IN THE LIMELIGHT
RIPENING WITH ELEGANCE
'60th Anniversary Commemorative Wine Launch'
To have a career that spans 60 years is quite something, and if that career happens to span one single project, that's even more amazing.
Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui, Dusit International's founding matriarch, recently celebrated 60 years in the hospitality industry with a wine launch held in the Lobby Lounge of the Dusit Thani Bangkok.
Presiding at the event were Chatri Sophonpanich, chairman of Dusit Thani PLC; Chanin Donavanik, CEO of Dusit International; and Chalerm Yoovidhya, managing director of Siam Winery Trading Plus Co Ltd.
Guests came from various walks of life: The business and social circles, the hospitality industry, and the media. They crowded the Lobby Lounge, nibbling on the wonderful fare that had been laid out, from salmon and lobster bisque, fresh oysters, to a cheese platter and a chocolate fountain.
The "60th Anniversary Commemorative Wine Launch" was created specially for the purpose in conjunction with Siam Winery. Proceeds from the sale of this limited-edition wine will go to the Anandamahidol Foundation for education support.
The wine label depicts a message from Thanpuying: "For 60 years, the wondrous utopian Kingdom conceived by King Rama VI and its promise of 'heaven on earth' has been my inspiration. To commemorate my 60 years of association with Thailand's hospitality industry, I present this Dusit 60 Edition Speciale Dusit 60th Anniversary wine, which is originated from the Shiraz grapes lovingly grown at the Hua Hin Hills vineyards in the Kingdom of Thailand. It has been matured in French oak barrels to deliver a medium-bodied new-world styled wine of ripe plum and chocolate notes. I offer it in honour of our guests, our staff and our beloved nation."
The special wine is priced at 1,800 baht a bottle, and 360 baht per glass. It available at all Dusit International's hotels and resorts in Thailand, throughout the year.
The Dusit flag is not limited only to Thailand, according to Mr Chanin. In the next two months, it will be flying in Cairo and Dubai, and a joint venture has plans for six hotels in India and five in the United Arab Emirates, among other countries.
Here's to the next 60 years! Cheers!