Travel features this December present about specials hotel: Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square, Chai Lai Orchid Eco Resort, and Other hotels with social missions in Thailand.
To help the local community, the Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square and the National Office for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (NEP) is participating in “Realizing the Potential,” an equal opportunity job skills training campaign for the physically challenged. The NEP provides hotels participating in this program with a tax deduction/exemption to encourage them to continue to support it. In October 2013, a group of hearing impaired candidates embarked on a professional on-the-job training program at this hotel to learn new skills and build the confidence needed to succeed in the workplace.
Where: 392/44 Siam Square Soi 6, Bangkok 10330
How much: Rooms run from THB 3,500 to THB 5,000 per night
More info: +66 2 209 8888, www.novotelbkk.com
All of the staff at the Chai Lai are local Karen villagers whom Alexa is helping to not be stuck in an unending cycle of poverty and lack of career opportunities. The work training program she has implemented will one day help the villagers find jobs and break the cycle, paying dividends to many generations into the future. The Chai Lai also participates in weekly English teaching classes for the Karen children, who don’t have access to public education. Your stay here helps the Chai Lai fund all these socially driven activities for the local Karen community.
Where: 202 Moo 9 T. Mae Win, Mae Wang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai 50360
How much: Rooms run from THB 1,200 to THB 2,250
More info: +66 86 923 0867, www.chailaiorchid.com
114 Moo 9 Sanpeesua Village, Muang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50300
Tel: +66 53 854 213
Green Pearls Phang Nga
33 Mu 5 Khokkloy Thakuathung, Phang Nga, Phuket 77220, Thailand
Six Senses Samui
9/10 Moo 5, Baan Plai Laem, Bophut, Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320
Tel: +66 77 245 678
Golden Buddha Beach Resort
131 Moo 2, Ko Phra Thong, Khuraburi 82150
Tel: +66 81 895 2242