Bangkok, 22 May, 2020, 13.00 Hrs. – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has awarded a deserving American first responder couple with a week-long dream honeymoon to Bangkok in 2021 after a live on-air television wedding.
Brooke, a nurse, and Dave, a police officer in New York City, have been working non-stop on the frontlines and volunteering whenever they can during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the Big Apple.
Their wedding (originally scheduled for 20 March, 2020) was cancelled three times in a week, causing them to lose their deposits and their honeymoon in the process. Good Morning America (GMA) came to their rescue and got the pair to exchange their vows live in front of millions of viewers with TAT and the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok stepping up to host their dream honeymoon.
“We are honoured to be a part of Brooke and Dave’s heroic love story. This gesture is our way of extending our deepest gratitude and appreciation to all the selfless heroes at such a difficult time,” said Charinya Kiatlapnachai, Director of the TAT New York Office. “A dreamy and magical place, Thailand is recognised by many, including Brides magazine, as one of the most romantic honeymoon destinations in the world. The Land of Smiles looks forward to welcoming them in 2021.”
GMA called Thailand and the Mandarin Oriental “one of the most beautiful places you can find on the planet.” In the segment opening, Brooke and Dave mentioned Thailand as a place they had always wanted to visit before the couple were presented with their honeymoon.
The week-long romantic sojourn is inclusive of a round-trip airfare for two from New York to Bangkok as well as transportation to and from Bangkoks Suvarnabhumi Airport and the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok in one of the Mandarin Oriental’s BMW 7 Series chauffeur-driven cars.
Additional honeymoon experiences will find the couple relaxing and enjoying a luxurious six-night stay at the five-star Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok in one of the hotel’s newly renovated Authors Suites. All suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows, a balcony overlooking the river, a spacious sitting room, a bedroom that features a dressing and seating area, and a large Italian marble bathroom and walk-in closet.
The hotel will also pamper the newlyweds with two 90-minute massage treatments at The Oriental Spa, the only Forbes Five Star Spa in Thailand in addition to hosting them to elegant dinners at the property’s on-site restaurants.
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