137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Bjorn Richardson as general manager of the newly opened 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok. 

A Swedish national and seasoned professional, Richardson has lived in Thailand for more than 20 years and has held senior positions throughout the Kingdom and region.

His most recent position was as general manager of Oakwood Residence Bangkok, while past experience includes senior executive roles at The Siam City Hotel Bangkok, Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel in Malaysia, Anantara Resort & Spa Golden Triangle and Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa. 

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137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok features 179 residences and 34 suites and is a sister property to the award-winning 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai.

Upon taking the helm of the luxury resort, Richardson says: “Our aim is to become the number one luxury boutique brand in Asia, by bringing traditional hospitality values to the forefront.

"Whilst we use modern technology, we must never forget that the basis of true hospitality lies in the human interaction between us and our and guests, and our ability to recognise and cater to our guests’ individual needs and preferences."