The Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa has recently received a ‘Thailand Tourism Award 2010’. The award was granted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) for its effort to promote the professionalism, standards, and image of the Thai tourism industry. The hotel has been recognised for its outstanding performance in the category of ‘resort hotels with more than 80 rooms in the southern region’. Dr. Jirachai Amornpairoj, General Manager of The Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa, was among a total of 283 recipients attending a cocktail reception organised at the Centara Grand Hotel in Bangkok.
“We are very proud to be one of the award winners from Phuket despite it being just an ‘Award of Outstanding Performance’ not the ‘Award of Excellence’. I was satisfied with the result of our first time submission. The award gives good moral support and encouragement for us to continue improving our quality and keep our commitment on environmental preservation,” said Dr. Jirachai.
Located in one of the most bustling tourist areas of Phuket, in the Patong beach area, with 350 superior guest rooms and suites, The Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa is one among the hotels that has joined the Green Leaf program since 2003.
“I think environmental preservation is the heart of a sustainable tourism industry. As long as we can keep the natural beauty, guests will always visit us. Tourists will not come for bald mountains, dirty seas or spoiled beaches, so we must try to help take care of the environment; first to practice it within our place and second to convince other friends in the same industry to follow,” stressed Dr. Jirachai, who is also the President of Patong Hotels Association.
Also, good consciousness has rooted in those ‘soon-to-be-adult’ children at Baan Sainamyen School in Patong. The Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa set up an educational program for about 30 students from the school to learn about environment protection including Integrating theory and practice. “Every Friday, we will send someone to pick them up & bring them to the hotel to enjoy practical lessons such as how to do Bio-Extraction, make art from reused papers, and the making of natural liquid soap, for example.” He continues: “I hope they will learn things that can benefit themselves and the environment in the future. If they can spread the knowledge and plant seeds of goodness in others that would be very nice.”
Apart from the will to keep standards for being an environmental friendly hotel, Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa also think about the development of its hardware products. As preparation for the coming high season, it has been in a renovation program for a while and the schedule for their superior rooms and the Coconut Coffee Shop will be surely be ready to serve the visitors by this October.
“I think the renovation will raise the level of our guests’ satisfaction. When the price is reasonable compared to the quality of the product, I believe there will be no problem and it is fair enough for our guests. Other than this, we are looking for more budgets to renovate other parts of the hotel as well. It might be our Chinese restaurant next.” said Dr. Jirachai.