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Monday, January 30, 2023

Skål Hua Hin & Cha Am Relaunched

The clubs relaunch was the vision of General Manager, Mr. Richard Mehr, of Putahracsa Resort, who will be acting President of the club together with colleague Mr. Stacey Walton, General Manager of Banyan Golf Club, Hua Hin who will be acting Vice President of the newly relaunched club to reform and embrace a new beginning for the benefit of travel and tourism. 

A special event, to celebrate the relaunch, took place with Skål members and their guests at the elegant Oceanside Restaurant at Putahracsa Resort, Hua Hin.

It has been 11-years since Skål Intl Hua Hin & Cha Am was originally inaugurated and it has been long overdue for the professionals of hotels, golf and the tourism industry in this Royal historic resort to unite as one group, who share a common goal of creating a fresh club with a new beginning and exciting future of doing business amongst friends. And to ultimately promote the destination of Hua Hin and Cha Am worldwide with one voice.

Richard Mehr in his opening speech acknowledged and thanked The President of Skål Thailand, Wolfgang Grimm and members of the team from what is now 6 Skål club in Thailand: Phuket, Krabi, Samui, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin and Bangkok. He thanked the club representatives present for their support in the relaunch of the club together with the 18 founding members from Hua Hin and Cha Am which included General Managers of Hyatt, Marriott, Intercontinental, Avani, Anantara, G Resort & Marrakesh in wanting to relaunch the club and the mission and goals of Skål International Worldwide.

Stacey Walton comments, “I was a founding member of Skål Int’l Hua Hin & Cha Am back in 2007 and it was unfortunate that the group dissolved a few years ago. I shared the same vision as Richard that there has been a need for an International association where like-minded professionals in hotels, golf courses, travel and tourism can gather and exchange information, share ideas and keep up to date on events and activities in Hua Hin & Cha Am in a sociable environment.

“SKÅL INTL today has over 14,000 members in 400 Clubs in approx 90 countries and I see the value and potential that this network can bring to our members”, he said.

The evenings dining experience was exquisitely prepared by the Putahracsa’s skilled culinary team complimented by Wine Pro and members of Skål Int’l Hua Hin & Cha Am who celebrated the start of a new beginning with a toast to “HAPPINESS GOOD HEALTH FRIENDSHIP & LONG LIFE!

The next event will take place at the award-winning Banyan Golf Club, Hua Hin on Tuesday, 20th November 2018 offering a special green fee: THB.2,200 on the day for Skål members & their guests.

To make a tee time please contact reservations@banyanthailand.com
Dinner will commence with a welcome drink at Mulligan’s Pub at 6.30pm followed by dinner at The Terrace Restaurant. THB.1,000 for Skal members and THB.1,200 for guests.
RSVP – gm@putahracsa.com

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