Friday, 31 July 2015

Hotel Updates: AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa

AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa Welcomes New GM

AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa is pleased to welcome their the new General Manager, Mr. Thomas Barguil. A French native, who has nearly 20 years' experience in upmarket hotels and resorts across the globe, takes up his GM role with AVANI this month. He will guide the teams in the resort's first lead up to high season and beyond; AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa having only opened on the western coast of Mahé in February 2015.

Mr. Barguil has a Degree in Hotel Management from Gold Coast Griffith University in Australia, and speaks French, English and Thai. His hospitality career has taken him around the world from Europe to Africa and from South East Asia to the South Pacific, with years spent in France, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Morocco, Thailand and New Caledonia, as well as a few years spent in the India Ocean in Mauritius, Maldives and Sri Lanka. He is geared up to move away from Thailand and Sri Lanka to take up the exciting GM role at AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa.

"I am delighted to take over the management of AVANI Seychelles and eager to work with its excellent team with the objectives of providing our guests with truly memorable experiences and to strengthen the positioning of our resort as one of the market leaders," he said.


Married with two young daughters, Mr. Barguil embraces the outdoor island lifestyle and in his free time loves to wind surf, scuba dive and spend quality time with his family. He hopes to infuse his management style with a relaxed approach which has a positive effect on associates and guests alike.

The General Manager role in the Seychelles is not the first AVANI role for Mr. Barguil, who previously headed a task force looking after the coastal escape of AVANI Kalutara Resort and the luxury-designed AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa. He was also the General Manager in Thailand of Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa, part of the Minor Hotel Group of which AVANI also belongs.

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