An Overview of The Peninsula Hotels
The Peninsula Hotels group has a unique identity among the world’s leading hotels. Established in 1928, we now operate prestigious luxury properties in ten major cities. These include the flagship in Hong Kong, plus Shanghai, Tokyo, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Bangkok, Manila, and Paris with Istanbul, London and Yangon under development. Peninsula is a living legend, the name synonymous with luxurious comfort and impeccable service. We set our sights high and our standards higher, aiming always to delight our customers, and in many cases we are now serving the third generation of our loyal guests.
Travel + Leisure (USA)
2014 - 2017 World’s Best Awards
Top Hotel Brands
Condé Nast Traveller (USA)
2013 Business Travel Awards
Best Hotel Brand for Business Travel
HOTELS Magazine (USA)
2013 Corporate Hotelier of the World
Mr Peter Borer
The Peninsula Bangkok occupies a world of its own on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, with many other experiences for guests to discover within. The ingenious wave-shaped design, which ensures magnificent river views for all guest rooms, has become a landmark of modern Bangkok architecture. By blending East and West, historic and modern, The Peninsula Bangkok brings something truly exotic to the city's five-star hotel scene.
One of the finest hotels in Asia, The Peninsula Bangkok perfectly mixes timeless elegance and sophistication with contemporary comfort and technology. We are looking for energetic, service-minded and high caliber candidates to become a member of The Peninsula Family. Launch your career with one of the finest hotel in Asia, and extend your professional experience in the hotel and hospitality business.
Our Learning and Development Team will groom you to become a peninsula team member with specially tailored training programs to elevate your service skills from excellent to extraordinary. As the recipient of the “2007-2011 Outstanding Employer Award: “Labor Relation and Welfare” award, The Peninsula Bangkok prides itself on offer a friendly, family-style workplace environment and competitive employee benefits.
With world-class service, unsurpassed facilities and its stunning location on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, The Peninsula Bangkok has received some of the most celebrated accolades in the industry including a place on Conde Nast Traveler’s prestigious Gold List in 2013.
Travel + Leisure (USA)
T + L World’s Best Awards 2015
• No. 1 in Top Hotel Spas Overall
• No. 2 in Top City Hotels in Asia
• No. 2 in Top World's Hotels
T+ L World’s Best Awards 2014
• No. 13 inTop 100 Hotels Overall
• No. 2 in Top City Hotels in Asia
• No. 2 in Top Hotel Spas Overall
• No. 1 in Top Hotels Spas, Asia
2013 World’s Best Service
• No. 2 in Top 5 City Hotels in Asia
• No. 3 in Top 10 City Hotels Overall
Condé Nast Traveler (USA)
2017 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards
- Top Hotels in Bangkok
2014 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards
- No. 14 Best Hotels in Southeast Asia
2013 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards
- No. 1 in Top 15 Hotels in Thailand
Forbes Travel Guide
2018 - Five-Star Hotel rating
2017 - Five-Star Hotel rating
2016 - Five-Star Hotel rating
Global Traveler (USA)2013 World’s Global Traveler Leisure Awards
- Best Spa
Traveler’s Choice Awards 2018
Traveler’s Choice Awards 2016
Traveler’s Choice Awards 2015
Our Corporate Executives understand that staying ahead of the five-star hotel game infast-moving Bangkok requires something extra-special. In a city renowned for excellent service and a wide range of quality hotel options, they go the extra mile to ensure guests take away an unforgettable experience. This is the result of a team effort, combining complete dedication with seamless service and attention to detail.
Mr Joseph SampermansThe Peninsula BangkokGeneral ManagerMr Joseph Sampermans is the new General Manager of the hotel. Sampermans returns to the Thai capital after almost a decade, having been Director of Food & Beverage at The Peninsula Bangkok from 2004 to 2007.
A Dutch national, Sampermans graduated from Limburg Zuyd University in the Netherlands with a bachelor’s degree in finance. Before joining Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH), the owner and operator of The Peninsula Hotels, he undertook leadership roles at international luxury hotels in Cambodia, Germany and Thailand.
Joseph Sampermans joined HSH in 2004 to take up the role of Director of Food & Beverage at The Peninsula Bangkok. In 2007, he moved to Japan to become the pre-opening Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage at The Peninsula Tokyo, and one year later he was promoted to the post of Resident Manager.
