Centara Pattaya Hotel celebrated 6th anniversary and Thai New Year 2017Pattaya, Thailand (12 April 2017) – Centara Pattaya Hotel marked its sixth anniversary with the celebration of the Thai traditional “Songkran” New Year. The activity featured symbolic Buddhist traditions including a merit-making ceremony and offering of alms to the monks. To bid the old year adieu, staff members also received blessings from the monks and paid respectful tribute to their elders with the act of pouring scented water through the palms of senior staff and management executives.
Jonas SjÖstedt, General Manager of Centara Pattaya Hotel who presided over the Buddhist ceremony said: “Staying true to the Thai origin of Centara brand, we are honored to mark these double-bill occasions, which are significant events of the hotel, with auspicious Thai celebrations.
Apart from hosting a Buddhist ceremony to commemorate the traditional Thai New Year or Songkran, we also marked the sixth anniversary of Centara Pattaya Hotel, where we offered alms and food to nine monks. It’s a great opportunity for all the staff members to boost morale and show respect to the elder colleagues – a value in the Thai culture representing courtesy and harmony in a hierarchical society.”