Roland Svensson has been named Group General Manager Alba Hospitality and General Manager of Alba Wellness Resort Hue in Vietnam.
Mr Svensson has a wealth of hotel and resort experience, having worked in a number of international properties, commencing with senior Food & Beverage appointments in Dubai, Macau, Bangkok, Penang, Hong Kong and Queensland, where he was Director of Food & Beverage at Radisson Royal Palms Port Douglas for the opening in 1989 through to 1990.
He went on to be General Manager with Myanmar’s Novotel Mandalay and Thailand’s Royal Garden Resort Hua Hin and The Montien Hotel Bangkok, prior to moving to Saudi Arabia’s Le Jeddah Meridien as General Manager.
In 2006, Mr Svensson was appointed Assistant Vice-President Hospitality with Laguna Phuket before taking on the role of Country Manager Thailand with GlenAsia Resorts + Residences in 2007.
Mr Svensson joined Möevenpick Hotels & Resorts from 2010 in key General Manager appointments at Thailand’s Möevenpick Resort & Spa Mae Nam Beach, Koh Samui, and Möevenpick Suriwongse Hotel, Chiang Mai and Singapore’s Möevenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa.
He returned to Thailand in early 2014 as General Manager of The Sarojin, Khao Lak before moving to Vietnam as General Manager of Vinpearl Nha Trang Bay Resort and later Amiana on the Bay in Nha Trang,
“I am thrilled to join Alba Hospitality and Alba Wellness Resort and excited to continue to work in a beautiful country like Vietnam – a place with tremendous potential in tourism,” Mr Svensson said.
Inspired by incomparable healing qualities of Alba natural hot spring, under the foot of Truong Son Mountains, 30km north of Hue in Vietnam, Alba Wellness Resort Hue has designed a holistic wellness concept for harmony in life by combining health and pleasure to enable each individual to experience relaxation, happiness and joy.
While enjoying tranquility and nature, guests will be provided untraditional forms of rest in pleasant environment and professional services that allow one to relax and reproduce energy through improved nutrition.
Thermal mineral water discovered almost 100 years ago flows from the core of the property, which sprawls across lush, natural gardens and forest and delivers a holistic experience unlike any other.
With balanced and stable mineral properties comparable with the most famous thermal mineral water sources in Europe, the hot springs can help to activate every single cell in one’s body
The resort features 2000 sq m of indoor and outdoor onsen pools, filled with natural mineral hot spring water, a spa centre, three restaurants and bars, a swimming pool and yoga garden. Alba’s outdoor adventure park offers a wide range of outdoor activities including highwire, zipline, water games and fishing and craft villages, perfectly matched with family outing day or team building programs.