U Zenmaya Phuke appoints General Manager – Ms. Zenmaya Phuket


AHS veteran Yaowanarth appointed General Manager of U Zenmaya Phuket

Bangkok, Thailand February 14, 2019 – Jonathan Wigley, CEO of Absolute Hotel Services Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Yaowanarth Phothiprom as General Manager at U Zenmaya Phuket in Thailand.

Yaowanarth joined the company in 2017 and brought her strong hospitality background to the role of General Manager at Eastin Residences Muscat, Oman, where she led the team in achieving the company’s goals. Prior to joining Absolute Hotel Services, she collected a wealth of experience at many 5-star hotels and estate management companies for over 20 years, including Dusit Thani Maldives, Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa, The Sukhothai Bangkok, Chikusenso Mt. Zao Resort & Spa Miyagi-Prefecture, Japan and most recently as Assistant Vice President – Asset Controlling Management at Asset World Company Limited.

“Yaowanarth’s range of multicultural experience blended with the culture and spirit of our company has set her up for great success in her new role as the General Manager of this beautiful 5-star seaside hotel,” says Jonathan. “I am confident that under her leadership this property will live up to the brand’s standard and provide unique services which go far beyond our guests’ expectations.”

About U Zenmaya Phuket

U Zenmaya Phuket is a 5-star boutique hotel located in Kalim Bay, near the well-known beaches of Patong, Kamala, and Kalim. Our hotel features Superior, Deluxe Seaview, Deluxe Seaview Pool Access, Suite Seaview and Suite Seaview Pool Access accommodation. All deluxe rooms and suites have a Jacuzzi.

All rooms of our luxury hotel are designed in a Sino-Portugal style influenced by the local heritage of Phuket town. Other facilities include a signature restaurant, open-air lounge decks with ocean views, a fully equipped gym, outdoor swimming pool, two meeting rooms, library and spa with five treatment rooms.

U’s unique concept of service includes our unique ‘24-hour room’ policy, which allows guests to enjoy their room for 24 hours from arrival as well as breakfast whenever/wherever during their stay, international and local calls at cost, pre-selected amenities such as pillows, tea, music and soap that guests can select from our online U Choose programme and more.

About Absolute Hotel Services (AHS)

AHS is the fastest growing hospitality management/branding company in Asia, with an ever-expanding geographic portfolio of hotels, resorts, and serviced residences. AHS also has interests in the golf industry through Absolute Golf Services, is the exclusive operator of the Travelodge brand in Thailand and Vietnam through Travelodge Thailand and Vienna House brand in Asia through Vienna House Asia (www.absolutehotelservices.com)

With headquarters located in Bangkok, Thailand and with regional offices in Vietnam, Indonesia, Hong Kong, India and now Europe, and with more expansions planned, AHS and its brands have resonated with investors and consumers and contributed great value to all stakeholders.

Covering both the luxury and economy segments and everything between through its brands U Hotels & Resorts, Eastin Grand Hotels & Resorts, Eastin Hotels Resorts & Residences, Eastin Easy, Travelodge and Vienna House, AHS have developed and continue to evolve relevant hospitality solutions which truly work.

AHS is an affiliate company of U City Public Company Limited; one of Thailand’s largest public listed companies with a full-scale real estate development portfolio.

About U Hotels & Resorts Brand


The brand was created with today’s travellers and their expectations in mind in the fast moving world of hospitality. Founded in 2008, U Hotels & Resorts is an uncomplicated, deluxe bijoux hotel brand that features a stimulating blend of local heritage and design accents paired with modern amenities, services and facilities to discreetly and tastefully appeal to sophisticated target customers who are eager to enjoy the local environment. U Hotels & Resorts’ unique service concept includes 24-hour room use, whenever/wherever breakfast option, free Wi-Fi, U choose programme and U Make a Difference programme.

About Eastin Grand Hotels & Resorts | Eastin Hotels & Resorts | Eastin Residences | Eastin Easy Brands


Eastin Grand Hotels & Resorts and Eastin Hotels, Resorts & Residences – a 4 and 5 star luxury brand created to be based on market relevance as well as the needs and desires of target customers. The brands provide value and consistency through flexible venues and services with added value to serve the desires of business and leisure travellers alike. Eastin Brand’s target customers are value hunters looking for luxury, comfort, and convenience at the right price with maximum flexibility to serve the purpose of their visit, whether it is business or pleasure. Unique services include free wi-fi, extended breakfast hours to 11:30 hrs, and room ready guarantee. Eastin Easy, a 3-star hotel brand that provides comfortable accommodation, with breakfast plus approachable services and simple facilities for business and leisure travellers. The brand offers 6/12/24 hour Easy rates.

About the Travelodge Thailand


With over 1000 economy sector properties operating in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, Travelodge Thailand is developing and expanding the Travelodge brand in Thailand.

The Travelodge brand in Asia is guest centred and provides the essentials for a home away from home. Being a limited service brand, Travelodge hotels in Asia focus on delivering an optimal experience through thoughtful design to maximize room space and ensure essential conveniences are available to the guest.

About Absolute Golf Services (AGS)


A golf management and consultancy company with headquarters based in Thailand. Providing a full range of golf services including, but not limited to, golf club design, development, renovations, management and consulting.

About Vienna House


Vienna House is all about making new experiences, exploring as well as recognising the true beauty that is to be found in the simple things in life. Vienna House hotels have their own distinct character but also shared values and one aim: to inspire guests. Austria’s largest hotel group owns and manages individual city and resort hotels with a shared character. The hotels of the “Vienna House” brand operate in the upscale design segment and include individual city and resort hotels that stand for timeless design and a natural air of class. “Vienna House Easy” are the group’s smart-casual design hotels with a cool, fresh and easy-going style. The company currently employs 2,200 staff members in nine countries. Vienna House is a registered trademark of Vienna International Hotel management AG.