Angsana Laguna Phuket CSR Activity | International Coastal Cleanup Day

“Keep Phuket Clean by our hearts and hands” is an organised beach cleanup event initiated by the Phuket Hotels Association’s Environmental & Sustainability Working Group members’ and is supported by the Phuket Governor and Tourism Authority Thailand.

The sister hotels of Laguna Phuket starts with Angsana Laguna Phuket, Angsana Villas Resort Phuket , Banyan Tree Phuket and Cassia Phuket collaborated with government, local schools and university representatives work hands in hands for clearing all debris left from the heavy rain.

After waste separation knowledge sharing and fun games from our co-partner hotel “Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket” , we had separated all debris into 4 categories as below:

Waste Category Quantity (Kg)
– Biodegradable 128.6
– General 45.8
– Recycle 50.3
– Hazardous 2.1
Total Collected Waste 226.8

Angsana Laguna Phuket CSR Activity | International Coastal Cleanup Day

Angsana Laguna Phuket CSR Activity | International Coastal Cleanup Day

Angsana Laguna Phuket CSR Activity | International Coastal Cleanup Day

Kata Beach Clean-Up to celebrate the World Clean-Up Day

Phuket: On September 16, The Kata Sea Breeze Resort, Patra Mansion, The SIS Kata Phuket from the AKSARA Collection, in collaboration with Clean the Beach Boot Camp organized a fitness and clean-up activities at Kata Beach to celebrate the World Clean-Up Day, speech opening by Phuket Governor Noraphat Plodthong.

Kata Beach Clean-Up to celebrate the World Clean-Up Day in collaboration of AKSARA Collection and Clean the Beach Boot Camp

Kata Beach Clean-Up to celebrate the World Clean-Up Day in collaboration of AKSARA Collection and Clean the Beach Boot Camp

The annual World Clean-up Day is celebrated on the third week of September. The AKSARA Collection led Khun Phanrawa Phattaraworanee, and Mr. Matthew C. Hindmarch, together with Clean the Beach Boot Camp headed by Mr. Krix Luther and Student of Prince of Songklah Phuket University led by Mr.Collin Gallagher saw the significance of the event and initiated a clean-up activity held on September 16, 2017 at the Kata Beach.

The Kata Beach is a destination for tourists who like to surf, exercise, and appreciate the beauty of nature. The sole purpose of this activity is to maintain the cleanliness and purity of the Kata coast line, as well as to bring awareness to foreign and local tourists in preserving the beauty and cleanliness of the Kata Beach. Furthermore, there will be a beach work-out activity before the cleaning activity begins.

The 13th Mai Khao Turtle Fun Run Across The Sea & Mini Marathon 2017

Phuket – 5 September 2017: JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa in collaboration with Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and its foundation partners will host its annual fundraising sports event, the 13th Mai Khao Turtle Fun Run across the Sea and Mini Marathon 2017, which will be taking place on Sunday October 8th, 2017, from 5.30 am – 7.30 am, at the Phuket Gateway.

On this occasion, Mr. Norraphat Plodthong, Governor of Phuket, will be the honored guest and preside on the race day. The event is a fun and family oriented affair with open for all ages and public. The race starts and finishes at a spectacular Phuket Gateway and encompass the surrounding beauty of Had Sai Kaew beach, T. Baan Ta Chat Chai and the village and the mini marathon 10.2 km will run across the iconic Sarasin Bridge to Phang Nga province back and forth.

Rise with the Sun, Run for Conservation of Sea Turtles Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation Gears Up for The 13th Mai Khao Turtle Fun Run Across The Sea & Mini Marathon 2017

There are 2.5km family run, 5.3km normal or VIP run and a 10.2km mini marathon. For both, overall fun run 5.3km and 10.2Km – male and female category, trophies and cash prizes will be awarded for 1st to 5th place finishers.

All registered runners will also receive a running shirt and medal, and there will be numerous trophies for the hotel and running club with the most participants, the heaviest, oldest and youngest runners, the best fancy outfit and much more.

The entry fee is 350 Baht per person for normal 5.3km and 1,500 Baht for VIP 5.30 km (guaranteed trophy) ; 350 Baht per person for mini marathon 10.2km category and THB 1,200 per family (2 adults and maximum 2 children aged under 12 years old) for family run category.

