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Christopher Stafford

137 Pillars Hotels and Resorts

Chief Operating Officer

A hotel management career started in 1972 from my home tows in Gothenburg Sweden as a Bellman at age 16 ! From there I have worked in Australia, Norway, Tahiti, Hawaii/USA, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Maldives. I have a BBA Hotel Management from University of Hawaii and an Masters from Macquarie University Sydney, Australia. I speak 5 languages and I am an active participant in sports – particularly polo.

Career include working with Westin Oslo, the Regent Sydney, Bali Hai Moorea/Tahiti, the founding General Manager of the Anantara Group and subsequently Vice President Operations for the same group for 7 years. Following this I was Vice President Operations & Business Development for SilverNeedle Hospitality in South East Asia. Currently since 2015 I am Chief Operating Officer and founder of 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts with aims to expand our operations in Asia as a leading luxury boutique hotel operator – we have hotels in Bangkok and Chiang Mai with further properties under development in Phuket and Phang Nga.