Avani Pattaya Resort hosted 70 all-female golf players
Avani Pattaya Resort was recently named the Official Lodging Partner for the Players Group of LPGA players, caddies and officials by IMG, the organizers of the 2021 Honda LPGA Thailand Golf Championship.
The prestigious $1.6 million (50 million baht) tournament was held at Siam Country Club in Pattaya from May 6-9, with the top 70 female professional golfers staying at Avani Pattaya Resort during the event.
As the LPGA returned to Asia for the first time in 17 months, players successfully competed under the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and Sports Authority of Thailand’s “Golf Bubble” pilot program. The tournament was held under strict protocols which required all players, caddies and tour staff to be tested before, during and before leaving the golf tournament.
Prior to hosting the delegation, Avani Pattaya Resort received full support and guidance from IMG, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the Sports Authority of Thailand to ensure the property was fully complies with internationally recognized Covid-19 protocols. To this end, the resort has followed operational procedures set out by the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) and Thailand’s Department of Disease Control (DDC).
Avani Pattaya Resort was able to focus on showcasing the timeless values of Thai hospitality by offering honest, fresh and locally inspired food menus to create a relaxing and safe environment for players to return to after a day on the course. Avani Pattaya Resort has been instrumental in delivering the message to the world that Thailand can successfully host a world-class sporting event with efficiency and control while remaining true to local traditions.
Thailand also triumphed on the course: Ariya Jutanugarn won outright and became the first Thai player to win the 15-year-old tournament.
Other Thais on the pitch included Ariya’s sister Moriya, Patty Tavatanakit, Jasmine Suwannapura, Pornanong Phatlum and teenage sensation Atthaya Thitikul.
International stars included Danielle Kang from the United States, Sung Hyun Park from South Korea, Muni He from China, Japanese star Hinako Shibuno, Gaby Lopez from Mexico and other top players from Asia, the United States. States and Europe.