Minor Appoints Giles Selves as Senior Vice
President of Luxury Hotels - Europe
Minor has appointed Giles Selves as Senior
Vice President of Luxury Hotels for Europe.
In this key
leadership role, Giles is responsible for driving the strategic
and commercial direction of the luxury brands whilst enhancing
guest experiences, operational excellence and supporting the
growth and development of Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas and
Tivoli Hotels & Resorts across Europe as the group embarks on
its continued expansion across the continent.
has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry and joined Minor Hotels in 2015,
spending the past 8 years at the helm of Anantara properties in
Thailand, Sri Lanka and Maldives.
Prior to his move to
Europe, Giles spent nearly 5 years in Maldives, firstly as
General Manager of the prestigious Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, before
becoming Cluster General Manager of
Anantara Dhigu, Anantara Veli and Naladhu Private Islands, whilst
also overseeing Anantara Kihavah and the pre-opening of Avani+
Fares Maldives Resort.
His leadership skills and commercial
understanding were instrumental in driving revenue growth and
operational efficiency throughout the pandemic where he navigated
his team through the upheaval and successfully led the hotels
to achieve two of the best years on record in 2021 and 2022.
Prior to joining Minor, Giles spent 19 years with Starwood Hotels & Resorts
(now part of Marriott), taking
the F&B route to hotel management. Originating in hotels in
London and Scotland before continuing into an F&B role in the
company’s headquarters for Europe, Africa and Middle East, Giles
spent 5 years overseeing all aspects related to F&B development
before moving back into operations in Greece.
In 2011, Giles
first moved to Thailand as Hotel Manager for the preopening of the
St. Regis Bangkok, a property owned by Minor Hotels. He then
progressed to General Manager at Keraton at the Plaza, a Luxury
Collection Hotel, in Jakarta, before moving back to Thailand in
2015 as a GM for Minor Hotels with Anantara.
thrilled to witness Giles Selves’ continued growth and development within the Minor family,"
said Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotels. "His extensive experience
and deep knowledge of the hospitality industry from some of Asia’s
most exclusive destinations will be invaluable as we continue
to expand our presence in new markets across Europe. We are
confident that Giles' leadership and operational expertise will
further enhance our position as leaders in the European luxury
Giles, a British national, holds a
Bachelor's degree and Masters in Business Administration. He
currently resides in Madrid, Spain.
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