Rising star of Thai hospitality industry to lead rebranded beachfront retreat into an exciting new era, as it prepares to welcome guests to Phuket’s northwest coast in September 2023.
PHUKET, THAILAND – Le Méridien Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort has announced the appointment of Ms. Jirarat Ninpadub as General Manager. This chic new seafront retreat is set to open its doors in September 2023, nestled directly on Phuket’s sunset coast.
A highly accomplished hospitality professional with 15 years of experience, Ms. Jirarat has a strong track record that has included hotel renovations, rebrandings and pre-openings. As GM of the previous Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach, she is the perfect person to guide this reimagined resort into an exciting new era.
One of the rising stars of the Thai hospitality scene, Ms. Jirarat achieved a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Hospitality at Les Roches, the prestigious Swiss hotel management school, before embarking on a successful career that has encompassed some of the world’s most sought-after destinations, such as Shanghai, Dubai, Bangkok, Koh Samui and Phuket, and leading brands such as InterContinental, Ritz-Carlton, Westin, Anantara and Swissôtel. Now, she is leading the transformation of the new Le Méridien Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort, which is set to immerse guests in a world of natural and cultural wonders.
The resort’s connection to nature and local culture is of the utmost importance to Ms. Jirarat, who commented: “Le Méridien Phuket Mai Khao Beach immerses guests into a world where the spectacle of nature and the richness of local culture beautifully intertwine. It is such a unique and special place — we want to celebrate it with guests and do all we can to preserve it for future generations.”
Ms. Jirarat has made it her mission to incorporate eco-friendly solutions into every aspect of the hotel’s operations, from green energy supplied by rooftop solar panels to waste reduction measures. She also aims to highlight local craftsmanship through the resort’s design philosophy and showcase local traditions and heritage through a collection of curated guest experiences.
“I am delighted to have been entrusted with the management of Le Méridien Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort. We look forward to welcoming guests to an experience that marries the breathtaking beauty of Phuket’s unique environment with an unparalleled level of service. We pride ourselves on delivering extraordinary experiences to our guests and are always eager to turn a great stay into an unforgettable one,” Ms. Jirarat added.
Owned by Narai Hospitality, Le Méridien Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort is nestled directly on Phuket’s Mai Khao Beach, overlooking the Andaman Sea and surrounded by Sirinat National Park. Upon opening, it will feature 244 rooms and suites, including new pool access rooms, private cabana rooms, and private pool suites, plus a lagoon pool, a children’s fun pool, a kids’ club and plenty of activities, including beachfront yoga, daytime games and water sports. Dining options include The Nook, a casual café, and Ocean Kitchen, the signature Mediterranean restaurant.
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