Archive - 2021

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Dusit International introduces new group- wide wellness concept – Devarana Wellness
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Lest This Day Pass Unnoticed
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‘A Resort within a Resort’ Meliá Koh Samui Unveils ‘The Level’
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Centara Watergate Pavillion Bangkok unveils ‘Worry-Free Self-Quarantine’ packages
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Six Senses shows regenerative impacts from 2020
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Capella Bangkok launches Auriga Wellness ‘Sanctuary within a Sanctuary’
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Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas receives Travel + Leisure Global Vision Award for sustainability
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Rakxa’s Integrative wellness & medical retreat on the Chao Praya River
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Reverse signs of ageing with cellular facial treatments at Clinique La Prairie, St. Regis Bangkok
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Centara unveils world’s second family-centric Centara Mirage waterpark

Dusit International introduces new group- wide wellness concept – Devarana Wellness

DUSIT INTERNATIONAL has responded to the increasingly health-conscious aspirations of global travellers by introducing its new group-wide wellness concept – ‘Devarana Wellness’ – which aims to weave well-being elements throughout the entire stay experience at Dusit hotels and resorts worldwide.

Reflecting Dusit’s commitment to the well-being of its guests, customers and employees, the new wellness solution is inspired by traditional Thai healing wisdom, the spirit of Buddhist wellness principles, and Dusit’s unique brand of Thai-inspired gracious hospitality.

The concept aims to enhance the physical and mental well-being of all of Dusit’s guests by inviting them to take time to slow down, enjoy the chance to prioritize their health, and explore new wellness experiences beyond Dusit’s traditional hotel spa offerings.

Taking its name from the Thai-Sanskrit word for “a garden in heaven,” and blending ancient Thai healing practices with innovative wellness concepts, Devarana Wellness has been specially created to deliver holistic wellness experiences via a deceleration methodology based on three key principles.

These include ‘Pause’ (comprising yoga, meditation, breathwork, Thai herbal medicine, and activities that enhance emotional resilience); ‘Focus’ (comprising personalized food menus and fitness and movement activities for physical vitality); and ‘Growth’ (comprising workshops focused on sustainability, community outreach programs, and special retreats for families, couples, and business and leisure travellers).

These activities, and other ‘wellness micro-moments’ such as the offer of essential oils on arrival, the provision of premium beauty/grooming kits in guest bathrooms, and the screening of in-room video clips showing meditative sleep rituals, are now being rolled out at Dusit Hotels and Resorts worldwide, with offerings tailored to suit the specifics of each location and property.

Each property will focus on guests’ most shared concerns – including destressing, detoxifying, and enjoying a deep restorative sleep.

Dusit Thani Maldives, for example, has rebranded its Devarana Spa as Devarana Wellness. Alongside massage therapies and treatments, it now offers a comprehensive range of wellness activities such as yoga, meditation, and sound bath sessions.

 Dusit Thani Hua Hin has begun offering healthy dishes made using ingredients from its own organic farm, and it now hosts regular ‘Local Feast’ events designed to bring value to the local community and create intentional habits that pave the way for sustained healing.

Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore, which opened within the grounds of the Laguna National Golf & Country Club in December 2020, has several spaces dedicated to hosting wellness-focused classes and workshops. Like Dusit Thani Hua Hin, the wellness-focused resort also offers nutritious ‘power foods’ made using vegetables harvested from an onsite organic farm.

Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, meanwhile, has just launched a Daily Family Retreat program  offering a series of workshops, activities, and wellness sessions for families. A similar programme is also on offer at Dusit Thani Hua Hin.

Alongside providing added value for guests, Devarana Wellness also serves as a vehicle to drive additional revenue to Dusit Hotels and Resorts by tapping into rapidly rising global demand for wellness experiences.

According to the Global Wellness Institute, global wellness tourism has increased from a US $563 billion market in 2015 to US $639 billion in 2017, or 6.5% annually. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, holistic health experiences are only expected to be in even higher demand.

In Dusit’s home base of Thailand, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has set a goal for the country to become the ‘Medical and Wellness Resort of the World’ by 2024.

“With the fast pace of modern life and ongoing impact of the global pandemic leading to unease, unrest, stress and anxiety, the chance to pause and slow down is more important than ever,” said Paul Hawco, corporate director of wellness, Dusit International.

