Wimintra J. Raj
Wimintra is the founder and Editor in Chief of Hotelintel.co - A Political Science graduate, who fell in love with hotels. When she isn't writing, she is speaking at industry events.
The Athenee Hotel Remains Open for Guests
Features
During this difficult time where many visitors to Thailand are stranded with no flights to return home, this luxury hotel in the heart of Bangkok remains open as the place to accommodate those
TripAdvisor to Support Partners as CEO Forgoes Salary
News
TripAdvisor CEO Steve Kaufer sent a message to the tourism community to express his desire to support the industry through the crisis. Steve Kaufer, CEO and co-founder of TripAdvisor, said in his video
Authentic Chinese Food - Is There Real Chinese Food Outside of China
Food and Beverage
My first attempt at becoming an F&B expert was by trying to make Chocolate Martinis 'Great Again' - it got shot down very quickly by a real F&B expert
Prepare for the Recovery Stage
Hotel Operations
Cabin crew, prepare for landing! No matter where we land, we must be ready for an impact. And this is yet another article about Covid-19 for when it’s over. I have asked
Hotelier of the Month: Mark O’Sullivan
Hotelier of the Month
Irish-born Mark O’Sullivan has been at the helm of Avani+ Riverside and Anantara Riverside in Bangkok since 2018. Having graduated from Shannon College of Hotel Management, Mark began his career in Europe,
Anantara Hotels & Resorts Continues the Effort to Help Elephants
Features
March in Bangkok used to be known for the ‘Elephant Polo’, an annual gathering of those who enjoy the sport and love animals mix with the fashionistas and socialites of Bangkok to help
Chef of the Month: Martin Becquart
Chef of the Month
Born in Laos, Martin Becquart grew up in the north of France, and has spent 25 years in the industry crafting cuisine that is heavily influenced by his passion for travel. The last
Bill Bensley: Design, Environment, and Hotels He Won't Touch
Features
Bill Bensley has been creating amazing sustainable designs in the hospitality industry for more than thirty years, making his mark through remarkable projects in more than 40 different countries. California born and Harvard
Up Close & Personal: Nehme Darwiche, A New Generation of Heirloom in Europe
Nehme Darwiche and I share a lot of things in common. We both are entrepreneurs, wearing many hats. I’m an editor in chief of my own magazine among the other businesses I
Five Ways to Create Exceptional Service for Your Guests
Features
Without a doubt, hotels aim to impress their guests whichever way they can, from personalized embroidered pillowcases to Hermès toiletries. However, it takes a lot more than mere material gimmicks to make a
Hotelier of the Month: Sanya Saengboon
Hotelier of the Month
With more than 40 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Sanya Saengboon started working in this field at the age of just 17. Educated and trained at the Bristol Kempinski, Berlin, he has
Chef of the Month : Laurent Ganguillet
Chef of the Month
When Chef Laurent Ganguillet was handed a box of pastries at the age of eight, he decided that he would be a pastry chef. Graduated as a patissier - confiseur - glacier ( at
Up Close and Personal : Tari Savitri, Hotelier in a Diver's Paradise
Up Close and Personal
If you're a diver, chances are that that Raja Ampat or 'The Four Kings' is on your dive bucket-list. Raja Ampat is an archipelago of about 1500 islands in Indonesia's West Papua province.
Marriott International Expects 515,000 New Keys
Features
Marriott International has had a bumper year when it came to signing new rooms in 2019, with 515,000 now in the pipeline to be opened. The company signed 815 new agreements, representing