Chatrium Green Project, Cleaning Chao Phraya River

bangkok-riversideBangkok (November 21, 2013 – Chatrium Hotels & Residences, led by Managing Director Khun Savitri Ramyarupa, gathered with Magic Eyes and The Royal Thai Navy for a cleaning of the Chao Phraya River in the “Clean Up the World Campaign.” Other volunteers in the November clean-up included Chatrium associates and local community members. “Cleaning Chao Phraya River” is part of Chatrium’s Green campaign, which aims to promote public awareness of environmental issues and encourage the public to contribute actively towards a better environment.

In the recent clean-up, 25 boats participated in the collection along the Chao Phraya River of garbage, as well as water hyacinth which is the main obstacle to river transportation. Five of the boats started their journey to collect garbage from the Royal Thai Navy’s pier to Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok’s pier, receiving the full support of executives and hotel associates along the river. Also, a group of Chatrium Hotel associates picked up waste at Chatrium Hotel Riverside’s pier to reduce pollution in the river. Part of the waste collected will be converted into new usable products through a recycling process.

Khun Savitri Ramyarupa, Managing Director of Chatrium Hotels & Residences, said, “As we all know, currently we are facing a global warming crisis. Chatrium Hotels & Residences foresee significant impacts from this crisis. Not only do we contribute green activities to encourage saving the world, we also focus on the use of environmental-friendly products at our properties. We have launched a new amenity package, which uses biodegradable materials, typically recyclable. These new environmental-friendly amenities will be used at all properties from now onwards. We promise to continue our green projects. We would appreciate if you would join us and share in this valuable and memorable activity, becoming part of our Chatrium Hotels & Residences community to save the world.”

It is hoped that the efforts made will help protect the public from possible harmful substances in our wastewater, as well as generate enthusiasm in our community to reduce the effects of water pollution. The river clean-up is, in part, a preparation for the upcoming traditional “Loy Krathong” festival which is held annually on the full-moon night in November.

About Chatrium Hotels & Residences
Chatrium, a Thai hospitality brand of 5-star hotels and residences uniquely located in the legendary cities of Bangkok and Yangon, offers individualized accommodation that appeals to business, family and leisure travelers for short and extended stays. Operated under the brand’s hallmark concept of “Making every day a remarkable day”, each Chatrium property blends magnificent settings, spacious rooms, great locations, fine views and choice of dining venues to delight every guest with a truly enchanting getaway.

Chatrium Hotels & Residences features four properties in Bangkok and one hotel in Yangon. Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok, rising above Bangkok’s majestic Chao Phraya River, provides rooms and suites offering breathtaking views of the city. Emporium Suites by Chatrium is refined elegance and comfort located on Sukumvit Road, adjoining the Emporium Shopping Mall, offering direct covered access to the Skytrain and commanding panoramic city views. With a unique resort-style setting, Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok is conveniently situated in one of the best and most tranquil areas of central Bangkok. Chatrium Residence Riverside Bangkok is right next to Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok. Combining contemporary design with state-of-the-art technology in spacious rooms that command great city views, it is ideal for extended stays with or without housekeeping services. Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon, located by the historic Royal Lake (Kandawgyi Lake) in the heart of the city, is a legacy property distinguished by its colonial style blended with Asian and Eastern revival architecture.

For more information please contact:
Kanokrat Kirkland, Group Director of Marketing Communications
Weerada Methitanpongwanit, Marketing Communications Executive
Chatrium Hotels & Residences
Tel: +66 2 672 0200 ext. 7911