PHUKET, 16 August 2021: Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort
announced at the weekend executive appointments who join general manager Pravin
Kumar to reopen Hyatt’s first branded resort on the holiday island of Phuket
following an extensive renovation. 

Ranjeet Viswanathan, an Indian national with more than two
decades of sales and marketing experience, has joined as director of sales and
marketing.

Prior to joining Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort, Viswanathan
was commercial director at Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa, Phuket, for
two years.

Gennaro Avagnale, an Italian national with more than two
decades of culinary experience has been appointed executive chef. Prior to
joining Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort, Avagnale was executive chef at ANA Crowne
Plaza Osaka for more than three years.

Ganesh Mathur, an Indian national, has been appointed
director of finance and comes with more than three decades of hospitality
experience. In his previous assignment, Mathur served as area director of
finance for Anantara Phuket for seven years.

Weena Kuankid, a Thai national with more than two decades of
human resources experience, has been appointed human resources manager
following a successful tenure as human resources manager at Wyndham Grand
Phuket  Kalim Bay, Phuket, for two years.

Scheduled to reopen in the fourth quarter of 2021, Hyatt
Regency Phuket Resort features 201 rooms and suites. The resort is located at
Kamala Beach, a short drive from Patong Beach and a 40-minute taxi transfer
from the airport.