Minor Hotels Welcomes Syahreza Ishwara as General Manager of Anantara Koh Yao Yai Resort & Villas

Mr. Syahreza Ishwara, General Manager of Anantara Koh Yao Yai Resort & Villas
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Mr. Syahreza Ishwara, General Manager of Anantara Koh Yao Yai Resort & Villas

Minor Hotels announces the appointment of Syahreza Ishwara as General Manager of the newly opened Anantara Koh Yao Yai Resort & Villas, off the coast of Phuket. With a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry, Ishwara brings a fresh perspective and a passion for excellence to this exclusive property.

Ishwara has a distinguished career within Minor Hotels. His journey began in 2014 at the award-winning Anantara Chiang Mai Resort, where he played a pivotal role in developing the property and establishing it as a leader in both the company and the region.

From 2022, the Indonesian national served as the General Manager at Anantara Ubud Bali, overseeing the pre-opening phase. Ishwara’s international experience also includes serving as the General Manager at the upscale Rayavadee Resort Krabi, as well as holding key positions at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi in Malaysia. His early career included various food and beverage roles at The Regent Singapore and the Four Seasons in Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Jakarta.

Beyond his professional achievements, the hotelier is passionate about music, sports, reading and the art of ikebana. He is also an active collaborator in various corporate social responsibility initiatives, including Run for Hope Singapore, the Terry Fox Run and projects to improve remote schools and build fire barriers in Chiang Mai.

“We are thrilled to welcome Syahreza Ishwara to Anantara Koh Yao Yai,” said Frederic Varnier, Vice President of Operations for Southern Thailand for Minor Hotels. “His leadership, creativity and commitment to excellence and nature conservation align perfectly with our vision for this exceptional resort.”

Anantara Koh Yao Yai embodies the essence of what Anantara represents: a harmonious blend of untouched natural beauty, cultural immersion and unparalleled excellence in accommodations, dining and wellness,” said Syahreza Ishwara. “As we cultivate the future leaders of Minor Hotels, I am excited to guide them in crafting guest experiences that truly set our brand apart at this remarkable property.”

Ishwara holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management (with a minor in Business Administration) from the University of North Texas, Denton, USA. Additionally, he completed the Food & Beverage Programme at the National Hotel Institute (BPLP) in Bandung, Indonesia.

For more information about Anantara Koh Yao Yai, please visit https://www.anantara.com/en/koh-yao-yai-phuket.

About Anantara Hotels & Resorts

A luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, Anantara has connected guests to genuine places, people and stories in some of the world’s most extraordinary destinations since 2001. Each Anantara embraces the surroundings and culture of its destination to create unforgettable memories for every guest. From city to sea, Anantara delivers heartfelt, Thai-inspired hospitality at its collection of over 50 hotels and resorts across Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Indian Ocean.

Anantara is part of global hospitality group Minor Hotels and a member of the GHA DISCOVERY loyalty programme.

Visit anantara.com for more information, and connect with Anantara on FacebookInstagramTikTok and YouTube.

About Minor Hotels

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.

For more information, please visit minorhotels.com and connect with Minor Hotels on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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