The general managers of some of the better hotel properties in Pattaya/Naklua met for a social networking evening at the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya last weekend.
The originator of the “GM Gang” Chatchawal Supachayanont, the GM of the Dusit Thani Pattaya, was welcomed by Jorge Smith, the ebullient GM of the Hard Rock, who ended up greeting 12 other GM’s for an animated dinner overlooking the free-form pool.
In an exclusive interview with Pattaya Mail TV, Chatchawal expressed the opinion that the function of the GM Gang was to elevate the standards of the hotel properties in Pattaya/Naklua. The different GM’s were able to compare their properties and they would help each other if required. This was particularly so for some of the newer GM’s when coming across some Thai cultural barriers.
Jorge entertains his guests at the pre-dinner cocktails.
Jorge Smith, a man with a multi-national background, agreed, but said with a smile that he personally had been working so long in Thailand, there was not much that he had not experienced before.
Jorge Carlos Smith, GM Hard Rock Hotel.
Chatchawal Supachayanont (right) the effervescent leader of the GM Gang greets his friends.
(l-r) Sompat Jantawan (GM of Tsix5 Hotel), Sittidej Rochanavibhata (GM Cape Dara Resort), Neoh Kean Boon (RM Dusit Thani Pattaya), Tomo Kuriyama (GM Sheraton Pattaya), Philippe Delaloye, Jitmanee Siravithayavanich (Way Hotel), Dr Iain Corness (Pattaya Mail), Jorge Carlos Smith (GM Hard Rock Hotel), Nopporn Kanchanamanee (District Sales Manager of Thai Airways, Pattaya), Chatchawal Supachayanont (GM Dusit Thani Pattaya), Sanpech Supabowornsthian (right), Assistant Managing Director of The Zign, Prayuth Thamdhum (GM Montien Pattaya) and Somkhit Tonsaiphet (The Zign).