Bangkok (Thailand) – December 23, 2019 (travelindex.com) –Mom Luang Sarali Kitiyakara represented Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali Krom Muen Suddhanarinatha recently presided over the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, organised by Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel to thank the hotel’s loyal clients and friends. This ceremony welcomes the festive season following the traditional festivities for the past 36 years in this hotel.
This year also marks the 12th year that the Christmas Tree Charity Project has run here, in association with our media partners, Numéro Thailand and The Thailanders magazines, various sponsors and the celebrity artists who designed the trees. Each tree was designed under the theme “The Sustainable Christmas Trees”, depicting a tree which, when not in use for Christmas, can be recycled and used as a decorative piece or applied as small gifts afterwards. The best decorated Christmas tree, decided by a popular vote, was awarded to the tree of Kanokkun Co., Ltd. designed by Ingkawat Thanonthitiphat with the concept of “Sustainable Christmas Tree”. The winner went home with HRH Princess Soamsawali, the Princess Suddhanarinatha’s Trophy.
The Christmas Tree Charity Project showcases the creativity of a number of Thailand’s leading interior designers, architects, celebrities and lifestyle artists in decorating the Christmas trees commissioned by select luxury partners. The celebrity artists who have volunteered their time and effort, paired with the charitable corporate sponsors are: Cattleya Thuampratom with Citibank N.A., P49 Deesign & Associates with Dii Aesthetic Institute, Ingkawat Thanonthitiphat with Kanokkun Co., Ltd., Vasu Virajsilp with Italasia, and the corporate sponsors with trees designed by their in-house artists are : Wine Appreciation by VIOGNIER, Grandwork Interior (Thailand) Co., Ltd., and Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas.
The Christmas trees are displayed around Parichart Court, the open-air courtyard at the hotel until 4 January 2020. Proceeds from the funds raised from the sponsors’ donations will support the Friends in Need (of “PA”) Volunteers Foundation, Thai Red Cross.