Gerrit Niehaus patriarch of Thai Garden Resort celebrates 83rd birthday

Gerrit Niehaus cuts his birthday cake as his wife Anselma (right) and close friends General Boongerd Wadwaree with his wife Oranong.

More than 50 friends from Thailand and Europe wished the owner of the Thai Garden Resort a happy 83rd birthday.

Former German ambassador to Thailand Rolf Schulz and his wife Petronella, vacationing at the North Pattaya hotel, were among those at Gerrit Niehaus’s Feb. 5 party and gave the guest of honor a rousing toast.

He said it was an honour for him to have met such an good person who treats his employees like a family, who helps develop youth and has an open hand all the time for everyone who needs it.
During this year’s lockdown, Niehaus helped many people. Even though his hotel was closed, he still paid all his employees a big portion of their salaries. He helped bring food to the people on Kho Larn after they closed themselves off from the world, and sponsored food handouts in the city several times.

At 83, Niehaus still walks a few kilometers every day and oversees management of the hotel despite having a fresh, young management team.

He also had a hand in the buffet for his party, with a suckling pig that drew raves, and the selection of wines. A big cake was brought in after dinner with everyone joining in singing “Happy Birthday”. More music was provided by Kelly Ford and her band.

Guests of honour from Germany: (from left) Petronella Scholz, Former Ambassador Rolf Scholz with birthday-boy Gerrit Niehaus and wife Anselma.

(l-r) Star photographer Christof Sage (who made all these beautiful pictures), Socrate, Gerrit Niehaus and Well known football trainer Christoph Daume.

(l-r) Rolf Scholz, Christof Sage and Honorary Consul for Germany and Austria Rudolf Hofer.

Ambassador Rolf Scholz spoke eloquently about Gerrit Niehaus and his benevolent contributions to society.

Anselma and Gerrit Niehaus listen intently to former ambassador Rolf Scholz’s speech.

Radchada Chomjinda, Director of the Human help Network Foundation (Thailand) together with her children came by to wish Gerrit a Happy Birthday.



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