GM Welcome Message | Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary Phuket

General Manager Welcome Message

Dear Guests,

Sawasdee Krub!

My team and I are delighted to welcome you to multiple-award winning Banyan Tree Phuket, this resort marks the inception of Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts and the one that, to this day, after many successful years of expansion in many destinations worldwide from China all the way to the Americas and in between, has remained the group’s flagship resort.

Banyan Tree Phuket is the perfect retreat for couples and families alike; it is also the perfect setting for weddings, and for celebrating all those very special moments in life.

Great care was taken in the design to ensure that everything in the resort blends in seamlessly and respectfully with its surroundings. Blending three very distinct experiences into one, the resort is made up of Banyan Tree Phuket, Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary and a cluster of exclusive DoublePool Villas, all exuding understated luxury and the richness of Thai architecture and culture.

The service and attentiveness of our associates are second to none; their genuine care, passion and undivided dedication have won us so many accolades,  proof of which is the number of guests who visit us year after year.

Some of my personal tips and must-dos for an all-round memorable experience: the award-winning spa and a stay at the Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary, especially for couples; a genuine Thai dining experience at Saffron, Banyan Tree’s signature Thai restaurant, found in 10 Banyan Trees worldwide, and of course a hearty breakfast at the Watercourt restaurant where you will stand to meet “Lucky”, our resident baby elephant; for golfers, tee off at our Laguna Phuket golf course.

Activities and local dining experiences around the resort are also plentiful, and I would recommend to complement your stay with a dining experience at Suay, a local Thai restaurant outside Banyan Tree, or Royal Nam Tuok for some Classic European favourites. Last but not least, a must do tour for everyone is the John Gray’s Sea Canoe tour, for a true appreciation and understanding of Phuket’s island formations.

My team of associates and I look forward to welcoming you as guests to Banyan Tree Phuket, and to making your stay an unparallelled and unforgettable experience.

Sincerely,

Mr Sriram Kailasam, General Manager, Banyan Tree Phuket


General Manager Biography

Mr. Sriram Kailasam is the Senior Assistant Vice President and General Manager of Banyan Tree Phuket, the flagship property of the Banyan Tree group.

He assumed this important position in March 2012, after spending seven years in Bangkok where he was the General Manager of Banyan Tree Bangkok and where, prior to this, he held the corporate role of Assistant Vice President of Food & Beverage in charge of all F&B operations group-wide. He joined the Group in 2003 as a Chef at Banyan Tree Phuket.

Mr. Kailasam holds a Post-graduate diploma from the Oberoi School of Management in India. This is also where his career began and, before joining Banyan Tree, he worked for several International groups such as the Starwood Group as well as the Stamford Hotels Sydney, and Hotel Le Royal (under the Raffles Hotel Group) in Cambodia.

A seasoned hotelier with over 20 year of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, Mr. Kailasam is an all-round professional with also an extensive experience in pre-openings, and projects encompassing operations in in South America, North Africa, Middle East, China and South East Asia.

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