Reforestation Project in Celebration of International Day of Forests

Environmentally Responsible 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts

Continuing Commitment to Sustainability Initiatives Upholding Reforestation Awareness

In celebration of the International Day of Forests on March 21st, 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts is proud to announce its forestation initiative, aimed at contributing to a better environment. For every suite stay at 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok and 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai during the month of April, both hotels will donate USD 3 to support a forestation project in Thailand’s Ratchaburi province.

The 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts forestation project is a collaborative initiative between the hotel and the owners’ businesses, with the aim of supporting ecological balance. With a passion for preserving nature, our owners have generously devoted 500 rai of land located in Ratchaburi province for this forestation project. The project aims to establish a self-sustaining forest ecosystem that can maintain and regenerate itself without significant external intervention or reliance on human activity.

The forest area, designed by renowned professor Julaporn Nuntapanich, an architect, forestry consultant, and lecturer, who played a crucial role in the renovation of 137 Pillars House, both in terms of the house itself and its landscape. With his continuous efforts to preserve the environment, he has once again supported us in this forest project, which will thoughtfully feature a variety of elements including swales, canals, ponds, food forests, and herb gardens. The goal for 2024 is to plant a diverse range of species, including dipterocarpaceae, leguminosae, aquatic plants, local fruits, and herbs.

The hotel teams have set an ambitious goal to plant 1,600 trees in July 2024, with the owners aiming to plant an additional 15,000 plants of various species within the same year. This initiative is a testament to 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts' commitment to environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

"This forestation project aligns perfectly with our core values and commitment to sustainability," says Nida Wongphanlert, Managing Owner of 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts. "We believe in the importance of preserving our natural environment and are proud to support the creation of a self-sustaining forest ecosystem that can thrive independently."

To further engage hotel guests and contribute to a greener environment, throughout the month of April, USD 3 will be donated from each guest stay at 137 Pillars properties in Bangkok (suites only) and Chiang Mai to support tree planting efforts. The hotel teams aim to plant 1,600 trees of dipterocarpaceae species such as White Meranti, Iron Wood, Dipterocarpus alatus Roxb., and Dipterocarpus turbinatus Dyer in July 2024.

137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts invites guests and the community to join them in this meaningful endeavor to protect and preserve our precious forests for generations to come.