A.L. CLAUDE BENJAMIN PERERA has been appointed resident manager at Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket. His appointment was accounted by Denis Thouvard, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket’s general manager.
Mr. Perera, a Malaysian national, brings with him a wealth of experience, having worked in the hotel industry for over 25 years. His experience includes time at Hyatt Hotels across the world as director of food & beverage in locations such as Indonesia, Singapore, Russia and Thailand.
Mr. Perera holds an NTC-2 Certificate in Food & Beverage and he speaks fluent English and Bahasa Malay. In his new position, Mr. Perera’s responsiblities include overseeing and managing the functioning of the resort’s six dining outlets, including: Award-winning Italian restaurant La Trattoria; Ruen Thai Royal Thai cuisine restaurant; the beachfront Casuarina Beach Restaurant and Pub, the all-day dining venue Laguna Café; the Poolside Cafe© and Horizon Lounge. He is also responsible for overseeing the kitchen, the sports & activities department and other areas.