 years of experience
working in the hospitality industry, the last ten of which have
been in Asia Pacific with several of those based in Thailand.
“We are delighted to welcome Simon to Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin, which is one of the most exciting new
properties in our Asian portfolio," said Mark Willis, President,
Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. "His vast experience and
knowledge of Thailand’s hotel industry will be of great benefit to
the property as it prepares to welcome its first guests.”
A UK national and graduate of both the Institut
Hôtelier César Ritz in Switzerland and Johnson & Wales University,
USA, Simon has worked with some of the world’s leading hotel
brands, including InterContinental, Raffles, Swissôtel, The Savoy
Group and Mandarin Oriental.
He moved to Asia in 2007, initially as Director
of Rooms at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong. A year later he
travelled to Thailand to start a career
with Thai hospitality firm Amari Hotels & Resorts, which is now
part of the Onyx Hospitality Group. He took on his first General
Manager role in 2009 when he was selected to manage two Thai
resorts, Amari Vogue Krabi and Vogue Resort & Spa Ao Nang.
After leading the pre-opening team of Amari Hua
Hin as GM in 2011, Simon was then promoted to Vice President &
Area GM for Onyx North Asia, responsible for multiple properties
across China – a role he held before joining Mövenpick Hotels &
“I am excited to be leading the Mövenpick Asara
Resort & Spa Hua Hin pre-opening team, a property managed by a
proven international brand in one of Thailand’s fastest growing
beach destinations,“ said Simon. “As a permanent resident of Hua
Hin, I see the destination from a local perspective and understand
its tourism potential. I know Hua Hin intimately and look forward
to sharing my recommendations and insights on its hidden gems with
The Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin is just a few
minutes from the centre of Hua Hin and about a 2.5-hour drive from
Bangkok. When it opens this spring, the hotel will offer 54 pool
villas and 42 suites.