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GRAND MIRAGE-BEATING NP-LORETO REUNION KOH CHANG MAY 2009
 

(Click on the form links below to download the forms, complete and fax back to Joan Sarasin Fax: (66-2) 237 5190) 

Foreign Registration Form

Foreign Accommodation Form

TENTATIVE PROGRAM

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

                                    -           Early Arrivals at Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

                                    -           Arrivals at Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel
16:00 - 18:00 hrs.         -           Registrations
                                    -           Main Lobby, Imperial Queen's Park Hotel

18:00 hrs.                     -           Meet at Main Lobby, Imperial Queen's Park Hotel
                                                For transfer to Riverside Pier for the Dinner Cruise

18:30 - 21:30 hrs.         -           Welcome Dinner Cruise sponsored by The Tourism Authority of Thailand

Monday, May 18th, 2009

* 06:00 hrs.                   -           Early Breakfast & check-out of Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel

07:00 hrs.                     -           Departure by coach to Koh Chang       

11:00 hrs.                     -           Lunch at Suan Pu Resort

12:00 hrs.                     -           Transfers to Mini Van and Ferry Crossing

13:00 hrs.                     -           Check-in at Amari Emerald Cove Resort/VJ Hotel

                                    -           Free Afternoon

19:00 - 21:30 hrs.         -           Welcome Dinner / Dance at Amari Emerald Cove Resort

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

                                    -           Breakfast

09:00 - 17:00 hrs.         -           Depart for Island Hoping Cruise/Lunch

18:00 hrs.                     -           Transfer to ........Restaurant for Dinner

21:00 hrs.                     -           Transfer back to Amari Emerald Cove Resort/VJ Hotel               

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

                                    -           Breakfast

                                    -           Free Morning

13:00 - 14:30 hrs.        -           LCD/NP/SJC Alumni Meetings, Amari Emerald Cove Resort

14:30 - 15:00 hrs.         -          Coffee Break

15:00 - 16:00 hrs.         -          Joint Alumni Meeting

18:30 - 22:00 hrs.         -           Gala Dinner Dance & Silent Auction. Amari Emerald Cove Resort/VJ Hotel

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

06:00 hrs.                     -           Early Breakfast & Departure for Golfers (Optional)
                                    -                    
Group Departures to Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:00 hrs.                     -           Group Departures to Bangkok

12:00 hrs.                     -                    
Check-in at Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel

18:30- 21:00 hrs.          -
                     Farewell Dinner at Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel, Bangkok

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

                                    -           Departures


* One night deposit has been credited to all rooms booked for the Reunion at Imperial Queen's Park Hotel (only one stay); Amari Emerald Cove Resort or VJ
Hotel. Please settle your room accounts before departing from these hotels.

 

 

Dan Windsor (PHD #7) wrote on June 20, 2007

Because the hotel rates in march are so high ( 50% above what they quoted for May, which was already higher than I expected), we decided against March. June was also ruled out because it is the end of the season and many of the facilities on the island are closed. The weather makes it too dicey in June. So we decided on May. The 3rd week which allows us to use the low season rate while everything is still running.
 

SCHEDULE :-
Suggested arrivals on Saturday May 15th (earlier for golfers). Joan is suggesting that we stay in the same hotel in Bangkok this time, for easier logistics. However, finding a hotel to suit all tastes and budgets might not be easy.
 
SUNDAY  May  16th, Pre-Welcome dinner and cruise.
 
MONDAY  17th   We leave for Koh Chang in the morning. We travel by minibuses (10 per bus), for a 3-hour drive to Suan Puu resort for Buffet Seafood lunch. From there it is 15 minute drive to the ferry, 20 minute crossing and then 20 minute drive to The AMARI  EMERALD COVE Hotel. (see rates below), you can also visit their website.
Free aternoon. WELCOME  DINNER & DANCE.

TUESDAY  18th,  Island hopping cruise and picnic lunch. Tuesday PM will be free for you to arrange your Cell meetings and mini-groups etc. At night we will have Bingo and Crazy Whist.

WEDNESDAY  19th.   Island tour or trek in the morning. Alumni Meeting in the afternoon, with tea. The Charity Dinner and dance at night.

THURSDAY  20th.   We check out in the morning and you have your choice of 3 groups:-
Group #1. Golfers. We head back to Bangkok, with detour to play golf at the Navy academy course in Rayong. Arrive BKK early evening.
Group #2. Shoppers. Bangkok with detour for lunch and shopping at the gemstones market in Chantaburi.
Group #3. Final group of  buses will head straight back to Bangkok. This group can leave a little later if they want. Thursday evening is free.
 
FRIDAY  21st  farewell  dinner and dance.     THE  END !
 
This schedule has just 3 days in Koh Chang (Hua Hin and Chiangmai were 4 days) and gets Bangkok more involved. It should also be noted that the Registration package will be higher (more on that below), but it will include the transportation to Koh Chang and there is no extra plane fare like there was for CM.
 
HOTEL
Bangkok TBA
Koh Chang. HOTEL AMARI. They have alloted us 100 rooms (out of the 155) and 10 suites. Those who have pre-registered will have priority. (60 registrations for total 110 people). Once they have been used up, other rooms will go at their Regular "SPECIAL"  Rate which you will see in brackets. As usual, we would like to stay in one 1 hotel, but if there aren't enough rooms, we have scouted the Guest House nearby as a contingent plan.   Here are the REUNION  RATES:-
40  SUPERIOR  ROOMS  @  US $ 110   ( $160)
60  DELUXE  ROOMS     @  US $ 130   ($ 185)
10  SUITES (Bedroom + Living Room)   @  $ 280   (this might be a little lower)
These rates are the same for SINGLE  or  DOUBLES & include Buffet Breakfast. The rooms are big enough for a full extra bed.  This rate (+1 more breakfast) is an additional $45. This is high, so we have to
try to re-negotiate. These rates are based on the current exchange rate of the US $ which some predict will be better by next year.
 
REUNION  FEE.   The Budget is being worked out. Will let you know by
next week. This rate will include:-
Registration package, satchels, badges, programs and a Welcome kiss either from Maureen (or from me at a slightly higher charge).
4  Dinners
2  Lunches
2  Picnics
1  Afternoon Tea
Island Tour or trek
Transportation to & from Koh Chang  as well as to all events.
 
Please read this carefully. Joan will prepare the new Registration Form soon. Those who have signed
previously can double check to see if you are on it.

Love Dan

 

 

Joan (Windsor) Sarasin wrote on July 6, 2007


Dear All:

 

I have just finalized our room block of 40 Deluxe and 60 Superior rooms at the Amari Emerald Cove Resort, Koh Chang www.amari.com/emeraldcove - for 100 rooms out of their total 165 rooms.

 

I know that our arrangements are so far in advance but Koh Chang only has two 5-star hotels – Amari and Dusit - and the other hotel can only block 70 rooms for our group. Their  meeting room facilities are also a lot smaller and will not be able to accommodate our targeted group of 225-250 persons.

 

As Dan mentioned in his PHD#7, I will now assign everyone who submitted a pre-registration form at the 3rd Reunion Farewell Dinner with a pre-registration ID No. I will then assign everyone on this pre-registered list with a room at the Amari Emerald Cove Resort.  The remaining rooms at Amari will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.

 

However, please feel free to select the 2nd Reunion Hotel – VJ Hotel www.vjkohchang.com – right next door, same beach, at a room rate of Baht 2,300 for a single/double room, net with American Breakfast, and let me know by return so that we can go ahead and assign your room at Amari Emerald Cove Resort for a new registration.

 

Dan has everyone’s credit card details so please note that a one-night non-refundable (a replacement will be accepted) room deposit will be charged by Dan's office in April 2008.  Please note that without this early room booking and deposit we will not be able to get such a large room block in any first-class hotel anywhere in Thailand.

 

Registration Fees (I am still working on the costing for transportation and meals for 2009) will be charged by Dan by April, 2008 and will also be non-refundable but a replacement will be accepted. However, since all our costs are net we will try to keep the Registration Fees as low as possible – an increase of 20%-25% for the 4 nights 5 days programme – 2 nights in Bangkok & 3 nights in Koh Chang.

 

For those who have not submitted a pre-registration form please let me know by return if you would like your name to be added to the enclosed list in order that a room at the Amari or VJ Hotel can be assigned to you.  However, if you have still not decided to spend your 2009 vacation with us on Koh Chang just let us know when you have decided!

  

Regards,

Joan

 

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