Archive - June 2020

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Centara freshens up its hotels and resorts before welcoming back guests
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Centara offers travel with confidence with fully flexible deal stays  
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Four Seasons Resorts Thailand goes virtual on Global Wellness Day
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Plan Ahead, Travel Later: Anantara launches digital eGift offer

Centara freshens up its hotels and resorts before welcoming back guests

CENTARA HOTELS & RESORTS has used the recent pause in travel to revamp and revitalize its hotels and resorts, alongside the implementation of “Centara Complete Care”, its certified health, hygiene and safety program.

To welcome guests again, Centara is completing renovations at several of its hotels in Thailand, including Centara Grand at CentralWorld Bangkok, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket and COSI Pattaya Wong Amat Beach.

Centara has completed several more floors of its room refurbishment project at its five-star flagship, Centara Grand at CentralWorld Bangkok. With a total investment of THB 650 million, this complete floor-to-ceiling renovation of all 505 guest rooms and suites has been entrusted to P49, the studio known for its high-quality solutions for the luxury hospitality industry across the globe.

The designs for the new room interiors draw inspiration from Thai artisans, textures and patterns, and will create a stylish and contemporary aesthetic. Guestrooms, including bathrooms and furniture, will be totally upgraded and connectivity will be installed at a standard reflecting the demands of today’s sophisticated travellers.

At Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, all 555 sea-facing guestrooms and suites are being re-painted and refreshed. The resort is also performing maintenance work on all family facilities, to ensure that it can welcome parents and their children in total safety.

Known for its prime location and array of entertainment options,  Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket is currently renovating its main swimming pool to surprise families and couples who will be able to enjoy a relaxing and exhilarating leisure activities.

Finally, the finishing flourishes were put on the rooms and public spaces at COSI Pattaya Wong Amat Beach whilst its 24-hour lifestyle café was renamed Café 247, reflecting its ever-open status as a social stop for hungry guests and passers-by.

A digital playspace-cum-eatery, guests can find anything ranging from modern Thai classics to western favourites and coffee or a drink any time they fancy.

In partnership with Ecolab and SGS, Centara has also launched Centara Complete Care, a 12-point action plan covering social distancing, health, hygiene, and enhanced sanitization across the entire guest journey, as well as extensive training, accreditation and monitoring.

 

Centara offers travel with confidence with fully flexible deal stays  

 

CENTARA HOTELS & RESORTS is launching a complete travel with confidence offer “Stronger Together” that features a fully flexible stay at four extraordinary prices. 

Rates start at 960 THB at any Centara Hotels & Resorts across Thailand – Bangkok, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Rayong, Koh Chang, Trat, Phuket, Krabi, and Samui. In addition, Centara offers free half-board for stays of four nights or more.

 You can book now at www.centarahotelsresorts.com/stronger-together to enjoy a fully flexible stay, with free modification and cancellation policy, any time before Nov. 20, 2020.

In addition, guests at all Centara hotels and resorts can be reassured on their safety and health with Centara Complete Care, an enhanced and certified health and hygiene program to support new travel norms. This was developed in close collaboration with Ecolab, a global leader in water and hygiene technologies, and Swiss multinational firm SGS, the expert in quality verification and certifications.

 This attractive promotion is available to all new and existing members of CentaraThe1. Simply sign in or sign up to become a CentaraThe1 member to receive the maximum discount.  Register now for free at www.centarahotelsresorts.com/sign-up.

 For more information, visit centarahotelsresorts.com.

 

 

Four Seasons Resorts Thailand goes virtual on Global Wellness Day

CELEBRATING HEALTH AND WELL-BEING and the motto “one day can change your whole life”, Four Seasons Resorts ThailandFour Seasons Resort Chiang Mai. Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle and Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui invite guests to celebrate Global Wellness Day on June 13th – with virtual healing and mindful experiences conducted by the resort’s well-being experts and visiting masters.

The online series, which will be broadcast on the resorts’ individual Instagram page, will take guests through a range of experiences – from tea meditation and wellness cooking, to kundalini yoga to mindfulness sessions with visiting practitioners.

Mindful Practice

“Even as we all stay safe at home out of an abundance of caution, we wanted to share transformational experiences that will help cope with times like these, and also give guests a chance to dream a little… of better times to come,” shares Anthony Gill, general manager, Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai and Tented Camp Golden Triangle.

 Taking inspiration from the Japanese Zen tradition of tea ceremony, guests are invited to start the day with Tea Meditation led by the resort’s Naturopath, Sudha Nair. “It is inspired by ‘ichigo ichi’, meaning one time, one meeting,” she said.

“Drinking tea is a part of our daily routine. This meditation brings a focus to mindfulness of the experience – from boiling the water to savouring the tea.” For this online session, guests are required to come prepared with a pot of boiling water and a tea cup with tea leaves.

“The healing power of nature’s embrace is much-needed – now more than ever,” said Tobias Emmer, camp manager at Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle. On Global Wellness Day, the Camp will launch Forest Bathing – a therapy trail inspired by the jungles at the Golden Triangle.

“Nature is a good medicine and being one with nature in times like these allows us to take our thoughts away from the daily routine.”

Introducing this experience for the first time, guests will be transported to the beautiful jungle setting to partake in this mindful practice through a live broadcast. Ideal for those wanting to immerse in nature, the experience will inspire guests to connect with themselves and the serene atmosphere of the bamboo jungles at the Camp.

