The Admiral’s Pub and Restaurant at the Hotel Mermaid in Sukhumvit soi 29 will see a change in management from June 15 as Danish Bent Laasholdt and his wife Na will be handing over the reins to the Hotel Mermaid.
The cozy pub that offers a Scandinavian atmosphere with a maritime look and Danish memorabilia has been managed by Bent and Na for the past year and a half, but the couple has now decided to call it quits with another year and a half to go on the contract. From June 15 the Hotel Mermaid will operate all food and beverage outlets on its own.
Managing Director at the Hotel Mermaid, Jorgen Lundbaek, assures that guests will see no difference when Bent and Na leaves the Admiral.
“Asides from the management nothing will be changed at all and guests will see no difference. We will still have the Scandinavian style and the chefs are the same,” he explained to ScandAsia.
However, not everything will be the same. The name “Admiral’s” will move on along with Bent and Na, though they are not sure what the next move will be. Na and her team still operate the Cafe Odin at Bangsaray Nordic Resort during the high season and also still offer outside catering for private Functions and Parties.
When asked about the decision to abandon ship, Bent explains that the couple and the Hotel Mermaid had different views on the management.
“There were some differences in how we believed that things should run. We are used to owning our own business and we did not feel as though we were going in the same direction as the Hotel Mermaid.”
He emphasizes that there is absolutely no bad blood between himself and the Hotel Mermaid.
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