Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Pieter Van Tuijl as the new General Manager of Centara Mirage Resort Mui Ne, a fully integrated resort themed as an ‘Explorer’s Playground’ alongside the tranquil coastline with beautiful overlooking views towards Mui Ne Bay. In his new role, Mr. Tom will be responsible for the strategic management and operation of the resort’s 984 unique Mediterranean-designed rooms and villas.
Prior to joining Centara Hotels & Resorts, he was General Manager of FLC Hotels & Resorts, responsible for FLC SamSon Beach & Golf Resort and FLC Halong Bay Golf Club & Luxury Resort. Before that, he worked for flagship Lotte Hotel in Hanoi. Earlier in his career, he worked for Sheraton, a Marriott brand, both in Africa and Europe in a variety of managerial positions. His expertise covers both rooms and food and beverage management, innovative restaurant and bar concepts, large resort operations, pre-openings, team development and brand management. One of his main achievements is to develop local teams in larger properties, ensuring seamless integration of guest satisfaction and profitability.
Mr. Tom holds a degree in Hospitality Administration from Hotelschool The Hague.
With his precise knowledge, strong passion and over 20 years of extensive experience in the luxury hotel management industry, including 7 years of experience in Vietnam working in leading hotel groups such as FLC Hotels & Resorts, Lotte Hotels & Resorts and Marriott International, Mr. Tom is expected to bring a wind of change to Centara Mirage Resort Mui Ne with attractive resort programs and activities that continuously contribute to resort success and improve the quality of its services.
“With its favorable geographical location, just four-hour driving from Ho Chi Minh City, mild climate all year round, and rich and unique local cuisine, Mui Ne is becoming one of the best ideal cities for luxury tourism investment, as well as an attractive beach destination for both Vietnamese and foreign tourists. Having a chance to work with Centara’s dynamic and enthusiastic team, combining my valuable skills and experience, I am very excited to jointly develop the core values of the Centara Mirage brand and step by step achieve our goal of enhancing Centara Mirage Resort Mui Ne brand name nationally, which is Centara Hotels & Resorts’ beautiful first resort in Vietnam. Whereby, Centara Mirage Resort Mui Ne will be leveraged to top of mind awareness in the luxury beach tourism sector in Binh Thuan in particular and Vietnam in general,” said Mr. Tom about his appointment.
As Mr. Tom also shared, during the upcoming Lunar New Year, Centara Mirage Resort Mui Ne has prepared many attractive and unique Tet programs to welcome spring to the resort, such as ‘Chưng cake’ cooking class, special Tet seafood buffet, lion dances, traditional Tet games. In addition, guests can also enjoy a special offer “Stay 2, Pay 1” valid until March 31, 2023.