Teamwork, fun on tap for Dusit Thani sports day

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Fun and teamwork were the orders of the day as over 100 Dusit Thani Hotel employees took time off for their annual sports day and staff party.

The Oct. 15-16 celebration at the Pattaya resort saw four teams of staffers engage in a cheerleading contest, three-legged races, tug-of-war, cooperatively sitting on balloons and holding ping-pong balls while passing pillows.

General Manager Chatchawal Supachayanont said the activities are held each year to enhance the staff’s physical and mental health in a relaxed, social environment. It builds teamwork and leads to a better work and social environment, he added.

Employees play a wild and crazy game of bingo to raise money for the Dusit Smile project & Operation Smile Thailand.Employees play a wild and crazy game of bingo to raise money for the Dusit Smile project & Operation Smile Thailand.

The staff party that followed let workers put their hair down. This year it followed a theme of “Asiatique Revel Night,” which highlighted the cultures the hotel will get more exposure to once Thailand joins the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015.  The fun included a costume contest that had employees dressing up in outfits they deemed most represented their chosen AEC country.

Employees also raised 12,000 baht to be donated to Operation Smile Thailand, which helps children with cleft palates.

(L to R) Nopporn Kanchanamanee (Thai Airways district sales manager Pattaya), Chatchawal Supachayanont (general manager of Dusit Thani Hotel Pattaya), Neoh Kean Boon (Resident Manager), and Larry Choi (director of Revenue Management) fire off the confetti to begin the fun.(L to R) Nopporn Kanchanamanee (Thai Airways district sales manager Pattaya), Chatchawal Supachayanont (general manager of Dusit Thani Hotel Pattaya), Neoh Kean Boon (Resident Manager), and Larry Choi (director of Revenue Management) fire off the confetti to begin the fun.

Employees certainly are talented.Employees certainly are talented.

Scoop a ball, win a prize while raising money for charity.Scoop a ball, win a prize while raising money for charity.

The day is filled with fun and laughter for the employees.The day is filled with fun and laughter for the employees.

The pink team dons Korean national dresses for the contest.The pink team dons Korean national dresses for the contest.

Staff show off their talents in the stage performance part of the evening.Staff show off their talents in the stage performance part of the evening.

Chatchawal Supachayanont is also very talented, and shows this during his stage performance.Chatchawal Supachayanont is also very talented, and shows this during his stage performance.

Chatchawal Supachayanont (center) poses with employees dressed in their Vietnam National Costumes.Chatchawal Supachayanont (center) poses with employees dressed in their Vietnam National Costumes.

The blue team cheerleaders give their best performance.The blue team cheerleaders give their best performance.

Executives kick off this year’s Dusit Thani Hotel staff party.Executives kick off this year’s Dusit Thani Hotel staff party.