Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach unveils its management team
Ahead of its highly anticipated opening in Q4 2022, Hyatt’s new luxury and lifestyle resort reveals the talented hospitality professionals who will bring the guest experience to life.
Pattaya, Thailand, October 11, 2022: Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach, Hyatt’s first Andaz-branded luxury and lifestyle resort in Thailand, has unveiled its highly skilled and experienced management team ahead of its grand opening in the fourth quarter of 2022.
This unique beachfront retreat will be led by Mr. Ranjeet Y. Rajebhosale, Managing Director of Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach, who has spent 28 years at the highest level of the hospitality industry. A graduate of the prestigious Indian Institute of Hotel Management, Ranjeet began his career working at Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris, India’s leading luxury hotel company. He first joined Hyatt in 2002, as Assistant Food and Beverage Manager at Hyatt Regency Delhi and hasn’t looked back since.
Over the past two decades, Ranjeet has demonstrated his talent at Hyatt hotels and resorts in six countries and territories around the world, gradually rising through the ranks of management. Most recently, he was General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Liberation Square Chongqing, China, where he oversaw a comprehensive renovation and rebranding of the hotel. He is now bringing his lifelong expertise to Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach as he prepares to welcome guests later this year.
He will be well supported by Mrs. Anna Rhee, who has been named Executive Assistant Manager – Rooms, and brings a wealth of experience to this chic beachfront hotel. Originally from Seoul, Anna was educated in Korea and the United States before entering the hospitality industry. hospitality at Hilton. Anna joined Hyatt in 1998, initially as a business management trainee, and has spent over 23 years with the family, including at Park Hyatt Los Angeles, Grand Hyatt Singapore, Hyatt Hotel Canberra, Hyatt Regency Kota Kinabalu and Hyatt Regency Danang. Most recently, she was part of the pre-opening team at the Hyatt Regency Nha Trang in Vietnam.
The Director of Sales and Marketing leads the business strategy Ms. Sunny Yu. Originally from China, she graduated from Australia’s Blue Mountains Hotel Management School and has since worked in the hotel industry. Sunny’s career includes the launch of InterContinental Phuket Resort, DOSM for Rosewood Bangkok and Commercial Manager for JA Hotels & Resorts – Middle East and Indian Ocean (managing 10 properties). Most of the past decade has been spent at IHG’s corporate headquarters in Shanghai and Bangkok, where she has held positions in loyalty marketing, global sales effectiveness and trade marketing. Sunny is an active keynote speaker on the webinar, meeting and conference circuit in Asia, and is in her fifth year as Chair of the Thailand Chapter of HSMAI (Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International).
Overseeing the hotel’s restaurants, bars and lounges is Mr. Alexis Movieo, Food and Beverage Manager at Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach. Born in London but of Italian descent, Alexis comes from a family of restaurateurs. A dynamic restaurant professional, he has worked in some of Asia’s most luxurious hotels and resorts, including the Ritz-Carlton properties in Sanya and Mandarin Oriental in Shanghai, as well as the Michelin-starred restaurant, Opera Bombana Beijing. Passionate about travel and discovering new cultures, Alexis knows how to create exceptional epicurean journeys for the most discerning diners in the world.
He is currently putting the finishing touches on Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach’s six unique F&B concepts: Wok Wok, a Thai and Asian wok restaurant; La Cucina, an authentic Italian trattoria; Village Butcher, the upscale steakhouse; Fish Club, a beachfront restaurant and bar; Teak Lounge, a chic place to eat light and relax; and Ruen Thai, the traditional Thai teakwood teahouse.
These innovative venues will provide the perfect stage to showcase the talent of Chef Vincenzo Gatti, the resort’s executive chef. Born in the Puglia region of Italy, Chef Vincenzo has worked in the best kitchens in Europe and Asia for two decades, giving him a wide repertoire of techniques in the global gastronomic arts. After starting his career in Italy, he then worked in the best restaurants in Asia and arrived in Thailand in 2019. He has extensive experience of Hyatt and its brands, having worked at Park Hyatt Guangzhou, Grand Hyatt Seoul and at the Hyatt Regency Hua Hin for the past six years.
Also joining the management team of Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach will be Mr Thanate LikhittumrongkawinChief Financial Officer, who hails from Phuket and worked with brands such as JW Marriott and W Hotels before joining Hyatt Regency Phuket; Ms. Dollarpapat “Mali” Sookmuang, Director of Human Resources, a Thai national who has worked with Four Seasons, Six Senses and most recently Park Hyatt Maldives; and Mr. Kriengkrai Chongkhanpondengineering director, who was born in Bangkok and recently worked on the successful launch of the Hyatt Regency Koh Samui.
Nestled on 6.4 hectares of serene grounds at Tawanron Beach on Thailand’s east coast, Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach will introduce explorers from around the world to a new era of experience-driven hospitality. This resort has been carefully woven into an old family estate, with mature gardens, mature trees and restored Thai heritage homes. With clusters of low-rise rooms and villas, shaded courtyards, sparkling pools and creative event spaces, this enchanting retreat will allow guests to connect with local culture, true to the spirit of the Andaz brand and the Hyatt’s Boundless collection.
For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/thailand/andaz-pattaya-jomtien-beach/utpaz.