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 .. ]
Thailand Continues to be AMAZING!
A Postcard from Uncle Ted in Thailand - July, 2011. - Now that most of the political dust has settled and the season is low, it’s really time for you to think about coming back to Thailand. The sun is bright; the sand is white (and empty!) and, in August, there’s a very good reason to make the journey - on two very special nights in August, a Michelin-star chef from Paris will be working his culinary magic at the celebrated Farang Ses restaurant in Chiang Mai’s Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi. [ MORE .. ]