“With this in mind, wellness at Dusit is not about a singular interaction or service; it is seamlessly integrated across the entire stay experience to bring added value to all of our guests, ensure we have a meaningful impact on their well-being, and pave the way for sustained healing even when they are not at our properties.

“Ultimately, we want our hotels to be places our guests can achieve healthier and happier lives through crafted experiences that provide purposeful restoration.

Our unique ‘Pause, Focus, and Growth’ approach also gives us a fantastic opportunity to reposition some of our longest-running properties in Thailand, such as the 30-year-old Dusit Thani Hua Hin, and ensure they meet the shifting wellness needs of our guests and provide a platform for long-term revenue generation.”

Paul Hawco, who joined Dusit International in May 2020, has previously developed wellness concepts for renowned luxury brands such as Rosewood, Jumeirah and Fairmont. He believes Dusit’s new holistic approach to wellness will broaden the appeal of its properties among business and leisure travellers, and lead to more MICE business too.

“By offering smaller, bespoke, and wellness-focused meetings and events that provide all the safety measures of the new normal, our resorts will be well-positioned to meet the needs of organizations seeking highly flexible offerings while ensuring attendees enjoy utmost peace of mind,” he said.

“As part of Devarana Wellness, our ‘Meet Well at Dusit’ initiative is just one of our proactive approaches to meeting the demands of companies in the new normal. From breakout sessions with breathwork and stretching exercises, to nutrition-based menus and supplementary wellness activities such as yoga and sound bath therapies, we have a wide range of facilities and services in place to deliver meetings that support optimal performance.

“Ultimately, we are confident that the holistic approach of Devarana Wellness will bring sustainable value to all of our properties and, alongside our award-winning spas, deliver heightened well-being experiences in each of our destinations.”

 

 

 

Lest This Day Pass Unnoticed

Evening. May 16, 1763. James Boswell, an impressionable 22-year-old from Scotland, is about to meet Dr. Samuel Johnson for the first time. 

Boswell had tried to meet Johnson a number of times but something always went wrong at the last minute. Then, quite unexpectedly, while he was having tea with Mr. Davies, the bookseller and sometime actor, Johnson suddenly made an appearance.

By this time, Boswell, who liked to hobnob with the talented and famous, was highly agitated and nervous, wanting to insinuate himself to Johnson, yet frightened of saying the wrong thing.

Here’s how he remembered it in his biography of Johnson:

Mr. Thomas Davies, the actor, who then kept a bookseller’s shop in Russel Street, Covent Garden, told me that Johnson was very much his friend, and came frequently to his house, where he more than once invited me to meet him; but by some unlucky accident or another he was prevented from coming to us.

At last, on Monday the 16th of May, when I was sitting in Mr. Davies’s back parlour, after having drunk tea with him and Mrs. Davies, Johnson unexpectedly came into the shop; and Mr. Davies having perceived him through the glass door in the room in which we were sitting, advancing towards us — he announced his awful approach to me, in somewhat the manner of an actor in the part of Horatio, when he addresses Hamlet on the appearance of his father’s ghost, “Look my Lord, it comes.” I found that I had a very perfect idea of Johnson’s figure from the portrait of him painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds soon after he had published his Dictionary, in the attitude of him sitting in his easy chair in deep meditation, which was the first picture his friend did for him, which Sir Joshua very kindly presented to me …

This passage still resonates, even after 256 years, as does this memorable account of Johnson’s meeting with David Garrick, a famous actor of the day and a former pupil from Johnson’s teaching days. They are standing backstage in Garrick’s theatre, and Garrick had just asked Johnson how he liked it.

“I’ll come no more behind your scenes,” said Johnson, “for the silk stockings and white bosoms of your actresses excite my amorous propensities.”

‘A Resort within a Resort’ Meliá Koh Samui Unveils ‘The Level’

 THE FIRST MELIÁ PROPERTY to open in Thailand has launched a “resort within a resort” called The Level, that sets apart 55 luxurious rooms and suites as well as a private lounge and a raft of bespoke privileges.

Overlooking secluded Choeng Mon Beach on the northeastern tip of Koh Samui island in the Gulf of Thailand, Meliá Koh Samui’s 24 ‘The Level Pool Access Rooms’ have private terraces that segue to a remarkable 700 metre-long lagoon pool meandering through the resort’s lush grounds like a river.

