Surapan Somthai appointed GM of Eastin Hotel Makkasan Bangkok

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The Eastin Hotel Makkasan in Bangkok, Thailand, has appointed Surapan Somthai as its new General Manager.

With over 25 years of experience in hospitality industry, Mr. Surapan, began his career at Hilton International Hotel at Nai Lert Park, Bangkok as a supervisor of Ma Maison restaurant. He then joined Royal Garden Village, Hua Hin as food & beverage manager in 1988, before taking a position at Le Meridien President Hotel Bangkok (now InterContinental Hotel Bangkok) as Maitred hotel Fire Place Grill.

In 1991 he joined Asia Hotel Bangkok as director of food and beverage, heading the operation and administration team of 350 staff, managing eight restaurants and banqueting for up to 1,000 people as well as providing food & beverage consultancy in Bruneis Palaces between hotel and AC DSH BHD. In 1997 He became executive assistant manager at Amari Watergate Hotel Bangkok before took up a new position as the general manager at The Wangtara Hotel & Resort in Chacheng-sao, followed by The Golden City Hotel in Rayong and Empress Hotels Group with the same position respectively. In 2002, he was general manager of the Siam Bayview Hotel in Pattaya. Prior to joining Eastin Hotel Makkasan Bangkok, Mr Surapan was the general manager of U Chiang Mai.

The newly renovated 280 room Eastin Hotel Makkasan, Bangkok is located on Makkasan road with easy access to New Petchburi Road or Rachprarob and close to many well known shopping centers such as Platinum Mall, Central World and Siam Paragon.

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