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Yuttapoom Canyuk, Senior Graphic Designer, Minor Hotels' Corporate Office

Grow With Us, features a monthly series of inspirational stories of team members and their career journeys with Minor Hotels so far.  

Thins months' story features Yuttapoom Canyuk, Senior Graphic Designer, Minor Hotels' Corporate Office

Khun Yuttapoom Canyuk (Bank) joined Minor Hotels' corporate office in 2008. In his current role as Senior Graphic Designer, Khun Bank is at the forefront of the development of Minor Hotels' brands. After graduating from art school, he joined the advertising business. Working in creative agencies exposed him to clients from different industries, including hospitality. Khun Bank loved designing for hotel brands – "I think they're so dynamic and interesting" – so when he saw an opening in Minor Hotels' design team, he jumped at the chance.

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How can we ensure you meet your full potential?

To enable our next generation of leaders, Minor Hotels works to identify a number of our most talented individuals and empower them with high-impact career coaching, training and support in achieving individually determined objectives. See a brief overview of our three Leadership Journeys and stories from three recent participants:


Ascent is open to new hospitality management graduates. This journey fast tracks graduate to their preferred career destination. Following a 6-month rotation through all hotel departments at the Assistant Manager level, Ascent trainees spend another 12-months specializing in one department as an Assistant Department Head.


Endeavour aims to support the development of our internal high potential, high performing Heads of Department within the Minor Hotels team. After nomination by General Managers and a selection process, the Endeavour leaders grow with us on a journey of 9 months through a combination of on-the-job learning, coaching, peer learning in group sessions, leadership development and three projects focusing on customer service, a corporate social responsibility event and revenue maximization. A formal assessment of their growth takes place at the end of their journey and thereafter they are ready to move into their next role in their career.


Horizon is open to high performing, high potential leaders in number two roles in Minor hotels. After nomination by General Managers and a selection process, the participants embark on a custom-designed journey of 9 months following a road-map of growth merging learning via participation in special projects and leadership development supported by coaching and peer learning. In addition, Horizon leaders complete three projects on customer service, a sustainable corporate social responsibility partnership and revenue maximization.  A formal assessment of their growth takes place at the end of their journey and thereafter they are ready to take on the challenge of their next career step.

Leadership Journeys

  • Yimin Guan (Yumi)

    Ascent 2016 - 2017

    "The most impact for me during my Ascent Learning Journey is to implement the wellness workshop. It is a new experience for me working in Spa. The workshop includes 3 sessions – DIY Infused Water, DIY Essential Oil Diffuser and Spa Treatment. Guests can learn how to do the mini DIY wellness activities at home and continue with the healthy lifestyle. This new activities teaches me there are many opportunities to discover the new trend in Spa. Ascent is a programme that improves my skills and knowledge on a daily base."

    About Yumi:

    Joined Minor Hotels as an Ascent Programme Trainee in April 2016, following a Master Graduation from the Cesar Ritz College Switzerland.

  • Surapa Porchan

    Endeavour 2016

    "I love the opportunity to learn new tasks and skills from different area/departments. The Endeavour Programme helped me to shape my management skills and to further grow as a leader. However I have to say that my growth and development could not have been done without the support of my team, that assisted in various projects."

    Joined Minor Hotels in May 2011 as Front Office Manager at the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Thailand.

  • Farah Jaber

    Horizon 2016

    "The Horizon Program was an eye opening experience throughout its 9 months as I did go through all possible outcomes to the projects I needed to realize from failures to successes. One aspect it has demonstrated is that even if some of your initiatives do not have the desired outcomes, you learn not to give up on an idea with ease and keep trying with a different approach. This leadership journey is as much yours as it is to the people you will involve into making it a success, everyone benefits from it.

    About Farah:

    Joined Minor Hotels in April 2013 as Executive Assistant Manager i/c Operations at the Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas, holding this position until February 2016. He was then transferred and promoted as Resident Manager of the Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel & Oaks Bangkok Sathorn and recently announced General Manager at our Anantara Mui Ne Resort.