Our History
About Panthera Group

The story begins In 2005, on the crowded streets of Bangkok, where Paul Hayward and Michael Doherty form what would go on to become a storied alliance of two different hospitality firms. This event marks the beginning of the Panthera narrative. Within just a decade, they would become one of the country’s most successful operators of nightclubs.

They started their first restaurant in Phuket in 2006, and by 2007 they had expanded to multiple locations in Bangkok. In 2008, they opened more restaurants in Koh Samui and Pattaya.

Building on its previous accomplishments, the company made its debut in the nightlife industry in 2009 with the purchase of the iconic Qbar, located on Sukhumvit Soi 11, which was destined to become the heart of Bangkok’s clubland.

Between 2012–2013 saw the opening of Insanity nightclub, and in 2013 Levels Bangkok was added to the portfolio.

Sugar Club Bangkok opened its doors in 2015, establishing the group as one of the country’s most successful operators of nightclubs. In addition, the Panthera Group inaugurated its first medical facility in Bangkok’s upmarket Thonglor district and acquired the well-known Italian restaurant Rossano’s.

During 2018, a significant expansion for the company, with the inauguration of Sugar and Seduction nightclubs in Phuket as well as the purchase of the award-winning Whisgars Cigar Lounge, Craft, Slanted Taco, Birds Rotisserie, and what would become Sun Legal.

2019 saw the addition of Skylight Phuket and Molihua Media Group to the portfolio of businesses.

During 2021–2022, the Panthera Group collaborates with Mahakan Biotech Ltd on its most ambitious initiative, which officially signals Panthera Group’s entry into the burgeoning medical marijuana industry. Modernising and expanding its nightlife repertoire, Panthera Groups launches Juicy Nightclub on Sukhumvit Soi 11 and simultaneously undertakes a comprehensive renovation of its Bangkok offices located next to EMQuatier, to handle the company’s ever-expanding portfolio of ventures which also encompasses an excellent range of Business management services.

From 2022 to 2024, Panthera Group further expanded its presence in the cannabis industry. This included collaborating with Og Canna Company to open 12 retail stores (including a CBD specialist), establish a new alternative medical clinic, launch a distribution business, and develop an organic farm with processing center. Additionally, the Group renovated OG House near Bangkok’s W district, which now houses MMG, OG Canna Co and Boozia distribution. 

2005 - 2006

Panthera Group was co-founded by Paul Hayward and Michael Doherty by merging their separate hospitality companies with original outlets in Bangkok and Phuket. They opened their first restaurant together in Phuket in 2006.

2007 - 2010

First foray into the nightlife industry with the purchase of the iconic Qbar in 2009 in Bangkok. More restaurants and pubs opened.

2010 -2013

Further expansion into the nightlife industry with the opening of Insanity and Bash nightclubs in Bangkok. In 2013 Levels Nightclub was added to the portfolio.

2014 -2017

2015 Sugar Club opens in Bangkok to consolidate Panthera Group as one of the top nightclub operators in the country. The HE Clinic Thonglor opened in 2016, and the Iconic Rossano's Italian restaurant was also added to the restaurant portfolio.

2017 - 2020

Boozia Import Opens. A Large expansion in Phuket takes place with the opening of Sugar and Seduction nightclubs as well as Skylight. Other acquisitions include Sun Legal and MMG, as well as the award-winning Whisgars Cigar Lounge.

2020 - 2022

Panthera begins its largest project to date, Mahakan Biotech Ltd, which marks the group's entry into the medical marijuana business. Juicy Nightclub opens in Bangkok. The Head offices at Phrom Pong are refurbished, and all the group's operations are now managed from there.

2022 - 2024

Panthera Group further expanded its presence in the cannabis industry, collaborating with Og Canna Company to open 12 retail stores (including a CBD specialist), establishing a new alternative medical clinic, launching a distribution business, developing an organic farm with a processing center, and renovating OG House near Bangkok's W district to house MMG, OG Canna Co, and Boozia distribution.
Our History
About Panthera Group

They started their first restaurant in Phuket in 2006, and by 2007 they had expanded to multiple locations in Bangkok. In 2008, they opened more restaurants in Koh Samui and Pattaya.

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Building on its previous accomplishments, the company made its debut in the nightlife industry in 2009 with the purchase of the iconic Qbar, located on Sukhumvit Soi 11, which was destined to become the heart of Bangkok's clubland.

Between 2012–2013 saw the opening of Insanity nightclub, and in 2013 Levels Bangkok was added to the portfolio.

Sugar Club Bangkok opened its doors in 2015, establishing the group as one of the country's most successful operators of nightclubs. In addition, the Panthera Group inaugurated its first medical facility in Bangkok's upmarket Thonglor district and acquired the well-known Italian restaurant Rossano's.

During 2018, a significant expansion for the company, with the inauguration of Sugar and Seduction nightclubs in Phuket as well as the purchase of the award-winning Whisgars Cigar Lounge, Craft, Slanted Taco, Birds Rotisserie, and what would become Sun Legal.

2019 saw the addition of Skylight Phuket and Molihua Media Group to the portfolio of businesses.

During 2021–2022, the Panthera Group collaborates with Mahakan Biotech Ltd on its most ambitious initiative, which officially signals Panthera Group's entry into the burgeoning medical marijuana industry. Modernising and expanding its nightlife repertoire, Panthera Groups launches Juicy Nightclub on Sukhumvit Soi 11 and simultaneously undertakes a comprehensive renovation of its Bangkok offices located next to EMQuatier, to handle the company's ever-expanding portfolio of ventures which also encompasses an excellent range of Business management services.

2005 - 2006

Panthera Group was co-founded by Paul Hayward and Michael Doherty by merging their separate hospitality companies with original outlets in Bangkok and Phuket. They opened their first restaurant together in Phuket in 2006.

2007 - 2010

First foray into the nightlife industry with the purchase of the iconic Qbar in 2009 in Bangkok. More restaurants and pubs opened.

2010 -2013

Further expansion into the nightlife industry with the opening of Insanity and Bash nightclubs in Bangkok. In 2013 Levels Nightclub was added to the portfolio.

2014 -2017

2015 Sugar Club opens in Bangkok to consolidate Panthera Group as one of the top nightclub operators in the country. The HE Clinic Thonglor opened in 2016, and the Iconic Rossano's Italian restaurant was also added to the restaurant portfolio.

2017 - 2020

Boozia Import Opens. A Large expansion in Phuket takes place with the opening of Sugar and Seduction nightclubs as well as Skylight. Other acquisitions include Sun Legal and MMG, as well as the award-winning Whisgars Cigar Lounge.

2020 - 2022

Panthera begins its largest project to date, Mahakan Biotech Ltd, which marks the group's entry into the medical marijuana business. Juicy Nightclub opens in Bangkok. The Head offices at Phrom Pong are refurbished, and all the group's operations are now managed from there.

2022 - 2024

From 2022 to 2024, Panthera Group expanded its cannabis industry presence. This included opening retail stores, establishing a medical clinic, launching a distribution business, and developing a farm and processing center in Chiang Mai.