Chiva-Som International Health Resort Welcomes New General Manager, Vaipanya Kongkwanyuen

Thailand’s pioneering health and wellness resort, Chiva-Som welcomes Vaipanya Kongkwanyuen as new General Manager.

Mr Vaipanya is returning home to Chiva-Som, having been the Director of Food & Beverage for the resort in 1994 in the early stages of the journey, during the pre-opening phase.

He was recently based in China (Beijing, Lijiang and Hangzhou) with the Aman Group as General Manager from 2012.

Mr Vaipanya has extensive experience and a career background in food and beverage in Thailand and overseas which commenced in 1984.

He was heavily involved in the pre-opening team for the Aman Group in both Lijiang and Beijing, as well as with Four Seasons, Thailand. Apart from operations, he was previously responsible for sales and marketing strategic planning.

Mr Vaipanya is the first Thai General Manager at Chiva-Som and brings a wealth of experience from a 30-year career in 5-star hospitality to execute further development and significant service to Chiva-Som.

The Chiva-Som management welcomes this expertise in terms of operations, overall guest experience and management skills and is looking forward to Mr Vaipanya joining the team.

Chiva-Som is Asia’s first comprehensive wellness resort, providing proven transformations towards optimal wellness.  Nestled in seven acres of tranquil grounds, this beachfront resort is dedicated to revitalising the mind, body and spirit (represented by its tri-part logo).  Western practices and Eastern philosophies are brought together to provide services for guests to develop healthy habits and lifestyle transformation; it has been given recognition by readers and industry experts alike as one of the outstanding wellness resorts in the world for since its launch 23 years ago.

Chiva-Som is located in the town of Hua Hin, which lies 185 km south of the capital of Bangkok. It can be reached by car in under three hours, private plane in 25 minutes from Bangkok and chartered helicopter in 40 minutes from Bangkok.

For bookings contact a Chiva-Som Specialist on 1300 857 037.

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