Within our first year, The Salil secured six prestigious awards, a remarkable feat amidst global competition.
The Salil Hotel Riverside – Bangkok has swiftly become a social media sensation. Its PR team diligently worked to spotlight the brand as a new riverside establishment, and their efforts have paid off with multiple awards. These accolades include the International Property Awards for New Hotel Construction and Design in Thailand, the World Travel Awards as Thailand's Leading City Hotel, the Haute Grandeur Awards for Best Lifestyle Hotel in Thailand, and the World Luxury Hotel Awards as both the Best Luxury Concept Hotel - Global and Best Luxury New Hotel – Thailand. Additionally, it was named the World’s Leading Riverfront Hotel by the World Travel Awards.
The Salil Hotel Riverside – Bangkok was conceptualized as a cruise ship on land, offering a self-contained world of amenities and leisure. It boasts over ten F&B outlets, a spa with Aquatherapy, a cigar lounge, an ice-cream shop, and a wine cellar.
A significant contributor to the hotel's success is Piangduan Kloyarun, Vice President of The Salil Hotel Riverside – Bangkok. We delved into her journey as a hotelier, which began at The Landmark Hotel after graduating from Melbourne. Despite her mother's aspirations for her to become a flight attendant, Piangduan's path led her to the hotel industry, starting as a guest relations officer on The Landmark's executive floor. Her career progressed through several renowned hotels, including Le Meridien, Intercontinental, and COMO Hotel, working in the Front Office Department.
Her major shift from operations to the Sales Department began at Lebua Hotel in 2006, marking her foray into sales and marketing. During her 18 years with Lebua, she faced numerous challenges, starting from scratch with no data or systems, using resources like the Yellow Pages and various chamber books. These experiences at Lebua, facing and overcoming crises, have fortified her resolve and versatility in the hotel industry, shaping her approach to making The Salil a standout brand.
Your Journey as a Hotelier: From Landmark to Le Bua and The Salil
Piangduan Kloyarun: My journey in hospitality began at The Landmark hotel. Despite my mother's wish for me to become a flight attendant, destiny led me to the hotel industry. Starting as a guest relations officer, I quickly moved through several prestigious hotel chains, including Le Meridien, Intercontinental, and COMO Hotel. A significant career shift occurred at Lebua Hotel in 2006, where I transitioned from operations to the Sales Department, gaining valuable sales and marketing experience.
Lessons from 18 Years with Le Bua and Their Influence at Your Career
PK: 18 years at Lebua were challenging yet formative. We started from scratch, building systems and gathering data from resources like Yellow Pages and chamber books. Overcoming numerous crises made me stronger and more resilient in all areas of the hotel industry. These experiences have been invaluable in my current role at The Salil, where I strive to make the brand shine with a heartfelt and owner-minded approach.
Three Key Factors Contributing to Your Success
PK: Success, to me, comes from working with your head, heart, and hands. It's about getting involved at the ground level and showing your commitment to the team. I believe success is earned through hard work and perseverance.
Qualities You Look for in Team Members
PK: I seek individuals who are eager for the job and willing to learn. They should be career-focused and have a positive mindset, believing in their ability to overcome challenges.
The Salil's Success Factors
PK: Within our first year, The Salil secured six prestigious awards, a remarkable feat amidst global competition. This recognition is a testament to our commitment to providing an unparalleled guest experience.
What sets us apart in the hotel industry, especially from other hotels in our category, is our innovative approach to understanding and fulfilling customer needs. We've crafted a unique concept that resonates with our customers, distinguishing our brand in a competitive market while staying current with trends. Our partnership with diverse F&B establishments enhances our lifestyle appeal. We focus on smart growth, balancing business development with a strategy that prioritizes low risk. This approach ensures we not only meet but exceed our customers' expectations, underlining our commitment to excellence in hospitality.
Future Plans and Business Goals for The Salil
PK: Our vision is to create diverse and engaging F&B experiences, offering guests a sense of being on a luxurious cruise in the heart of Bangkok. We aim to provide an exceptional lifestyle experience that feels like a resort but with the unique aspect of boat travel in an urban setting.
The Salil aims to create an experience akin to being on a cruise ship in the heart of Bangkok, with an emphasis on boat travel for a unique urban resort feel. If you are looking for an experience unlike any other in Bangkok urban resort, here it is for you. And don’t forget to stop by and say hello to our Piangduan Kloyarun, Vice President of The Salil Hotel Riverside – Bangkok.