Centara Hotels light up their Christmas trees to welcome in the festive season


Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Christmas is a passion for Andre Brulhart, the Area General Manager for Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Every year he personally oversees the decoration of the magnificent 25-meter high Christmas tree which adorns the main lobby of this imposing hotel.

On Friday the 4th of December hotel guests joined VIPs for the official lighting of this year’s Christmas tree. The event had a real festive spirit with Christmas music, Santa Bill and steaming hot glasses of Gluehwein.

Santa Claus and the children from the Father Ray Foundation sang Christmas carols, giving the atmosphere of the event a real Christmas touch.

The VIPs included Father Peter Patarapong Siriwarakul, chairman of the Father Ray Foundation, Rattanachai Sutidechanai, Councilor for Tourism and Culture in Pattaya, Peter Malhotra, Managing Director of the Pattaya Mail Media Group, and Elfi Seitz, the executive editor of Pattaya Blatt, who were all invited to switch on this year’s lights.

Father Peter Patarapong Siriwarakul and Santa Claus congratulate the children on a most touching performance.

This was followed by a number of Christmas carols sang by some of the children of the Father Ray Foundation and a cabaret show to finish off the proceedings.

The children performed many beautiful dances.

(L to R) Enjoying a glass of hot gluehwein together, Andre Brulhart, Area General Manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, Paul Strachan, Elfi Seitz, Pratheep S. Malhotra, MD of Pattaya Mail and Rattanachai Suttidachanai, chairman of the Tourism and Culture Council Pattaya.

Centara Grand Phratamnak

Christmas is traditionally a time when family and friends get together, enjoy a meal, some drinks and enjoy each other’s company.

This was the theme for the lighting up of the Christmas tree at Centara Grand Phratamnak on the evening of Thursday the 10th of December.

The guests, made up of a number of familiar faces in the Pattaya social scene including Eva Johnson from Pattaya Soul Club, a number of members of the Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard, guests from the Rayong Ladies Circle and members of the media, were all treated to a delicious buffet and drinks compliments of the Centara Grand Phratamnak.

Carl Duggan, GM of the Centara Grand Phratamnak together with Rattanachai Suttidachanai  and many other distinguished guests pose for a picture with the children from the Father Ray Foundation.

Prior to the meal Supparatch ‘Amy’ Piyawatcharapun welcomed the guests and introduced General Manager Carl Duggan who made a brief speech thanking the guests for their loyal support in the last 12 months. He wished everyone a merry Christmas before lighting up the tree with Brother Wittaya Rungrojkaset, vice president of the Father Ray Foundation, and Rattanachai Sutidechanai, councilor for Tourism and Culture in Pattaya city.

The evening was filled with warmth and laughter whilst children from the Father Ray Foundation sang Christmas Carols for guests.

Carl Duggan presents Brother Wittaya Rungrojkaset with a donation for the benefit of the children. At left is Rattanachai Suttidachanai.

Supparatch ‘Amy’ Piyawatcharapun (left) ensured that these Pattaya personalities had a jolly good time.