2017 Laguna Phuket Triathlon Kicks into High Gear and towards Good Causes

Recently named “Best Amateur Sports Event of the Year in Thailand”, with silver credential, at Sports Industry Awards & Conference (SPIA Asia) 2017, the 24th annual Laguna Phuket Triathlon (LPT) will kick off on Sunday 19 November and comprise a unique race distance of 1.8K swim, 50K bike and 12K run through the scenic backdrop of Phuket province in Thailand. To help celebrate Laguna Phuket’s 30th anniversary, 2017 Laguna Phuket Triathlon also features an inaugural “LPT Charity Fun Run” (5K & 10K) on Saturday 18 November, with an aim to raise funds for “Kao Project”, a charity run campaign led by rock star and LPT’s fan, Artiwara ‘Toon Bodyslam’ Kongmalai, to support 11 hospitals in Thailand.

2017 Laguna Phuket Triathlon Kicks into High Gear and towards Good Causes A league of legends to flock Asia’s premier destination resort this Sunday Vying for USD 20,000
Caption: KP Ho, Founder and Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings (standing 3rd from left) presented the revised donation amount of 1,000,000 baht to Kao Project, represented by Anurak and Pranom Kongmalai (standing 5th and 6th from right), at Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2017 Press Conference, hosted at Laguna Phuket today.
Standing from left; Antony Costes from France; Michael Raeleart, defending champion from Germany; KP HO, Founder and Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings; Tanes Petsuwan, Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, Tourism Authority of Thailand; “Laguna” the LPT Mascot; Pranom Kongmalai of Kao Project; Sanit Sriwihok, Vice Governor of Phuket; Anurak Kongmalai of Kao Project; Ravi Chandran, Managing Director of Laguna Phuket; Chavanant Senivongse, Manager of Promotions and Sponsorship Dept., Thai Airways PLC; Amelia Rose Watkinson, defending champion in the women’s field from New Zealand and Imogen Simmonds of Great Britain.

Pre-race press conference was held on Saturday 18 November and graced by Sanit Sriwihok, Vice Governor of Phuket; Tanes Petsuwan, Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, Tourism Authority of Thailand; Ravi Chandran, Managing Director of Laguna Phuket; Chavanant Senivongse, Manager of Promotions and Sponsorship Dept., Thai Airways PLC, and also paneled by elite pro athletes; Michael Raelert (Germany), defending two-time LPT Champion from 2015 and 2016; Antony “The Tiger” Costes (France); Amelia Rose Watkinson (New Zealand), 2016LPT Champion in women’s field, and Imogen Simmonds from Great Britain – all competing for USD 20,000 prize purse.

The press conference also features Legends Talk Session with legendary triathlon elites and world champions; Jurgen Zack (Germany), Karen Smyers (USA) and Belinda Granger (Australia), who are invited back to relive their LPT memories and share experiences at Asia’s longest-standing triathlon race, also known as “The Race of Legends.”

“This year, we will see around 1,800 athletes, representing more than 40 nationalities, participating in the individual and team relay categories on Sunday as well as the Charity Fun Run on Saturday,” said, Mr. Ravi Chandran, “It is delightful to have seen growing number of Thai athletes participating in our race each year. Planned for 1,000 runners, the Charity Fun Run on Saturday was sold out long before its closing date. This shows rising awareness in personal health and wellness, as well as reflects on high level of concerns for others. People show genuine generosity when it comes to healthy lifestyle and good causes,” he concluded.

Thai athletes to watch on Sunday include Jaray Jearanai and Nichakarn Ruttanaporn, defending Thai champion titles in the men’s and women’s fields. The crowd can also expect to cheer on Thai celebrity triathlete Yossavadee Hassadeevichit at the race.

The conference included a donation presentation from “LPT Charity Fun Run” to “Kao Project”. Received by Toon’s parents; Anurak and Pranom Kongmalai, as representatives from Kao Project. A whopping amount of 1,000,000 baht from Laguna Phuket was decided on spot by Mr. KP Ho, the Founder and Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings, who crossed off the originally-planned 350,000 baht and rewrote larger donation in show of support for the great cause.

As in previous years, athletes and participants in Laguna Phuket Triathlon during the race weekend are encouraged to donate to Laguna Phuket Foundation for its ongoing local charitable causes such as “Fully Booked!” Mobile Learning Centre, Community Learning Centre, Laguna Phuket Kindergarten, Children First Fund, social enterprise restaurant “Seedlings Phuket” and many more.

