Minor Hotels Announces Key Management Promotions on the Islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan

Ahmed Asim,  General Manager of Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas & Frederic Kolde, General Manager of Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort
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Ahmed Asim, General Manager of Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas & Frederic Kolde, General Manager of Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort

Minor Hotels, one of the world's fastest growing hospitality companies, with over 550 properties across more than 56 countries, announces two key promotions in Thailand at its Koh Samui and Koh Phangan properties. Effective from February 2024, Ahmed Asim is the new General Manager of Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas, and Frederic Kolde assumes the role of General Manager of Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort from June 1st.


Ahmed Asim takes up his first General Manager posting after serving over a year as Resort Manager at Anantara Riverside Bangkok Hotel, where he was managing the operations of the 376-room resort and the F&B division with 10 outlets, banquet operations and dining boats.


Asim joined Minor Hotels in 2019 as Director of Rooms at Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort. He then got promoted to Hotel Manager for the first time at Avani+ Riverside Bangkok in 2021.

A passionate and hardworking professional, Asim started his career in hospitality in 2005 as a butler at Soneva Fushi in the Maldives and held various operational roles in the Maldives and Thailand.


A Maldivian national, Asim holds a BTEC National Diploma in Hotel Catering and Institutional Operations, Maldives College of Higher Education, Maldives.


Luxury expert Frederic Kolde joins Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort from Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel where he has held the position of Hotel Manager since 2023. His primary responsibilities included overseeing the eight award-winning restaurants and 354 guest rooms, banquet operations, and a luxury spa & IV drip bar. In his new role Frederic can fully play on his strengths to make personalisation and customisation central to the guest experience.


Frederic stepped into his first leadership role shortly after graduating from Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) as pre-opening Assistant Manager at the signature steakhouse at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. He would remain on the Hyatt Hotels leadership roster until 2016, relocating to Japan in 2012 to manage The Oak Door steakhouse at Grand Hyatt Tokyo, then returning to Grand Hyatt Hong Kong in 2014 as Assistant Director of Food & Beverage.


The next chapter brought Frederic first to Thailand, where he worked as Director of Food & Beverage at Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, and later to China. In his role as Executive Assistant Manager in charge of Food & Beverage at Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing, he honed his leadership skills during the challenging pandemic years.


A German, French, and Brazilian national, Frederic holds a Certificate in Hotel Revenue Management from eCornell University.


“It gives me great pleasure to announce these two key promotions within Thailand,” said Vice President of Operations for Bangkok, Samui, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, Mark O’ Sullivan. “Both Asim and Frederic have always demonstrated their strong leadership skills at both our flagship properties in Bangkok and I am confident that they will continue to thrive in their new managerial roles at our two stunning properties in the Gulf of Thailand.”

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Minor Hotels is a global hospitality group operating over 550 hotels, resorts and residences in 56 countries, pursuing its vision of crafting a more passionate and interconnected world. As a hotel owner, operator and investor, Minor Hotels fulfils the needs and desires of today’s global travellers through its diverse portfolio of eight hotel brands – Anantara, Avani, Elewana Collection, NH, NH Collection, nhow, Oaks and Tivoli – and a collection of related businesses. Minor Hotels is rapidly accelerating its global growth ambitions, aiming to add more than 200 hotels by the end of 2026.

Minor Hotels is a proud member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world's largest alliance of independent hotel brands, and participates in the GHA DISCOVERY loyalty programme.

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