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A whole lotta travelling

Published May 30, 2016 by SoClaimon

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Wild China invites you to travel like Marco Polo – albeit in greater luxury and with a guide – through the Taklamakan Desert.  Photo/Wild China

Wild China invites you to travel like Marco Polo – albeit in greater luxury and with a guide – through the Taklamakan Desert. Photo/Wild China

From time out on luxurious yachts to a caravan across China’s Taklamakan Desert, there’s plenty to enjoy this holiday season

Centara Grand at CentralWorld, a luxury hotel in the heart of Bangkok, is offering a great deal for parents and kids with a Family Discoveries package that costs Bt6,100 per night and is available through December 31. Under the promotion, guests enjoy a special upgrade from a Superior World Room to a Premium Room with extra bed or cot for a child under 12 years, daily breakfast for a family of four, milk and cookies on turn-down and a 20-per-cent discount when dining and drinking at the hotel. The Centara Grand is in CentralWorld and within easy walking distance of the major shopping and dining areas, making it an ideal place to discover Bangkok. |Call (02) 100 1234 extension 6753 or email cgcwreservation@chr.co.th.

Escape the chaotic city for a blissful break with the Phang Nga Bay Discovery package. Throughout June, Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort is offering a one-day island excursion on a luxury yacht for Bt32,000 for six guests. You’ll swim, snorkel and stroll on the beaches on Krabi and Phang Nga’s famous islands – Koh Hong and James Bond Island. Purchase the package, and you enjoy three complimentary activities – umbrella painting, bag painting and t-shirt painting. For reservations or further information, call (075) 627 800 or email h6184-re@sofitel.com.

Located on pristine Surin Beach in Phuket, one of Thailand’s best beach holiday destinations,Manathai Surin Phuket delights with a deal on its Family Room until October 31. Prices start at Bt4,800 per night, and include breakfast, Wi-Fi, round trip airport transfers and a 30-minute complimentary massage for mum and dad. The two-storey Family Room offers floor-to-ceiling views of the resort’s tropical gardens and pool and is big enough for a family of four to spread their wings and unwind. Children up to 16 years old also get to stay and eat for free until October 31 if accompanied by an adult at Pad Thai restaurant. For reservations, visit http://www.Manathai.com/phuket.

Made for history buffs and adventure seekers, Wild China invites you to travel like Marco Polo – albeit in greater luxury and with a guide – through the Taklamakan Desert. This seven-day Marco Polo’s Silk Road package starts at the ruins of Turpan in Xinjiang in western China where visitors can enjoy typical Turpan hospitality and feast on mutton kebabs. The trip also takes in the legendary Tarim mummies in Urumqi, the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas in Dunhuang, Karakul Lake, the Mingsha Sand Dunes and Crescent Moon Lake before winding down in Kashgar Old Town. The price is US3,350 per person. |Visit http://www.WildChina.com.

Krabi Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is making the most of the so-called green season by offering a Summer Getaway to anyone looking for a blissful break by the Andaman Sea. From now through October, you can stay three nights for the price of two in all room types of this luxurious hotel. You’ll also enjoy Krabi International Airport transfers, daily breakfast for two and butler service. Tucked away in Klong Muang, far from the touristy beach of Ao Nang, Phulay Bay is an ideal hideout for a romantic break. Visit http://www.RitzCarlton.com/en/hotels/phulay-bay or email phulaybay@ritzcarlton.com.

Treat yourself to an upscale sailing experience with Movenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya and theOcean Marina Yacht Club. Great for couples, wedding parties or groups of friends, a full range of fully manned yachts are available to whisk guests around the bay off Na Jomtien coast or venture out to the pristine neighbouring islands. The price is Bt50,000 per day for a 25-passenger yacht and Bt40,000 per day for a smaller 20-passenger boat, including captain and crew. The room rate at Movenpick starts at Bt3,999 per night for a Deluxe Sea View room. Call (+66 33) 078 888 or email hotel.pattaya@moevenpick.com.

