Mr. Lewis Joins Indigo Pearl from Makena Beach Golf Resort in Maui, Hawaii where he was General Manager.
Mr Lewis began his hospitality career over 20 years ago in Hawaii, first rising to acting F&B Director of Hyatt Regency Maui. He was soon after appointed Director of Food & Beverage / Executive Assistant Manager at Princess Hotel in Hamilton, Bermuda and in 1998 made his first venture to Asia with the Pacific Islands Club Resort, Saipan as Director of Food & Beverage.
Following Asia he held the role of Resident Manager of the famous Half Moon Golf, Tennis and Beach Club in Montego Bay, Jamaica; and later returned to Asia as Hotel Manager for Shangri-La’s Golden Sands Resort, Batu Feringgi Beach, Penang, Malaysia.
Lewis’ first appointment as General Manager was in 2004, at Daufuskie Island Resort and Breathe Spa, off the coast of South Carolina.
Over the past seven years he has managed Carefree Resort & Villas in Arizona; Hotel Victor in South Beach, Miami; and Grove Isle Hotel & Spa in Florida, which was voted Conde Nast’s Top Hotel, among the Top 50 Small Resorts in the US by Zagat Hotel Guide and #2 Top Performing Hotel in the US by Lodging and Hospitality magazine during his tenure.
Among many notable career highlights, Lewis has successfully managed events for the Rhode Island to Bermuda Yacht Race, headed all VIP Food and Beverage during the Ryder’s Cup in Rochester New York, and Headed the F&B for the Kaanapali Classic Professional Golf tournament in Maui Hawaii.
No stranger to renovation projects, he will be overseeing the multi-million dollar aesthetic transformation in partnership with Bensley Design Studios at Indigo Pearl to make the property an ‘all suite and villa’ resort. The Pool & Spa Villas ranging from 550 to 2,500 square metres are set to open by fall 2011.
The acclaimed 5-star Indigo Pearl is a fusion of modern architecture and Thai tin-mining heritage, nestled along picturesque Nai Yang Beach, just 10 minutes from Phuket International Airport. It has been hailed as a design masterpiece by global media publications and boasts easy access with direct flights to Phuket from almost everywhere in Asia.
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About Indigo Pearl:
Set against a backdrop of dense rainforest filled with rare wildlife, Indigo Pearl unfolds along Phuket's sheltered northern shore.
It was voted one of the best new hotels in the world by Condé Nast Traveller (US) in its ‘2007 Hot List’ of top new resorts, spas, restaurants and nightclubs,“Most Stylish Hotel” by ELLE magazine, Singapore, and among the world's “TOP 50 Dream Resorts” by Honeymoon and Travel magazine.
In “Tablet 10 Top Ten New Hotels: Asia & Africa” highlighting Asia and Africa’s ten most unique and exciting new hotels, Indigo Pearl was the only Thailand hotel featured, and one of only two beach resorts in the entire book.
A member of HIP Hotels, Indigo Pearl was furthered selected to join the Kiwi Collection’s exclusive list of the top 1,500 hotels in the world, and partner the world’s leading private members’ club and concierge, Quintessentially.
Indigo Pearl was most recently voted ‘’Best Design Concept Hotel/Resort in South East Asia’’ at the HAPA (Hospitality Asia) Awards 2008–2010, and ranked among Asia’s Top 25 Best Leisure Hotels and Resorts in the Smart Travel Asia ‘Best in Travel Poll 2008’.
The resort has been honoured as Asia’s Leading Design Hotel at the World Travel Awards 2010, Described as the 'Oscars' of the travel and tourism industry, in addition to receiving a Silver category by TUI NORDIC “Blue Award” for excellent performance generating the most satisfied customers in its category.
Its new Coqoon Spa has been awarded runner up in the Best Luxury Resort Spa Award - Thailand at the 2011 World Luxury Spa Awards; and ‘Best Design Spa’ in the International Hotel & Property Awards 2011, all within 6 months of opening.