The Holiday Inn Pattaya marked the fifth anniversary of the modern tourist and business hotel with old-style tradition.
General Manager Kate Gerits invited nine months from Nongprue Temple to chant for good fortune while hotel executives lit sticks of incense at two spirit houses. To make merit for the hotel, the monks were given lunch.
It helped the Holiday Inn’s fortunes that the day was special on the Buddhist calendar: the eighth day of the 11th month on the Thai calendar.
Management and staff of the Holiday Inn Pattaya celebrate the hotel’s 5th anniversary.
Located in North Pattaya, the Holiday Inn opened in 2009 with 367 rooms. This year it added the 200-room Executive Tower, which also features numerous convention halls and meeting rooms.
The main hotel offers spacious rooms of 33-46 sq. meters with family suites of 86 sq. meters and a “King Ocean Suite” covering 119 sq. meters. Modern amenities, including large flat-screen TVs and high-speed Internet access, are matched with gardens, swimming pools and spas.