Thailand, 11 May 2015
Poonsak Srimuang is the newest addition to the executive level management of the resort set within the lush woodlands of Kamala, Phuket.
With the grand opening in the fourth quarter of 2015 fast approaching, Keemala has been busy putting the final touches on its gastronomic menu. Recently appointed Executive Chef for Keemala, Poonsak Srimuang will lead the culinary team in designing an epicurean delight inspired by the flavours of cuisine from Southern Thailand and Southeast Asian countries along the ancient Ceylon trading routes, and Health Cuisine.
A native of Phuket, Chef Poonsak carries more than 20 years of culinary experience under his belt and is well versed in crafting gastronomic sensations for his guests. Previously, he has been an integral part of several luxury hotels, including most recently the Regent Phuket Cape Panwa, as well as Anantara Phuket Villas & Spa, and JW Marriot Phuket Resort & Spa.
On Chef Poonsak's appointment, General Manager Dominique Ronge says "We're very excited to have Poonsak head our culinary team, and bring our culinary ethos to life".
Keemala's gastronomic experience focuses not only on the distinct tastes of the South, but also on locally sourced, where possible, natural ingredients and wholesome cooking techniques. Spectacular outdoor dining venues by the waterfall or on a hilltop balcony overlooking Kamala woodlands are designed to awake the senses, while the scrumptious menu delights the palate. Dining at Keemala will be unforgettably enchanting.
Keemala Phuket, an all pool villa wonderland set in the woodlands of Kamala, offers 38 villas and cottages and is proud to be part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Keemala embraces a cultural philosophy and brings it to life through distinctive design and experiences. The Keemala concept celebrates the culture of four fictional ancient Phuket tribes, the 'Pa-ta-pea' (Earth), the'Khon-Jorn' (Wanderers), the 'We-ha' (Sky), and the 'Rung-Nok' (Nest) people. Keemala harnesses their methods of way of life and infuses it into the overall guest experiences. The spa treatments, wellness programs, gastronomic choices, activities and magical accommodation design all derive from the key attributes of the four tribes. Architecture by Thailand based company Architect Space, interior designed by Pisit Aongskultong from Pisud Design Company and landscaping created by Stone Design & Contractor Co Ltd. Opening Quarter 4 2015.