Soneva Kiri’s Christmas and New Year’s celebrations
Get ready for Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang ‘s Christmas Eve “Pirates of Andaman” dinner
Dates set for Bangkok’s 2018 King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament
Anantara Lawana Samui opens Dec. 10 after extensive renovation
AVANI Hotels and Resorts opens first property in Hua Hin  
William E. Heinecke HOTELS Corporate Hotelier of the world 2017
3-Star Michelin Star Chef Emmanuel Renaut Visits VIE Hotel Bangkok and V Villas Hua Hin
Dusit International signs to manage new Hua Hin hotel
SALA Phuket Celebrating 10th Anniversary
‘Wonderful Weddings, Magical Memories’

Soneva Kiri’s Christmas and New Year’s celebrations

AT SONEVA, it goes beyond Christmas Eve and Christmas and New Year’s Eve. It also has a lot of activities for everyone in the week between the two big holidays, starting Christmas Eve day with breakfast in The Tiffany Room, followed by a Benz Cooking Class at ‘Benz Restaurant’

Christmas Eve starts early for drinks at the bach, between 6-7 p.m., with carol singing by children from the Klong Jao School. Pre-dinner drinks and Champagne cocktails will be accompanied by Christmas selection of Canapés to go with them. Santa may even show up to join the party.

19:30 – 22:00 Christmas Eve Dinner, between 6/30-10 p.m. under the stars at ‘The Beach’, where you can savour an authentic traditional Christmas Eve dinner, F\featuring roasted turkey and Lamb with garlic, pancetta and lemon ciabatta stuffing; brussels sprouts with chestnuts and sage; bacon, homemade sausage and prune rolls; creamy bread and shallot sauce; sustainable foi gras terrine; and home-smoked salmon.

Remember to order your turkey for tomorrow for the Soneva’s family style in-villa lunch or dinner.

Monday 25th, Christmas Day, starts with breakfast in˜The Dining Room’, featuring cocktails, ham and cheese casserole, and spicy, sticky cinnamon rolls.

From 12.3o to 4 p.m., dine around Christmas Lunch at ‘The Beach’.   Christmas lunch waits on the white sands of The Beach, where Soneva’s chefs have prepared a sumptuous and yet subtle selection of tastes from our organic garden to accompany the catch of the day caught from the bays of Koh Kood and beyond.

There’s a Cooking Class at ‘Chef’s Table and the Cooking Hut, where the resort’s Indian Chef will help you discover Indian cuisine; from mouth-watering tandoori, butter chicken Masala, to the delights of the famous Naan and chapatti.

From 5 to 6.30 p.m., there’s wine tasting at the Wine Cellar. Some of the finest Old World wines from France, Italy and Spain, all carefully selected by our Sommelier along with cold cuts from Spain and cheese from France.

Christmas Dinner is served at ‘The View’ & ‘Benz’ from6.30 to 10 p.m., featuring a European Classic Christmas Dining Table.

From Tuesday until New Year’s Day, there’s a raft of activities, including more cooking classes; lunches at The Cave or around the resort; an introduction to wellness screening and an non-invasive reading of your body’s composition and biomarkers; a single ingredient pop up at ‘The Jetty’; dining at the ‘The View’ or Benza, or a BBQ feast at The Beach.

There’s also Family Treasure Hunt to find the lost treasure once buried by unknown pirates; and an Asian Street Market Buffet at All Aboard, the Asian Orient Express and explore a plethora of culinary a real and authentic flavours created by our chefs. Your stops include Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Cambodia, Laos, India and Sri Lanka.

All children are invited to become a Junior Master Chef at the Ice Cream Parlour and join this amazing event with the chance to win prizes. Our chefs will be there to teach and guide the little chefs, only six years and up.

And a Garden Lunch at the ‘Organic Garden’, where you can pick your own herbs and vegetables as the resort’s chefs prepare your lunch while Khun Khem shares his experience in permaculture.

On Thursday, don’t miss Chocolate galore at “So Chocoholic”, and a Champagne Dinner at Arrival Jetty. Experience a unique dinner at an unexpected setting under the stars.

Learn the local art of making organic coconut oil at our Six Senses Spa, or attend a special workshop to learn how different precious and semi-precious gem stones can rebalance the energy centres of the body (chakras).

Your New Years Eve Journey starts a day early at a New Year’s Eve welcome reception at ‘The Beach’ at 6 p.m., and take in a breathtaking sunset at The View, accompanied by traditional cocktails and the sounds of the saxophone.

