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Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Appoints Pichai Visutriratana
as the Director of Sales for Nai Lert Park Bangkok
SINGAPORE, 21 October 2003 Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Pichai Visutriratana as the Director of Sales for Nai Lert Park Bangkok. The hotel, which will be launched on 1st January 2004, is centrally located in the heart of Bangkok's diplomatic, business, and shopping areas. Set in the midst of a sprawling 8.5-acre garden estate, Nai Lert Park Bangkok offers services in the tradition of Swissôtel, a brand preferred by discerning travellers worldwide and managed by Raffles International Hotels & Resorts. 

Mr. Pichai has nine years of hotel sales and marketing experience, in Thailand and Vietnam. Prior to joining Nai Lert Park Bangkok, Mr. Pichai was with Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok as its Director of Sales after leading the sales teams of two hotels under the Melia group, namely Melia Hua Hin and Melia Hanoi. Prior to Melia, he was Assistant Director of Sales at the Peninsula Bangkok. Mr. Pichai graduated from the Assumption Business Administration College in Bangkok with a degree in Marketing.

Raffles International Limited signed the management contract to operate Nai Lert Park Bangkok in June 2003. With the addition of Nai Lert Park, Bangkok, the portfolio of Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts now expands to 26 hotels worldwide. Since April 2003, Raffles International has clinched four management contracts to operate Swissôtel Nankai Osaka in Japan, Nai Lert Park Bangkok and Raffles Resort Phuket in Thailand and Raffles Resort at Canouan Island, The Grenadines. 

Nai Lert Park, Bangkok, which will be launched on 1st January 2004, is centrally located in the heart of Bangkok's diplomatic, business, and shopping areas. Set in the midst of the 8.5-acre Nai Lert Park, which occupies more than half the property, this low-rise architectural retreat is accented by landscaped gardens, ponds, and a waterfall. All the 338 guest rooms have a private balcony overlooking either the lush gardens or the spectacular city skyline. t.

Raffles Holdings Limited is a hospitality company listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited. It is headquartered in Singapore and has an approximate 12,000-room portfolio comprising hotels and resorts in 33 destinations across Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. 

Raffles International Limited is the hotel management arm of Raffles Holdings Limited. Formed in 1989, Raffles International Limited is a name well respected in the industry for its standards of quality, award-winning concepts and innovative approach towards hotel management. Raffles International markets its hotels and resorts under two brands -- Raffles Hotels & Resorts and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts. The Company manages 38 hotels in 33 destinations worldwide. 


 
Contact:
Judith Tan
Director Media Relations & Communications   
Raffles International Ltd
Tel: (65) 6430 1366
Email: judith.tan@raffles.com
Also See: Owners of The Hilton International Bangkok Hilton Ending Hilton Management After 20 Years; Signs on Raffles / June 2003
Raffles International Hotels Appoints Francois Cnockaert and Blaise Montandon to General Manager Posts / Aug 2003


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