Hua Hin, June 2013 – Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa has achieved the Bronze Award of the first Italian Wine Sommelier Competition inThailand, organized by Italian Wine Lovers Society with support of Thai-Italian Chamber of Commerce.

There were 26 candidates from recognized hotels, resorts and restaurants participating in two days of written and practical exam. Elite sommeliers have to prove technical knowledge test regarding grapes and wine, blind tasting skills, and food and wine pairings.

After two days of competition Thawath Sarakong, Senior Restaurant Manager (first from the left), a representative of Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa was awarded the third place winner of Italian Wine Sommelier Competition on 9th of June, 2013, while having the highest score of technical knowledge test.

“A good sommelier not only has to have good knowledge of wine, but he also needs to be able to put customers at ease and know what to do to let them enjoy the food,” explained Thawath Sarakong, the Bronze Award Winner of the Italian Wine Sommelier Competition. “HHHe has to know what his clients want and how to make them remember their experience at the restaurant”.

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Whether you are on a romantic getaway, entertaining the entire family or attending an inspiring conference, Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa is a unique destination where memories are made at every turn. From the natural atmosphere that helps to relax, and stay connected with what’s important to you. Whether you choose to simply bask in the sunshine, be surrounded by our tropical landscaped gardens or enjoy refreshing dip into our unique lagoon shaped pool, our team is on hand to ensure the finest services and a complete getaway.

With a perfect setting within theGulfofSiam, Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa portrays the tranquility of modern Hua Hin located uniquely in a classic seaside town associated with the Thai Royal Family, rich in historical, cultural, beautiful palaces and wealth of attractions. Our magnificent winding lagoon style pool brings a refresh and exotic getaway. Indulge your senses with unique signature brand – Shine Spa for Sheraton TM or create fun-filled times in colorful cube-shaped building with the kids at StarClub with great memories to take home.

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