 Your dining journey starts from the resort’s own Eco Centro, featuring fresh ingredients. Make your way all the way down to The Beach to dine on oysters, sustainable foie gras, and incredible wines and drinks to match with all the food. Along the way, take in the beautiful music and the amazing talents of live entertainment.

Monday, New Year’s Day, starts with a Detox Breakfast at ‘The Dining Room’¦ but perhaps with a sneaky Bloody Mary or mimosa to start 2018 off right.

From 12:30 -2 p.m., there’s lunch at ‘The Beach’, featuring fresh salads, pit cooking, and seafood from the waters of Koh Kood. The day ends with dinner at ‘The View’ or ‘Benz’

Get ready for Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang ‘s Christmas Eve “Pirates of Andaman” dinner

LOOK FOR PIRATES on the shores of Phuket’s Nai Yang Beach this Christmas Eve to join Phuket Marriott Resort And Spa Nai Yang’s Christmas Eve Eve Pirates of the Andaman-themed barbecue dinner.

The dinner will feature the freshest local seafood, grilled meats and a selection of side dishes, all served under the stars and accompanied by live music, this is the perfect tropical twist on traditional Christmas festivities.

The “Pirates of the Andaman” Christmas Eve dinner will take place from 6 pm 10.30 pm on the soft sands of Nai Yang Beach. This event is priced at 2,500 THB per person.

On New Year’s Eve, Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach will welcome 2018 with a “Jungle Night” beachfront dinner.

And on New Year’s Day, guests are invited to indulge in a buffet feast of international favorites, overlooking the moonlit Andaman Sea. Diners will be entertained by a live band, DJ set and “Thailand’s Got Talent” fire show, while a souvenir photo booth will ensure enduring memories of the evening.  And of course, guests will be able to enjoy a New Year’s Eve countdown and fireworks at midnight.

The “Jungle Night” New Year’s Eve dinner and party will kick off on Nai Yang Beach at 10 pm on Jan. 31 and run until 1 am on New Year’s Day 2018. This event is priced at 6,500 THB per person, including free-flowing soft drinks and fruit juices. Children aged five to 12 will be able to enjoy the festivities for 1,800 THB.

For reservations and enquiries, contact 076 625 555 or email booknaiyangbeach@marriott.com.




Dates set for Bangkok’s 2018 King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament


THE 2018 KING’S CUP ELEPHANT POLO TOURNAMENT will be held by the banks of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River from March 8-11,, 2018, and promises a full range of fun elephant festivities for the whole family including.

These include an opening parade, children’s educational day and Ladies Day known as The ‘Bangkok Ascot”. Other entertainment will include a pop up foodie market and a host of popular bands and DJs

Now in its 16th year, the festival has become one of the biggest charitable events in Southeast Asia that has raised more than US$1.5 million (BHT 50 million).

Funds raised from the event are donated to projects that better the lives of Thailand’s wild and domesticated elephant population.

Funds from this year’s event were donated to various projects including the Zoological Parks Organization of Thailand which supports veterinary and educational projects to improve the year-round lives of elephants and mahouts in the Surin Province where ex-street elephants face ongoing hardship.

The donations have also funded South East Asia’s first ever workshop to teach mahouts and vets the benefits of Environmental Enrichment to keep elephants happy as well as the construction of a watch tower in a village whose crops are raided by elephants, allowing villagers to watch and warn other villagers of approaching elephants in a safe manner for both people and elephants.

Donations also funded a conservation education trip to a National Park for the children and next generation of hereditary mahouts to learn the importance of elephants in the wild; the transport of Thai elephant vets to international conferences; funding Thai Government aid to teach mahouts to act as veterinary assistants and provide basic first aid and other medical care to their elephants; as well as community based Human Elephant Conflict mitigation projects in two Thai and one Tanzanian National Parks and the purchase of equipment for anti-poaching rangers in a Cambodian National Park.

Other significant benefits from the money raised by the tournament include: the ongoing Thai

Elephant Therapy Project which has been under way since 2009 in conjunction with Chiang Mai University’s Department of Occupational Therapy, with future clinics to include children with Down’s syndrome and other conditions now committed until the end of 2018 as well as the funding of Asia’s first workshop to show traditional elephant trainers and camp owners the benefits of Positive Reinforcement Training for captive elephants.

