Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Denis Thouvard (centre), General Manager together with hotel staff received the winner trophy of the best decorated float of the parade with the theme of Harry Potter from His Excellency Tony Cotter, Irish Ambassador (2nd right) for the 9th St. Patrick’s day in Pattaya recently.
Hilton Pattaya organized the annual running competition ‘the 6th Staircase Race Earth Hour Run’ with over 70 participants including Mr.Bhunanan Patanasin, Association Secretary of Pattaya Business & Tourism Association, the representatives of Pattaya City Police Station, CentralFestival Pattaya Beach and Pattaya medias. The event held to support a global campaign ‘Earth Hour’ and to create awareness of energy saving in local community.
The runners had to run up to 660 stairs instead of using elevators from Welcome Lobby on level 1 to Horizon Rooftop Restaurant & Bar on level 34. The competition was divided into 4 categories; Individual Male, Individual Female, Group and Best Costume in ‘Creative Sustainability’ concept. The winners of each category are as followings:
Make this summer more joyful, with outstanding activewear for outdoors and water activities from ‘Wakingbee’ in Spring/Summer 2019 collection, ‘Wakingbee x Taew Swim and Sweat’ featuring Taew-Natapohn Tameeruks as special guest designer
Make exercise more fun, and enhance self-confidence with activewear from ‘Wakingbee’ brand, popular feminine style active wear among health-conscious girls, and celebrities.
The brand is operated by Chalita Hongsakul, Brand’s Manging Director who organizes a fashion show to unveil the special collection for Spring/Summer 2019 season, honored by talented actress Taew-Natapohn Tameeruks as a designer to create the collection, ‘Wakingbee x Taew Swim and Sweat’, inspired by the beauty under the ocean transmitted to new format of activewear which can be worn for water activities as well, practical in function and design which perfectly address modern ladies’ lifestyle at Escape Bangkok, 5th Floor, The EmQuartier Shopping Complex Recently.
The fashion show was honored by many celebrities with healthy lifestyle, such as Ploypayap Srikarnchana, Haruethai Jayant Na Ayudhaya, Jarospan Svasti Na Ayudhya, Karuna Vatchanaphukka, Nasha Jungkankul, Tawanna Thara, Arisa Aswanichakorn, Nishsha Boonyagorn, Yada Rungwattanaphak, Voranun Chantrasmi, Khanidtha Daroonnate, Ascha Charoenrasameekiat, Chompunood Rojsiriruch, and more.
Including famous actresses, such as Mutmee-Pimdao Panichsamai, Prang-Kannarun Wongkhajonglai, Diana Flipo, Nicha-Nuttanicha Dungwattanawanich, Namtan-Pichukkana Wongsarattanasilp, Ice-Amena Gul, Ja-Jittapa Jampathom, Gam-Wichayanee Piaklin, Bie-Thassapak - Gubgib-Sumonthip Hsu, Dow-Pimthong Washirakom, Namtan-Chalita Suansane and more.
‘Wakingbee’, activewear brand for modern ladies under the concept of Fit & Feminine, or gentle, but not weak presents the design which combines activewear’s function, with fashion style which represents lady’s delicacy perfectly to inspire modern ladies to take care of themselves, and enjoy styling activewear in mix & match to generate confidence in every movement, and it also can be paired with other outfit to create outstanding and chic look for daily wear in distinctive styles.
St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated early and in fine style by Bangkok’s Irish community and friends on Friday 15thMarch 2019 at the Surasak Ballroom, Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn Bangkok.
The day began with an event hosted by the Ambassador of Ireland to the Kingdom of Thailand, H.E. Mr. Joseph Anthony Cotter, who was joined by his fellow Ambassadors from numerous countries including Brazil, Laos, Mongolia, Peru, Portugal, Slovak Republic, as well as an EU delegation and their spouses. This year was a very special occasion as H.E. Mr. Patrick O'Donovan, Minister of State for Public Procurement, Open Government and eGovernment of Ireland was a guest of honour at the event.
Speeches were made by both Minister O'Donovan as well as Ambassador Cotter.
This was followed by a party for Bangkok-based Lawton Asia insurance brokers, who paid tribute to their Irish heritage with a cocktail reception high above the streets at the Sky Lounge on the 33rd floor. The event was attended by countless high-profile local business owners and a wonderful time was had by all.
