Getting To Know : STAY IN STYLE AT The SIS Kata Phuket
With vast experience in hospitality, three Phuket sisters, Kanokkorn (Som), Anchisa (Fon) and Phanwara (Zea) Phatharaworanee decided to make their dream hospitality project come true.
Under the AKSARA Collection banner, the Phatharaworanee family owns Patra Mansion, Kata Sea Breeze and their newest project, THE SIS Kata, a chic boutique hotel that was born based on the ideas of the three siblings.
Tell us about yourselves
Kanokkorn: I’m the big sister. I graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Assumption University, and a postgrad in Hotel Management from SHMS (Swiss Hotel Management School, before coming back to Patra Mansion and Kata Sea Breeze, which counted 60 rooms back then compared to 330 today.
Anchisa: I graduated from Dusit Thani College in Hotel & Resort Management as I already knew we all would come back to the family business. I am a Group Puschasing Manager of AKSARA Collection ( Kata Sea Breeze Resort , The SIS Kata and Patra Mansion )
Phanwara: I’m the youngest sister and graduated with a Bachelor in Tourism from Walailak University and continued my Masters in Human Resource at Queensland University of Technology. I came back to Kata Sea Breeze as Assistant Deputy Managing Director focusing on Marketing and Public Relations.
The Beginning of THE SIS
About 10 years ago we got this beautiful land plot but were focusing on expanding Kata Sea Breeze. We started plan-ning this project about four years ago, it was the right time. We really wanted to create something unique for our guests, both in design and services.
We made several market studies which helped us in designing the rooms, facilities, atmosphere and service. There are seven room types; SIS on the Hill, SIS Over the Pool, SIS Over the Garden, SIS Jacuzzi Pool, SIS Over the Sea, SIS Studio and The SIS Suite.
What are the selling points and advantages compared to other beach resorts?
We used the five senses concept (sight, taste, smell, hearing and touch) as our main strategy to design the venue. From impressive décor to tastefully crafted Phuketian cuisine, we really wanted to offer this wow factor you look for in your holidays.
Dawn Till Dusk, the all-day dining restaurant serves delicious food, and there’s a selection of refreshing drinks available from Zea Bar Plus. There’s a great sense of smell at Moment our coffee and tea room located by the Lobby, as well as at the spa which uses aromatic signature products.
Touch is present in all rooms thanks to the carefully selected beddings materials and comfortable 7ft mattress. All phones come with a dedicated SIS Care button that will assist your any request within 15 minutes or less.
As AKSARA Collection is a family affair, what are the advantages and disadvantages?
Not only are we from the same family, we consider each team member as family too. The atmosphere is much more relaxed as everyone knows each other. Not being part of a big chain allows us for more flexibility, a real asset in to-day’s world. We also spend more time and energy on CSR projects, such as mangrove plantations, beach cleaning and donations.
The SIS Kata, Phuket
255 Koktanon Roaad, Tambon Karon Amphur Muang Phuket 83100
Tel. 076 609 555