The SIS Kata, Phuket celebrate 1st Birthday launches “Stay in Style” promotion and “Photo in Style” contest

PHUKET: The SIS Kata, Phuket celebrate its 1st anniversary with a special promotion “Stay in Style” and special activity “Photo in Style” contest to win 4 days 3 nights for 5 prizes.

Stay in Style Promotion, Stylish Room inclusive of Breakfast for 2 person.

  • 2,799 THB – SIS ON THE HILL
  • 4,399 THB – SIS OVER THE SEA
  • 6,399 THB – SIS STUDIO
  • 8,399 THB – “THE SIS” SUITE

Only booking direct through website and enter promo code “SIS1stBD” and Get 10% off when stay on June 2018.

  • Booking period: 17th May – 17th June 2018
  • Staying period: 17th May – 31st October 2018

Photo in Style Contest to win the prize 4 days 3 nights voucher at The SIS Kata, Phuket for total 5 prizes to stay at The SIS Suite / SIS over the Sea / SIS over the Garden /SIS over the pool / SIS on the hill.


1. Upload >> photo while staying at The SIS Kata, Phuket

2. Hashtag >> #SIS1stBD #TheSISKata in a post.
3. Check in >> The SIS Kata, Phuket and set privacy to public.
4. Capture >> the photo you post and comment in Photo in Style post (this post).

Contest period: 17 May – 30 June 2018
Winner announcement on Sunday 3 July 2018

ONYX Hospitality Group Appoints Gen McKenzie as Executive Vice President of Human Resources

Bangkok, Thailand – 15 May 2018. ONYX Hospitality Group has appointed Gen McKenzie as its new Executive Vice President of Human Resources. With over two decades of experience in HR strategy and talent management both in hospitality as well as marketing and advertising, Gen joins ONYX from integrated marketing and communications agency MullenLowe Group, where she led the global firm’s regional HR agenda as Regional Head of Talent Management, based in Singapore.

Starting her career in hospitality, Gen’s first role was at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, before being subsequently appointed to a cluster role as Director of Human Resources for Four Seasons Resorts in Bali. She was then appointed to the Four Seasons’ Southeast Asia regional office as Area Director of Human Resources and Training. Following 12 years with Four Seasons, Gen went on to serve in a variety of senior HR leadership roles at Mandara Spa, Alila Hotels & Resorts and SilverNeedle Hospitality Group.

Commenting on her new role, Gen said: “Hospitality is where my heart is and I’m excited to be returning to this dynamic industry at a time when ONYX Hospitality group is expanding rapidly into new markets and territories.

I look forward to being a part of the group’s growth and its renewed focus on company culture and employee engagement as we continue our journey of becoming the top medium-sized hospitality player in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Based in Bangkok, ONYX Hospitality Group has a growing regional portfolio of 47 operating properties across three core brands in eight countries. The Group has a robust development pipeline of close to 30 new properties in markets such as Vietnam, Malaysia and Australia, and has set a target of having 99 hotels by 2024 as part of its medium-term road map.

Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach Named “Thailand’s Best Resort” at Asia Pacific Property Awards 2018

Phuket, Thailand, 9 May 2018 – Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach is celebrating after it was named as the best “Resort Hotel for Thailand” at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2018.

(From Left to Right)
1. Stuart Shield, President and CEO of the International Property Awards
2. Variya Lulitanond, Cluster Director of MarCom & PR (Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa and Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach
3. Potjanee Darakamas, Assistant Vice President Asset Management, TCC Hotel Asset Management Company Limited
4. David Ippersiel, General Manager, Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach
5. Nishant Grover, Chief Operating Officer of Asset World Corporation
6. Giovanni Marzo, Salice, Associate sponsor of the International Property Awards 2018

Part of the International Property Awards, the Asia Pacific Property Awards celebrate the region’s leading hotels and residences. With Thailand being home to some of the Asia’s most spectacular and celebrated resort properties, this impressive award places Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach at the pinnacle of the hospitality industry.

The award was officially presented to Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach in a glittering ceremony and gala dinner held on Friday May 4th, 2018, at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park.

