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Minor Hotels appoints Syahreza Ishwara as GM of Anantara Koh Yao Yai

Mr. Syahreza Ishwara, General Manager of Anantara Koh Yao Yai Resort & Villas

Syahreza Ishwara joins Anantara Koh Yao Yai Resort & Villas as General Manager, bringing extensive experience and a passion for excellence.

Minor Hotels announced the appointment of Syahreza Ishwara as General Manager of the newly opened Anantara Koh Yao Yai Resort & Villas, off the coast of Phuket. With a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry, Ishwara brings a fresh perspective and a passion for excellence to this exclusive property.

Ishwara has a distinguished career within Minor Hotels. His journey began in 2014 at the award-winning Anantara Chiang Mai Resort, where he played a pivotal role in developing the property and establishing it as a leader in both the company and the region.

From 2022, the Indonesian national served as the General Manager at Anantara Ubud Bali, overseeing the pre-opening phase. Ishwara’s international experience also includes serving as the General Manager at the upscale Rayavadee Resort Krabi, as well as holding key positions at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi in Malaysia. His early career included various food and beverage roles at The Regent Singapore and the Four Seasons in Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Jakarta.

Beyond his professional achievements, the hotelier is passionate about music, sports, reading and the art of ikebana. He is also an active collaborator in various corporate social responsibility initiatives, including Run for Hope Singapore, the Terry Fox Run and projects to improve remote schools and build fire barriers in Chiang Mai.

We are thrilled to welcome Syahreza Ishwara to Anantara Koh Yao Yai,” said Frederic Varnier, Vice President of Operations for Southern Thailand for Minor Hotels. “His leadership, creativity and commitment to excellence and nature conservation align perfectly with our vision for this exceptional resort.”

“Anantara Koh Yao Yai embodies the essence of what Anantara represents: a harmonious blend of untouched natural beauty, cultural immersion and unparalleled excellence in accommodations, dining and wellness,” said Syahreza Ishwara. “As we cultivate the future leaders of Minor Hotels, I am excited to guide them in crafting guest experiences that truly set our brand apart at this remarkable property.”

Ishwara holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management (with a minor in Business Administration) from the University of North Texas, Denton, USA. Additionally, he completed the Food & Beverage Programme at the National Hotel Institute (BPLP) in Bandung, Indonesia.

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