Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort is pleased to announce the appointment of Pravin Kumar as General Manager of the luxury resort in Phuket, located along a secluded beachfront at Kamala Bay.
Mr. Kumar will oversee the daily operations as well as the reopening of Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort later this year.
A results-driven Indian national, Mr. Kumar brings over 20 years of hospitality experience to Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort. His career has spanned the globe with previous positions in India, UAE, Nepal, Tajikistan, Mauritius, Maldives and Cambodia.
Mr. Kumar started his career path at the age of 19 when he enrolled himself in Mangalore University in Southern India. Upon graduating with a degree in Hotel Management, he commenced his hospitality career in front office dept. of a small hotel in Nashik, a town in Western India. Later he was selected as Management Trainee in the Corporate Training Programme (CTP) for Intercontinental Hotels-South West Asia and was based in Pune until successful completion of the program.
Over the next two decades, Mr. Kumar progressed through food & beverage and operations management roles at Sun-N-Sand Pune , Marriott Executive Apartments and Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel, Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, The Grand Mauritian a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa in Mauritius, Sheraton Deira Dubai, Sheraton Dushanbe in Tajikistan, Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel & Residences and Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa. Prior to joining Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort, Mr. Kumar was the General Manager of Park Hyatt Siem Reap in Cambodia.
“I am immensely excited to join the wonderful team at Hyatt Regency Phuket” said Mr. Kumar. “Together with Hyatt’s world class service and Purpose of ‘care, I look forward to repositioning the property as the preferred luxury family resort in Kamala Beach, with ongoing upgrades to our rooms and suites, new exciting food and beverage concepts, unique event venues and a brand-new Marine Biology Center to lead our sustainability efforts”.