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

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Goes Dark To Shine A Light on Climate Action

-Hotel supports worldwide Earth Hour Movement for the Environment-

March 27, 2017 Phuket, Thailand: JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s goes dark to shine a light on climate action with earth Hour 2017. The hotel join millions around the world in turning off lights for one hour on last Saturday, March 25 at 8.30 – 9.30 pm local time to illuminate a powerful message about environmental awareness and action. The annual global environmental awareness event was created and instituted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in 2007 to emphasize the threat of climate change.

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Goes Dark To Shine A Light on Climate Action -Hotel supports worldwide Earth Hour Movement for the Environment-
Mr. Oriol Montal (right), General Manager of JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa release a Marine Turtle ‘Lucky’ back to the Ocean on this special occasion ‘The Earth Hour’ event
JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Goes Dark To Shine A Light on Climate Action -Hotel supports worldwide Earth Hour Movement for the Environment-
The resort turned off exterior signage lighting and non-essential interior lighting area during 8.30 – 9.30 pm on March 25
JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Goes Dark To Shine A Light on Climate Action -Hotel supports worldwide Earth Hour Movement for the Environment-
Green Cocktail promotion on Earth Hour Day

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa is participating by releasing a marine turtle ‘Lucky’ back to the sea, turned off exterior signage lighting, dimmed non-essential interior lighting; used the candlelight in appropriate public areas, our hotel guests were participated the campaign by swift off the light in their room and joined our ‘Green Cocktail’ at the Sala Sawasdee Lobby bar.
By demonstrating these efforts on social media, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa were participating in Marriott International’s drive to raise funds for WWF, where US $ 1 donated for each Marriott property that tweets their Earth Hour activities.

“It’s a privilege for us to support such a powerful movement with such a simple gesture,” said Denise Naguib, Vice President of Sustainability and Supplier Diversity, “Earth Hour reflects a philosophy we try to practice year-round that we all must do our part and together we can make a big difference. Climate change affects everyone and it also has an impact on the continued success of our business”.

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa is located at 231 Moo 3, Mai Khao, Thalang, Phuket, tel: +66 076 338 000.
Online: www.jwmarriottphuketresort.com, Twitter @JWMarriottHKT.

Lights Off for Earth Hour at Sofitel Krabi

Krabi, March, 2017 – At 8.30pm Saturday 25th March 2017, Sofitel Krabi Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort joined millions of people around the world and switched off their lights for one hour in a collective commitment to take positive action for the planet.

Organized by the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour is a global annual event where hundreds of millions of people switch off their lights for one hour to send a powerful message about environmental awareness and caring for the planet.

Sofitel Krabi Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort invited guests to join us in taking part in the important global event. Guests were asked to switch off the non-essential lighting in their rooms. They also joined a candlelit event at our Spa Garden where they enjoyed live entertainment and a special happy hour “Green Planet” cocktail.