Skål celebrates Xmas

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The Skål Club of Pattaya and East Thailand celebrated the end of a very successful 2013 with a Beach BBQ at the Pinnacle Grand Jomtien Resort & Spa.

The local Skål treasurer is Ingo Raeuber, who is also the GM of the Pinnacle Group.  Ingo put together an evening of food and fun for the 60 members and guests who could relax and get the sand between their toes on the Pinnacle beach.

After welcoming everyone, the President Tony Malhotra recited the Skål toast in Thai, followed by the presentation in English given by the most senior member, Ferenc Fricsay.

(L to R) Nittaya Patimasongkroh and Tony Malhotra, President of Skål International Pattaya and East Thailand, share a moment with Peter Malhotra, MD of Pattaya Mail Media Group.(L to R) Nittaya Patimasongkroh and Tony Malhotra, President of Skål International Pattaya and East Thailand, share a moment with Peter Malhotra, MD of Pattaya Mail Media Group.

A lavish BBQ was offered, with both Thai and International items, as befitting for such an international tourism organization as Skål.

Musical dance and entertainment was given by members of the Pinnacle staff who could be seen running from the stage to the dressing area to return in another spectacular dance show!

Ferenc Fricsay (left) and Ingo G. Raeuber (right) are surprised by the paparazzi.Ferenc Fricsay (left) and Ingo G. Raeuber (right) are surprised by the paparazzi.

Charity auctions were held, producing around 60,000 baht which will go to the needy children of Pattaya.

Ingo and Skål Pattaya would like to thank the F&B sponsors who are: Thai Beverage, World Classic Wine Co., Ltd., V&K Wine, Smoothie: Fruit and Cocktail Blended, Grand Italia Ice Cream and Fonterra Food product Brand Anchor.

Rene Pisters, GM of Thai Garden Resort, is flanked by two beautiful women, Ploy Pisters (left) and Nattakarn Sinprasom (right).Rene Pisters, GM of Thai Garden Resort, is flanked by two beautiful women, Ploy Pisters (left) and Nattakarn Sinprasom (right).

An extended appreciation also goes to the contributors who donated prizes for auctions and raffles who are: Podologie Center, Chiva Som Hua Hin, Bangkok Hospital Pattaya, Pattaya Mail, Pattaya Blatt, Chiang Mai Mail, Mercure Pattaya, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, Thai Garden Resort, Holiday Inn Pattaya, Eastern Star Golf Course, Pinnacle Grand Jomtien Resort & Spa, Pinnacle Koh Tao, Pinnacle Samui Resort & Spa, Conrad Hotel Bangkok and Sukosol Hotel Bangkok.

(L to R) Cedric Lafargue, F&B Director of Mercure Pattaya; Tony Malhotra, President of Skål International Pattaya and East Thailand; and Alex Chakrabarti, GM of Mercure Pattaya get some sand between their toes during the party.(L to R) Cedric Lafargue, F&B Director of Mercure Pattaya; Tony Malhotra, President of Skål International Pattaya and East Thailand; and Alex Chakrabarti, GM of Mercure Pattaya get some sand between their toes during the party.

The next event will be held on Thursday, January 30, at the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya’s 19th floor North Tower from 6.30 p.m. onwards. Entrance fee is 850 baht net including buffet, free flow drinks and live music by the CMBR House Band. After 9 p.m. all can continue at the resort’s Zulu Bar with buy one get one drink for free. To reserve: [email protected]

(L to R) Karnmanee Saengchan, Sales Manager for Amari Orchid Pattaya; Kamolphop Suksamarn, Sales Manager for Nova Platinum Hotel; and Dueanpen Thongsombut, Asst Sales Director at the Amari Orchid Pattaya.(L to R) Karnmanee Saengchan, Sales Manager for Amari Orchid Pattaya; Kamolphop Suksamarn, Sales Manager for Nova Platinum Hotel; and Dueanpen Thongsombut, Asst Sales Director at the Amari Orchid Pattaya.

(L to R) Ingo G. Raeuber, GM of Pinnacle Grand Jomtien Resort & Spa; Hans Banzinger, Director of Swiss Paradise Resort Pattaya; Peter Malhotra, MD of Pattaya Mail Media Group; and Dr. Iain Corness from Pattaya Mail and Bangkok Hospital Pattaya.(L to R) Ingo G. Raeuber, GM of Pinnacle Grand Jomtien Resort & Spa; Hans Banzinger, Director of Swiss Paradise Resort Pattaya; Peter Malhotra, MD of Pattaya Mail Media Group; and Dr. Iain Corness from Pattaya Mail and Bangkok Hospital Pattaya.

(L to R) Russell Jay Darrell (MIX 88.5 FM) and Neil Maniquiz, Head of the International Marketing at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya, get into the Christmas spirit.(L to R) Russell Jay Darrell (MIX 88.5 FM) and Neil Maniquiz, Head of the International Marketing at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya, get into the Christmas spirit.

(L to R) Kamolphop Suksamarn (left), Sales Manager for Nova Platinum Hotel gives thumbs up to Tony Malhotra, President of Skål International Pattaya and East Thailand.(L to R) Kamolphop Suksamarn (left), Sales Manager for Nova Platinum Hotel gives thumbs up to Tony Malhotra, President of Skål International Pattaya and East Thailand.

(L to R) Vassachol Khrueasan, Senior Sales Manager at Holiday Inn Pattaya; Jitmanee Siravithayavanich from The Way Hotel; Alissara Khamprachom, Sales Manager of D Varee Jomtien Beach Hotel; Jeena Papakan Saguansap, Tea Tree Spa Manager at Holiday Inn Pattaya; Benchamat Phudthiradvittaya, Senior Sales Manager for Holiday Inn Pattaya; and Chananchida Wongsa-ard, Sales & PR Manager for Centara Grand Pratamnak Resort Pattaya.(L to R) Vassachol Khrueasan, Senior Sales Manager at Holiday Inn Pattaya; Jitmanee Siravithayavanich from The Way Hotel; Alissara Khamprachom, Sales Manager of D Varee Jomtien Beach Hotel; Jeena Papakan Saguansap, Tea Tree Spa Manager at Holiday Inn Pattaya; Benchamat Phudthiradvittaya, Senior Sales Manager for Holiday Inn Pattaya; and Chananchida Wongsa-ard, Sales & PR Manager for Centara Grand Pratamnak Resort Pattaya.

(L to R) Tony Malhotra, President of Skål International Pattaya and East Thailand; Robert John Lohrmann, GM of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya; George Kenton, EAM-Rooms of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya; Ingo G. Raeuber, GM of Pinnacle Grand Jomtien Resort & Spa; and Hans Banzinger, Director of Swiss Paradise Resort Pattaya.(L to R) Tony Malhotra, President of Skål International Pattaya and East Thailand; Robert John Lohrmann, GM of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya; George Kenton, EAM-Rooms of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya; Ingo G. Raeuber, GM of Pinnacle Grand Jomtien Resort & Spa; and Hans Banzinger, Director of Swiss Paradise Resort Pattaya.