The CEO of Absolute Hotel Services (AHS), Mr. Jonathan Wigley, is delighted to announce the introduction of the new roles within its Technical Service Team.
Absolute Hotel Services, one of the fastest growing hotel management companies in Asia, will be introducing new roles within its Technical Service Team which has oversight of the development and design of all portfolio properties prior to their opening. The team will be responsible for developmental consulting during the design and build stages of projects, operating equipment lists, master planning guidance on fire prevention and safety as well as recommendations on all necessary IT and operating equipment to ensure and maximize operational performance in alignment with company standards, and initiate service processes and procedures which will exceed customer satisfaction expectations in all aspects.
To further enhance the team, Chakrit Saengkong has been promoted to Deputy Vice President - Technical Services. This promotion has deservedly come about after many years of working with the AHS Group in his capacity of Director of Technical Services, in which time he has demonstrated his professionalism through leadership and team consultancy coupled with outstanding creativity.
Chakrit first joined AHS in May 2013 focusing on properties in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and India. Offering consultation on preliminary design concepts as well as development designs and supported renovation programs, rebranding projects and constructions through the openings of Eastin Grand Hotels, Eastin Hotels & Residences, U Hotels & Resorts, Vienna House Asia and Travelodge. Prior to joining AHS, Chakrit was Division Manager at Magnolia Quality Development Co.,Ltd. (MQDC) and was Project Manager at TCC Capital Land Ltd. Chakrit graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from Chulalongkorn University and also holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from NIDA. Along with Chakrit's promotion, Ms. Benchaphorn Sommai (Aom) was promoted as Senior Director of Technical Services. Benchaphorn is an Absolute Hotel Services veteran with a strong background in interior design and design management. Prior to joining AHS, she was a Design & Technical Service Executive at GOCO Hospitality where she was responsible for space planning and coordinating, and reviewed interior and technical drawings for luxury wellness hotels and spa projects in Indonesia, China, UAE and Thailand.Aom first joined AHS in September 2015 as the Technical Service & Pre-Opening Manager. In 2019 she was promoted to Assistant Director of Technical Services & Pre-Opening due to her dedication and proficiency shown in her previous role. Aom said, "Someone said great companies don't hire skilled people and motivate them, they hire already motivated people and inspire them. That's what AHS does. AHS not only motivates but inspires us all to grow, and to be better, and we translate the attitudes to our products, our services, and everything we do. That's what will make us grow stronger and better than ever."
"Our services portfolio has been expanded to cover hotels, resorts, serviced residences, senior living, golf, leisure, interior design and consulting. I trust my team will make hotels and resorts brands out standing with design and quality to exceed expectation levels. Although the company's expansion has been incredibly fast, I would expect to double our rooms portfolio in the next 5 years through all brands to approximately 55,000 rooms in our portfolio. However, the customer's satisfaction is always key to the business," stated Jonathan.
About Absolute Hotel Services (AHS) www.absolutehotelservices.comAHS is the fastest growing hospitality management/branding company in Asia and Europe with an ever-expanding geographic portfolio of hotels, resorts and serviced residences.
Headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand with regional offices in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Hong Kong, India, Russia and Europe with more expansions planned, AHS and its brands have resonated with investors and consumers contributing value to all stakeholders.
Covering the luxury to economy segments through its brands U Hotels & Resorts, Eastin Grand Hotels & Resorts, Eastin Hotels, Resorts & Residences, Eastin Easy and Eastin Estates. AHS also has the right to manage hotels under the Travelodge brand under Travelodge Thailand and the Vienna House brand under Vienna House Asia.
AHS is an affiliate company of U City Public Company which is a Thailand public listed global capital allocator.
About U Hotels & Resorts Brandwww.uhotelsresorts.com
The brand was created with today's travellers in mind and their expectations from the fast moving pace of hospitality. Founded in 2008, U Hotels & Resorts is an uncomplicated bijoux deluxe hotel brand that is a stimulating blend of local heritage and design accents that pair with modern amenities, services and facilities to unobtrusively encourage sophisticated target customers eager to enjoy the local environment.
U Hotels & Resorts' unique concept of services include 24-Hour Use of Room, Breakfast Whenever Wherever, free Wi-Fi, U Choose Programme, and U Make a Difference Programme.
About Eastin Grand Hotels & Resorts | Eastin Hotels & Resorts | Eastin Residences | Eastin Estates | Eastin Easy Brands www.eastinhotelsresidences.com Eastin Grand Hotels & Resorts and Eastin Hotels, Resorts & Residences - a 4 and 5 star luxury brand created on relevance to market as well as the needs and desires of targeted customers. The brands provide value and consistency through flexible venues and services with added value to serve the desires of business and leisure travellers.
Eastin brand's target customers are value hunters looking for luxury, comfort and convenience at the right price with maximum flexibility to serve the purpose of their visit, whether for business or pleasure.
Unique services include free Wi-Fi, extended breakfast hours till 11:30 hrs., and Room Ready Guarantee.
Eastin Estates - a different kind of luxury lifestyle experience for today and tomorrow. Created to meet the growing needs of the active senior market. The brand provides a residential community experience to help you work, rest and play with like-minded residents. With our facilities and community crew, we ensure our residents are cared for like they are at home.
Eastin Easy - a 3-star hotel brand that provides comfortable accommodation with breakfast plus approachable services and simple facilities for business and leisure travellers. The brand offers 6/12/24 hour Easy rates.
About Travelodge Thailand www.travelodgehotels.asiaWith over 1000 properties operating in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand in the economy sector, Travelodge Thailand is developing and expanding the Travelodge brand in Thailand. The Travelodge brand in Asia is centred around the guest and providing the essentials for a home away from home. Being a limited service brand, Travelodge hotels in Asia focus on delivering the optimal stay experience through thoughtful design to maximize the space in the room and ensuring essential conveniences to the guest.
About Absolute Golf Services (AGS)www.absolutegolfservices.comA golf management and consultancy company headquartered in Thailand providing a full range of golf services, including but not limited to golf club design, development, renovations, management and consulting.
About Vienna House www.viennahouse.comVienna House is all about endless exploration, the European zeitgeist and modern hospitality. Vienna House is always bespoke; it is hospitality in its entirety. Always down-to-earth and on the pulse of the times. Austria's largest hotel group owns and manages hotels with a focus on business travel and city breaks in Europe. Resorts in South-East Asia will be added. The company encompasses Vienna House, Vienna House Easy, Vienna Townhouse and Vienna House R.evo. The individual city hotels of Vienna House are operated in the upscale segment and combine timeless design with class. The concept of Vienna House Easy stands for a smart and casual design with a cool, easy-going style. Vienna Townhouse is the boutique-style city residence. Bohemian chic B&B for individualists. Vienna House R.evo is the hotel revolution for the urban lifestyle, combining, for the first time ever, the lifestyle of a hotel, the flexibility of serviced apartments and the individuality of a home.
About Absolute Design Services www.absolutedesignservices.comA design and concept company for the hospitality sector lead by those in the hospitality sector. Offering full services of interior design, space planning and concept creation & design. Willing and able to create creative solutions.
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