25 detained at Pattaya hotel's 'swingers' party'

25 detained at Pattaya hotel's 'swingers' party'

Party goers are rounded up by security authorities on Saturday night at a hotel where they attended a swingers' party. (Photo by Chaiyot Pupattanapong)
Party goers are rounded up by security authorities on Saturday night at a hotel where they attended a swingers' party. (Photo by Chaiyot Pupattanapong)

CHON BURI: Eleven men and 14 women of various nationalities were rounded up late on Saturday night in a raid on a hotel in South Pattaya in tambon Nong Prue while attending a swingers' party for attendants to swap partners for sexual activities.

The raid on Ban Tulip Hotel in Phra Tamnak area in South Pattaya, which took place at about 11.30pm, was carried out by Bang Lamung district administrative officials with support from tourist police and soldiers from the 14th Military Circle.

Naris Niramaiwong, the Bang Lamung district chief, said the raid was prompted by complaints from local residents that the hotel had frequently organised a "swingers' party" for attendants to swap sex partners.

The party was being held in a room on the hotel's ground floor where 25 people were found naked, performing sexual activities. They included American, Canadian, Chinese, Malaysian, Singapore, German, Thai, Cambodian, Indian and Ukrainian nationals. They were detained for further legal action.

Mr Naris said people wanting to go to the party had to sign up via a website. The admission fee was 1,500 baht per person.

Hotel operator Xeng-chai Yang, 53, a Chinese national, was arrested for violating the Hotel Act and illegally facilitating sexual activities.


Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (67)

SE Asian economies languish as virus challenges persist

The Philippine and Malaysian economies continued contracting in the first three months of the year, adding to signs that some of Southeast Asia’s biggest nations are struggling amid a resurgence in coronavirus cases.

13:49

Growing movement for 'fair share' climate commitments

PARIS: When US President Joe Biden pledged last month to cut his country's carbon emissions in half by 2030, Japan and Canada quickly followed suit. But many green groups and scientists say that this is still not good enough.

13:45

Japan's Osaka 'not sure' Olympics should happen as doubts grow

TOKYO: Japanese superstar Naomi Osaka admitted she was "not really sure" the coronavirus-hit Tokyo Olympics should go ahead as doubts grew about the Games just weeks before the opening ceremony.

13:45