Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok and Hyatt Regency Hua Hin, in association with the Banyan Golf Club, recently held the third Hyatt Open 2012 at the Banyan Golf Club, Hua Hin in order to engage with loyal customers, showcase the hospitality of Hyatt hotels in Thailand, and promote Hua Hin as a golf and wellness destination.
As a result of the success of the last two years, this year’s event was well received by not only the 130 participants and golf enthusiasts but also sponsors, with Kiatnakin Bank, Thai Airways, Toyota, Total Access Communication PLC (DTAC) and the Post Publishing PCL all supporting the event.
On the first day, which saw beautiful weather, the first round started at 12:00 noon and finished at 5:00 pm. A welcome dinner at the Pool Lawn of Hyatt Regency Hua Hin completed the first day’s events, allowing guests to enjoy a wide selection from an international buffet while being entertained by the resort’s band. DTAC also had a demonstration booth, allowing guests to experience its 3G network. To make the event even more meaningful, this year Hyatt Regency Hua Hin and Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok also organised a charity auction to raise funds for Kasetsart University Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Hua Hin for abandoned animal rescue and treatments. The auction items were various types of accommodation from both hotels, including dining and spa experiences. This made the Hyatt Open Golf Tournament not only a fun event but also allowed guests the chance to give back to the local community.
The second day began at 8:00 am, with new group pairings based on the scores of the first day. During the two-day event, golf enthusiasts had an opportunity to experience a culinary showcase as well great golf, with the authentic hospitality of Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok and Hyatt Regency Hua Hin as both Hyatt hotels hosted Hyatt’s food and beverage hospitality kiosks to refresh and re-energise the golfers.
After the second day of play, the prize-giving ceremony was held at the golf club. This year, the Hyatt Open 2012 Champion was Mr. Thanatchai Naratram who won with the lowest overall nett score over the two-day competition. Mr. Naratram received a three-night stay at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, a Titleist Golf Bag, a medal and was announced as the Hyatt Open 2012 Champion and awarded with the silver Hyatt Open Trophy.
The winner in the category of handicap 0 – 9 was Mr. Raymond Lim, who received a prize of a three-night stay at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, a Titleist Golf Bag and medal. The winner in the category of handicap 10 – 19 was Mr. Luca Martini, who received a three-night stay at Grand Hyatt Macau, a Titleist Golf Bag and medal. This year, no player received the hole-in-one prize, which was a brand new Toyota Prius.
“This event allowed our guests to enjoy the charm of Hua Hin as a destination, experience the ultimate relaxation and authentic hospitality at Hyatt Regency Hua Hin, and at the same time be excited and challenged by the golf tournament. Obviously, we received a very positive response from clients for this third annual event as we can see by the high demand of participation. Moreover, after the first day game was completed, we already started receiving enquiries from clients for next year’s tournament. This helped emphasise Hua Hin as a preferred family and golf destination for travellers who look for a weekend getaway from the city,” said Sammy Carolus, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Hua Hin.
The schedule of the Hyatt Open 2013 has been set for 20 – 21 July 2013, giving a heads-up for golf enthusiasts and families to plan their seaside holiday well in advance. To ensure golfers and guests do not miss any updates on the Hyatt hotels in Thailand, it is possible to follow Hyatt’s Thailand hotels on Facebook at facebook.com/GrandHyattErawanBangkok and facebook.com/HyattRegencyHuaHin.
Source = Hyatt Regency Hua Hin