Avani Hotels & Resorts has appointed Javier Pardo as its vice president of operations, effective April 2019.
Pardo who will report to Minor Hotels’ CEO Robert Kunkler will be based out of the regional office in Bangkok. He will be “overseeing the operational excellence and financial performance for the brand, and will also be leading new brand initiatives”.
Pardo, who has two decades of experience in the hospitality industry, previously worked as the director of operations and commercial director for the NH Hotel Group. He holds an executive MBA from Instituto Internacional San Telmo.
Speaking about Pardo, Kunkler said: “Avani continues to expand our current portfolio of 24 properties in 15 countries with more than 20 hotels. We are confident that under Javier’s leadership our relationships with our business and hotel partners will continue to thrive and grow.”