Phuket – Thailand: Luxury design resort Indigo Pearl has appointed Paul Jordaan as its new General Manager, securing the services of a luxury resort specialist at the top of his game and the peak of his powers.
The South African native arrives at Indigo Pearl after success with Six Senses – as General Manager of Six Senses resorts in Oman and Vietnam.
Mr Jordaan’s career history is also graced by general manager positions for luxury standard-bearer and tropical villa pioneer Aman Resorts, while his journey has taken him into the heart of Africa to the West Indies and from being a private butler at an elite private estate to managing the wine estate in Mount Rochelle which is owned by Sir Richard Branson.
He knows the value of hard work and persistence, having worked his way up the hospitality ladder, gaining a wealth of experience in what makes high end hotels and resorts tick along the way.
“I’ve long desired to work in Thailand and I couldn’t have asked for a better entry into this fascinating country than Phuket and Indigo Pearl,” Mr Jordaan said. “It’s a unique resort, with its tin mining heritage and of course the inimitable Bill Bensley touch everywhere you look.
“I look forward to getting to know the team and building on the great work that has made Indigo Pearl the preferred five star experience on the island’s quieter northern side. I have learned that above all it is a unique and personalized guest experience that sets resorts apart in the luxury segment and it is here where we will be working to bring out the true character of the property and the destination.”
A hospitality all-rounder who has had hands-on experience in rooms, food and beverage, finance, sales and marketing, Mr Jordaan’s other positions include General Manager postings at the following luxury properties: Elewana Afrika – Zanzibar and the Serengeti, Tanzania and Point Grace, Turks and Caicos Islands, the West Indies, Aman Resorts, India & Sri Lanka.