Owner of Kept Secrets Travel Marcos Pires and Jindawan Suphan

ABOUT US


Co-founders Marcos Pires and Jindawan Suphan bring a deep passion for luxury travel and the best kept travel secrets for all of Asia’s top destinations. The pair has a wealth of experience in the high end hotelier and fine dining industry, having worked with some of the most elite properties in the hottest spots in the tourist industry around the world. The two are also extremely enthusiastic about finding the hidden and authentic spots in each destination they visit, taking in the best of local culture, off the beaten path adventure, gourmet food, and pampering boutique stays in every locale.

For Brazilian born Marcos Pires, his entry to the world of exotic and elegant travel began when he was a boy. At the young age of thirteen, he wandered off on his own to Rio de Janeiro, staying at the regal Copacabana Palace and getting his first taste of the high end hotel world. Spurred on by this journey and a dream of luxury travel, Pires continued on to a career in sales and marketing after graduating from the esteemed Glion Hospitality School in Switzerland and then working with some of the most prestigious 5 star properties around the globe, including spots such as the Orient Express trains and cruises, worked for The Luxury Collection in Middle East, the Hotel Prince de Galles in Paris, France, managing the Parisian hotels in New York for the acclaimed French Concorde Hotel chain, and the Opposite House by Swire in Beijing, China. Marcos also managed all Sales & Marketing operations of the ultra luxury acclaimed The Siam Hotel in Bangkok.

For Jindawan Suphan, a native of Thailand, marketing the top brands in luxury travel has been a forte, as she brings over 20 years of dedicated professionalism in the travel industry combined with an extensive list of Asian contacts and in depth travel knowledge of the region. Jindawan has worked as a sales manager for the ultra-prestigious Aman Resorts in Indonesia, as well as being the sales and marketing director for the One and Only at Reethi Rah in the Maldives, manager of the Cendant Travel Group in Southeast Asia, and also a stint as sales director at the swank Peninsula in Bangkok. She also worked for over 3 years as Regional Assistant Director of Sales & Marketing for Belmond Hotels ( formally known as Orient-Express Hotels and resorts ).

With their background in the luxury travel industry and personal experiences taking in all the top spots around the region, Marcos and Jin were constantly being asked for travel tips and information about where to go, what to do, and where to stay, dine, and drink, and shop, as well as taking in requests from friends and acquaintances to make hotel bookings and arrange travel itineraries. From this, a realization that they were true travel connoisseurs emerged, and the pair decided to found Kept Secrets, which seeks to offer the best of travel to the most discerning of travellers. Some say that the best travel finds should only be kept secret, but at Kept Secrets, sharing all of the best of true travel is what it is all about, along with the most personalized service ensuring that a client’s holiday really is as fantastic as they imagined it would be and even more.