John Lim

A former scientist with no background in hospitality, John Lim is now the proud owner of two successful five‑star hotels overseas. The first is the luxurious all-suite Akyra Manor Chiang Mai which is currently undergoing a major expansion exercise. Manor Group recently formed a joint venture with Shimaya Stays to develop and manage its own townhouse- or machiya‑style serviced accommodation in Kyoto. When asked about his leadership style, John says, “If you can gain mutual understanding and respect from co-workers, success won’t be far away.”