Entrepreneurship

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 […]

Technicalbiomed helping to turn Thailand into beauty hub

Technicalbiomed helping to turn Thailand into beauty hub

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“Technicalbiomed” plans to expand its market share in cosmetic surgery as well as in obstetrics and gynaecology segments by turning Thailand into an Asian hub for aesthetics and beauty. Warut Suttinan, managing director of Technicalbiomed, an importer and distributor of aesthetic medical devices in Thailand, said: “Thailand is now recognised […]

Yacht show forces combine for Phuket’s ‘only boat show’

Yacht show forces combine for Phuket’s ‘only boat show’

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PHUKET: In a joint statement issued today (Oct 8), Gulu Lalvani, Chairman of Royal Phuket Marina, by Andy Treadwell, CEO of Verventia Pte Ltd, owners of the Thailand Yacht Show (TYS), and Gael and Olivier Burlot, owners of Asia RendezVous, announced that the three parties have agreed to collaborate in […]

Angsana held high for HR

Angsana held high for HR

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PHUKET: The Angsana Laguna Phuket in Cherng Talay, on Phuket’s west coast, has been recognised with a national award commending the resort for its excellence in human resources practices. The resort was bestowed the ‘Thailand Labour Management Excellence Award 2018’ by the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare at an […]

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach appoints Harold Rainfroy as GM

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach appoints Harold Rainfroy as GM

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Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket has announced the appointment of Harold Rainfroy as General Manager who starts in his new role on September 14.  Harold, previously the General Manager of Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island, Cebu in the Philippines, brings with him more than 30 years of experience in […]

Hyatt Regency Phuket appoints new General Manager

Hyatt Regency Phuket appoints new General Manager

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PHUKET: Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort has announced the appointment of Samit Ganguly as General Manager, overseeing all aspects of day-to-day operations at the resort of 201 rooms and suites located along Phuket’s prestigious west-coast at Kamala Cove. With over 18-years’ hospitality experience and a comprehensive background in sales and marketing, […]

Tourism stakeholders commit to plastic-free future at PHIST

Tourism stakeholders commit to plastic-free future at PHIST

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Leading hotels and tourism groups have signed the “Phuket Pledge” at Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism Forum 2018 (PHIST) establishing a model for the future development of islands throughout Asia that embraces sustainability as a core and sets urgent goals for long-term change. The Phuket Pledge is a commitment […]

Hilton Phuket Arcadia announces new Commercial Director

Hilton Phuket Arcadia announces new Commercial Director

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Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa today announced the appointment of Ranjeet Viswanathan as Commercial Director. Ranjeet most recently served as Director of Sales and Marketing at the Anantara Mai Khao, Phuket.  Commenting on his appointment, Ranjeet said, “I am excited to be joining the Hilton family once again and […]

A Mandarin for Phuket

A Mandarin for Phuket

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One of Asia, and the globes, leading luxury hotel brands, Mandarin Oriental has inked a deal for a Phuket property. Mandarin Oriental, Phuket will be located on one of the undeveloped beachfront sites still to be found on ‘Millionaire’s Mile’ on the west coast of Phuket island. It will occupy 9.5 […]

Mandarin Oriental to open new resort in Phuket

Mandarin Oriental to open new resort in Phuket

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PHUKET: The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a new luxury resort on Phuket that is scheduled to open in 2022. The Mandarin Oriental, Phuket will be located on an undeveloped beachfront site on ‘Millionaire’s Mile’ on the west coast. It will occupy a 59-rai of […]