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 July 21, 2014
Soneva Kiri Resort, Thailand Announces New General Manager

 The Soneva Group welcomes Graham Grant as the new General Manager of Soneva Kiri. Graham succeeds Frank Grassman who managed the iconic resort since 2012.

Graham's preceding post was General Manager at one of India's legends of luxury, The Leela Palace Udaipur, Rajasthan, where he focused not only on operations and customer satisfaction but also on growth strategies.

Previous to Udaipur, Graham worked at some of the most iconic luxury resorts in his native Australia - Hayman, Great Barrier Reef in the spectacular Whitsunday Islands, opening the world's first Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast, Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort in the jungles of Far North Queensland, and Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove.

His two-decade career in luxury hospitality also includes a stint in Scotland, at the Sheraton Grand Resort & Spa, Edinburgh.

As well as managing Soneva Kiri, Graham's first order of business is to oversee operations of the resort's recently-introduced fleet of private planes and to launch a new Soneva excursion direct from Koh Kood to Siem Reap, Cambodia, where the World Heritage wonders of Angkor Wat await.

In keeping with Soneva values, Graham shares the Group's passion for wellness, healthy food and a happy multicultural environment.

Graham is looking forward to adopting Soneva's SLOW LIFE mantra and has set his watch to Soneva time.

The Soneva Group is a world leading sustainable luxury resort operator which owns and manages Soneva Fushi in the Maldives and Soneva Kiri in Thailand. Soneva in Aqua, a new yacht experience, will be launched in the Maldives in 2014. With prices ranging from $3 - $15m, Soneva Private Office was launched in 2012 to promote a limited number of private residences for sale at both resorts. The company is committed to leading the hospitality industry in environmentally responsible tourism. Annual environmental performance improvements are in place with the ultimate goal of decarbonising completely. The Soneva Group is also committed to its SLOW LIFE philosophy: Sustainable - Local - Organic - Wellness - Learning-Inspiring - Fun - Experiences.