Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Banyan Tree - KP Ho

"Organic diversification is the best route for growth," 
Advises Ho Kwon Ping (better known as KP Ho) the founder of the Banyan Tree, one of the world's fastest growing hotel chains, which redefined the meaning of the word luxury. . . .
He resides now in Singapore but grew up in Thailand.
The first Banyan Tree resort opened in Phuket, Thailand, in 1995 with just seven staff members. KP had to wait thirteen years to own the next one, The Banyan Tree in Bangkok. Since then there has been no looking back. Currently, the group owns eighteen hotels and resorts, 46 spas and two golf courses; and employs 4,380 staff from 32 different nationalities.
The Banyan Tree group is a family affair, his brother Kwon Cjan (now head architect of all Banyan Tree projects) and wife Claire ChiaTng (a former nominated MP and executive director of the Banyan Tree Gallery that promotes local arts and handicrafts).
Here is a conversation with KP Ho the founder of The Banyan Tree resort group. 
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Solitary | By Peter Ritter | Photography Laurent Segrétier

1 comment:

  1. Hello Laila, This is Polly, we have met in Banyan Tree Phuket, remember? I am very pleased to see you really write something about us. Looking forward to welcoming you here again :)



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