Posted by on Nov 13, 2018 in Our Blog

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12 November 2018 : Amatara Wellness Resort, Phuket, a leading leisure resort and destination spa, has announced the appointments of Wipa Nareerak as its first Thai General Manager and Adrian Croft, founder of Canopy Marketing as its UK sales representative.

With over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and certification in vinyasa, hatha and pranayama yoga, Nareerak’s appointment as General Manager sees the resort take another step in establishing itself as a leading luxury wellness destination.

Originally from Bangkok, Nareerak’s career started in sales and marketing, before she shifted to operations where she excelled as Assistant General Manager and Hotel Manager. Whilst honing her tourism management skills Wipa has also continuously cultivated her yoga, Pilates, detox and holistic wellbeing expertise in a number of well-known resorts in Koh Samui including Absolute Sanctuary.

Amatara Wellness Resort focuses on holistic balancing and wellbeing concepts, offering in depth programmes to address different wellness targets.  These range from personalised detox, bespoke wellness, weight management and anti-aging through to more active programmes – or, of course, total relaxation. A recent upgrade to the bedrooms ensures the ultimate in comfort whilst signature features like the rooftop Sun & Moon deck,   the latest open space for group yoga and then a sunset chill-out with stunning views of the Andaman Ocean, ensure this is a perfect resort for a relaxing and recharging break.

Wipa Nareerak commented, “I am excited to join Amatara Wellness Resort, the first luxury wellness resort in Phuket, to contribute to the development of its wellness offering whilst ensuring our leisure guests continue to enjoy excellent levels of true Thai hospitality. This great resort offers wonderful flexibility to all guests, whether they are coming for leisure or a health-oriented holiday, which is unique”.

Assist. Professor Prattana Punnakitikashem, Ph.D., Director of the resort, added: “We are delighted to welcome Wipa to strengthen our Thai hospitality, international level of service, Thai brand and wellbeing expertise. Together we look forward to welcoming like-minded guests to join our wellness community at the resort”.

Amatara Wellness Resort also welcomes Adrian Croft, founder of Canopy Marketing to help drive sales through the trade. Spanning over 15 years in the travel industry, Canopy specialises in Hotel, Resort, Private Villa and DMC Representation to the Travel trade across the UK and Europe markets to grow outbound business.

Aiming to position itself as one of the foremost destinations for wellness-conscious travellers, Amatara Wellness Resort is setting the benchmark as the first and only luxury destination spa in Phuket, and a compelling choice for leisure travellers to Thailand. Integrative health programmes are coupled with warm,  uniquely Thai hospitality; beautiful sea view pool villas and spacious suites; and – unusually for a wellness resort – a dedicated Kids’ Club and childcare service, making it the ideal backdrop for a fun-filled family-friendly getaway to ‘The Land of Smiles’ that leaves guests feeling refreshed and reinvigorated.

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About Amatara Wellness Resort

Secluded in a tranquil bay of Cape Panwa, Amatara Wellness Resort features all-inclusive healthy retreat programs as well as leisure holidays for all guests. The Retreats focus on detox, yoga, weight management, couple, fitness, relaxing spa as well as total-tailor made program. All retreats include accommodation, roundtrip airport transfer, 3 healthy meals per day, Wellness Consultation, Physical Analysis, well-selected list of treatments and activities based on chosen program and Amatara’s signature treatment – Thai Hammam for an ultimate relaxation. The resort has 105 suites and pool villas, each with its own private balcony and sea view offering space, privacy and tranquillity for all guests. The lush resort also offers the finest gourmet cuisines and one of the region’s best ocean-view spa facilities.

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Tel. +44 (0)20 7630 2880.





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