Brice Borin has been appointed General Manager of Pimalai Resort & Spa in Koh Lanta, Thailand.
Mr Borin has been a familiar figure in the Asian hospitality industry for almost 30 years, having
first arrived in Thailand in 1993 becoming Executive Chef at Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square and gaining further experience at leading hotels and resorts in Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, French Polynesia and the Maldives.
He worked throughout Thailand in numerous roles in Hua Hin, Phuket, Koh Samui and Bangkok in Food and Beverage and later as Resident Manager, Hotel Manager and General Manager and served as Chairman of the Samui Culinary Circle, Chancelier Chaine des Rôtisseurs Phuket and Vice President of Skål International Phuket.
Most recently, Mr Borin was Complex Manager of the Mövenpick Cam Ranh Resort, Vietnam which he helped to successfully launch in 2019 and kept open throughout the global pandemic, converting its residences into a quarantine facility.
“I am delighted to join Pimalai, one of Asia’s most legendary resorts, which has gained such an impressive reputation over the last two decades,” said Mr Borin.
“This is a hugely exciting time to return to Thailand as the kingdom recovers rapidly from challenges of the last few years. With its focus on natural and sustainable luxury, Pimalai is perfectly positioned to meet the needs of today’s eco-conscious, lifestyle-seeking travellers. I look forward to welcoming guests back to paradise and helping them to create lifelong memories at Pimalai.”
“It gives me great pleasure to welcome Brice to Pimalai,” said Pimalai Owner Representative, Charintip Tiyaphorn.
“This feels like the perfect match, as one of Asia’s most respected hoteliers joins one of the region’s leading five-star resorts. His vast experience, extensive local knowledge and passion for delivering world-class hospitality will elevate our property to new heights. As a talented chef and F&B expert, he will also help to position Pimalai as a haven of gastronomy – one of our key strategic pillars. I am confident that, with Brice at the helm, Pimalai will exceed guests’ expectations.”
The Unique Tourism Collection represents Pimalai Resort & Spa in Australia and New Zealand.