MICE Affairs Media group, News Bureau, 13 Jan 2023
Minor Hotels (MH), a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 530 hotels and resorts in 56 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Indian Ocean, has announced the appointment of Martin Zarybnicky as General Manager of Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel as of January 2023.
Zarybnicky joins Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel from his previous role as Complex General Manager with two hotels under his remit – InterContinental Bangkok and Holiday Inn Bangkok, where he focused on IHG’s flagship masterplan renovation, repositioning the hotel and F&B destination bars and restaurants and mentored the next generation of hospitality leaders.
The Czech national began his hospitality career in 1994 before gaining extensive knowledge of the European and Middle Eastern markets over nearly three decades. In 2006, Martin took on his first Hotel Manager role at the Hilton Waterfalls Resort Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The following year, he relocated to Russia to be Hotel Operations Manager at Holiday Inn Sokolniki, and thereafter held several General Manager roles for IHG in St. Petersburg and Moscow.
“As Thailand’s tourism rebounds we couldn’t have asked for a more experienced addition to our flagship property,” said Area General Manager, Mark O’Sullivan. “With its prestigious location in the heart of the city, Anantara Siam Bangkok is known for delivering authentic, indigenous luxury and we look forward to Martin working alongside the team to further strengthen the property’s positioning as the ultimate leisure, MICE and dining destination in the kingdom’s capital.”
Martin, who is fluent in Czech, English and Russian, holds a Hospitality Management Diploma from AH&MA, USA.