JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa has appointed George Varughese as general manager of the 261-rooms luxury Phuket resort.

George has been with Marriott International for over 25 years and brings to the role a wealth of global experience having worked in Austria, Germany, USA, China, Malaysia, Australia and Thailand. His experience spans several disciplines including four hotel openings. Prior to joining JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, he was general manager of Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse where he was instrumental in the successful opening, and positioning of this hotel.