The hotel at the centre of claims it hosted a sex orgy has been named as the A-One The Royal Cruise in North Pattaya.
On Monday morning, the resort’s police chief and local authority supremo were met by hotel executive Somchai Ratana-ophat, who admitted that the party had taken place at the hotel on Saturday between 3pm and 11pm.
It had been organised by foreigners, and 1,000 participants paid between Bt550 and Bt1,100 a head.
Thai female models were hired by the organisers.
Naris Niramaiwong, the district chief, said that the hotel had a valid licence, and that the police would handle the other matters.
Pol Colonel Apichai Krobpetch admitted that the participants had all been wearing swimsuits, but the party still constituted an affront to public morals and was obscene.
He promised a full investigation and possible action against the organisers, models, tourists, photographers and those who posted a video of the event.
The “Kolour Beachside Party” was well advertised and was the second such event.
The We Love Pattaya news site on Facebook said the party had utilised state-of-the-art sound and light systems, had experienced deejays in attendance and featured a special stage in the centre of a pool.
Two beachfront pools were used for the party.
A video of nearly one-minute duration was still being widely viewed and shared online, said We Love Pattaya.
Naris warned people not to hold sex or drug parties in Pattaya.
ThaiVisa notes that chief Naris is the man who walked in on an old British tourist in a short-time sex room on Valentine’s Day last year.