What a PHAB way to support Phuket’s hospitality students

Last year's gala raised about US$130,000

The Phuket Hotels Association Benefit (PHAB) will take place on April 28, 2018 to raise funds for over 20 hospitality scholarships and traineeships for local residents.

Organised by the Phuket Hotels Association, the Glam, Glitz and Glitter event will take place at the Latitude Marquee, Laguna Phuket from 19.00 until midnight.

Last year’s gala raised about US$130,000

Last year’s PHAB gala drew 300 guests and raised over four million baht (US$130,000) for the scholarship fund. The association is targeting a similar figure at this year’s event, where 400 guests will participate in an evening of cocktails, dining and entertainment, including a live, silent auction.

Among the auction items are a chef’s degustation menu by two Michelin-starred Gaggan, as well as three-night stays in a number of Accor, Anantara, Hyatt, Dream Group and Marriott Group hotels worldwide.

All proceeds from the benefit will be used to support the education of 20 plus young scholars and trainees from Phuket, who would otherwise be unable to fund their education. The training will last from three to four years and cover vocational and degree courses, as well as overseas learning, helping to pave the way for a new generation of hospitality managers, chefs and other key personnel for the island’s tourism sector.

The entertainment highlight will be live music from Mark Zitti ei Fratelli Coltelli, a seven-piece swing band flying in from Italy to support the event for the second year in a row. DJ Benjamin Jenkins (Ben Jay) will also take to the stage.

Tickets to the PHAB fundraiser start from 3,900 baht.

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