Nida Wongphanlert is the general manager and one of the family owners of the luxury hospitality brand 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts with properties in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Wongphanlert joined her family’s hotel business in 2015 after graduation and used her engineering degree to manage the construction and design of 137 Pillars Suites and Residences Bangkok. A creative at heart, she soon found herself drawn to marketing and communications, spearheading innovative brand campaigns and events centered around art, fashion, history, and music— the cultural elements that define the guest experience at 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts.
Since joining the company, Wongphanlert has held the positions of assistant manager of development, marketing communications manager, and project manager, before rising up to general manager of 137 Pillars Suites & Residences in Bangkok.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Bristol and Master’s Degree in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management from the University of Cambridge. She also holds a Certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investment and Asset Management from Cornell University.
While she never expected to be in the hospitality industry, Wongphanlert now lives and breathes it. She can often be seen on property during her downtime, when she’s often taking photos with her film camera, exercising, or relaxing with a good novel. In essence, she’s enjoying what she helped to build from scratch.