General Manager

Grant Justin Young

About Candidate

To the team at Dusit International,

I am thrilled to put myself forward for the role of General Manager. I have most recently submitted an application for the pre-opening of The Osaka Kansai Airport Hotel in Osaka. My name is Grant Young – an experienced career Hotelier currently working in Johor, Malaysia. Given my extensive experience operating Hotels and Resorts at a senior leadership level around South East Asia; I believe I am uniquely placed to be a good fit for this role.

I am currently the General Manager of the 5-star Westin Desaru Coast Resort located in southern Malaysia, and also operate an international conference center as part of my portfolio. You will note a consistent history and track record across a variety of gateway cities around the world; including Kuala Lumpur, London and Brisbane. As well as experience in premium luxury resort destinations such as Bali, Gold Coast and now most currently Desaru Coast.

As a leader, I am driven – to drive stellar results for my owners and my brands, committed to a hands-on leadership style that allows me to build rapport and trust across all levels and am laser focused on the guest. I am also deeply passionate about giving back to the communities and locations in which I operate. To funnel that passion, I have served as Chairperson of Johor for Malaysia’s Marriott Business Council where I have led the hotels in the state to drive ESG initiatives for our brands.

Throughout my extensive experience, I have had the opportunity to pre-open a property, re-concept F&B outlets, plan and execute renovations, drive operational excellence and develop innovative sales strategies that consistently yield results whilst always taking stock of the competition to ensure our products, services and property maintain a strong edge in the market.

I have attached my full CV for your review and perusal. I would welcome the opportunity to share more with you on my experience, skills and key qualities. Thank you in advance for reviewing my credentials. I hope we have the opportunity to speak soon.


Grant Young


Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management 2004
University of Queensland

A Bachelor degree program focused on hotel management, practical hotel discipline skills, with programs centered around tourism and event management.