TAT Presents NLLA Celebrity of the Year Award

TAT Presents NLLA Celebrity of the Year Award

As part of the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s 2012 celebrity marketing strategy to further raise Thailand’s profile as an amazing holiday destination, on Saturday 17th March 2012 they presented a top award at one of London’s most glamorous events, the National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards held at Porchester Hall.

NLLA Joanne and Tamara

Joanna Cooke, Tourism Authority of Thailand, with Celebrity of the Year award winner Tamara Ecclestone

“We were so excited to present the ‘Celebrity of the Year’ award at this star-studded event and we are delighted that Tamara Ecclestone won,” said Joanna Cooke, TAT’s Marketing & PR Manager.

In addition to her NLLA award, the TAT also presented Tamara with a luxury holiday for two to Thailand, winning a seven-night stay, with spa treatments, at the exclusive pool villa resort, Sri Panwa Phuket. Tamara will travel to Thailand later in 2012.


Joanna Cooke, Siripakorn Cheawsamoot and Worapa Angkhisirisap of Tourism Authority of Thailand

“We have tied in two magazine deals to cover her holiday and promote Thailand,” added Joanna.

NLLA Amber Thai Square

Ami, Marketing Manager for Thai Square Restaurants, collects the Best Restaurant award from Amber Atherton of Made in Chelsea

Nominees in the Celebrity of the Year category included Tamara Ecclestone, Katie Price, Nancy Dell’Olio, ‘Binky’ Alexandra Felstead, Lucien Laviscount and Stacey Solomon.

Award Winners

Best Luxury Hotel: The Savoy

Best Luxury Airline: Cathay Pacific Airlines

Best Luxury Travel Destination: Monaco

Best Luxury Food & Beverage Brand: Biscuiteers

Best Luxury Real Estate & Property Company: Hudsons Property

Best Luxury Private Jet Service: Avolus

Best Luxury PR Company: Quintessentially Communications

Best Luxury Restaurant: Thai Square

Best Luxury Electronic Gadget: Beats by Dre

Best Luxury Spirit & Liquor: Courvoisier

Best Health & Vitamin Supplement Brand: Vitabiotics

Best Luxury Cosmetics Brand: Estée Lauder

NLLA Stacey Solomon

Stacey Solomon

NLLA Nancy DellOlio

Nancy DellOlio


NLLA Lauren Pope

Lauren Pope

NLLA Lauren Goodger

Lauren Goodger


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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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