The Ascott has announced the appointment of Jason Chen as the general manager of Somerset Ekamai Bangkok.
With over 20 years of hospitality experience, Chen has previously worked with Ascott, having started with the company in Singapore in the year 2004 before assignments in Beijing, Bangkok, and Hanoi as the residence manager of the Somerset West Lake property.
In 2008 he returned to Bangkok as the residence manager of the flagship Ascott Sathorn Bangkok property for six years.
After which, Chen served with Leading Quality Assurance as one of their quality assurance consultants.
As one of hospitality’s largest quality assurance companies, he brings invaluable experience on both service and quality excellence.
Commenting on his current appointment, Chen said: “Hospitality in Thailand has evolved and developed from when I first arrived in 2007.
“We have been through many challenges over the years and it is now an invigorating time to be in Bangkok as one can contribute to continuing the promotion of Thailand as a favourable destination for both business and leisure clientele.
“At the same time, it allows us opportunities as operators to work together with our community to provide an environment of continuity and support so that we pay forward in the overall development and growth of our surrounds.”
Ascott is the currently the largest international serviced residence owner-operator in Thailand, with 21 properties and more than 4,500 units (including those under development) across Bangkok, Pattaya and Sri Racha, all nestled in prime business, entertainment districts, and designed for discerning expatriates and travellers on business or leisure.