Field trip: Park Plaza Hotel
By Ms. Nattagorn Srisilp
We went on a field trip at Park Plaza Hotel on April 27, 2015. We went there at 1.30 pm and met the manager in the hotel lobby, and then went upstairs to attend the seminar in the hotel lounge. The manager is called Veronique. She was very kind and friendly and warmly welcomed us with some snacks and water. She began to greet us officially and then introduced us to her hotel, Park Plaza. The hotel aims to serve business people. The hotel also has a loyalty campaign for the hotel chain which pays back its customers. Then she gave a talk about the cultural differences between, mostly, Europe and Asia. Some of the examples were quite interesting, such as the nodding of the head has different meanings in different cultures. Some may mean ‘yes’, and some may mean ‘I don’t know’. We need to spend some time in order to be able to understand the meaning in different cultures. It was a very pleasant experience for all of the students, since we were able to understand new perspectives and many new things. She then said goodbye and took photos with us. We had a great time there.