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Thai Garden Resort Receives Best SME Company part # 1

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Published on Nov 12, 2009

One of Pattayas most famous locations: The Thai Garden Resort was honored at the NTCC and Beluthai Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2009.

The festive evening took place at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel in Bangkok on Thursday the 1st of October.

The Business Awards of the Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce and Belgian- Luxembourg/Thai Chamber of Commerce was established in 1998 to pay homage to some of the finest companies for the way in which they excel in business and for their contribution to Thai society. The foundation for relations between Thailand and the Benelux was first laid over 400 years ago when Dutch traders arrived in Ayudhya. This strong relationship led to the exchange of many cultural and social traits, but the original foundation has always been about business. Mutually beneficial business remains a strong element underpinning the continued success of the relationship even today.

The Benelux business community is represented in Thailand by multinationals like Philips, ING, Solvay, Heineken, TNT, Katoen Natie, Océ, Shell and Unilever, as well as by many successful SMEs.

From the applications, the jury short listed several nominees after careful review. The selected applicants were then probed and examined by performing in-depth interviews with each of them before reaching a final decision.
The task of the Jury consisted of carefully examining the candidate companies in view of certain criteria, and to compare the candidates with each other in that regard.
The Jury looked at innovation, corporate social responsibility, human resources development, promotion of Thai-Benelux relations and overall business achievement as the criteria to decide on the final winners.

The Thai Garden Resort won the category for Best SME Company
As one of the best hotel-resorts in Pattaya, it is well managed by Dutchman Rene Pisters and caters mostly to Benelux and German tourists. After a substantial renovation last year which included a great 63-meter pool has allowed Thai Garden Resort to climb up a notch from 3 to 4 star resort.
The dedicated management team have received rave reviews on all major hotel review sites and in addition is a great corporate citizen in terms of care for the environment (towels, warm water via solar panels, etc) and care for the staff (nobody laid off during difficult times as staff worked on the renovation).

General Manager Rene Pisters, put the success of the resort down to the team effort of all the 150 staff, he pointed out that many of them had been with them for many years and also to the owner Gerrit Niehaus for his commitment to Pattaya and the Thai Garden Resort.
Rene pointed out that that they had taken the global economic downturn as an opportunity to make more refinements to the resort, in terms of disabled access, upgrading of rooms and keeping at the forefront of environmental issues.

Other award recipients on the night were Chuchawal Royal Haskoning, ING Life Limited, Ayudhya Insurance, B. Foods Product International (Betagro Group),Thai Orchids and Heuschen & Schrouff and Siam Makro Public Company Limited who won Best Idea Award for Makro Retailer Alliance Project. Siam Makro is a very successful Cash and Carry retailer both in terms of growth and profitability and will be opening a branch in Pattaya at the end of this year.

This was a great evening at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel, who treated the guests to a sumptuous meal and entertainment and was summed up by Rene Pisters by saying that this ceremony highlighted Pattaya as a major force, in terms of business & innovation and paves the way for further investment in this wonderful city.
For more information on Thai Garden Resort: www.thaigarden.com

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