Bangkok’s Rembrandt Hotel is reporting unprecedented success as it reaches its 20-year milestone with high occupancy rates, repeat guests and a stable, well trained workforce.
Driving this success, which includes a new Senor Pico restaurant and additional awards for the Rang Mahal, a leading Indian restaurant, has been the Rembrandt’s support for the Bangkok and wider Thai communities.
The framework for this support covers four key areas: local and wider communities; the environment; the Rembrandt’s marketplace; and its workplace.
The support is broad and focuses on activities involving education and children in care. By way of example, recent initiatives have involved the Mother of Perpetual Help Church at Klongjan, Bangkok, the 3rd Annual New International School of Thailand Golf Tournament, the Foundation for the Blind in Thailand, and the Season Greeting project, supporting child education and initiatives such as the Hands Across the Water Foundation, a small charity providing care to needy children.
The Rembrandt hosts numerous charitable events through the year most recently including UNICEF’s life-changing Youth Career Development Program (YCDP) that assists in providing long-term social and economic security for students in the hospitality industry through skills training and employment opportunities for nearly 1,000 disadvantaged young women from poor families in Northern Thailand.
Speaking about the Rembrandt’s recent support for the Bangkok chapter of Mobile Monday, one of the city’s premier non-profit technology networking events, General Manager Eric Hallin said the hotel’s business success owed much to its community involvement.
“It is a privilege to support our local and wider communities particularly when it involves education for life,” he said.
“The Rembrandt invests significantly in staff training to international hospitality levels and provides 100s of jobs to local people, young and old.
“Our community support very definitely includes the sustainability of our hotel and adoption of sustainable practices like our recent conversion of boiler gas from crude oil to liquefied petroleum gas, which emits the lowest carbon emissions of all fossil fuels during the burning process; and changing the swimming pool filtration system from chlorine to saltwater.”
Hallin said under the hotel’s green policies, the Rembrandt addressed the energy-saving potential of every new development at the hotel and that such actions represented a long-term investment, “because we believe this approach provides benefits to guests, staff and the world we live in.”