New World Manila Bay Hotel Appoints Nantha Kumar as Executive Assistant Manager
New World Manila Bay Hotel recently appointed Nantha Kumar as Executive Assistant Manager for Food and Beverage. Since taking on the position, Nantha has overseen the Food and Beverage operations of the hotel’s restaurants and bars, ensuring an exceptional dining experience for all guests.
“We are glad to welcome Nantha to the New World Manila Bay family. Nantha’s extensive professional background and expertise within the food and beverage industry make him the ideal choice for this position. His forward-thinking approach to the business of food is refreshing and exciting,” said the hotel’s general manager, Mark Heywood.
Nantha has nearly 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has worked in prestigious hotels and properties in Asia, mostly in Indonesia and Nantha’s home country of Malaysia. Prior to joining New World Manila Bay Hotel, Nantha was the Food and Beverage Director of New World Shanghai Hotel and Penta Hotels in Shanghai. Previously, Nantha worked in the food and beverage departments of Shangri-La Hotels in Malaysia and Indonesia for 15 years.
Nantha has spearheaded several iconic events in his career and in the hospitality scene, such as the 2007 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and the F1 Grand Prix at the Sepang Circuit from 2005 to 2007. Nantha also served the Palace for the Royal Highness of Malaysia.
As the head of the Food and Beverage department, Nantha will ensure that the hotel’s food and beverage activities align with the respective corporate strategy and are in line with the brand’s promise of providing exceptional culinary offers and guest service at all times. Nantha will also keep an eye on consumer trends to make sure the hotel’s food and beverage offers are up-to-date with the best competitive advantage.