Leading Thailand hotelier receives prestigious Skal award


One of Thailand’s most knowledgeable and experienced hoteliers, Eric Hallin, has been presented with the Malai Sakolviphak Award by the President of Skal International Bangkok.

The award is presented annually in memory of Malai Sakolviphak, a well-known and highly respected tourism industry figure in Thailand. He passed away in 2011 after many years of distinguished service to Skal – the world’s largest travel and tourism industry networking organization – at city, national and international level.

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At the presentation to Eric Hallin, General Manager of The Rembrandt Hotel in Bangkok, Skal International Bangkok President Dale Lawrence said that Mr. Hallin had showed tremendous support and commitment to Skal for many years.

“Our organization continues to thrive because of the selfless, enthusiastic support by Skal members such as Eric Hallin,” said Dale Lawrence. “Eric has served Skal in Thailand and the tourism industry with distinction for more than 20 years and it was with considerable pleasure that I nominated him for this very special award.” The Award was presented during the recent Skal Bangkok monthly networking luncheon held at Aloft hotel, Bangkok.

Skal International Bangkok is part of the global Skal organization, formed in 1934, that has some 18,000 members in 85 nations and regions. In addition to providing platforms for discussion, debate and networking opportunities Skal International Bangkok also promotes the work of NGOs (including ECPAT International and World Vision’s Project Childhood Prevention Pillar) fighting against child exploitation in the region.

PHOTO: Eric Hallin (right), General Manager of The Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok, receives the Malai Sakolviphak Award from Dale Lawrence – President of Skal International Bangkok.