Kittisak (Kitt) Pattamasaevi has recently been promoted to the position of Chief Commercial Officer for Montara Hospitality Groupwhich owns and manages Trisara,an ultra-luxury beach villa resort and residences in Phuket. Among numerous accolades, Trisara was awarded the Gallivanter’s Guide ‘Best Resort Hotel Worldwide’ and was in The Robb Report’s Top 100 Resorts.
Khun Kitt graduated Cum Laude from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School where he also served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Hospitality & Travel Industry Club. He had gained private equity and investment banking experience in Singapore and Bangkok before joining the family-owned Montara Hospitality Group as Vice President, Sales & Marketing Department.
With his new title of Chief Commercial Officer, Khun Kitt is also responsible for overseeing two new projects: The recent acquisition - the 15-room boutique hotel Praya Palazzo -an outstanding, heritage landmark rich in history and located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River; and yet another heritage edifice Prince Theatre Heritage Stay– a once talk-of-the-town Prince Rama Theatre turned hotel – opening in March 2018.
Outside of his work at Montara, Kitt serves as a director of Niyom PattamasaeviFoundation, which sponsors scholarships and supports rural elementary schools in NorthernThailand and operates Baan Boriboon, a restored heritage building serving as a meeting and seminar venue, as well as an art centre in Lampang.
““There’s a lot of energy, it’s a great forum. What’s interesting is there is the expansion in terms of coworking, student housing and retirement living, there’s a lot of movement and a lot of these brands on the fringes are now coming into the fold.”