Since opening in 2016, Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach has already developed close and lasting ties with the local community.
Through Marriott International’s “Spirit to Serve” initiative, Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach has undertaken series of projects designed to improve the environment of the local area and the lives of the people who live there.
The first of these has seen Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, partner with the nearby Sakoo School. As well as helping to provide vital school materials and organizing activities for the Children’s Day event, the resort’s associates are also volunteering at the school. With many children at the school having parents who work at the resort, this initiative helps to cement the relationship between hotel and community.
To further boost the development of young local people, Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach has entered into a partnership with Yaowawit School to provide vocational training to students. This valuable initiative will see Marriott send tutors to undertake weekly training courses at the school. And a select group of students will also be offered internships at the resort, providing incredible opportunities for young people to embark on rewarding careers in the hospitality industry.
The “Spirit to Serve” program is also actively helping to protect the environment in Nai Yang Beach and the surrounding area. The resort has started organizing weekly beach-cleaning activities, ensuring that this idyllic coastal landscape is kept pristine for locals and visitors alike. Children and teachers from the Gecko Nursery School also join this activity, calling it a “Trash Hunt”!
And finally, volunteers from Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach are joining forces with other Marriott Hotels in Phuket and local environmental groups to help reforest the mangrove swamps of Phang Nga province. This project, which is supported by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), is aiming to plant 20,000 mangrove saplings in 2017 alone.
“At Marriott International, we believe it is vital that our hotels and resorts give something back to their local community. After all, we are only guests in these amazing destinations, and we need to ensure that we are delivering a positive impact to the local area, its residents and ecosystem,” said Mr. David Ippersiel, General Manager.
“So many of our associates were born in the Nai Yang area and they recognize the needs of the community. The welcome we received when we arrived in Nai Yang Beach was as warm and genuine as the welcome we offer to our own guests. This is the true spirit of hospitality, and we will continue working alongside our friends and neighbors in future to improve the lives of everybody in Nai Yang Beach.”