Tropical treats and energetic exercise

Published May 30, 2016 by SoClaimon

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Krabi’s Phulay Bay, a RitzCarlton Reserve, has everything you could possibly want for a romantic retreat at answer your call. Photo courtesy Krabi Phulay Bay

Krabi’s Phulay Bay, a RitzCarlton Reserve, has everything you could possibly want for a romantic retreat at answer your call. Photo courtesy Krabi Phulay Bay

We take a look at Krabi’s quietest location, a day out on a yacht, a run through the countryside and communing with the fireflies in Samut Songkhram

Krabi Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is making the most of the so-called “green season” by offering a “Summer Getaway” to anyone looking for a blissful break by the Andaman Sea. From now through October, you can stay three nights for the price of two nights in all room types of this luxurious hotel. You’ll also enjoy Krabi International Airport transfers, daily breakfast for two and butler service. Tucked away in Klong Muang, far from the touristy beach of Ao Nang, Phulay Bay is an ideal hideout for a romantic break. Visit http://www.RitzCarlton.com/en/hotels/phulay-bay or email phulaybay@ritzcarlton.com.

Treat yourself to an upscale sailing experience with Movenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya and theOcean Marina Yacht Club. Great for couples, wedding parties or groups of friends, a full range of fully manned yachts are available to whisk guests around the bay off Na Jomtien coast or venture out to the pristine neighbouring islands. The price is Bt50,000 per day for a 25-passenger yacht and Bt40,000 per day for a smaller 20-passenger boat, including captain and crew. The room rate at Movenpick starts at Bt3,999 per night for a Deluxe Sea View room. Call (+66 33) 078 888 or email hotel.pattaya@moevenpick.com.

The Active Run 2016 returns on June 26 for a 21-km run along the Chong Khao Khad historic path and former Siam-Burma Railway in Kanchanaburi province. KTC credit card is joining with the race organiser, Refill Marathon & Lifestyle in offering an accommodation package that includes sightseeing at the Bridge of River Kwai, the Chong Khao Khad Museum and Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. The cost is Bt3,990 per person until May 31, excluding registration for the race. KTC cardholders enjoy a Bt100 discount. Call (02) 631 3494 between office hours Monday to Friday.

Air France is offering a promotion on roundtrip Economy Class fares between Bangkok and selected European cities that runs from now through October. Tickets start at Bt23,000 from Bangkok to Paris, London, Amsterdam, Venice, Prague, Vienna or Frankfurt. Bangkok to Lisbon, Athens, Bucharest or Warsaw is a little more expensive at Bt30,000. The prices include taxes and tickets are available for booking through May 27 for the travel period June 1 to October 31. Visit http://www.AirFrance.com.

Drive to Amphawa, Samut Songkhram Province and recapture nature at Asita Eco Resort. The price is Bt3,500 with breakfast for two with an additional Bt300 and Bt600 charged for a child under six and 12 years old respectively. This resort is hidden amid orchards on the bank of a canal, making an ideal place for a break. Samut Songkhram is a short ride from Bangkok, and is famous for Amphawa Floating Market and watching the fireflies. Call (081) 999 1692 and (034) 767 333 or email booking@asitaresort.com. Visit http://www.AsitaResort.com.

Living the high life

Published May 30, 2016 by SoClaimon

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1990 Domaine Romanee Conti - a wine to die for

1990 Domaine Romanee Conti – a wine to die for

Sip rare wines, chill at a mountain retreat, bliss out at the beach
or explore the city

Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas takes luxury up a notch with the fabulous Taste of the Suite Life package. Guests will enjoy a three-night stay in the two-bedroom Royal Villa along with a dinner featuring one of the rarest bottles of wine in the world – a 1990 Domaine Romanee Conti. At auction the rare Burgundy can sell for upwards of US$20,000 (Bt700,000). The package, which is available through December 25, also includes a series of pampering and fine dining programmes. For booking, call +66 76 336 100 or email phuket@anantara.com.

In the highlands of Southern Vietnam, Swiss-Belresort Tuyen Lam Da Lat is now offering a mountain retreat at an affordable price. The two-night Summer Escape costs just VND2,890,000 ($130) for two sharing in Deluxe Mountain View room. Included are daily breakfast for two, a set lunch or dinner for two, 30 minutes in the steam room and a shuttle bus to Da Lat Town. Surrounded by hills and lakes, Swiss-Belresort Tuyen Lam Da Lat is blessed by an exceptional landscape and rural environment. The package is good until October 31. Call +84-63 379 9799 or visit http://www.Swiss-Belhotel.com.

