The Siam Bangkok, the award winning urban resort in the heart of the Dusit area of Thailand’s capital, has appointed seasoned hotelier Nick Downing as General Manager. Nick will be responsible for the overall management of the hotel, including team leadership, strategy and achieving The Siam’s long term goals.
Nick commented, “Since commencing my career in Australia, I have been fortunate to accept opportunities with unique hotels and brands around the world, which have allowed me to work with some incredible people in some of the most idyllic locations. The opportunity to join The Siam and the Sukosol family is a dream come true. It’s an honour to take leadership of a wonderful team and ensure the hotel continues to become a legend of hospitality, renowned for its iconic style, attention to detail and creativity. I look forward to forging relationships with many of The Siam’s guests in the months and years ahead.”
Nick brings a wealth of pre-opening, operations and corporate experience to The Siam, with over 25 years in luxury hotels and resorts covering Australia, South East Asia and the Indian Ocean. Nick joins most recently from PER AQUUM, where his previous role was Vice President. There he was responsible for the leadership, direction and vision of the brand. Prior to that, Nick’s career highlights include appointments with W Retreat Koh Samui, Ativa Hospitality Corp (now SilverNeedle Hospitality), Soneva Gili, Hayman, Palazzo Versace and Hyatt.
Kamala Sukosol, President of Sukosol Hotels said of the appointment, “Everyone in the Sukosol family is excited to welcome Nick on board. We feel that we have the right person for this important role and have full confidence that he will lead with both passion and compassion to take The Siam forward to even greater success.”
Commanding some of the country’s highest room rates, The Siam is independently owned by the Sukosol family. A full service urban resort, it is a true benchmark property for Bangkok and showcase for the Kingdom of Thailand.