Somjai Tungkoo has been appointed general manager of Kata Rocks, a luxury resort in Phuket, Thailand.
She has more than 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, having begun her career as a human resources coordinator at the Cape Panwa Hotel.
After working at a number of boutique and luxury resorts, including a stint at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Somjai moved to Twinpalms Phuket where she started as Sales and marketing manager in 2004.
She was promoted to group executive manager in 2009, overseeing the resort, Catch Beach Club, Bake, HQ Beach Club, and Palm Seaside.
Tungkoo joins Kata Rocks from her most recent position as managing director overseeing three hotels under the La Flora brand in Khao Lak.
In her new role, Tungkoo will manage the resorts’ day-to-day operations, the Infinite Luxury Spa, the award-winning Clubhouse restaurant, and the residences.
She will also focus on training, and talent development.
“I’ve watched the Kata Rocks resort and brand strongly establish itself over the past few years and I’m delighted to now join this innovative team.
“My mission is simple: I want to inspire my team to push the boundaries of innovative luxury hospitality and bring it to new heights,” Tungkoo said.