Thirty elegant two-story ‘The Level Boat Suites’ are made from meticulously refurbished merchant vessels that are more than 100 years old. Six of the boat suites afford vistas of the resort’s two-level infinity pool, with sunken seating areas and in-water lounges, and Choeng Mon Beach beyond. A further seven boat suites offer direct access to the lagoon pool.

Situated on its own exclusive floor for privacy, The Presidential Suite, totalling 156sqm with a vast living area, 10-seat dining table and private balcony overlooking the lagoon pool, also belongs to ‘The Level’.

The Level offers an upgraded level of service and benefits, including access to an executive lounge shaped like a boat’s hull with all-day snacks and beverages. The Level Lounge boasts a vast open terrace, surrounded by a water feature, with panoramic views of Choeng Mon Beach.

A host of The Level privileges includes complimentary afternoon tea and complimentary cocktails and canapes at The Level Lounge from 2.30-4.30 pm and 5.30-7.30 pm respectively. During the latter, guests also have the opportunity to learn how to make cocktails at the lounge’s cocktail counter.

A superior level of personalized service encompasses private check-in and check-out at The Level Lounge, welcome amenities including chocolate and fruit, a dedicated concierge service, and preferential reservations in the resort’s restaurants and bars by the concierge.

“With The Level, we have introduced a resort within a resort that prides itself on both exclusivity and privacy,” said Ernesto Osuna, the resort’s general manager. Drawing upon our warm and sunny Spanish hospitality, The Level lifts the getaway experience on Koh Samui island to a whole new level.”

In-room services include Nespresso coffee machines and coffee capsules and late check-out until 2 pm subject to availability. Other benefits include a 10% discount at YHI Spa.

The Level guests have access to all of Meliá Koh Samui’s facilities, also including two restaurants, a swim-up bar, fitness center, ballroom and, for families, a kid’s club, outdoor playground and mini water park.

The resort offers an array of activities including Muay Thai boxing, yoga and water sports such as kayaking, as well as a jam-packed “Edutainment” program at the Kid’s Club “Kidsdom”.

Stringent health, safety and hygiene measures in place to protect guests, staff and the community from COVID-19 as part of a global program called “Stay Safe With Meliá”, developed in collaboration with certification, inspection and testing company Bureau Veritas.

Meliá Koh Samui has also obtained “Amazing Thailand Safety and Health: SHA” certification, developed by Thailand’s Ministry for Tourism in collaboration with public and private sector partners to mitigate the threat of COVID-19 and elevate the country’s tourism industry standards. Under the certification, Meliá Koh Samui must follow strict COVID-19 control guidelines by Thailand’s Department of Disease Control and Ministry of Public Health regarding sanitation and social distancing.

To contact The Level at Meliá Koh Samui, call +66 (0) 89 184 0725 or email reservation.kohsamui@melia.com

 

 

Centara Watergate Pavillion Bangkok unveils ‘Worry-Free Self-Quarantine’ packages

CENTARA WATERGATE PAVILLION BANGKOK, an upscale hotel conveniently located in the centre of the city, has launched self-quarantine offers to provide Thai citizens and local expatriates peace of mind with a comfortable 14-night retreat.

Launched in response to Thai nationals and local expats living in Thailand wishing to keep their elderly and young family members away from any risk, the “Worry-Free Self-Quarantine” package is also suitable for low-risk people looking for a safe place to protect their loved ones from potential exposure.

Owned and managed by Thailand’s leading hotel operator, Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok offers guests the opportunity to browse their favourite movies with high-speed internet and enjoy professionally sanitized rooms with full-board meals throughout their stay.

The highest levels of healthcare have been implemented to ensure the guest’s safety, with dedicated medical services provided by Piyavate Hospital. All guests receive two COVID-10 screening tests during their stay, as well as an official COVID-19-free certificate upon departure.

A “Worry-Free Self-Quarantine” stay at the 281-key Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok starts at 38,000 THB for a 14-night, full board stay, with Thai citizens receiving a 1,000 THB discount off the package rates. All guests are required to have a negative Covid-19 test before checking in.

Guests enjoy peace of mind when staying with Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok, whose commitment to hygiene and sanitation standards has been recognized with the Amazing Thailand Safety & Health Administration (SHA) certification.

