Supatra Chirathivat (center), Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Social Responsibilities of Centara Hotels & Resorts together with Sumanee Gunakasem (3rd from right) and Payom Valaiphatchra (3rd from left), Executive Vice President of Syllable Co., Ltd. presided over “Again” Art Exhibition Opening Ceremony by Kingtun Pakinee Rattana (2nd from left). Some proceeds will be donated to Art for Cancer by Ireal foundation. Event held at Sky Lobby Lounge, Centara Grand at CentralWorld.
Marking the 8th consecutive year of great success since 2012, Centara Grand Hua Hin’s regarded Annual Scholarship Ceremony recently shared great pleasure with Hua Hin community, granting a combined Baht 150,000 worth of scholarships and gifts to underprivileged children in remote area.
The afternoon of Friday, January 17, 2020 saw another happy moment as Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin successfully organised its Annual Scholarship Ceremony 2020 at the hotel’s beautiful Colonial Hall, marking the 8th year of great support to Hua Hin’s local community.
Led by David Martens, General Manager & Corporate Director of Operations Hua Hin, Krabi, Samui & Vietnam, the event also welcomed Sirapan Kamolpramote, adviser to the Mayor of Hua Hin, Soraya Homchuen, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand (Prachuap Khirikhan Office) and Wassana Srikanchana, President of the Cha-Am Hua Hin Tourism Business Association, who joined the ceremony to congratulate the students, personally presenting each child with scholarships and gifts they wished for, such as bikes, radio, mobile phones, sport equipment as well as school uniforms.
The Amari Phuket team, led by Pierre-Andre Pelletier – Regional Vice-President, Operations – Southern Thailand, Vietnam and the Maldives (left), Tipaporn Koonphol – Deputy General Manager (middle), and Richard Margo – Hotel Manager (right), attended a celebration of Amari Phuket’s 35th anniversary.
On the day of the celebration, Amari Phuket held a religious ceremony, and provided fun for the team accompanied by the cutting of the birthday cake. For more than three decades of operation, Amari Phuket has exemplified success in the hospitality industry, and has been a strong supporter of the local community in terms of CSR activities participation. In 2020, Amari Phuket takes pride in its growth as a company, and has a strong commitment to continue delivering outstanding service to its guests.
Cape Nidhra Hotel, Hua Hin, led by Christian Roeschli (4th left), the hotel's General Manager, together with the hotel management team granted New Year 2020 greetings to Punlop Singhasenee (centre), Prachuap Khiri Khan's Governor at Prachuap Khiri Khan Provincial Office.
Hotel team members seen in the photo from left:
Arunee Klinjan, Chief Accountant; Sompob Yimyor, Chief Engineer; Mr.Singhasenee; Mr.Roeschli and Angkana Sodsai, Financial Controller.
Fifth Edition of Thailand Yacht Show Positions Thailand as Primary Asian Destination in Global Yachting Arena
The fifth edition of the Thailand Yacht Show is today officially opening at the Royal Phuket Marina. The on-water display is a first-class array of over 50 luxury yachts and boats, including several world and Asian premieres, from the region’s leading brokers and the world’s best-known boat builders.
During four days from 9th- 12th January 2020, the Yacht Show turns the marina into a bustling hub for all things luxury, highlighting Phuket as Asia’s premier cruising destination and a maritime heaven for leisure boating enthusiasts. Targeting yachting aficionados and wealthy lifestyle enthusiasts from all over the region, the Thailand Yacht Show is positioning Thailand in its rightful place as the primary Asian destination in the global yachting arena.
Andy Treadwell, CEO of event organiser Verventia, said “The Thailand Yacht Show is an international showcase for Thailand’s yachting and luxury lifestyle, and its world-renowned hospitality culture. We are here to promote Thailand and Phuket as the main hub for high-spending yacht tourism and for the international yachting industry in Asia. This island is now recognized as the centre of one of the most beautiful yachting destinations in the world – the ASEAN seas rank alongside the Mediterranean and the Caribbean in terms of destinations, dive spots, beaches and tropical islands just waiting to be discovered.”
