The Austrian Garden Team

We are fully aware, that mainly our team is responsible for your satisfaction during your stay with us. The Team around Thomas Krieger and Robert Pagitsch was successfully guided and trained by the Hotel manger Somsong Thankmohk (Khun Oh).

Thomas Krieger

Thomas Krieger


Thomas Krieger moved his field of activity to Phuket a few years ago in order to be able to concentrate fully on the concerns of the Austrian Garden Hotel. In addition to managing the operational process, he takes care of the marketing of the hotel and is always happy to listen to the personal wishes of the guests.

Robert Pagitsch

Robert Pagitsch, a thoroughbred cook!


After the classical three years apprenticeship in Tyrol (western Austria), he stayed in several tourism areas in Austria to gain more experience in his job. During this time he worked as sous-chef at hotel Bräuwirt in Tyrol and as kitchen-chef at hotel Piuk in Carinthia. At the age of just 21 years, he cruised for two years as first-cook on board of the luxury Liner “Zenith” trough to the Caribbean seas. After that he went back to Austria and took over the position of kitchen-chef at the famous hotel Gotthard at the Arlberg for over two years. To gain more experience in the Asian cuisine, he planned to stay one year in Thailand and took over the kitchen of the well-known K-Hotel. This planed year was extended many years and so he stays meanwhile over 22 years in Phuket, 13 years as kitchen-chef and nine years as Manager. The family guy keeps himself fit with football and tennis, loves deep-sea-fishing, searching for mushrooms and being together with family and friends at a nice dinner. Robert is resonsible for the Culinary at the Austrian Garden Restaurant.

Somsong Thankmohk “Oh”


Nobody works longer in the Austrian Garden than our “Khun Oh”. In the year 1993 she started as receptionist in the former Patong Penthouse and in the last 20 years the todays hotel-professional could get experience in all parts of the hotel business. In hers position as operation manager she is responsible for nearly everything in the hotel. The staff reports directly to her and all organizational and technical belongings have to pass her hands. Khun Oh speaks Thai, Englisch and German and is always available for the wishes of our guest.