For more information about “Worry-Free Self-Quarantine” packages at Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok, visit https://www.facebook.com/centarawatergatebkk/ or via Line @centarawatergate

 

 

 

Six Senses shows regenerative impacts from 2020

ALTHOUGH 2020 WAS challenging for the tourism sector as a whole, collectively Six Senses achieved its sustainability targets once again, thanks to the commitment of its hosts, their families, local community partners, and guests, too.

For Six Senses, sustainability is only the first step in establishing a reciprocal relationship with local ecosystems, communities and cultures. Going beyond protection, acting as a regenerative business adds value to all local stakeholders (whether human, animal or plant) with the ultimate aim of Six Senses giving back more than it takes.

Recognizing that it is no use talking about positive impacts without tracking them, here are the latest figures reported for 2020:

2020 Impacts Outside the Property (Community):

  • More than 17,000 local community members, hosts and their families supported positive impact events, with an extra 4,317 guests helping out.
  • In fact, hosts dedicated around 2,000 hours to volunteering in their local communities.
  • Passing the legacy on to younger generations, 4,195 local people gained access to education and skills training.
  • Installing water filters meant 111,385 people received clean drinking water and sanitation.
  • A further 536,240 people benefited from improved access to healthcare programs and provision of medical equipment.

2020 Impacts Outside the Property (Environment):

  • Going beyond protection into habitat restoration, 26 hectares (260,555 square meters) of habitat is now secure, which is enough to cover 36 soccer pitches.
  • This includes planting coral (820 fragments), protecting turtle eggs (2,792 hatchlings) and measuring the increase in target wildlife species (675).

Perhaps the most heartening of all is the ramp-up in efforts to protect 10 species that are listed as endangered or critically endangered. Six Senses now works to save marine life (green and hawksbill turtles, ornate eagle rays, gray reef sharks, whale sharks, giant guitarfish and Napoleon wrasses), land animals (Fijian crested iguanas and black-shanked douc langurs) and birdlife (Bali starlings).

2020 Impacts Inside the Property

From candles to cleaning solutions, sustainability is the byword for every department in every resort. Farm-to-table initiatives encompass the organic kitchen gardens, farms and mushroom huts and water is produced on-site. Six Senses works with local suppliers to eliminate the use of plastic packaging and food miles and its circular economy approach encompasses: rethink, responsible, respect, refuse, reuse and recycle.

  • Renewable electricity generated exceeded 370,788 kWh, enough to power 15 World Cup soccer matches.
  • 617,102 glass bottles of home-produced water were given to guests.
  • 88,724 organic eggs were served in restaurants along with 195,602 pounds (88,724 kilograms) of organic vegetables (roughly the weight of 51 camels).
  • 134,082 pounds (60,819 kilograms) of compost was produced to enrich the soil.

Relief Efforts

In the past year, even when closed to guests, properties were very supportive of local efforts to relieve the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, for example by donating food 4,731 pounds (2,146 kilograms), and supplies (benefiting 3,515 people), and volunteering their time (1,500 hours and counting).

This year proved once again how being environmentally and socially responsible can be successfully wedded to uncompromising guest hospitality,  says Jeff Smith, Six Senses vice-president of sustainability, was even more remarkable in a year such as 2020 was that, even for the periods when resorts sadly had to close, our hosts and community partners remained galvanized, volunteering their time to help those in need and giving back for community and wildlife.

Positive Impacts Start with Meaningful Actions …

Each Six Senses resort and hotel features an Earth Lab, dedicated to engagement and innovation, which promotes sustainable living in inspirational ways. The space is used to host workshops that empower guests and community members to learn about and connect more closely with the natural world.

To highlight some of the daily activities, Six Senses has been running an Earth Lab Live campaign from April 1 until Earth Day on April 22 via its corporate Instagram channel.

For example, Mr. Sustainability checked in (and is not checking out) at Six Senses Douro Valley on day three to highlight only with balance can we thrive. On day eight, Six Senses Krabey Island reported how they actively supported Ream Primary School during the pandemic, particularly with clean water and handwashing stations.

Resorts have also produced know-how videos, with Six Senses Kocata Mansions showing how to make candles at home on day 12 and Jennifer Klar, Corporate Sustainability Manager at the home office, demonstrating DIY beeswax wraps on day 19.

