Marriott International Announces Appointment of Julian Lowry as General Manager of Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort
Joined the Resort in December 2008 as Director of Food & Beverage - Promoted to Executive Assistant Manager in October 2015
Phuket, Thailand, 04 April 2016 – Karl Hudson, Marriott International Area Vice President for Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar recently announced the appointment of Julian Lowry as General Manager of Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort.
Prior to his appointment, Julian was the Executive Assistant Manager of the Resort from October 2015. He joined Le Méridien Phuket in December 2008 as Director of Food & Beverage.
“I am pleased to announce Julian’s appointment as General Manager of Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort,” says Karl Hudson. Julian draws on “a solid 30-year career that includes leadership roles in Culinary, Food and Beverage and overall resort management,” he adds.
Julian oversees operations at the stunning property that is next to a secluded beach and features 470 rooms and suites, 10 restaurants and bars, spa, and an onsite conference centre that was completely renovated in May last year. The Resort is set to renovate its free-form pool – one of two oversized outdoor pools overlooking the Andaman sea – from 22 April to 31 July, in line with its 30th Anniversary celebration in November this year.
Julian’s career began with the Sheraton Heathrow Hotel, United Kingdom in 1987 where he was 1st Commis Chef. From there he continued on to work in diverse locations as Germany, France, the state of Qatar, Nigeria, Saint Martin, Georgia and Bahrain. An accomplished chef, he led multinational culinary teams in state banquets for several world leaders, often personally crafting signature dishes at high-profile events.
Julian is an avid runner, often in tandem with his 10-year-old son Nathan. He also enjoys travelling with the rest of his family including his wife Nicola to familiar and new destinations where he sharpens his photography skills whilst exploring. His eldest son Dominic is 21 and studying in the UK for a bachelor’s degree in international hospitality management.
Julian is replacing Rudolf Borgesius who is taking a well-deserved retirement after 36 years of service with Le Méridien brand including 16 years with Le Méridien Phuket.