Sheraton Hua Hin Resort and Spa celebrated a memorable Christmas Eve at the oceanfront of Luna Lanai restaurant. Guests enjoyed bountiful international delicacies with classic Christmas favorites and all the trimmings, specially created for this holiday season by the talented culinary team. All the 150 guests enjoyed gathering with their friends, families and loved ones, and being entertained by the live carol choir and live music by “Sabrina’s Crib” band. Further highlights of the night included a “Miss Santarina Beauty Contest”, the arrival of Santa Claus bearing surprise gifts for all, and a waterfall fireworks display.
Shinichiro Nagai (second from right ), President of JR Kyushu Business Development ( Thailand ), recently presided over Shama Lakeview Asoke Bangkok’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Christmas Market, organised by Sukamal Mondal (third from right), General Manager of Shama Lakeview Asoke Bangkok.
The goal of organizing Christmas Market is to raise money to support ONYX Hospitality Group’s Food without Boundaries programme. The event was attended by Masahiko Moriguchi (third from left), Director of JR Kyushu Business Development (Thailand), David Cumming (second from left), Regional Vice-President of Operations for Bangkok, Malaysia and Laos of ONYX Hospitality Group, Christoph Glaser (first from right), Hotel Manager of Shama Lakeview Asoke and Kittipa Lueangkaewaphorn (first from left), Director of Marketing Communication of Shama Lakeview Asoke.
Cape & Kantary Hotels Donates 100,000 Baht to Toon Bodyslam's Charity Run for Northern Hospitals at Kantary Hills Hotel, Chiang Mai
Cape & Kantary Hotels led by Tirapongse Pangsrivongse (Back row right), Executive Director of Kasemkij Co., Ltd together with his nephew, Varat Taechaubol (Front row right) and Sethapong Watthanakul (Back row left), General Manager of Kantary Hills Hotel, Chiang Mai, donated 100,000 Baht to Toon-Artiwara Kongmalai (Front row left) for his charity run raises for Northern hospitals at Kantary Hills Hotel, Chiang Mai.
Grab Thailand Joins Saensuk Municipality inRaising Environmental Awareness among Driver-Partners Through Bangsaen Beach Clean Up Efforts
Ocean waste and on-shore trash have become one of the most pressing environmental issues faced around the world. Despite being known as one of the best beach destinations in the world, Thailand has been ranked amongst top ten contributors of plastic waste pollution to oceans.
Bangsaen Beach, which is located in Saensuk Municipality of Chonburi Province, is one of Thailand’s tourist destinations threatened by trash every year after monsoon season. A large amount of marine debris gets washed ashore on Bangsaen beach. In addition, the recent statistics show that around 2.7 million tourists visit Bangsaen annually, or approximately over 7,400 people a day. It is estimated that eight pieces of single-use plastic are being used by each visitor, making it challenging for the municipality staff to collect trash thoroughly.
To tackle this, Saensuk Municipality has initiated a ground-up trash pickup and beach clean up activity by partnering with various organizations to help ease the waste problem in the area and sow seeds of environmental awareness to the general public. Grab Thailand, is one such private organization who champions environmental sustainability and is proactively working with the authorities to solve environmental issues. Recently, Grab Thailand hosted an activity “Grab Driver-Partners Save the Beach”, rallying the strength of over 100 driver-partners, including GrabCar and GrabTaxi, to work hand in hand to collect garbage and clean Bangsaen Beach and the surrounding areas.
Kritamait Vithayaruksun, Public Affairs Manager of Grab Thailand commented, “As a socially responsible corporate citizen, this beach cleaning initiative is a part of our ‘Grab for Good’ commitment to drive environmental sustainability in Thailand. We are happy that our driver-partners find meaning in joining Grab to save the environment and marine life. Sustainability has always been embedded in Grab’s business model. Besides introducing green mobility services such as electric Tuk Tuk in Chiang Mai, we are also encouraging the reduction of single use plastic for our GrabFood service. For instance, we have integrated an in-app feature for customers to choose whether they need plastic cutlery, and also partnered with various like-minded green advocates to encourage merchant-partners to use eco-friendly paper bags instead of single-use plastic bags.”
THE RITZ-CARLTON, KOH SAMUI PLAYED HOST AT THE ANNUAL APPRECIATION COCKTAIL RECEPTION FOR PREFERRED PARTNERS, MEDIA AND CELEBRITIES IN BANGKOK
The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui recently hosted an elegant cocktail reception in appreciation of the long-standing support by its preferred partners, media and celebrities at the Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse.
The event commenced with a warm welcome by Mahmoud Skaf, Area General Manager of The Ritz- Carlton, Koh Samui who thanked the evening’s guests for their continued support for the past two years since its inception in October 2017. He further provided an update on the latest developments at the resort from accommodation to newly crafted experiences and activities that resort guests from all over the world have come to appreciate as they immerse in the Samui way of life enveloped in luxury and comfort. Guests of the cocktail reception enjoyed a selection of food and beverages as they mingled, relaxed and took in the city skyline.
The resort seamlessly combines the brand’s legendary service with the traditional spirit of Thai hospitality and colourful Samui island life culture to create a unique melting pot of indelible memories. The Ritz- Carlton, Koh Samui has earned itself an outstanding reputation as one of the finest getaway destinations in Thailand and beyond; many Thai celebrities and notable superstars such as Janie-Mickey Allapach Na Pombhejara, Sirinya Burbridge Bishop, Sirin Preediyanon, Napassorn Buranasiri, Preechaya Pongthananikorn, Amena Gul, Sopidnapa Chumpani, Taya Rogers, Keerati and Ariigantha Mahapreukpong are amongst those who have experienced this extraordinary luxury island resort and all that it has to offer travellers in search of the most authentic and unique southern Thai hospitality and specially curated experiences.
The 58-acre resort features 175 exquisite suites and pool villas that echo local architectural aesthetics, welcoming the island environment inside. Dining adventures across 11 restaurants and bars mirror Koh Samui’s beguiling chilli-spiked southern cuisine, bustling street eats and natural local bounty. Inspired by the therapeutic properties of natural local ingredients and age-old healing practices of the region, the 3,800 square metre Spa Village Koh Samui respects the environment, culture and traditions to create holistic and rejuvenating spa programmes.
An Evening of Exquisite Flavour: Five-Course Château Margaux Wine Dinner At Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel
Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel and The Wine Merchant came together to host exclusive five-course dinner, accompanied by wines from the world-renowned Château Margaux in France.
Executive Chef Jan Van Dyk and his team created an unforgettable culinary experience, pairing each course with exquisite vintages from the Bordeaux vineyard. Delicate seafood canapes were served with Billecart-Salmon Champagne as guests were welcomed by their hosts. Cauliflower carabineros and foie gras with smoked eel were paired with Pavillon Blanc Du Château Margaux 2016 and Pavillon Rouge Du Château Margaux 2010 respectively. Kiwami striploin was served with Jerusalem artichokes and enhanced with Château Margaux 2003 And Château Margaux 2000, the latter of which has been awarded 100 by Parker in the Wine Advocate. The same accolades have been received by the Château Margaux 1996, which accompanied the souffle.
Guests were warmly welcomed by Mr. Serge Cuypers (first left), Hotel Manager and Mr. Aurelien Valance (second left), Deputy Managing Director of Chateau Margaux, who acted as guest speaker at the dinner.
International Conference Briefing on Policies, Laws and Regulations Related to water resource management in Southeast Asian countries
Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Narendiradebyavati Krom Luang Ratchasarinee Siripatchara Maha Watchara Ratchathida presided over the ceremony of International Conference Briefing on Policies, Laws and Regulations Related to water resource management in Southeast Asian countries at Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld.
NESTLÉ PURE LIFE ANNOUNCES ITS 4 YEARS OF SUCCESS FOR ‘YOUTH WATER GUARDIAN’ PROJECT WITH A CONTINUOUS COMMITMENT IN 2020 TO SUTAINABLY FURTHER IMPROVE QUALITY OF WATER FOR THE SOCIETY
Launched in 2016, Nestlé Pure Life has proudly announced the achievement of its environmental sustainability and social responsibility project ‘Youth Water Guardian’, in which the result of 4-year commitment of inspiring young generation to conserve water resources in their local community has shown a better improvement and promised a long-term development to communities surrounding Kanom-chin canal in Ayutthaya.
“At Nestlé Pure Life, we recognize the importance of sustainable water resources for today and for the future. Water is a scarce resource with less than 1 percent of the world’s supply usable for consumption. Nestlé Pure Life, as the no.1 drinking bottled water in the world, cares for water conservation and has been committed to responsibly and sustainably managing water resources for future generations by following water stewardship practice, starting with where we operate. As part of this commitment, together with the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), we have initiated a sustainable project called “Youth Water Guardian” back in 2016, in order to provide insights to secondary school students in Ayutthaya province about conserving water resources and applying attained knowledge in real practice to develop water supplies around their school. After 4 years, we have learned that the students who participated in our project are proud of their contribution towards their local communities and remain willing to spread the words and share knowledge with their friends and families, as well as other people, in order to strengthen and to promote better living among their communities,” says Luca Chioda, Business Executive Officer – Waters, Nestlé (Thai) Ltd.
The project of “Youth Water Guardian” was initiated to inspire the next generation with the spirit of environmental guardians, and engage surrounding communities in water resource conservation. This reflects the Nestle Purpose of “Enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future” for our planet.
Newly-opened hotel on Sukhumvit 11, “Eleven Hotel Bangkok” hosted its grand opening party under the theme “Candlelight Beach” on 12 December 2019.
The hotel has now been operating for 4 months and 11 days since 1 August 2019. Over a hundred of guests attended and enjoyed live music, complimentary gifts, food and refreshments, and grand prizes such as accommodation and dinning vouchers.
Maggie Choo’s was once again successfully spending the night away from home, this time at the exquisite ABar, at Bangkok’s Marriott Marquis Queen's Park. Maggie Choo’s has tookover ABar from 20:00 hrs. to 02:00 hrs on Saturday 30th November 2019.
For one night only, ABar has opened its doors to indulge the imagination in a little fantasy, and brought to life 1930’s Shanghai in a sophisticated London setting. Maggie Choo’s roared with their Shanghainese girls, blues band, disco DJ and asian-infused cocktails. Maggie Choo’s cabaret entertained guests with their 1930’s fashion and fan dances. Blues band - Benz Blues - rocked guest with renditions of ‘Mustang Sally’ and a mean little ditty of ‘Mary Had A Little Lamb’. DJ Jamie Fisher droped soulful disco to bring up the tempo and lead guests into the night till 2:00hrs. Guests also enjoyed the 1930's Shanghai cabaret fashion and spectacular fan performance from Maggie Choo’s girl