Archive - August 2018

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Two–Michelin Star French Chef Philippe Mille at VIE Hotel Bangkok and V Villas Hua Hin, MGallery by Sofitel
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Four Seasons Samui unveils ‘reasons to’ indulge in well-being
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Dusit recognized for sustainability performance for the fourth consecutive year

Two–Michelin Star French Chef Philippe Mille at VIE Hotel Bangkok and V Villas Hua Hin, MGallery by Sofitel

TWO-STAR MICHELIN STAR CHEF PHILIPPE MILLE will be offering four-course lunchs and seven-course dinners at La VIE – Creative French Cuisine in VIE Hotel Bangkok, MGallery Sofitel from Aug. 22-25, as well as in Villazzo Restaurant at V Villas Hua Hin, MGallery by Sofitel on Aug. 25 only.

Born to a farming family in the Sarthe in Western France, Chef Philippe Mille has had the experience of observing the growth of vegetables and livestock his entire life, discovering every nuance that makes them perfect. His refined sense of appreciating fragrance and taste has led him to the notable creations that have earned him two Michelin stars.

Chef Philippe Mille is also one of the few chefs in the world to be awarded the coveted M.O.F. — the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, the highest and most prestigious award amongst all professional craftsmen in France. Only those who have earned it are allowed to wear the red, white and blue collar which is its respected symbol.

Pleasure, generosity and childhood memories are at the heart of his inspiration. Chef Philippe Mille has also worked with some of the best names in France, having trained at L’Aubergade restaurant in Pontchartrain under Jean Bordier; at Le Drouant under Louis Grondard; at Le Pré Catelan under Frédéric Anton; at Lasserre and also at the Ritz under Michel Roth; at Le Scribe and then at Le Meurice under Yannick Alléno, with whom he was awarded the Bocuse bronze medal at the Bocuse d’Or.

.Lunches and dinners are served at VIE Hotel Bangkok during Aug. 22-24 and only dinner at V Villas Hua Hin on Saturday, Aug. 25.

 The four-course set lunchstarts with an Apéritif: Taittinger Champagne Cuvée Prestige Brut NV, followed by Cold Lobster Soup with Champagne; Vegetable Spheres Iodized with Caviar; Crab Flakes with Curry White Onion Custard ‘Royale’, Apple Louis Roederer Champagne Premium Brut NV. The main course features Baked John Dory with Tomato Water, Chef’s Tomato Selection, Reims Vinegar, with Château Tronquoy Lalande, St. Estephe 2009.

Dessert – Exotic Fruit Cream with Saffron, Mango Sorbet, and ends with coffee or tea.

 The seven-Course Michelin Star Set Dinner starts with an Apéritif: Taittinger Champagne Cuvée Prestige Brut NV, followed by Tomato, Strawberries and Basil Tartare, Balsamic Foam; Cold Lobster Soup with ChampagneVegetable Spheres Iodized with Caviar; Crab Flakes with Curry White Onion Custard ‘Royale’, Apple Louis Roederer Champagne Premium Brut NV
Main courses: Baked John Dory with Tomato Water Chef’s Tomato Selection, Reims Vinegar, with Château Tronquoy Lalande, St. Estephe 2009; and Grilled Beef, Eggplant and Mushroom Jus with Capers, Vinegar, with La Fleur de Bouard, Pomerol 2010

Desserts – Champagne Sorbet ,Nut Pudding, Gold Nuggets and Exotic Fruit Cream with Saffron Mango Sorbet. The dinner ends with coffee and tea.

 

 

 

 

Four Seasons Samui unveils ‘reasons to’ indulge in well-being

“WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME you spent a whole day preparing for deep sleep? Or paused your dizzying routine for that much-needed pampering?” quizzes Stephanie Arveux, director of spa, The Secret Garden Spa.

Experience a different facet of well-being as Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui proposes a “Reason to…” dedicate quality time to wellbeing. From deep nourishment and restful sleep to luxurious pampering and active play, guests can indulge in a combination of Resort experiences, spa therapies and dining through four unique programs designed to suit individual wellness styles.

