After welcoming guests from around the world for the past 36 years, Swissotel Nai Lert Park is finally closing its doors this coming New Year’s Eve.
According to Managing Director Naphaporn Bodiratnangkura, Swissotel Nai Lert Park’s closing is a necessary change due to the present economic conditions, and the tough competition in the hotel business.
Pictures of a handwritten note left by Naphaporn to the employees of the hotel were found and shown on the internet.
“Today, the hotel industry is a tough one, with so many new hotels to compete with at every corner. In the past, the Board of Directors have fought hard and persevered for the survival of the hotel, but in the end, everything changes. And this will be the biggest change of all. So today, I want to inform everyone that the hotel will be closing on the 31st of December, 2016.”
In her letter, Naphaporn writes that every employee will be receiving legal compensation and a one-month bonus. Employees who are interested in continuing their work with the Accor family of hotels will also be evaluated and considered for other possible jobs in its network.
“The hotel wouldn’t be standing here until today without the help from everyone. So now, I hope to leave Nai Lert Park hotel forever in your hearts and your memories.”
The hotel won’t be completely gone though – physically anyway. NationTV reports that Bangkok Hospital, aka Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS), have informed the Stock Exchange of Thailand about wanting to buy the 15 rai parcel in the Nai Lert Park project on Witthayu Road (Wireless Road).
They plan to develop it into the BDMS Wellness Clinic, which they claim will be the first center in Asia to offer wellness services, according to Bangkok Post.