Mom Luang Sarali Kitiyakara represented Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali Krom Muen Suddhanarinatha at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, hosted at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel to thank the hotel’s loyal clients and friends. This ceremony welcomes the beginning of the festive season as it has for the past three decades and commences a series of seasonal events throughout December.
Anantara Siam is supporting The Rajvithi Home for Girls with the festive Make a Wish initiative in the name of giving back after a difficult year. The organisation provides total support and educational services for underprivileged children. Guests visiting Anantara Siam over the festive period will be able to select a wish made by one of the girls aged between 5-12 years old and make it come true by donating it. The children will all receive their donated gifts at a ceremony hosted by Anantara Siam on January 7th.
This year also marks the 13th year that the Christmas Tree Charity Project has run, which unites various sponsors and the celebrity artists who designed the trees. Each tree was designed under the theme “The Sustainable Christmas Trees”, depicting a tree which, when not in use for Christmas, can be recycled and used as a decorative piece or applied as small gifts afterwards. The best decorated Christmas tree, decided by a popular vote, was awarded to the tree of Kanokkun Co Ltd, designed by Ingkawat Thanonthitiphat with the concept of “Utopia Christmas Tree”. The winner went home with HRH Princess Soamsawali, the Princess Suddhanarinatha’s Trophy.
The Christmas Tree Charity Project showcases the creativity of Thailand’s leading interior designers, architects, celebrities and lifestyle artists in decorating the Christmas trees commissioned by select luxury partners including, BTS Group, Grandwork Interior (Thailand) Co Ltd, Bumrungrad International Hospital, Indorama Ventures Pcl, Kanokkun Co Ltd, and Asian Institute of Hospitality Management (AIHM).
The Christmas trees are displayed around Parichart Court, the open-air courtyard at the hotel until 3 January 2021. Proceeds from the funds raised from the sponsors’ donations will support the Friends in Need (of “PA”) Volunteers Foundation, Thai Red Cross.