Joni Aker has been appointed general manager of Treeline Urban Resort.

A native New Zealander, Joni has extensive management experience in operations across a wide range of fields, including the luxury hospitality sector, most recently as cruise director for Aqua Expeditions operating on the Mekong between Cambodia and Vietnam and on the Amazon in Peru.

“I am thrilled to be joining HMD Asia and to have this opportunity to be at the helm of their first managed property,” says Joni, adding, “Treeline Urban Resort will add an innovative urban style to the local hotel scene in Siem Reap. The property is quite unique – sophisticated, vibrant and modern yet manages to encompass the importance of our natural surrounds and the fantastic growing arts scene in Cambodia. I am excited not only by the property itself and building an amazing team to run it, but by being able to promote the incredible artistic talent found locally and to actively play a part in ensuring the improvement and protection of our surrounding natural environment.”