Some great moments were caught on camera too, with Six Senses Ninh Van Bay showing how its population of critically endangered black-shanked douc langurs is thriving on the property on day 9 and Six Senses Con Dao sharing how specially trained hosts care for the eggs of the endangered Green Turtle before releasing the hatchlings on day 15. All days are available to watch via the Six Senses IGTV.

… and Lead to Prestigious Awards

The brand’s dedication to sustainability, conservation and ethical environmental practices has been recently recognized in Travel + Leisure’s Global Vision Awards. The honour highlights 30 individuals, companies and organizations that proactively protect communities and environments and inspire industry colleagues and travelers to do their part.

Six Senses Laamu’s Education and Community Outreach Manager Adam Tholhath has also been recognized on the global stage at last year’s Stelliers awards for inspiring the next generation of ocean stewards. Adam received his Stelliers Award for the Sustainable Hotelier of the year during the Virtual Award Ceremony.

 

Capella Bangkok launches Auriga Wellness ‘Sanctuary within a Sanctuary’

Capella Bangkok, an urban resort on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, has launched a new level of wellness with the opening of Auriga Wellness, a world-class spa spearheaded by the wellness specialists of GOCO Hospitality.

The spa immerses guests in a natural sanctuary of tranquillity, blending contemporary wellness techniques with ancient Asian wisdom. Nestled in the resort’s lush landscaped gardens, this 1,074- square metre facility features seven treatment rooms (including two spa suites), a thermal bathing area, a naturally lit tea lounge with an outdoor spa garden and a well-equipped fitness centre.

Drawing upon age-old therapies and medicinal herbs and spices—many growing organically in the local area — Auriga Wellness will provide a  unique spa experience.

The spa program, conceptualized by GOCO Hospitality, balances the heritage of the various communities along Charoenkrung Road with treatments embracing elements of traditional Chinese medicine, Indian healing rituals and time-honoured Thai techniques (such as Tok Sen, a hammer massage introduced to Bangkok by settlers from Chiang Mai).

To offer guests the best in modern healing beauty treatments, Auriga Wellness also worked with acclaimed luxury skincare brand ‘III SKIN’ to design a range of signature facial and body therapies, including dedicated treatments for gentlemen and the award-winning non-surgical lift facial.

An extensive menu of massages, body scrubs, wraps, facials and cleansing rituals will leave guests feeling fully restored, refreshed and rejuvenated. A series of active classes and lifestyle sessions, such as yoga, tai chi, personal training, TRX workouts and Muay Thai, will invigorate the mind and body.

“Capella Bangkok is set to become one of the most iconic wellness destinations in Bangkok thanks to its never-before-seen collection of locally inspired spa treatments,” says Ingo Schweder, founder and CEO of GOCO Hospitality. “Auriga Wellness will take guests on genuine journeys that explore the unique healing traditions inspired by the communities of Charoenkrung Road. This area is famed for its expertise in herbal medicines and ancient massage techniques, and I can’t wait to see these rituals come to life at Capella Bangkok.”

“Auriga Wellness is a ‘sanctuary within a sanctuary’ — a self-enclosed full-service spa in the heart of our riverside resort,” says John Blanco, general manager of Capella Bangkok. “Surrounded by tropical gardens, this is a cocoon where guests and local residents can escape from the outside world and unwind in a deedly peaceful ambience. GOCO Hospitality has created great  spa experiences for CaDella IO Sanya, Bali and the Maldives, and I am delighted to introduce their unique concept to Capella Bangkok,”

The sense of well-being at Capella Bangkok does not end at Auriga Wellness; spa-inspired services permeate throughout this innovative urban resort, from in-room wellness programmes and yoga mats to healthy dÏning options, a glistening riverside pool, and highly engaging experiences curated by a team of ‘Capella Culturists, who tap into the rich history of this storied neighbourhood.

Auriga Wellness is open daily from 1O a.m. to 10 p.m.. For more information and reservations, email or call 66 65 998 4648. To learn more about Capella Bangkok, visit www.capellahoteIs.com/banqkok or call 66 2 098 3888.

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas receives Travel + Leisure Global Vision Award for sustainability

TRAVEL + LEISURE GLOBAL VISION AWARDS spotlight 30 individuals, companies and organizations making meaningful strides in responsible travel and sustainable living.