The blissful beach retreat Manathai invites local residents and the country’s expats to relax at one of its three properties. A two-night package at Manathai Khao Lak costs Bt4,800, at Manathai Surin Phuket, Bt3,500 and at Manathai Koh Samui, Bt4,500. The price is for two sharing and includes daily breakfast. Manathai Khao Lak adds daily lunch and dinner for two, while Manathai Surin Phuket offers free airport transfers and a 50-per-cent discount on food and beverage. Manathai Koh Samui gives you the choice of a complimentary lunch or dinner. The promotion is good until October 31. With all three packages, one child aged 15 or under can stay for free. Visit http://www.Manathai.com.

Amari Phuket is bidding summer a goodbye with a special room rate for a one-bedroom suite. A single night for two sharing costs Bt7,200 and includes breakfast at The Clubhouse and Bt1,000 of credit towards dining at your hotel restaurant of choice. Amari Phuket is the last resort south of Patong Beach. The promotion is available until June 10. Call (076) 340 106 to 14 extensions 8033 or 8034 or email reservations.phuket@amari.com. Visit http://www.Amari.com/phuket.

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Enjoy a value break with U Pattaya‘s Summer Save promotion, which offers 30-per-cent savings on all room types with rates starting at Bt3,707 per night! This luxury resort, which is built to mimic a traditional fisherman’s village, enjoys total beachfront access in a sedate location between Jomtien and Bang Saray. The promotion is good through June 30. Call (033) 046 100 or email reserve@upattaya.com. Visit http://www.UPattaya.com.

Riva Surya, a riverside boutique resort on the Chao Phraya River, welcomes the rainy season with three nights for the price of two in all room types. The charming resort is within walking distance of Khao San Road and the Grand Palace, making it a perfect place for city break. Room rates starts at Bt3,120 per night and the deal is available for on-line booking from now through June 30. Visit http://www.RivaSuryaHotelBangkok.com.

 

Slow cruises and healthy stretches

Published May 10, 2016 by SoClaimon

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Anantara Hoi An Resort, located within walking distance of the Unesco World Heritage site, has launched a picturesque new cruise on Hoi An’s beautiful Thu Bon River

Anantara Hoi An Resort, located within walking distance of the Unesco World Heritage site, has launched a picturesque new cruise on Hoi An’s beautiful Thu Bon River

Explore takes a look at the five most exciting deals of the week

Anantara Hoi An Resort, located within walking distance of the Unesco World Heritage site, has launched a picturesque new cruise on Hoi An’s beautiful Thu Bon River. The river was the bloodline for Champa culture and trade from 700 until the Vietnam conquest in the 15th Century. Hoi An, which lies on the estuary, was the port of arrival for Chinese traders, Arab merchants and French explorers. The cruise offers a sweeping look at the fascinating way of life along the river and sets off daily from downstream under the Cam Nam Bridge, skirts the fabled Ancient Town and its markets and then proceeds upstream along Cam Kim Island and Kim Bong carpentry village. The boat turns at Cam Nam Island and moves downstream again past the Thanh Nam fishing village, wrapping up at Anantara’s riverside dock. The price is US$8 (Bt280) per person and a minimum of two people is required.

KTC makes a five-day road trip in Hokkaido affordable to its cardholders, as the credit card company joins with World Explorer Company in offering the “You Drive in Hokkaido” package. Visitors can explore Hokkaido on their own by driving through five towns – Biei, Asahikawa, Furano, Otaru, and Sapporo. Billed as “Kitchen of Japan”, Hokkkaido is as abundant as it is beautiful. The endless farms in Biei, for example, roll up and down against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains. You pay for this trip of a lifetime through no-interest instalments of Bt4,100 for six months. Bookings are open from today through March 31, 2017 by contacting KTC at (02) 665 5000. For details of the trip, call World Explorer at (02) 631 3448 extension 2.

