Pattaya, Thailand- The Royal Cliff Hotels Group with its flagship, the award-winning Pattaya Exhibition And Convention Hall hosted Thailand’s biggest movie stars and A-list celebrities in the spectacular 23rd Subhanahongsa Thailand National Film Association Awards organized by the Federation of Thai Film Producers on March 23, 2014.
The Awards night under the theme "Star of The Ocean” kicked off with red carpet arrivals and star-studded interviews outside PEACH. Following a relaxed and elegant cocktail reception, the exclusive invitation-only nationally acclaimed event featured electrifying performances and a glamorous attendance of media representatives, invited VIP guests, movie stars and celebrities such as Mai Davika , Saipan Apinya , Gypso Ramita, Nadech Kugimiya, Boy Pongsathorn, Mike Pirath, Aom Sushar, Joke So Cool , Hay Arpaporn , Ter Chantavit, Tono Pakin , Kao Jirayu , Kao Supassra and Pan Pan Supatta who graced the sensational event with their presence. It was a sensational night of recognition, glamour and entertainment!
This year’s Awards introduced a new judging system that is designed to reflect the opinion of those in the industry and the press along with those of the traditional jury. Indie Films dominated over box-office leaders with the movie “ Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy” winning 4 Golden Swan Awards for Best leading Actress, Best Supporting Actress , Best Cinematography and Best in Film Editing. Another Indie movie, “Tang Wong”, won the Best Picture Award with the Best Actor and Best Actress Awards going to popular soap star, Mr. Nadech Kugimiya for his role in “Khoo Kam” and Miss. Patcha Poonpiriya for her starring role in the movie “Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy”.
“We are excited and honored to be part of the 23rd Subhanahongsa Film Awards “said Mr. Vitanart Vathanakul, the Executive Director of Royal Cliff Hotels Group and PEACH. “The Thai National Film Association has outdone itself in creating another unforgettable evening at our venue. The night was truly a success and provided a great opportunity for us to demonstrate the great potential of our world-class services and facilities in supporting top quality events of this magnitude.”
The Subhanahongsa Awards is Thailand’s equivalent to the Oscars and is considered the highest recognition for Thai Film industry professionals. It was named after the Golden Swan, the trophy statuette modeled after the mythical swan that adorns the bow of the Royal Barge Suphannahongse.
Situated on a 64 acre private parkland estate overlooking the stunning Gulf of Thailand, the Royal Cliff Hotels Group is home to four award winning 5-star hotels offering a sensory experience defined profoundly by its style, culture and elegance - all presented with the distinctive spirit of the State of Exclusivity and Fascination.
Photo Caption: (from left to right) Mrs. Amarapat Julkasian Vathanakul, Mr. Vathanai Vathanakul, Vice President of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group, and Mr. Vitanart Vathanakul, the Executive Director of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group congratulates “Tang Wong” Executive Producer, Mrs. Kanyarat Jirarachakij, with a bouquet of flowers for winning the Best Picture Award at the 23rd Subhanahongsa Awards.
Photo Caption: Event VIPs and Guest of Honours with the Award Winners after the awards ceremony of the 23rd Suppanahongsa Awards at PEACH
Photo Caption: (From left to right) Mr. Weerasak Kowsurat, the Secretary General of the National Federation of Motion Pictures and Content Association, Mrs. Amarapat Julkasian Vathanakul, Mr. Vathanai Vathanakul, Vice- President of Royal Cliff Hotel Group, H.E, Mr. Sonthaya Khunpleum, the Minister of Culture, Mrs. Panga Vathanakul, Managing Director of Royal Cliff Hotels Group, Mr. Vitanart Vathanakul, the Executive Director of Royal Cliff Hotels Group, Mr. Chan Vathanakul, the former Managing Director of Bangkok Life Assurance and Mr. Antonello Passa, the General Manager of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group pose the 23rd Suppanahongsa Awards at PEACH.
Photo Caption: Miss. Maria Gequillana (right), Public Relations and Marketing Communications Manager of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group together with Miss. Sutheenuch Suangkhawathin (left), Assistant Public Relations and Communications Manager of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group warmly congratulates the winner of the Best Actress Award, Miss. Patcha Poonpiriya (center), for taking home the Golden Swan Trophy for her role in the movie "Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy".