Up Close and Personal
In-depth profiles of hoteliers and hospitality stars. 24 posts
Up Close and Personal: Chanin Vanijwongse
Up Close and Personal
From IT professional to real estate developer, the journey of Habitat Group CEO Chanin Vanijwongse started out with the purchase of a condominium on upper Sukhumvit which he originally intended to use as
Up Close and Personal: Suppachai Rattanaopath
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Suppachai Rattanopath is a young hotelier who has two missions in mind – not just to run his hotels but to change the way destinations are perceived. With a master’s degree in hospitality
Up Close & Personal : Gavin Vongkusolkit
Up Close and Personal
People remember you by how you make them feel, and that’s definitely the case for me.  Gavin Vongkusolkit according to Forbes, is a ‘new tycoon’. According to me, he’s one of
Up Close & Personal: Sarinya Mahadumrongkul
Up Close and Personal
Some years ago, I was at an event hosted by Starwood & Marriott. I was struggling with a drink in one hand and a phone in the other, trying to take a selfie.
Up Close & Personal: Panida Tosnaitada
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Precious few hotels are also a museum, but as I crossed the six-lane road to Bangkok Publishing Residence, a building that doesn’t look anything like a hotel, I was about to enter
Up Close and Personal: Thommy Backner - Sälen, Sweden
Up Close and Personal
Thommy Backner is an iconic Swedish hotelier and hotel owner whose experience in hospitality goes back over 45 years. Prior to his full time career as a hotelier, Thommy balanced his professional skiing
Up Close and Personal: Lily Udomkunnatum
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Lily Udomkunnatum is the Managing Director of Burasari Hotel & Resorts, which she founded 16 years ago on her return to Thailand from the United Sates, where she had already embarked upon a
Up Close & Personal : Luzi A. Matzig
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Pilot, hotelier, and tour operator, Luzi Matzig began his journey began with a degree in transportation in his native Switzerland, which was followed by positions with Swissair in London, Bern, and Zurich. Before
Up Close and Personal : Aaron Le Boutillier
Up Close and Personal
Aaron Le Boutillier is not a hotelier by trade but rather a security professional, traveling regionally delivering training for some of the world’s largest multi nationals. When he isn’t on the
Up Close & Personal : M.L. Laksasubha Kridakon
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Having been born into a diplomatic family, M.L. Laksasubha Kridakon spent her early years traveling the world as a result of her father’s foreign postings. Despite spending time in cities like
Up Close & Personal: Suksit Suvunditkul Building a Strong Glocal Brand
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Deevana Hotels and Resorts has a long history. It first appeared as Bayshore Resort in 1999, and then through rebranding it’s become what we know today as ‘Deevana Hotels and Resorts’. Now,
Up Close and Personal: Naphaporn Bodiratnangkura, Nai Lert Group, is Here to Complement Not to Compete
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The family business history of Naphaporn Bodiratnangkura, Managing Director of Nai Lert Group, dates back over 140 years, with multiple companies from various interests, later invested in Nai Lert Park property, which was
Up Close and Personal : Marisa Sukosol Nunbhakdi
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Marisa Sukosol Nunbhakdi is an executive vice president of the Sukosol Hotel Group. A graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University in New York City, Marisa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art
Up Close and Personal:  Pongphan Sampawakoop, CEO of Apex Development
Up Close and Personal
Sponsored by Hotelogix Experts in any field are instantly recognizable by the knack of making their chosen profession appear deceptively simple, and so it is with Pongphan Sampawakoop, CEO of Apex Development. “We