The money raised will go towards to The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, which is committed to protecting the marine and coastal environment and ecosystems for the wellbeing of the sea turtles that nest in the Mai Khao beach and the surrounding areas.

For online booking and registration is available from July 17 – 20 September 2017, log on to www.maikhaomarineturtlefoundation.org

Or walk-in registration at The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s during 21 – 30th September, from 10 am to 5 pm, call +66 (0) 76 338 000 ext. 3309 or email to maikhaoturtlefoundation@gmail.com

Thank you to all of the generous sponsors, associates, volunteers and participants.

The annual Turtle Fun Run and Mini Marathon – while also aiming to encourage in people a healthy lifestyle – is a collaborative effort by the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa to raise funds and awareness of the conservation work done by the Phuket Marine Biological Center and its “The Injured Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Program” to rescue, rehabilitate and release (recovered) injured turtles, dolphins, whales and dugongs.

Phuket’s endangered sea turtles – which use Mai Khao Beach as a nesting ground – are facing multiple threats, their numbers having severely depleted in recent years. Commercial fishing kills thousands of them every year, while many more die from eating or becoming trapped in plastic debris littering the ocean.

ONYX Hospitality Group collaborates with WWF-Thailand on Eco-Schools Programme   at Wannawit School

Mrs. Valaithip Piriyawarasakul (3rd left), Chairperson of ONYX Hospitality Group Foundation, Ms.Yowalak Thiarachow (3rd right), Country Director of WWF-Thailand and executives of ONYX Hospitality Group congratulate Ms.Nittaya Tunyong (Centre), Wannawit School Board Member and Eco-Schools student committee on opening ceremony for implementing Eco-Schools Programme.

1st photo (standing from left to right)
1. Mr. David Cumming, Regional Vice President of Operations for Bangkok, Malaysia and Laos, ONYX Hospitality Group
2. Ms. Thaveerut Charupatanapong, Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer, ONYX Hospitality Group
3. Mrs. Valaithip Piriyawarasakul , Chairperson of ONYX Hospitality Group Foundation
4. Miss Nittaya Tunyong, Wannawit School Board Member
5. Ms.Yowalak Thiarachow, Country Director of WWF-Thailand
6. Ms. Waraporn Tong-on, Environmental Education Project Manager, WWF-Thailand
7. Ms. Lisa Thomas, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, ONYX Hospitality Group

Bangkok, 30 August 2017- ONYX Hospitality Group Foundation, in collaboration with WWF-Thailand, is taking part in an environmental educational Eco-Schools Programme at Wannawit School in Bangkok. The opening ceremony started with the presenting of Eco-Schools Armbands to the student committee to symbolise their commitment to preserving and maintaining a sustainable school environment. To achieve the goal, WWF-Thailand will share their knowledge about sustainable environmental management to the student committee while ONYX Hospitality Group Foundation will provide financial support via its ‘Baht for a Better Life’ CSR programme.

The Eco-Schools Programme is a fundamental initiative which encourages young people to engage with their environment through actions to preserve and protect the ecosystem. The actions will start in the classroom, expands towards the whole school and eventually foster change in the community at large. This programme is intended to provide the youth with the achievement of being able to influence the environmental management policies of their schools, and ultimately steer them towards certification and the prestige which comes with being awarded a Green Flag. The Eco-Schools programme is an ideal way for schools to embark on a meaningful path towards improving the environment in both the school and the local community while at the same time having a life-long positive impact on the lives of young people, their families, school staff and local authorities.

In the Eco-Schools programme, students and adults will learn about environmental management through hands-on practice in schools by following 7 steps:

1) Set up of an environmental committee
2) Review of a relevant environmental situation
3) Creation of an action plan
4) Monitoring and evaluation of activities
5) Integrating the plan into the school curriculum
6) Informing and Involving the students and community
7) Creating an Eco-Code
After the opening ceremony, ONYX Hospitality Group volunteers conducted a fun and insightful learning activity with Wannawit students on the topic of waste management that is one of the themes of the ‘Eco-Schools Programme’.

Following this initial collaboration, ONYX Hospitality Group Foundation and WWF-Thailand look forward to expanding the Eco-Schools Programme to other schools in other locations where Amari properties are located, with the intention of expanding on the company’s commitment towards promoting and supporting the environmental preservation in the communities where the company is part of.

ONYX Hospitality Group collaborates with WWF-Thailand on Eco-Schools Programme at Wannawit School

ONYX Hospitality Group collaborates with WWF-Thailand on Eco-Schools Programme at Wannawit School
Ms. Lisa Thomas, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, ONYX Hospitality Group, presented Eco-Schools Armbands to the Eco-Schools student committee of Wannawit School, to drive good environmental practices at the school.
ONYX Hospitality Group collaborates with WWF-Thailand on Eco-Schools Programme at Wannawit School
The Eco-Schools student committee of Wannawit School.

ONYX Hospitality Group collaborates with WWF-Thailand on Eco-Schools Programme at Wannawit School

ONYX Hospitality Group collaborates with WWF-Thailand on Eco-Schools Programme at Wannawit School
ONYX Hospitality Group volunteers and WWF staff conducted a fun and insightful learning activities with Wannawit students about waste management.
Laguna Phuket on a Mission to Paint the World Green

On Friday 19 May, Laguna Phuket marked 11th year of its Greening Community initiative by planting 2,000 trees; 1,000 mangrove saplings at Baan Thala Village in Paklog, a sub-district in Thalang area of Phuket, and 1,000 eggplant trees at the nearby Phuket Elderly Home.

This year, 200 associates from Laguna Phuket, led by Managing Director Mr. Ravi Chandran, teamed up with 50 community members and students in this fun-filled and meaningful activity. In addition to tree planting, the resort also organized a community service activity by hosting lunch and bringing lots of joy to 71 elders at Phuket Elderly Home.

Laguna Phuket on a Mission to Paint the World Green 11th Annual “Greening Community” Initiative Saw 2,000 Trees Planted in One Day
250 volunteers were led by Mr. Ravi Chandran, Managing Director of Laguna Phuket (3rd from left) on a day of painting the world green and putting smiles on people’s faces.

Supported by the initiative’s strategic partners such as Marine and Coastal Preserving Group (Paklog), Mangrove Station 23 (Phuket) and Paklog Municipality, this 11th edition of Laguna Phuket’s annual tree planting event is a part of its initiative that aims to raise awareness of global warming and help build greener communities.

To date, Laguna Phuket has planted nearly 30,000 trees in Phuket and neighboring provinces, with more than 1,200 associates and 600 community members participated over the years.

Laguna Phuket on a Mission to Paint the World Green 11th Annual “Greening Community” Initiative Saw 2,000 Trees Planted in One Day

Laguna Phuket on a Mission to Paint the World Green 11th Annual “Greening Community” Initiative Saw 2,000 Trees Planted in One Day

The annual activity is one of many initiatives set up by Laguna Phuket to support its wider strategic goal on environment preservation according to Banyan Tree Global Foundation (BTGF)’s worldwide guideline for each property within the group to plant at least 2,000 trees in respective community each year.

For more information, please visit www.lagunaphuket.com/CSR or follow Facebook @LagunaphuketCSR

The 8th Mai Khao Marine Turtle Release Ceremony on Songkran Day At JW Marriott Phuket

17 April 2017 Phuket, Thailand – The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and its partners organized the 8th annual Mai Khao Marine Turtle Release Ceremony on Songkran day, April 13. With five hundred hotel’s guests, Phuket residents, tourists and provincial dignitaries gathered at Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s beachfront and were welcomed by General Manager of the hotel, Mr. Oriol Montal.

The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation organized The 8th Mai Khao Marine Turtle Release Ceremony on Songkran Day At JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Assuring Mai Khao’s Ecological Future
(group photo from left to right position), (1st) Police Lieutenant General Nikorn Chuthong, (2nd) Dr. Kongkiat Kittiwattanawong, Director of Phuket Marine Biological Center, (3rd ) Mr. Oriol Montal, General Manager, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, (4th ) Captain Suthisak Cheumuangpak, Director of Department of Civil Affairs, 3rd Naval Area Command, (5th ) Mrs. Sivaporn Chuasawas, Vice Governor of Phuket, (6th ) Acting Sub Lt. Vigrom Charktee, Thalang Sheriff, (7th Mrs. Juttarat Ninlahut, , Assistant Director of The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Phuket office, (8th ) Mr. Olin Maliwan, Sub-district Headman, T. Mai Khao, (9th ) Mr. Vitoon Dechpramualpol, Intendent of Sirinart National Park
The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation organized The 8th Mai Khao Marine Turtle Release Ceremony on Songkran Day At JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Assuring Mai Khao’s Ecological Future
Mr. Oriol Montal (2nd right), the General Manager of JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa and alongside with Mr. Kitipun Subkoon (1st right), the Manager of Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation made an annual donation to the The Phuket Marine Biological Center, represented by Dr. Kongkiat Kittiwattanawong (1st left), Director of (PMBC). This fund will be used to support the Phuket Marine Biological Centre’s injured Turtle Rehabilitation Program
The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation organized The 8th Mai Khao Marine Turtle Release Ceremony on Songkran Day At JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Assuring Mai Khao’s Ecological Future
Songkran Festival Celebration – The Rod Nam Dum Hua Ritual on Songkran day also known as the National Elderly day: Miss Minelli De Kretser (right), Director of Group & MICE Sales (right), was pouring fragrant water into Mr. Oriol Montal (left), General Manager’s palms as a gesture of humility and got for his blessings.

The ceremony, presided over by Vice Governor of Phuket Sivaporn Chuasawas alongside with guests of honour among Acting Sub Lieutenant Vigrom Charktee, Thalang Sheriff; Dr. Kongkiat Kittiwattanawong, Director of Phuket Marine Biological Center; Captain Suthisak Cheu-Muang-Pak, Director of Department of Civil Affairs, 3rd Naval Area Command; Mr. Vitoon Dechpramualpol, Intendent of Sirinart National Park; Mrs. Juttarat Ninlahut, Asst. Director of The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Phuket Office.

“This is a fantastic day and phenomenal way to begin the Thai New Year by releasing 53 new batches of rehabilitated green turtles into the Andaman Sea and It’s become our traditional event during Songkran Festival by now. Sea Turtles represent longevity in Thai culture and releasing animals to nature is believed to bring good luck to the participants. The hotel guests were delighted as this is distinctive experience of their Phuket holiday” said, Mr. Oriol Montal, General Manager.

All monies have raised through donations during the event, it went towards supporting the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and its partners: the Phuket Marine Biological Centre’s injured Turtle Rehabilitation Program and the Third Naval Area Command’s Turtle Hatchery Program.
Furthermore, the Mai Khao Turtle Foundation also organized the exclusive Turtle release programs on April 15 and 16 from 9 am – 10 am together with IUCN once again this year. The event was supported by the Phuket Marine Biological Center, The Royal Thai Navy, Department of Marine & Coastal Resources and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

For more information about the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, please contact Mr. Sean Panton, Co-Chairman & Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Marriott Thailand Business Council, email sean.panton@marriotthotels.com or Khun Kittipan, Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation Manager, via email info@maikhaoturtlefoundation.org or call 076 338 000 ext. 3383

8th Mai Khao Turtle Release Ceremony Takes Place on Songkran Day At JW Marriott Phuket

Phuket, Thailand – April 7, 2017 The JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, in collaboration with The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and its partners, will be hosting the 8th annual Mai Khao Turtle Release, which is scheduled during the Songkran Festival on April 13, from 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm. The Thalang District Chief, Acting Sub Lt. Vigrom Wati and representatives from its business partners will be a guest of honour and be part of this Thai New Year celebration.

Furthermore, the Mai Khao Turtle Foundation also has organized the exclusive Turtle release programs on April 15 and 16 from 9 am – 10 am together with IUCN for this year. The event is supported by the Phuket Marine Biological Center and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Taking place on the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s beachfront, the 8th Mai Khao Turtle Release will see 65 new batch of rehabilitated green turtles introduced their natural life in the Andaman Sea, where they belong. Sea turtles represent longevity in Thai culture and releasing animals to nature is believed to bring good luck to the participant.

Phuket residents and hotel guests are invited to join what promises to be a fun, family-oriented and inspirational experience. In doing so they will be helping to protect the area’s endangered turtle population.

Every THB 5,000 raised through donations and additional money raised during the event will go towards supporting the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and its partners: the Phuket Marine Biological Centre’s injured Turtle Rehabilitation Program and the Third Naval Area Command’s Turtle Hatchery Program.

For more information about the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, please contact Mr. Sean Panton, Co-Chairman & Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Marriott Thailand Business Council, email sean.panton@marriotthotels.com or Khun Kittipan, Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation Manager, via email info@maikhaoturtlefoundation.com or call 076 338 000 ext. 3383