In addition to thought leadership, these changemakers are also proactively protecting communities and environments and inspiring their industry colleagues and travelers to do their part.

Six Senses has been honoured as a group for its dedication to sustainability, conservation, and ethical environmental practices.

“We’re excited to be included in this distinguished group of changemakers,”said Neil Jacobs, CEO of Six Senses “I’m one of those people who believe the events of the past year have made us more thoughtful about what we are doing and why, and how we impact our physical world and those around us.

“ I am fortunate to have found a professional path that is meaningful personally, and a company that is proactive and engaged in sustainability as an integral part of its DNA. I work with an extraordinary leadership team of experts who are passionate about what they do and who feel exactly the same way.”

Celebrating the community and environmental ethos that shines through each location.

Joining Neil in the leadership team is Vice President of Sustainability Jeff Smith, who oversees each property’s sustainability, environmental and social impacts.

“We want to go beyond protection and act as a regenerative business, adding value to local stakeholders and giving back more than we take,” says Jeff. “I’m happy to report that despite the pandemic, our sustainability initiatives are all on track, including Zero Waste, Plastic Free 2022, Earth Lab, Supplier Engagement, and localized projects supporting healthy ecosystems and communities.”

The brand’s small-scale developments also involve investing funds outside the hotel that support local communities and employing and sourcing locally.

“Funding the training and development for local farmers on regenerative agriculture, incubating those small businesses and buying back their produce, cooking that food in a plastic-free kitchen, and then any food waste going back to livestock or compost is the perfect circle,” adds Six Senses Corporate Food & Beverage Director Jonathan Heath, “a group and through the Eat With Six Senses platform, we will keep tightening this circle.”

Guest perspectives are shifting

The brand’s Wellness Pioneer Anna Bjurstam views sustainability and wellness as two sides of the same coin: “Even though our experiences are individual, what we all know is that wellness, connection, nature, sustainability, quality of life, love and collective consciousness have suddenly become more and more important. Now is the time for us to stay honest and engaged.”

Earth Lab Live

At Six Senses, the passion for sustainability is group wide, and the work happening on and off site at each property is communicated at the Earth Lab, from marine conservation to forestry or farming initiatives, harnessing renewable energy from solar or biomass, and bottling drinking water. Guests are offered free workshops to learn about this work and small tips to live more sustainably. The Earth Lab also communicates consumption data including water, energy and waste, and what the hotel is doing to manage those.

To celebrate these initiatives and educate audiences about the impacts in the lead up to Earth Day on April 22, Earth Lab Live will launch on April 1 and run daily until the big day. Everyone is invited to catch up with daily news direct from properties on langurs, soil conservation, marine initiatives and more via the Six Senses corporate Facebook and Instagram channels.

 

Rakxa’s Integrative wellness & medical retreat on the Chao Praya River

RAKXA FULLY INTEGRATIVE WELLNESS & MEDICAL RETREAT, hidden away on Bang Krachao, a protected island along the Chao Praya River, has created a serene space filled with bespoke healing in the form of innovative sound therapy techniques for guests who need to take time to de-stress, reduce anxiety and heal after the global pandemic that has shaken the whole world.

Mental health is a rising concern for millions during such uncertain times, and the medical experts at RAKxa have not only curated wellness packages to strengthen immunity and combat physical health issues, they have also taken into consideration the stress and anxiety that many have been facing.

On offer at the Bangkok-based retreat is a variety of treatments and programs that include mind healing with energy medicine techniques and innovative sound therapy in many different forms, from Tibetan singing bowl meditation to retreat-wide binaural beats.

Wellness music and sound experiences are predicted to redefine wellness travel in 2021 and new evidence from medical journals suggests that music plays a vital role in easing the side-effects of a variety of physical and mental conditions like PTSD, anxiety, and high-blood pressure.

With this in mind, the expert team at RAKxa has ensured guests are exposed to healing sound therapy from the moment they arrive, along every step of their wellness journey and carried on long after they leave.

 

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Reverse signs of ageing with cellular facial treatments at Clinique La Prairie, St. Regis Bangkok

AFTER A YEAR OF heightened stress levels and no-touch policies, finding yourself in the expert hands of beauty professionals again feels like a revelation.

