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
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
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
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