Benihana Pattaya “Best Restaurants 2016”choice by Thailand Tatler Magazine
The Naka Island Phuket Luxury Island Resort winner
SALA Samui receives 2016 Travelers’ Choice Award
Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai named top luxury hotel by TripAdvisor 2016 Travelers’ Choice Awards
Sala Ayutthaya recognized for its architectural design
V Villas Hua Hin named Best luxury Honeymoon Hotel
Thailand Spa & Well-Being award winners
Centara Hotels & Resorts named ‘Thailand’s Top Corporate Brand Values 2015’
Royal Garden Spa – Best Traditional Thai Massage
Beyond Beauty ASEAN 2015 set for Bangkok Sept. 24

Benihana Pattaya “Best Restaurants 2016”choice by Thailand Tatler Magazine

Benihana Pattaya Thailand Tatler Best Restaurants 2016

From the left: Chaipat Obkinjun, Asanee Intaring and Theerayuth Plangsorn.

 BENIHANA PATTAYA has been recognized as a ‘Best Restaurants 2016’ by the editors of Thailand Tatler, based on suggestions from readers.

This accolade is given to leading destination restaurants, which have excelled in their respective fields; created more competition and set higher standards in the food, wine, ambience and service categories.

“ My Kitchen is Your Table” has always been part of the Benihana story, inherent to its uniqueness,”

“This recognition is a testament to our culinary experts’ imagination and skill, to develop a series of sumptuous menu options that rival that of any stand-alone restaurant,” said Chef Theerayuth Plangsorn.

At Benihana Japanese Steakhouse’s  “My Kitchen is Your Table”,  guests are able to interact with the chefs, famous for their entertaining and culinary skills, as they prepare Teppanyaki at your table. Private rooms are available.















The Naka Island Phuket Luxury Island Resort winner

Naka Island Deck

THE NAKA ISLAND, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Phuket, was voted “Winner of Luxury Island Resort” at the prestigious World Luxury Hotel Awards 2015.

The annual World Luxury Hotel Awards rewards and celebrates service excellence within the luxury travel industry from all around the world. The result of votes by thousands of hospitality industry professionals.

The award strengthens The Naka Island Phuket’s reputation as a unique tropical island resort destination in Asia.

Situated within lush coconut groves and beside beaches with unobstructed views of the emerald green Andaman Sea and Phang Nga Bay, The Naka Island offers travelers elegant villas, gourmet dining at three restaurants, and memorable experiences and spa retreats, all enhanced by personal service.

Each of the 67 luxury villas features a private swimming pool and contemporary Thai furnishing and décor that reflect the authentic culture and natural beauty of the island.

The resort’s stunning natural environs are used to inspire its guests through storytelling and activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking, snorkeling, sailing and access to endless pristine beaches and swimming pools.

Guests are able to call upon the knowledge of the resort’s concierge, who is able to provide insights into the island’s local charms and treasures.

The Naka Island is 25 minutes from Phuket International Airport, including a five-minute ride by private speedboat to Naka Yai Island.





SALA Samui receives 2016 Travelers’ Choice Award


SALA SAMUI RESORT AND SPA has been recognized as winner in the Top 25 Hotels — Thailand category of the 2016 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice™ awards for hotels. SALA Samui was awarded the Tripadvisors Traveller’s Choice Award for third consecutive year.

The Traveller’s Choice, is Tripadvisor’s most prestigious award and fewer than 1% of the listed properties receive it.

For 2016, SALA Samui received the Traveller’s Choice Award in three different categories, and was ranked among the TOP 25 Hotels of Thailand in three categories in competition with more than 1.000 listed hotels.

Winners were identified in the categories of Top Hotels, bargain, B&Bs and inns, luxury, service and small hotels. The hallmarks of Travelers’ Choice winners are remarkable service, quality and value.

“We are honoured to receive the Traveller’s Choice Awards, and grateful that so many of our loyal customers have shared their positive impressions on Tripadvisor,” said Dick Simarro, general manager of SALA Samui Resort and Spa.

“We congratulate the properties that have won Travelers’ Choice Hotel awards,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “As travelers consider where to book their next trip, they should be sure to check out these award-winners that have already delighted millions of members of the TripAdvisor community.”



Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai named top luxury hotel by TripAdvisor 2016 Travelers’ Choice Awards

 Dhara Dhevi 1

THE DHARA DHEVI CHIANG MAI is starting 2016 with a celebration of its own on being chosen as winner of the Top Luxury Hotels in Thailand of the 2016 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards.

In addition of this latest Travelers’ Choice Awards, The Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai has been honoured in other three categories, including one of Top 25 Hotels for Service in Thailand, Top 25 Hotels in Thailand and Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Asia.

The resort has also been named in The Gold List 2016 of Condé Nast Traveler China.

