Meliá Koh Samui has named Phatsalawadee Pimpila as its director of sales and marketing. The Thai hotelier joined the new 159-room and 41-suite resort from Kanda Residences, another five-star hotel situated on Samui island where she was director of sales.
Pimpila also previously worked as the managing and sales director for O-Pa Television, that she co-founded, to focus on travel and leisure television production. She also undertook senior sales management roles for hotel Unico Sandara Cha-Am in Hua Hin.
“Pimpila has an excellent track record in establishing strong business relationships with a host of clients and stakeholders,” said Meliá Koh Samui’s general manager Ernesto Osuna. “Her rich experience, highly motivated personality and strong work ethic will underpin our efforts to establish our property as one of Thailand’s top hotels.”
Situated on the edge of Choeng Mon Beach, Meliá Koh Samui opened on 10 January just two weeks before the Covid-19 virus closed down travel from China. The property is now preparing for a relaunch.