Vipasiri Napawongdee

Thailand's first two Meliá Hotels International properties have appointed a director who brings more than two decades of hospitality experience to the table.

Thai national Vipasiri Napawongdee has been named cluster director of marketing communications for Meliá Koh Samui and Meliá Chiang Mai.

Vipasiri's appointment follows an eight-year stint as director of marketing communications at The Okura Prestige Bangkok, where she implemented impressive communications efforts and organised an array of charitable initiatives. Previously, she was director of marketing communications at Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa and InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort and director of PR and marketing communications at InVision Hospitality.

Vipasiri started her career in hospitality communications as a PR coordinator for the Royal Garden Resorts Group in Thailand before becoming a PR executive at Chiva-Som International Health Resort and the PR manager at JW Marriott Bangkok.