Royal Garden Spa – Best Traditional Thai Massage
Beyond Beauty ASEAN 2015 set for Bangkok Sept. 24
TripAdvisor awards of excellence for five Sala properties
Centara Grand Mirage big winner at Pattaya Food & Hoteliers Expo

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.



TripAdvisor awards of excellence for five Sala properties

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TRIPADVISOR, the world’s largest travel review site, recently honoured SALA Resorts and Spas and sala boutique properties with the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award.

The properties singled out for excellence were: SALA Samui, SALA Phuket, sala lanna, sala rattanakosin and sala Ayutthaya.

SALA Phuket also received Hall of Fame recognition, given to resorts which have earned a Certificate of Excellence for the five consecutive years.

The TripAdvisor award is given to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an over-all TripAdvisor rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews, and be listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

“SALA Hospitality Group would like to take this opportunity to thank our valued guests for their positive reviews and constructive feedback and is looking forward to living up to the elevated expectations that come with this recognition as well as continuing its drive to be the holiday destinations of choice in Thailand,” said a SALA spokesperson.

In other SALA news, SALA Samui is offering a Romantic Dinner on your own private beach. For more details, call 66-7724-5888.

SALA Ayutthaya is offering a sight-seeing trip that features a tour by longtail boat through the maze of the Chao Phraya River and Pa Sak River with a native guru as your guide

At SALA Lanna in Chiang Mai, you can relax on the banks of the Ping River for afternoon tea, featuring scones, sandwiches and other delicacies served with freshly brewed teas from 1 to 5 pm daily. Price – 580 THB for two people.






Centara Grand Mirage big winner at Pattaya Food & Hoteliers Expo

CENTARA GRAND MIRAGE BEACH RESORT PATTAYA has won five awards in the Pattaya Hospitality Art Competition, held during the Pattaya Food & Hoteliers Expo 12.

The event consisted of various activities for the hospitality industry aimed at raising standards of service in food and beverage, flower arrangement, spa and housekeeping.

Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya emerged as the over-all champion by winning five trophies, namely the Gold medal for Thai Massage, and Silver medals for Swedish Massage, Signature Spa Beverage, Spa Display and Flower Floating.

“The five awards are a great triumph for our team,” said André Brulhart, general manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. “Everyone put heart and soul into the competition, with the same spirit that they show every day to our guests.”

The competition was judged by hospitality industry professionals.

”We are extremely proud of all the hard work that has gone into this fantastic achievement, with the awards won against some really tough competition,” said Elaine Chua, Centara’s group director of spa operations. “Our guests can be confident they receive the best of the Spa Cenvaree experience, from the smiles on our team members’ faces through to the world class treatments.’’

Located on the ground floor of the resort, Spa Cenvaree offers a full-service menu that goes beyond the usual trappings of a city spa. Each spa journey is designed to deliver results and rejuvenation through a personal approach, which takes into account all aspects of the individual’s current health, fitness level and lifestyles. Its extensive facilities include 22 treatment rooms, Vichy showers, herbal steam rooms, sauna, yoga and meditation pavilion, as well as relaxation lounge complete with freshly brewed herbal team and healthy snacks for guests.

 is located on Wong Amat Beach in North Pattaya, and is the first truly themed hotel in Thailand, designed to a Lost World concept and built around an extensive jungled water park.

The 18-storey property features 555 rooms and suites, all facing the ocean and has direct beach access to the stretch of 230 meters of white sand beach frontage.

The resort, which has become a destination in its own right, offers several specialty restaurants, a SPA Cenvaree, and a variety of facilities for all members of the family, including several swimming pools and water play areas in the water park.


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