AVANI names VP ops


BANGKOK, 14 September 2017: AVANI Hotels & Resorts, Minor Hotels’ has appointed Alejandro Bernabé as vice president of operations, effective this month.

Bernabé joined AVANI as group director in January this year. He reports directly to Minor Hotels chief operating officer, Robert Kunkler and is based at Minor Hotels regional office in Bangkok.

Bernabé is responsible for the operational and financial performance of AVANI Hotels & Resorts and he will also be spearheading new developments and brand initiatives.

Alejandro Bernabe

“We are expanding our current portfolio of 18 properties in 12 countries with more than 20 hotels in the pipeline in Southeast Asia, New Zealand, UAE, Australia, Maldives and Africa,” said Kunkler. “To support this growth, it is essential that we provide excellent operational leadership and support to our owners, hotels and partners.”

A 20-year veteran of the hotel industry, Bernabé  started his hotel career in F&B in Switzerland  and has worked across multiple disciplines and brands, including varied GM appointments.