To level your beauty game up and use this time to completely overhaul your skincare routine, Swiss-trained wellness practitioners at Clinique La Prairie Aesthetics & Medical Spa at St. Regis Hotel in Bangkok offer a collection of facials targeting the signs of ageing even in the deepest layers of the skin.

Clinique La Prairie Bangkok exclusively uses Swiss Perfection products. Featuring Cellular Active IRISA® complex and highly effective plant extracts to actively regenerate the skin and prevent premature ageing.

Swiss Perfection has extraordinary effects on mature skin by reducing the signs of time, while on younger skin premature ageing is prevented. The production of new and healthy cells is stimulated, and specific skin concerns are corrected.

Whether you’re suffering from the effects of pollution resulting in rapid ageing and pigmentation or the loss of elastin that manifests in sagging and wrinkling, your one-on-one time with the clinic’s beauty specialist will address these concerns in a holistic way.

The perfect synergy between high-quality and high-technology formulas, results are immediate, visible and lasting, giving you a radiant and dramatically revitalized complexion with firmer, toned skin.

Acting on a multidimensional level to target signs of ageing, the cellular high-tech exclusive lifting facial offers spectacular immediate results by visibly lifting and improving the skin’s firmness while promoting cellular renewal.

Specific and highly concentrated formulas target loss of firmness, sagging and wrinkles. This facial acts as a natural facelift with long-term benefits – facial contours are remodelled, and wrinkles are smoothed away.

Designed to balance melanin production, the cellular high-tech pigment lightening treatment works deep into the layer of the dermis directly targeting the cells responsible for hyperpigmentation.

Supported by advanced technological research, this revolutionary facial instantly brightens and evens the complexion. The appearance of dark spots and pigmentation irregularities are visibly reduced, bringing immediate radiance and youthfulness to the skin.

A common problem familiar to many city-dwellers, pollution can wreak havoc on your skin. Thanks to the power of pure vitamin C, the cellular high-tech purifying anti-pollution facial with highly active antioxidants removes toxins and restores skin radiance.

Acting as a shield against oxidative stress and other external aggressions, this highly stimulating vitamin cocktail is a combination of technologies that bring vitality and radiance to the skin. Tissue oxygenation is increased; skin cells are energized and renewed. This treatment is the perfect cure to fight premature signs of ageing and environmental damage caused by free radicals.

A fundamental building block of wellness alongside nutrition and exercise, skin treatments are most effective when coupled with lifestyle changes and greater awareness of one’s body’s needs. With that in mind, the clinic, which prides itself on its holistic approach to wellness, also offers cellular high-touch body treatments; healing therapies such as manual body lymphatic drainage, herbal compress immunity boost massage and visceral manipulation.

In addition to lifting, pigment lightening and anti-pollution facials, Clinique La Prairie’s collection of skincare treatments also features facials designed for men and those suffering from severe skin dehydration.

Prices start at THB 7,500 for a 75-minute treatment. Reservations can be made by calling + 66 (0)2 207 7779 or emailing info@cliniquelaprairiebangkok.com.

For a limited time, enjoy a complimentary 60-min massage upgrade with any Swiss Perfection Facial purchase. Offer valid: Now –  June 30, 2021

 

Centara unveils world’s second family-centric Centara Mirage waterpark

  CENTARA HOTELS & RESORTS is expanding its popular family-themed resort brand with the world’s second Centara Mirage, opening in a popular beach destination in southern Vietnam.

Located a few hours’ drive from Ho Chi Minh City, Centara Mirage Resort Mui Ne will be a Spanish Mediterranean-themed waterpark resort inspired by nautical adventures and voyages of discovery.

Opening in late April 2021, the 984-key resort will infuse the guest experience with elements of fantasy, wonder and awe. Fantastic family-friendly facilities include diverse dining, an observatory tower café, separate playgrounds and Kids’ Clubs for younger and older children, Cenvaree Spa, and the world’s first Spa Candy, a wellness destination designed specifically for children.

The resort’s waterpark will feature a lazy river, water slides, splash pool, cliff jumping pool and kids’ pool, ensuring children enjoy endless days of excitement and fun.

Centara Mirage has become hugely popular in Thailand following the success of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, which opened in Pattaya in 2009 and is still widely regarded as Thailand’s top family resort today.

For more information and reservations, please visit https://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/centara/cmv/

 

 

 

 

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