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Anantara Vacation Club Sponsors Annual King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament

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Thailand’s most unique sporting event features 4 days of world class sporting entertainment and “elephantastic” selfie Instagram contest

Annual Elephant Polo Tourney runs from Thursday, August 28 through Sunday, August 31at Siam Polo Park at the VR Sports Club in Bangkok

Anantara Vacation Club, a luxury shared ownership concept, is delighted to sponsor the annual King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament – one of South East Asia’s largest charity events – from August 28 through August 31 at the VR Sports Club in Bangkok. With four thrill-filled days of exciting elephant polo, colourful cultural traditions, live, world-class entertainment, and fabulous events, the King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament is one of the world’s most unique and celebrated sporting events with appeal across all ages and backgrounds.

“As always, we are delighted to be a sponsor for this incredibly unique event,” said Martin Tolan, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Anantara Vacation Club. “The King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament is a longtime favourite, raising awareness and money for Thailand’s beloved elephants and offering great entertainment for the entire family.”

Elephantastic Selfie
The King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament is a unique sight to behold – and the perfect backdrop for the world’s most interesting selfies! This year, for the first time, patrons are encouraged to share their most elephantastic selfie on Instagram, tagging #elephantpolobkk, for chances to win a dream holiday at one of Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, or at an Anantara Vacation Club Resort .

The selfie which best represents the spirit of Elephant Polo will win 3 days/2 nights for two adults at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort & Spa. The most funny and creative selfie will win 3 days/2 nights for two adults at the Anantara Vacation Club Bhoput Koh Samui.

Launched in 2001 as a benefit for the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF), the King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament has grown into one of the most popular and enduring charity events in South East Asia – and one of the most unique sporting events in the world. Admission-free and open to the public, the not-to-be-missed Elephant Polo Tournament features four days of elephant polo matches between teams from all over South East Asia, a host of cultural events and ceremonies, special elephant education activities, and live music and entertainment (schedule below).

King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament, August 28 – 31 Events:
Thursday, August 28

  • Opening Monk’s Blessing Ceremony
  • Grand Elephant Parade
  • Tournament Matches
  • Fruit Buffet for Elephants

Friday, August 29 – Children’s Day

  • Tournament Matches
  • Elephant Education and Fun Activities for Children

Saturday, August 30 – Ladies Day

  • Tournament Matches
  • Celebrity Shoot-out
  • Jazz Theater Flash Mob
  • Mahidol Strings & High Tea Competition
  • Ladies Day “Best Dressed” Ceremony
  • Exhibition Game: New Zealand All Blacks vs. Miss Tiffany
  • Moonlit evening with live bands, DJ’s and entertainment

Sunday, August 31 – Grand Finale

  • Final matches
  • Live music and entertainment
  • Awards ceremony and end-of-tourney celebrations

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas offer three different Bangkok locations for guests wishing to attend the King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament: Anantara Bangkok Sathorn, Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa and Anantara Baan Rajprasong. As the tournament sponsor, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas are offering the Bangkok Pachyderm & Polo Package, featuring daily breakfast, complimentary shuttles to the tournament along with free admission to the polo pitch, two free Anantara Polo Team shirts, pitchside lunch at the Anantara VIP tent and a complimentary pitchside spa treatment. To book a package, visit Anantara.com

About Anantara Vacation Club
Launched in December 2010, Anantara Vacation Club (AVC) is a luxury Shared Ownership concept which offers a points based multiple destination flexible Shared Holiday Ownership option for discerning consumers wishing to holiday in Asia and beyond.

The Club Resort Collection currently comprises a new purpose-built resort in Phuket, a selection of luxury private villas on the islands of Koh Samui in Thailand and Bali, Indonesia, along with a selection of suites in Queenstown, New Zealand, Bangkok, Thailand and Sanya, China. Over the next five years, the Club will include up to 10 more resorts and expand its marketing reach further in China and in the Middle East. Sales preview centres can be found in Bali, Indonesia, , Koh Samui and Phuket in Thailand, along with Shanghai and Sanya in China.

In addition to utilising the Club Resorts, club owners enjoy the opportunity to stay at Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas worldwide under the Club Escapes Privileges Program. From lush jungles to pristine beaches and legendary deserts to cosmopolitan cities, Anantara currently boasts 30 stunning properties located in Thailand, the Maldives, Bali, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Mozambique and the United Arab Emirates; with future properties to open in China, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Laos, Qatar and Oman. The Club Owners holiday options are further enhanced by an affiliation to Resort Condominiums International (RCI) which opens up access to over 4000 resorts worldwide. For more information, visit www.anantaravacationclub.com

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