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Drawing on more than two decade’s experience with some of the most popular hotel brands in Thailand, Katisak Pinkaew has been named the executive chef at the Kingdom’s first INNSiDE by Meliá hotel.


Drawing on more than two decade’s experience with some of the most popular hotel brands in Thailand, Katisak Pinkaew has been named the executive chef at the Kingdom’s first INNSiDE by Meliá hotel.

Category: Asia Pacific - Thailand - Careers - Appointments
This is a press release selected by our editorial committee and published online for free on 2023-11-20
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The Thailand-born chef will take charge of the eclectic dining scene at INNSiDE by Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit, that debuted July this year in Bangkok’s On Nut neighbourhood, after working as executive chef at the Novotel Bangkok Bangna and Siam@Siam Design Hotel Bangkok for two years each.

Previously, he was the executive sous chef at Avani Atrium Bangkok for four years.

He has also worked at the InterContinental Resort Hua Hin as senior sous chef, Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok and DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok as an outlet chef, Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort as executive chef, and Ramada Encore Bangkok as chef de cuisine. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Kitchen and Restaurant Management) from Bangkok’s Dusit Thani College.

In his new position, he will take charge of INNSiDE by Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit’s culinary operations, with a host of responsibilities ranging from creating vibrant menus and dining experiences to budgeting, resource planning, forecasting and waste management.

The hotel’s dining landscape comprises all-day Thai dining restaurant The Kites Eatery, 33rd floor Luz Bangkok Tapas Bar, café and lobby bar The Open Living Lounge that’s integrated into the hotel’s 32nd floor coworking space, and The Giant Swing Pool Bar with a sky-high transparent infinity pool on the 34th floor.

Bringing an impressive track record to the table, Katisak brims with creativity and innovation that places our eclectic dining scene in excellent stead,” said the hotel’s general manager Aarron Nelson.

At the forefront of creating contemporary Asian and international cuisine, he’s wowed us with his new menus.”

I’m excited about diners trying all sorts of surprises at The Kites Eatery, serving central, northern, north-eastern, and southern Thai cuisine a la minute using quality ingredients sourced from local farms,” Mr Pinkaew added.

We’re plating up authentic tapas at LUZ Bangkok Tapas Bar, as well as Mediterranean, Thai and international snacks and dishes at our open-air pool and an easy grab-and-go menu and Thai and Western comfort food at The Open Living Lounge.”

INNSiDE by Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit joins a collection of unique urban and beach hotels in 14 different countries designed for those with curious minds who cultivate a fluid lifestyle when it comes to work and leisure.

About Meliá Hotels International

Founded in 1956 in Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International has a portfolio of more than 400 hotels (portfolio and pipeline), throughout more than 40 countries, and 10 brands: Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, ME by Meliá, The Meliá Collection, Paradisus by Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, ZEL, INNSiDE by Meliá, Falcon’s Resorts by Meliá, Sol by Meliá and Affiliated by Meliá. The Group is one of the leading companies in resort hotels worldwide, while also leveraging its experience to consolidate the growing segment of the leisure-inspired urban market. Its commitment to responsible tourism has led the Group to become the most sustainable hotel company worldwide, according to the last S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment, and it is also a “Top Employer 2023” brand in Spain, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Italy and Germany. Meliá Hotels International is also included in the IBEX 35 Spanish stock market. For more information, visit

About INNSiDE by Meliá 

INNSiDE is a collection of unique urban and beach hotels designed for those with curious minds and fluid lives. Always true to their destination, they give guests the freedom to connect or disconnect among an independent community of like-minded travellers. 
INNSiDE provides guests with all the everyday essentials and extra-special details to make their stay all the more unique. From in-room comforts to the inspiring Big Idea Space, Open Living Lounges, and fitness studios, we allow guests to feel more-than-at-home. 
Sustainability is also packed into all the little details: every room is equipped with paper and plastic-free collateral and complimentary organic cosmetics. INNSiDE celebrates the culture of each of its locations with an events calendar, handy city guides for guests, and by spotlighting a local artist’s work across the hotel walls and onto merchandise and staff uniforms. 
There are currently 38 INNSiDE by Meliá properties worldwide, with the brand continuing to expand its global footprint. All properties are located in the best lifestyle neighbourhood travel destinations. Some of them are Spain (Madrid, Mallorca, Ibiza, Fuerteventura, Zaragoza), United Kingdom (Liverpool, Newcastle, Manchester), United States (New York, Lima), Germany (Berlin, Bremen, Frankfurt, Munich, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Aachen, Leipzig, Hamburg) Czech Republic (Prague), France (Paris), Italy (Milano), China (Zhengzhou), Indonesia (Yogyakarta), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) and Netherlands (Amsterdam) .

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INNSiDE Bangkok Sukhumvit
1472 Sukhumvit Road
Klongtoey - Phrakanong
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