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Majestic Grande Hotel

Managing Director
Aman Kunkudatharn

1945
Birthplace
Thailand
Message to young people
Love and trust your work, whatever kind it is. Once you decide to do it, keep trying hard with a belief that you should make it the best and can do it.

I was born in Thailand but spent most months of every year in India. I studied Indian history and cultures there and also played various sports. I graduated from university in India and then returned to Thailand, earning an MBA degree at Assumption University. Although I wanted to work in the financial or banking industry at that time, I decided to help my family business, which had just started.

In 1999, when I graduated, my father and uncle purchased a plot of land on Sukhumvit Street and opened a small hotel with 55 rooms. Then six or seven years later, in 2005 or 2006, I got a chance to open a new hotel, which is Majestic Grande as we know it today.

I learned a business model by actually managing a hotel. Our hotel was so small that I could get close to guests and employees. What I experienced there really helps in the management of the current Majestic Grande. The facilities were not good enough to satisfy our guests and I had several disagreements with my staff at the beginning. However, we have stepped forward and grown by clearing up every single problem.

Five years has passed since I opened Majestic Grande. Recently, we purchased land of about 3,200 to 4,800 sq. meters. I have not decided whether we are going to build a high-rise hotel or something else. Also, we are planning to invest in a hotel with about 60 rooms in the Sukhumvit area as one of our next projects.

Company Profile

Name
Majestic Grande Hotel
Headquarters
Thailand
2002
employees
300
business
Hotel management
url
http://www.majesticgrande.com