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Jomtien partying, Ibiza style

Published June 14, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Jomtien partying, Ibiza style

sleep June 12, 2019 01:00

By THE NATION

Alexa Beach Club brings the Ibiza beach club lifestyle to Na Jomtien, just south of Pattaya, and invites both holidaymakers and local residents to enjoy lazing by the spectacular pool, dine on fine food with friends and party into the night with international music acts.

This new 200-seat restaurant boasts indoor and outdoor dining areas and a rooftop lounge for private dining and functions, exclusive sunken booths and 100 daybeds around a funsized, 600sqm infinity pool.

“Alexa Beach Club offers all of the sophistication of Bangkok with the easy-going atmosphere of Ibiza. It provides a convenient escape from the big city, allowing guests to relax and unwind in style and comfort with food, facilities, service and fun,” said Dr Vongbhum Vanasin, the owner of Alexa Beach Club.

“Our beach club brings wide variety of experiences waiting to be enjoyed. It’s all about first-class music, high-quality snacks, outstanding cocktails, the ever-changing beachfront atmosphere, looking good and feeling better,”

 

The decoration has broken up the modern lines and soothing colours with natural, rustic elements, all with sumptuous luxury and comfort in mind. The club is built around the stunning ocean panoramas, with luxury cabanas and leaf-shaped beds offering the beautiful view of sunset.

The kitchen is in the hands of Executive Chef Dan Stella, who previously worked at world’s finest Michelin Star restaurants, overseeing every detail to ensure the highest quality and the ultimate dining.

The brandnew beach club also features exceptional dining facilities, four bars and a poolside DJ booth, offering a choice of atmospheres to enjoy. Guests can chill by the spectacular infinity pool, enjoying the final rays of the sun as it sets into the Gulf of Thailand, in style.

During weekend, local and international guest DJs as well as musicians and professional dancers provide the entertainment and guests can join the Take Me to Alexa party every Saturday night.

Find out more at http://www.AlexaBeachClub.com.

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MGallery hotel planned for Seoul

Published June 14, 2019 by SoClaimon

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MGallery hotel planned for Seoul

sleep June 12, 2019 01:00

By THE NATION

Accor Ambassador Korea has announced it will to open its first MGallery hotel in 2022 that will include residences, offices and a hotel.

Located in Mapo, Seoul, the hotel overlooks the Hangang River offering picturesque views of the Yeouido city skyline and beyond. Mapo subway station is a five-minute walk to the central business district, shopping malls and local attraction sites.

In partnership with Pungnong Co, the hotel will feature 197 guestrooms, a range of dining outlets, an outdoor swimming pool and meeting spaces for weddings, conferences and events.

“The signing of an MGallery Hotel in Seoul marks a key milestone for our Group, as it represents our focus on expanding Accor’s luxury hotel portfolio in South Korea. The MGallery brand is a collection of addresses where each hotel is individually styled allowing guests to experience a range of locally inspired offerings. We are delighted to expand the brand’s presence in Northeast Asia following the recent launch of our first MGallery hotel in Japan with the successful opening of MGallery Kyoto Yura”, said Patrick Basset, chief operating officer of Accor for Upper Southeast & Northeast Asia and the Maldives.

MGallery is a collection of boutique hotels dedicated to trendsetters and engaged explorers who appreciate unique, original and authentic experiences.

“This is our first MGallery hotel in the heart of Seoul and MGallery hotels embody the style, stories and allure of their destinations. Deeply rooted in the local landscape, guests will have the opportunity to engage in a onceinalifetime experiences from culture to onsite offerings,” said Jongcheol Lee, chairman of Pungnong Co.

“Seoul is a bewitching mix of ancient and modern, which was earned it the title of a Unesco City of design. Enriched with a history dating back 600 years ago in the Joseon Dynasty, the city offers a diverse array of lifestyle, entertainment and dining options. We look forward to sharing enriching stories with both visitors and locals that showcase Korea’s vibrant culture with the opening of MGallery Seoul”, added Vincent Lelay, vice president of Operations for South Korea.

Paradise in blue

Published June 5, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Paradise in blue

sleep June 05, 2019 01:00

By THE NATION

The brandnew InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort has confirmed that it will open its doors on September 1.

Situated at the southern tip of Raa Atoll, guests can enjoy a 35-minute seaplane transfer from Male International Airport to Maamunagau island, home to Maldives’ largest natural lagoon, with emerald blue waters all around, unfettered sunset views and pristine white sands.

The resort has 81 luxuriously appointed Beach, Lagoon and Overwater Villas and Residences with contemporary Maldivian design, unobstructed views of the ocean and each equipped with their own private terrace and pool.

As the first and only All-Club InterContinental experience, guests will enjoy personalised service and exclusive benefits during their stay, including complimentary gourmet experiences.

 

The resort also features six tantalising gastronomic concepts including The Retreat, an adults-only enclave with a private bar and its own infinity pool at the water’s edge; a signature AVI Spa with six overwater treatment villas; and a Planet Trekkers Kids Club for young explorers.

The island is close to Maldives’ only Unesco World Biosphere Reserve and home to Hanifaru Bay, one of the very few places in the world where visitors can snorkel amongst feeding congregations of whale sharks and large groups of manta rays.

 

As part of InterContinental Maldives’ conservation initiatives, the resort has partnered with the Manta Trust in support of the Maldivian Manta Ray Project, to nurture a safe habitat for the manta rays within the resort’s lagoon as well as providing guests with an invaluable information and opportunity to swim alongside these graceful creatures and snorkel in underwater coral gardens.

