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Skålleagues pay a visit to the Rim

Miss Queen Beauty crowned in Chiang Mai

Skålleagues pay a visit to the Rim

Skålleagues enjoyed the evening under the stars at Chiang Mai’s newest boutique resort, The Rim.

By Shana Kongmun

Skål, the association of tourism professionals, held its regular monthly meeting at the lovely new resort and hotel, The Rim perched on the north side of the moat with uniquely Lanna architecture and a serene feel despite its location in the heart of the city.

Talk, of course, centered on the numbers for Loy Krathong with one hotel GM stating that his hotel was fully booked over the Loy Krathong period. Hopes are high for a good season, as the weather seems to be holding out, if a bit warm.

The dinner was al fresco, on the patio of the hotel’s restaurant, The Rim, and the hotel’s general manager, Naichanok Kraison insisted that everyone call her by her nickname of Jan. “It’s a difficult name to pronounce,” she laughed. Koji, the new owner of the Glass Onion was on hand as was newcomer to Chiang Mai J. Christian Wurzel Sotelo-Suarez of International Wine Supply of Spain, a collection of small wine producers; they are looking to expand their market to Thailand and Chiang Mai.

Tim McGuire of the Playhouse was on hand to remind everyone of their upcoming major events, including Christmas Carols in the 20th of December and a show by popular Thai singer Khun Nadda Viyakarn on December 19.

The usual toast was held, if a bit belatedly as everyone was keen to try the new restaurant out and was led by Skål Director Marc Dumur who drives from Chiang Rai every month for the meetings. Reminders were made to all to remember December’s grand Skål party to be held at the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Devi on December 16, 1000 baht for what promises to be an amazing dinner with lobster and more.

 

Miss Queen Beauty crowned in Chiang Mai

Beauty Magazine Chiang Mai crowned Miss Queen Beauty at the Playhouse Entertainment Complex on Sunday, November 14. The event, which features transgender people, was well attended and popular favorites were applauded by the crowd and the Playhouse dancers entertained the crowd in between the show put on by the magazine.