Hajo von Keller, German National, grown up in Munich (Bavaria) moved to Thailand in 1996 to develop the families sporting goods business, initially opening an office with warehouse in Bangkok and later a Sport Shop in Phuket Town. At this stage, he did not plan to stay in Thailand very long, however the business was growing very fast and the team grew to around 25 staff, so the option to leave was diminishing monthly.  Due to the Asian crisis in 1997, he decided to consolidate the business, moved to Phuket to leave the at this time depressed city of Bangkok and started to work on the “resort idea”. Completely new to the hospitality industry, he was studying possibilities carefully, contacting several experienced hoteliers, as he believed to have found an interesting market niche. A Boutique Resort with lots of space, comfortable but not snobbish, different from the classic “square building” hotels. It took 6 months to find the land in Rawai, 3 months to convince the bank and 18 months to build the Mangosteen Resort, which opened in March 2003.

In the meantime the resort is more a hobby, a lifestyle, rather than work for him, enjoying every minute of it. But honestly, he would not like to work alone! Luckily, he has his wife Rose, sharing the same passion!

Rose von Keller, Thai National, born in the northern town of Chiang Rai, grown up mostly in Bangkok has been studying business and secretary and worked in famous hotels like The Oriental in Bangkok and Koh Samui as personal assistant to the General Managers. She moved to Phuket in 1987 to accept a position as Office Manager of a leading publishing company, later also took over the sales department in the same company. Her experience in organization and her skills in human resources, her ability to negotiate the best deals for the company have been essential for its success. Charming and always in good mood, she is a great motivator for the whole team and of course our children, who are studying hospitality to make sure the resort remains family managed. In 2018, she received the official “Spa Manager” Certificate by the Ministry of Public Health, Bangkok.

Spa Manager Rose von Keller

Dr. Subhash Annoji Shanbhag

Ayurveda Doctor

Ayurveda Doctor Mangosteen

Dr. Subhash, a practitioner of ancient medicinal system from India, “AYURVEDA“. A Bachelor’s Degree in Ayurveda science, trained and practiced in India under well-known teachers he has the ability to adapt and plan tailor made treatments to every individual. A core believer in LIVING WITH THE NATURE he utilizes the best of the nature has to offer at the best time. His sessions begin with detailed counseling on DOSHA, MEDICAL HISTORY and PULSE DIAGNOSIS.

A keen believer in YOGA and Meditation offers free YOGA session for all once a week for beginners and gives his best to all who are on a wellness holiday. Definitely give a try of the morning PRANAYAMA session with him with the Yoga an excellent base to any kind of meditation practice or well-being.  He started his career at Bangalore , India with Ittina Wellness in the year 2005 and is being practicing in Phuket under the proud banner of MANGOSTEEN Ayurveda Spa since 2011 offering private sessions of Ayurveda vital point Therapy, PANCHAKARMA detox programs, Group Spa Retreats, Diet Workshops, Health Talks and Hands on Retreats, Diet Workshops and Health Talks and Hands on Training.

Khun Grace
Pimyada Settawattanasiri

Spa Manager
Yoga Teacher

Pimyada Settawattanasiri, known as charming “Grace”, accidentally came across Yoga and meditation in the year 2000 when she was diagnosed to be suffering from a primary stage of abdominal cancer with severe aches and loss of appetite. With the Guidance of Achan Suthee Panthong of Pure Suthee Yoga she was introduced to Study Yoga Sutra, Hatha, Sivanandha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Raja Yoga which turned her life and the miraculous disappearance of the cancer too. Later her seeking into deeper Yoga knowledge let her pursue Certificate of Yoga Teacher at Prince of Songkhla University, Songkhla, Thailand in 2011 and Certificate of Meditation Higher Level at Wat Sommanat Wihan, Thailand in the same year.

With acquaintance in managing spa and yoga training at different well-known resorts and International schools across Thailand over the years, currently she is with Mangosteen Resort & Ayurveda Spa as the Spa Manager and Yoga specialist. Her courses usually start with 5 – 10 minutes of basic stretching and Meditation followed by Surya Namaskar of the Ashtanga Vinyasa flow with other Asana poses for 45 minutes and finishing with a definite Shavasana for that ultimate relaxation of the Body and the Mind.

Education & Experience:

2002 – bachelor’s Degree in marketing management from Sukhothai Thammathirat, BKK

2002 – Certificate of Basic Meditation Teacher Diploma from Willpower Institute, BKK. Thailand

2003 – Study Yoga Sutra, Hatha, Sivanandha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Raja Yoga with Kru Suthee Panthong, Pure Suthee Yoga, BKK

2004 – Certificate of Thai Foot Massage from Department for Development of Thai Traditional  and Alternative Medicine, BKK

2008 – Certificate of Thai Massage from Samutprakarn Institute for Skill Development Region 1, BKK

2009 – Certificate of Basic Meditation Level, Wat Sommanat Wihan, Thailand

2009 – Spa Manager Course, Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

2011 – Certificate of Yoga Teacher on Health from Faculty of Nursing, Prince of Songkhla University, Songkhla. Thailand

2011 – Certificate of Meditation Higher Level, Wat Sommanat Wihan, Thailand

2015 – 2017 Meditation Courses at Cherntawan International Meditation, Religious Center, Chiang Rai, Thailand.

2017 – Spa Manager & Yoga Teacher, The Mangosteen Resort & Ayurveda Spa