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Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas files sustainability results
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Michelin Star Omakase Chef Jackson Yu visits YTSB – Yellow Tail Sushi Bar – July 20-24
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Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok’s I.Sawan Residential Spa & Club
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Dusit introduces new hotel brand for millennial-minded travellers
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Best Western offers special awards to mark 30th anniversary
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Dusit offering 50% discount on Bed and Breakfast in 7-Day mid-year sale
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Mekong Kingdoms Launches Ultra-Exclusive River Cruiser
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Centara names new VP of Human Resources
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Minor Hotels to Add AVANI Resort in Hua Hin
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Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai’s Culinary Academy

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas files sustainability results

FOR A SUSTAINABILITY VISION TO FLOURISH, it has to be meaningful and measurable. Six Senses is excited to publish results based on energy and water consumption, solid waste, waste diversion, and carbon footprint gathered from all properties.

Starting in 2012, and currently led by Jeff Smith, the group’s vice-president of sustainability, each property monitors and measures its environmental efforts. All the group’s hotels and resorts contribute to Cornell University’s Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking program. This compares their performance against a global dataset of their peers.

In 2017, Six Senses sustainability data revealed that as a group:

  • 45% of solid waste was diverted from landfills.
  • 90,000 pounds (40,500 kilograms) of organic fruits and vegetables were grown for guests and communities.
  • 491,000 pounds (223,000 kilograms) of compost and natural fertilizer was given back to the earth.
  • 1,093,950 glass water bottles replaced disposable plastic bottles
  • 2,831 meaningful local jobs were created.Each resort and hotel features an Earth Lab, which promotes sustainable living in uplifting and innovative ways. This space is used for workshops that empower guests and community members to learn and connect more closely with the natural world

Top Categories for Fund Distribution in 2017: US $168,474 for building institutions; US $95,340 for disaster relief; US $89,434 for eco-tourism; US $55.464 for health care communities; and US $55.464 for local schools.

“It’s motivating for everyone in the company that we can demonstrate our commitment to sustainability in this way.

Self-sustaining: Operating in a manner whereby we support our needs while adding value to the local, global community and environment.

Social Equity: On a shared earth we recognize that we are part of a global community where we are all equally responsible for the health and well-being of each other and our planet.

“All of us – from our top management, to our sustainability champions who drive initiatives, to our hosts at each property, through to our guests – understand that sustainability is about making the most of our natural resources and celebrating what’s good in all the locations where we operate,” said Bernhard Bohnenberger (or BB), president of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas.

Evason also follows the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised responsibility to sustainability and the community. Its two unique resorts provide a strong value focus, while offering a vast array of personal guest experiences that the whole family will love.

Legacy: Making decisions and taking appropriate actions not just for today, but also for tomorrow. We are legacy makers for future generations.

Purposeful travel fosters wellness for the planet and for the individual person. In either case Six Senses supports this by focusing its sustainability efforts in three key areas.

“We’re not just passionate about sustainability, we want to lead the industry. Through the environmental performance of our resorts and hotels, through preserving the natural and cultural heritage around us, and through enhancing social and economic benefits to local communities,” said Bernhard Bohnenberger.

Sustainability Funds are managed at each Six Senses property with sales added directly from house-bottled water, and popular stuffed animal mascots that reflect each location. Sponsored projects in 2017 totaled USD 545,860.

For the last 15 years, Six Senses has been bottling its own still and sparkling drinking water. By building onsite filtration and bottling facilities, each resort eliminates the transportation impacts and use of plastic water bottles. Taste tests reveal it’s a winner with guests, too.

Michelin Star Omakase Chef Jackson Yu visits YTSB – Yellow Tail Sushi Bar – July 20-24

YTSB – YELLOW TAIL SUSHI BAR AT VIE HOTEL BANGKOK, MGallery by Sofitel welcomes an extraordinary visitor for the restaurant’s first time to host a Michelin-starred chef, Beijing native and transplanted San Franciscan 1-Michelin star Jackson Yu, for five evenings of Michelin Star Omakase course dinners.

In Japanese, “Omakase” means “trust the chef”. An Omakase feast is created completely up to the chef’s artistic inspiration and sense of balance, and its menu is usually composed on a daily basis.

