The Tongsai Bay Resort, a family owned luxury resort, complete with beachfront villa in Koh Samui, recently made waves with the recent upgrade to its Hillside Cottage Suites, which improved their facilities by adding private pools with scenic seaside views.

The resort is currently owned by ThanakornHoontrakul, who inherited it from his father, who established the resort as the first of its kind in the island way back in 1987.

This year, the resort is set to celebrate its 30th anniversary with events taking place throughout the whole year, including a special menu available at the Po-Lad Beach Bistro for its visitors, which reminisces the resort’s earlier days with a menu presenting dishes from the resort’s 1987 menu.

On top of all that, the family owned resort has recently appointed a brand new General Manager to oversee its operations, including the revelries of the resort’s 30th Anniversary.

Martin Heiniger, of Switzerland, has been chosen by the TongsaiBay’s chain of command as the resort’s General Manger. The decision is said to have been influenced by Mr. Heineger’s storied resume, possessing over 30 years of experience in hospitality management.

Mr. Heiniger has already worked in the Thai tourism scene and at KohSamui, prior to becoming The Tongsai Bay’s team. A polyglot, Heiniger is gluent in German, Italian, French and English, stemming from his experience of working for different hotel companies for over 20 years, including DusitThani, Amari Hotels & Resorts, with the preceding decade prior to this appointment having been spent as Area General Manager for Centara Hotels & Resorts, for both the island of KohSamui and Bali.

Mr. Heiniger has expressed his excitement at the development, pointing out The Tongsai Bay’s storied history as the first five-star resort on the island, possessing a unique identity and a penchant for innovating and staying original from its competition. He adds that he is looking forward at leading the resort’s team, and leading it into the future; for the next 30 years.

The Tongsai Bay, KohSamui, is a luxury resort on the island, and was the first of its kind. For those looking for a beachfront villa in KohSamui, the resort offers a wide variety of options.


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