The Havana Bar is the perfect setting for events such as these and the 100 or so guests were entertained by a highly skilled musician singing and playing acoustic guitar, providing an ideal backdrop to the evening.
(L to R) Bunthit Rajtboriraks (Senior Associate, KGD Architecture), Yuwathida Jeerapat (MD, Hotel J Pattaya), Ross Edward Marks (Vice President of Central Food Retail Co., Ltd.) and Garth Solly (General Manager of Holiday Inn Pattaya).
The wines on offer included a selection of reds and whites from Fetzer and Bel Arbor, from Chardonnays to Merlots and were complimented by a vast array of Tapas and cheeses.
The wines on this evening were hosted by Central Food Retail Company and represented the mid price bracket of wines retailing at under a 1000 baht a bottle.
(L to R) Thanagon Poungbubpchart (Public Relations and Marketing Communications Manager), Massiri Chaleewan (Food and Beverage Manager of Holiday Inn Pattaya), Paul Strachan, Chutima Konfai (Director of Sales) and Juthamard Boonchiwudtikun (PR Executive of Holiday Inn Pattaya).
Ross Edward Marks, the Vice President for Wine, Spirits & Beer for Central Food Retail Company Limited, stated that attitudes to wine drinking had changed substantially in the past few years and that wine was now seen as something of a prestige drink.
(L to R) Victoria Arnold (PR & Marketing Communications Manager, Royal Cliff Hotels Group), Maria Socorro Gequillana (PR & Marketing Communications Manager, PEACH - Royal Cliff Hotels Group) and Ichiro Adachi (Senior Sales Manager - Japan, Royal Cliff Hotels Group).
Holiday Inn General Manager Garth Solly added that he was delighted with the turnout for the Californian Wine Tasting and that the next event is planned for Saturday the 3rd of August. The theme will be East meets West.
(L to R) Praepan Wallisuta (Assistant Director of Sales), Sipat Vongsakul (Revenue Analyst), Kamutporn Chaiwong (Director of Sales and Marketing, Holiday Inn), Tony Malhotra (Deputy Managing Director, Pattaya Mail Media Group), Chutima Konfai (Director of Sales), Yuwadee Prohkhuntod and Jiraporn Charoenpan (Sales Manager, Holiday Inn).
(L to R) Krit Jiramongkol (Vice President, PBTA), Chutima Jeeramongkol, Bunthit Rajtboriraks (Senior Associate, KGD Architecture) and Ross Edward Marks (Vice President of Central Food Retail Co., Ltd.).