Erich Friedl Appointed GM of Naka Island Resort in Phuket

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Erich Friedl has been appointed as General Manager of The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa.

Set in southern Thailand, just off the coast of Phuket, The Naka Island Resort is an all-villa island hideaway.

Mr. Friedl has more than 20 years of hospitality experience, with several of them spent in Thailand. Most recently as Hotel Manager of The Westin Kuala Lumpur and Director of Food and Beverage at The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok before that, Friedls initial step towards a hospitality career was a five year apprenticeship in Salzburg, before he switched gears and moved to a Swiss restaurant in Zurich. His passion for the culinary arts peaked when he joined a five-star cruise liner where he explored fresh, exotic ingredients.

Prior positions include posting at an international hotel in Australia, where he led his culinary team to win the Most Outstanding Three Course Australian Themed Menu in the Salon Culinaire in Cairns; Executive Chef at the former Sheraton Sydney Airport and Executive Chef in charge of Food and Beverage at Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour.

Im both excited and honored to accept this new post with The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa. The Naka Island is without doubt one of Asias most exclusive and exotic destination resorts and I look forward to ensuring that every guests stay is an enriching and authentic experience of the senses, whether it be the visual delight of a truly magnificent setting, exploration of the locale or cultural immersion, Mr. Friedl said.

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