St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on March 16th to commemorate the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. It’s now celebrated by many countries throughout the world, both Irish and non-Irish alike, and features food, drink and all things green, the traditional colour of the “Emerald Isle”.
Boat Lagoon Yachting hosts ‘Princess Yachts Owners Rendezvous 2019’ – the largest gathering of yacht lovers in Thailand
Impressive fleet of 13 yachts cruise together in the sea of Phuket
Boat Lagoon Yachting Co., Ltd., Thailand’s largest importer and distributor of luxury yachts with more than 25 years of experience, recently organised the ‘Princess Yachts Owners Rendezvous 2019’ in Phuket to promote the best of yachting lifestyle and marine tourism among yacht owners and enthusiasts in Thailand and the region. This year’s rendezvous brought together a total of 13 luxury yachts, and around 100 yacht owners and their family and friends. The Princess Yachts Owners Rendezvous is Thailand’s biggest and longest-running overnight yachting event since 2011.
Mr. Vrit Yongsakul, Managing Director of Boat Lagoon Yachting Co., Ltd., said, “The Princess Yachts Owners Rendezvous brings together Princess Yachts owners from across Thailand and the region so they can cruise together to some of Thailand’s most beautiful destinations, discuss a shared passion for the yachting lifestyle, as well as enjoy activities and family fun with other yacht owners. The rendezvous has also become one of the highlight events that brings liveliness to the sea of Phuket.”
The luxury yachts that joined the rendezvous ranged in size from 31 feet to 88 feet in length. They journeyed from across Thailand and Singapore to meet in Phuket. The yacht fleet departed Phuket Boat Lagoon Marina, and headed to Cape Panwa Hotel for a welcome dinner party before cruising further to Racha Noi Island for water activities, beach party, and overnight stay either at a hotel or in the comfort of one’s own luxury yacht. The event culminated with a brunch party at Catch Beach Club, overlooking an impressive line-up of 13 luxury yachts.
A collaboration between Avani Hotels & Resortsand celebrity chef Olivier da Costa that combines the very best of fusion contemporary dining, mixology and music with an unforgettable view of the Chao Phraya River
Avani Hotels & Resorts has announced the launch of its newest rooftop destination, SEEN Restaurant & Bar with picturesque views overlooking the majestic Chao Phraya River at Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel. The city’s newest hot spot is the culinary brainchild of Portuguese chefpreneur, Olivier da Costa, following its success from the first two SEEN locations in Sao Paolo and Lisbon.
SEEN Restaurant & Bar is a rooftop restaurant, lounge and garden designed by M&J London that incorporates a series of indoor and outdoor spaces on the rooftop of Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel. Respecting the SEEN brand’s 1980’s-meets-Art Deco vibe, a sense of place is imbued through local materials such as bamboo, along with the use of fluid flowing forms and furniture inspired by the curves of the Chao Phraya River. Upon entering, guests will be immersed in the trendy yet relaxing atmosphere, with catchy beats from a lineup of jet-setting DJs brought in by Music Director Scotty B.
In terms of food, the floor-to-ceiling windows-wrapped restaurant on the rooftop offers a mix of international delights, synonymous with the SEEN experience. The regionally inspired cuisine designed by Chef Olivier da Costa is a rendition of locally sourced, fresh and bold flavours, presented with a flair that is best to be shared. Guests will be able to enjoy an array of culinary delights in the fluid ‘S’ shaped dining room that takes form from the SEEN logo, at the formal dining room or at the sushi bar.
Legend Siam Pattaya, a cultural theme park that illustrates the glorious history and civilization of Siam in various eras in full splendor, the first of its kind in Thailand.
Its official launch will be attended by Superstar such as Pope-Thanavat Vatthanaputi, Bella-Ranee Campen, Mario Maurer, Mint-Chalida Wijitwongtong, Toey-Pongsakorn Mettarikanon, Prang-Kannarun Wongkajornklai and Korean boy band TARGET and celebrities such as Dr Sumet Tantivejkul, Cherpat Kittipornwarist, Darancharas Sukheviriya, Natarnin Khunathanard, Punnyaaphat Thanhomkul and Punnisa Sirisung also joined the opening at Legend Siam Pattaya the other day.
