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With a history of success, we have built a growing team of seasoned professionals to lead, develop and deliver experiences at each hotel beyond guest expectations.

corporate team
Gordon Oldham

Gordon Oldham

Co-Founder, Chairman

With extensive experience as a hotel developer and owner, founding The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts as well a owner and Managing Partner of OLN Law, one of Hong Kong’s leading law firm’s, Gordon provides key entrepreneurial leadership to the organisation.

Niels Huby

Co-Founder, CEO

Niels has been in South East Asia for nine years working as a consultant in security and economic intelligence sectors as well as managing complex projects for extractive companies. A relatively newcomer in the hospitality industry, Niels is responsible for stimulating the growth of Explorar Hotels & Resorts by building partnerships with hotel owners around the region as well as setting up new collaborations with wide-ranging actors beyond the traditional hospitality industry to offer guests a truly unique experience.

Tim Sargeant

Co-Founder, CMO

With over 10 years of Hotel & Resort marketing, Tim provides key direction and initiative in developing the Explorar brand and marketing strategy. Tim’s dynamic approach, skills and knowledge are key to Explorar Hotels & Resorts success as the Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder.

Pieter Willaert

Director of Development

With over 25 years of experience in the travel industry, Pieter began as a Publisher for leading travel trade publications in Belgium & Luxemburg, Travel Magazine, and built his career path to Group Director of Sales & Marketing for a Thai hotel group with hotels in Thailand and Laos. A veteran in South East Asia with a stronghold in connections, Pieter is a crucial mechanism in the development and growth of Explorar Hotels & Resorts.
Graphic Designer

Pattaraporn Phechlorlean

Creative Design Manager

Known by her nick-name, Khun Fon, Fon brings over 10 years of graphics, branding, advertising and concept design experience to the table. Fon is an important member of the Explorar Hotels & Resorts corporate team working closely with the marketing team, driving brand concepts, guidelines and development. Her skills and knowledge play a critical role as Creative Designer Manager.
hotel & Resort team

Adam Boulton

General Manager |  Explorar Koh Samui

With over a decade of hospitality experience, Adam has a successful track record of pre-openings and managing large properties in Thailand. Adam’s people-focussed approach is the core guidance both in our human ressources philosophy whilst ensuring guests expectations are fulfilled with utmost care.

Linsley Medor

General Manager |  Explorar Koh Phangan

Hailing from the beautiful island of Mauritius, Linsley has two decades of operational and front desk experience in the Middle East, the Indian Ocean and Asia. With his passion for hospitality and wealth of experiences, Linsley manages on a daily basis one of our flagships hotels while contributing to set up our group operating standards.

Vladimir Siljegovic

Area Executive Chef


Coming from a renowned family of French restaurateurs, Chef Vladimir distinctive culinary vision blends traditional French cooking with contemporary Asian flair. Formerly an executive chef with Kempinsky and Rosewood hotels around South East Asia, he leads Explorar F&B lab to offer unique experimental culinary experiences to our guests and partners.

Radanat Butakhiaw

Area Director of Sales

Khun Pick brings over 20 years of sales & marketing experience to lead the sales team. Based in Koh Samui, Khun Pick looks after both Explorar Koh Samui & Explorar Koh Phangan properties and is excited to showcase our unique offerings to future guests.