New General Manager appointed for Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa, Koh Samui

10th May 2010

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Manish Jha as the new General Manager of Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa, Koh Samui.

Manish has been a valued member of the Anantara family since January 2006 where he was part of the pre opening teams for Anantara Resort in the Maldives and Naladhu Resort also in the Maldives. Starting as Assistant Food and Beverage Manager for both resorts, Manish worked his way up to Director of Food and Beverage before being promoted to Resort Manager of Anantara Dhigu Resort and Spa and Anantara Veli Resort & Spa, a position he held for two years. During that time he oversaw the resorts superior quality service and outstanding operational standards.

A keen volleyball player and cricketer Manish graduated with a Diploma in Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition from the Institute of Hotel Management in Gwalior, India. He brings to Anantara over ten years experience from working in the hospitality industry and before joining Anantara he worked in various managerial positions at leading resorts in the Maldives such as Taj Exotica Resort and Spa and One & Only, Kanuhura overseeing their food and beverage operations.

Dillip Rajakarier, Chief Operating Officer of Minor Hotel Group, the owners of Anantara, commented: “We are very happy to welcome Manish as General Manger of Anantara Bophut Resort and Spa, Koh Samui.  We have watched Manish’s career grow with Anantara since he first started and his hard work and dedication has been evident and as a result he was awarded Minor Excellence Awards in 2007 and 2009. He has considerable experience across the broad spectrum of hotel mangement responsibilities including staff management and customer service and he is a great asset to lead the team at Anantara, Boput.”

Opened in November 2004 on the Thai island of Koh Samui, Anantara Bophut is a boutique-sized resort of just 106 rooms and suites, all of which look out over the azure-waters and white sands of Bophut Bay towards the island of Koh Phangan.  Anantara Resort, set on 11 acres of beachfront land next to the laid-back haven of Fisherman’s Village on the north coast of Samui is less than 10-minutes’ drive from the airport. 



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