Additional workshops this year in Myanmar are reaching teams responsible for over 200 elephants. Past projects include the donation of a 500,000 THB gantry to the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre (TECC) to help lame elephants stand which is still in operation; and the planting of an elephant corridor of 4,000 trees in Hua Hin to stop farmer vs. elephant conflicts.

A total of 20 unemployed ex-street elephants will take part in the event, during which they will receive full veterinary checks from the Zoological Parks Organization of Thailand, under the patronage of His Majesty the King of Thailand and the Department of Livestock Development.

 In addition, all elephants are given essential vitamins, food and care which are not available to them during their normal daily lives.

The welfare of the elephants that participate in the King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament is of paramount importance, with strict rules ensuring that the pachyderms are well cared for at all times.

By imposing a “no micro-chip, no game” rule, Anantara guarantees that all participating elephants have been domestically bred and not captured from the wild or smuggled in from neighbouring countries.

The annual event was awarded a silver medal for Sports CSR Initiative of the Year at the Asia Sports Industry Awards in 2016.Â

Anantara has long been associated with elephant conservation efforts with the formation of The Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation, which has performed over 60 rescues of elephants off the streets of Thailand.

For more information on the 16th Annual King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament, visit www.anantaraelephantpolo.com



Anantara Lawana Samui opens Dec. 10 after extensive renovation

AFTER AN EXTENSIVE RENOVATION to refurbish all its accommodation and certain facilities, Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort will be welcoming travellers to refreshed island luxury from Dec.10, 2017

Tucked along the quietier north end of the famous Chaweng Beach, just 10-minutes from Koh Samui International Airport, Anantara Lawana Koh Samui offers enhancements to its 122 uniquely luxurious rooms and villas, ranging from 52 to 300 square metres.

While preserving the contemporary Sino-Thai style, all accommodation hasbeen enhanced both functionally and aesthetically to articulate the laid back elegance of local islanders’ life by the sea and Koh Samui’s Chinese settler heritage.

Giving the Sino-Thai vintage style fresh appeal, brand new furniture is accentuated by hand-crafted architectural and ornamental details, set against uplifted colour palettes.

Wall-mounted entrance lamps will brighten the arrival of drowsy explorers. Night tables are to have a modern upgrade with adjacent USBs and power outlets. Upholstery design patterns by a local water colour artist will be exclusive to the resort and depict the inspiration of each room type, as do the themed lighting fixtures.

All bathrooms will now feature air-conditioning, adjustable lighting and vanity counters with traditional Chinese detailing. Terraces are being refurbished with sun loungers and furniture with premium grade outdoor fabric.

Charming distinctions give each room type a character of its own. Its 44 Deluxe Lawana Rooms feature outdoor sofa benches fitted in stylish fabrics, a new adjustable angle wall-mounted television and bed-end trunks that act as night table chests will provide seating and storage for personal belongings.

For the 44 Deluxe Plunge Pool Rooms, a local artist has been specially commissioned to craft a Chinese hand-painted folded panel headboard to convey this room type’s local Samui villager birder story, accompanied by a decorative bird cage night lamp and a bathroom vanity wall that has an antique paint effect, speckled with gold.

The installment of discreet ceiling lights will enable guests to brighten their room as required. Accentuating the al fresco pleasures, both the terrace and personal plunge pool will be expanded, and a spacious built-in reclining sofa bench is to be joined by the playful addition of a day swing.

Its six Deluxe Pool Access Rooms depict a Samui fisherman concept with hanging mosquito nets designed to resemble a fisherman’s net and antique style table lamps shaped like a traditional fisherman’s tool. The bathroom and bedroom mirror’s bamboo framing is inspired by a fisherman’s raft and is to be complimented by a luxurious wooden bathtub tray with a curved boat design.

Eleven Anantara Pool Villas and six Anantara Seaview Pool Villas blend a story of Samui’s coconut farmers with superior elegance. Stylish design details combine tradition with contemporary, such as bamboo framed mirrors and lamps depicting old fashioned coconut farmer tools and lamps framed with charming monkey themed shades.

Perfect for a family or group of friends, the royal one-of-a-kind Two Bedroom Lawana Pool Villa reflects a prestigious immigrant Chinese family, and as such is to be lavishly upgraded.