In 2010, Sampermans transferred to The Peninsula Hong Kong, the group’s flagship hotel. Two years later, in October 2012, he moved to Mainland China to oversee the landmark transformation of The Peninsula Beijing, which was unveiled in June 2016.
Mr Jason LedouxThe Peninsula BangkokResident Manager
Mr Soradej ArchvarinThe Peninsula BangkokDirector of Human Resources
Mr Sunsakhon PikulkehaThe Peninsula BangkokDirector of FinanceMr Sunsakhon Pikulkeha joins The Peninsula Bangkok as its Director of Finance since 2012.
Mr Pikulkeha has a wide range of experience and knowledge he gained from 14 years in the financial departments of hotels in Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Bangkok and Lanai, Hawaii. This included his roles as Assistant Director of Finance with luxury chain Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and most recently as Director of Finance with Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit in Bangkok. Holding, among other qualifications, a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Administration in Tourism Industry Management from Chiang Mai University, Mr Pikulkeha is a Thai national who speaks fluent English.
Mr Geoffrey WebbThe Peninsula BangkokDirector of marketing
Ms Donna LeeThe Peninsula BangkokDirector of Rooms
Ms. Patama LerdwittayaskulThe Peninsula BangkokDirector of Public Relations
Mr Gary TayThe Peninsula BangkokDirector of Revenue
Mr Jed ArricivitaThe Peninsula BangkokDirector of SalesMr Jed Arricivita joined The Peninsula Bangkok as Director of Sales in June 2013. A seasoned sales and marketing professional specialising in the hospitality industry, Mr Arricivita’s expertise and experience, coupled with strong vision and goal orientation, make him a perfect match for The Peninsula Bangkok’s core commitment.
Those specialisations range from wholesale market cultivation to room rate and occupancy optimisation, including command of data management skills.
The first phase of his career saw Mr Arricivita quickly rise through the ranks at five-star hotels in Manila and Cebu in the Philippines, starting as Front Office Agent, then Sales Manager, Senior Sales Manager, Director of Business Development and Director of Sales.
In 2010 he moved to Thailand to join a five-star regional chain hotel in Bangkok as its Director of Sales before taking on his current role as The Peninsula Bangkok’s Director of Sales.
Mr Arricivita graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Administration from the University of the Philippines in 1999.
Ms Wanida SaranpaiboolThe Peninsula BangkokDirector of Catering and Events ManagementMs Wanida Saranpaibool joins The Peninsula Bangkok as its Director of Catering and Events Management since 2012.
Prior to her appointment at The Peninsula Bangkok, Ms Saranpaibool worked for St. Regis Bangkok where she was Director of Events & Convention Services. She spent 19 years at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok in the roles of Sales Manager, Associate Director of Sales and Director of Convention Services. Ms Saranpaibool brings a wealth of experience and skill in the corporate sales and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) sectors to her new posting at The Peninsula Bangkok. A Thai national, also fluent in English, she holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Assumption University with a major in marketing.
Mr Pisarn KarnjanavanichThe Peninsula BangkokDirector of EngineeringMr Pisarn Karnjanavanich joined The Peninsula Bangkok as its Director of Engineering in July 2012. He is responsible for the hotel’s maintenance contracts and purchase of equipment, materials, tools, instruments and furniture as well as maintenance and repair of hotel equipment, tools and facilities. His role is to ensure smooth daily operation at the hotel.
Mr Karnjanavanich brings more than 22 years of experience ranging from the construction field to operations and management. His professional experience includes Thai Obayashi, Thailand’s leading Construction Company, and Chatrium Hotels.
He graduated with Master’s Degree in Engineering from Kasetsart University in Bangkok and obtained his professional electrical engineer license from the Council of Engineers of Thailand in 1997. He has attended a range of training courses including Construction Management at The Engineering Institution of Thailand, Boiler Control at the Technological Promotion Association (Thai-Japan) and Saving Energy in Large Air Conditioning Systems at the Bureau of Energy Regulation and Conservation.
Ms Sompatsorn PandeeThe Peninsula BangkokDirector of Purchasing
Mr Nakarin KathongThe Peninsula BangkokDirector of Housekeeping
Chef Nicolas PelloieThe Peninsula BangkokExecutive Pastry Chef