With nearly 30 years of practical experience in some of the finest properties such as the Connaught, Berkeley and Stafford Hotels in London, Huka Lodge in New Zealand and ECHO Resorts in Sabah Borneo, Tomas is well poised to oversee the operations of Valor Asia. Tomas has a proven and solid 5-star hotel and resort upbringing with both branded and independent properties all around the world. Besides a sound operational understanding, Tomas brings with him the cultural knowledge of what it takes to successfully manage a multi-national human resource from around the world.
In January 2000, Tomas joined the famous Huka Lodge in New Zealand as General Manager. Huka Lodge is consistently rated amongst the best small luxury resorts in the world, and its attention to detail is second to none.
In 2009, Tomas began a new position which brought he and his family to East Malaysia. For the next nine years, he oversaw the operation of three luxury island resorts off the coast of Kota Kinabalu under the banner ECHO Resorts. Tomas also acted as the spokesperson for all sustainable practices within ECHO Resorts, especially the Marine Ecology Research Centre.
Having worked with different owners for the past 20 years, Tomas has learned the art of listening, negotiating and carrying out difficult tasks on behalf of owners. Harnessed with all this experience and understanding the importance of running a business on behalf of owners, as well as appreciation for staff and their different cultures, Tomas leads the Valor Asia operations.