We meet the cover star of our annual men’s issue—beau-about-town, society host and managing director of Thailand’s leading jewellery house Beauty Gems—at Bangkok Marriott Hotel, The Surawongse for a 10am start in the hotel’s beautifully appointed and ultra-spacious Amornphiman Royal Suite.

With the Tatler team, Suriyon’s secretarial entourage, representatives from Pacifica Group—which kindly provided the stylish garments worn by our cover boy—and our photography and styling unit, there was a constant buzz of activity and purpose during the shoot. 

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Photo: Courtesy of Mika Apichatsakol

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Insider: If he were to pick an alternate career, Suriyon would love to work in the entertainment industry, singing, acting, modelling—you name it

(Photo: Courtesy of Mika Apichatsakol)

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Photo: Courtesy of Mika Apichatsakol

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Photo: Courtesy of Mika Apichatsakol

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Photo: Courtesy of Mika Apichatsakol

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Photo: Courtesy of Mika Apichatsakol

 

It was interesting to see how work follows the busy Suriyon around—between shots and while grabbing a quick lunch, his secretaries were constantly presenting him documents to read and sign. Not that he found this a distraction. And neither was he put off by our desire to photograph him in many of the hotel’s elegant locations, including the suite, the Phraya Lounge and poolside at the 18th floor.

Laid back and down to earth, Suriyon put our team at ease with a steady stream of banter and witty conversation, which made the make-up, styling, outfit changes and camera and lighting set up something of a breeze. Rocking apparel from Etro and Coach, the dapper 40-something businessman nailed the shots our photographer was after without any difficulty and afterwards admitted that he’d really enjoyed the process. So did we!

Stayed tuned this month for the full feature on Suriyon, or pick up our October 2018 Men's Issue on newsstands!

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