Within on the tropical island of Phuket or far afield on the beaches of Taba in Egypt, Movenpick Hotels & Resorts offers 30-per-cent discounts at its properties in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The lead-in rates in Europe start from $77 at Movenpick Hotel Istanbul Golden Horn. In Asia, rates from $80 apply to bustling Bangkok, while the upscale hotel company’s latest opening on the Thai beaches of Pattaya, has sea-view room rates starting at $110. For a holiday in the Philippines, Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu offers an entry-level rate of $126. The booking period at http://www.Movenpick.com is now open for stays from June 1 to August 31.

The Okura Prestige Bangkok turns four this year and is marking the occasion with the dining and spa package Make a Wish. Priced at Bt6,800 per night for two sharing in a Deluxe room, the extra pampering includes flowers from Atelier, celebration drink or a glass of wine when dining at Element restaurant, special Okura crafts and a 15-minute head massage. Bookings can be made until May 14 for stays from now to August 31. Located in central Bangkok, The Okura Prestige Bangkok boasts Japanese aesthetic appeal as well as in the best in Japanese cuisine. Call (02) 687 9000 or email info@okurabangkok.com.

Re-energise body and soul with a special retreat at the Amari Phuket’s Breeze Spa. This bodywork uses a special form of yoga, merging rhythmic massage with assisted yoga poses and acupressure along each of the body’s pressure points, which are known in Thai as “seen”. Energy will be restored, guests will feel more relaxed in mobility and flexibility, and blocked energy will be released. The 60-minute massage (with an additional 30-minute free massage) costs Bt2,100 and is available this month and next. Nestled along the hill and overlooking Patong Beach, Breeze Spa of Amari boasts a fantastic ocean view from its outdoor treatment rooms. Call (076) 340 106-14 extension 8809 or e-mail phuket@breeze-spa.com.

Big savings with Starwood

Published May 10, 2016 by SoClaimon

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Big savings with Starwood

Big savings with Starwood

Starwood Hotels & Resorts is offering great deals across 26 properties in Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. Participating brands include Sheraton, Le M้ridien, Westin …

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Big savings with Starwood

Starwood Hotels & Resorts is offering great deals across 26 properties in Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. Visitors can save up to 40 per cent when booking into Starwood hotels prior to May 9 for stays through December 31. Participating brands include Sheraton, Le M้ridien, Westin, W Hotels, St Regis, The Luxury Collection, Four Points by Sheraton, and Aloft, with hotels and resorts located in popular destinations including Bangkok, Hua Hin, Pranburi, Siem Riep, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Book online at http://www.tvc.starwoodoffers.com/LTOTVC22016?EM=PR_LTOTVC22016_EN_TVC_AP.

PHUKET

Easy at the Eastin

A single night at Eastin Easy Patong costs only Bt1,400 and this hot deal is available until October. Within walking distance of Patong Beach, Eastin Easy has 55 Superior Rooms with comfortable beds, air-conditioning, free high-speed Wi-Fi, bathroom with shower, satellite feed international TV channels, plus international buffet breakfast for two people. Call (076) 349 781 or email rsvn@easyineasypatong.com. Visit http://www.EastinHotelsResidences.com/eastinpatongphuket.

Beachside bliss

Amari Phuket is bidding summer a goodbye with a special room rate for a one-bedroom suite. A single night for two sharing cost Bt7,200 and includes breakfast at The Clubhouse and Bt1,000 of credit towards dining at your hotel restaurant of choice. Amari Phuket is the last resort south of Patong Beach. The promotion is available until June 10. Call (076) 340 106 to 14 extensions 8033 or 8034 or email reservations.phuket@amari.com. Visit http://www.Amari.com/phuket.

PATTAYA

Tropical treat

U Pattaya‘s “Summer Save” promotion offers 30-per-cent savings on all room types with rates starting at Bt3,707 per night! This luxury resort, which is built to mimic a traditional fisherman’s village, enjoys total beachfront access in a sedate location between Jomtien and Bang Saray. The promotion is good from Sunday through June 30. Call (033) 046 100 or email reserve@upattaya.com. Visit http://www.UPattaya.com.

SAMUT SONGKRAM

Comforts in the countryside

Drive to Amphawa, Samut Songkram Province and recapture nature at Asita Eco Resort. The price is Bt3,500 with breakfast for two with an additional Bt300 and Bt600 charged for a child under 6 and 12 years old respectively. This resort is hidden amid orchards on the bank of a canal, making an ideal place for a break. Samut Songkram is a short ride from Bangkok, and its famous for Amphawa Floating Market and watching the fireflies. Call (081) 999 1692 and (034) 767 333 or email booking@asitaresort.com. Visit http://www.AsitaResort.com.

