The Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin was filled with a buzzing sense of happening as Thailand’s young entrepreneurs and driven go-getters from various fields gathered to celebrate the launch of the second annual Generation T list from Thailand Tatler. Hosted by Thailand Tatler’s chairman Nigel Oakins, editor-in-chief Naphalai Areesorn and digital editor Mika Apichatsakol, the launch party saw highly influential Generation T listers and Tatler Tribe members, such as Chomwan Weeraworawit Huang, Jay Spencer, MR Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Rarin Thongma, Amarit Charoenphan and Pan Pan Narkprasert, as well as several society icons in attendance.
Honourable guests checked into the hotel at noon, where they enjoyed a buffet lunch, followed by thrilling rides at the Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle. Guests were also treated to exclusive spa sessions by Clé de Peau Beauté to pamper down and relax before the evening reception
Come evening, guests entered the Pla-Wan 1 Function Room. The hall was intimately lined with cocktail tables and an installation of each of this year’s 50 Generation T listers framed against the wall.
Lee Williamson, the regional editor of Generation T, flew in directly from Hong Kong to deliver an insightful keynote speech, while guests enjoyed unlimited servings of a specially curated Generation T cocktail created by Vesper Bar & Restaurants’ founder Chotipong Leenutaphong, who was on the 2017 list.
The reception ended with the attending listers personally receiving this year’s Generation T publication from Thailand Tatler’s editor-in-chief Naphalai Areesorn and digital editor Mika Apichatsakol, followed by a group photo where the audience was stunned by a spectacular confetti cannon on-stage. An after-party was then held at the newly opened Vana Nava Sky bar, where guests continued to network and enjoy free-flow cocktails, bites and beats late into the night.
About Generation T
Generation T is an Asian-wide initiative shared among eight other regional Tatler titles, including China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The result is a pan-Asia platform that connects the regions brightest luminaries through enriching experiences and content. These talented visionaries are all under 40 years old and have been handpicked by a panel of respected and accomplished industry veterans known collectively as the Tatler Tribe. Proving that age nor background are the sole influencers of success, Thailand Tatler’s Generation T listers come from varying fields, from artists, designers and entertainers to scientists, PR gurus, philanthropists and everything in between—all connected by the potential of being the leaders of tomorrow.
Learn more at thailandtatler.com/generation-t.