Archive - November 2021

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International guests returning to Thailand for Holistic experiences at Wellness Retreat Kamalaya, Koh Samui
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Clinique La Prairie Bangkok’s Holistic Medical and Spa Packages
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Hyatt Regency Koh Samui’s live photo gallery
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Best Western unveils 11.11 sale featuring 11 full days of up to 50% discounts across Asia

International guests returning to Thailand for Holistic experiences at Wellness Retreat Kamalaya, Koh Samui

AS THE WORLD EMERGES from its cocoon and Thailand reopened on Nov. 1 for fully vaccinated travelers and can now fly directly into Koh Samui and experience wellness at Kamalaya while enjoying generous savings.

To reconnect with international guests and celebrate the reopening of Thailand, Kamalaya’s Stay Longer, Save More offer generously allows up to 30% savings off room rates plus an additional 20% off any wellness program when booked before Dec. 31 2021 and until by March 13, 2022.

Since the global pandemic took hold, the world has been forced to deal with health problems, including isolation and stress-related anxieties, meaning that the holistic wellness programs at Kamalaya are more significant now than ever before.

Following the challenges of the past 18 months, holistic programs such as Embracing Change and Resilience & Immunity are ideal for anyone who wishes to pursue wellness while embracing travel as the world transitions into the new normal.

Embracing Change focuses on enriching emotional wellbeing and addressing one’s life circumstances. Suitable for anyone seeking support with change or challenging situations of any kind, this program can also benefit anyone navigating loss, anxiety, and grief, whether pandemic related or due to regular life events.

With both the five and seven-night programme options, guests learn to recognize and understand their habits to release, heal, rebuild, and strengthen emotional patterns before learning how to sustain a personal practice and establish healthier levels of balance.

Recognizing the changing needs of the world during this moment in time, Kamalaya founder and chief wellness officer, Karina Stewart and her team of wellness professionals developed the Resilience and Immunity program.

Designed to transform the immune system and reduce inflammation, this program supports physical health, optimal immunity, and resilience of the mind. It is highly beneficial for anyone with vulnerable immunity, post-viral fatigue, auto-immune concerns, or simply wishing to feel more robust and fortified in the face of life’s uncertainties.

John and Karina Stewart, founders of Kamalaya Koh Samui commented: “Guests can fly into Koh Samui and come immediately to Kamalaya to start their program and relax. It is so simple; the whole process is seamless. From arrival on Samui, you come to Kamalaya and it’s as if you are on your normal holiday.

“The world has gone through a collective trauma, and all our programs at Kamalaya have been curated to transform, nurture, guide and support with compassion. We are here to serve and care for our guests with a heartfelt and genuine John and Karina Stewart, founders of Kamalaya Koh Samui commented: “Guests can fly into Koh Samui and come immediately to Kamalaya to start their program and relax.

“It is so simple; the whole process is seamless. From arrival on Samui, you come to Kamalaya and it’s as if you are on your normal holiday. The world has gone through a collective trauma, and all our programs at Kamalaya have been curated to transform, nurture, guide and support with compassion. We are here to serve and care for our guests with a heartfelt and genuine connection.”

Participants of all programs at Kamalaya, receive a body bioimpedance analysis and receive guidance and personal consultations with the wellness sanctuary’s expert team of naturopaths, TCM practitioners, life enhancement mentors, and highly trained expert therapists.

Perched upon an idyllic hillside surrounded by nature, Kamalaya’s location on the southern coast of Koh Samui inspires, nourishes, and supports the intimate connection and informality craved by all in the wake of the pandemic.

After a long pause on inbound international travel, fully vaccinated travellers can fly directly to Koh Samui upon meeting health and safety requirements. Tourists entering Thailand must be

Covid-free with an RT-PCR before departure and upon arrival undergo an RT-PCR test before being transferred directly to Kamalaya Koh Samui.

Upon receiving negative results, guests have the freedom to enjoy the wellness experiences and dining facilities at Kamalaya, and those around the island.

With expansive outdoor space, open-air dining, lush tropical vegetation, cascading streams, 250 metres of private beach and a cave once used by Buddhist monks as a place of meditative retreat, Kamalaya’s nature and the setting is an integral part of each guest’s experience.

Since opening as a health sanctuary in November 2005, Kamalaya has offered enriching wellness programs that combine healing therapies from East and West making it one of the world’s top destinations for everyone seeking to improve health and wellbeing. connection.”

 

 

 

Clinique La Prairie Bangkok’s Holistic Medical and Spa Packages

 CLINIQUE LA PRAIRIE AESTHETICS & Medical Spa, the Asia flagship for the celebrated longevity centre originating from Montreux, Switzerland, has unveiled a collection of new wellness packages offering guests the benefit of combined medical and spa treatments to achieve optimal health and aesthetic results.

Located on the 15th floor of The St. Regis Bangkok, Clinique La Prairie Bangkok comprises a series of calming spaces, as well as offering the only location in Thailand where guests can experience Clinique La Prairie’s longevity-focused journey.

The Anatomique Package

Offering an effective non-surgical approach to targeting stubborn fat deposit areas, this cellulite-busting offer taps the most advanced body-shaping and firming technology in the market — Exilis Ultra 360.

A simultaneous radio-frequency and ultrasound session is followed by a signature Slimming Massage Treatment. Designed to improve skin texture, eliminate new cellulite and sculpt the body. Guests leave feeling a profound sensation of lightness and well-being feeling defined, firmed and toned. Guests can save further by purchasing a three-session package.

It includes: Exilis Ultra 360 session to tighten and tone the skin and deep tissue of the buttocks; Exilis Ultra 360 session to target stubborn cellulite on the back of thighs; and a Signature Slimming Massage to improve skin texture 60 minutes

The Purity Package

Promising a complete body cleanse and liver detox, the Purity Package pairs intravenous therapy, with a lymphatic drainage and detoxifying massage to encourage lymph flow and improve blood circulation.