“We are delighted to have been named as the best Resort Hotel for Thailand in the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2018,” said David Ippersiel, General Manager of the Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach. “The standard of resorts in Thailand is extremely high, with many new world-class properties having entered the market in recent years.

“To have been selected as the kingdom’s best resort is extremely gratifying and humbling. I would like to thank the International Property Awards for this huge honor. We look forward to welcoming many new guests to our resort in future, as a result of this prestigious award,” he added.

Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach opened in 2016 following a complete renovation. Nestled on the sandy shores of Phuket’s northwest coast, overlooking the Andaman Sea, this elegant low-rise resort is easily accessible yet far enough from the main tourist areas to feel blissfully secluded.

It features a collection of contemporary rooms, suites and beachfront pool villas, plus a choice of restaurants, a sublime spa, fitness center, and an expansive outdoor area with tropical gardens and lagoon style pools that overlook the ocean. The resort is also one of Thailand’s top wedding destinations, with excellent facilities for all types of ceremony and celebration.

This marks the second consecutive year of success for Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach at the Asia Pacific Property Awards; last year, the resort was named as “Thailand’s Best Interior Design Hotel”, “Thailand’s Best Wedding Venue”, “Asia’s Best Wedding Venue” and “International’s Best Wedding Venue”.

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Kata Sea Breeze Resort has been awarded the Thailand MICE Venue Standard Award certification 2018

May 2018 – Bangkok, Thailand : Kata Sea Breeze Resort is now a certified Thailand MICE Venue as certified by Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) for its Sea Sky Conference Room having met the required standards. This opens up a new market for the resort now being able to be showcased worldwide as a 3 star + plus international MICE venue.

Kata Sea Breeze Resort represented by Ms.Rutchaneegorn Chalayondeja, Group Director of Business development of AKSARA Collection received the award from Mr.Weerasak Kowsurat The Minister of Tourism and Sport, during the award ceremony of Thailand MICE Venue Standard 2018 and MICE Standard Day 2018 held at BITEC Bangkok, Thailand.

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has developed a Thailand MICE Venue Standard (TMVS) to push forward development of the MICE industry with aim of creating continuity and sustainability.

Thailand MICE Venue Standard (TMVS) is categories into 3 groups: convention centers, hotels and resorts, and various organizations that have meeting rooms such as provincial halls, museums, associations and institutes.

In order to be compliant with international standards, the TCEB has applied venue standard criteria from many countries in creating an assessment manual for the TMVS. This will serve as a tool for entrepreneurs in the development, monitoring, consultancy and assessment of venue quality standards.

The Sea Sky Conference Room of Kata Sea Breeze Resort boasts 330 square meters of meeting space and is ideal for conferences and banquet functions. Located on the 5th floor, the Sea Sky Conference Room overlooks the resorts gardens and pools with both open air and air conditioned options.

Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival Attracted Ten Thousands and Raised Big Funds for Phuket Orphanages

Last weekend (27-29 April), Asia’s premier destination resort Laguna Phuket grandly held its 2nd annual Food & Music Festival (LPFMF), a 3-day East-Meets-West grub and groove extravaganza, at Laguna Grove, the resort’s outdoor event venue by the lagoon. Gate opened from 4pm until late. The entry is free for guests and visitors to enjoy a wide range of food booths selling tantalising international and Peranakan cuisine from top restaurants, tourism communities and local vendors.

The Festival’s opening ceremony took place on Friday 27 April on main stage with Phuket governor Mr. Norraphat Plodthong, Laguna Phuket’s managing director Mr. Ravi Chandran and SVP – property development Mr. Stuart Reading, as well as the two performing bands “Bodyslam” and “Sweet Mullet”, jointly officiated the occasion.

Featuring a themed charity concert each night, Friday 27 April also saw leading rock bands “Bodyslam” and “Sweet Mullet” wowing more than 5,000 concert goers in the Festival’s concert area. Continuing throughout the weekend, Saturday 28 April’s charity concert was a “Jazz Night” featuring Thailand’s leading artists and vocalists Koh Mr.Saxman and Pui Duangpon, Russian pianist and opera singer Ivan Sharapov and Phuket-based Black ‘n’ Blue band and Sunday 29 April, a pop night with leading duo Joe & Kong and Black ‘n’ Blue band closing the Festival.

