Archive - April 2018

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CELEB CHEF BOBBY CHINN AT BANYAN TREE BANGKOK APRIL 25-27
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Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai’s Culinary Academy
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Centara Hotels & Resorts Celebrating Thai New Year and flash sale
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Splashtastic Songkran at SALA Samui
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Dusit International now accepts Alipay at its hotels and resorts for Chinese travelers

CELEB CHEF BOBBY CHINN AT BANYAN TREE BANGKOK APRIL 25-27

 

INTERNATIONAL CHEF, TELEVISION PRESENTER, restaurateur, cookbook author and cooking celebrity Chef Bobby Chinn will be at Vertigo Restaurant, Banyan Tree Bangkok from April 25-27.

 Chef Bobby’s multicultural background shines through in his intriguing East-meets-West cooking approach, which sensationally bridges the culinary cultural divide along with his uncommon talent for kitchen-craft.

 Seating is limited and reservations are required for this exclusive, gastronomic experience.

 For more information and reservations, call 0 2679 1200

Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai’s Culinary Academy

LOVE THE TASTE of Thai food?  Want to learn some of the secrets behind preparing what is one of the world’s most loved cuisines?

If so, you’ll be interested in Dhara Dhevi’s Culinary Academy, which offers Thai cooking classes. The Acamdeny’s kitchen is located in a wooden pavilion behind Le Grand Lanna restaurant, featuring a classroom-style layout, is fitted with individual cooking stations, extractor hoods, sinks and preparation areas for up to 20 ‘culinary students’.

More than just a cooking class, it’s a journey of culinary exploration and discovery, in which the chef explains the subtle balance of flavours in Thai cuisine — including the secrets of Lanna herbs and spices – and the difference between northeastern, central and southern Thai styles.

At the end of a class, guests are presented with an apron, Culinary Academy certificate (perfect for hanging on the kitchen wall back home) and easy-to-follow menu print-outs of the dishes cooked… great mementos from a great experience.

The Cooking Class is held daily: Morning class starts with market tour, followed by cooking lessons, including Thai recipes and fruit carving. The afternoon includes more cooking and recipes.

For more information on the festivities, call 053 888 888 or email enquiry@dharadhevi.com

 

 

Centara Hotels & Resorts Celebrating Thai New Year and flash sale

CENTARA HOTELS & RESORTS will observe the upcoming Songkran Thai New Year period by wearing colourful traditional dress. Visitors and guests to the company’s properties are treated daily to graceful Thai service and cultural traditions that have become Centara’s hallmark. On this Songkran, from April 13-15, guests will be able to see staff dressed in the beautiful costumes of historic Siam.

“Thailand’s world-famous, genteel hospitality is at the heart of our company culture,” said Centara CEO Chirathivat about the idea. “What better way to emphasize our unique Thai-ness than trading our uniforms for charming, traditional costumes over the Thai New Year. It is our way of wishing our guests, partners, and friends a happy and healthy festive season.”

All 33 of Centara’s hotels and resorts within Thailand are taking part in this celebration, and guests are invited to enjoy festive dining options or a relaxing stay over the Songkran period, where they will receive the inimitable Centara Thai welcome.

Find out more about Centara at www.CentaraHotelsResorts.com

Flash sale at Centara Resorts and Hotels starting today, Wednesday, April 11

Centara Hotels & Resorts exclusively is offering CentaraThe1Card members 20% off every online rate for hotel bookings made between Wednesday, April 11 and midnight Sunday, April 15, 2018.

This five-day special hot deal is available for every package at every hotel, every room type and for every day of stay.

Membership registration is free and only takes a few seconds. If you’re not already a member, join now at https://centara1card.com/signup/

For more information or for further assistance with your booking, contact reservation centre at reservations@chr.co.th, call centre at +66(0) 2101 1234 www.centarahotelsresorts.com/featured-packages/centara-flash-sale/

 

 

Splashtastic Songkran at SALA Samui

 

AT SALA MANUI COENGMON BEACH RESORT  you can experience the gentler side of Thai New Year with a full-day schedule of traditional activities that start this Thursday. The festivities include:

Bathing a Buddha image with rose scented water (8 – 11 a.m.), a long drum parade (2 p.m.), and water-pouring ceremony to ask for blessings from elders (3 p.m.).

The day’s celebrations culminate with a Thai buffet starting at 7 p.m., with dinner entertainment including Thai music and dance, a muay talay contest, and fire show.

There will be a traditional Songkran at SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort, where you can welcome Thai New Year with traditional Songkran activities. It’s open to all guests staying with at the resort on Thursday.

Events throughout the day include rod nam dam hua  — the ritual of pouring scented water into the palms or feet of parents and elders to ask for blessings — a long drum parade, festive water splashing, building a sand pagoda on the beach, and a Thai Night market with food stalls set up on the beachside lawn.

 

Dusit International now accepts Alipay at its hotels and resorts for Chinese travelers

DUSIT INTERNATIONAL has rolled out Alipay at its hotels and resorts in Thailand to cater to Chinese travellers who prefer to make quick and secure payments via mobile.

With over 520 million users and counting, China-based Alipay is one of the world’s largest mobile payment platforms, which allows its users to pay for goods and services by scanning QR codes on their smartphones or tablets. Its presence is ubiquitous in Chinese cities, where mobile payments are fast becoming a way of life.

Dusit International already accepts Alipay at all of its hotels and resorts in China. Alongside Thailand, it also plans to roll out the system at its international properties soon.

“The Chinese market is a key segment for our hotels in Thailand, so it is important our properties are equipped to meet the needs of those who prefer to pay via mobile, now the method of choice in China” said Lim Boon Kwee, COO Dusit International.

“Alipay can certainly enrich and enhance the guest experience for all our Chinese travellers.”

Dusit Hotels & Resorts in Thailand now accept Alipay at their restaurants, spas, participating outlets, and for hotel rooms upon check-out. The properties also accept China’s other major mobile wallet, WeChat Pay.

Dusit properties in Thailand include Dusit Thani Bangkok, Dusit Thani Hua Hin, Dusit Thani Pattaya, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, Dusit Thani Beach Resort Krabi, dusitD2 Chiang Mai, dusitD2 Khao Yai, Dusit Princess Srinakarin Bangkok, and Dusit Princess Chiang Mai.

Alipay is operated by Ant Financial, an affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding Limited, a Chinese multinational e-commerce, retail and technology conglomerate, which is one of the top 10 most valuable companies in the world.

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