Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa Appoints New Director Of Operations
HUA HIN, Thailand - Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa is pleased to announce the appointment of Sugumaran Ramachandran (RI Sugu) as the resort’s new director of operations.
RI Sugu joins Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa from Hilton Garden Inn North and South Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, a 532-room operation, where he served as the hotel manager for the past year. He has extensive experience across various hospitality operations positions in South East Asia, including DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Conrad Hotel & Residences Bangkok and Hilton Kuala Lumpur.
The Malaysia native will oversee both the resort’s business and food & beverage operations.
“We are excited to have someone of RI Sugu’s caliber join the senior leadership team. The director of operations is a critical role that serves to enhance our guests’ service experience, as well as build up and expand our team. RI Sugu’s return to Thailand, particularly during this exciting time as the resort undergoes improvements, will place us in good stead to make a positive impact. With Hua Hin’s growing popularity, we want to make certain that we stay the destination of choice by providing our guests with exceptional experiences – from the minute they step into our hotel.” said Carey Osborne, general manager, Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa.
RI Sugu’s appointment follows the previous announcement of culinary veteran Anak Koonmark joining Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa as its executive chef.
“Located on the Gulf of Thailand, Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa is a stunning hotel within the Hilton portfolio and has a lot to offer to travelers and the local community. I am proud to be a part of this landmark hotel and in anticipation what is to come after the renovations and changes at the property are complete, consider this is the perfect time for me to join the resort,” said RI Sugu.
About Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
The17 story Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa is an iconic resort located in the center of the town of Hua Hin, yet directly at the beachfront, and in close proximity to cultural and historical tourist attractions as well as a number of world class golf courses. Each of the 295 guest rooms and suites has private balconies and picturesque ocean views. Six newly renovated floors of the hotel feature quality locally sourced furnishings featuring traditional Thai art, marble bathrooms with rain showers and are equipped with smart, energy efficient in-room technology with motion sensors. With décor kept in a natural palette, the rooms please with modern minimalistic, yet welcoming ambiance. In the lobby, a prominent water feature dominates the space, continuing into the outdoors and creating a wonderful flow into the adjacent landscaped garden with the large lagoon shaped pool as center piece of the resort grounds. Four function rooms as well as a grand ballroom with a spacious terrace, accommodating up to 1500 guests, allow for conferences, dinners and lavish wedding ceremonies. Guests can enjoy a variety of dining options with the famous White Lotus Restaurant & Sky Bar drawing guests with spectacular views of the beachfront and surroundings from the 17th floor. A total of six restaurants and bars offer exquisite local and western cuisines and cocktails to suit every palate in beautiful indoor and outdoor settings. The nine treatment rooms at the resort’s spa attract with beautiful designs, panoramic windows with ocean and garden views, a Japanese bath and Jacuzzis, complementing this unique resort destination.
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