Phuket Pride week 2015
19th – 26th April
On 19th October 2014 – 6 months before the week begins, The Phuket Loves You Club (PLU) officially launched Phuket Pride week 2015. Although the dates have been published since the end of Pride week 2014, the PLU have now launched two web banners and announced the 2015 theme'Freedom to Live' the full explanation is shown on their web site which contains the following extracts:
"In Thailand, individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) experience many daily challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. They are often labelled as being promiscuous, self-indulgent and deserving of little respect.
So we hope that during Phuket Pride week 2015, all LGBT residents and tourists of Phuket can come and celebrate their right to live their lives as they wish and to be proud of being who they were born to be. We also invite our 'Straight' friends to join us in the week's events; together we will break down these barriers and thus have more freedom to live in harmony with the rest of the community in Phuket and Thailand.
HIV infection in Phuket is at a very high level, Over the past 3 years, PLU Club has organised Phuket Pride week and raised over 600,000 baht, much of which has been have be spent on helping people with HIV, providing free condoms, providing free HIV testing and providing information on HIV. With knowledge, free
access to condoms and testing, we are addressing another side of the Freedom To Live"
The week will be 7 days of fun celebrations, including Pool Parties, Sports events, Day trips, A Gala Dinner, Beach party, Grand Auction and other fund raising events around Phuket. The week's final programme will be announced in early March 2015.
For information on how to get involved in the PLU and Phuket Pride as a volunteer or sponsor, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For up-to-date information about PLU activities and view our Pride 2014 photo gallery visit our web site:www.phuket-pride.org
CLUB ONE SEVEN PHUKET HAS BEEN AWARDED
THE 2014 TRIPADVISOR
CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
Recognised as a Top Performing B&B and Inns
as Reviewed by Travellers on the World's Largest Travel Site
PATONG, PHUKET/THAILAND – 20 MAY 2014 – Club One Seven Phuket today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.
When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account reviews ratings. Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and recency of reviews. Additional criteria include a business’ tenure and popularity ranking on the site.
“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for three consecutive years is a true source of pride for the entire family here at Club One Seven Phuket, and we would like to thank all of our friends and guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” said Daniel See, the Innkeeper at Club One Seven Phuket. “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by one’s customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business structure and our continued commitment to excellence. Truly appreciated, and with utmost gratitude, you know we can’t do it without YOU. Cheers!”
“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence,” said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience.”
Honoured as a Top Performing Specialty Lodging as Reviewed by Travellers on the
World’s Largest Travel Site
Phuket/Thailand – 22 May 2013 – Club One Seven Phuket is proud to announce that it has received the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for the second year running. This accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 per cent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this
“ Club One Seven Phuket is excited and honoured to receive the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for two consecutive years,” said Daniel, Inn Keeper at Club One Seven Phuket. “Our goal is to offer our guests a simple paradise. We strive to offer a memorable experience with outstanding customer care from our friendly and helpful staff team. This accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive reviews on TripAdvisor. ”
On behalf of the Management and Staff of Club One Seven Phuket, we would like to thank all of our guests for their continued support. We look forward to welcoming you back home with us in the very near future.
PUTTING THE CLUB IN CLUB ONE SEVEN PHUKET
What is a Club? A place to meet, socialize, chat, dine together, swim together, have a cock-tail or work-out together. It also needs someone to coordinate all these activities and more. A social get together at sea, to the beach, a night in the town to see a show. Everything that brings guests together ensuring you leave Patong knowing many more people than you did when you arrived.
Club One Seven Phuket has always been great but each year, hard work and listening to guests has brought this popular destination close to ideal and still more to come.
The double fronted premises have been opened up and extended forward, almost to the sidewalk yet leaving room for a few exterior tables. The front is wall to wall and floor to ceiling glass with a view of Art Shops backed by huge Palm trees and a Tropical mountain we never noticed before.
As you enter, the giant sliding glass doors part to reveal the newly upgraded Club One Seven Home Dining Café & Lounge. At the front and center is the Rainbow Bar where every member of the staff has become expert at whipping up your favourite cock-tail. Sitting around the bar with a drink or even dining is the most social spot to meet other guests. The entire huge expansive lobby is divided into function areas with lots of social seating in large comfortable lounge chairs to just sit, read a book, use your laptop and people watch. There are still the elegant polished wood dining tables interspersed with comfortable lounges and large cushions. There’s even a private dining area in cozy Pink for those who want to be exclusive. All of this works because the fabulous new stainless steel kitchen is under the control of a master chef who offers a great and incredibly inexpensive menu of Thai and Western food for guests and passer’s by. A great feature is the Basket selection for more casual pre-club dining or lunch. Fresh from the sea Fish & Chips, Boneless Chicken & Chips, New Orleans style Popcorn Shrimp & chips as well as Garden fresh breaded veggies and chips. Breakfast the way you like it is as always inclusive with accommodation.
As if all this isn’t enough Club One Seven Phuket also offers the Cafe Corner with designer coffee, iced drinks and teas to wash down a wonderful selection of cakes and pastries on display to tempt you the minute you arrive.
Reception area has been moved to the back where guests are greeted, seated and offered a cooling drink while they check-in. This is beside a huge see through aquarium which one guest thought was a Sushi Bar. Ha Ha. The entire ground floor is tied together with a highly polished granite floor that looks like an inviting beach in a sand colour. Very elegant.
The rooms are still their usual comfortable, king size bed, with TV, Wi-Fi, fridge, and telephone. New Flat screens are soon to up-grade a good selection of various language channels. Some rooms look out over the street to a Tropical view of the Patong mountain range. Those on the back have a river view and One Seven garden view where you can stand on your balcony and enjoy a selection of interesting guests in near invisible swim suits lounging around the pool. A feature
of the garden is two very special Garden suites (also known as the Grand Deluxe rooms)... step out your door into the cool water any time of day. Across the garden is a well equipped Gym for well equipped guests.
The pool garden is a favourite spot for the 4 to 6, 50 Baht Beer Happy Hour... outsiders welcome inside or out. In the works and under consideration are steam room, massage room and other interesting features. Would a Toy Boy vending machine be too much to hope for?
Club One Seven Phuket is just a short, comfortable walk to the beach, the long tail boats to Freedom Beach or Paradise Beach and then there's JungCeylon for top shopping and fabulous Movie Houses for a cool diversion in the afternoon. We can't forget the easy access to the World Famous Paradise Gay Village for nights on the town, and when it's over you will want to escape back to The Art District and the peace and quiet of CLUB ONE SEVEN PHUKET to rest, entertain, be entertained and refresh for your next day's outing from YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME!