Meet some of the Hotel Staff
There are three staff to every cottage at Poppies. We can't show you all of them, but here are a few friendly faces you might recognise.
James McManaman leads the Poppies team as the resort’s General Manager.
His background includes 35 years of hospitality management experience with luxury resorts and private clubs in America, South Africa and South East Asia.
James will do everything he can to ensure that his team will meet your expectations.
The Thai Kitchen is run by long term employee Khun Wantanee.
She joined the hotel at the opening aged 17 and is a wonderfully instinctive Chef who prepares dishes in the 'southern style'.
Try one of her Kantoke dishes to sample a balanced selection of her mouth watering temptations.
The Western Kitchen is headed up by Khun Noi. Over the last 18 years Khun Noi has served under four notable expatriate Executive Chefs who have each made a major contribution to our success and reputation.
Early in 2009 we decided that Khun Noi was not only ready but thoroughly deserving of the "top job". He has assumed his new responsibilities flawlessly and has introduced many of his own signature dishes to the menu.
In charge of reception and reservations is Khun Jeab.
Khun Jeab has a warm personality, as well as professionalism, and is one of our favourite employees of almost all our returning guests over the past 12 years.
She and her team can arrange excursions, elephant trekking, boat charter, airline reservations, diving, snorkelling, tailors, banks and car hire, to name but a few.
Khun Renu is our very experienced Restaurant Manager is the lady who directs our restaurant team and delivers the service levels we have become famous for over the years.
She is also the lady to see to reserve that special table.
Khun Lek is our wonderful Assistant Restaurant Manager.
Be warned - her happy personality is infectious and you will soon become a fan. She will remember your preferences and make your breakfast a delightful experience.
Khun Prasert is our Chief Engineer and he has been with Poppies since construction began in 1993.
It’s good to have an engineer who literally built the hotel! He's in charge of the gardens too.
Khun Aksorn is our Accounting Manager and has been with Poppies since 1999.
A fully qualified accountant she keeps us all on our toes and makes sure your bills are correct!
In charge of Housekeeping is Khun Nee who has also been with Poppies from the opening day in 1994.
This hardworking lady is the power house behind the scenes and still finds time to prepare all our flower arrangements and room decorations.
We are very fortunate to have a Guest Relations Manager who knows our island and its interesting spots so well. Khun June's private island tour is famous and highly recommended by all our well-travelled guests.
All your special requests regarding Poppies or our island will be taken care of swiftly and smoothly. Please feel free to contact her via the enquiry form if you have any questions before your arrival.
Nicholas is in charge of Guest Relations in the evening at the Restaurant and Bar. From France, "Nicco" loves living on Samui and enjoys his role of speaking with all of our evening guests, ensuring their satisfaction.
We are pleased to have Khun Ploy join the Poppies team, after working for multiple resort properties on Koh Samui and Koh Phangan.
She leads the team of Poppies 82 staff members from a Human Resources prospective.
Khun Mo is our Spa manager. Her very friendly service and her great massages impress our new guests, as well as returning guests.
Ask her personal advice which massage will suit you the best! You can also browse the spa menu before your arrival.
As you will spend so much time of your holiday on the beach, please meet Khun Suthep (right) and Khun Santi (left) who's mission it is to keep you 'watered', 'fed' and 'comfortable' on the beach and around the pool.