Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa Announces Leadership Appointments

This information originated in American English.

July 17, 2014

PHUKET, Thailand - Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa today announced the appointments for a number of leadership roles within the resort including Director of Business Development, Food & Beverage Manager, Executive Sous Chef and Pastry Chef.

Director of Business Development - Jens Frank-Mikkelsen
Jens Frank-Mikkelsen, was born and educated in Denmark, where he received a degree in Hotel Management from Copenhagen Business School. He began his career as Tour Leader and Destination Manager in Egypt, Turkey, Spain, Venezuela and Greece. He has held several management positions at other Hilton Worldwide properties, where he has grown respectively in the field of Sales, Events and Business Development. Most recently, Frank- Mikkelsen was Director of Business Development at Hilton Copenhagen Airport Denmark, he brings 13 years of experience to his new role at Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa where he oversee the Sales, Events & Catering, Marketing & Communications, Reservations and Revenue Management functions within the hotel.

Food & Beverage Manager - Erik Guluta
Erik Guluta, a graduate in hotel management from Les Roche School in Switzerland, began his career in Food & Beverage department at leading establishments across the United Kingdom, France and Scotland. Prior to this appointment, the Italian national was the Food & Beverage Manager of Hilton Singapore, where he managed all the hotel outlets as well as banqueting and outside catering. Guluta brings eight years of experience to the resort where he is responsible for restaurants, pool bars, lounges, banqueting and catering.

Executive Sous Chef - Sylvain Blanloeil
Sylvain Blanloeil, a native of France is the new Executive Sous Chef at Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa. He brings more than 15 years of experience with a background in fine French and international cuisine to the resort which he will help oversee the hotel's culinary, banqueting and catering operations. Notable highlights of Blanloeil's career include being the senior Sous Chef at the Le Novotel in France for the past six years prior to joining the resort as well as being a part of the culinary team at leading establishments across the United Kingdom, Kuwait and New Caledonia such as Le Meridien Montparnasse, Le Meridien Noumea, Le Meridien Kuwait and The Milestone hotel, England.

Pastry Chef - Saroj Khummani
Saroj Khummani, was born and educated in Thailand where he received a degree in Pastry and baker from Vocational Education. He began his career in Bangkok at reputable properties including Royal Orchid Sheraton, JW Marriott Sukhumvit, Le Meridien KhaoLak and Anantara Villa. In additional, he gain an international experience from his previous employed by Carnival Cruise line in Florida, where he held position of Assistant Pastry chef for four years. Prior to joining the resort, Khummani was the Pastry chef at Westin Siray Bay. He brings more than 20 years of experience to his newly appointed position where he will be responsible for Pastry kitchen in the resort.

Media can access additional information about Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa at news.hilton.com/phuketarcadia.

About Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa
Located in the heart of Karon Beach and just a short 10 minute drive to Patong Beach, Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa is a luxurious hotel on the island of Phuket featuring 665 guest rooms and suites encompassing three wings. All rooms have private balconies and a view of the glorious Andaman Sea or the resort's lush tropical garden. The resort is also home to the finest Spa in the region with an exclusive sanctuary featuring 15 delightful treatment suites and captivating villas providing the ultimate spa experience. Complete your ideal tropical beach getaway with an extensive range of international and Asian cuisine at our exciting dining venues. For more information about our hotel, please visit www.phuketarcadia.hilton.com. Social media users can engage with Hilton Phuket at www.facebook.com/hiltonphuket, www.twitter.com/hiltonphuket, and www.pinterest.com/hiltonphuket.


Halutehai Wattanapathomvong
Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa
+66 7639 6433/41
haluethai.wattanapathomvong@hilton .com

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