Travel Deals

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Centara World Masters set for Hua Hin next June
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Making wedding dreams come true at Amari
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Soneva’s Secrets of Indochina Tour
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Best Western Plus Wanda Grand Hotel Bangkok offering chance to win new car
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Star-Studded 18th World Gourmet Festival returns to Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel
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Six Senses Yao Noi’s three-night Summertime Package
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Spa days at Evason Hua Hin
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Double reward points with Best Western promotion
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Where luxury catering services meet perfect riverside location
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Dusit Thani Bangkok entering a new phase

Centara World Masters set for Hua Hin next June

CENTARA HOTELS & RESORTS will again be the main sponsor and play host to the Centara World Masters amateur golf tournament in Hua Hin next June 10-16, 2018 .

It will mark the fifth year of the tournament, which attracts golfers from over 50 countries. It is expected to be bigger than ever, as it combines a week of golf at some of Thailand’s best courses with social and entertainment activities in this famous seaside resort town.

The 2017 tournament, recently completed, was praised by participants for its beautiful courses and organization, along with world class accommodation and gala events at Centara’s famous resort in Hua Hin.

Next year’s tournament will feature four outstanding courses. Players will enjoy one round each at Springfield Royal Country Club, Black Mountain, Banyan Golf Club and Imperial Lake View.

Carts and caddies will be provided at each course, and each player will be assigned a caddie wearing a bib with the player’s name and country flag. The tournament will be open to men and women over 35.

Centara Hotels & Resorts is the major sponsor, and most golfers choose to stay at the ideally located Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas in Hua Hin.

Established in the 1920s, the resort has been restored and renovated with all the modern luxuries and conveniences, while retaining the magic of elegant, bygone eras.

Taking full advantage of Centara’s beachfront location, the opening night welcome dinner and gala presentation dinners will be held around the resort pool, with the beach as a stunning backdrop.

Golfers gather each night during the tournament for 19th Hole festivities, where Thai cuisine is offered, Chang beer flows and daily golf winners are celebrated.

“At Centara, we have 37 hotels and resorts internationally, including many in golfing paradises such as Bangkok, Hua Hin, Pattaya, Samui, Phuket and Chiang Mai in Thailand, and Danang in Vietnam.

“ We look forward to welcoming many more golfers, friends and families not only to Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas, Hua Hin, for the acclaimed Centara World Masters event next year but also to our array of city and tropical beachfront locations year round” said Thirayuth Chirativat CEO, Centara Hotels & Resorts.

 

 

Making wedding dreams come true at Amari

AMARI, PART OF ONYX HOSPITALITY GROUP, is ready to make all wedding dreams come true at its three romantic wedding destinations in tropical paradise locations across Thailand.

Feel the cool ocean breeze, listen to the gentle swash of the waves on the white sandy beach while gazing at the colourful, dusky sky, the crystal clear aquamarine sea in a tranquil and secluded cove minutes from Patong Beach in Phuket.

Even though this dream destination is bustling with people and activity, couples find peace and serenity at Amari Phuket due to its unique location tucked away from all the downtown action.

The bride and bridegroom can celebrate a warm and intimate wedding ceremony with their closest friends and family members in a green garden overlooking a picturesque beach. A traditional Thai wedding ceremony can be organized for the starting price of 79,500 THB. If a Western-style ceremony is preferred, Amari Phuket offers a package starting at 69,800 THB.

Lounge around the pool and enjoy the ever-changing seascape at Shoreline Beach Club near Cicada Market, where Amari Hua Hin can arrange a chic lounge-style beach wedding party. At this beachside venue, a short distance from the main resort, couples can enjoy every romantic moment on Khao Takiab Beach under the starry sky.

Amari Hua Hin offers special ceremonial events accommodating a maximum of 50 guests. Both Western and Thai weddings are tailor-made to suit their needs with packages starting at 78,000 THB for the Western nuptial ceremony and 82,000 THB for the Thai Nuptial Ceremony.

Or imagine saying, “I do”, on the island of Koh Samui with a panoramic view of the blue water and turquoise horizon while exchanging vows. The resort’s location on a secluded stretch of Chaweng Beach is an idyllic destination for a lovely wedding with everyone standing barefoot on the golden sand.