For the 14th year, TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top properties based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from travelers around the world.

Winners were identified in the categories of Top Hotels, Bargain, B&Bs and Inns, Luxury, Service and Small Hotels. The hallmarks of Travelers’ Choice winners are remarkable service, quality and value.

In 2014, the hotel was also named No. 1 Top Hotel in Thailand in the Travelers’ Choice awards by TripAdvisor.

“This award is very important because it indicates that the guests appreciate the hotel and the service, that is where we all do it for as well as help us to constantly improve ourselves.”, said The Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai General Manager Andrew Quinlan.

“In the meantime, we are considered top Gold List 2016 among the best hotels in the world, and by one of the China’s most recognized travel magazines, Condé Nast Traveler. It’s a monumental distinction.

“It goes without saying that all of us at The Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai are truly honoured in receiving such an accolade from travelers the globe over.”




Sala Ayutthaya recognized for its architectural design

SALA River ViewSALA AYUTTHAYA, a member of the SALA Hospitality Group, was the recipient of two awards at the annual Thailand Property Awards 2015.

The event was held at the Plaza Athenee Bangkok, and organized by Ensign Media — and the culmination of a transparent nomination and judging process spanning the last six months

“For 10 years the Thailand Property Awards, and the entire Asia Property Awards program as a whole, have demonstrated that excellence and adherence to quality never go out of style,” said Terry Blackburn, CEO of Ensign Media.

“The high quality of developments in Thailand has allowed the industry to transform itself from being an emerging market in 2006, to becoming one of the stars of Southeast Asian real estate today, despite certain economic or socio-political challenges.”

Acknowledging excellence in location, construction, design and innovation, the annual awards recognize industry professionals who plan and construct quality new developments.

sala ayutthaya was recognized in three categories – Best Hotel Architectural Design in Thailand; highly commended award for Best Hotel Development; and highly commended award for Best Hotel Interior Design

“These three awards reaffirm SALA Hospitality Group as an acclaimed hotel developer, and verify the superior standard of quality and expertise we bring to each project in which we are involved.

“Our approach of offering outstanding design ambiance combined with delicious culinary offers, intimate accommodations and warm, friendly service sets sala ayutthaya apart … not only in Thailand but also across the region.”, said Nicolas Reschke, SALA Hospitality Group’s director of business development.

Winners of the awards are now eligible to compete with regional peers in the grand finale at the fifth annual South East Asia Property Awards 2015, to be held at the Shangri La Hotel in Singapore in October.

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V Villas Hua Hin named Best luxury Honeymoon Hotel

V Villas Hua Hin awardV VILLAS HUA HIN received a special award at the 2015 World Luxury Hotel Awards Gala Ceremony  held at the Harbour Grand Hong Kong.

V Villas Hua Hin has officially won the Global Winner of 2015 World Luxury Hotel Awards in the category of Best Luxury Honeymoon Hotel. The award was presented to the resort’s general manager, Chainarong Pipitweeranund.

“On behalf of the management and staff, we thank you for voting for us. This award confirms our efforts to provide you with the best service experience possible at V Villas Hua Hin,” he said on accepting the award.

The World Luxury Hotel Awards is a recognized global organization providing luxury hotels with recognition for their world class facilities and service excellence provided to guests.

Awards are presented to luxury hotels in different categories on a country, continent and global basis. The World Luxury Hotel Awards aim to encourage and raise service standards within the luxury hotel industry.





Thailand Spa & Well-Being award winners

Thai wellbeing overall shot RARINJINDA WELLNESS SPA CHIANG MAI AND CHIVA-SOM were big award winners at this year’s World Spa and Well-Being convention.

Rarinjinda Wellness Spa Chiang Mai received three top awards in the Peoples’ Choice Category – Traditional Thai experience, Destination or Wellness Spa and Amazing Resort Spa.

The awards were presented at a special ceremony attended by leaders in the Thai spa industry and held at the Grand Diamond Ballroom, Impact Exhibition Hall, Bangkok.

Seven other awards were awarded in the Peoples’ Choice Category:

Spa Product-Retail Award – ORGANIKA; New Spa Award — Le Sens Family Spa; Amazing Day Spa Award — Tria We Enhance Your Life; Amazing Hotel Spa Award – Rarinjinda Wellness Spa Ploenchit; Amazing Medical Spa Award — Tria We Enhance Your Life; Innovative Marketing Campaign — Let’s Relax Spa; and Amazing Value For Money Spa Award — Let’s Relax Spa Siam Square.

Top winner in the Industry Category was Chiva Som, which received three awards for Innovative Spa or Wellness Cuisine; Greenspa; and Spa Educator-Institute.

Other awards in the Industry Category:

Innovative Spa Treatment – Rojana & Sangthong (Love story couple) package) by In Balance Spa, Novotel Phuket Village Park Panpuri Organic Spa; Creative Spa Design –- Panpuri Organic Spa; National Product Award – Panpuri Organic Collection; Spa Product – Professional – Puri Alchemy Co. Ltd.; and Spa Educator – Individual – Natkritta Charoensrithongchai.

The Exhibition Award, presented for the best booth design, went to I Plus Q Co. Ltd.

The industry’s most prestigious award was presented to Ukod Im-arom, Thai Spa Association consultant.

Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards 2015 was organized by Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, in collaboration with Thailand Spa Association; Department of Tourism; Ministry of Tourism and Sports; Department of Health Service Support; Ministry of Public Health; and Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Jatuporn Wattanasuwan, Executive Director, Office of Service Trade and Trade Logistics, DITP, acted as emcee for the award presentation ceremony, attended by a number of senior government officials, including Kalin Sarasin, chairman of Tourism Authority of Thailand; Squadron Leader Boonruang Triruangworawat, director general of the Department of Health Service Support, Ministry of Public Health,  Dr. Tares Krassanairawiwong, deputy director general of the Department of Health Service Support; Singhadet Chu-amnat, deputy director general of the Department of Skill Development, Ministry of Labour, Lawan Kanchat and Jamnan Siritan of JSL Global Media; ML Thanavisuth Visuthi, Bangkok Post; and Sirina Pavarolarvidya, chairwoman of Thai Chamber of Commerce.

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Centara Hotels & Resorts named ‘Thailand’s Top Corporate Brand Values 2015’

Centara -- Thailand's Top Corporate

CENTARA HOTELS & RESORTS is the first to be recognized as ‘Thailand’s Top Corporate Values 2015’ in a new Tourism and Leisure brands category by Thailand Top Corporate Brands.

The annual award recognizes publicly listed companies with superior corporate brand values and designed to raise awareness on the importance of corporate branding as a vital component for ensuring business sustainability in Thailand.

Thirayuth Chirathivat, CEO of Centara Hotels & Resorts, received the award from Prof. Pirom Kamolratanakul, president of Chulalongkorn University, one of the oldest and most well known universities in Thailand.

“The significance for Centara Hotels & Resorts to receive such a wonderful recognition of the hard work and careful attention to developing and building an international brand that is still rooted in the essence of Thai hospitality is a major achievement,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat.

“This is a vote of confidence that we are moving forwards on the right path of realizing our goals as one of Thailand’s top hospitality groups.”

The awards are presented based on results from the research that evaluates and ranks corporate brands in Thailand. It was conducted by the Chulalongkorn Business School, using the data to develop brand valuation tools that can be systematically applied in Thailand towards obtaining accurate CBS valuations, and also raising the awareness of the importance of sustainable corporate branding.

“We understand that our brand extends so much further than our logo and marketing materials. Our brand is the entire customer experience from our website to our social media, and from the infrastructure of our properties to the interaction that a guest has with Centara staff,” said Chris Bailey, Centara’s COO.

“It is a full representation of Centara Hotels & Resorts, our values, our missions and our over-all impact on creating experiences for our guests.”



Royal Garden Spa – Best Traditional Thai Massage

 Royal Garden Spa award

 ROYAL GARDEN SPA recently won a traditional Thai massage competition from The Professional Challenge by Thai Hotels Association Eastern Region. Royal Garden Spa achieved all criteria, which was to provide the guest with the perfect massage experience.

Royal Garden Spa is tucked away and yet set amid the bustling Pattaya City centre, with direct access to fitness clubs, beaches and the trendiest shopping centers.

Royal Garden Spa at Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa offers extensive, a variety of distinctly Asian tropical beauty and rejuvenation therapies.




Beyond Beauty ASEAN 2015 set for Bangkok Sept. 24

ASEAN BEYOND BEAUTY ASEAN – BANGKOK will be adding a number of new features designed to make it the leading beauty event in the region.

This year’s event, planned for Bangkok’s Impact and Exhibition and Convention Centre Sept. 24, will also feature an OEM and packaging component and launch the first Beyond Beauty awards.

Its hosted VIP buyer program is being expanded to bring in more than 150 key buyers from across the region. Organizers also expect to attract more than 400 exhibitors and some 15,000 buyers and sellers.

Beyond Beauty ASEAN – Bangkok was launched in 2014 and contributed an estimated US $30 million in trade during and after the show. This year’s edition is supported and endorsed by industry associations in several key sectors of the Thailand beauty industry, including the Thai Cosmetics Manufacturers Association, Herbal Products Association, Health Food and Supplements Association, National Hairdresser Association, Thai Herbal Industry Association.

In addition, the new dedicated schemes of Made-In-Thailand & Small and Medium Enterprises provide Thai companies with the best opportunity to promote market & export their products to the international market.



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