Bangkok: Central Pattana Plc (CPN) is welcoming Mother’s Day by joining hands with True Corporation Plc, Thai Life Insurance Plc,
H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Presides Over the Launch of “Pre-Vocational Program” at Yaowawit School
PHANG NGA, THAILAND – Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided over the official launch of Yaowawit School, Kapong’s “Pre-Vocational Education Academies” on 18 May 2017.
“This special occasion marks Her Royal Highness’s fourth visit to Yaowawit School, the last one being in 2008 and we are proud of her ongoing support and interest in our school. Since then, we built a meditation house, started a visiting program with today 16 international schools from all over the world, set up a solar energy plant, added 12 hotel rooms for the Yaowawit Lodge and started our bilingual Thai/English program in Kindergarten and Primary School. From the beginning, Yaowawit practiced ‘Life-Skills Education’ and in 2016, Yaowawit teamed up with Marriott International, the Phang Nga Technical College and the Office of Vocational Education Commission to design and build the Yaowawit Pre-Vocational Hospitality Academy. In February of 2017 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed for the ‘Yaowawit Pre-Vocational Agriculture Academy’ with OVEC and the Phang Nga Agriculture and Technical College,” said Mr. Philipp Graf von Hardenberg, Founder of Yaowawit School.
Mr. Hardenberg introduced six supports of Yaowawit, who made donations to Her Royal Highness, who then gave them to Yaowawit School’s representative:
- Khun Supatra Charuariyanon is a businesswoman from Phuket who sponsors school materials and funds a scholarship for one of the students.
- Mr. Jens Moehrle, Senior Director of Playmobil, is Yaowawit’s supporter in its operations and farm projects.
- Mr. Frank Steinbacher, Vice President Sales and Marketing of Mercedes – Benz, Thailand, serves as Yaowawit’s brand ambassador and tells the school’s stories through public relations campaigns and media trips.
- Mr. Simon Philipps, Arrowsmith Program supporter and the school’s newest friend, sends Yaowawit’s teachers to training sessions on its “Brain Training” exercises in Canada.
- Mr. David Teplitzky is a philanthropist who helps with international fundraising for the Agricultural Pre-Vocational Academy.
- Khun Yaowapa Boonsaweng is the school’s dear friend and supporter from Kapong.During the ceremony, Yaowawit’s students performed a tin mining dance for Her Royal Highness.Her Royal Highness toured the school’s facilities:
– The Pre-Vocational Hospitality Academy program designed in cooperation with Marriott International and the Phang Nga Technical College
– The Hospitality Learning Class, conducted by Yaowawit’s hospitality professional selected by Marriott Thailand Business Council
– The School’s Library
– The Kindergarten Class’s Bilingual Program Class
– The “Arrowsmith Program for Brain Training” Program Room
– The Botanical Classroom
First international hotel brand in Phuket Old Town officially opened by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
Novotel Phuket Phokeethra, located on Thailand’s most popular holiday island, was officially opened late this afternoon, when Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn cut the ribbon, marking the start of the hotel’s spectacular grand opening festivities.
Some 350 guests attending the event, including the Governor of Phuket, Vice Governors, the Army Area Commander, Governor, Prosecutor, Ambassadors, travel agents, corporate personnel and local media, were taken on an extravagant journey, enjoying a glimpse of Phuket’s rich history and many fabulous in-land and beach destinations.
Participants were also treated to live music and welcome drinks upon arrival, plus a whole spread of local fare to sample, prepared by the hotel’s team of highly experienced chefs.
Shortly after sunset, the festivities culminated in a fabulous dinner celebration, when the guests enjoyed a sumptuous set dinner, along with a whole evening of local entertainment. Included in the entertainment line up were traditional musical performances by students Sian Nan and Satta Kinnara Phu Pate from Ratchaphat and Prince of Songkla Universities, plus singing by the hotel owner’s company.
But the celebrations did not end there. Finally, the party finished on a high note, when the group assembled at the property’s glorious Estrela Sky lounge for more live music and sensational drinks, while taking in the venue’s breath-taking panoramic views of both the city and sea.