Amari Koh Samui can fulfil their desires by offering either traditional Thai or Western ceremony, with packages starting at 94,000 THB for the Western Marital Celebration and THB 98,000 THB for the Traditional Thai Wedding Ceremony.

For more information, call Amari Phuket 66 (0) 7634 0106-14 or www.amari.com/phuket/weddings.aspx

Amari Hua Hin, call 66 (0) 3261 6600 or www.amari.com/huahin/weddings.aspx

Amari Koh Samui, call 66 (0) 7730 0306-9 or www.amari.com/koh-samui/

Amari is the centrepiece of the ONYX portfolio of hospitality brands reflecting the warmth and energy of an evolving modern Asia. Amari’s network of properties spans Thailand and beyond, from scenic seaside locations to vibrant urban settings, including Doha, Dhaka, Bangkok, Buriram, Pattaya, Samui, Phuket, Krabi, Hua Hin and the Maldives. Visit www.amari.com.

 

 

 

 

Soneva’s Secrets of Indochina Tour

SONEVA IS OFFERING a special Secrets of Indochina tour – your choice of a 3, 4 or 7-night cruise along the Mekong River on the Aqua Mekong – a 20-suite, five-star luxury vessel – to glide through the beauty of Vietnam and Cambodia.

Then hop aboard Soneva Kiri’s private cessna, departing from Siem Reap, to whisk you away to Soneva Kiri on the secluded island of Koh Kood. Retreat to your own pool villa or discover the lush island nestled in the Gulf of Thailand. End the trip in Bangkok.

Stay in The Siam, a hotel filled with bespoke cultural amusements and captivating design. Sip a cocktail riverside or venture out into the city. Book at least two of the three properties and get a 10% discount off the published rate and receive a complimentary Treepod Dining experience; a private Cinema Paradiso Experience; a cooking class; a private sunset cruise; a father & son picnic as well as a mother & daughter spa; or a cheese and red wine tasting with gourmet canapés, chocolates and ice cream and mocktails for the kids at Soneva Kiri.

For reservations, go to reservations@soneva.com or your preferred trade partner. Quote the booking code when making reservations: Secrets

 

 

Best Western Plus Wanda Grand Hotel Bangkok offering chance to win new car

ANY CUSTOMER booking an event or wedding at Best Western Plus Wanda Grand Hotel, Bangkok, from now until Dec. 10, 2017, will go into the draw to win a Mitsubishi Attrage valued at 456,000 THB. The winner will be announced on Dec. 20, 2017.

Best Western Plus Wanda Grand Hotel, which opened in 2016, is a stylish property that caters for both business and leisure travelers. It also has extensive function space, including the spacious Wanda Grand Ballroom, which makes the hotel ideal for all types of events, from corporate functions to social soirées and once-in-a-lifetime weddings.

“When we launched this contest earlier this year we received an amazing response,” said Rene Jewel, the hotel’s general manager. “Our meeting venues were already very popular in the local market, and this unique competition has made us even more appealing to event organizers.

“It resonated especially strongly with wedding planners, as couples dream of driving away from their “big day” in a brand new car.”

“We’re now entering the final phase of the contest and customers have just three months left to enter. We’re really looking forward to announcing the winner of the brand new Mitsubishi Attrage on Dec. 20 – it will be a fantastic occasion,” Rene added.

Best Western Plus Wanda Grand Hotel has four floors of meeting space, making it perfect for large or more intimate events. And the hotel’s convenient location, close to Bangkok’s expressway network, puts the entire city within easy reach – especially when you’re driving away in a brand new car.

For more information about this amazing contest, or to book your next event at Best Western Plus Wanda Grand Hotel,  call 02-582-8282 ext. 4520, visit www.bwpluswandagrand.com or check out our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/bwpwanda.

 

 

Star-Studded 18th World Gourmet Festival returns to Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel

ELEVEN CHEFS EXTRAORDINAIRE, representing eight countries from Australia to Japan and from Italy to Portugal will present an international culinary feast of note at the 18th annual World Gourmet Festival at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel.

The festival runs from Sept. 4-11, 2017.

The World Gourmet Festival has grown in prominence to feature an extraordinary line-up of some of the best chefs, winemakers and food experts from across the globe, all gathered together under one roof for a week-long celebration of outstanding cuisine and superb wines.

This year, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel partnered with Sanpellegrino to invite Michelin-starred chefs and chefs, who are included in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Australia’s Top Restaurants lists, as well as some returning familiar faces.

Confirmed to participate in the 18th annual World Gourmet Festival are:

  • Guillaume Galliot: Caprice at Four Seasons, Hong Kong (2 Michelin stars)
  • Shinichiro Takagi: Restaurant Zeniya in Kanazawa, Japan (2 Michelin stars)
  • Cristina Bowerman: Glass Hostaria in Rome, Italy (1 Michelin star)
  • Miguel Laffan: L’AND Vineyards in Alentejo, Portugal (1 Michelin star)
  • Costardi Brothers Christian and Manuel: Ristorante Christian e Manuel in Vercelli, Italy (1 Michelin star)
  • Jason Tan: Corner House Singapore (1 Michelin star)
  • Hiroaki Ishizuka: Kien in Tokyo, Japan (1 Michelin star)
  • Anatoly Kazakov: Selfie Restaurant & Bar in Moscow, Russia (The World’s 50 Best Restaurants)
  • Jock Zonfrillo: Restaurant Orana in Adelaide, Australia (Australia’s Top Restaurants)
  • Bobby Chinn: Restaurant Bobby Chinn in Hanoi, Vietnam

Each guest chef will be host to two dinners in one of the hotel’s award winning Madison, Spice Market, Shintaro, and Biscotti restaurants.

The ever popular exclusive fringe events in the hotel’s iconic lobby and Aqua Bar, like the Taittinger Champagne Journey, return and, following on from the success of last year’s inaugural Fragrance Dinner, where classic fragrances were expertly matched with fine wines and unique dishes, this year’s late afternoon formal affair, on Sept. 9, will see the addition of fashion and fine art in a Bangkok first.

A tradition and crowd pleaser in recent years, the inimitable Chef Bobby Chinn, renowned restaurateur and TV personality from Hanoi, will close the 18th World Gourmet Festival with the hugely popular World Gourmet Brunch on Sept. 10, during which he will cook up a storm and rock the house with his band.

The 18th World Gourmet Festival is a supporter of HRH Princess Soamsawali AZT Fund For Pregnant Women Of The Thai Red Cross Society.  The 600 THB per dinner ticket sold and proceeds from the auctions, which take place throughout the Festival, will be donated to the fund.

Reservations for the 18th World Gourmet Festival at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel are essential and can be made by visiting www.worldgourmetfestival.asia, where detailed information and prices of all the events are available. An early bird discount of up to 15%, subject to terms and conditions, is applicable to reservations made before Aug. 18, 2017.

Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel’s Amazing World Gourmet Festival accommodation package offers gourmands an opportunity to experience an extraordinary international culinary feast by some of the world’s best chefs and winemakers in the heart of one of the world’s most enigmatic capital cities.

Starting from 19,100 THB per room per night for a minimum three-night stay, this special offer includes accommodation, a sumptuous daily buffet breakfast, and a table for two at a guest chef’s dinner each night of the stay period.

Guests will also be treated to a 15%  discount on treatments at the hotel’s award winning Anantara Spa.

For more information about this special offer or to make a reservation, visit Anantara Siam Special Offers or contact Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel or email reservations.asia@anantara.com or telephone +66 2 126 8866.

 

 

Six Senses Yao Noi’s three-night Summertime Package

DELICIOUS FOOD, ENDLESS opportunities for island hopping, watching a movie under the stars, a mind-blowing choice of spa treatments… the only problem, you’ll encounter in Six Senses Yao Noi is how to fit it all in to three nights. Six Senses Yao Noi is offering  three-night Summertime Package from now until Sept. 30, 2017.

The three-night package for two includes:

Daily buffet breakfast; a 1,700 THB food and beverage credit nightly per villa; a Six Senses Signature spa treatment (60 minutes); andhalf-day island-hopping cruise without a guide.

The package is available for two adults only; accommodation applicable to Hideaway Pool Villa, Ocean Deluxe Pool Villa, Ocean Panorama Pool Villa and Beachfront Pool Villa Suite; and a Credit card guarantee is required at time of booking.

For more information, call +66 7641 8500 or email reservations-yaonoi@sixsenses.com

 

 

Spa days at Evason Hua Hin

IT’S SPA DAYS at Evason Hua Hin, where your overnight stay includes a welcome fresh fruit and juice, delicious breakfast, one spa treatment (60 minutes), complimentary Body Balance Consultation on the first day of arrival (15 minutes) and steam & sauna before treatment.

You can also enjoy a 15% saving on additional spa treatments. Spa Days lasts until Oct. 31, 2017.

A one-night stay includes breakfast and one choice of these spa treatments: 60-minute Holistic Massag;60-minute Thai Massage; 60-minute Foot Acupressure Massage; 60-minute Oriental Massage; 60-minute Detox Massage; or 60-minute Energizer Massage; as well as a complimentary 15 minutes of Body Balance consultation on the first day of arrival (Available everyday except Monday and Tuesday; a steam & sauna before treatment; as well as a 15% discount offer for other treatments on the spa menu during stay (excludes spa promotions and packages)

Advance booking required. For more information, call +66 3263 2111 or email reservations-huahin@evasonresorts.com.

Double reward points with Best Western promotion

STAYING AT BEST WESTERN’S collection of hotels and resorts in Asia will be even more rewarding this summer, following the launch of its new Double Points promotion.

From now through Sept. 30, 2017, Best Western Rewards (BWR) members will earn twice as many reward points when they book a stay at any participating Best Western hotel in Asia.

Bookings must be made either directly with the hotel or via Best Western’s website, www.bestwesternhotelasia.com.

The promotion covers some of Asia’s most desirable destinations, from mega-cities such as Tokyo, Bangkok, Manila and Jakarta to world-class beach resorts including Bali, Boracay, Phuket and Okinawa. Alternatively, guests seeking a true taste of Asian culture can choose to explore destinations like Mandalay, Vientiane, Buriram or Malang.

“There is no better time to visit Asia than in the summer months,” said Olivier Berrivin, Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ managing director of International Operations – Asia.

Guests can stay at hotels across the region and earn twice as many Best Western Rewards points, which could then be redeemed for even more room nights and other benefits in future. Now is a great time to sign up so don’t delay, become a Best Western Rewards member today!” Olivier added.

All guests booking stays at Best Western’s hotels and resorts in Asia this summer will also be guaranteed complimentary in-room Wi-Fi.

Still haven’t signed up for BWR, visit www.bestwesternhotelasia.com/create-account to register, and you could earn double points on your next Best Western booking.

For more information about Best Western’s Double Points offer in Asia, visit www.bestwesternhotelasia.com/offers/double-point-asia

 

 

 

Where luxury catering services meet perfect riverside location

STRATEGICALLY LOCATED along Chao Phraya River with the largest portfolio of meeting and banquet space, Shangri-la Bangkok offers guests a variety of well appointed function rooms, state-of-the-art facilities and various dining choices.

Equipped with 19 function rooms, including its 1,360-square metre grand ballroom, the hotel offers The Garden Rooms – Event Suites, which comprise residentially designed function rooms that offer flexible space for a more relaxed ambience.

The hotel’s catering team members are experienced catering professionals who can develop events based on guests’ preference and imagination, from the perfect location, a  food and beverage concept and decoration to entertainment suggestions.

For a lasting impression, Executive Chef Marc Cibrowius, who has been involved in all types of local and international catering businesses, can customize the menus to match all catering needs.

His passion for cooking has played an active role in making the hotel’s nine restaurants and bars well known for their fantastic culinary delights. Shang Palace and NEXT2 café are two restaurants that recently won Bangkok’s Best Restaurant Awards 2017 in the Chinese and Buffet categories.

As interesting travel attractions have at all times been an important element for guests’ consideration, the hotel can go above and beyond to satisfy guests by holding special events exclusively for the meeting and incentive industry.

These special events include “Outside Catering at Chakrabongse Palace”. Apart from the typical events taking place at the hotel, exclusive events can be held at the Chakrabongse Palace.

The hotel’s experienced catering team will help create memorable events, from afternoon tea parties to gala dinners and weddings.

With state-of-the-art mobile kitchens, the hotel is proud to be the official caterer of cuisine for various important events held at the palace.

For more information, call the events sales team at (66 2) 236 7777, fax (66 2) 236 8570 or send an email to events.slbk@shangri-la.com for enquiries and bookings. Alternatively, you may request a proposal online via the hotel’s website https://www.shangri-la.com/bangkok/shangrila/meetings-events/request-for-proposal/.

 

 

Dusit Thani Bangkok entering a new phase


 DUSIT THANI BANGKOK, the flagship hotel of Thailand-based, global hospitality company Dusit International, will officially hold its last day of operations in its current form on April 16, 2018, bringing to a close a successful first chapter some 48 years in the making.

The new version of the hotel, set to open as part of a mixed-use development in 2022, will continue this legacy.

To commemorate the hotel’s hospitality heritage and celebrate its status as one of Bangkok’s legendary hotels, the property is arranging a series of special events and promotions designed to thank its loyal guests and customers, highlight the influence the property has had on Thailand’s tourism industry over the years.

One highlight of the series is the Wedding Memories promotion. All couples who have held a wedding reception at the hotel since it first opened in 1970 are invited to enjoy a complimentary three-course set lunch or dinner at the hotel.

To redeem the promotion, all you need to do is  show a picture of your wedding reception prior to dining.

The couples will also receive a copy of the ‘Thai Way of Life: The Dusit Cookbook’, and a privilege card granting them 27 per cent off food (a la carte and international buffet) from now until April 15, 2018.

Anyone who books to stay at the hotel via www.dusit.com before  Dec. 31, 2017 will receive Dusit Best Rate Guarantee, a free upgrade to the next room category, upon availability, complimentary early check in after 6 am and late check-out until 6 pm, and one daily BTS ticket per person.

For bookings made by Aug. 31, 2017 on stays made by Oct. 31, 2017, the hotel is also offering its Superior Room, including complimentary upgrade to a Dusit Room (executive suite with living room – 60 sq m) upon availability, for the special price of  4,800 THB per night inclusive of breakfast for two.

Founded by Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui and opened on Feb. 27, 1970, Dusit Thani Bangkok was once the city’s tallest edifice and largest hotel.

A new landmark for the capital, the hotel pioneered five-star hospitality inspired by authentic Thai values, and ushered in a new era of tourism for the city, revolutionizing dining, entertainment and even the way people organized wedding receptions in the process.

“Dusit Thani Bangkok is an icon made everlasting through all those who share its history, and we are sincerely grateful to everyone over the years who has made the hotel a resounding success,” said Ms Sukanya Janchoo, general manager of Dusit Thani Bangkok.

“The special series of events and promotions we are introducing have been specially designed to thank our guests, staff and stakeholders for their loyal support, as well as commemorate the hotel’s rich heritage which will be carried over into our exciting new chapter to come. The Dusit Thani legend will continue.”

The new Dusit Thani Bangkok will form part of a new mixed-use development to be built in partnership with Central Pattana PLC. Alongside the hotel, the project will feature residences, retail areas, office spaces, and a large green space.

In keeping with the original Dusit Thani, many of the original hotel’s trees will be incorporated in the new build, as will its distinctive, handcrafted teakwood décor, historical ornaments, and the property’s famous spire.

In preparation for construction of the new hotel, the development will start on land adjacent to Dusit Thani Bangkok, next to Rama IV road, which currently houses derelict buildings. The new hotel is expected to complete in 2022, followed by the rest of the project by 2024.

Details about the upcoming events and promotions are available at www.dusit.com/48anniversary.

 

 

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