Robert Kunkler Joins Minor as Senior Vice President Hotel Operations

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Minor Hotel Group, a Thailand-based hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 75 properties in operation across ten countries, has appointed Robert Kunkler as Senior Vice President Hotel Operations.

Kunkler, who is from Freiburg, Germany, will be responsible for the performance of all operating Anantara properties across all geographies, and for the successful opening of those which are already in or join the future openings pipeline.

He joins MHG from Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts where he held the position of Regional Vice President for Operations in Dubai.

A veteran of the hospitality industry, Kunkler worked in Germany, the UK, Singapore, the Philippines, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates before joining Jumeirah in 1999 as a member of the pre-opening team for the iconic Burj Al Arab. Since then, he has held the positions of General Manager at three of the groups hotels, followed by an Area General Manager role prior to being promoted to his most recent position three years ago.

Having spent many years based in Dubai, Kunkler now moves to Minors Corporate Office in Bangkok and takes the reins to drive revenues and operations across the companys Anantara brand and the recently launched Avani brand.

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