KANCHANABURI

Riverside relaxation

Leave the city stress behind, and enjoy the beauty of nature at U Inchantree Kanchanaburi. Established amidst lush, verdant gardens on the banks of the sedate River Kwai, this small riverside hotel of 26 rooms promises guests panoramic views of the distant jungle and mountains. One night for two sharing in a Superior Room, with breakfast at anytime of the day, is Bt2,599. The promotion is available for Thai residents and expats with work permit. Call (034) 521 584 or email reserve@ukanchanaburi.com. Visit http://www.UHotelsresorts.com/uinchantreekanchanaburi.

Nights at Angkor

Published May 10, 2016 by SoClaimon

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Angkor Wat, Combodia

Angkor Wat, Combodia

Discover the marvels of Angkor Wat with Le Meridien Angkor’s Family Discovery package, which starts at US$125 per night

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Nights at Angkor

Discover the marvels of Angkor Wat with Le Meridien Angkor’s Family Discovery package, which starts at US$125 per night and is available through December 20. Included are airport transfers, breakfast for two, an extra bed for one child, a welcome drink or local beer upon arrival, latest checkout until 4pm, free tourist SIM card and more. Nestled along Charles De Gaulle Road in Siem Reap, this luxury hotel is the closest to the heritage site. Call (+855) 63 963 900 or e-mail reservations.angkor@lemeridien.com. Visit http://www.LeMeridienangkor.com.

BANGKOK

Relaxing retreat

Check into Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World in Bangkok and enjoy a Relaxing Revitalising Retreat package. This two-night deal, costing Bt4,800 per night, features accommodation in Deluxe World Room, complimentary personal trainer, booster drink for two and choice of revitalising programme – either a 90-minute spa treatment or Thai boxing or yoga training. Located in the heart of Bangkok, the Centara Grand is a good choice for exploring Bangkok by day and by night. The package is available until December 31. Book online at http://www.CentaraHotelsResorts.com.

Downtown deluxe

With Summer Breeze Value Package at Siam@Siam Design Hotel Bangkok, a single night for two sharing in Leisure Class room costs just Bt4,000. Enjoy free Internet connectivity and 15-per-ecent discount on dining at the hotel. This stylish hotel is within walking distance of BTS stations and the Siam shopping district. The offer is available through April 30. Call (02) 217 3000. Visit http://www.siamatsiam.com.

KANCHANABURI

Riverside bliss

Leave the city stress behind, and enjoy the beauty of nature at U Inchantree Kanchanaburi. Established amidst lush, verdant gardens on the banks of the sedate River Kwai, this small riverside hotel of 26 rooms promises guests panoramic views of the distant jungle and mountains. One night for two sharing in a Superior Room, with breakfast at anytime of the day, is Bt2,599. The promotion is available for Thai residents and expats with work permit. Call (034) 521 584 or email to reserve@ukanchanaburi.com. Visit http://www.uhotelsresorts.com/uinchantreekanchanaburi.

HUA HIN

Great Escape

Enjoy a break on weekdays at Escape Hua Hin Hotel and a discount of up to 55 per-cent when booking two rooms or more by phone. The rate is Bt3,350 for Deluxe Poolside and includes complimentary breakfast for children aged eight and younger. The deal is available until May 1. Call (032) 653 456. Visit http://escape-hotel.com.

RAYONG

Island in the sun

Nestled on a gently curving bay bordered by picturesque rocks and jungle outcrops, Ao Prao Resort on Koh Samet is the perfect place to relax. The resort is now offering a Hot Deal promotion starting at Bt6,955 per night including breakfast for two and free round-trip shuttle speedboat. A minimum stay of two consecutive nights is required. Call (038) 644 100-3, (061) 413 8468-70 or e-mail: fom_aoprao@samedresorts.com.

