Bangkok, 22 April 2019: Avani Hotels & Resorts, one of Asia’s fastest growing upscale brands, is delighted to announce the appointment of Javier Pardo as Vice President of Operations for Avani Hotels & Resorts, effective April 2019. Javier reports directly to Robert Kunkler, Chief Operating Officer of Minor Hotels, and is based at the regional office in Bangkok, which will further strengthen Avani’s presence and resources in this key market.
Javier will be overseeing the operational excellence and financial performance for the brand, and he will also be leading new brand initiatives, following a refresh programme that was launched at the end of 2018.
Javier brings almost two decades of hospitality experience throughout Europe, with his last posting being Director of Operations and Commercial Director for the NH Hotel Group. He holds an Executive MBA from Instituto Internacional San Telmo and speaks Spanish, English, and French.
“Avani continues to expand our current portfolio of 24 properties in 15 countries with more than 20 hotels in the pipeline in South East Asia, South Korea, Australia, Tunisia, the Maldives, and the UAE,” said Kunkler. “We are confident that under Javier’s leadership our relationships with our business and hotel partners will continue to thrive and grow.”
About Avani Hotels & Resorts
Launched in response to a growing global group of discerning world travellers whose priorities are service, style and value, Avani Hotels & Resorts is a contemporary, upbeat brand that delivers the perfect balance. With a focus on good sleep, effective social spaces, locally sourced sustenance and genuine service. Avani welcomes guests to over 20 properties in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Seychelles, Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia, the United Arab Emirates, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and Laos, with a pipeline of further openings in Australia, Asia, Indian Ocean and the Middle East.
Avani is a member of Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.
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