Angsana Laguna Phuket associates joined in BAKING – PACKING and SERVING

Thursday, 26 October, 2017 is considered the most important day of the five-day Royal Cremation Ceremony for the late King Rama 9 as it was the actual cremation that his body was cremated at the Royal Crematorium in Bangkok but some majors areas around Thailand made ceremony which allowed the nation to take part in paying a final tribute to His Majesty the late king. Saphan Hin, Ketho Temple and Manik Temple were the three locations on Phuket where people were able to offer Dok Mai Jan as part of the state funeral of beloved King.

Angsana Laguna Phuket associates joined in BAKING – PACKING and SERVING the 1,000 sets of biscuits for distribution on Royal Cremation of late King Rama 9

Angsana Laguna Phuket associates joined in BAKING – PACKING and SERVING the 1,000 sets of biscuits for distribution on Royal Cremation of late King Rama 9

Angsana Laguna Phuket associates joined in BAKING – PACKING and SERVING the 1,000 sets of biscuits for distribution on Royal Cremation of late King Rama 9

Angsana Laguna Phuket associates joined in BAKING – PACKING and SERVING the 1,000 sets of biscuits for distribution on Royal Cremation of late King Rama 9

Angsana Laguna Phuket associates joined in BAKING – PACKING and SERVING the 1,000 sets of biscuits for distribution on Royal Cremation of late King Rama 9

Angsana Laguna Phuket associates joined in BAKING – PACKING and SERVING the 1,000 sets of biscuits for distribution on Royal Cremation of late King Rama 9

Angsana Laguna Phuket associates joined in BAKING – PACKING and SERVING the 1,000 sets of biscuits for distribution on Royal Cremation of late King Rama 9

Angsana Laguna Phuket associates joined in BAKING – PACKING and SERVING the 1,000 sets of biscuits for distribution on Royal Cremation of late King Rama 9

Starting with Angsana Laguna Phuket launched the project “Make good deeds for our beloved King” by providing 1,000 sets of biscuits and fresh waters to the people who attended the ceremony at Manik Temple.

Our volunteers from each departments gathered to help the bakery department baked cookies. With everyone’s helping hands and hearts, our 1,000 sets of cookies have successfully packed and served on 26th October 2017 by representatives from Angsana Laguna Phuket.

Blood & Organ Donation Camp On November 07, 2017

SLEEP WITH ME HOTEL design hotel @ patong in partnership with Vachira Phuket Hospital will organize a blood donation on the 07 th of November 2017 (Tuesday ), at Meeting Room 1 of SLEEP WITH ME HOTEL design hotel @ patong from 10.00 am – 15.00 pm.

In view of this, we would like to invite all of you to donate blood to increase blood bank reserves for patients in hospitals and victims in various regions nationwide.

For more information please contact:
Tel: 076 363 333
E-Mail: pr@sleepwithmehotels.com
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Blood & Organ Donation Camp On November 07, 2017

CSR : Stay for Good, feeding community together

“Michal Zitek, Area General Manager and Figen Bulut Hotel Manager led hotel volunteers and guests participated in “Stay for Good: Feeding Communities Together 2017”

Angsana Laguna Phuket organized to 2 CSR events to host meals for children from Child-Watch Phuket Foundation at Tree House Kids Club on 9th October 2017 and visited and fed the orphanages at Holland House, Kathu on 16th October 2017”

CSR : Stay for Good, feeding community togetherCSR : Stay for Good, feeding community together

CSR : Stay for Good, feeding community together

CSR : Stay for Good, feeding community together

The 13th Mai Khao Marine Turtle Fun Run & Mini Marathon 2017 in Phuket

Phuket – October 8, 2017: There was a huge turnout for the 13th Mai Khao Marine Turtle Fun Run and Mini Marathon 2017, with 3,200 people taking part in the annual event, which is in its 13th year.

Mr. Oriol Montal, General Manager of JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa welcomed the guests of honor and participants in this early Sunday morning. The opening ceremony presided by Mr. Noraphat Plodthong, Phuket Governor alongside with Phuket Vice Governor Snith Sriwihok, Phuket Vice Governor Thawornwat Kongkaew and Khun Uthit Limsakul, Deputy Director of The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phuket office at Phuket Gateway. Before the race kicked off, Phuket Governor requested the participants to rise to observe 2 minutes of silence in loving memory of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The atmosphere was incredible with local people taking part to run for fitness and conservation of sea turtles together. The mini marathon 10.2K runners made a history once again by running across the iconic Phuket, Sarasin and Thao Thep Kasattri Bridge to Phang Nga province and back, it was the second year that we used this beautiful routing for the annual Mai Khao Marine Turtle Fun Run and Mini Marathon.