The existing antique sofa is being decorated with sheer curtains and elaborately upholstered in palatial patterns. Turquoise Chinese stools nestle side tables with hand-painted ceramic table lamps in a sea-shell and aquatic animal pattern, and a large Chinese style coffee table acts as a stunning centrepiece to the beautiful new living room rug.

The master bathroom has been refitted with his and hers basins framed by a large golden bamboo trimmed black turtle-shell patterned mirror. The kitchen is to feature a wooden partition sliding door concealing the storage room behind; a pantry table set will include a long Chinese style bench representing ancient Chinese living.

The outdoor terrace features a built-in L-shaped bench to provide comfortable seating for eight guests, a large patio table with a sunken stainless steel ice bucket, and at the edge of the wooden deck, fitted sun loungers will boast the closest and most stunning viewpoint across Chawang Beach.

Beach time has been enhanced by a view of an uninhabited island, just a short boat ride away. The beachfront infinity pool mirrors the waves of the sand and promises elegant relaxation. Turquoise waters provide ideal swimming conditions, thanks to a craggy rock line that creates a tranquil, shallow and safe lagoon.

Guests seeking the natural quiet of Anantara Spa will find the tranquil courtyard haven flourishing with a newly landscaped garden.

Restaurants are being given a sleeker look and feel with new flooring at the international Ocean Kiss restaurant right beside the beach and the multi award-winning Tree Tops Sky Dining & Bar, where guests can enjoy a unique dining experience with breathtaking views in a tree top canopy. Anantaras bespoke Dining by Design experience offers a personal chef and butler, a choice of gourmet menus and idyllic resort settings.

Meeting and event guests already benefit from its innovative conference and event venues, which are also designed to reflect the island’s Chinese merchant heritage. As one of the biggest and newest meeting facilities on Koh Samui, the venue can host up to 220 guests and boasts a rooftop venue with an unrivalled coastal view.

While Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort’s location is quiet and tranquil, the buzz and excitement of Chaweng Beach is just around the corner, with an array of international restaurants and local shops.



AVANI Hotels and Resorts opens first property in Hua Hin  

FOR TRAVELERS LOOKING FOR  a tropical escape, AVANI Hua Hin Resort & Villas opens its doors on southern Thailand’s Gulf Coast.

Hua Hin is known as a popular getaway for Bangkok residents and is historically a favourite with the Thai Royal family.

Nestled in a tranquil spot on the coastline, AVANI Hua Hin Resort and Villas boasts natural tropical elements combined with contemporary design to create a serene and stylish atmosphere.

Surrounded by lush gardens and facing on to a large lagoon pool, the 196 guest rooms, suites and villas offer comfortable and relaxing accommodation.

Superior and deluxe guest rooms feature a private balcony and villas and suites have either a plunge pool or Jacuzzi and gazebo. Bathtubs and separate walk-in showers make for indulgent moments, while the outdoor rainforest shower in select suites encourages guests to stay in touch with nature.

The 11 one-bedroom and two two-bedroom lagoon pool villas have direct access to the main pool and are ideal for a group of friends or a large family wanting to be part of the resort action but also having a private space to enjoy each other’s company.

Culinary experiences celebrate authentic Thai dishes, rustic Italian flavours and international fare with an emphasis on fresh local produce. The all-day dining restaurant Staas serves international favourites and local dishes and delicious coastal Italian cuisine can be enjoyed at Brezza.

A hotspot highlight of the resort will be the opening the Jazz Lounge on New Yearâ’s Eve. The Tapas and Mezze menu, great cocktails and live music will appeal guests and visitors.

Pampering awaits at AVANISPA, where trained therapists administer indulgent modern treatments to restore body, mind and spirit. The spa has nine treatment rooms including two couple’s treatment rooms and an authentic Hammam where guests can enjoy a hot steam bath followed by a massage.

The AVANIFIT gym is equipped with the latest cardio and weight-training machines and the resort has mapped out a jogging and cycling track so guests can keep up with their exercise routines should they want to whilst on holiday.

ctive guests can also choose to partake in a wealth of watersports, such as kite surfing, sailing and stand up paddle board yoga.

The resort offers a vast array of activities and excursions in the local area from foodie market tours to painting classes and Street Art tours.

Younger travellers are also catered for at the AVANIKIDS Club. Under the supervision of a qualified and caring team, children can enjoy a variety of activities, including pool time, marine adventures, face-painting and indoor games.