“The program has been inspired by the core foundation wheel of a healthy body and mind – a good night’s sleep, an active day, nourishment and of course, pampering. Each of these day-long experiences have their own ‘personality’; guests can choose the experience that fulfills the ‘Reason to…’ indulge in their well-being,” said Stephanie.

Reason to Nourish – This sequence of experiences is aimed at replenishing lost reserves of health and energy. Hand-picked spa treatments include a rejuvenating body scrub, a healing wrap and a scalp massage with warm coconut oil, made from freshly plucked Samui coconuts.

A private session is yoga and the art of juicing using fresh tropical ingredients is interspersed with six power-packed mini-meals through the day.

Reason to Sleep – The day of bliss begins with a session of flow yoga, uniting breath and movement. A Lava Shell massage ensues, where perfectly warmed Pacific clam shells provide muscular relief.

The preparation for a restful night continues with an hour of meditation, followed by a luxurious candlelit bath in the privacy of the villa, and a relaxing shoulder and neck, feet or head massage. Breakfast in bed the next morning completes this experience of soul-deep relaxation.

Reason to Pamper – This good old-fashioned pampering will help guests relax and recharge through a series of luxurious experiences, starting with breakfast in bed. The indulgence continues at The Secret Garden Spa with a three-hour-long Earth to Sky Ritual.

This fragrant and cocooning top-to-toe treat includes a nourishing scrub, a massage combining pressure point and gentle stretching techniques, and steam compress filled with local Thai medicinal herb.

Guests can savour herbal infusions and refreshing high tea comprising bite-sized wraps, rolls and skewers in the breezy open-air terrazzo of the Spa.

Reason to Play – Featuring activities that inspire and refresh, this experience allows you to rediscover your sense of possibility and adventure. The morning begins with guided exercises at the gym or on the beach, while the afternoon is dedicated to learning Muay Thai, the ancient Thai art of kickboxing.

You can enjoy a healthy lunch between activities, and cap off the day with a blissful Magnesium massage, known to release muscular tension and enhance sleep.

Commenting on the launch of the “Reason To…” program, Sean Mosher, Four Seasons Samui general manager, adds: “The setting, ambience and experiences at Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui naturally inspires holistic well-being. With the launch of these four new experiences, we hope to create an environment for positive harmony and give guests the much-needed ‘reason to’ invest in their well-being.”

 

 

 

 

Dusit recognized for sustainability performance for the fourth consecutive year

DUSIT THANI PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED (DTC) has been selected by Thaipat Institute as one of the top 100 ESG performers among the 683 publicly listed companies assessed in 2018.

Established in 2015, Thaipat’s ESG Rating Unit assesses publicly listed companies in the areas of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) to find those with outstanding sustainability performance.

Thaipat’s sources of data include the listed companies’ public disclosures in the form of annual filings (Form 56-1), including annual reports, sustainability reports and sustainable development performance data. This is then used to determine the 100 companies with the most outstanding performance by industrial sector.

For the fourth consecutive year, DTC has been placed in the top 100 companies in the service sector, reflecting the company’s commitment to total quality management and a solid strategy for sustainable and profitable growth.

“We are delighted to be named on the ESG 100 list for the fourth consecutive year,” said Suphajee Suthumpun, Group CEO, DTC.

“That we keep making the list reflects not only our strong corporate governance but also our commitment to creating long-lasting value for all of our stakeholders by following our three-pronged strategy for sustainable growth – balance, expansion and diversification.

“During the first half of 2018, we achieved our investment goals for this quarter by establishing Dusit Foods Co. and entering the food business with an equity investment in NR Instant Produce Co. (NRIP) – and we also introduced ASAI Hotels, a new affordable lifestyle brand aimed at the fast-growing market of millennial-minded travellers.

“Following economic recovery in the tourism sector, we are confident we will be able to explore even more opportunities to add even more new revenue streams to our company,” she said.

Thaipat Institute introduced its first sustainable development performance ranking in 2015 to cater to the demand created by investors’ preference for companies with satisfactory ESG performance.

Its ESG Rating Unit develops sustainability information through assessment of sustainability data of listed securities in the Stock Exchange of Thailand for the purpose of encouraging disclosure of sustainability data by listed companies and responsible investing.

 

 

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