“Healthy people make for a healthy community,” I am delighted to be part of this amazing event, huge thanks also goes to the foundation owners the Minor group, sponsors, partners and hardworking volunteers, this event would not be possible without them” said, Mr. Oriol Montal, General Manager of JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

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.

Three Thousand and Two Hundred Runners Turn Out for The 13th Mai Khao Marine Turtle Fun Run & Mini Marathon 2017 in Phuket -Run across the Sea on Iconic Phuket, Sarasin Bridge-

From left to right:
(1st) Mr. Uthit Limsakul, Deputy Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phuket office
(2nd) Mr. Oriol Montal, General Manager of JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
(3rd) Mr. Thawornwat Kongkaew, Phuket Vice Governor
(4th ) Mr. Noraphat Plodthong, Phuket Governor
(5th) Mr. Snith Sriwihok, Phuket Vice Governor
(6th) Mrs. Leedee Sriwihok
(7th) Ms. Budsaya Jaipiem, Chief of Phuket Provincial, the Government Public Relations Department
(8th ) Mr. Sean Panton, Co-Chairman & Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Marriott Thailand Business Council
(9th) Mrs. Kanokwan Homcha-aim, Field Coordinator South (Marriott project), Thailand Programme IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)

Three Thousand and Two Hundred Runners Turn Out for The 13th Mai Khao Marine Turtle Fun Run & Mini Marathon 2017 in Phuket -Run across the Sea on Iconic Phuket, Sarasin Bridge-

The winner of Male Overall Mini Marathon 10.2 km.’s category
1st Mr. Warut Suwannacheep
2nd Mr. Anun Khakpong
3rd Mr Chonnakan Thongcho
4th Mr. Chinawat
5th Mr. Nirut Deankeat
6th Mr. Sangha Sangparn
7th Mr. Suteab Seama

Marriott Thailand Business Council and IUCN hosted the World Tourism Day 2017 at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

PHUKET, THAILAND – 29 September 2017 – World Tourism Day 2017 was marked in Phuket for the first time ever on 27 September, 2017 with a range of activities that promoted the theme of “Sustainable Tourism” organized by Marriott Thailand Business Council together with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

World Tourism Day, an initiative of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), is now in its 37th year and is aimed at promoting responsible, sustainable and accessible tourism.

Marriott Thailand Business Council and IUCN hosted the World Tourism Day 2017 at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
The world tourism day press conference took place at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa group photo from left to right: (1st left) Libor Secka, Director of Food & Beverage, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa (2nd left) Mr. Oriol Montal, General Manager, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa (center) Phuket Governor Noraphat Plodthong (1st right) Mr. Petch Manopawitr , Deputy Head of IUCN Southeast Asia Group (2nd right) Mr. Sean Panton, Co-Chairman Marriott Thailand Business Council

Phuket Governor Noraphat Plodthong addressed the dignitary at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa where the world tourism day press conference about sustainable tourism was held. The Phuket Governor and participants was then dropped by at Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, enjoyed the highlight local Black Crab dishes, and visited the black crab (Pu Dam) community at Mai Khao Moo 3

Marriott Thailand Business Council and IUCN hosted the World Tourism Day 2017 at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
Phuket Governor Noraphat Plodthong (right) and Mr. Oriol Montal (left), General Manager enjoyed the highlight of local Black Crab dishes.
Marriott Thailand Business Council and IUCN hosted the World Tourism Day 2017 at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
Crafted by the Executive Chef Dietmar Splitzer and his team

The World Tourism Day Press conference event also was an opportunity to present a showcase of their award winning Sustainable Tourism Practices,
a premiere screening of “Black Crab Community”, a short documentary film produced and directed by social impact film director Mr. Alan Compton.

Throughout the month of October, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa presents ‘The Phuket Crabs Speciality’ to raise an awareness on sustainable seafood at its Thai restaurant, Ginja Taste. The highlight menu includes Steamed blue or black crab with herb and dip, Crispy golden soft crab shell with tamarind sauce and fried shallot, Cook blue or black crab with red curry and coconut milk sauce and more.