The 3-day Festival generated approximated 10,000 participants and raised baht 527,066 for Children First Fund (CFF), established in 2017 in support of 7 orphanages in Phuket, housing more than 400 children. The Festival’s 3rd annual edition is scheduled to take place in March 2019.

For more information, visit or follow Facebook/LagunaPhuketResort.

Top chinese model Ji Lingchen visits Amari Phuket

Phuket, 30 April 2018 – Amari Phuket’s representative, Pierre-Andre Pelletier – Regional Vice-President, Operations – Southern Thailand, Vietnam and the Maldives (right) gave a warm welcome to a popular Chinese actor and model, Ji Lingchen (left), during his stay at Amari Phuket. Ji Lingchen is the celebrity actor and style-maven selected by high-end fashion brands to be their ambassador on international runways.

JW Marriott Phuket joins Marriott International’s Journey Week :: attract top talent

Phuket, Thailand – 26 April, 2018: JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, part of Marriott International, announced today it has participated in Journey Week from 26 April – 4 May. The initiative is taking place in all Marriott International properties across Asia Pacific to attract new talent while inspiring current associates to aim high. “Journey Week” encourages and inspires associates of the world’s largest hospitality group to create their own future and shape the company, and also show potential employees why Marriott International is an employer of choice.

Marriott International believes that a great career is a journey of self-discovery: people achieve personal fulfilment through new adventures. The company’s founders J. W. and Alice Marriott saw life as a journey – from the day they set out to Washington, D.C. to open their root-beer stand, they never stopped exploring and reaching for new opportunities. Marriott International is equally committed to each associate’s journey, enabling them to grow personally and professionally with careers that flourish.

“Journey Week is a platform that reinforces our company’s global employer brand ‘To The Journey’. The week-long series of events bring to life our value proposition: that Marriott International offers unmatched opportunities coupled with a culture that empowers associates to live their best lives,” said Regan Taikitsadaporn, Chief Human Resources Officer at Marriott International.

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa hosts numerous events for associates such as “To The Journey” day with Marriott International. Executive associate in senior leadership role, Matthias Y. Sutter, General Manager shares his own career journeys to inspire others to reach their own career destinations. The associates also had an opportunity to learn more about Marriott culture and history throughout the fun games and activities after the hotel tour.

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa has been taking an active role in working with universities to offer students to internships, voyage or direct placement opportunities and open up the chance to attract young talent and help them grow their hospitality careers. On May 4, the 7 representative culinary teams of young and talented chefs from JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa, Marriott Resort Phuket Merlin Beach, Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort, The Naka Island Resort & Spa Phuket, Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa and The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa Phuket will showcase their kitchen skill and creativity at the culinary challenge. Mr. Norraphat Plodthong, Phuket Governor and Miss Kanokkrittika Kritwutthikorn, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phuket Office will be the guests of honour and be part of the judge panel on that day.

Furthermore, The Marriott International Job Fair as part of Journey Week will take place during August, 10 am – 6 pm, more details of the event to be announced at the further stage. Interested candidates should bring along a copy of their resume. There will also be a focus on female leadership roles – the Female Leadership Event – where inspiring associates such as Khanisthanee Kanthanit, Director of Human Resources, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa will showcase and emphasize their progression and journey throughout each stage of their career.

With over 600 hotels in operation and a further 80 hotels slated to open in 2018, Marriott International in Asia Pacific presents a plethora of job opportunities as well as career growth prospects for our existing associates. Marriott is poised to add approximately 19,000 job positions across Asia Pacific by the end of 2018.

Matthias Y. Sutter (center) alongside with Khanisthanee Kanthanit (left from center), Director of Human Resources posed together with the 30 new associates at “To The Journey” event
Matthias Y. Sutter shared his own career journeys to inspire the 30 new associates
Hotel Tour led by Tachapon Takham (1st right), Assistant Training Manager, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
Associates enjoyed the fun-filled the activities and learned more about the Marriott International Culture
Associates enjoyed the fun-filled the activities and learned more about the Marriott International Culture
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