Eat, stay and cycle

Published May 10, 2016 by SoClaimon

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XIAOLONGBAO AND BEYOND – Explore Chinese cuisine with Wild China. The Nation/Phoowadon Duangmee

XIAOLONGBAO AND BEYOND – Explore Chinese cuisine with Wild China. The Nation/Phoowadon Duangmee

“Explore” takes a look at the five most exciting deals of the week

ONE of the most-visited sites in the world, Angkor Wat is bustling with tourists from dust till dawn. To get the most out of the famed Cambodia complex and beat both the crowds (and the heat),Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa offers guests “Breakfast at Angkor”. While thousands of tourists march through the South Gate of Angkor Wat for the Angkor Sunrise, the hotel escorts guests through the darkened temple compound via a secret shortcut. After sunrise, guests repair to one of the more secluded temples close to Angkor Wat where a personal butler serves a warm breakfast complete with freshly squeezed juice, coffee or tea tropical fruits while the guide shares tales of Angkor today and during its glorious past. Enjoy this stylish archaeological brief before your day trip around the temples. The price is US$115 per person ($135 for two), and includes English-speaking guide, breakfast, transfer and one-day ticket to the Angkor Archaeological Park. For more information, visit www.Anantara.com or check out Facebook.com/anantara

Wild China, a travel agent in China, is offering a 13-day Gastronomic Tour of China led by award-winning author Fuchsia Dunlop. Armed with chopsticks and cups of tea, the explorers will follow the trail of sesame oil, sugar and spices to Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Xian, stopping to savour the best Chinese cuisine has to offer, from Peking duck to xiaolongbao. Dunlop, a cook and Chinese cuisine expert, will take foodies behind the scenes of the Chinese kitchen to discover unexpected gems such as Xi’an’s Muslim Quarter, where savoury lamb skewers are roasted over red-hot coals and sweet glutinous rice is steamed in bamboo. The price for all-inclusive trip is $7,390 per person for a group of 12 people and the tour runs from May 15 to 27. Visit http://www.WildChina.com.

You’ll need the adventurous spirit of Rudyard Kipling and George Orwell – not to mention a well-padded backside – to participate in the upcoming 827-kilometre Bangkok-Yangon bicycle tour. Organised by Spice Road, the trip will last 14 days and heads out of Bangkok on November 13. The route takes cyclists to Mae Sot, Thailand’s gateway to Myanmar. Once inside Myanmar, participants will explore the beautiful countryside around Hpa An, the Golden Rock, Mawlamyine and Yangon’s famed Shwedagon Pagoda. The tour costs $3,595 per person. Visit http://www.SpiceRoads.com.

Escape the unbearable heat with Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort’s Escape to Paradise package. You’ll stay in luxurious accommodation well away from the madding crowds at Ao Nang, surrounded by lush tropical gardens and a 7,000-sqm lagoon-style pool. Krabi’s islands and lagoons including Koh Hong are easily accessible from the resort. The room rate starts at Bt3,840, and guests can save up to 20 per cent with the Escape to Paradise package. Call (075) 627 800 or email to H6184-RE@sofitel.com.

Great Escape

Published April 1, 2016 by SoClaimon

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Escape Hua Hin

Escape Hua Hin

Enjoy a break on weekdays at Escape Hua Hin and a discount of up to 55 per-cent discount when booking two rooms or more by phone.

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Great Escape

Enjoy a break on weekdays at Escape Hua Hin and a discount of up to 55 per-cent discount when booking two rooms or more by phone. The rate is at Bt3,350 for Deluxe Poolside and includes complimentary breakfast for children aged eight and younger. The deal is available until May 1. Call (032) 653 456.

Island in the sun

Nestled on a gently curving bay bordered by picturesque rocks and jungle outcrops, Ao Prao Resort on Koh Samet is the perfect place to relax. The resort is now offering a Hot Deal Promotion starting at Bt6,955 per night that includes breakfast and free round-trip shuttle speedboat. A minimum stay of two consecutive nights is required. Call (038) 644 100-3, (061) 413 8468-70 or e-mail: fom_aoprao@samedresorts.com.

Romantic retreat

Celebrate your love with a special honeymoon package at U Zenmaya Phuket. Starting at Bt5,799 per night, the promotion includes a 60-minute Thai massage per person per stay, one bottle of house wine, complimentary honeymoon set up on arrival night, 15 per-cent discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages and 10 per-cent discount on spa treatments. A minimum stay of two consecutive nights is required. The deal is good until October 31. Call (076) 336 888 or e-mail: reserve@uzenmayaphuket.com. Visit http://www.UZenmayaPhuket.com.

