Renaissance Pattaya Resort & Spa appoints new GM

Saurabh Kukreja.
Saurabh Kukreja.

Renaissance Hotels has announced the appointment of Saurabh Kukreja as General Manager at the soon-to-launch Renaissance Pattaya Resort & Spa.

Kukreja, a British citizen, is a graduate in Hospitality Management and holds an MBA from renowned hospitality school, Institute Vatel in France. He boasts considerable luxury experience, with his career to date spanning 14 years, with roles in both Asia and Europe.

Having started his career in Front Office, he has since held various management and general management positions at different luxury properties, including prestigious London hotels, The Savoy, The Berkeley and The Bentley. His last role in Thailand was at the Amari Watergate in Bangkok in 2014. Before returning to Thailand, Kukreja was the General Manager at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City in Manila, Philippines.

In his new role, Mr. Kukreja will take overall responsibility for the operations of the 257-room resort and ensure that this new development will fully deliver on customer and business expectations. His expertise and range of operational experience will further support the inaugural positioning of the Renaissance brand in Pattaya.

Commenting on his appointment, Kukreja said, “I am excited to be working with our owning company, The Ninesotel Co., Ltd., and Marriott International to launch the first Renaissance branded property in Pattaya. The new resort will offer the ultimate retreat for guests looking for relaxed luxury, within a stone’s throw of all the excitement and energy that Pattaya has to offer. With Renaissance hallmarks like ‘Business Unusual’, I look forward to creating a beyond-the-ordinary experience for our guests.”