Kitchen Secrets

Bringing a focus to Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai’s soon-to-be-introduced plant-based menus, the resort’s Executive Chef, Liam Nealon demonstrates his favourite recipe – Beetroot Burger with Hummus – a light meal for those who want to achieve optimal weight, but still craving a wholesome plate. “I would be lying if I don’t say I have days when I crave the typical ‘junk food’ – a plant-based burger is my go-to on such days.”

Down by the beach, Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui’s extensive menus focuses on ocean-fresh seafood and Chef de Cuisine Ivo Benidio will demonstrate a simple and healthy recipe using fresh catch, while Jon Curiel, Director of Restaurants, brings his expertise in beverages to share his favourite health shot.

“I call it TPC Aloe – very low sugar content to avoid undesirable insulin spikes and combines diuretic properties with antioxidants and electrolytes. Guests will have to tune into the virtual session to know what goes into this drink,” he smiles.

Visiting Masters

Over the past few years, the resorts have forged a strong connection with healing experts from around the world, who schedule visits year-round to give guests a truly immersive well-being experience.

One of the resort’s most popular visiting experts, Reiki practitioner Shaylini Somani will guide guests through a meditation and healing session in a virtual format.

“We will go through some breath work, followed by a guided meditation to take your mind off the day-to-day stresses and allow you to focus on the present,” she shares, “Distance healing can work in wonderful ways – from clearing deep-rooted energy blocks to achieving peace and cleansing across spaces and geographies.”

Kundalini Yoga, meditation and healing specialist, Paramjot Singh Khalsa and Evelyn Wörz, will guide guests through a session that focuses on overcoming stress, anxiety and fear. “Preparing for or resetting life to a ‘new normal’ can be difficult,” he says. “Through this virtual session of Kundalini Meditation and Yoga, I hope you will be able to find the lightness and joy of life, and the boundless love that embraces us all.”

Focusing on the power of mindfulness, the educative session with Holistic Heath Practitioner, Carol Kandell is inspired by a global movement that focuses on conscious awareness of thoughts and words. “It utilizes Neuro-Linguistic Programing techniques (NLP),Complaining, gossiping and criticizing are destructive to not only our relationships with others but also to the very cells in our bodies. These unconscious habits lead to both physical and emotional breakdowns.”

During this 60-minute workshop participants will discuss the reason people complain and how to lovingly counteract the same. “We will build new muscles by using practical tools with which to change these habits of speech, in a fun and playful way. You’ll be able to track your progress and watch as your life and relationships shift to one of greater abundance, freedom, connection and joy.”

 “We live in extraordinary times. Now, more than ever, we look forward to bringing our guests closer to themselves, their loves ones and a deep appreciation of the present, which will help define each of our futures,” says Sean Mosher, general manager, Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, as all three resorts prepare to celebrate Global Wellness Day.

 Schedule of session:

 Golden Triangle

  • 9:00 am (GMT +7) – Forest Bathing with Jutatip Sakulpanitcharuen, Spa Manager

 Chiang Mai

  • 6:00 am (GMT +7) – Tea Meditation with Sudha Nair
  • 1:00 pm (GMT +7) – Boost the immune system with the plant-based cooking by Liam Nealon
  • 4:00 pm (GMT +7) – Mediation and Distance Healing session by Shaylini Somani
  • 6:00 pm (GMT +7) – Kundalini Yoga and Meditation by Paramjot and Evelyn

 Koh Samui

  • 10:00 am (GMT +7) – Flavour of Samui (creating homemade scrub) by Rattanapron Morkmeung
  • 11:00 am (GMT +7) – Health Shot by Jon Curiel
  • 1:00 pm (GMT +7) – Cooking with Fresh Catch by Ivo Benidio
  • 3:00 pm (GMT +7) – Mindfulness of Speech by Carol Kandell
  • 5:00 pm  (GMT +7) – ‘Pick me Up’ stretches by Sakol Chotchuang

 

Plan Ahead, Travel Later: Anantara launches digital eGift offer

ANANTARA HOTELS, RESORTS & SPAS HAS launched an unmissable eGift offer providing guests time to dream of their next escape, anywhere in the world. The launch of the eGift offer enables guests to transform their wanderlust into tangible travel plans with an exclusive 30% extra value.

Around the world, Anantara Hotels & Resorts are preparing to open their doors wide and welcome back guests, so it’s the perfect time to plan that long awaited dream getaway.

From beachfront favourites such as Anantara Hua Hin Resort, drivable for Bangkok’s city dwellers seeking seaside respite, or desert dreaming at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort in the Liwa Desert outside Abu Dhabi. For a limited time only, Anantara offers guests 30% extra value on any eGift.

The eGift offer is applicable for all Anantara stays, including dining, spas and of course Signature Anantara Experiences at participating hotels & resorts around the world.

From underwater dining at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Resort’s breathtaking SEA Restaurant, to the spectacular opportunity to get up close and personal with elephants and spend a night in the unique Jungle Bubbles at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Northern Thailand.

Anantara is committed to providing guests flexible and convenient experiences at its hotels and resorts situated in some of the most stunning locations around the world.

This offer will be available for 30 days ending on June 28, 2020. eGifts booked during this period will be valid for 12 months.

As the world looks to reopen and many are planning their next long-awaited trip, purchasing an eGift offer is the perfect way to honour a loved one or to celebrate an upcoming special occasion.

To find out more about the launch of the eGift offer by Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas visit egiftcard.anantara.com to purchase and review the full terms & conditions.

 

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