Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa is pleased to announce the appointment of Manish Jha as General Manager of the resort. An Indian national, Manish has returned to Hua Hin, Thailand with over 15 years’ experience in the luxury hotel industry, where he will oversee the general operations of the 187-room luxury resort, designed in the style of an ancient Thai village along the Gulf of Siam with two infinity-edge pools and seven restaurants and bars. Manish Jha has over 15 years’ experience in the luxury hotel industry, the last nine years of which have been spent with Minor Hotel Group (MHG).
His first position with MHG in 2006 was a Director of Food & Beverage in the pre-opening team for Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa and Naladhu in the Maldives. Afterwards, he took on the position of Resorts Manager for both Anantara Dhigu and Anantara Veli in the Maldives. Manish was then promoted to his first time General Manager role in 2010 at Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa Koh Samui, where he stayed for four and a half years, including overseeing the extensive refurbishment of the resort. In June 2014, he was transferred to the AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa to oversee the rebranding and succesful reopening of the resort.
Boasting an outstanding track record for successful hotel openings, he has received numerous accolades for his outstanding work at some of the world’s most prestigious hotels, and has received the annual Minor Award of Excellence on four occasions. Receiving a Diploma in Hotel Management at the Catering Technology and Applied Institute of Hotel Management in Gwalior, India, Manish began his career in hospitality in the year 2000 as Food & Beverage Assistant at The Trident in Agra, after which he rose through the ranks to become Food & Beverage Manager and part of the pre-opening team for Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, Maldives.
Promoted to Assistant Restaurant Manager, this prestigious property’s culinary offering gained a reputation of being the best in the region amidst stiff competition from many leading luxury brands . Manish was then called upon as Acting Food & Beverage Manager for the re-opening of One & Only Kanuhura, Maldives.