Pakamon Wongyai elected as president of THA (Eastern Chapter)

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Pakamon Wongyai (centre), newly elected president with her two vice presidents, Rungthip Suksrikarn (left) and Sanpech Supabowornsthien (right).
Pakamon Wongyai (centre), newly elected president with her two vice presidents, Rungthip Suksrikarn (left) and Sanpech Supabowornsthien (right).

The general manager of the Imperial Hotel Pattaya was elected the new president of Thai Hotels Association Eastern Chapter for a 2-year tenure.

Pakamon Wongyai won the majority of votes to head the organization in the March 13 vote at the Dusit Thani Hotel.

Pakamon, who has a long and distinguished career in some of the top hotels in Thailand, promised to carry on the good work of all the former presidents and strive to maintain the high standards of the hospitality business for which Thailand is renowned.

Outgoing President San­pech Supabowornsthien, GM of the Long Beach Garden Resort & Spa, who served two full terms as president, gave a report of the association’s achievements during his years in office and looked to a brighter future for the hotel industry under Pakamon’s leadership, when Pattaya and the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) will see an economic boom in the industrial and travel sectors.

Sanpech was elected first vice president, and Rungthip Suksrikarn of the Sunbeam Hotel was elected second vice president with Yuwatida Jeerapat of the Hotel J and Trio Hotel maintaining her responsibility as the treasurer of the association.

Honorary judges overseeing the elections included Pratheep S. Malhotra (Chair), Ornwara Korapin, Director of Pattaya City Tourism Promotion Office, Auttaphon Thaveesuntorn – Deputy Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand, Pattaya Office, Rattanachai Sutidechanai – Vice President of Pattaya Business & Tourism Association and Wasan Temsiripong, President of Chonburi Tourism Attractions Association.

The panel of judges (l-r) Auttaphon Thaveesuntorn, Rattanachai Sutidechanai, Pratheep S. Malhotra, Ornwara Korapin and Wasan Temsiripong.
The panel of judges (l-r) Auttaphon Thaveesuntorn, Rattanachai Sutidechanai, Pratheep S. Malhotra, Ornwara Korapin and Wasan Temsiripong.

Peter Malhotra congratulated Sanphet for his 4 years as head of the THA (Eastern Chapter) and especially for his dedicated service to the tourism and hotel business, thus raising the standards and quality of the hospitality industry to the highest international standards.

Yuwathida Jeerapat remains treasurer of the association.
Yuwathida Jeerapat remains treasurer of the association.
Thanet Supornsahatrangsi (2nd right), veteran hotelier, chairman of the Chonburi Tourism Industry Council, Pattaya City Councilor and committee member oversees the proceedings.
Thanet Supornsahatrangsi (2nd right), veteran hotelier, chairman of the Chonburi Tourism Industry Council, Pattaya City Councilor and committee member oversees the proceedings.
Neoh Keen Boon, GM of the Dusit Thani, the host venue greets Tony Malhotra, Director of Operations of Pattaya Mail.
Neoh Keen Boon, GM of the Dusit Thani, the host venue greets Tony Malhotra, Director of Operations of Pattaya Mail.
Voting in progress.
Voting in progress.