Upcoming family entertainment complex Blue Tree Phuket in Thailand has appointed Michael Ayling as general manager.
Ayling has been working in a consulting capacity on the project for the past 24 months, but has now taken the reins to lead the development as it prepares for its public opening early next year.
The UK-born industry professional brings a wealth of experience to the role, including 12 years at Laguna Resorts & Hotels.
While working for Laguna Resorts & Hotels, Ayling oversaw the operations of eight different hotels and a golf course, in addition to property development, construction, marketing and sales operations for over 400 residences.
Prior to joining Laguna in 2000, he spent more than a decade working in the professional service industry for KPMG, initially at its Oxford, England office before relocating with the firm to Papua New Guinea.