Getting to Know : Peerawut Kunchorn

Getting to Know Peerawut(Chris) Kunchorn Hotel Manager of The Vijitt Resort Phuket on Friendship Beach

Peerawut (Chris) Kunchorn is the charming Hotel Manager of the equally charming The Vijitt Resort Phuket overlooking the majestic sweep of Friendship Beach. We met him for coffee on a recent Saturday morning as the sun danced off the sea and fresh water pools that surrounded us on all sides

How did your hotel management career evolve?  
I enrolled in hospitality management training in Chon Buri in 1984 and have had over 30 years’ subsequent experience working in several iconic properties and with leading figures in the industry.I joined the Royal Cliff Beach Resort in Pattaya under Alois Fassbind, then moved to the Royal Phuket Yacht Club as part of the opening team in 1985 and stayed four years. Mom Tri’s Boathouse, Le Meridien, Katathani and Trisara followed, allowing me to gain experience in almost all aspects of the hotel business prior to joining The Vijitt as Hotel Manager over seven years ago.    
 
How is Vijitt Resort positioned in the marketplace?  
Our main target audience are couples and families who enjoy a quieter, greener escape at the southern end of Phuket overlooking the stunning islands and seascape of Friendship Beach.We offer 92 villas, some with their own pools and all with either sea or verdant garden vistas. We have a huge range of activities every day, both for adults and children.We also have a big wedding business, as couples can get married right by the beach overlooking our fabulous views.We are a local five-star hotel with reasonable pricing.

What is your management style?     
I believe totally in teamwork and am open minded to all ideas and ways to improve our service. I trust my team and always compliment good work and thus we have high staff retention and believe strongly in training and career development.

What future developments are you planning? 
We plan to develop more Meetings and Conference business and may construct a specific meetings center to accommodate this trend. We also plan to grow our Indian Weddings arrivals.

What other outstanding features does The Vijitt Resort Phuket offer?  
We have one of the most charming and picturesque Sunday brunches on the island with wonderful cuisine and lots of activities for children so that parents can relax. This is not only open to non-residents, but visitors can swim in our huge beach-side pool as well as enjoying the brunch. Please come and try it!

The Vijitt Resort Phuket  
16 Moo.2  Viset Road  rawai  Muang  Phuket  83130
Tel: 076 363 600
www.vijittresort.com

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