Bangkok Mandarin Oriental tops the list for 2013!

Hong Kong, 28 October 2013: - The legendary, 137-year-old Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok has been voted the "2013 Best Hotel in the World" by readers of The Times, The Sunday Times, and The Sunday Times Magazine, UK, recently. [ MORE .. ]

Leading by Example

BANGKOK: Leading by Example (a 6–minute read). Ms. Hyndman’s appointment makes her the fourth female General Manager in the 136-year history of ‘La Grande Dame,’ and she has already made a very important mark — one of her first announcements was the promotion of Mr. Ittipol Witjitsomboon to Director of Food & Beverage. This promotion makes Khun Ittipol the first Thai to be entrusted with such a high level position in the history of the 136-year-old “La Grande Dame”. [ MORE .. ]

A Plug for One of my Favorite Places in the World

It’s more than 40 years ago; I’m driving an old friend back to London from his usual spring holiday in Cannes in his Rolls Royce Silver Cloud. It’s a heavy car and it’s a long drive on Route Nationale 7. I was tired and looking forward to a big scotch and a decent dinner. [ MORE .. ]