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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa Appoints Thomas Barguil as GM

The 124-room Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa has appointed Thomas Barguil as General Manager.

With almost 20 years experience in high end hotels and resorts across the globe, Thomas joins Avani Seychelles this month and will guide the team in the resorts first lead up to high season and beyond.

This new GM position in the Seychelles is not the first Avani role for Thomas, as he previously headed a task force in Sri Lanka looking after the coastal escape of Avani Kalutara Resort and the Avani Bentota Resort & Spa. Prior to that he was GM of Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa in Thailand, part of the Minor Hotel Group, parent company of Avani Hotels & Resorts.

Thomas started his career in hospitality at the InterContinental in Cannes working in both F&B and Rooms. He then specialised in F&B and worked his way up through the ranks working in hotels from Europe to Africa and from South East Asia to the South Pacific, with time spent working in France, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Morocco, Thailand and New Caledonia, as well as a few years spent in the Indian Ocean in Mauritius, the Maldives and Sri Lanka. Prior to joining Minor Hotel Group in 2013, Thomas was GM at The Residence Maldives during the propertys pre-opening and opening period.

A French national, Thomas has a Degree in Hotel Management from Gold Coast Griffith University in Australia, and speaks French, English and Thai. 

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