Avani Hotels & Resorts has appointed Dennis
Gordienko as GM of FCC Angkor - Managed by Avani, opening Q2 2019;
Tyson Bae as Cluster GM of Avani Central Busan Hotel, opening mid-2019;
and Naowarat Arunkong (Bee) as Cluster GM of the Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok,
also scheduled to open mid-2019.
Dennis has international hospitality industry
experience across Europe, the Middle East, Indian Ocean, and Asia.
He joins Avani from Vistana Penang Bukit Jambul, Malaysia,
where he held his first GM role.
Dennis began his career in hospitality in 2008 as a Restaurant Manager for Copthorne Tara
Hotel in London, UK. He then moved to his native Ukraine in 2009
and worked with InterContinental Kyiv Hotel as Deputy Manager and
then with Riviera Boutique Hotel Kyiv and Fairmont Grand Hotel
Kyiv as Front Office Manager.
In 2013, Dennis joined Holiday Villa
Bahrain where he led the pre-opening team as Operations Manager.
He then joined Onyx Hospitality Group as EAM leading the
pre-opening of Amari Dhaka, Bangladesh. In 2015, he joined
Anantara Hotels as Cluster Resident Manager at Anantara Maldives.
Debuting in South Korea in mid-2019,
Tyson Bae has been appointed as Cluster General Manager of the
Avani Central Busan Hotel as well as
Avani Busan Resort which is scheduled to open in 2020.
Tyson has two
decades of hospitality experience, having started his career in
Seoul before venturing to the USA, Singapore, and China. He was
also the Chairman of Rooms Operations for the Shanghai Business
Council, Marriott International, as well as Board Member of the
Asia-Pacific Rooms Advisory Board for Marriott International
In 2012, Tyson led the pre-opening of the Marriott
Hotel Pudong East, Shanghai, as the Director of Rooms Operations.
He was then promoted to his first GM role at Shanghai Marriott
Hotel Hongqiao in 2014.
Ms. Naowarat Arunkong (Bee) has been
appointed Cluster General Manager of Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok, also
overseeing the Avani Khon Kaen Hotel & Convention Center which
is in Issan, a 60-minute flight from Bangkok.
to the company, Ms. Arunkong joined Minor Hotels in 1999 and
worked at Bangkok Marriott until 2007, where she led the Rooms
Division. She subsequently transferred to Hua Hin Marriott Resort
& Spa at the companyís request, and successfully undertook the
roles of Director of Operations and Hotel Manager. She was promoted from Hotel Manager to her first
General Manager role at Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa in January
2011. Later that year, she moved to Anantara Hua Hin Resort as
General Manager. Ms. Arunkong transferred to Bangkok in May
2013 to take on the role of General Manager at Anantara Sathorn
Bangkok Hotel and Oaks Bangkok Sathorn. In 2016, with the opening
of Avaniís first property in Khon Kaen, she was appointed as Cluster GM, overseeing Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel,
Oaks Bangkok Sathorn, and Avani Khon Kaen Hotel & Convention
Avani currently operates 24 hotels and resorts
in 15 countries, and has 15 new hotels in the pipeline.