Hyatt Regency Koh Samui, the island’s best luxury beachfront resort in the vibrant area of North Chaweng, is pleased to announce the appointment of experienced general manager Pravin Kumar.
With over 20 years of hospitality experience, Mr Kumar brings to Hyatt Regency Koh Samui a wealth of industry knowledge in the luxury hotel segment. His most recent position was General Manager at Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort, where he successfully spearheaded a massive renovation of the property and then repositioned the resort as one of the market leaders. Prior to this, he served as General Manager at the iconic property of Park Hyatt Siem Reap in Cambodia as well as Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa- ‘a barefoot luxury resort’ in southern Maldives.
A Hotel Management graduate and IIM Calcutta Alumni, Mr Kumar, started his career path at young age of 19 and gained experience all across the globe with various internationally renowned properties like The Grand Mauritian, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa Mauritius, Sheraton Dubai creek and Towers, Sheraton Dushanbe, Renaissance Mumbai, Grand Hyatt Mumbai, Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa, Park Hyatt Siem Reap, Hyatt Regency Phuket resort and Spa, to name a few.
Mr Pravin Kumar, General Manager, said: “I am honoured to be appointed as the General Manager of Hyatt Regency Koh Samui where I plan to cement the resort as one of the leading resorts on the island by providing guests with a well-rounded overall experience, both in terms of elevated product and personalized service. Hyatt being a ‘care’ driven company, I will also continue to strive for wellbeing of my colleagues so they can be their best”
Ms. Chidchanok Pasinpong (centre), a general manager of Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok, welcomes the Filipino film crew, which includes the best director award from the Cannes Film Festival and "Feast" film director Mr. Brillante Mendoza (left) and actor Mr. Roger Vincent Rillon (right).
Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok is proud to be one of the official hotel sponsors for international film actor and film crews that attend the 15th World Film Festival of Bangkok.
Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok and Siam Kempinski Bangkok joined hands with the Autistic Thai Foundation to launch BE Health, a project to support, promote and develop the quality of life and health of autistic children. Presiding over the event at the Lobby of Sindhorn Kempinski Bangkok were Mr. Richard Schestak, Managing Director of Siam Kempinski (far right) and Khun Chusak Chantayanon, President of the Autistic Thai Foundation (3rd from right). Distinguished guests joining in were Mr Chalaluck Bunnag, Managing Director of Siam Sindhorn (centre), Chonpreya Pacharaswate, Deputy Managing Director for Hotel Business Group of Siam Sindhorn (3rd from left) and Mr Thaddaeus Weiss, Hotel Manager of Sindhorn Kempinski (2nd from left).
BE Health is a corporate social responsibility initiative of Kempinski Hotels to develop and support the lives and health of the community through its Glocal campaign (Thinking Globally While Acting Locally).
In Thailand, Sindhorn Kempinski Bangkok and Siam Kempinski Bangkok are collaborating with the Autistic Thai Foundation which was established to provide prevention and care for children, youth and people with autism and special needs and the underprivileged. The foundation is in need of medical, basic equipment and financial assistance to improve and enhance the lives of these children as well as their families. With this collaboration, Sindhorn Kempinski and Siam Kempinski will organise activities in order to raise funds for the foundation.
During the launch guests enjoyed a solo piano performance by Jet Visetnut, or Nong Kong, who is an autistic pianist with special skills in music and art. Nong Kong gave a performance as well with the Trio Band of the Royal Thai Army school band. Special needs students also displayed their artistic talent by showing off their painting and drawing skills. In addition, there was a corner for products under the Art Story by Autistic Thai brand, produced from the imagination and inspiration of the children and people of the Autistic Thai Foundation, with proceeds from the sales going to their funding.
His Excellency Pat Bourne, Irish Ambassador to Thailand (3rd from left), was a guest of honour at the “St. Patrick’s Presidents Inauguration – Welcoming Paul Potter to the Presidency of St. Patrick’s Society Bangkok”, which was held at Antito, Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn Bangkok.