Here comes the sun

Layana Resort & Spa on Koh Lanta Yai offers a Sunshine Guarantee from May 1 to September 30. The “adults-only” resort offers a refund for each full day of rain. If it rains continuously between 10am and 5pm, the resort will pay back Bt1,000 per room per day to be spent on food and beverage or spa treatments during the period of stay. Call (075) 607 100 or e-mail: resa@layanaresort.com. Visit http://www.LayanaResort.com.

MYANMAR

Executive elegance

Sedona Hotel Yangon overlooking Inya Lake, offers a Business Package from US$226 per night. It covers accommodation in a Deluxe Room, club benefits including personalised check-in and check-out service at the Executive Club Lounge, breakfast, snacks and beverages and evening cocktails at the Lounge, pressing of up to two pieces of clothing daily, and a 24-hour stay privilege (subject to availability). Book online at http://www.SedonaHotels.com.sg.

DISCOVERY

The sky at night

Wildchina, a travel company that empowers travellers to discover the real China, is offering a four days Tibetan Camping Retreat at Gansu. You’ll stay in a comfortable camp staffed by local nomads, surrounded by summer flowers and wildlife, embark on horseback or foot throughout the surrounding countryside and gaze at the stars. Prices start from US$1,620 per person. Visit http://www.Wildchina.com.

Sounds like Songkran

Published April 1, 2016 by SoClaimon

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Manathai hotel group launches special “Songs of Songkran” rates

Manathai hotel group launches special “Songs of Songkran” rates

Just in time for Thailand’s famous water festival, the Manathai hotel group launches special “Songs of Songkran” rates all through April at its four properties in Hua Hin, Phuket, Khao Lak and Samui.

BEACH

Sounds like Songkran

Just in time for Thailand’s famous water festival, the Manathai hotel group launches special “Songs of Songkran” rates all through April at its four properties in Hua Hin, Phuket, Khao Lak andSamui. Guests will enjoy a 35-per-cent discount off the full room rate bringing the price down to a very reasonable Bt1,787 per night for two sharing. Find out more at http://www.Manathai.com.

Romantic retreat

Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort lures lovers to enjoy a romantic break in one of its newly built private villas. Nestled on Phi Phi Don, the new villas boast a rustic chic design with and spacious contemporary interior, complete with rain shower and a sprawling balcony. Book a villa for two consecutive nights and enjoy 10-per-cent off the best available room rate. Other benefits include round-trip transfer between Phuket International Airport and the resort, a 55-minute spa treatment and one candlelit dinner with a bottle of house wine. The deal is good through October. Visit http://www.PhiPhiIslandVillage.com.

Tropical treat

Amatara Resort & Wellness in Phuket is offering a special two-night package during the upcoming Songkran Festival. From April 13 to 15, the Ocean Pavilion is priced at Bt14,700 per night, while the Sea View Pool Villa costs Bt33,600 per night. The package includes airport transfer, daily breakfast for two at The Restaurant, Wi-Fi Internet access and more. Call (076) 200 800 or visit http://www.AmataraPhuket.com.

Pampering in paradise

Get more from your time in paradise with Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort’s outstanding value “Advance Purchase Rate” offer. Book at least 30 days in advance and enjoy 20 per-cent off the best unrestricted rate, plus free accommodation and breakfast for one child under 12 years of age when sharing the parents’ room. Rates start from Bt6,705 per room per night and include breakfast for two. The deal is available from now until March 31. E-mail: H6184-RE@SOFITEL or visit http://www.Sofitel.com/6184.

Home, sweet home

Cassia Phuket, a chic serviced apartment where you can have kitchen cookouts, free Wi-Fi and breakfast, is offering Ultimate Spring Break Promotion. Get 30-per-cent off the best available rate and continental Tiffin Breakfast when booking a minimum of a two-night stay from now to October 31. Rates vary by arrival date but March rates begin at Bt3,500. Book online at http://www.Cassia.com.

