Grow with us

Farah Jaber, Resident Manager, Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel

Grow With Us, features a monthly series of eight inspirational stories of team members and their career journeys with Minor Hotels so far.  

Our seventh story features Farah Jaber, Resident Manager, Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel

Farah joined Minor Hotels in 2013 as Executive Assistant Manager, Operations at Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Resort, Thailand. He was subsequently promoted as Resident Manager, Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel and Oaks Bangkok Sathorn. He is currently on a task force assignment as General Manager, Anantara Mui Ne Resort, Vietnam.

Stay tuned for the next story in May…


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How can we ensure you meet your full potential?

To enable our next generation of leaders, Minor Hotels works to identify a number of our most talented individuals and empower them with high-impact career coaching, training and support in achieving individually determined objectives. See a brief overview of our three Leadership Journeys and stories from three recent participants:


Ascent is open to new hospitality management graduates. This journey fast tracks graduate to their preferred career destination. Following a 6-month rotation through all hotel departments at the Assistant Manager level, Ascent trainees spend another 12-months specializing in one department as an Assistant Department Head.


Endeavour aims to support the development of our internal high potential, high performing Heads of Department within the Minor Hotels team. After nomination by General Managers and a selection process, the Endeavour leaders grow with us on a journey of 9 months through a combination of on-the-job learning, coaching, peer learning in group sessions, leadership development and three projects focusing on customer service, a corporate social responsibility event and revenue maximization. A formal assessment of their growth takes place at the end of their journey and thereafter they are ready to move into their next role in their career.


Horizon is open to high performing, high potential leaders in number two roles in Minor hotels. After nomination by General Managers and a selection process, the participants embark on a custom-designed journey of 9 months following a road-map of growth merging learning via participation in special projects and leadership development supported by coaching and peer learning. In addition, Horizon leaders complete three projects on customer service, a sustainable corporate social responsibility partnership and revenue maximization.  A formal assessment of their growth takes place at the end of their journey and thereafter they are ready to take on the challenge of their next career step.

Leadership Journeys

  • Jiawei Hong (Vanessa)

    Ascent 2016 - 2017

    “My leadership skill has been developed during the Ascent Graduate Journey by implementing projects, taking ownership in daily the operation, being coached by property coach and an umbrella coach. The Programme is a journey full of fun, challenge and excitement, which is stimulating my potential and passion of being a successful hotelier."

    About Vanessa:

    Joined Minor Hotels as an Ascent Programme Trainee in April 2016, following Bachelor’s Graduation from the Hotel Institute Montreux.

  • Prasan Leeyathipkul

    Endeavour 2016

    "The key learning from the Endeavor Programme is to further develop your leadership skills. Learn about the seven disciplines to become a great leader helped me a lot as well as sharing the experiences with the other participants of the programme. Sharing best practices but also mistakes that have been done in the past helped us to shape our management skills."

    About Prasan:

    Joined Minor Hotels in March 2004 as an Account Officer, grew over the years in different roles and eventually became Financial Controller at our AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel in 2015.

  • Graeme Ure

    Horizon 2016

    “Horizon was a well-structured career advancement program that brought similar minded individuals together on a learning journey over a 9 month period. It allowed for engagement on a regular basis and key projects to be implemented. Networking was a crucial learning point and seeing that only through working with other people and successfully communicating with them can things be realized.”


    About Graeme:
    Joined Minor Hotels in 2013 in Dubai and continued his career with various properties such as several Anantara Resorts in Phuket, Koh Samui and Bangkok. In November 2015 he undertook pre-opening task force work at Anantara Kalutara Resort in Sri Lanka and is currently Executive Assistant Manager F&B at our Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara.