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Special offer from Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Nai Yang Beach
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CELEB CHEF BOBBY CHINN AT BANYAN TREE BANGKOK APRIL 25-27
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Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai’s Culinary Academy
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Centara Hotels & Resorts Celebrating Thai New Year and flash sale
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Splashtastic Songkran at SALA Samui
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Dusit International now accepts Alipay at its hotels and resorts for Chinese travelers
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Betrayal now on Amazon
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Banyan Tree Bangkok’s ‘Sense of Celebration-Songkran Splash offer’
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Soneva Launches ‘Festival of Colour’ to celebrate rare experiences
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Songkran spa promotion at Banyan Tree Koh Samui

Special offer from Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Nai Yang Beach

PHUKET MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA, Nai Yang Beach has unveiled a special rate for all travelers seeking a secluded seafront break on the golden sands of Nai Yang Beach, northwest Phuket

Under the “Nai Yang Beach Getaway” promotion, which is available for bookings and stays from now until December 2018, guests can benefit from 15% off the resort’s best available rates.

The offer covers a choice of four luxurious room types.All rates are valid for one-night stays and include complimentary in-room Wi-Fi.

Nestled on a secluded stretch of coastline, lapped by the Andaman Sea and surrounded by Sirinat National Park, Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Nai Yang Beach is perfect for guests seeking a break from the stress of the city, away from the tourist crowds.

The resort is a 10 minutes’ drive from Phuket International Airport.

The Nai Yang Beach Getaway rate is available for bookings and stays throughout 2018.

To book your stay, email booknaiyangbeach@marriott.com or call +66 (0) 76 621 777. For more information about Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Nai Yang Beach, visit: www.phuketmarriottnaiyang.com.

 

CELEB CHEF BOBBY CHINN AT BANYAN TREE BANGKOK APRIL 25-27

 

INTERNATIONAL CHEF, TELEVISION PRESENTER, restaurateur, cookbook author and cooking celebrity Chef Bobby Chinn will be at Vertigo Restaurant, Banyan Tree Bangkok from April 25-27.

 Chef Bobby’s multicultural background shines through in his intriguing East-meets-West cooking approach, which sensationally bridges the culinary cultural divide along with his uncommon talent for kitchen-craft.

 Seating is limited and reservations are required for this exclusive, gastronomic experience.

 For more information and reservations, call 0 2679 1200

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

 

 

Centara Hotels & Resorts Celebrating Thai New Year and flash sale

CENTARA HOTELS & RESORTS will observe the upcoming Songkran Thai New Year period by wearing colourful traditional dress. Visitors and guests to the company’s properties are treated daily to graceful Thai service and cultural traditions that have become Centara’s hallmark. On this Songkran, from April 13-15, guests will be able to see staff dressed in the beautiful costumes of historic Siam.

“Thailand’s world-famous, genteel hospitality is at the heart of our company culture,” said Centara CEO Chirathivat about the idea. “What better way to emphasize our unique Thai-ness than trading our uniforms for charming, traditional costumes over the Thai New Year. It is our way of wishing our guests, partners, and friends a happy and healthy festive season.”

All 33 of Centara’s hotels and resorts within Thailand are taking part in this celebration, and guests are invited to enjoy festive dining options or a relaxing stay over the Songkran period, where they will receive the inimitable Centara Thai welcome.

Find out more about Centara at www.CentaraHotelsResorts.com

Flash sale at Centara Resorts and Hotels starting today, Wednesday, April 11

Centara Hotels & Resorts exclusively is offering CentaraThe1Card members 20% off every online rate for hotel bookings made between Wednesday, April 11 and midnight Sunday, April 15, 2018.

This five-day special hot deal is available for every package at every hotel, every room type and for every day of stay.

Membership registration is free and only takes a few seconds. If you’re not already a member, join now at https://centara1card.com/signup/

For more information or for further assistance with your booking, contact reservation centre at reservations@chr.co.th, call centre at +66(0) 2101 1234 www.centarahotelsresorts.com/featured-packages/centara-flash-sale/

 

 

Splashtastic Songkran at SALA Samui

 

AT SALA MANUI COENGMON BEACH RESORT  you can experience the gentler side of Thai New Year with a full-day schedule of traditional activities that start this Thursday. The festivities include:

Bathing a Buddha image with rose scented water (8 – 11 a.m.), a long drum parade (2 p.m.), and water-pouring ceremony to ask for blessings from elders (3 p.m.).

The day’s celebrations culminate with a Thai buffet starting at 7 p.m., with dinner entertainment including Thai music and dance, a muay talay contest, and fire show.

There will be a traditional Songkran at SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort, where you can welcome Thai New Year with traditional Songkran activities. It’s open to all guests staying with at the resort on Thursday.

Events throughout the day include rod nam dam hua  — the ritual of pouring scented water into the palms or feet of parents and elders to ask for blessings — a long drum parade, festive water splashing, building a sand pagoda on the beach, and a Thai Night market with food stalls set up on the beachside lawn.

 

Dusit International now accepts Alipay at its hotels and resorts for Chinese travelers

DUSIT INTERNATIONAL has rolled out Alipay at its hotels and resorts in Thailand to cater to Chinese travellers who prefer to make quick and secure payments via mobile.

With over 520 million users and counting, China-based Alipay is one of the world’s largest mobile payment platforms, which allows its users to pay for goods and services by scanning QR codes on their smartphones or tablets. Its presence is ubiquitous in Chinese cities, where mobile payments are fast becoming a way of life.

Dusit International already accepts Alipay at all of its hotels and resorts in China. Alongside Thailand, it also plans to roll out the system at its international properties soon.

“The Chinese market is a key segment for our hotels in Thailand, so it is important our properties are equipped to meet the needs of those who prefer to pay via mobile, now the method of choice in China” said Lim Boon Kwee, COO Dusit International.

“Alipay can certainly enrich and enhance the guest experience for all our Chinese travellers.”

Dusit Hotels & Resorts in Thailand now accept Alipay at their restaurants, spas, participating outlets, and for hotel rooms upon check-out. The properties also accept China’s other major mobile wallet, WeChat Pay.

Dusit properties in Thailand include Dusit Thani Bangkok, Dusit Thani Hua Hin, Dusit Thani Pattaya, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, Dusit Thani Beach Resort Krabi, dusitD2 Chiang Mai, dusitD2 Khao Yai, Dusit Princess Srinakarin Bangkok, and Dusit Princess Chiang Mai.

Alipay is operated by Ant Financial, an affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding Limited, a Chinese multinational e-commerce, retail and technology conglomerate, which is one of the top 10 most valuable companies in the world.

Betrayal now on Amazon

BETRAYAL: It has many faces. All of them ugly, starting with a very savvy New York stockbroker from 2018. who suddenly finds himself back in 1929, two months before the big stock market crash, and outwits himself when he makes a fortune; An Allied airman whose has been falsely accused and facing a fire squad; or when two old friends row out to a deserted island and only one return; or when a mother believes her dead baby was switched at birth; or really behind the theft behind Marie Antoinette’s famous necklace.

 

Banyan Tree Bangkok’s ‘Sense of Celebration-Songkran Splash offer’

CELEBRATE SONGKRAN FESTIVAL at Banyan Tree Bangkok and get splashed by well-wishers.

This summer’s Songkran Splash promotion offers guests easy access to hot-list sites for a Thai-style holiday amid city-wide celebrations.

Immerse in a carefree and fun festive spirit that includes water splashing and graceful rituals, along with special holiday-themed extras.

Book stays in Oasis Retreat, Serenity Club rooms or any of the suite categories and enjoy complimentary cocktails for two persons at Saffron Sky Garden restaurant (per room, per stay), free WiFi / Internet and daily breakfast at Romsai Restaurant. Serenity Club and suite guests will also get a complimentary Club Lounge access.

The package also includes complimentary morning yoga or Muay Thai (traditional Thai kickboxing) lesson with qualified in-house instructors.

For guests wishing to take part in one of the city’s biggest and most lively wet and wild street splashfests, a complimentary “Tuk-tuk” shuttle to the popular Silom Road tourist spot will be provided, along with his/hers festive shirts and waterproof carry-case to protect valuables and mobile phones from the good-natured water-gun ‘crossfire’ of fellow partygoers, who flock to the downtown shopping district each year for the delightfully drenching festivities.

 

Soneva Launches ‘Festival of Colour’ to celebrate rare experiences

SONEVA HAS LAUNCHED its first ever year-long campaign known as a ‘Festival of Colour’ to celebrate the diverse array of guest activities and experiences on offer this year, ranging from visiting Michelin-starred chefs and astronomers, through to authors, champion free-divers, artists and more.

Each month of the year is associated with a different colour and theme, which will be brought to life at Soneva’s resorts in the Maldives and Thailand through special on-site events and collaborations. Underscoring the Festival of Colour is a series of short “colour” films created by the renowned French film director Bruno Aveillan. Bruno visited Soneva Kiri, Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani in early 2017 to shoot the films, which were inspired by the different colours he found at the resorts.

Soneva plans to release one colour film each month during the campaign on its website and on social media.

Click here to see the first video.

As part of the Festival of Colour, Soneva has confirmed a huge line-up of visiting experts, including chefs, authors, wine producers, world-champion free-divers, astronomers, artists, wellness practitioners, tennis coaches and more at all resorts.

Fine dining experiences are a pivotal part of Soneva’s Festival of Colour, and the company has so-far confirmed 28 of the world’s top chefs (many of which have at least two Michelin stars and above or are included within The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list) for exclusive dinner events.

 

 

Songkran spa promotion at Banyan Tree Koh Samui

TO CELEBRATE THAI NEW YEAR, Banyan Tree Samui has launched a “Songkran Indulgence” package at its spa throughout the month of April.

The package combines a 90-minute massage treatment of your choice, with a 60-minute “Rainforest Experience”.

The bamboo-themed Rainforest is a refreshing journey through a series of water jets at varying pressures and temperatures, plus visits to a steam room and sauna followed by ice facial treatments and ice bucket baths.

This treatment is ideal for those with injuries or infirmities who prefer not to have their limbs stretched and popped. It is also the perfect massage if you are sensitive or ticklish. Here, you are in control – no one touches you. You can maintain your legs, body, head and shoulders in positions that either maximize or minimize water pressure.

The two-and-a-half-hour treatment is concluded with a herbal tea served while you lie back on a hot tiled bed, wrapped in towels.

The Songkran festival (Thai New Year) is celebrated on April 12-15 – a time when the entire nation revels in chaotic water fights. It also marks the hottest time of the year in Thailand, with temperatures frequently hitting a sticky 40 °C (104 °F) across the country.

Millions of Southeast Asians like to travel during this period so it’s worth considering the benefits of escaping to the cooler climes of a tropical beach where the sea breezes and swimming pools easily beat the humidity of a big city.

Banyan Tree Samui is nestled into a forested hillside overlooking its own private beach and bay in the Gulf of Thailand. Its 88 villas offer intimacy and tranquility, and each villa has its own infinity pool and Jacuzzi and 24-hour personal butler service.

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