How did you end up in Thailand?
This is our second time living in Thailand. I have been based mostly in Asia and Latin America over my career, and travelled to over 70 countries, but I found myself being drawn back to South East Asia. My wife and I very much enjoy living in Bangkok and raising our kids in a multicultural environment. We have been here for three years now and have no plans to move. It is also exciting being based in South East Asia which is such a key driver of the global economy.
Please tell us about AIHM.
AIHM is the vision of Minor International’s founder, Mr. William E. Heinecke who’s always support education projects in Thailand at all levels (primary school, high school, etc). A big part of Minor’s success is the education, training, experience and vision of our team members.
AIHM is founded by Minor Hotels, one of the world’s fastest growing hospitality companies, with properties across six continents under a portfolio of both homegrown and international brands – Anantara, Avani, Elewana, Oaks, NH Hotels and Tivoli. Our hotels regularly win awards from leading publications such as Conde Nast Traveller, Travel + Leisure and DestinAsian.
We have partnered with Les Roches, one of the top three hospitality institutes in the world, to bring superior education to Asia. Les Roches is known for its Swiss style academic rigour, personalised education paths, and hands on learning in small classes. Students benefit from internships at luxury hotel chains, global businesses and entrepreneurial startups, and are much sought after once they graduate.