HONG KONG, 23 September 2021 – George Newling-Ward has been appointed as the general manager of the Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook, located on the stunning coast of Trang in southern Thailand, due to open in December 2021. George, originally from England, brings 20 years of hospitality experience to the unique island resort, which boasts a mix of 25 beachfront and sea view villas and bungalows, an all-day dining restaurant, a beach-shack bar & pool, and private beach spa salas.
Before joining Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook, George was positioned as lodge manager for Anurak Community Lodge in Khao Sok, Surat Thani, a 21 key award-winning sustainable eco-lodge set in one of Thailands most beautiful and diverse National Parks. George also has a strong food & beverage history with roles as Executive Chef at Impiana Resort Patong Beach Phuket, and Executive Sous Chef at the Bitter End Yacht Club BVI.
“we’re excited to appoint George for this General Managers role, a dynamic and positive individual with a background of remote and off the grid experiences” Said Scot Toon, MD The Pavilions Group.
“Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook will be our first resort to launch under The Pavilions Groups’ new hotel brand, Explorar Hotels & Resorts; we trust that Georges’ strength in hospitality operations will elevate the experience guests will receive when visiting this stunning location, along with developing this exciting new brand with us” he continued.
The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts proudly announced the launch of its new and highly anticipated hotel brand, Explorar Hotels & Resorts, with its first resort – Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook in June 2021. Explorar Hotels & Resorts offers travellers the opportunity to explore and experience each destination from a vibrant, comfortable and fun base, with a crew that makes traversing and enjoying the destination easy, utilising their local knowledge of the area with everything being available at the guests’ fingertips.
“I’m very proud to be leading the first property to join the Explorar brand. Koh Mook is a unique and special location, the island features a delicate balance of adventure and scenary; the perfect destination for the intripped explorer. Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook will be a hub of local knowledge and culture, celebrated local cuisine, and a launch pad for sustainable initiatives.” Said George.
Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook will open its refurbished doors in December 2021.
Explorar Hotels & Resorts is looking to develop within Asia and Europe both into urban and resorts locations and offers four innovative themes depending on the hotels’ location and unique experiences. Beach, Eco, Cultural and Urban themes unite the brand and offer the traveller clear choices for their individual experience.
About Explorar Hotels & Resorts
A hotel brand that makes travel authentic and social for the intrepid explorer. Explorar Hotels & Resorts offers travellers the opportunity to explore and experience each destination from a vibrant, comfortable and fun base, with a team that makes traversing and enjoying the destination easy whilst utilising their local knowledge of the area with everything being available at the guests’ fingertips.
Headquartered in Phuket, Thailand the Explorar Hotels & Resorts brand launched in Q2 2021 with Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook becoming the first property to join the highly anticipated hotel group.
For more information about Explorar Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.explorarhotels.com and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram & Tik Tok.
About The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts
Step into one of The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts’ properties and experience luxury and immersive locales like no other. Every hotel is a sophisticated, private haven in which to relax, play or find adventure. Following an ethos that it’s not just where guests want to go, but how they want to feel, The Pavilions is known for offering its signature Curated Journeys travel service to its guests. These innovative travel itineraries – curated by local insiders, unique to each property and designed to encompass an emotive experience, from romance to adventure to feeling good – put the bespoke into a luxury holiday. Whether the foodie-themed “Like a Chef” journey in Rome, a romantic “Just the Two of Us” adventure in Thailand, or the “Like a Boss” Madrid itinerary that turns business travel on its head, each Curated Journey connects guests with a range of experts in each of its destinations whose passion and talents open the door to unique experiences.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts is one of the fastest-growing boutique hotel groups in the region. With their boutique size and thoughtful design philosophy, The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts offer secluded spaces with attentive service, even in the busiest of cities. The hotels are distinctly individual and unique, yet all are underpinned by the core values of building meaningful connections in unrivalled locations, a mindful respect for privacy and service beyond expectations.
The group owns, manages and offers franchise of its brand across the globe.
The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio currently comprises:
The Pavilions Bali
The Pavilions Phuket
The Pavilions Himalayas, The Farm
The Pavilions Himalayas, Lakeview
The Pavilions Mongolia
The Pavilions El Nido, Palawan Island
The Pavilions Niseko
The Paviloins Anana, Krabi
The Pavilions Rome, The First Arte
The Pavilions Rome, The First Dolce
The Pavilions Rome, The First Aqua
The Pavilions Madrid
The Pavilions Amsterdam, The Toren
For more information about The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts, please visit pavilionshotels.com and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin.
PR & Marketing Contact: Tim Sargeant, Group Director of Marketing, The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts