From Humble Beginnings in Thailand to 2017 Corporate Hotelier of the World

On November 13, 2017, Mrs. Pattrawan Vechasart, Chargé d’Affaires, joined the hotel industry in congratulating Mr. William E. Heinecke, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Minor International, as Corporate Hotelier of the World for 2017. Nominated as one of four finalists in the Corporate Hotelier category, Mr. Heinecke came to accept the award at the gala event organized by HOTELS in New York himself.

Minor International under the leadership of Mr. Heinecke has come a long way from the humble beginnings in Thailand.  Today, Bangkok-based Minor International boasts an impressive portfolio of innovative brands spanning over 150 hotels and resorts in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean. The company continues to venture into new destinations such as Mauritius, Tunisia, South Korea and more.

HOTELS and have been amongst the leading sources of news and analysis for the global hotel industry for more than 45 years, currently reaching over 90,000 hotel professionals in more than 160 countries. The magazine has been naming its Hoteliers of the World since 1981.