To make a reservation, contact Food & Beverage Dining Experience team by calling +66 (0)76 338 000 or sending an email to fbdiningexperience@marriotthotels.com

Marriott Thailand Business Council and IUCN hosted the World Tourism Day 2017 at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

Marriott Thailand Business Council and IUCN hosted the World Tourism Day 2017 at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
Phuket Governor Noraphat Plodthong (center) visited the Black Crab (Pu Dam) Community at Mai Khao Moo 3 as well as dropped by at the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation on World Tourism Day

IUCN and Marriott have been in partnership since 2013, and have worked together to protect the environment and support Thailand’s local communities through mangrove restoration, the use of sustainable seafood sources and local procurement practices in Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui and Rayong. To date, the partnership has restored over 16 hectares of mangrove forests, purchased over 5.5 million Baht worth of sustainable seafood and handicraft from local communities and contributed to improving the livelihoods of over 70 families. Over 9 million Baht has also been raised through the dollars for deeds programme to support conservation activities implemented by IUCN.

Marriott Thailand Business Council and IUCN hosted the World Tourism Day 2017 at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

Marriott Thailand Business Council and IUCN hosted the World Tourism Day 2017 at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
Participants enjoyed an “Ancient Wild” black crab cooking class workshop at Ginja Cook, where guests learnt how to make authentic Phuket dishes with Tanasub Trisub AKA Chef Tham. Deep flied Soft shell crab with mango salad dish is one of the highlight cooking class workshop.

The Pu Dam community, where black crabs are sourced for JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa restaurants, was previously supported by Mangroves for the Future (MFF), a regional grant-making facility spanning 11 countries across Asia and the Indian Ocean. With MFF’s support, capacity-building programmes on community waste management and coastal resource management were launched and mangrove areas were restored as part of a community reforestation initiative.

World Tourism Day: IUCN and Marriott Hotels collaborate to raise awareness on sustainable tourism

PHUKET, THAILAND – 26 September 2017 – In celebration of World Tourism Day on 27th September 2017, JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa together with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Marriott Thailand Business Council will host a showcase of their award winning Sustainable Tourism Practices, “Best CSR – Social Impact Partnership” at the 2017 Rockefeller Social Impact Awards, curated by The Resource Alliance.

The highlight of the event, to be held at the JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa in Mai Khao sub-district, will be an awareness-raising event on sustainable seafood , the special black crab dish that will be served for dinner on World Tourism Day itself. The crabs used in this specially-prepared dish are sustainably sourced from the Pu Dam community as they are wild caught from Klong Au Ta Pao mangrove forest, located 5km from JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa. The crabs – only those bigger than 150 grams – are caught using low impact gear and boats without engines.

Marriott has been purchasing black crabs and other sustainable seafood from the Pu Dam community since 2014.
“We take great care and effort when it comes to where our fish and seafood is sourced from, and we always choose sustainable options. We believe in doing our bit for the environment, and also want to support and improve the livelihoods of coastal-resources dependent communities,” said Chef Dietmar Spitzer, Executive Chef for JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa.

The World Tourism Day event will also include an “Ancient Wild” black crab cooking class, where guests will learn how to make authentic Phuket dishes with Tanasub Trisub AKA Chef Tham, a local chef, alongside handicraft activities at the Mai Khao Women’s Community Group Bracelet project.

The event will also feature other unique sustainable tourism initiatives such as the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation Shelter and Education Center, a local non-governmental organization and IUCN Member organization. There will also be a premiere screening of “Black Crab Community”, a short documentary film produced and directed by social impact film director Mr. Alan Compton.

Phuket Governor Noraphat Plodthong, directors from Tourism Authority of Thailand, local media, representativesfrom IUCN and the Pu Dam community will be at the resort to celebrate the special day.

The importance of sustainable seafood is picking up real momentum as the world’s fisheries are in great danger of collapsing due to overfishing. Increasing demand for seafood and advances in technology have led to overfishing practices, causing species to become endangered, as well as intensive and poorly regulated aquaculture, which directly impacts nearby ecosystems. Purchasing and consuming sustainable seafood is a fundamental step in protecting our oceans and ensuring that future generations can still rely on fisheries in the future.

IUCN and Marriott have been in partnership since 2013, and have worked together to protect the environment and support Thailand’s local communities through mangrove restoration, the use of sustainable seafood sources and local procurement practices in Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui and Rayong. To date, the partnership has restored over 16 hectares of mangrove forests, purchased over 5.5 million Baht worth of sustainable seafood and handicraft from local communities and contributed to improving the livelihoods of over 70 families.  Over 9 million Baht has also been raised through the dollars for deeds programme to support conservation activities implemented by IUCN.

