PHUKET HOTELS ASSOCIATION GALA DINNER RETURNS WITH #GLAM, GLITZ AND GLITTER FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT LOCAL TOURISM TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Friday March 16, 2018 14:35
Bangkok--16 Mar--Delivering Asia Communications
Live auction featuring once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences aims to raise THB 4 million needed to fund hospitality scholarships and community training programs around Phuket.

The Phuket Hotels Association, a nonprofit group of hoteliers focused on promoting a positive image for Phuket while supporting community-based projects, is hosting a benefit gala dinner on Saturday 28 April 2018 to raise funds for 20 plus hospitality scholarships and traineeships for local residents. The Glam, Glitz and Glitter event will take place at the Latitude Marquee, Laguna Phuket from 7pm until midnight.

Last year, the PHAB gala dinner drew 300 guests and raised over THB 4 million (USD 130,000) for the scholarship fund. This year's event is expected to welcome up to 400 guests with a spectacular evening of cocktails, dining and entertainment, including a live, silent auction with a similar target figure

The auction will showcase some of the best prizes ever donated for a fundraiser on Phuket as the members have offered incredible experiences in Thailand and through their affiliated hotels worldwide. Just some of the top prizes to date include a chef's degustation menu by two Michelin-starred Gaggan, as well as three-night stays in a number of Accor, Anantara, Hyatt, Dream Group and Marriott Group hotels worldwide.

All proceeds from the benefit will be used to support the education of 20 plus young scholars and trainees from Phuket, who would otherwise be unable to fund their education. The training will last from three to four years and cover vocational and degree courses, as well as overseas learning, helping to pave the way for a new generation of hospitality managers, chefs and other key personnel for the island's tourism sector.

According to Anthony Lark, President of the Phuket Hotels Association, businesses that donate to the auction will also benefit from the fundraiser, he said: "By donating to a good cause and sponsoring this event, companies will not only support the local community, they can also raise their profile and connect with the key customers working in the island's influential travel and tourism industry."

Glam, Glitz and Glitter will begin with welcome cocktails while live musicians perform for the guests. This will be followed by an elaborate international buffet dinner featuring live cooking stations by some of the top chefs from Phuket's best hotels, and drinks prepared by the island's most creative mixologists. The entertainment highlight will be live music from Mark Zitti ei Fratelli Coltelli, a 7-piece swing band who are flying in from Italy to support the event for the second year in a row. Professional dancers from Revelare Dance Phuket will swing to Mark Zitti's music. Phuket's most in-demand DJ, Benjamin Jenkins (Ben Jay) will also take to the stage to fuel the party with one of his floor filler sets. The entertainment is arranged courtesy of Worldwide Event Consulting (WEC) and Inspired Event Travel Asia / Creative Concept CCAV's James Drysdale is handling the event management and supplying the decorations, lighting and sound.

The Phuket Hotels Association has 70 member hotels with a shared goal of promoting the spectacular biodiversity, culture and beauty of Phuket as a vacation destination. This is achieved through educational scholarships, environmental initiatives and local-community and tourism-development programs.

Phuket Hotels Association Benefit (PHAB) Fundraiser Tickets
THB 3,900 net (inclusive of food and selected free-flow wines)
THB 4,900 net (VIP seating inclusive of food and selected free-flow wines and champagne)
Dress Code: Great Gatsby
To learn more about PHAB sponsorship and tickets email: events@phukethotelsassociation.com
Phuket Hotels Association members are as follows:

Amanpuri, Amari Phuket, Amatara Resort & Wellness, Anantara Layan Phuket Resort, Anantara Maikhao Phuket Villas, Anantara Vacation Club Maikhao Phuket, Andara Resort & Villas, Angsana Laguna Phuket Resort, Angsana Villas Resort Phuket, Banyan Tree Phuket, Boat Lagoon Resort, , Burasari Resort Phuket, Cachet Resort Dewa Phuket, Cape Sienna Hotels & Villas, Centara Grand Beach Resort, Club Med Phuket, COMO Point Yamu, Dream Phuket Hotel & Spa, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, Grand Mercure Phuket Patong, Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa, Holiday Inn Maikhao, Holiday Inn Resort Phuket, Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort, Impiana Resort Patong, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, Kata Rocks, Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort, Maikhao Dream Villa Resort & Spa, Manathai Surin Phuket, Millennium Resort Patong Phuket, Movenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket, Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach, Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort & Spa, Novotel Phuket Phokeethra, Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort, Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort, Paresa Resort, Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa Merlin Beach, , Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Nai Yang Beach, Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach, Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort, Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa, Rosewood Phuket, SALA Phuket Resort & Spa, Serenity Resort and Residences, Swissotel Resort Phuket Patong Beach, Thanyapura Sports Hotel, The Bell Pool Villa Resort, The Nai Harn Phuket, The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, The Pavilions Phuket, The Slate, The Surin Phuket, The Village Coconut Island, The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa Phuket, Trisara, Twinpalms Phuket, U Zenmaya Phuket, Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay, Wyndham Sea Pearl Resort Phuket


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