SOCIAL SCENE

Seen at the Sheraton Hotel in Chiang Mai were (from left to right) Chamaiphan Baude (Pu), Katsuhiro Shinohara, Consul General of Japan and his wife Tamiko Shinohara, George A. Sioris, former Ambassador of Greece, and Dararat Shinawatra.

Chiang Mai travel agents and tour operators were all smiles during a cocktail reception at the Imperial Mae Ping, held to introduce the new GM Andres Rubio (front right).

Chuck and Brenda Eakes, and their children Dana and Lyle (on the right) from Hawaii, enjoyed the Fillmore East burgers with friends Becky Lomax and Frank Weicks. The Eakes are frequent visitors to Chiang Mai and recently hosted a group of Rotarians on a visit here.

Management and staff of Novotel Chiang Mai gave a warm welcome to HE the French Ambassador Christian Benoit (second left) and his family who are based in Beijing, China, during their visit to Chiang Mai. GM Scott Ong (second right) seen here with the management of the hotel.

The Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital Nursing Department hosted a party at the Empress Hotel to welcome the team from Saiyama Hospital, Tokyo.

Wim Fagel (center), GM of the Amari Rincome Hotel, farewelled Chanin Sattayarom (right), executive assistant manager, on the occasion of his promotion to GM at Loei Palace Hotel. At the same time, he welcomed Pakaphon Yawaluk (left), the new executive assistant manager of Amari Rincome Hotel.

Khunying Nathanon Thawisin, permanent secretary of the Bangkok Administration, stayed at The Legend Chiang Rai Boutique River Resort and Spa to relax. Marc Dumur, asst. managing director of The Legend, was on hand to welcome his guest.

Enjoying the Sunday brunch with champagne at the Four Season Resortís cooking school were from left Michael Vogt (M.D. Chiangmai Mail), Wanna Thomas, Jason Friedman (Four Seasons Resorts) and Marion Vogt (executive manager marketing and communications, Chiangmai Mail).