East 88 Beach Lounge is Rawai’s trendiest and coolest hangout. East 88 Beach Lounge is only feet away from the sea and offers fantastic views of Chalong Bay and Koh Lon Island. At East 88 you can lay back, relax and enjoy a drink and light snack by the edge of the infinity pool or sit down and enjoy a memorable dining experience in the open air restaurant.
Phuketindex would like to introduce you to their recently appointed Food & Beverage Manager Pascal Frei.
30 year old Pascal was born in the Netherlands and raised and educated in Switzerland. He originally trained as and become a chef. However after one and a half years in the kitchen he could not see his creative side being suited to designing food. He believed that his expertise was actually in management and therefore decided to change his studies and joined a hotel management school in his homeland. During his five years of studying hotel management he was also required to do periods of internship, which took him to various locations around the world. It was on one of those internships, in Thailand, where he first met his now Manager and friend, Urs Aebi.
After gaining his Diploma, it was Pascal’s idea to return to South East Asia to seek employment. However, due to political instability at that time he decided to stay in his home country where he took up a position as Business Manager of an upscale restaurant/bar in Switzerland largest city, Zurich. He kept this position for nearly 3 years. Late last year Pascal received a call from Serenity Resort & Residence’s Manager Urs, who told him there was a position available that he really wanted Pascal to fill. In February of this year Pascal decided it was the position he wanted and he started his role as Serenity’s East 88 Beach Lounge Food & Beverage Manager in April.
Asked what thought he could bring to East 88 Pascal told us “I wasn’t 100% sure what to expect when I arrived as it’s not a resort I had visited before. However, it didn’t take me long to realise that East 88 had the potential to be spot that could be classed as ‘a place to be’. To be ‘a place to be’, you have to have something that will bring customers to the venue and I think we are now doing things and quickly moving East 88 to be ‘a place to be’.”
East 88 is becoming more and more renowned for their weekly and monthly events. Each and every Tuesday and Thursday night they hold their popular Fire & Ice and Aquaterra events.
Fire & Ice
Flaming Woks and Chilled Drinks. They combine the two elements into a steaming night! With Chill-out tunes performed by their live DJ.
If it swims or walks it will be on their BBQ! A seafood and meat feast with only the freshest products cooked on the barbie just the way you like it…… With an extraordinary live performances by their East 88 Jazz Saxophonist.
On the first Friday of every month, join the team at East 88 for their ‘First Friday Event’ where they celebrate the beginning of the new month with a theme blast. Special food set ups, food & beverage offers and live performed sounds and all in their unique pool and beach surroundings.
Whichever way you choose to enjoy East 88 Beach Lounge, we can assure you the highly trained team around you will take care of your every need and make your visit an experience you will not forget.
East 88 Beach Lounge
Serenity Resort & Residences
14 Moo 5 Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130
Tel: +66 (0)76 371 900 Fax +66 (0)76 613 831
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.serenityphuket.com