Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok celebrates seventh anniversary with classic ‘Khon’ performance
BANGKOK, 28 September 2017 – The Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok has celebrated its seventh anniversary with an impressive ‘Khon’ performance by members of the Fine Arts Department at the Ministry of Culture.
This traditional Thai classical masked dance, based upon Ramayana (or Ramakien Epic), was taken from an episode from Ramayana Epic called, Phra Ram and Thotsakan in Combat or The Royal Battle. The performance, which took place in the lobby on Wednesday, 27 September, was accompanied by narrators and a traditional ‘Pipphat’ ensemble playing Thai music on wind and percussion instruments.
Hotel guests and visitors witnessed the performance and toasted the seventh anniversary after a welcome speech by Hotel Manager Andreas Magnus.
The evening concluded with a lighting ceremony conducted by one of the hotel’s famous ‘Ladies in Red.’
Seen in picture from left to right:
James Norman, Executive Chef of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok; Nutchanart Samchiangphut, Director of Finance of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok; Andreas Magnus, Hotel Manager of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, Jitlada Kulvanish, Director of Room of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok; Hanuman Performer of
Department of Fine Arts; Phra Rak Performer of Department of Fine Arts; Phra Ram Performer of Department of Fine Arts; Thotsakan Performer of Department of Fine Arts; M.L Wannamart Thongtham, Director of Human Resources of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok; Matthew William Worth, Director of Engineer of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok; Jee Hoong Tan, Regional Director of Sales and Marketing South-East Asia of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok; and Sebastian de Vizcaya, Director of Food and Beverage of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok (File name: 7th Anniversary_Siam Kempinski_2017)
About Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
On 27 September, 2010, Kempinski Hotels; Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, opened its first property in Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok. Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, the city-resort adjacent to Sra Pathum Palace, located in the heart of Bangkok’s premier shopping and entertainment district. The luxury five-star hotel combines Kempinski’s trademark of European flair with the traditions of Thai hospitality. Every one of the hotel’s 401 guest rooms and suites overlooks the properties surrounding gardens and pools and 21 rooms have direct access to the pool. Thai artistic heritage is a key theme of the Siam Kempinski Hotel. The property displays 4,000 pieces of art, including over 200 original paintings and sculptures by Thai artists commissioned to create art for the property.
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