Born on August 28, Ingo Raeuber, the ever-green Group General Manager of Pinnacle Hotels, Resorts & Spas commemorated that auspicious day by inviting a few friends to help celebrate his 47th birthday at Casa Pascal.
Ingo was born in Detmold in central Germany, one of two sons to a pharmaceutical company employee and his wife. The boys’ grandparents owned a hotel, and it was they who stimulated their interest in the hospitality industry.
Special wishes from special person. Ingo and Natthakarn are anxiously awaiting 12.12.12 when they become one.
His initial schooling was also in Detmold and he entered school when he was 4 years old. “I didn’t like kindergarten,” said Ingo. He described himself as a “lazy student” but it was in the hotel where he really worked. “Even when I was only 6 or 7 years old I was helping out in the restaurant.” By the time he was 16 he knew that his future lay in the hospitality industry and he began two apprenticeships (restaurant and hotel) back to back.
Ingo worked in numerous hotels on all sides of the world’s oceans, which included Westin Hotel in Boston, Bayerischerhof in Munich, Atlantik Kempinski, the Berlin Esplanade hotels, Bangkok Hilton, Grand Hanoi Lakeview, Meritus Westlake and the Dusit Hotels in Manila, Dubai and Pattaya to name but a few.
Ingo has matured tremendously and is a valuable member of our community. He is now the Vice President of the Youth Leadership Development Foundation.
Together with Dr. Vongbhum Vanasin, founder of the Pinnacle Group and chairman of the Youth Leadership Development Foundation (YLDF), Ingo is instrumental in contributing to a myriad of socially responsible initiatives in Thailand and has indeed been practicing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) long before the invention of the word. Ingo has served on numerous executive committees for organizations such as Skål, Rotary Club and YLDF and has built strategic alliances between the tourism industry, the community and schools throughout Thailand.
Ingo’s definition of success is not surprisingly, “Having happy people around you at the end of the day. Guests, shareholders and your boss!” After all, the man is in the business of ensuring that everyone is happy in Pattaya!
Everyone includes you too … Happy Birthday Ingo!
A handful of friends gathered at Casa Pascal to celebrate the happy occasion.