Martin TolanAnantara Vacation Club, Asia’s leading luxury shared ownership concept for discerning travelers, is pleased to announce the promotion of Martin J. Tolan to Chief Operating Officer of Anantara Vacation Club.  The promotion reflects the company’s continued growth, effective business model, and ongoing ability to attract and retain top talent.

In his new role, Martin Tolan will oversee all elements of the business, plus regularly reporting on business results, manage performance, and liaise in government negotiations as needed. Martin joined the company more than two years ago as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and has continued to play a pivotal role in building a cohesive leadership team and cementing a solid foundation for the growing business.  His inclusive leadership focuses on providing his colleagues with self development, a high level of performance and accountability. Before joining Anantara Vacation Club, Martin spent 15 years in key senior leadership positions with Starwood Vacation Ownership throughout the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean, where he lead a team of more than 800 associates.

“We are pleased to promote Martin to this key leadership role at Anantara Vacation Club, which is a key part of our business,” said Dillip Rajakarier, Chief Executive Officer for Minor Hotel Group.  “Martin has demonstrated great value in his role and displays dedication to his work, colleagues, and the brand overall.”

Anantara Vacation Club’s recent hires and promotions are designed to support the company’s continued growth and success, which is largely centered on the unwavering management and service afforded to owners and guests.  In conjunction with its recent partnership with Interval International®, the vacation industry’s leading global provider of membership and leisure services, AVC is committed to continue exceeding expectations and better serving the needs and desires of AVC Club Owners.

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About Anantara Vacation Club

Launched in 2010, Anantara Vacation Club is a luxury Shared Holiday Ownership concept offering Club Owners stays in destinations across Asia and beyond with a flexible points system.

Anantara Vacation Club is part of Minor Hotel Group (MHG), a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 126 hotels and serviced suites in operation under the Anantara, AVANI, Per AQUUM, Oaks, Tivoli, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis and Minor International brands. Today MHG operates in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America. Minor Hotel Group’s parent company, Minor International (MINT) is a global company focused on restaurants, hospitality and retail trading.

The Club Resort Collection at Anantara Vacation Club includes a Signature Club Resort in Phuket and luxury private villas on Koh Samui, Thailand and Bali, Indonesia; plus suites in Queenstown, New Zealand; Bangkok, Thailand; and Sanya, China.  Over the next five years, the Club will add up to 10 additional resorts.  In addition to the growing collection of Anantara Vacation Club Resorts, Club Points Owners enjoy an extended host of travel opportunities through the Club Escapes Programme, which provides Club Privileges access to experience luxurious properties at select Anantara Hotels & Resorts throughout Asia and the Middle East, Oaks Hotels & Resorts across Australia and New Zealand, and AVANI Hotels & Resorts in Asia.  A newly established affiliation with Interval International® opens up access to over 2,900 resorts worldwide to Club Owners.  Preview centres are found in Bali, Koh Samui, Phuket and Sanya.

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