Chiva-Som welcomes Mr. Vaipanya Kongkwanyuen as the new General Manager. Mr. Vaipanya is returning home to Chiva-Som, having been the Director of Food & Beverage for the resort in 1994 in the early stages of our journey, during the pre-opening phase.
He was recently based China (Beijing, Lijiang and Hangzhou) where was a General Manager for luxury destinations since 2012. He has extensive experience and a career background in food & beverage in Thailand and overseas from the beginning of his career in 1984. Regarding his pre-opening management skills, he was heavily involved in the pre-opening team while in both Lijiang and Beijing, as well as in Thailand. Apart from operations, he was previously responsible for sales and marketing strategic planning.
Mr. Vaipanya is the first Thai General Manager at Chiva-Som, and with his experience and capability of a 30-year career in 5 star hospitality, he brings his experience to execute further development and significant service to Chiva-Som.
The Chiva-Som Management welcome his expertise in terms of operations, overall guest experience and management skills and are looking forward to him joining the team.