Manish is an Indian national, and is transferring from AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa where he has been the General Manager has over 15 years’ experience in the luxury hotel industry, the last nine years of which have been spent with Minor Hotel Group. Most recently his notable expertise in nine hotel openings was put to excellent use to rebrand and launch the upscale AVANI brand in the Seychelles.

Receiving a Diploma in Hotel Management at the Catering Technology and Applied Institute of Hotel Management in Gwalior, India, Manish began his career in hospitality in the year 2000 as Food & Beverage Assistant at The Trident in Agra, after which he rose through the ranks to become Food & Beverage Manager and part of the pre-opening team for Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, Maldives. Promoted to Assistant Restaurant Manager, this prestigious property’s culinary offering gained a reputation of being the best in the region amidst stiff competition from many leading luxury brands. Manish was then called upon as Acting Food & Beverage Manager for the re-opening of One & Only Kanuhura, Maldives.

After joining Minor Hotel Group in 2006 as Director of Food & Beverage in the pre-opening team for Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa and Naladhu in the Maldives, Manish then took on the position of Resorts Manager for both Anantara Dhigu and Anantara Veli in the Maldives. His first General Manager position took him to the island of Koh Samui in Thailand, to Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa, where he stayed for four and a half years, including overseeing the extensive refurbishment of the resort. Manish’s latest move has taken him to the Seychelles where over the last year he has led the team through the rebranding and successful opening of AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa.

Outgoing with an ability to connect with people from all cultures and backgrounds, Manish is a seasoned leader of multi-national hotel teams who focuses on creating a positive working environment to foster growth and capitalise on opportunities. Boasting an outstanding track record for successful hotel openings, he has received numerous accolades for his outstanding work at some of the world’s most prestigious hotels, and has received the annual Minor Award of Excellence on four occasions.

An Indian national, Manish is married with one daughter and enjoys travelling and sports, in particular volleyball and cricket.