Earlier this month, 57 friends of the Charity Rooftop Party descended on the
newly remodeled Holiday Inn. The evening began with cocktails in the Jazz
Lounge, mingling amongst old friends, being introduced to new ones, whilst
listening to the Payap guys performing some fine jazz music. Everyone took
full advantage of the 20% discount off cocktails and the bartenders and wait
staff were kept very busy.
of the January 2008 Charity Rooftop Party - John, Neil and Mary gather for a
Alan Watts, the new general manager of the Holiday Inn popped in to welcome
Following the cocktail hour it was outside onto the newly refurbished
terrace over looking the Mae Ping River for a lavish buffet dinner. Having
rained most of the day, we were very lucky with the weather as the clear
night sky only produced welcoming cool breezes. Françoise (the Chef) and his
staff provided a delicious buffet whilst Luca (F & B Manager) was on hand
the entire evening to ensure everything moved along without a hitch.
Everyone agreed the staff did an excellent job.
There was a small raffle to raise money for the Charity Rooftop Party (to be
held on 12 January 2008). The Holiday Inn generously donated Dim Sum lunches
and buffet dinners, and Peter Malhotra, Managing Director of the Chiang Mai
Mail, generously donated annual subscriptions for the paper. Nearly 6000
baht was raised – bringing the total raised so far to over 40,000 baht. With
a goal of one million baht for the ‘Foundation to encourage the potential
development of Disabled Persons’ there is still a long way to go.
Mary Berbae, John Cooley and Neil Robinson have arranged the next event –
Monday 29th October (starting 2:30pm) – an afternoon of ‘Tea and Croquet’ at
The Chedi Hotel. For those who know the hotel – it should be a very special
event on the lawns looking over the Mae Ping River. Ticket price is 450 baht
which includes full tea service and one complimentary cocktail. Tickets are
limited to only 45 guests – so book early to avoid disappointment. For
reservations or further info please contact charityrooftopparty @gmail.com
Doy, Alan Watts (General Manager of the Holiday
Dominique and Peter Malhotra, Managing Director of the Chiang Mai Mail
enjoying cocktails before the dinner.
Friends of the Charity Rooftop enjoying the cool
evening on the newly remodeled river terrace.
Bee, Alex, Jo and Rex smile after a lovely
Boong and Doy of BTS Travel seen here with Mike
l/r Robert, Peter and Koragoch having a swell
time at the
Charity Rooftop monthly dinner.
Charity Rooftop supporter Milt Owens (standing)
flanked by (l/r) Wan, Sangkam, Bill Tanner and John Wyant during the
Susan, Pam, Wim and Pingkaew Fagel of the Amari
Rincome with Mr. and Mrs. Alan Watts of the Holiday Inn.
l/r Peter, Christine, Jo, Rex, Sally and Bee
toast to the Around Town photographer who was kept very busy that evening.
Bart gets an eye-popping squeeze from Mary and
Howard and Joyce strike a pose.