Phuket governor Phakaphong Tavipatana, said at the opening ceremony, “We are delighted that the Thailand Yacht Show is becoming an event of international standing, bringing together brands and dealers of the highest quality and international repute to present their best products at the Show. Through the Thailand Yacht Show, Phuket gets closer to its objective of becoming the preferred winter destination for high-value international yachting tourists. The global spotlight shines on Thailand with the Show combining the very best aspects of the yacht and superyacht lifestyle, bringing the biggest and most important brands to showcase their newest products and to do business on the beautiful shores of Phuket. All of this translates into direct and indirect economic benefit for our local economy.”
Richard Allen, General Manager of Simpson Marine, says “We are very pleased with our confirmed line-up at the 2020 Thailand Yacht Show. We will present six yachts including at least three Asia Premieres which is a great achievement and a showcase of Simpson Marine’s rich portfolio of the world’s leading brands. There will be something for everyone with models from San Lorenzo, Monte Carlo Yachts, Fairline Yachts, Benneteau, Lagoon Catamarans, and Aquila Power Catamarans. In addition, we will be promoting our own services with great offers on Yacht Charter both in Thailand and the rest of the world. Our Yacht Care Team will have packages for yacht owners seeking care-free ownership and we will also be offering advice on yacht registration as Simpson Marine is an authorised agent for the Langkawi Yacht Registry. As in every year, the show is a great chance to meet new and existing owners and yachting enthusiasts from Thailand and abroad. I look forward to seeing everyone there.”
Robert Maurer-Loeffler (back row, 4th from left), General Manager & Corporate Director of Operations (City Hotels Thailand), led management and staff of Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld presents a donation and hosts a special lunch for children of Foundation for the Blind in Thailand under the Royal Patronage of HM the Queen on the occasion of National Children’s Day.
Khan Prachuabmor (back row, 5th from left), Director and Secretary of Foundation for the Blind in Thailand under the Royal Patronage of HM the Queen, receives the donation.
Photo shows from back row left to right:
-Chonmanee Suwannachoti, Front Office Manager of Centara Grand at CentralWorld
-Maxi - Freda Gavino, Executive Assistant Manager - Bangkok Convention Centre (BCC)
-Bernd Rudigier, Executive Assistant Manager – Food & Beverage of Centara Grand at CentralWorld
-Dr. Bundit Pudyen, Director of The Bangkok School for The Blind
-Tipawan Supapakdee, Director of Human Resources of Centara Grand at CentralWorld
Mrs. Thippaporn Ahriyavraromp, Group CEO of DTGO Corporation Limited, has been included on the 13th Annual Heroes of Philanthropy list, compiled by Forbes Asia to honour those prominent men and women who have shown significant dedication to solving some of the most pressing issues facing societies in the Asia-Pacific region in 2019.
Forbes Asia selects its honourees by “reviewing their monetary contributions, the depth of their involvement, and the reach of their philanthropic efforts”. Inclusion on this list recognizes the 3 decades Mrs. Ahriyavraromp has spent pursuing her vision of a better society for all through ‘business-social’ entrepreneurship.
Mrs. Ahriyavraromp established the DTGO group in 1993 and credits her father, Mr. Dhanin Chearavanont, Senior Chairman of the CP Group, inspiring her to seek ways to combine business success with societal contribution to create lasting impact.
“My father’s vision in philanthropy had led the group to set up ecosystems for long-term support rather than to simply do charity,” she said. “We have taken his guiding principles to heart, that all our undertakings, to which we devote our intellect, our strength, and our time, must benefit the people at large, the society we live in, our organization, and all other stakeholders.”
In keeping with these ideas, DTGO incorporates ambitious social and environmental goals into its core businesses, building a community of smart and good-hearted people who care for society at large, under the corporate motto ‘Adding Value in Everything We Do’. The group also dedicates 2% of its top-line revenue to initiatives in education, healthcare, and the environment.
Amari Phuket’s representative, Pierre-Andre Pelletier, Regional Vice-President, Operations – Southern Thailand, Vietnam and the Maldives (right), was the host of a warm welcome given to the board and members of the Swiss Society Phuket, as well as special guests, at a Christmas celebration and annual get-together dinner at Rim Talay Restaurant, Amari Phuket.