Nattinee McMillan, a talented professional with 15 years of hospitality experience in sales, event management and operational roles has been named Meliá Phuket Mai Khao’s director of sales and marketing.
The Thai national joins the 30-suite and 70-villa resort, that opened in December on eight acres of Phuket’s northwestern coastline on the Andaman Sea, after working as the director of sales at Dream Phuket Hotel and Spa, another five-star resort on the island, where she also assisted with hotel operations.
She started her hospitality career in 2006 with the banquet department at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, and quickly rose through the ranks to become an event manager, communicating with guests and across hotel departments to bring together weddings and MICE events.
After completing her Master of Business Administration in hospitality and tourism management at Prince of Songkla University 2015, she moved to COMO Point Yamu as the sales and event manager, handling sales enquiries, planning and delivering weddings and undertaking regular evening stints as the manager on duty.
In her role at Meliá Phuket Mai Khao, she has implemented a sales and marketing strategy for the resort’s debut, as well as put a team together to achieve sales and growth targets and build brand confidence and business relationships.
“Nattinee is an all-rounder who excels at everything she puts her mind to,” Meliá Phuket Mai Khao’s general manager Magdalena Martorell said. “Her proactive leadership style, excellent communication and negotiation skills, and rich experience in Phuket’s luxury hospitality landscape place Nattinee in excellent stead for her new role to propel our resort into 2022 as Thailand reopens up to the world.”
Meliá Phuket Mai Khao recently unveiled a host of facilities including Mediterranean-inspired accommodations, four dining outlets, a five-treatment-room spa, three swimming pools, a fully-equipped fitness center, kids’ club, ballroom and two multi-function rooms. Of the 70 villas with private plunge pools, 15 “wellness villas” feature an open-air Vitamin C shower, ultrasonic essential oil diffuser, GermGuardian air purifier, fit ball, yoga mat and more.