Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Both as General Manager of Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. Patrick brings with him 21 years of diverse international hotelier experience, including over five years of noteworthy management positions for Anantara in the Maldives, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates, where his most recent position was as General Manager at the award-winning Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara in Abu Dhabi.
A German national, Patrick commenced his career in Food and Beverage, followed by gaining experience in Rooms Division and Event Sales. Having worked with Hilton, InterContinental and Langham hotels in Germany, England and China, he was then selected for Kempinski’s fast track programme and became Director of Rooms for the industry acclaimed opening of Kempinski Resort & Spa Sanya in China, before taking up the role of Director of Food & Beverage for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in Holland.
At the end of 2009 Patrick joined the Anantara family as Cluster Resident Manager for the brand’s luxurious Maldives’ properties – Anantara Veli Resort, Anantara Dhigu Resort and Naladhu. In 2011 he was appointed General Manager for the successful rebranding of Anantara Mui Ne Resort on the south eastern coast of Vietnam. Under his helm the new Anantara hideaway was ranked in the Condé Nast Hot List 2012 and the UK Evening Standard’s Top Trips 2012, to name but a few of the hotel’s opening accolades. Patrick’s next move as GM was to Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort in Thailand, where he spent one year before moving in 2014 to Qasr Al Sarab in Abu Dhabi, one of Anantara’s flagship properties.
Now taking up the role of General Manager at Anantara’s Thailand flagship Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, Patrick enthuses, “I am really excited returning to Thailand and proud of what our team has accomplished at this flagship property. My main focus is to continue enhancing Anantara’s hallmark of a richly personalised guest service approach, while creating innovative marketing initiatives and leading operational excellence to drive the hotel to the next level.”
About Minor Hotels:
Minor Hotels (MH) is a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 145 hotels in operation under the Anantara, AVANI, PER AQUUM, Oaks, Tivoli, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis, Radisson Blu and Minor International brands. Today MHG operates 19,000 rooms in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America. With ambitious plans to grow the hotel group to 197 properties by 2019, MHG continues to expand the home grown brands of Anantara and AVANI, plus continues to announce strategic acquisitions.