M Social veteran to lead brand in Phuket

SINGAPOREAN Pjey Mayandi has been made general manager of M Social Phuket, a lifestyle brand from Millennium Hotels & Resorts.

The former army officer has been a hotel-management veteran for the past 18 years and began his hospitality career with Marriott. Mayandi was on the pre-opening teams for Ritz-Carltons in Hong Kong and Sanya, along with the introduction of Marriott’s EDITION brand to Istanbul.

In 2012, he returned home to Singapore to oversee the refurbishment of the Naumi Hotel and achieved his first general manager’s role two years later, as he guided the pre-opening of Naumi Liora.

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Having joined Millennium Hotels & Resorts in 2014, Mayandi played a pivotal role in the development and curation of the M Social concept and was selected as general manager of the debut M Social Singapore.

He went on to become GM of Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, M Hotel Singapore and Studio M Singapore, which boasts the title of first and only hotel in Asia with a fully loft-inspired room concept.

As GM of Soneva Fushi, the sustainable luxury resort in the Maldives, Mayandi was named as one of the “Top 100 Hotel General Managers” in the Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2022, and the resort was ranked No.7 on the “Worlds 50 Best Hotels” list in 2023.

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“I have been involved in the M Social project from the very beginning, when we were developing the brand with Millennium Hotels & Resorts in Singapore, so it is wonderful to see it come to life in Phuket – one of the world’s most dynamic resort destinations. This is an exciting new challenge,” Mayandi said.

M Social Phuket opened last November in Patong. A spokesman said it was the first property on the island to integrate AI into every guestroom.


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