The resort also features an independent 900 square metre Ballroom, the largest event space in Hua Hin, and the perfect setting for a decadent wedding or a conference with enough space to easily accommodate banquets of 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.

Hua Hin feels miles away from the bustle of the capital. The town has long stretches of golden sand beaches and nearby night markets feature prominent Thai artists and delicious fresh seafood.




William E. Heinecke HOTELS Corporate Hotelier of the world 2017





 William E. Heinecke, founder, chairman and CEO of Minor International has been named Corporate Hotelier of the World for 2017. Nominated as one of four finalists in the corporate hotelier category, Heinecke accepted the award at a gala event in New York, where HOTELS celebrated both their corporate and independent Hotelier of The World award winners.From humble beginnings in Thailand, he spearheaded the growth of Minor Hotels as a hotel owner, operator and investor, which now boasts a portfolio of innovative, brands spanning over 150 hotels and resorts in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean, with a pipeline already in place to venture into new destinations such as Mauritius, Tunisia, South Korea and more.

In this highly prestigious individual accolade, the self-taught and self-made billionaire was applauded for his life-long accomplishments, his pioneering, competitive and entrepreneurial spirit, as well as his passion of making a difference in Thailand and beyond.

Commenting on the award, he said: “I am truly honoured and humbled to receive this award and to have my name added to the incredible list of previous winners, a true roll-call of industry leaders and pioneers. I’m thrilled to play a role in such a dynamic industry. I’m still constantly learning, finding new ways of growing our business and to do it better.  I certainly have no plans to hand over the reins at Minor just yet.”

In his acceptance speech to an audience of the industry’s elite, Heinecke spoke of how the creation of Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is the realization of a life-long dream that reflects his personal appreciation for authentic luxury in unique destinations.

His private passions are also evident in Minor’s charitable endeavours, most notably the Heinecke Foundation’s educational sponsorship of underprivileged children and the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation’s efforts to help Thailand’s elephant population, as well as to support wider environmental and community outreach programs.

Minor Hotels’ success plays a vital role in the evolution of the hospitality industry on a global platform, and looking to the future, Heinecke lauded the passion and dedication of the people he works with.

HOTELS and www.hotelsmag.com have been amongst the leading sources of news and analysis for the global hotel industry for more than 45 years, currently reaching over 90,000 hotel professionals in more than 160 countries. The magazine has been naming its Hoteliers of the World since 1981, with the list of previous winners reading like a roll-call of the hospitality industry.



3-Star Michelin Star Chef Emmanuel Renaut Visits VIE Hotel Bangkok and V Villas Hua Hin

THREE-STAR-MICHELIN STAR CHEF EMMANUEL RENAUT, chef and owner of acclaimed Flocons de Sel restaurant, brings his inimitable cuisine to La VIE “ Creative French Cuisine” in VIE Hotel Bangkok and Villazzo in V Villas Hia Hin for four days of culinary perfection during Nov. 22-25, 2017.

Emmanuel Renaut is a truly rare breed in the culinary world, holder of the prestigious “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” (Best Craftsman of France) and the “Compagnon du Tour de France” (Companion of the Tour de France). He has been awarded three stars in the Michelin Guide.

Chef Emmanuel Renaut established Flocons de Sel in 1998 and he received his first Michelin star in 2003, the second one in 2006, and his third was awarded in 2012, when he was also named “Cooking Chef of the Year”.

Today his widely celebrated skills in transforming the natural and local ingredients of the Alps into colourful, fragrant and succulent dishes have earned universal praise.

He will be at La VIE —Creative French Cuisine at VIE Hotel Bangkok on Nov. 2 and at the Villazzo Restaurant in V Villas Hua Hin on Nov. 25.

He will be offering a 10-courser exclusive set dinner, costing 11,000 THB per person for food only, and 13,000 THB per person for premium beverage pairing (Taittinger, Champagne Cuve Prestige, NV).

Dinner is served at 6.30 pm and will start with Beignet of smoked Alp milk, puffed bread of black rice and polentatartelette of vegetable roots, followed by Terres de Pierres, Chablis 2014 with starters “mushrooms of the woods” under two millimetres of polenta and wild hazelnuts, beetroot and parsnip cake, horseradish bouillon, prawn, citrus zest and caviar vitalized with grapefruit and gentian root.

Terres de Pierres, Chablis 2014 will be served at the main course, featuringcured and lightly smoked trout, herbs from the Alpsquenelle of scallops, grilled onion juice with lemon balm.