The IV Therapy slowly introduces amino acids, vitamins and minerals into the bloodstream to detoxify and cleanse whilst the manual body lymphatic drainage massage uses light rhythmic strokes to encourage lymphatic drainage, perfect for guests with scar tissue, spider veins or acne, and helps reduce swelling before and after plastic surgery.

The session concludes with a rejuvenating turn in the hot and cold plunge pools, to boost circulation and aid the body’s recovery and flushing of toxins.

The Purity Package includes: IV drip detox therapy to reduce heavy metal levels and eliminate toxins; 60-minute Detoxifying and Lymphatic Drainage Body Massage; and a hot or cold infused detox beverage.

 The Physio Package

An antidote to office syndrome, legacy injuries or simple wear and tear, this package begins with a multi-purpose deep tissue massage using hot stones to soothe damaged soft tissues and ease muscle tension.

Once you’re thoroughly relaxed an optional rest in the relaxation facilities including warm pool is encouraged before a non-invasive laser facial therapy session addresses fine lines and aging caused by sun damage. Guests enjoy firm and visibly smoother visage as well as a relief from muscle tension in one visit.

The Physio Package includes: Deep tissue massage with hot stones and aromatherapy oil; 30-minute relaxation facilities; NIR laser session to smooth lines and wrinkles caused by ageing and sun damage

For information about the full range of medical and spa treatments, to make an appointment or apply for a membership, call + 66 (0)2 207 7779 or email info@cliniquelaprairiebangkok.com.

 

 

Hyatt Regency Koh Samui’s live photo gallery

HYATT REGENCY KOH SAMUI HAS become one of the most Instagram-friendly resorts in Thailand through its Gallery of Eight, a collection of eight sites dotted around the property, specially selected for their photogenic appeal.

Holiday snaps have long been an integral part of the travel experience. But with “pics or it didn’t happen” being the mantra of the Instagram era, gathering visual documentation of leisure time has become a pressing priority for many.

Social media savvy resorts are going the extra mile to deliver specially curated photo opportunities that provide ample fodder for IG feeds.

The designers of the Hyatt Regency Koh Samui knew guests would find it hard to resist the optic cues and baked in the curated collection of snap-friendly spots.

“The Gallery of Eight is a fantastic interactive experience,” said Adrian Pulido, general manager, Hyatt Regency Koh Samui. “We always had it in our mind that eight photo ops would make a nice rounded number for guests. Not too many to be overwhelming, but enough to make it a substantial feature. But, such was the wealth of visual inspiration, we had a tough job winnowing our choices down.

“Each of the eight photogenic spots dotted around the resort is inspired by Samui’s idyllic lifestyle and the island’s unique landmarks. Guests can now find them, feel them and record their special memories for the future.”

The property fully leverages the beauty of Koh Samui through its coastal location, incorporation of protected native yangna trees that once served as navigational markers for local fishermen and numerous inspired architectural features.

The latter includes a showpiece lobby—the starting point for the Gallery of Eight—where numerous skylights allow for natural illumination by the sun and the moon.

Other likely photo ops include a valley that abounds with colourful tropical flora and the largest pool zone on the island, a collection of four pools, each cascading down from the main pool on the upper deck of the resort.

Additional inclusions in the Gallery of Eight range from SESUN, the resort’s popular Meditteranean-inspired beachfront grill to the resort’s verdant organic garden and the living green courtyard at the heart of its wellness centre.

All eight photo ops are marked on the resort map, which is printed on guests’ keycard holders. A larger scale version of the map, meanwhile, can be found in the lobby.

“We know that people love taking photos for their social media feeds,” added Pulido. “And since there is so much going on here visually, we thought it would be a great idea to give our guests a helping hand by pointing them in the direction of the best locations!”

 

 

Best Western unveils 11.11 sale featuring 11 full days of up to 50% discounts across Asia

BEST WESTERN HOTELS & RESORTS IS offering its 11.11 Sale, which offers 11 full days of discounts of up to 50% off at hotels and resorts in many destinations all across Asia.Available to book from Nov. 9 to Nov.19. 2021 for stays through 31 March 31, 2022, this promotion ensures the lowest available rates, starting from less than US$ 30 per night!

Amazing rates of under US$ 30 per night can be booked at a wide range of world-class midscale hotels in many highly desirable Asian locations, such as Best Western Plus Wanda Grand Hotel in bustling Bangkok, Best Western Patong Beach in l Phuket, and Best Western Kuta Villa in Bali. Whichever property you choose, every booking will include complimentary Wi-Fi.

SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Sukhumvit 2 promises stylish stays in the heart of Bangkok, while SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western AC Luxe in Angeles City will keep you fully connected in the Philippines.

These two contemporary hotels are both offering rates of under US$ 50 per night in the 11.11 Sale, and offer personalized service, exceptional amenities and the warm welcome you expect from SureStay Plus.

If you’re seeking a refined travel experience, Best Western Premier® invites you to enjoy “The Premier Life” in some of Asia’s most extraordinary destinations. Highlights include Best Western Premier Bangtao Beach Resort & Spa on Phuket’s golden coast, and Best Western Premier Panbil, a spectacular landmark in the heart of Batam.

 Wherever you choose to travel, Best Western ensures the highest standards of health and hygiene with our “We Care Clean program”, which is based on expert advice from governmental agencies and independent bodies. This comprehensive program addresses every aspect of the in-stay experience, from guest room and common area cleanliness to contactless procedures and more, while maintaining our industry-leading guest service.

For more information about Best Western Hotels & Resorts in Asia, visit www.BestWesternAsia.com.

 

 

 

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