Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok Hotel
KIMPTON MAA-LAI BANGKOK APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR OF RESTAURANTS AND BARS
(3 January 2024 – Bangkok, Thailand) – Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok, Bangkok’s buzzing Langsuan hotel, has appointed Justin Pallack as the new Director of Restaurants & Bars as he sets to oversee its five bustling and innovative restaurants and bars as well as the other dining experiences.
Justin Pallack brings 25 years of industry wisdom to the capital of the Land of Smiles. His illustrious career spans multiple roles across New York and then to Miami Beach where he served as General Manager of the multiple award-winning, Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company. Driven by his passion and bolstered by successes, he was beckoned to Asia; assuming the role of General Manager at the pioneering cocktail destination, 28 HongKong Street then subsequently serving as the pre-opening Director of Restaurants & Bars at the Mondrian Singapore Duxton.
As the flagship of Kimpton Hotels & Resorts in Asia, Justin is familiar with Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok and its diverse array of restaurants and bars. Expressing his excitement, Justin remarked, 'The reputation of Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok is stellar. Many of my peers have gotten animated when they learn that I will join this remarkable operation. Each time I’ve walked through the hotel doors, it's been electric. I’ve seen our many beautiful guests enjoying the space in their own ways, and I am proper thrilled to have the opportunity to play an important role here.”
As a native New Yorker, Justin is fascinated with vibrant and diverse cultures and how those cultures manifest in nightlife. The convergence of these passions within the restaurant and bar industry makes it his dream profession. As a hotelier, he infuses enthusiasm and dedication into every role, leading his teams by example and bringing creative visions to life. Mentorship holds profound significance in Justin’s approach, a value he chooses to prioritise through his leadership style. He believes that it is incumbent upon a leader to share freely of their wisdom and to provide a roadmap to those they would lead to find their own version of success.
No stranger to triumph, Justin Pallack says that "the opportunity to open the restaurant or bar doors every day is the greatest award possible. This industry allows you to fill your days with the joy of interacting with wide swaths of fascinating people. If you enjoy doing this, you have already won.” “I love when our effort allows our guests to experience the types of magic moments that are only possible in thoughtfully operated venues” Justin added.
To close it off with some fun facts, Justin was a Deejay for many years and a nightlife photographer with a passion for Caribbean culture. His favourite classic cocktails? Brown Derby, Bees Knees, and the Last Word. He loves spending time in the cinema, watching the New York Knicks, and professional boxing.