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Cape & Kantary Hotels appoint Mr.Voytek Klasicki as General Manager of Cape Panwa Hotel, Phuket

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Thu, 09/08/2022 - 09:03
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Mr.Voytek is no stranger to Phuket nor to Cape Panwa Hotel since he was General Manager here 24 years ago.

Poomiphat Navanukroh, Cape & Kantary Hotels Group Director, Travel Industry, has announced the appointment of Voytek Klasicki as General Manager of Cape Panwa Hotel, Phuket.

Mr.Voytek is no stranger to Phuket nor to Cape Panwa Hotel since he was General Manager here 24 years ago.  A seasoned hotelier who considers himself a ‘Hotelier Without Borders’ he has more than 40 years’ experience overall.  He had spent years travelling and working in countries such as the UK, Australia, New Zealand, India, The Maldives and Thailand.  Most recently he had spent 15 years working for Centara Hotels and Resorts.  His return to Cape Panwa Hotel was, however, a very moving experience for him. So much, he said, has changed with the Business Centre opening and many other updates to the property.  On the other hand, being back in Cape Panwa Hotel was “like finding once more a beloved vintage car that I didn’t realise how much I had missed.” 

He defines his leadership style as achieving results through team building and technical skills, staff support and training.  As he said, “I lead from the front, thinking outside the box.”  When asked what he thought were the good things about Cape Panwa Hotel he cited, first and foremost, the location.  There is only one other hotel on the island apart from Cape Panwa Hotel which still has palm trees on the beach.  The staff attitude, he said, was another positive aspect of the hotel and he was, in fact, delighted to find some members of staff still there with whom he had worked all those years ago.  Then there was the sentiment of the guests, a sense of personal belonging to the property and of being part of the community with the staff.  All in all, his return was very emotional as both his children had been educated in Phuket.  Cape and Kantary hotels say, “Welcome home, Khun Voytek!”

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