Entrepreneurship

Phuket expat re-invents the way sewing machines work

Phuket expat re-invents the way sewing machines work

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When you list the worlds top inventions the sewing machine is rarely included, it’s lucky if it makes it into the top 50! But there are very few moments in our daily life when we are not close to something that’s been produced using a sewing machine. Now a recent […]

IHG acquires Six Senses in US$300mn cash buyout

IHG acquires Six Senses in US$300mn cash buyout

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PHUKET: InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) has announced the acquisition of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, one of the world’s leading operators of luxury hotels, resorts and spas. The US$300 million (B9.04 billion) cash acquisition from Pegasus Capital Advisors includes all of Six Senses’ brands and operating companies and does not […]

Express Carpets bring Bangkok fashion, expertise to Phuket

Express Carpets bring Bangkok fashion, expertise to Phuket

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A new word is circling among homeowners on Phuket’s northwest coast, spoken so quietly it is barely a whisper: “carpet”. Well, rugs too, if we want to be specific. The silent arrival of Express Carpet & Decor in Cherng Talay in October has not gone unnoticed. The doors opened and […]

Thailand’s Central Group planning to invest $200 million in Grab

Thailand’s Central Group planning to invest $200 million in Grab

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Central Group, Thailand’s biggest shopping Centre and department store operator, is planning to invest US$200 million (6.3 billion Thai baht) in ride-hailing giant ‘Grab’, according to sources ‘familiar with the matter’ today. The deal seals a strategic partnership where the Thai retail giant will help Grab expand its business in […]

Twinpalms Hotels & Resorts appoint new director of sales & revenue

Twinpalms Hotels & Resorts appoint new director of sales & revenue

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Mrs Paritchawan Kraiponrak (Jom) is warmly welcomed back into the Twinpalms group to take the position of Director of Sales & Revenue for the Phuket-grown hospitality brand. With well over two decades of solid work experience within Phuket’s hospitality industry and a master’s degree in ‘Hospitality & Tourism Management’, Jom […]

Thailand’s marine industry unites around single yacht show

Thailand’s marine industry unites around single yacht show

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The fourth Thailand Yacht Show & RendezVous has now wrapped up with many of the exhibitors praising the new format and noting the sales and contacts made during the four day marine exhibition. The exhibit was held between January 10-13 at the Royal Phuket Marina. Leading international yacht dealers, brokerage […]

Easy Living Phuket: ‘Top 10 Real Estate Agency in South East Asia’

Easy Living Phuket: ‘Top 10 Real Estate Agency in South East Asia’

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At only 31 years old Asa Marsh has built Easy Living Phuket from the ground up and on the 7th of Dec achieved the title of ‘Top 10 Real Estate Agency in South East Asia’ This massive success has been attributed to understanding the needs of property buyers in Phuket. […]

Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket appoints new general manager

Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket appoints new general manager

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PHUKET: Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket has announced the appointment of Benjamin Perera as General Manager, effective as of December 2018. The Malaysian-born professional graduated with a NTC-2 Certificate in Food and Beverage in Singapore. Prior to joining the Dusit family, Mr Perera gained experience while working for the Hyatt International […]

Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort and Laguna Phuket win at 2018 Asia Sports Industry Awards

Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort and Laguna Phuket win at 2018 Asia Sports Industry Awards

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Sports industry professionals from around the world walked the 2018 SPIA Asia – Asia’s Sports Industry Awards & Conference red carpet yesterday (November 20) and at a lavish Awards Gala attended by more than 400 VIPs, federations, rights holders, agencies and brands, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in 20 award categories were […]

Custom superyacht builder Oceanco joins Phuket’s KRSR

Custom superyacht builder Oceanco joins Phuket’s KRSR

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PHUKET: Privately owned custom superyacht builder Oceanco has joined the Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous (KRSR ). Ocenco builds full displacement yachts in 80metres long, or longer. Since its inception in 1987, Oceanco has built 29 custom superyachts up to 110m in length. Several 100m-plus yachts are currently under construction. “The […]