Twinpalms Phuket rang in another year with joyful celebrations at Surin Beach featuring an elaborate range of festive feasts and parties. Events took place from December 22nd through to January 5th at its three distinctive venues: Bimi Beach Club, Catch Beach Club and Oriental Spoon.
Guests indulged in special cocktails at the Beach Bar at sunset and a sumptuous buffet at the resort and breathtaking beachfront. Twinpalms reached another peak for its guest celebrating New Year this time with up to 700 guests attending a Gala Dinner at all three venues. Around another 2,000 guests joined the countdown party at Catch Beach Club.
As a newcomer to the Surin Beach scene, Bimi Beach Club brought some added fun and flash to the festive season with the indoor restaurant completed and fully serving right before the New Year. With the concept of a beautiful lifestyle, Bimi restaurant is willing to put on a Beach BBQ that highlights Phuket’s rich mix of cultural traditions.
Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket announces the appointment of Mr Denis J. Thouvard as General Manager of the 5-star luxury resort, effective from December 27, 2013. Mr Thouvard previously held the position of Area General Manager at the Centara Grand Beach Resort in Nai Harn Beach, Phuket.
Mr. Thouvard brings to his new role over 20 years of experience in 5-star hotels and resorts throughout Thailand, Hong Kong, France and the UK, including 8 years with Starwood Hotels and Resorts and 6 years at 2 Luxury Collection properties in Thailand and French Polynesia. He holds an HND/B Tec in Catering and Hotel Management as well as a Franco-British Diploma in International Restaurant and Hotel Operations. Mr Thouvard speaks fluent French and English and is knowledgeable in Thai.
He started his hospitality training in Food & Beverage at 3-star Michelin restaurants throughout Europe and the United States. Mr Thouvard then joined 5-star hotel The Westbury, London where he was promoted to Food & Beverage Manager before relocating to Thailand as Executive Assistant Manager at The Pansea, Phuket Bay.
He then became Resident Manager at The Imperial Hotel Bangkok and Le Royal Meridien Phuket Yacht Club, Thailand, followed by a stint at Hotel du Louvre in Paris, France. Mr Thouvard later became Executive Assistant Manager at The Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, followed by The Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok, Thailand. He was then promoted to General Manager at Le Royal Meridien Phuket Yacht Club in Thailand and at Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa in French Polynesia prior to his most recent post at Centara Grand Beach Resort.
Phuri Maswongsa – Vice President Marketing for the Phuket Tourist Association (PTA), said that during 19th -24th June 2011, PTA in conjunction with the Association of Phuket Provincial Administration Organization and the Tourism Authority of Thailand will have a road trip to Shanghai and Beijing in China to enhance the image of Phuket and offer clients tour operators in China.