Quartet of GM appointments at Anantara

From left: Sarah Moya, Pitak ‘Chin’ Norathepkitti

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has made four general manager appointments across its portfolio of luxury properties in Asia-Pacific.

From left: Sarah Moya, Pitak ‘Chin’ Norathepkitti

Taking the helm at Anantara Quy Nhon Villas and sister property Avani Quy Nhon Resort, both in central Vietnam, is Sarah Moya, who holds more than 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry. Moya’s career started in her native Philippines where she climbed the sales and marketing ladder to lead teams for Hyatt, first in Manila and then on to Siem Reap in Cambodia.

Her journey continued at the Shinta Mani Luang Prabang hotel before joining Anantara in 2018 as general manager of Anantara Angkor Resort in Cambodia.

Meanwhile, Pitak “Chin” Norathepkitti, a Thai-born part-time university lecturer, joins Anantara Angkor Resort from Sofitel Luang Prabang and 3 Nagas Luang Prabang, both in Laos, where he rose through the ranks to become cluster general manager. Prior to his new role, Chin held various executive management positions in sales and business development at several luxury hotels in his hometown of Bangkok.

From left: Emanuel Grosch, Stephan Moonen

Over in Thailand, Emanuel Grosch has stepped into his new role at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort. His journey with Anantara began in 2019 as resort manager of Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort in the Thai capital, before travelling south to Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort.

An international hospitality professional with 15 years’ experience in upscale and luxury hotels and resorts, Grosch has also spent time learning the ropes under Capella Group.

Finally, Stephan Moonen joins the flagship resort Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort in Sri Lanka, after a 10-year journey with Marriott Hotels in the UK. Moonen started his 15-year career in F&B in his native country, the Netherlands, and has since taken on leadership roles for global brands in rooms and F&B, gaining experience in Europe, China and the Middle East.

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