The mid-scale Novotel brand offers travellers an ‘easy-living experience’, with spacious and modular rooms, stand-out meeting facilities and a commitment to guest well-being.
Featuring 180 spacious rooms and suites with city, mountain and bay views, the hotel’s stylish rooms offer premium bathroom amenities, LCD TVs, and complimentary Wi-Fi and minibars. For wellness, fitness and relaxation, the hotel has a spa, gym and an indoor pool.
An elegant counterpoint to the abundant street fare outside the hotel, the all-day dining restaurant, AMOR, serves delicious local and international cuisine, and the Sino-Portuguese-inspired Estrela Sky Lounge offers breathtakingly panoramic views of the city, the bay and the mountains, while the chic lobby lounge, LUA, is an inviting rendezvous point.
For meetings, events and conferences, the hotel can accommodate up to 850 guests in its state-of-the-art Grand Ballroom with vaulted ceilings, and offers four additional meeting rooms.
With more than 30 beaches on the island, guests will never be far from the sea – Patong Beach, Kata Beach and Karon Beach are just a short ride from the hotel. A five-minute drive to Thalang Road and Promthep Clock Tower in Phuket Old Town and 40 minutes from Phuket International Airport, the hotel is located at 40 Chanajaroen Road, Tambol Talad Yai, Amphur Muang Phuket.
For reservations, please e-mail H9932-RE@accor.com, call +66 (0) 76-397-777, or visit www.novotel.com/9932 for more information.
The KEE Resort & Spa in Patong put on another spectacular Songkran celebration for this year’s Thai New Year holiday (April 12 – 13) inviting guests to get a taste of traditional Songkran ceremonies as well as joining in the fun and games around the lagoon-themed pool.
As well as traditional alms giving to nine Buddhist monks, the day was filled with water gun battle and water fights, lucky draw topped off with free flow drinks at the night time with the special show 4 sets.
Phuket, 17 April 2017 – Amari Phuket team celebrated the Songkran Festival, or Thai New Year, 2017 with the Thai traditional ceremony, “Rod Nam Dam Hua”, by pouring fragrant water onto the palms of the members of senior management as a gesture of humility and to ask for blessings. Moreover, there was a special activity for which the team members arranged a little market with small food stalls to present and sell their Thai handmade product.
Phuket – April 10, 2017: Songkran Festival is just around the corner. Come and celebrate with us on April 13th by joining in Long Drum parade, the most exciting way to welcome the New Year starting at 12 pm from The Lounge through beachfront. In evening, enjoy a sumptuous Thai Buffet Dinner while having fun with live entertainment and live music at beach lawn from 6:30 – 10:00 pm. Price is at THB 1950 ++ per person.
Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa provides visitors with a luxurious island ambience for a relaxing reprieve whether traveling for business or leisure. While secluded from the hustle and bustle of daily life, the resort is conveniently located just a short drive from Phuket International Airport. Designed with comfort in mind, all of our pampering guest rooms and villas in Phuket feature chic décor, plush linens, high-tech amenities and 24-hour room service. Travelers may also choose accommodations with breathtaking beach views and private plunge pools.
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Phuket – February 14, 2017: Kata Sea Breeze Resort has marked its 16th year anniversary on February 14, 2017
Celebrate Chinese New Year – KEE Fire Rooster @ The KEE Resort & Spa: Patong Beach, Acrobats put on a high-flying performance and traditional dragon dance at The KEE Resort & Spa as part of the Chinese New Year celebrations held at the KEE Resort & Spa, Patong, on January 28, 2017.
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.
On Friday the 14th October 2016: Khun Markus Kaliss – General Manager of Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa, his wife and daughter; Open the candle lighting ceremony after 9 minute silence.
Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket held a traditional Thai event called “Loy Krathong”
The Ministry of Tourism and Culture (Motac) and the National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN) hosted the Malaysian International Mask Festival 2015 from August 13-16 at the Esplanade, Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) Park. The four-day festival involved 379 participants: 287 from Malaysia and 92 from other countries.