Hospitality Legend Claude Sauter Joins The Slate Phuket
The Slate Phuket appoints hospitality legend Claude Sauter as the new General Manager.
GM Claude Sauter, a highly-skilled Swiss hotelier, joins the art-inspired beachfront resort.
His impressive career included more than two decades of managerial experience in the “Pearl of the Andaman.”
The appointment of Claude Sauter brings an unrivaled depth of local knowledge, industry acumen, and leadership experience to this crucial role.
Claude Sauter, The Slate’s new General Manager
Claude is a life-long hospitality professional with a proven track record and a rewarding 24-year relationship with Phuket and Thailand that has defined his life and career.
He first arrived in the “Pearl of the Andaman” in 1997 as Resident Manager of Impiana Resort Patong.
Claude is highly qualified as a graduate of Ecole Hôtelière de Genève, the prestigious Swiss hotel school, and Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.
Claude went on to manage some of the island’s top hotels and resorts.
He is also proficient in Thai, one of six languages he can speak along with French, English, German, Italian and Spanish.
Following five successful years with Impiana, Claude achieved his first general manager’s role with Cape & Kantary Hotels, leading the famous Cape Panwa Hotel in southeast Phuket.
He has since headed up several significant properties in Phuket and neighboring Phang Nga province for international hotel groups, including Wyndham and Marco Polo.
Most recently, he was GM of The Surin Phuket for over six years, making it one of the island’s best-performing hotels.
Now, Claude brings his impressive management qualities and local area expertise to The Slate Phuket.
The Slate’s Owner and Co-founder
The Slate Phuket’s co-founder and owner, Krystal Prakaikaew Na-Ranong (“Khun Moo”)
Khun Moo is an iconic figure in Phuket’s tourism and hospitality industry.
She has successfully created one of the most breathtaking resorts in Asia, which successfully weaves her family’s life story with Bill Bensley’s design.
Not only that, Khun Moo ensures that The Slate has the finest five-star hospitality for her guests on the Phuket island.
According to Khun Moo, Claude’s appointment as General Manager is timely as the latter brings with him strong leadership qualities besides sharing a deep passion for Phuket.
“Having spent more than two decades living and working on the island and being able to speak Thai, Claude can offer expert advice and insights to our guests.
Intuitively, he understands the local tourism market and the needs of The Slate’s team members. Claude is a perfect fit for The Slate,” commented Khun Moo.
Claude added that it is an honor to be appointed GM of The Slate and work alongside Khun Moo.
“As the world starts to travel again, I look forward to ushering in an exciting new era at this outstanding resort and creating exceptional experiences for all our guests.”
Together, Khun Moo and Claude will offer unparalleled insights into this enchanting destination.
The Slate, A Phuket Pearl Resort
The Slate is a whimsical, art-inspired beachfront resort on Phuket’s secluded northwest coast.
Inspired by Phuket’s tin mining past, The Slate blends Bill Bensley’s quirky and whimsical design with industrial elements to showcase the island’s industrial tin mining heritage.
As you traverse through the sprawling property, there are works of art – sculptures and paintings ranging in size from minute to grand.
What truly sets The Slate apart from other resorts is how it empowers travelers worldwide to learn about Phuket’s culture.
Bill Bensley’s compelling interior design concept creates highly unique guest experiences.
Nestled on the pure shores of Nai Yang Beach, The Slate is a unique resort that immerses guests in a world of avant-garde art and design.
Guests can stay in a collection of luxurious rooms, stunning suites, and pool villas.
The spectacular Bensley Suite surrounds glistening pools and gardens.
The serene Coqoon Spa blends seamlessly into the natural landscape.
They can unwind in glistening pools and the tranquil gardens or chill out on the beach, a secluded stretch of Phuket’s northwest coast.
Discover delectable dining in a selection of stylish restaurants and bars.
For fine dining, sensational cuisine awaits you in Black Ginger, the Michelin-recommended Thai restaurant.
Guests can enjoy authentic locally-inspired activities, from yoga to Muay Thai.
Alternatively, soothe your body and senses at the spectacular Coqoon Spa.
Guests enjoy authentic art-inspired journeys, engaging activities, and community-orientated initiatives.
Or simply stroll along the pure shores of Nai Yang Beach.
Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip on bookings.com.
For more information and to start planning a vacation at The Slate, please visit www.theslatephuket.com.
The Slate Phuket Designers
Bensley is a small atelier of youthful, energetic architects, interior designers, artists, and landscape architects that know no limits.
Bensley is based in Bangkok and Bali.