Conrad Koh Samui Appoints Ruben Gabino as General Manager
KOH SAMUI, Thailand - Conrad Koh Samui has appointed Ruben Dario Gabino as General Manager. Mr. Gabino, 42, moves to Thailand from South Korea where he has been working as Hotel Manager of the 434-room Conrad Seoul, part of Hilton Hotels & Resorts, since July 2015.
His previous experience includes the role of Director of Operations for the Jumeirah Group in Dubai where he was responsible for the F&B operations at three hotels (Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Madinat Jumeirah) and the successful transformation of hotel managed restaurants into popular, stand-alone dining venues. Earlier in his career, Ruben Gabino held management positions in the United States, Europe, South and Central America.
Mr. Gabino said, “This is a remarkable opportunity to lead an amazing team at a luxury pool villa property on Thailand’s paradise island Koh Samui. With Thailand preparing to welcome more than 40 million visitors this year we expect to witness unprecedented demand from discerning travelers for the ultimate luxury experience provided by my new colleagues at the Conrad Koh Samui.”
The appointment has been welcomed by Paul Hutton, Regional Vice President Operations, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. He said, “Ruben Gabino has an impressive track record in hospitality management. His broad experience in so many diverse international markets, coupled with his proven leadership skills, ensures that our flagship property on Koh Samui is in safe hands.”
About Conrad Koh Samui
Conrad Koh Samui is a luxury pool villa resort located on the south western tip of the popular Thai island, designed to ensure that each private pool villa enjoys glorious panoramic views of the Gulf of Thailand and its astonishing sunsets. Consisting of 81 private pool villas with one, two or three bedrooms, three innovative restaurants, two bars, a private wine cellar and destination dining, the resort provides the individualistic sense of luxury for which Conrad has become known throughout the world. The award-winning Conrad Spa Koh Samui combines international treatments and Thai spa techniques with distinctive design accents and world-class facilities to delight all of the senses.
About Conrad Hotels & Resorts
Spanning five continents with nearly 40 properties, Conrad Hotels & Resorts has created a seamless connection between contemporary design, leading innovation and curated art to inspire the entrepreneurial spirit of the globally connected traveler. Conrad is a place where guests can experience service and style on their own terms – all while connecting with local and global culture. Connect with Conrad by booking at www.conradhotels.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn more about the brand by visiting newsroom.hilton.com/conradhotels, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Download Article Photos