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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Artful Pride: The Standard, Hua Hin Celebrates

As part of this year’s Pride Month celebrations, The Standard, Hua Hin is inviting guests to stay, play and sashay with a series of queer-friendly Love Fest events starting with the unveiling of ‘Your Own Pride,’ an art installation by Thai fashion maven and calligrapher Jirawat Sriluansoi on June 2. The specially commissioned art pieces celebrate diversity through the use of words that were once deemed negative but have since been embraced by the queer community.

An indispensable incubator of fresh ideas and a fixture of the Thai cultural scene for nearly two decades, Jirawat moves seamlessly between fashion runways, commercial photography and fine art. He is a cultural maverick who creates images that illuminate his styling signature and offers visual oomph for fashion spreads. In his ‘Thaipology’ project, he sets out to explore and reimagine the art of Thai typography and calligraphy by providing modern interpretations of familiar words.

Following the launch event on June 2, the month of June at The Standard, Hua Hin will be dedicated to creating a safe space where the local queer community can come together. On June 3, Bohemian Rhapsody will be screened as part of the poolside movie night with complimentary popcorn; on June 15, Not Your Standard Bingo – Pride Edition will take over Praça from 6.30 to 7.30 pm; and on June 17, guests are invited to join the Pride Talk with GIRLxGIRL, an online community that fosters connection and empowerment among women who love women, to celebrate LGBTQ+ diversity, explore body positivity, and gain new perspectives on identity in a safe and open space. The talk will take place from 5.00 pm till 6.00 pm in the Courtyard. On June 24, Hyper-Pop Princess DJ Peachji will be bringing some queer favorites and Y2K bubblegum sounds to the poolside from 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm.

Throughout the month of June, the resort will be offering Plated with Pride – a special dinner package (THB 5,999 for two) which includes a five-course dinner, a bottle of bubbly served in “bed” by the beach and a complimentary signature Mud Lounge experience at The Spa. Lovebirds can also book the Love Nest package for stays between now – June 30, 2023, using the “PRIDE” code on our website. Rates start from THB 10,499 per night based on double occupancy and include:

  •               Accommodation for two
  •               Daily breakfast for two
  •               Welcome cake
  •               A 5-course dinner and a bottle of bubbly in “bed” by the beach
  •               One complimentary cocktail per person per stay
  •               Mud Lounge session for two at The Spa
  •               15% off at all restaurants and bars
  •               15% off a la carte menu at The Spa.

“Pride is every day at The Standard, but in June, The Standard, Hua Hin will be offering extra special ways to celebrate inclusivity and togetherness with events spanning food, art, wellness and music,” said Mai Timblick, Chief Creative Officer, The Standard Hotels. “At The Standard, we are committed to creating a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging for both guests and employees and I look forward to celebrating Pride Month with our local community.”

For more information about the Love Fest event at The Standard, Hua Hin, please visit https://www.standardhotels.com/hua-hin/happenings/love-fest-standard-hua-hin-pride-month

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