With over 18 years of diverse experience in Marriott’s luxury property operations, Abhi’s key strengths lie in hotel operations, marketing, food & beverage, team management and financial leadership.
PHANGNGA, KHAO LAK, THAILAND (February 19, 2022) – JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa, Khao Lak’s first true luxury hotel resort, today introduces the appointment of Abhimanyu Singh as the General Manager to be in charge of both JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa, a luxurious tropical paradise on Thailand’s stunning sunset coast and the JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort Suites, opening mid-2022.
Abhi has great experience in representing the world’s leading luxury hospitality company and joined Marriott in 2004, taking multiple operations leadership roles across India prior to joining the pre-opening team at the iconic JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay, Vietnam, as Resident Manager in 2016. The resort was awarded the Opening Hotel of the Year – Operations (Luxury) APAC 2017 and was ranked number four in Asia for Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards 2018 and featured on the Travel and Leisure’s “It” list 2018. This was followed by his most recent assignment as the pre-opening General Manager of the Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown in 2019. Despite having to navigate the hotel through the pandemic immediately after opening, Abhi was able to successfully position the hotel as the market share leader delivering solid financial performance.
Abhi is a decorated operations leader in Asia Pacific, and has through the years won numerous Marriott International recognitions including Global Excellence in Delivering the Guest Experience (EDGE) Award in 2012, Rooms Leader of the Year APAC 2015, Rooms Leader of the Year APAC 2017 (Luxury) and most recently the General Manager’s Food & Beverage Leadership and Innovation Award APEC 2020.
Now Abhi brings his impressive management qualities to Khao Lak, where he has great ambitions to drive the luxury re-positioning of the property, the opening of the second phase of the resort, and the full pre-opening of the JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort Suites. Nestled in lush, landscaped gardens overlooking the soft sands of Khuk Khak Beach and the azure Andaman Sea beyond, JW Marriott Khao Lak is a haven of high-end tranquility that nourishes the soul and allows guests to reconnect to each other and their beautiful surroundings. Abhi will champion this philosophy as well as spearhead the implementation of a plethora of tailor made resort experiences, elevating the stay for each future guest and cementing the resorts position as the luxury market leader in Khao Lak for leisure, MICE and weddings.
The blissful beachside retreat currently features 293 exquisite rooms and sublime suites, a collection of captivating culinary venues, artful event spaces, and holistic wellness and leisure offerings, including the longest hotel swimming pool in Southeast Asia at 1.9KM in length. By mid-year both properties combined will boast an impressive 471 rooms, suites and villas, 12 outlets, and Khao Lak’s only luxury Grand Ballroom at 758 m2. Abhi will oversee the final phase of development and live the JW Marriott core values in all his undertakings.
“Our guests desire to be fully present, take in the moment and reconnect, so we create environments and experiences that foster togetherness and leave our guests feeling nurtured with a deep sense that “all is well.” As travelers reassess and reprioritize what matters to them most, a shift that has accelerated over the past two years, we’re seeing a real embracing of deeper travel. We will look to create uplifting experiences for our guests who seek to foster a meaningful connection to the destination as well as the people they meet” says Abhimanyu Singh is his vision towards the future of JW Marriott Khao Lak and its extended property.
With Southern Thailand and Khao Lak as their new home, Abhi and his family will have the opportunity to explore their favorite pastimes, which include traveling, uncovering new restaurant and bar experiences and discovering the sights and sounds that Thailand has to offer.
Please join us in congratulating Abhi on his new role and wishing him, his wife Neha and daughter Aara all the best with their new journey in Thailand.
About JW Marriott
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio of brands and consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. JW Marriott is a tribute to the founder of Marriott International, J. Willard “J.W.” Marriott, who prioritized his own well-being so that he could take better care of others. Inspired by his approach to life and rooted in holistic well-being, JW Marriott properties offer a haven designed to allow guests to focus on feeling whole – present in mind, nourished in body, and revitalized in spirit – through programs and offerings that encourage them to come together and experience every moment to the fullest. Today there are more than 100 JW Marriott hotels in more than 35 countries and territories worldwide that cater to sophisticated, mindful travelers who come seeking experiences that help them be fully present, foster meaningful connections and feed the soul. Visit JW Marriott online, and on Instagram and Facebook. JW Marriott is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition.