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Six Senses Samui reopens July 1 with refreshed Interiors
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Six Senses Samui wins Condé Nast Traveller Award
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Danish couple first to tie the knot at Centara Anda Dhevi
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Anantara launches Bangkok Riverside Resort
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Expect the unexpected at elephant polo competition
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Six Senses Yao Noi’s Film on the Rocks

Six Senses Samui reopens July 1 with refreshed Interiors

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AFTER AN EXTENSIVE UPGRADE and revitalization of guest accommodations and public areas, Six Senses Samui reopens with refreshed interiors on July 1, 2015.

The addition of floor-to ceiling glass walls in the bathrooms make the well-appointed accommodations feel brighter, airy and more spacious, creating the feeling that you’re ensconced in an open-view cube secluded by lush landscaping and trees.

In addition, the Bathrooms are fully enclosed and air conditioned. The popular open showers have also been retained.

Updated furnishings and a new layout create additional space. All villa pools have been resurfaced with turquoise stone tiles, while an additional seven pools have been added to make a grand total 59 villas with private pools plus the main infinity pool.

The resort still offers the choice of seven Hideaway Villas that feature spacious entertaining and lounging decks rather than a private swimming pool.

Completed in time to welcome guest’s to Samui’s high season, the all-day venue Dining on the Hill and the adjacent spectacular infinity pool have also undergone an upgrade, with new landscaping, new decking and refreshed furniture. There’s a great new display buffet counter, plus a hot show kitchen.

The resort’s much-awarded signature restaurant Dining on the Rocks also introduces a new lounge deck.

The Library now has an expanded range of reading material, with floor-to-ceiling bookcases, games tables and suspended relaxation nets to enhance the relaxed ambiance. The lobby has also been updated.

“I am delighted to see the exciting evolution of Six Senses Samui. The revitalized interiors and enhanced services lift our resort to new heights on the island and entire region,” said  General Manager Gary Henden.

“Our talented designers have succeeded in delivering a lighter, brighter and more spacious feel with improved functionality to give our guests an enhanced stay.”

Six Senses Samui opened in 2004 and has increased its popularity among Thai and international travelers over the past 11 years. The resort has been host to top charity events, gala dinners and memorable celebrations, and together with Six Senses Spa, has been awarded several local and international awards

 

 

Six Senses Samui wins Condé Nast Traveller Award

SIX SENSES SPA AT SIX SENSES SAMUI, a SALA property, and four other Six Senses spas were awarded top honours in the Condé Nast Readers Travel Awards. The awards were announced in the magazine’s October 2012 issue.

The gala event to announce the winners of the Condé Nast 15th annual Reader’s Travel Awards was held at the British Museum in London, attended by more than 300 leading travel players from around the world.

Six Senses Spa at Six Senses Samui, and Six Senses Spa at Soneva Fushi, Maldives and Six Senses Spa at Porto Elounda, Crete were named in the top 20 Overseas Hotel Spas list. Six Senses Spa in Zighy Bay, Oman and Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam were also singled out for top awards by Condé Nast.

Danish couple first to tie the knot at Centara Anda Dhevi

 

 

WHEN JAN KIRCHHOFF and HEIDI JENSEN held their wedding reception at Centara Anda Dhevi Resort & Spa Krabi on April 18, 2012 – the first couple to tie the knot at the newly opened resort.

The newly-weds, who are now back home in Denmark, say the resort made the perfect setting for their big day, and that they plan to revisit as soon as they can to relive their happy memories.

“We were staying in Krabi last year at another resort, and at that time the Centara was just the first day opening,” says Jan. “We went to take a look, and were so impressed by the building and its setting that we felt it could be ideal for our wedding.

“Every bride is nervous about anything that might go wrong at any time during her big day, but the professionalism and warmth of the staff gave me and everyone else complete confidence,” she says.

Centara Anda Dhevi Resort & Spa Krabi is set within its own landscaped gardens just 100 metres away from NopparatThara Beach, and close to the centre of Ao Nang, with its shopping and entertainment facilities. The resort offers 135 rooms and suites, and a number of Deluxe Pool units together with the Honeymoon Suite offer direct pool access.

For a wedding the resort provides for every detail, starting from the arrangements of a traditional lustral water ceremony through to the reception.

A reception will come with decorative ice sculptures, flower arch and stands, traditional garlands and corsages for the wedding party, guest books and multi-tiered cake.

The resort also offers special rates for an overnight stay with complimentary meal voucher at the hotel restaurant.

For more information and reservations, call 662 101 1234 ext 1 or e-mail reservations@chr.co.th

 

 

Anantara launches Bangkok Riverside Resort

ANANTARA has launched a new hotel in Bangkok– the Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa – located on 11 acres of prime real estate edging theChao PhrayaRiver.

The resort is a rebranding of the Bangkok Marriott and offers 407 rooms, with either scenic river or garden views from private balconies. It has 10 restaurants and bars.

The Mandara Spa will be in operation for most of 2012 before it is also rebranded as an Anantara Spa.

The resort’s complimentary shuttle boat service connects guests toBangkok’s extensive Skytrain network, making daily exploration outings relatively simple.

Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort, Bangkok Marriott, Chao Phraya River, Mandara Spa, Thailand, Bangkok,

Expect the unexpected at elephant polo competition

If you’re going to Asia this September, think about heading to Hua Hin in Thailand for the 10th annual King’s Cup Elephant Tournament from Sept. 4-11, 2011.

You never quite know what to expect or what will happen. It’s full of surprises – even for tournament organizers.

Take what happened during the 2004 championship: The umpire elephant (the elephant the umpire sits on) – named Plai Kampaeng, took a liking for the star striker, Pang Dodo, and decided to make his interest known. Dodo wasn’t having any of it and took off, followed by Plai Kampaeng in hot pursuit. In case you’re wondering, that’s why umpiring is now done on foot.

The tournament will be held on the grounds adjacent to Anantara Resort and Spa in Hua Hin, a two-hour-plus drive from Bangkok.

A 3,000-seat stadium is nearing completion. Visitors will be able to watch the matches for free. The competition has drawn 55 players from four continents, including the famous All Black Rugby Players, German Princesses and Olympic Gold Medalists.

This year’s event will be bigger than ever. New additions include Chang Noi Children’s Day, an opening parade with army bands, Thailand’s last elephant spirit men and traditional dancers. Fifteen local and international celebrities have been invited to paint and decorate an elephant replica, which will be auctioned off for charity at the final gala dinner.

The tournament has raised more than US$300,000 for the National Elephant Institute, which provides medical care, sustenance, employment and mahout training to Thailand’s elephant population. The world’s first elephant-assisted therapy clinic for autistic children was sponsored by the King’s Cup Elephant Tournaments in 2009 and 2010.

For further information: anantaraelephantpolo.com

Six Senses Yao Noi’s Film on the Rocks

Film on the Rocks – the fist event of its kind in Thailand – will feature four days and three nights of film screenings, local activities and lively conversation at Six Senses Yao Noi, Dec. 16-20, 2011.

Tilda Swinton, cultural activist and producer, and Weerase Thakul, film maker and winner of the 2010 Palme d’Or, will curate the inaugural Film on the Rocks event and present film titles during the screenings on the rocks of Phang Nga Bay under the stars. Emerging filmmakers will be chosen by Weerase Thakul at the event.

Activities and conversation will take place with the participating of Waris Abuwalia, Jefferson Hack, André Saraiva and Olympia Tan with local villages and sea gypsies of Yao Noi.

Six Senses looks to Film on the Rocks to become a source of creativity and not just a backdrop to its interest in the environment. Six Senses has pioneered the idea of intelligent luxury and environmentally sustainable eco-tourism as it continues to support cultural exchanges on its properties worldwide.

For more information – steve@sixsenses.com

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