Khao Lak, Thailand, December 21, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / 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.
About Le Méridien Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort
Nestled directly on the soft sands of Phuket’s Mai Khao Beach, overlooking the Andaman Sea and surrounded by Sirinat National Park, Le Méridien Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort is a haven of tranquility. The resort features 244 rooms & suites, including pool access rooms, private cabana rooms, and private pool suites. Ideal for couples and families alike, the resort’s facilities include a lagoon pool, children’s pool, kids’ club and plenty of activities, such as yoga, water sports, cooking classes and local area excursions. Dining options include The Nook, a casual café, and Ocean Kitchen, the signature Mediterranean restaurant. Phuket International Airport is just 15 minutes’ drive away.
About Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts
Born in 1960s Paris during an era of glamorous travel, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts continues to celebrate cultures around the world through the distinctly European spirit of savouring the good life. With over 115 hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries and territories, spanning from Maldives to Monaco and from Santa Monica to Sichuan, Le Méridien’s engaging mid-century designed spaces coupled with chic signature programmes put a playful twist on art, coffee, sparkling cocktails, summer, family, and inspire creative-minded travellers to explore the world in style. For more information, please visit www.lemeridien.com, and stay connected on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Le Méridien is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.
About Narai Hospitality Group
With over 50 years of expertise in the hospitality industry, Narai Hospitality Group has established itself as a leading developer and operator of outstanding properties. The group’s portfolio includes the renowned ‘Narai Hotel,’ a longstanding establishment, as well as the trendy ‘Lub d’ brand with properties across Thailand and Southeast Asia. Additionally, Narai Hospitality Group has introduced the new casual-luxury brand Marasca. The group also boasts hotel investments in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, along with management platforms in Europe. Notably, the iconic Narai Hotel is currently undergoing a major renovation, set to transform it into an exciting landmark situated in the heart of Bangkok’s Silom Road.