The story of Thavorn Hospitality began in the 1950s with the conceptualization of the Thavorn Hotels, Phuket’s first full-service hotel, equipped with restaurants, room service, laundry, and professionally trained staff. Before the Thavorn Hotels, Phuket only had bed and breakfast-styled hotels, incapable of delivering professional international standard hotel service. Mr. Tilok Thavornwongwongse, the founder, wanted to upgrade the level of guest experience in Phuket hotels and, at the same time, find new income sources for the primitive island, which at the time earned most income from rubber plantations and Tin mining. The venture was very ambitious and daunting for local developers at the time. Little did Mr. Tilok know that the Thavorn Hotel would inspire other Phuket developers to take the first serious step into the service industry. Today, the Thavorn Hotel, which has become one of the island’s most significant heritage sites, still serves as a testament to the founder’s desire for better hotels guest experience in Phuket.