More than 300 employees of 20 Pattaya-area hotels faced off in football and volleyball as the Thai Hotels Association Eastern Region enjoyed its annual sports day.
Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and association President Bundarik Kusolvitya opened the Sept. 4 event at Pattaya School No. 7 by overseeing a parade of 20 floats from Pattaya members. The Siam Bayshore Resort & Spa’s float dedicated to Thailand joining the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015 won for the second consecutive year. The Cape Dara Resort and Bayview Hotel placed as runners-up.
Siran Nimihut (right), GM of Siam Bayshore Resort and Spa, accepts the winning trophy for his team’s float dedicated to Thailand joining the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015, from Bundarik Kusolvitya (center), president of THA Eastern region, and Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome.
“Sports Day for the association is aimed at building stronger relationships and unity amongst members,” Bundarik said. “In addition, it’s to urge employees to use their free time productively and exercising for good health.”
The 300 participants were split into 90 teams and four divisions. They completed in football, volleyball and cheerleading.
The showcase match pitted the “Pattaya VIPs” against a hotels team. The VIP team won 2-0.