Fun day out at Amari Orchid’s annual boat trip

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Amari Orchid Pattaya under the leadership of general manager David Cumming, together with his corporate sales team, the management and the staff, recently hosted a fun day out for their corporate clients under the theme ‘Corporate Boat Trip 2011’ at Koh Sak.

This is the 7th year that the hotel has organized this kind of activity to personally say thank you to all the customers who are mainly in the corporate market and the hotel’s top supporters.  Representatives of each company invited were the senior management, directors and managers.  Altogether some 300 guests joined in the fun this year divided equally into 4 separate teams, coloured red, yellow green and blue.

Also joining in this year were representatives from the Amari Orchid’s sister hotels, namely the Amari Boulevard, Amari Atrium, Oriental Residence, and Amari Watergate, all from Bangkok, plus the Amari Nova Suites Pattaya and Amari Emerald Cove Koh Chang.  This is a great opportunity for management to meet and greet with their top clients and prospective supporters as well as introduce them to the other properties by the ONYX Hospitality Group.

After the registration at 7 a.m. on Saturday 19 November, a delicious buffet breakfast was served at the Mantra Restaurant & Bar.  All the guests then proceed to the beach in front of the hotel, before being transferred to the four different boats, beautifully decorated and fully stocked up with snacks and drinks of both the soft and hard variety.

Parasailing was a new experience for many.Parasailing was a new experience for many.

On the way the boats stopped over at the parasailing pad where most of the guests had a go at soaring high over the bay of Pattaya.  It was indeed the first experience at this sport for some of the guests, and many smiles and much laughter was an inevitable result.

The trip then continued to Koh Sak Island where a vast selection of food and unlimited drinks was served by the hospitable staff from Amari Orchid Pattaya.  Beautiful white sand and a chance to dip in the fresh, clear waters of Koh Sak was one of those once-a-year occasions for many of the guests, and an opportunity not to be missed.

The Red team poses for a photo in front of Mantra Restaurant & Bar before boarding the boats.The Red team poses for a photo in front of Mantra Restaurant & Bar before boarding the boats.

After a buffet lunch, various games and activities were arranged between the teams, one of the highlights being the tug of war.  It was a tough series of matches but eventually the blue team got away with winning the prize.  A raffle drawing also took place, giving away many great vouchers supplied by the Amari Hotels Resorts & Spas.

Corporate Boat Trip 2011 – a fun day out at Koh Sak.Corporate Boat Trip 2011 – a fun day out at Koh Sak.

As the sun was about to set it was time to go back to the mainland and each team was transferred back to the boat after posing for a group photo to keep as a memento.  The boat sailed across Pattaya Bay with a beautiful sunset as a backdrop and once ashore all the guests were welcomed back with cold towels by resident manager Max Sieracki at Tavern by the Sea, and his team, this followed by sumptuous snacks and drinks before it was time to say goodbye.

It was indeed an exhausting day for all and special thanks must go to the team from the Amari Orchid Pattaya for a great day out, with everyone commenting how they were really looking forward to the next one.

Look out for more activities by Amari Orchid Pattaya as they promise lots of interesting activities this month and over 2012.

Winners receiving their prizes from the organizing team. Prizes included many vauable vouchers from different Amari Hotels Resorts & Spa properties.Winners receiving their prizes from the organizing team. Prizes included many vauable vouchers from different Amari Hotels Resorts & Spa properties.

Guests enjoy evening refreshments at Tavern by the Sea.Guests enjoy evening refreshments at Tavern by the Sea.

David Cumming leads his team in the tug-of-war challenge.David Cumming leads his team in the tug-of-war challenge.

The Yellow team poses for a group photo on Koh Sak.The Yellow team poses for a group photo on Koh Sak.

Green team members join in the fun & games.