Visanu Thepcharoen, Chairman / CEO of Nusa Legend Siam Co.,Ltd, said, “Legend Siam Pattaya aims to create a cultural destination. This is another pride of Thailand. The concept is to bring famous legends of Siam back to life once again in order to illustrate beautiful Thai way of life, culture and traditions from various eras like never before. It is an empire that transcends time and is now ready to welcome everyone to magical moments from the past to the present. True to its name, Legend Siam is a legend of Siam.”
GIN MARE, MEDITERRANEAN-INSPIRED BEVERAGE, CELEBRATES ITS FIRST ‘GASTROMIXOLOGY SESSIONS’ WITH THE DEBUT OF 2018’S OFFICIAL WINNER THE BAR UPSTAIRS
Rangsivipa Chindahporn, Managing Director of Deck 9 Co., Ltd., a cruise consultation and reservation agent for luxury cruises, officially debuts Deck 9 with Deck 9 Cruise Collection, introducing two world-class cruise brands, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises which have been trusted by cruisers around the world, offering more than 400 destinations worldwide.
Held at J’AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain, a Michelin restaurant, the event was attended by such celebrities as Sirisopa Chulasewok, Jannis Sophonpanich Yangpichit, Jay Spencer, Jareyadee Spencer, Bang-onsiri Veerapong, Sarene Sukhum, and Piya Ahchariyasripong.
Having broadened its experience and become an expert in luxury cruises, Deck 9 held a dinner party officially introducing Deck 9 Cruise Collection. Deck 9 offered its guests an elegant dinner by transforming the restaurant to reflect the experience of having dinner on a luxury cruise. Added to the party’s luxury, the lavish dinner featured Michelin dishes and fine wine throughout the event. Conversations between guests about their cruise experience gave the party a warm atmosphere. Deck 9’s three executives, Rangsivipa Chindahporn, Taepin Kasemsarn, Soraya Kosadat, gave their guests a warm welcome and told them that the company was founded by a group of friends who had passion for travelling and enjoy the same lifestyle. The group loved beautiful destinations, excellent services, and superb food and beverages. They decided that luxury travelling by cruises would fulfill them, so they used their experience to select and arrange the best cruise trips initially for their friends and relatives.
After countless successful and happy trips for their friends and relatives, they decided to found Deck 9 cruise agent.
Not only Does Deck 9 provide information and advice, it also meticulously selects the best cruise trip to suit the lifestyle of each person including bookings and sightseeing tour offered by the cruise. In the event, Deck 9 proudly presented two world-class cruise brands, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises, which had impressed people travelling by luxury cruises. The two cruise brands offered luxury cruise trips covering routes to destinations around the world with beautiful scenery along the way. Both cruise brands are intimate, luxurious, catering to lesser number of guests on board.
Ms. Constance Seck, Southeast Asian Director of Sales, flying in from Singapore to attend the event, told the guests that as a 6-star cruise line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises offers voyages on ships ranging from small-sized to medium-sized. The brand offers luxurious accommodation, fine-dining restaurants, excellent services, and the world’s most magnificent destinations. For Oceania Cruises, this liner is known for destination-focused and distinctive cuisines on board with fine-dining restaurants including French, Italian, Steak House and Asian fusion. All menus are created by Mr. Jacques Pépin, the world-renowned Master Chef.
Bang-onsiri Veerapong, a celebrity, shared her experience of cruising, saying “I really love going on a luxury cruise. I invited friends to go on a cruise with me, and they were all impressed. We had to make arrangement ourselves in the past which was a hassle. After using Deck 9 service, things are much easier and smoother. Deck 9 is experienced in the field, so it can provide information on a trip that best suits our lifestyle and needs.”
Sarene Sukhum, a businessman who loves travelling, also shared the guests his experience of cruising, saying “one might think that staying on a cruise for 7 days and 7 nights can be boring, but after having tried it myself, I found it to be totally different. I never had a chance to read the books I brought because when I woke up, I was already in a different city with new scenery. Anyone can go on a cruise. You can take your family, friends, or even children as there are many activities for everyone to enjoy. I personally like Santorini and Venice. Normally, the image we can recall of Santorini is of white houses and turquoise sea.