|March 20, 2014|
JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Welcomes Oriol Montal As New General Manager
|Oriol Montal takes over as JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa's new General Manager on March 7, 2014.|
Montal brings with him 20 years of experience in the hotel industry in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Known for his leadership skills and results-driven approach, Montal was educated at Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne and Cornell University and in addition to his native Spanish, also speaks fluent Catalan, French, English and Portuguese.
Montal began his career in the food and beverage department at Hotel Barcelona Sants, then furthered his skills and knowledge at Hotel Arts, Barcelona and The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai. He was General Manager at Penha Longa Resort near Lisbon and Abama Golf & Spa Resort in Tenerife - both The Ritz-Carlton properties - before relocating to Asia in 2011 as General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka.
"Oriol has proven his leadership abilities time and time again, and we look forward to further success for him in this new role at one of our flagship JW Marriott resorts in Asia", said Philip Bryson, JW Marriott's Area Vice President, SE Asia, Australia and South Pacific.
Ideally situated just 15 minutes from the airport, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa enjoys a stunning beachfront location on beautiful Mai Khao Beach. Spread over 27 acres of exquisite tropical gardens are 265 luxurious guestrooms and suites, 11 restaurants and bars serving a variety of cuisines, three spectacular swimming pools, an award-winning Mandara spa, fully equipped fitness centre and health club, kids' pavilion , Ginja Cook cooking school, shopping gallery, state-of-the-art meeting rooms and banquet facilities. A choice of sightseeing tours is on offer for those guests wanting to explore Phuket.