What is your full name and age?
My name is Arnaud Béril, I am 29 years old.
What is your current Job Position?
Director of Food and Beverage at the stunning AVANI Hua Hin Resort & Villas.
How long have you lived in Hua Hin or been coming to Hua Hin?
I am new to Hua Hin and have arrived mid-October this year. Prior to my move I only had the chance to experience the destination once over Songkran and I am certainly excited to discover this charming place now.
What did you know about Hua Hin before you moved here?
Having now spent almost 9 years in the country, I knew that Hua Hin was a famous weekend destination offering some of the best Resorts in Thailand.
What do you like most about your profession?
Growing up in the south west of France near Bordeaux, our house was always a place where friends, family and neighbors would gather, enjoy tasty meals and spend quality times. I was then naturally driven to start a career in Hospitality for this very purpose of welcoming guests and fellow travelers and it is certainly one of the aspects of my job that I like the most!
What do you like least about your profession?
Being a hotelier is a true passion and I cannot think of anything I dislike. There are certainly more challenging situations than others but even then, positive outcomes can be expected.
What do you like most about Hua Hin?
I am yet to discover Hua Hin however I have already met some great personalities around the city which makes for a warm welcome. My early peaceful morning rides through Palm Hills Golf to reach our Resort is also something I enjoy since day one.
What is your favorite restaurant and why? (please don’t promote your own restaurants)
One of my favorite place to dine is in the country side of France serving simple authentic food, made with love for many years. Here in Hua Hin and being a member of the newly reformed Skål organization, I had the chance to enjoy a great dinner at the beach front restaurant of Putahracsa and look forward to return.
What do you like to do in your free time and why?
Playing electric guitar is one of my favorite thing to do when I have free time. I found this very relaxing and inspiring.
What would you recommend to new-comers to do in Hua Hin and why?
Enjoy the many markets and day trip activities the region has to offer and treat themselves in a nice resort by the beach to make the most out of their precious holidays.
Tell us a surprising fact that the public might not know about you?
I have always been attracted to extreme sports and one of my next goal is to Skydive.
What is the most outlandish thing you have ever done and why?
Back when I was 18 years old, I took on an adventurous road trip from Cape Town South Africa to the Namib desert with nothing else than a small rental car, a cool box and a strong will to travel through the bush and discover this amazing part of the world.