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Discover Thainess at the Vince Hotel Bangkok Pratunam - Interview with GM, Khun Fah

When you attend a travel trade show in the city of Phnom Penh, speaking to a hotel that is located in Bangkok is certainly not a priority, at least for me, as I am far more interested in talking to companies that are based in Cambodia.

However, if I had not sat down with Mr. Pitayakom (Fah) Yangsuksathaporn, General Manager of the Vince Hotel Bangkok Pratunam whilst I was at the Cambodia Travel Mart last month, I would not have learned how creative the hotel is, nor hear about one of the cleverest marketing ideas I have ever come across from a hotel, that up to that point, I didn't even know existed.

Pitayakom (Fah) Yangsuksathaporn. Click to enlarge.

Not only does the Vince Hotel Bangkok Pratunam have a complimentary popcorn machine in the lobby that every guest can help themselves to 24/7, the hotel will also let you choose from a variety of traditional Thai costumes, dress you up, put a little make up on you, do your hair, take your picture in a dedicated studio, and then give you all the pictures, for free!

It is such a brilliant marketing idea, that I have no doubt that other hotels will pick up and adapt - even if they aren't in Thailand. Not only does it give guests a souvenir that they will cherish and share with everyone, it makes them want to return, time and time again to try new outfits and styles.

And frankly, any hotel that has a GM and team creative enough to come up with such an idea and implement it well, probably has plenty of other great selling points too.

That's why, after I returned to Bangkok from Cambodia, I sat down with Khun Fah to learn more about the property.

In this interview, filmed in the rooftop bar of the hotel on 1 November 2019, Khun Fah tells us why the Vince Hotel Bangkok Pratunam was at the Cambodia Travel Mart, whether it was worthwhile, what results he has seen since coming back to Thailand, and whether he will attend the Cambodia Travel Mart in 2020.

We discuss the location of the Vince Hotel Bangkok Pratunam, where the hotel's guests are coming from, how 2019 compares to 2018, what its USPs are, where all the creative ideas come from, why there is so much delicious Thai food on the breakfast buffet when many Thai hotels offer very little, which other events the hotel will attend this year, what guests can expect from the property, what plans they have for 2020 and whether there are plans for any more Vince hotels. All that and much, much more in the FHD video and podcast below.

Discover Thainess at the Vince Hotel Bangkok Pratunam - Interview with GM, Khun Fah

PODCAST

HD Videos and Podcasts from Cambodia Travel Mart 2019: Discover Thainess at the Vince Hotel Bangkok Pratunam - Interview with GM, Khun Fah, Cambodia Airways - Exclusive Interview with Lucian Hsing, Commercial Director, How's Business in Cambodia? Exclusive Interview with MD of Dara Hotels, Cambodia Travel Mart 2019 - Interview with Hosted Buyer, May Yap, Phnom Penh Tourism - Interview with Tour Guide, Rorn Saroun, Urban Tales Phnom Penh Interactive Tours - Interview with Mey Leang Samir, Cambodia Airports - Exclusive Interview with David Thompson, CCO, Palace Gate Hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Interview with GM, Thy Sothea, Vince Hotel Bangkok Pratunam - Interview with GM, Pitayakom (Fah) Yangsuksathaporn and Lynnaya Urban River Resort in Siem Reap - Interview with Kan Chansathya, GM.

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