Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket announces the appointment of Mr Denis J. Thouvard as General Manager of the 5-star luxury resort, effective from December 27, 2013. Mr Thouvard previously held the position of Area General Manager at the Centara Grand Beach Resort in Nai Harn Beach, Phuket.
Mr. Thouvard brings to his new role over 20 years of experience in 5-star hotels and resorts throughout Thailand, Hong Kong, France and the UK, including 8 years with Starwood Hotels and Resorts and 6 years at 2 Luxury Collection properties in Thailand and French Polynesia. He holds an HND/B Tec in Catering and Hotel Management as well as a Franco-British Diploma in International Restaurant and Hotel Operations. Mr Thouvard speaks fluent French and English and is knowledgeable in Thai.
He started his hospitality training in Food & Beverage at 3-star Michelin restaurants throughout Europe and the United States. Mr Thouvard then joined 5-star hotel The Westbury, London where he was promoted to Food & Beverage Manager before relocating to Thailand as Executive Assistant Manager at The Pansea, Phuket Bay.
He then became Resident Manager at The Imperial Hotel Bangkok and Le Royal Meridien Phuket Yacht Club, Thailand, followed by a stint at Hotel du Louvre in Paris, France. Mr Thouvard later became Executive Assistant Manager at The Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, followed by The Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok, Thailand. He was then promoted to General Manager at Le Royal Meridien Phuket Yacht Club in Thailand and at Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa in French Polynesia prior to his most recent post at Centara Grand Beach Resort.