News for the Hospitality Executive
Mark Kitchen Appointed General Manager at the
Pink Sands Resort, Harbour Island, Bahamas
Harbour Island, Bahamas (August 20, 2009) – The Bahamas’ Pink Sands resort, famous for its namesake pink beach in Harbour Island, welcomes Mark Kitchen as general manager. The Australian native is an experienced hotelier with a career spanning more than 18 years. In his new position with Pink Sands, Mr. Kitchen will employ his international hospitality background, positive energy and strong organizational and interpersonal skills to spearhead improvements to all of the resort’s operations, while also motivating a successful team environment.
“It’s an exciting new direction, joining Pink Sands with the freedom to make creative changes,” says Kitchen. “I plan to bring this award-winning resort to the next level of service and attention to detail, resulting in a truly first-class guest experience that’s as memorable as the stunning pink sand beach.”
A resort professional with more than 18 years of international experience, Mr. Kitchen’s past work has included management positions at four- and five-star properties throughout Australia, Fiji, Mexico, Mauritius and the Caribbean.
Before joining the Pink Sands team, Mr. Kitchen served as general manager for the Karma Group, operating five-star resorts in Bali and Koh Samui, Thailand. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Kitchen was resort manager for the Namale Resort & Spa in Fiji. He previously spent five years running the Vatulele Island Resort in Fiji. Working with Allegro Resorts from 1993 to 1998, Mr. Kitchen was stationed in properties throughout Antigua, Dominican Republic, Mexico and St. Lucia.
His early hospitality work included postings with the travel group Contiki, based in London and operating all over Europe, Club Med and several all inclusive groups in the Caribbean and Mexico.
Mr. Kitchen received a degree in Hotel & Resort Management from Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. He is joined in The Bahamas by his wife Danielle and their two year-old daughter Sienna.
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