The partnership contributes to achieving several Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), including SDG 11 on sustainable cities and communities, SDG 12 on sustainable consumption and production, SDG Goal 14 on conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources, and SDG Goal 17 on global partnership for sustainable development.

“In order for sustainable development to work, all sectors of society need to work together. This partnership truly embodies just that as we have the private sector – represented by international hotel chain Marriott, the local communities – represented by the Pu Dam community and the public sector – represented by IUCN, working together towards a common goal of protecting our oceans,” said Petch Manopawitr, Thailand Programme Coordinator and Deputy, Indo-Burma Group, IUCN.

The Pu Dam community, where black crabs are sourced for JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa restaurants, was previously supported by Mangroves for the Future (MFF), a regional grant-making facility spanning 11 countries across Asia and the Indian Ocean. With MFF’s support, capacity-building programmes on community waste management and coastal resource management were launched and mangrove areas were restored as part of a community reforestation initiative.

World Tourism Day: IUCN and Marriott Hotels collaborate to raise awareness on sustainable tourism

World Tourism Day: IUCN and Marriott Hotels collaborate to raise awareness on sustainable tourism
Hunting and gathering livelihood of Mud Crab Community, Mai Khao, Phuket.
World Tourism Day: IUCN and Marriott Hotels collaborate to raise awareness on sustainable tourism
Fishing has been a livelihood that has been passed on for generations. Fishers live close to the shore and anchor their boats in canals. Mangrove forests are a natural shelter to protect boats and properties from storms as well as produce food.

World Tourism Day: IUCN and Marriott Hotels collaborate to raise awareness on sustainable tourism

World Tourism Day: IUCN and Marriott Hotels collaborate to raise awareness on sustainable tourism
The livelihood of the mud crab village relies heavily on the harvest of mud crabs. Mud crabs are the most mangrove-dependent of sourced seafood. Small-scale fishermen catch mud crabs in mangrove estuaries. This sweet-meat crustacean is a highly valuable resource for local economies. The mud crab spends its whole life cycle in and around mangrove forests.
World Tourism Day: IUCN and Marriott Hotels collaborate to raise awareness on sustainable tourism
Crab traps which have been leaving overnight are collected by Mr. Aoom, with his uncle, Mr. Loan rowing at the back of the boat with help from his cousin Mr. Chame along Au Ta Pao canal, Phuket.

World Tourism Day: IUCN and Marriott Hotels collaborate to raise awareness on sustainable tourism

World Tourism Day: IUCN and Marriott Hotels collaborate to raise awareness on sustainable tourism

World Tourism Day: IUCN and Marriott Hotels collaborate to raise awareness on sustainable tourism

World Tourism Day: IUCN and Marriott Hotels collaborate to raise awareness on sustainable tourism
A dish of stir-fried Black Crab with yellow curry is carefully cooked before being served to hotel guests. To ensuring the safety, quality and freshness of seafood products, Marriott Chefs source raw ingredients daily from local small-scale artisan fishers. This promotes sustainable and low impact fisheries, and reduces by-catch species and ecological footprints. To support a healthy ocean, eating species lower down the food chain (crabs, squid, oyster, mackerel, sardines, mussels) which are managed and caught responsibly are encouraged.

World Tourism Day: IUCN and Marriott Hotels collaborate to raise awareness on sustainable tourism

World Tourism Day: IUCN and Marriott Hotels collaborate to raise awareness on sustainable tourism
The fact that in the fishing culture, men work at sea while most women stay at home and manage the household and take care of children which means men contribute significantly to family’s income. To provide additional income, IUCN and Marriott work together to develop and identify opportunities for sourcing of sustainable souvenirs and gifts from local communities.

World Tourism Day: IUCN and Marriott Hotels collaborate to raise awareness on sustainable tourism

World Tourism Day: IUCN and Marriott Hotels collaborate to raise awareness on sustainable tourism
Marriott Welcome Bracelet – gift for hotel guests
Marriott hotels have sourced welcome bracelets from local women artisans, the Mai Khao Handicraft Group. The Marriott welcome bracelet connects the hotel, community and guests. Housewives gather to weave bracelets during their free time. Several thousand of the bracelets have been given to guests of the nearby hotels. To raise awareness of marine and coastal resources conservation, the bracelet is decorated with iconic marine species shape varied by hotel’s location.
Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach gets active in local community with “Run To Give”

Phuket, Thailand, 24 September 2017 – Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach has joined forces with its neighbor, Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort, to organize the “Run To Give” – a charitable event that forms part of Marriott International’s Take Care campaign.

