Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort has filled two leadership positions, the director of sales and marketing, and executive chef.
Ranjeet Viswanathan, an Indian national with more than two decades of sales and marketing experience has joined the resort as DOSM. Prior to joining Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort, Viswanathan was commercial director at Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa, Phuket for two years.
Throughout his career, he has held many sales and marketing roles in Phuket, Thailand and overseas, including director of sales and marketing at Anantara Mai Khao Resort Phuket, director of business development at Conrad Maldives, and senior cluster revenue manager at Hilton RMCC, Shanghai.
Meanwhile, 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 where he managed six restaurants including a one-Michelin-star restaurant.
Previous tenures as executive chef include InterContinental ANA Ishigaki Resort in Okinawa, Japan, Keraton at the Plaza, The Luxury Collection, Starwood in Jakarta, Indonesia, and before that executive sous chef roles at Conrad Sanya Haitang Bay Double Tree Resort by Hilton in Hainan, China, and Savoy Resort & Spa in Mahe, Seychelles.