In his own restaurant, Chef Jackson is often seen chatting with guests and determining their tastes with his fine sense of flavours. He is lauded for his craftsmanship and his personal customization of every dish to perfectly suit his guests’ individual tastes.

A Michelin Star Omakase Course (Dinner) with be served twice per day, with the first round served during 6 – 8: pm and the second during 8:30 – 10:30 pm, with each round limited to only ten seats.

Each Michelin Star Omakase Course by Chef Jackson Yu is 8,000 THB per person, or 10,000 THB per person with sake pairing.

Chef Jackson Yu long ago fell in love with the art of fine Japanese cuisine and early on set about his goal of becoming a master of the highly disciplined techniques that produce the world’s most elegant food.

Chef Jackson Yu has been preparing traditional sushi for almost 20 years. While honing his technical skills, his passion and talent have allowed him to work at some of San Francisco’s most renowned Japanese restaurants during this time, while eventually opening several of his own around the city.

For more details and reservations, contact Sawarot Srikokgruad, at 098 856 9783 or by email: ytsbm@viehotelbangkok.com

 

 

Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok’s I.Sawan Residential Spa & Club

I.SAWAN RESIDENTIAL SPA & CLUB is offering a number of special treatments in a spa that covers covers over 7,000 square metres (75,350 square feet) high above the sights and sounds of the city. It was master planned and designed by the well known U.S. interior designer, Tony Chi.

Best described as pure, authentic and results-oriented, the treatments at i.sawan embody the Hyatt Spa experience. Seamlessly blending the power of science and nature, i.sawan’s treatments aid one’s own sense of purpose for fitness and well-being.

It features Italian-made Comfort Zone skin care products, making their first appearance in Thailand, expert therapists dedicate themselves to providing unique healing experiences. An extensive â la carte Spa menu featuring facial treatments, body massages, body envelopment, body scrubs and revitalizing bath remedies are offered.

Its signature treatments include Essence of i.sawan, an exclusive massage, unique to i.sawan. It works on deeper tissues to speed up detoxification and rid the body of pollutants, while helping to increase flexibility, circulation and enhance the body’s natural recovery process.

Hyatt Signature Anti-Ageing Facial resurfaces, redensifies and lifts. Combined with its exclusive Comfort Zones Active Lift Massage, it stimulates cellular regeneration, bestows fullness and redefines the volume of the face. The efficacy and specific actions obtained are thanks to the double peeling combined with Vitamin C. Its specific action and efficacy is obtained thanks to the double peel, followed by an innovative biphasic peel-off mask.

Hyatt’s Award-winning man space has been selected as the Men’s Spa Treatment of the Year is the i.sawan’s signature “men space facial”, facial treatment recommended for him. Itssignature man’s facial combines deep cleansing, soothing, hydrating and anti-ageing products, with techniques specially created for men’s skin.

 I.Sawan Residential Spa & Club At Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok offers three deluxe treatment bungalows, each with a terrace.

These quaint bungalows contain twin treatment beds for couples and include a wet area for showering as well as outdoor terrace for pre/post treatment use.

There are also six treatment rooms, which have been “designed with every comfort in mind, These rooms are for single occupancy, with one treatment bed and also include a wet area for showering. Two rooms have a partitioned wall and are specifically designed for Thai treatments with raised floor beds.

 

 

 

 

Dusit introduces new hotel brand for millennial-minded travellers

ASAI Hotels, a distinctive new brand designed to link curious, millennial-minded travellers with authentic local experiences in vibrant cities and resort destinations worldwide, will be launched by Dusit International early next year

Set to officially launch in in the first quarter of 2019 with its first hotel in Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market, ASAI Hotels embraces a sustainable, community-focused concept, with each property designed to reflect the culture and heritage of its location through collaborations with local artisans.

In line with the four core pillars of the brand “Thoughtful Essentials, Common Areas and locally inspired and connected community, “ each hotel will feature compact rooms (approximately 15 sq m), whose contemporary design will emphasize key features like superior quality beds and high pressure rain showers.

A large mixed-use space, meanwhile, will include a cozy and efficient work space, a leisure area, and a restaurant concept curated by local chefs who champion sustainability.

The upcoming Chatuchak hotel, which is the only hotel to be located within the world-famous market, includes an eatery developed by Bangkok-based chefs and restaurateurs, Jarrett Wrisley and Paolo Vitaletti, whose own restaurants, Soul Food Mahanakorn and Appia, are known for their sustainable approach to cooking.

Their menu at ASAI Chatuchak will highlight produce from Thailand’s Royal Projects.

Each ASAI hotel worldwide will leverage technology to streamline the booking and stay experience. This includes the implementation of self check-in kiosks, and exclusive online guides that link guests with authentic local experiences and lesser-known, but Instagram-worthy, attractions.

ASAI will also link with selected local online start-ups, such as TakeMeTour in Thailand, to offer personalized excursions.

Staff at each property will be hired for personality as much as experience, and they will very much be the face of the brand, expected to be passionate about their neighbourhoods and always ready to share their knowledge with guests.

Alongside ASAI Chatuchak, five more properties are already confirmed in the pipeline. This includes three ASAI Hotels in Cebu, Philippines (in Lapu-Lapu, Oslob, and the city centre); one hotel in Yangon, Myanmar (in the historic Yankin Township); and a second hotel in Bangkok (in the stylish Sathorn district). All are expected to open throughout 2019.

ASAI Hotels’ management team hopes to secure over 10 properties in the pipeline by the end of the year across Southeast Asia and Japan. This includes owned and joint venture properties as well as properties under Hotel Management Agreements. Australia, Europe and Central America are also on the radar for potential projects.

ASAI is a new concept for Dusit that will leverage the company’s 70 years of hospitality heritage to deliver a new kind of stay experience in vibrant neighbourhoods worldwide, said Siradej Donavanik, managing director of Asai Holdings Co., Ltd., Dusit International.

ASAI is not budget travel but “an affordable lifestyle brand offering something new, different and bespoke. Our collaborations with local artisans in each destination will ensure each stay is unique, memorable, and definitely worthy of our slogan “ Live Local.

“Everywhere we set foot we will always ensure we have a positive impact.”

“In line with our three-pronged strategy for balance, expansion and diversification, the introduction of ASAI Hotels will add an innovative new revenue stream to our company that complements our traditional hospitality offerings and actively responds to the needs and desires of millennial-minded travellers,” said Suphajee Suthumpun, Group CEO, Dusit International.

“Recent detailed studies in America have shown that, alongside a desire for local experiences, a majority 35% of this segment prefer to stay in luxury and upscale resorts. The majority also placed cost and security as chief concerns when booking accommodation. ASAI is perfectly positioned to meet these needs, and we look forward to making the brand a huge success.”

Dusit International is currently in a significant growth phase which will see the company’s current portfolio of 27 hotels surpass 70 worldwide within the next four years.

The company’s other hotel brands, which cover luxury and mid-market segments, include Dusit Thani, Dusit Devarana, Dusit Princess, and dusitD2.

 

Best Western offers special awards to mark 30th anniversary

 BEST WESTERN HOTELS & RESORTS is celebrating 30 Years with the milestone anniversary of Best Western Rewards.

Since its inception in 1988, Best Western Rewards (BWR) has grown from 180,000 members to more than 32 million today.

With points that never expire and access to the richest promotions in the hotel industry, BWR has been frequently recognized as an innovator, achieving a top five ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-2018 Best Hotel Rewards Programs and ranking one of the top three Best Hotel Rewards by WalletHub in 2017.

With each year, the program continues to raise the bar, and now offers the industry’s lowest point threshold, free nights with no blackout dates and unique seasonal promotions.

In honour of the 30th anniversary of BWR, Best Western Hotels & Resorts announced that it will gift lifetime Diamond Select Status to all 1,859 members who have remained a loyal part of the program since its inaugural year. Diamond Select Status offers 50% bonus points per stay, a choice of a thank you gift or points upon arrival and guaranteed free night availability.

“Year after year, our priority is to enhance overall guest satisfaction and tailor our rewards program to the travel aspirations of our members,” said Dorothy Dowling, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Best Western Hotels & Resorts. “We wanted to find a unique way to reward the members who have been with us since the beginning, and we are thrilled to celebrate with them by providing lifetime elite to them as a thank you for their continued loyalty.”

BWR has successfully evolved over three decades, demonstrating a commitment to delivering exceptional guest experiences with a renewed focus each year to offer easily redeemable and tremendously valuable benefits.

BWR is the only loyalty program in the industry where points never expire, and members have access to the richest promotions in the industry. Reward redemption begins at a lower point level requirement relative to industry competitors, and free nights earned can be redeemed at any Best Western branded hotel worldwide, with no blackout dates. Additionally, members have access to special rates and can receive up to 10% off on every night and redeem free nights that count towards attaining elite tiers.

Finally, members can earn gift cards from some of the most popular shopping, entertainment, gas, and airline partners.

 Members are given instant rewards and gratification on every stay. Additionally, the Status “Match…No Catch” program allows members to have their status matched with other hotel loyalty programs immediately upon enrolment.

 In addition to enjoying the perks and benefits of BWR, elite members also receive elite rewards. Upon arrival elite members are given a choice of a “Thank You” gift or bonus points. Additionally, Best Western hotels provide guaranteed free nights for Diamond and Diamond select members at properties with availability.

BWR guests are also given a digital membership card that helps them simply and conveniently access their membership number, point balance, current tier level and exclusive deals and offers. These enhanced benefits, combined with the lowest free night redemption threshold in the industry, enable travelers to maximize stays across all 11 Best Western brands.

For more information on BWR and to sign up, visit BestWestern.com/Rewards.

 

 

 

 

Dusit offering 50% discount on Bed and Breakfast in 7-Day mid-year sale

DUSIT HOTELS & RESORTS’ 7-Day Mid-Year Sale will go live June 14, 2018, offering 50% off its Bed & Breakfast Plus package at participating hotels and resorts in Thailand, Vietnam, Maldives, Egypt, Kenya, Philippines and UAE.

Available for booking for seven days only — June 14-20, 201814 – and with exclusive priority booking on June 13 for members of Dusit’s frequent guest program, Dusit Gold, the promotion includes accommodation, daily breakfast for two, and more benefits.

Dusit Gold membership is free and includes a minimum 20% discount on dining, minimum 10% discount on spa treatments, and more exclusive privileges. Guests can enroll to the program online at dusitgold.com or upon check-in.

To qualify for the Mid-Year Sale, guests are required to book a minimum stay of two nights via dusit.com using the booking code MYPROMO.

Among the hotels offering the promotion are award-winning properties such as Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, Dusit Thani Bangkok, Dusit Thani Maldives, dusitD2 Nairobi, Dusit Princess Phu Quoc, and Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket.

Stays can be made up until 30 Nov.30, 2018.

 

Mekong Kingdoms Launches Ultra-Exclusive River Cruiser

 

MEKONG KINGDOMS, a division of Minor Hotels, is pioneering a stylish new way of exploring the Mekong River with modern boats, bespoke itineraries and a playful, artistic spirit.

Its newest is Mekong River voyage of Gypsy, an ultra-exclusive two-cabin river cruiser, between the ancient Laos capital of Luang Prabang and Thailand’s Golden Triangle.

A private tailored three nights, four days cruise from Luang Prabang to the Golden Triangle and a two nights, three days cruise from the Golden Triangle to Luang Prabang for up to four passengers are on offer.

For those who seek a superior cruise experience that can be as spirited, laidback or personalized as their heart and soul desire, Gypsy offers the most intimate journey where adventurous voyagers and armchair travellers can enjoy first-class services – from plush contemporary surrounds to gourmet meals and bespoke experiences both on board and ashore.

It is to accommodate the modern-day lifestyle of the most discerning wanderlust souls, the 41-metre, two-cabin vessel epitomizes a fine balance between playful mingling and reflective solitude.

With ample indoor and outdoor living spaces to comfortably accommodate families or small groups, Gypsy also features a communal mid-ship lounge, bar and dining area, as well as a separate veranda style lounge with an al fresco panorama deck at the bow of the boat.

For Bangkok based design consultant Jiraparnn Tokeeree from TOUCHABLE, furniture and interior design is more approachable and touchable than the abstract concept of art – for her, art is all around us and she adapts aesthetics and artistic aspects into her designs in order to accentuate this notion

For the Gypsy interior design project she fashioned a harmonious social atmosphere of modern homely design, juxtaposed with hints of the glamorisZd bygone era of romantic voyaging.

Wood and thatch throughout blend seamlessly with the verdant surrounds of the Mekong River’s shores through floor-to-ceiling windows and from open sun decks.  The boat’s contemporary designed interiors feature tongue and groove wood panelled ceilings, floors and walls; etched wooden cupboards and closets; solid wood tables; dark woven leather seating; and oversized bamboo daybeds. Local handwoven ornaments adorn the spaces and freshly cut flowers create a naturally soothing ambience, while Thai silk and fabrics drape the furniture in bold colours and lustrous appeal.

he well-appointed spacious sleeping cabins are fully air-conditioned and consists of a king bed and twin beds configurations, each with an en-suite shower and vanity.  Intimate touches of bathrobes and slippers; crisp white bed linen; regular and feather pillows; and a choice of exquisite bathroom amenities provide convenient functions with the comfort of home.  A hair dryer, vanity and make up mirror are provided, while a personal safe promises in-room safety.

Cruising along the Mekong River from near the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Chiang Rai to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Luang Prabang conjures up images of old Indochina, of languorous days gone by, teeming with exhilarating river adventure, mystical temples and stunning untouched scenery.

Voyagers will be captivated by the languid river lifestyle, soaking in nature’s wonders along the Mekong River Valley, marvelling at encounters with fascinating local cultures as they stop at villages and attractions along the way.

Daily shore excursions offer a mix of age old culture, local immersion and adrenaline charged adventure and include guided jungle treks; mountain biking in Ban Houy Phalam; freshwater fishing; a traditional weaving workshop at Ban Baw; Laos whisky tasting; a visit to a little known elephant camp in Pak Beng; and the Pak Ou caves – with its breath taking limestone karst formations, these two caves have been gifted thousands of Buddha images, left by pilgrims over the centuries.

Even while cruising the placid waters, guests can enjoy a range of wellness, cultural and fun diversions on board, including yoga; folk dancing; learning to speak the Laos language; weaving workshop; and cooking class.

After an adventurous day of exploring Southeast Asia’s most beguiling waterway, the boat’s open decks offer a welcome respite to savour a decadent Champagne high tea while watching the world go by.

As the sun sets, cocktails on the panorama deck are the order of the day before retreating to the dining area for an evening of fine dining and imbibing, courtesy of the on-board chef.

Rates start from US$ 5,450 for a three nights, four-day cruise from Luang Prabang, Laos, to the Golden Triangle, Thailand; and from US$6,950 for a two nights, three days cruise from the Golden Triangle to Luang Prabang.  Rates are per boat for up to four guests and include all on board meals; welcome reception with canapés; soft beverages, water, beer, selected wines and coffee and tea; Wi-Fi; shore excursions, English guide, entrance fees and transfers; on board activities; return airport or hotel transfers; and gratuities.  Children aged four years and under travel free.

For further information or to make a reservation contact 856 71255001 or info@mekongkingdoms.com

Mekong Kingdoms cruises recreate and elevate the concept of river travel with a fleet of five vessels offering first class services in plush contemporary surrounds, including a 13-cabin boutique barge and a two-cabin ultra-exclusive cruiser for two-night and three-night cruises between Luang Prabang in Laos and the Golden Triangle in Thailand; and three-day boats for shorter private excursions for couples to a floating lounge ideal for private events and family celebrations.

Mekong Kingdoms cruises join Minor Hotels’ existing fleet of Manohra Dining Cruises in Bangkok and Anantara Overnight Cruises that sail from Bangkok to Thailand’s ancient capital of Ayutthaya.

For more information, visit www.mekongkingdoms.com

 

 

 

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Centara names new VP of Human Resources

RUJAPA HAMNILRAT has been appointed vice-president human resources by Centara Resorts and Spas. She has over 20 years of experience in human resources in consulting, general administration and organizational development for leading companies such as Accenture, Kimberly-Clark and Robert Bosch.

Before joining Centara, she was the learning & development Lead, Asia Pacific Region, PepsiCo Services Asia Ltd.

She holds a master’s degree of Science in Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems from The London School of Economics and Political Science in London.

The appointment will support Centara’s ambitious plans to double in size over the next five years, expanding its footprint further into Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

“I am really excited for the opportunity to work for Centara.  While I will be focusing on success, long-term stability and ongoing development of people at Centara, I am very aware of the present opportunities within this industry, and am looking forward to being part of the success of this five-year journey and beyond,” said  Rujapa.

“We are fortunate to have Rujapa join our team” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, Centara’s CEO.

“Her knowledge and experience will be important for our strategies to expand and improve our operating capabilities, and I know she will contribute invaluably to the success of Centara Hotels & Resorts.”

 

 

 

Minor Hotels to Add AVANI Resort in Hua Hin

MINOR HOTELS  has entered into  a 50/50 joint venture partnership with B&G Park Co. Ltd, to own and operate a resort in the beachside town of Hua Hin.

The property was previous called Ananda Hua Hin Resort & Spa, the property has been rebranded to AVANI Hua Hin Resort & Villas on Nov. 20, 2017 and represents an investment of US $22.5 million by Minor Hotels.

Dillip Rajakarier, CEO Minor Hotels, commented, AVANI is already well established in Thailand and we are excited to add this beachside resort to the brand’s growing portfolio. We look forward to working with B&G Park Co. Ltd going forward to ensure this resort is a great success.

Theprit Srichawla, drector of B&G Park Co., Ltd, added: Minor Hotels has all the operational attributes we look for in a joint venture partner and coupled with AVANI’s modern and straightforward approach to hospitality management, we believe AVANI Hua Hin Resort & Villas will stand out in this competitive market.”

 The resort offers a secluded beach escape comprising 196 guest rooms, including standard rooms, pool villas and Suites with impressive views of the garden, pool and ocean. A number of private pool villas also boast direct access to the main lagoon pool.

The resort also features two restaurants, a Jazz Club; AVANISPA, with nine treatment rooms, including an authentic Hammam; AVANIFIT gym; AVANI Kids Club with indoor and outdoor facilities; a large lagoon style swimming pool and pool bar; and a 900- square-metre ballroom, the largest event space in Hua Hin.

The ballroom offers an oasis setting for business and social events in Hua Hin, with spacious facilities able to accommodate banquets for up to 500 people and theatre style seating for 700 people. The ballroom can also be re-configured to offer up to five smaller meeting rooms or event venues. The Ballroom occupies an independent building with a pre-assembly area and a dedicated entrance that connects to the main lobby of the resort and a large outdoor garden space.

“The scope of facilities will make AVANI Hua Hin Resort & Villas a leading location in Thailand for professional meetings and conferences, as well as large-scale weddings and social events,” said Rajakarier.

The resort’s secluded location is easily accessible from the Thai capital — a two-hour drive or a 25 minute flight away. Hua Hin Airport is a 10-minute drive from the resort.

A popular getaway for Bangkok residents, and historically, a favourite with the Thai Royal family, Hua Hin feels miles away from the bustle of the capital. The town has long stretches of golden sand beaches and an abundance of watersports including, sailing and kite surfing, as well as other activities. The nearby night markets feature prominent Thai artists and delicious fresh seafood.

From city to resort destinations, AVANI offers all the meaningful details that matter for a great stay. Blending genuine hospitality and modern lifestyle features with a passion for design and contemporary style, every AVANI experience aims to be smooth and effortless, leaving a lasting impression. From leisure time or space for business, to family-friendly attractions, the AVANI experience is designed with guests’ needs in mind.

 

 

 

Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai’s Culinary Academy

LOVE THE TASTE of Thai food?  Want to learn some of the secrets behind preparing what is one of the world’s most loved cuisines?

If so, you’ll be interested in Dhara Dhevi’s Culinary Academy, which offers Thai cooking classes. The Acamdeny’s kitchen is located in a wooden pavilion behind Le Grand Lanna restaurant, featuring a classroom-style layout, is fitted with individual cooking stations, extractor hoods, sinks and preparation areas for up to 20 ‘culinary students’.

More than just a cooking class, it’s a journey of culinary exploration and discovery, in which the chef explains the subtle balance of flavours in Thai cuisine — including the secrets of Lanna herbs and spices – and the difference between northeastern, central and southern Thai styles.

At the end of a class, guests are presented with an apron, Culinary Academy certificate (perfect for hanging on the kitchen wall back home) and easy-to-follow menu print-outs of the dishes cooked… great mementos from a great experience.

The Cooking Class is held daily: Morning class starts with market tour, followed by cooking lessons, including Thai recipes and fruit carving. The afternoon includes more cooking and recipes.

For more information on the festivities, call 053 888 888 or email enquiry@dharadhevi.com

 

 

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