Industry Update
Appointment13 September 2021


Promoted Deputy Vice President – Technical Services
At Absolute Hotel Services (AHS) in Bangkok, Thailand


Chakrit has been promoted to Deputy Vice President - Technical Services. This promotion has deservedly come about after many years of working with the AHS Group in his capacity of Director of Technical Services, in which time he has demonstrated his professionalism through leadership and team consultancy coupled with outstanding creativity.

Chakrit first joined AHS in May 2013 focusing on properties in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and India. Offering consultation on preliminary design concepts as well as development designs and supported renovation programs, rebranding projects and constructions through the openings of Eastin Grand Hotels, Eastin Hotels & Residences, U Hotels & Resorts, Vienna House Asia and Travelodge.

Prior to joining AHS, Chakrit was Division Manager at Magnolia Quality Development Co.,Ltd. (MQDC) and was Project Manager at TCC Capital Land Ltd. Chakrit graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from Chulalongkorn University and also holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from NIDA.

Absolute Hotel Services (AHS)

Absolute Hotel Services (AHS) is one of the fastest growing hospitality management/branding companies in Asia with an ever-expanding geographic portfolio of hotels, resorts and serviced residences. Head quartered in Bangkok, Thailand with regional offices in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Hong Kong, India and Europe with more expansions planned, AHS and its brands have resonated with investors and consumers contributing value to all stakeholders.
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