BANGKOK

Summer breezes at Songkran

In Bangkok, Siam@Siam Design Hotel Bangkok offers a hot deal for visitors throughout the Water Festival. The “Summer Breeze Package” costs Bt4,000 per night and covers accommodation in a Leisure Class Room, American breakfast for two and 15-per-cent discount on dining. The stylish hotel is located in Siam, at the heart of Bangkok’s shopping district. The BTS Skytrain is within easy walking distance of the hotel, making it an ideal for an urban retreat. Call (02) 217 3000 or visit http://www.SiamAtSiam.com.

Where iced is nice

Published April 1, 2016 by SoClaimon

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Cool down this summer at Benjarong, the Thai restaurant at the Dusit Thani Bangkok, with a luxury set of Khao Chae, the unique Thai summer dish traditionally served during the Songkran Festival and throughout April.

BANGKOK

Where iced is nice

Cool down this summer at Benjarong, the Thai restaurant at the Dusit Thani Bangkok, with a luxury set of Khao Chae, the unique Thai summer dish traditionally served during the Songkran Festival and throughout April. The iced rice treat is served with side dishes of sweetened meat, stuffed bell pepper, fried shrimp paste ball, fried shallot and green mango and is priced at Bt550. Call (02) 200 9000 extension 2345 or e-mail dtbkdining@dusit.com. Visit http://www.Dusit.com/dtbk or http://www.Facebook.com/dusitthani.

Conference calls

With three distinctive function areas, each with state-of-the-art technology and premium facilities, the Oriental Residence Bangkok will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning executive. It’s now offering a half-day meeting event, inclusive of one coffee break, at Bt850 per person. Full-day meetings for a minimum of 40 people, inclusive of a private international buffet lunch and two coffee breaks go for Bt1,750 per person. Call (02) 125 9000 extension 9080 or e-mail: reservations@oriental-residence.com.

Easter eccentricities

W Bangkok brings a twist to the traditional Easter feast with a fabulous brunch at the Kitchen Table featuring Baked Ham and Cheese Omelette, Egg Florentine with Smoked Fish, Spinach and Hollandaise. Sauce, Smoked Salmon Crepes with Watercress and Sauce Bearnaise, Pulled Lamb Shoulder on Sourdough with Shallot and Pine Nuts and such sweet treats as Easter Eggs, Pancake, Berries and Marshmallow Sandwiches. Coffee, tea, juice and smoothies are included in the Bt775 price and the brunch is available on March 27 only from 12.30 to 3pm. Book a table at (02) 344 4000 or e-mail: bf.wbangkok@whotels.com. Visit http://www.WBangkok.com.

French with a creative twist

Chef Tobias Schwarzendorfer from Babette’s, The Steakhouse Bangkok at Hotel Muse Bangkok celebrates French cuisine by participating in the international culinary event, “Good France 2016”. This event will see more than 1,000 French chefs around the world hosting dinners highlighting dishes that use less fat, sugar and salt, show concern for the environment, and focus on vegetables and grains. The “Good France 2016 Dinner” 5-course set menu is available on Monday from 6 to 11pm and costs Bt2,200 a pop. Call (02) 630 4000 or visit http://www.HotelMuseBangkok.com.

PATTAYA

A treat at Easter

Join Royal Cliff’s Funtasea Easter Wonderland on March 27 at Panorama and enjoy unique games, an exciting lucky draw and special treats for the whole family. You’ll decorate colourful Easter eggs, enjoy bunny cookies and take part in an exciting Easter egg hunt. The party runs from 2 to 5pm and costs Bt400 for hotel guests and Bt450 for everyone else. Find out more by emailing funtasea@royalcliff.com or call (038) 250 421 extension 2064.

SOUTH KOREA

Spend and win

KTC joins with the Korea Tourism Organisation and Lotte Duty Free in introducing the new “Saranghae Korea: Free Flights and Shopping with KTC Credit Card” campaign. Every Bt1,000 spent with KTC credit card from now until April 30 at Lotte Duty Free in South Korea, Lotte’s online site, Everland Korea or One Mount, stands the chance of winning one prize of roundtrip economy tickets between Bangkok and Seoul for two persons worth Bt50,000 or five prizes of 300,000 Korean Won vouchers to spend at Lotte Duty Free. Call (02) 665 5530 or visit http://www.KTC.co.th.

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