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.