Pattaya Marriott celebrates 36 years

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The Pattaya Marriot Resort & Spa celebrated its 36th anniversary with religious ceremonies and merit-making.

Employees at the Second Road resort gathered at the hotel’s New Thao Mahaprom monument where nine local monks chanted. They were then invited for lunch.

Supadit Maneeratjarusri, managing director for Royal Garden Plaza, which adjoins the hotel, recalled the history of the popular hotel that began its life as the Royal Garden Resort.

Directors, management and staff celebrate the Pattaya Marriot Resort & Spa’s 36th anniversary with religious ceremonies and merit-making.Directors, management and staff celebrate the Pattaya Marriot Resort & Spa’s 36th anniversary with religious ceremonies and merit-making.

The property in 1978 was just a collection of 30 bungalows, but grew into 298-room resort after being taken over by Minor International and operated under the Marriott brand by Minor CEO William E. Heinecke.

The Marriot Resort & Spa became popular for its luxury stays near the beach and a downtown location that still offers a cozy, natural environment. It also houses three popular restaurants with a variety of international food.