Sala Hospitality has appointed Erwin van der Veen as general manager of Sala Samui Chaweng Beach Resort. He has been part of the pre-opening team since November 2017.
Prior to joining Sala Samui Chaweng Beach Resort, Van der Even was general manager at The Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort in Malaysia.
Before that, he spent over a decade with Hilton Worldwide in South Korea, Nigeria, Thailand, Japan and the UAE, rising through the ranks of the F&B department before being promoted to director of operations, then hotel manager.
Sala Samui Chaweng Beach Resort and Spa is scheduled to launch in two phases, starting on January 16 with the opening of the Beach Wing comprising 52 pool villas and pool suites. The second phase will be completed 12 months later in 2019, and will comprise 83 rooms, pool villas and pool suites, as well as the Sala Spa and Sala Gym, a garden swimming pool and a Garden Pool Bar.