About Us

Welcome to Destination Hospitality!

Established in 1997 by CEO Gary Murray, Destination Group is a leading hospitality and F&B organization in Thailand. With a primary focus on hotel ownership and operation, as well as branded restaurant management through Destination Eats and brand hostels through Collective Hospitality, Destination Group has excelled in acquiring distressed hotel assets and transforming them into prime properties. Currently, through its subsidiary Destination Resorts, the group owns and operates 1,420 hotel rooms across Thailand, with a strong presence in key markets including Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket, Hua Hin, Krabi, and Samui. Additionally, the group operates eight renowned restaurants, including Hard Rock Café Phuket and Hooters. With headquarters in Bangkok and a dedicated team of over 500 professionals, Destination Group’s key divisions, such as finance, legal, marketing, and F&B, provide comprehensive support for efficient asset management.

An Expanding Portfolio of World-class Hotels and Resorts

Our portfolio of hotels and resorts have been growing rapidly and consistently over the past several years. We maintain global standards of luxury, comfort and affordability while focusing on creating exceptional experiences for guests from across the globe.

Destination Group

DH is one subsidiary of Destination Group, which is headquartered in Bangkok. Destination Group includes Destination Eats, our F&B sector, Collective Hospitality, our portfolio of 50 hostels throughout Southeast Asia, and Destination Kids Foundation, our charitable foundation, and Destination Capital, our asset and growth management division. Our team is always growing and reaching new heights.

Our Team

GARY MURRAY

PRESIDENT

Gary is the founder and CEO of Destination Group Co. LTD, with 30 years of hotel development, operations, and ownership experience.

He has managed the company’s growth into one of Asia’s largest hospitality companies. Gary has an MBA from Dalhousie University and a BA from University of Western Ontario, Canada. He has developed 4- and 5-star resorts overseas and in Thailand under the Hilton, Starwood, Swissotel and Novotel brands & owns and operates lifestyle F&B brands.

Stacey Walton

VICE PRESIDENT HOTEL OPERATIONS

Stacey Walton joined Destination Group in 2022 as Director of Hotel Operations supporting the leadership and rebranding of our hotels in Phuket, Hua Hin and Pattaya.

He was recently promoted to VP – Hotels to further develop Destination Hospitality Management in becoming the region’s leader as a professional hotel management company. Originally from the UK graduating with a hotel management ...

Paul Prescott

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT DEVELOPMENT

Paul brings over 35 years' experience developing commercial and hospitality real estate projects in Asia having held senior operational and development roles for The Intercontinental Hotel Group, Hyatt International and Oakwood Asia Pacific.

His experience in Hotel operations and development has covered hospitality projects and portfolios across Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam. Myanma, Cambodia, India and Thailand.

Supakit Eimsamank

Executive Vice President - Acquisition

Supakit Eimsamank, is Executive Vice President, of Business Development, he grew up in Bangkok, Thailand, and graduated in Bachelor degree from the Chiangmai University, and MBA (Banking Finance) from Birmingham University, England. He spent 2 years as Tourism News Reporter and 15 years works in Real Estate Business with many companies; Jones Lang La Salle, Central Pattana CP Land, Thompson Singapore, Erawan Group and with current company, Destination Resorts since 2006. ...

SENEE DOUNGSUWAN

EXECUTIVE Vice President- CONSTRUCTION

Senee has 20 years of experience in construction, primarily with the Destination Group. He is a special instructor at Ratchaburi Technical College for construction and MRT projects and has extensive experience leading hotel construction and renovation projects.

Nadiia Dimitrova

GENERAL MANAGER for Radisson Phuket Resort & Suites

Nadia has 11 experience in hospitality with Hilton, Accor, and recently with the Radisson brand in various management positions. Based primarily in Thailand, she started her career with Destination Group in 2014. Nadiia holds a Bachelor's in hotel management.

Gary Dowson

Director of Fun, Siam Adventure Club

Gary has been an entertainment professional with over 20 years in the industry. Gary has a mind that enjoys creating fun and high quality entertainment where ever he goes. His own designs range from Resort Entertainment programmes, Cruise Ships Entertainment programmes, Theatre and Touring Shows, Children’s Books, TV Shows, Characters & Mascots, Merchandise, Music Festivals and Training Courses.

ROUNAK KESHRI

Vice President Investment

Rounak, a 12-year expert in hotel and real estate investments, serves as VP of Investments. His role encompasses investment, acquisition, investor relations, and management. With a strong background at CBRE, JLL, Tata Group, and Mahindra & Mahindra in Asia.
Rounak holds a Master's in Real Estate from the University of Washington, an MBA from Pune University, and a Bachelor's from Delhi University. He was honored with the 2019 Young Achiever Award by the World Federation of Marketing Professionals.

Rajesh Sinhmar

FINANCE CONTROLLER

Rajesh Sinhmar, MBA(Finance) with 30 years of experience in various domains of Finance, while working with top hotels in the hospitality industry. Driven by continued learning & excellence, a self-starter and quick learner. Adept at implementing innovative practices to improve efficiency.

Having a vast experience of working with renowned brands in hospitality industry located in India like ITC Hotels Ltd, Park Hotel, The Grand New Delhi. Currently working as Finance Controller with Destination Hospitality Co., Ltd.

Netnapa Muankhoksoong

Senior Corporate Lawyer

From one of the best law schools in Thailand; Thammasat University, Gloy is an experienced lawyer in business and corporate law. She also has a background in litigation, criminal, labour, immigration and property law. She has held leadership roles in previous law firms, and stepped up to run her own consulting company before joining our organisation. She now oversees all legal matters for Destination Group.

KITTITOUCH SIRIRUB

LICENSE SPECIALIST

Sirirub has 20 years of experience in real estate covering retail, express store, restaurant, hotel and hostel industries. His experience comes from the well-known property agency, developer and owner that make him to understand the best practice solutions for managing, co-ordinating, negotiating and liasing with the government sectors. He is a part of the team who bought 4 hotels to Destination Group. He has a Master’s degree...

ROME PANITKULJUKKRAWAL

GENERAL MANAGER for Holiday inn Surin

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MARIO TAULIEN

General Manager - Radisson Hua Hin

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