The run, which took place on Sunday, 24th September 2017, was made even more significant this year as it featured well-known athletic stars including Elle Brooks, Thanyapura’s brand ambassador triathlete; Ekkarat Phanthip, head triathlon coach; and Marcela Soto, a nutritionist and Muay Thai boxing champion.

The aim of the event was to raise funds for charity, to reinforce Marriott International’s focus on developing community relations and enhancing its core values of putting people first.

“Not only is this event a first for us, as Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach only recently opened, but it also further underscores Marriott’s brand commitments as part of the Take Care campaign. We want to ensure that our operations and associates continue to drive positive sustainable social benefits within the local community,” said David Ippersiel, the resort’s General Manager.

Run to Give is actually a series of events organized in various communities in which Marriott International properties operate. Each event is unique to its location, and the funds raised from every run go towards local charities to ensure a maximum local impact.

Initiated by Marriott International in Phuket, this year’s “Run To Give” took part at 5:00am on Sunday morning at the Bang Wad Reservoir and Dam in Kathu, Phuket.

Angsana Laguna Phuket and sister hotels in Laguna Phuket achieve “Earthcheck Silver” certification

Thailand, September 2017 – EarthCheck, the world’s leading sustainable travel and tourism organization has certified Angsana Laguna Phuket and six other business units – Angsana Villas Resort Phuket, Angsana Vacation Club, Banyan Tree Phuket, Cassia Phuket, Banyan Tree Spa and Laguna Golf Phuket with the Silver EarthCheck Certification for the 3rd consecutive year.

The achievement is a recognition of Laguna Phuket’s sustainability efforts in Thailand. To continue achieving the EarthCheck Silver Certification, businesses are required to maintain a strong sustainable policy and implement an environmental action plan for proper monitoring and measurements on key performance areas.

Angsana Laguna Phuket, offering vibrant rooms and villas on Bangtao beach, Phuket, first joined EarthCheck in 2012 through the initiative of the Banyan Tree Group to maintain its commitment to sustainable operations to the highest level – building a better society for all while integrating green practices into the operations.

Building on existing sustainability campaigns Angsana Laguna Phuket has put in place a number of initiatives to engage guests, associates and the local community, such as guest room and office energy conservation, recycling of materials, maintenance of an organic farm, supporting local orphanages and elderly homes and regular tree planting with minimum of 2,000 trees per resort per year and beach cleaning activities.

“Receiving the EarthCheck Silver Certification for the 3rd year running is proof that Angsana Laguna Phuket has taken a prominent role in energy conservation. It is a great example of an organization that is committed to environmental sustainability. The team and I are keen and motivated to consistently maintain this performance in order to achieve the Gold Certification, not only to continue promoting environmentally friendly practices; but also to remind us that it is the core responsibility of each business unit to protect the environment we operate in” said Ms Figen Bulut, Hotel Manager of Angsana Laguna Phuket.

Laguna Phuket invites you to register for 24th Laguna Phuket Triathlon and 1st LPT Charity Fun Run

Laguna Phuket invites you to register for 24th Laguna Phuket Triathlon and 1st LPT Charity Fun Run (5Km & 10 Km) on Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October at Central Festival (2nd Floor, Bank Zone) from 11am – 8.30pm. First 100 entries, post on social media with hashtag #LPTCharityFunRun, get free gift! Registration also available online at www.LagunaPhuketTri.com until 13 November.

LPT Charity Fun Run entry fee is THB 500 for 5Km and THB 650 for 10Km. Laguna Phuket will take THB 100 from your entry fee and give to Kao Project, a charity run by Mr. Athiwara Khongmalai (Khun Toon Bodyslam) to raise fund for hospitals in Thailand. Laguna Phuket will add another THB 100 on top of each entry to double the fund (THB 100 from entry fee + THB 100 from Laguna Phuket = THB 200 per one runner donated to Kao Project).

2017 Laguna Phuket Triathlon will take place during 18-19 November; Saturday 18 November is for LPT Charity Fun Run (5K & 10K) and Sunday 19 November is Laguna Phuket Triathlon race day (Swim 1.8K, Bike 50K and Run 12 K.)

More info at www.LagunaPhuketTri.com or Facebook @LagunaPhuketTri

Laguna Phuket invites you to register for 24th Laguna Phuket Triathlon and 1st LPT Charity Fun Run