Then, Reserve de la Comtesse, Pauillac 2009, served with duck with red cabbage, “fondant” potatoes, juniper infused duck juice “grand veneur” and silverskin onions cooked in a pine bouillon, followed by Beaufort cheese and nuts, and desert: lemon, hazelnut, mountain honey, smoked chocolate tart, woody ice cream; and end with Petit Fours — A few sweets with the Tastes of the Mountains.




Dusit International signs to manage new Hua Hin hotel

From the left: Lim Boon Kwee, Suphicha Promsentana and Somsakul Limsuttaphan.

DUSIT INTERNATIONAL HAS signed a hotel management agreement with Enrich Paranimmitr Company Limited, a subsidiary of Bangkok-based Enrich Group, to operate the hotel and residences in the heart of the beach resort destination’s main Petchkasem Road.

Designed to cater to families and leisure travellers seeking a fun-filled escape, the property is conveniently located close to Hua Hin’s largest shopping; dining and movie theatre complex; BluPort, the hip and stylish Cicada Night Market; and the Vana Nava Waterpark, which boasts some of the fastest and longest waterslides in Thailand.

Slated to open in the first quarter 2020, the new property will comprise the upscale dusitD2 hotel with 154 keys, a dusitD2 branded condominium with 364 fully-furnished residential units, and retail and office spaces.

Facilities will include an all-day dining restaurant, fitness centre, swimming pool, a kids’ club, a rooftop bar, and 300 sq m of banqueting space. In keeping with the dusitD2 brand, the property will boast a modern design with bright and colourful décor.

The residences will operate separately to the hotel and will offer its own swimming pool and fitness centre.

Located only three hours by car from Bangkok, Hua Hin serves as a popular beachside getaway for Bangkokians, and is renowned for its seafood restaurants, lively markets, cultural sights, world-class golf courses, kitesurfing, and family-friendly activities.

With royal links going back to the early 1920s, the city also has two regal summer residences that visitors can explore.

“Hua Hin is one of Thailand’s most popular seaside destinations, attracting over five million visitors per year, but it still retains a charming, relaxed atmosphere which makes it perfectly suited to families and leisure travellers seeking relaxation and fun activities by the beach,” said Lim Boon Kwee, COO, Dusit International.

“With its stylish design, comfortable rooms, upscale facilities, and Dusit’s distinctive brand of gracious hospitality, dusitD2 Hua Hin will be perfectly positioned to cater to visitors’ needs. We look forward to working with Enrich Paranimmitr Company Limited to make the property a resounding success”

Suphicha Promsentana, business office director of Enrich Group, said: After completing several high-end housing projects in Bangkok, we wanted to expand our portfolio beyond residential into hospitality and services.

“As for our move to develop a hotel; we just had to find the right partner who shared our vision for excellence. We are delighted Dusit International is that partner. The company’s rich hospitality experience speaks for itself, and we are confident that, in Dusit Internationalâs capable hands, the hotel will live up to Dusit’s promise to exceed expectations. Always.”

With 28 properties currently in operation across four brands in eight countries, Dusit International is in a significant growth phase which will see the number of Dusit properties exceed 70 within the next four-to-five years across key markets worldwide. Alongside dusitD2, other brands in Dusit International’s portfolio include Dusit Thani, Dusit Devarana, and DusitPrincess.

dusitD2 Hua Hin Hotel and Residences will be the second Dusit branded property in Hua Hin. Dusit International also owns and operates the Dusit Thani Hua Hin, a luxury resort which celebrates its 27th anniversary this year.



SALA Phuket Celebrating 10th Anniversary

THIS DECEMBER, the award winning SALA Phuket Resort and Spa will be celebrating its 10th anniversary.

From next month and throughout 2018, SALA Phuket will be releasing a number of special offers and events to celebrate this special milestone.

All guests staying in December will receive a 10% discount on treatments in SALA Spa, and also when dining in the SALA Restaurant and beachfront Bar.

In addition, all guests staying 10 nights or more from December and through the following year will receive a special 10,000 THB resort credit, to be used on services during their stay.

And while you’re there, turn up the heat with a “Bubble Tub Champagne” setting the scene for romance, complete with an aromatic milky bath, a bottle of champagne, and a hot fudge dipping sauce with cookies, fruits and vanilla whipped cream to share. From 2,100 THB.




‘Wonderful Weddings, Magical Memories’

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