Pathway Spa Lifestyle Club, Nanjing, China
    Visit website: http://www.pathway-spa.com
    Pathway Spa Lifestyle Club, Nanjing, China
    Visit website: http://www.pathway-spa.com
    Pathway Spa Lifestyle Club, Nanjing, China
    Visit website: http://www.pathway-spa.com
  • 4 Thailand Tourism Awards 2010
    Sivara Spa, Koh Chang, Thailand
  • 5 Carissa Spa
    Sea Pearl Lifestyle Club, Phuket, Thailand
  • 6 Carissa Spa
    Sea Pearl Lifestyle Club, Phuket, Thailand
  • 7 Carissa Spa
    Sea Pearl Lifestyle Club, Phuket, Thailand


This is to certify that Khun Pornphen Lalitnuntikul in her position as Managing Director of Iwara Spa Co. Ltd. has over many years, and is continuing, to provide first class, professional and highly reliable Spa Management to Amari Hotels and Resorts.

Khun Pornphen has a very solid background in all matters related to Spa services, from pre-opening services, training of staff, to the ongoing, full management of spas. Her hands on approach and personal care and attention to all of her outlets, ensures that services are of the highest standards at all times. She is a person of high integrity, no-nonsense business approach yet always very charming to deal with

I can highly recommend Khun Pornphen and Iwara Spa to anyone in need of professional Spa Management.

Kurt Rufli
Managing Director (retired)
Amari Hotels and Resorts

We are very fortunate to have the pleasure and the privilege of working with such a professional consultancy service from the inception to the weekly smooth management of the Sivara Spa brand. New ideas are warmly welcomed, training is precise and no request is insurmountable. Pornphen's level of commitment to ensuring a high quality luxury spa is absolute.

Pierre-Andre Pelletier /General Manager
Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok

I found Ms. Pornphen Lalitnuntikul to be pleasant, professional and diligent in the performance of her duties. She is also very creative, and has a good eye for detail. Her vision and creativity are felt in every property she is involved with.  She has a unique and unparalleled talent for infusing the local culture into every fabric of the surroundings while seamlessly bringing a sense of trendiness into play as well.  Her talent for bringing luxury without pretension makes all of her projects and properties destinations themselves.  There is no one that creates a cultural palate for the senses like she does!

Ziya Birkan
Former Executive Director
Banyan Tree Spa and Angsana Spa

I have worked with Iwara Spa and Pornphen for 3 years for the opening of the distinctive Resort Indigo Pearl. Khun Pornphen was in charge along with the Owners and the Management team to put in place all the Spa standards, employees selection, recruitment and training; developing natural Spa products; developing Spa retail items; put in place all Spa menus, etc.... Pornphen and her team has done a fantastic job for us and continues to strive quality and commitment since then by continuously proposing employees trainings, suggesting new products or services. It is a real pleasure working with her and I hope I can maintain such a relationship for many years to come.

Arnaud Girodon
General Manager
Indigo Pearl Resort
Phuket, Thailand

Over the last 4 years, we have worked extensively with Khun Pornphen and her company Iwara Spa in the creation of Spa Indochine at Hotel de la Paix where her involvement started at the design stage with designer Bill Bensley and followed through to the training and establishment of the leading Spa in Siem Reap. Her on going reviews and training has ensured that its position within the market has been maintained.

We also had the pleasure of working with Iwara Spa during the re-development of the Spa at Indigo Pearl. Here again both in design and treatment development and training, the work of Pornphen and her team has been excellent. This work continues as owners, operators and most importantly clients find her services to be above and beyond their expectations.

It is without any reservations that we would recommend the professional and experienced services of Khun Pornphen and her team at Iwara Spa whenever there is a project involving a destination Spa facility.

Bill Black / Managing Director - Ativa Hospitality

This is to certify that during Khun Pornphen Lalitnuntikul’s employment with Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts (May 1996 – May 2000), she was under my care from May 1996 to April 1997. I was then CEO of the Thai Wah Group of which Banyan Tree is a member.

During that time, Khun Pornphen demonstrated a strong sense of commitment to her responsibilities. She helped set up the Spa business and build the Banyan Tree Spa brand. She showed good leadership and was well liked by her colleagues. I have no hesitation in recommending her for any employment or business partnership.

Joti Bhokavanij
Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts