Amari Phuket Celebrates 32nd Anniversary

Amari Phuket Celebrates 32nd Anniversary

Phuket, 19 January 2017 – The Amari Phuket management team, led by Pierre-Andre Pelletier – Vice President and Area General Manager, South Thailand (middle), Tipaporn Koonphol – Deputy General Manager (left), and Richard Margo – Hotel Manager (right), recently organised a Buddhist ceremony to celebrate the hotel’s 32nd anniversary.

Every team member in each department took part on this special day and were congratulated on the success of the hotel after three decades of operation. The hotel will continue delivering its service as one of the best hotels on Phuket Island.
Amari Phuket Celebrates 32nd Anniversary

Amari Phuket Celebrates 32nd Anniversary

Amari Phuket Celebrates 32nd Anniversary

Phuket’s fascinating classic architecture

The classic Western architecture you can see in Phuket in the shape of old Sino-Portuguese mansions his the result of infl uences ranging from English and Dutch design schools to Chinese beliefs and pragmatism. This results in an interesting and rich blend of colonialera architecture. The Chinese infl uences are fairly obvious and are a direct result of the large infl ux of Chinese workers and labour leaders who came to cash in on the tin-mining boom of a couple of centuries ago. Most of the newcomers to the island in those days were from the south of China – Hokkien province. If you look closely at these old buildings you’ll see a fascinating mélange of spiritual belief and practicality. You’ll also see little fl ourishes above window frames of ‘Nam Tao’ patterns, fi re pearls, flowers, and reliefs of various animals. The byword in those days was ‘adaptability’ as architects melded together several different cultures and styles. A dominant feature of this architectural style is often noted at the façade of buildings in the shape of a fi ve-foot long curved indent known as a ngorkarkhee in the Greek Ionic style and you’ll also notice typical Corinthian embellishments of sculpted leaves and ‘foliage’.

Laguna Phuket takes part in Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Laguna Phuket takes part in Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Ms. Prachoom Tantiprasertsuk, General Manager of Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket (8th from the left); Mr. Ravi Chandran, Managing Director of Laguna Resorts & Hotels Public Company Limited (9th from the left); Mr. David Seet, Senior Assistant Vice President, Resort Operations, Laguna Resorts & Hotels Public Company Limited (10th from the left) were joined by Laguna Phuket management and associates at the offering station on Sunday 18 Oct

On Sunday 18 October, Laguna Phuket has organised an offering station for its management and associates,

Laguna Phuket joined Baan Don’s Ghost Festival Parade

Laguna Phuket joined Baan Don’s Ghost Festival Parade
First standing row; Acting Sub Lt. Somphop Konkaew, Chief Executive, Thepkrasattri Subdistrict Administration Organization (5th from left); Mr. Veera Kerdsirimongkol, Thalang Chief District Officer (6th from left); Mr. Sitthichai Chantawut, Chief of village Moo 4 (7th from left); Mr. Anthony Loh, Senior Assistant Vice President of Laguna Phuket (8th from left), together with Laguna Phuket’s management and associates took a group photo with members of Baan Don village at Thepkrasatri Temple.

On Monday 5 October, Laguna Phuket together with executives, associates and Baan Don Village members had joined in Baan Don’s Sart Duen Sib (Ghost Festival) parade at Thepkrasatri Temple.

This festival is a southern tradition for Buddhists to make merit in remembrance of loved ones who passed away as well as the local heroes who sacrificed their lives.

Laguna Phuket joined Baan Don’s Ghost Festival Parade
Laguna Phuket parade on the way to join the main parade towards Thepkrasatri Temple.

“The festival also aims to celebrate life and embrace traditions in which community members would come together and donate food and necessities to the temple who will then share the supplies to those in need,” said Mr. Anthony Loh, Senior Assistant Vice President of Laguna Phuket,

“Laguna Phuket places importance in community engagement and cultural preservation. I am glad to see our associates and Baan Don Village members come together, all smiley and for good cause” he concluded.

The red guardian giant plays centre piece of the parade.
The red guardian giant plays centre piece of the parade.

Laguna Phuket joined Baan Don’s Ghost Festival Parade

The highlight is the full-of-life parade from Laguna Phuket with a Red Guardian Giant sculpture, brass band and a banknote tree of donation collected from Laguna Phuket associates and community members.

Laguna Phuket had raised 40,000 baht to temple (15,000 Baht from Laguna Phuket corporate donations and 23,000 baht from associates’ donation and 2,000 Baht from community members.)

associates from Laguna Phuket’s various hotels and business units take a group photo together
associates from Laguna Phuket’s various hotels and business units take a group photo together