THMA led group of 15 Thai hotel entrepreneurs to visit Equip'Hotel 2016 in Paris between November 6 - 10, 2016
Equip’Hotel is the essential trade show for all Horeca professionals – featuringwide range of goods and services from the sectors of hospitality and catering, as a source of inspiration, a driving force for professional networking and a perfect place to decipher trends. The show is organized every two years, and the last exhibition was organized in 2014 featuring 5 exhibition sectors to meet every professional need. There were 110,647 trade visitors (including 18.4% from outside France) from hospitality, catering and local authorities. In 2016event, there were more than 1,600 exhibitors representing 19 branches of industry, to offer the best products and services. Studio 16 was the venue where new trend of hotel guest rooms, lobby and food and beverages outlets were on demonstration.. At the food exhibition area there were 352 chefs of which 70 Michelin starred.
Mr. KamolRatanavirakul, President of Thai Hotel and Hospitality Management Association with the cooperation of Franco Thai Chamber of Commerce, led a group of 15 Thai hotel owners from various destinations such as Phuket, Krabi, SuratThani, Khaoyai, Samutprakarn, and hotel supplier company, together with Thailand leading boutique hotel designer Assistant Professor EkapongTritrong, former Dean of Interior Decoration Art, Silpakorn University and CEO of Ideal 1 Co., Ltd. to visit the exhibition in Paris. Besides participating in the exhibition, the group also visited Le SinqCodet Hotel, Grande Pigalle Hotel and Mama Shelter Hotel in Paris. All of the three hotels wererenovated as modern design hotels, and received a lot of design hotel awards.