Pictured from left: Mr. Conor Bracken, President of the Irish Thai Chamber of Commerce; Father John P Murray, OSA, Assumption Cathedral Bangkok; His Excellency Pat Bourne, Irish Ambassador to Thailand; Mr. Paul Potter, new President of the St. Patrick’s Society Bangkok; Mrs. Sonali Bourne; Sister Louise Horgan, The Good Shepherd Sisters; and Mr. Daragh Connolly, Secretary of the St. Patrick’s Society Bangkok.
Suthikiati Chirathivat (3rd from left), Chairman of the Board, together with Thirayuth Chirathivat (3rd from right), Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts and some of the hotel's management team participating in the ceremonial Christmas Stollen Mixing Ceremony that precedes Christmas every year at Zing, Centara Grand at CentralWorld.
As we enter the last quarter of the year, our attention turns to Christmas… Yes, it still may be some way away, but for our festive (and boozy) cakes, it’s all about the preparation months in advance.
This sees a cake mixture comprising fruits, nuts and spices being soaked in brandy. Over the course of 90 days or so, the cakes infuse with the alcohol, giving them a moist texture, rich flavor and a little extra kick to make things all the merrier!
Following German traditions, this is done months before ‘the big day’ - allowing all this goodness to macerate together, slowly creating this delicious Christmas bread that only gets better with age. Look out for our stollen bread in December at the Zing Bakery, which will also offer a selection of festive hampers & Christmas goodies.
Stay tuned to find out when and where you can taste our traditional Christmas cakes.
Available at Zing as of December 2022
Shown in the photo from left to right:
-Thawat Prathumpuang, Executive Pastry Chef of Centara Grand at CentralWorld
-Nicolas Loreau, Director of Food & Beverage of Centara Grand at CentralWorld
-Robert Maurer Loeffler, General Manager & Corporate Director of Operations (City Hotels Thailand)
-Andrea Montella, Executive Chef of Centara Grand at CentralWorld
To raise funds for Child Welfare and Development Foundation
Under the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Soamsawali
Mom Luang Sarali Kitiyakara represented Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali Krom Muen Suddhanarinatha at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony hosted at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel on 30 November 2022 to thank the hotel’s clients and friends for their continuous support.
This year, Anantara Siam is supporting the Child Welfare and Development Foundation Under the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Soamsawali and the Rachawadee Home for Persons with Disabilities Protection and Development, Nonthaburi Province. With Make a Wish, guests can select a wish from Anantara Siam’s Christmas Tree and make it come true by donating it, via the hotel’s concierge desk, to a child supported by the Rachawadee Home for Persons with Disabilities Protection and Development, Nonthaburi Province before 25 December.
The ceremony also marked the 16th year of Christmas Tree Charity Project that brings together corporate sponsors and Bangkok’s leading artists to design sustainable Christmas trees for greater good. Thanks to their unique designs, the trees can be recycled and given a second life.
The title of the best decorated Christmas tree, as voted by the public, went to “Happy Wheels”, a concept by United Overseas Bank (Thai) PCL, designed by Cattleya Thuampratom. The idea behind the design reflects the rapidly changing business landscape. To make sure no one is left behind in this march of innovation, UOB has drawn on its philosophy of inclusivity to create a concept of a moving wheel that represents a forward momentum as UOB enters the bright new era. Moreover, the wheels are fully recyclable and can be used to build wheelchairs and other mobility support devices. The winner took home the HRH Princess Soamsawali, the Princess Suddhanarinatha’s Trophy.
The Christmas Tree Charity Project showcases the creativity of Thailand's leading interior designers, architects, celebrities and lifestyle artists in decorating the Christmas trees commissioned by select luxury partners including, Thavorn Beach Village Resort & Spa, CODA Bangkok, United Overseas Bank (Thai) PCL., Grand Work Interior (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and Kanokkun Co., Ltd.
The Christmas trees are displayed around Parichart Court, the open-air courtyard at Anantara Siam Bangkok until 2 January 2023. Proceeds from the funds raised from the sponsors' donations will support the Child Welfare and Development Foundation Under the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Soamsawali.
For more information about Anantara Siam Bangkok and its charitable initiatives, please call on +66 2126 8866 or email at email@example.com.