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Archipelago Hotels appoints new GM and Hotel manager

Archipelago Hotels appoints new GM and Hotel manager

Archipelago Hotels and Resorts has appointed Anthony A. Sebastian as General Manager of The Datai Langkawi (a member of LHW), Malaysia.

Anthony, a graduate of the Stamford College, KL, Malaysia with a Higher National Diploma with First Class Honors in Hotel & Catering Management, started his career in the hospitality industry at grass root level. He progressively and steadily rose up the ranks with a major international hotel group in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Australia, with a most recent assignment as General Manager in the Philippines.

A veteran of over 22 years in the hospitality industry, Anthony is a well-respected hotelier and speaks five languages.

Archipelago Hotels and Resorts has also appointed Pat Phanekham as Hotel Manager of The Club Saujana Resort (a member of LHW), Kuala Lumpur.

An Australian citizen born in Laos, Pat is a seasoned hotelier with extensive hospitality experience in the luxury market and spanning several countries. He has served as General Manager of the Stamford Plaza Hotel in
Brisbane, as well as several other General Manager positions in the Australia, China and Indonesia.


Pat also has a distinguished academic career, and holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Hong Kong, a Business and Accountancy Diploma at Institute of Technology in South Australia, and is a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA).

Franz A. Zeller, Managing Director for Archipelago Hotels and Resorts commented on the appointments, “It is with great pleasure that our company entrusts the management of such a highly acclaimed international resort as The Datai Langkawi to Anthony, a passionate hotelier who always puts guests and associates first. We are particularly delighted to have enticed Anthony to return to his roots in Malaysia to manage this iconic resort.  Likewise, Pat’s depth of knowledge, personal and professional style is an asset to our company as he manages The Club Saujana Resort. Together with Anthony and Pat, we look forward to enhancing our guests’ experiences even further”, Zeller added.


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