 

To celebrate its official opening, the resort is offering special rates to those booking a stay between September 1 and January 31. Starting from US$1,250 for Beach pool villas, guests will be rewarded with daily complimentary breakfast and dinner at Cafe Umi for any length of stay, complimentary seaplane transfers for stays of five nights or longer.

Online booking can be made at http://www.InterContinental.com/Maldives.

New Sofitel opens in Beijing

Published June 5, 2019 by SoClaimon

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New Sofitel opens in Beijing

sleep June 04, 2019 13:35

By The Nation

Accor expands its portfolio to 1,100 properties in Asia Pacific with the opening of the brand-new Sofitel Beijing Central.

Standing in the middle of Beijing’s diplomatic area, this new hotel is linked to several historical sites and tourist attractions including Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the National Museum of China and the National Grand Theatre.

Its design blends modern French art de vivre with Beijing’s s resplendent imperial history, rich culture and storied traditions.

“We have had a record six months since announcing our 1,000th hotel with the Pullman Tokyo Tamachi late last year and it’s incredible to think that we have added another 100 hotels since then,” said Michael Issenberg, chairman & chief executive officer, Accor Asia Pacific at the recent press conference.

“Sofitel Beijing Central will be a great addition to our network in China and will become one of the premier luxury hotels in the city.”

It features 345 spacious luxury rooms and suites, with Sofitel Club floors providing generous circular bathtubs and access to the brand new Club Millesime Lounge that will be launched towards the end of this year.

Celebrating authentic and lively food culture, the hotel presents a signature Chinese Restaurant, an all-day dining restaurant focusing on western and international cuisine with a French twist, and a lobby lounge serving elegant afternoon tea and evening cocktails.

The hotel has more than 1,500 square metres of event space including nine flexible meeting rooms for up to 400 delegates. Each space offers state-of-the-art technology for gatherings of any type. The hotel’s recreational facilities include a day spa, fitness centre and indoor pool.

“2019 marks the 55th anniversary of Sino-French relations and coincides with the 55th anniversary of the Sofitel brand. We are excited to launch a new Sofitel in China’s capital against the backdrop of these two significant occasions,” said Gary Rosen, chairman & chief operating officer, Accor Greater China.

“France is one of the most popular outbound destinations for Chinese travellers and as an ambassador of French culture, Sofitel enjoys tremendous opportunities as a preferred brand for luxury travellers.”

Sofitel makes the most of its French roots

Published June 2, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Sofitel makes the most of its French roots

sleep May 31, 2019 01:00

By THE NATION

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Sofitel Hotels & Resorts has announced a new global brand campaign that reaches deeper into its French roots. “Live the French Way”, the campaign’s brand promise, pays homage to its heritage and reinforces the brand’s position as an ambassador of French art de vivre around the world.

“The goal of ‘Live the French Way’ will differentiate the brand from its competitors and inject a sense of modernity. We think guests will be delighted to experience authentic French touches through an immersive and luxurious journey into Sofitel’s world, wherever they may travel,” said Steven Taylor, chief marketing officer of Accor.

The campaign, which will introduce new programming and guest experiences throughout the year, was co-created with Betc Etoile Rouge, a full-service Paris-based agency offering strategic, creative, and production expertise for the luxury, fashion, beauty and hospitality brands. The campaign integrates the finest of French passions, with exclusive and inspired collaborations in film, music and food.

Celebrated photographer and director Charlotte Wales was engaged to design a film where worldly voyageurs dive into chic and whimsical experiences. Shot on location in France and China, the campaign invites guests to experience the French way of living in an authentic and indulgent way.

The voice of the campaign is by pop icon Clara Luciani. Her original track, “En Voyage” was written and recorded exclusively for Sofitel.

Celebrity chef Yannick Alleno will also create dining experiences, presenting the best of modern French cuisine in spectacular, culturally rich settings all over the world. In keeping with the brand’s freespirited persona, guests will not discover the exact dinner location until they arrive, providing a spontaneous, joyful and elegant experience of arts de la table.

“Our ‘Frenchness’ is the attribute most frequently praised by our guests and most often mentioned within their feedback, so we know that our culture is important to them. Our unique sense of joie de vivre is felt at our hotels in more than 40 countries across five continents, and it’s a defining element that has become the signature of our brand,” said Joao Rocco, Sofitel’s vice president of luxury brand management.

Modern luxury voyageurs are invited to eat, sleep, enjoy, travel, stay, celebrate and Live the French Way at Sofitel Hotels & Resorts through the brand passions of design, gastronomy, art & culture, and wellbeing. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by staff wearing made-to-measure designs created by Parisian-based fashion designer Lea Peckre. Senses are awakened by the wafting scent of Essence de Sofitel, a fragrance created by renowned perfumer Lucien Ferrero, which wafts through the hotel lobby and public spaces. Sofitel Sound Signature by DJ Mosey sets a sultry and insouciant atmosphere. In the late afternoon, guests indulge in Le Gouter or L’Aperitif in the hotel bars, followed by Gastronomie Francaise in the dining rooms.

With a characteristically light French touch, Sofitel will continue to offer a whirlwind of culturally fascinating events all year long, from photography exhibitions and fashion week events, to glittering, star-studded La Nuit by Sofitel parties, to Fete de la Musique celebrations around the summer solstice, and Sofitel Wine Days during the annual French wine harvest. A partnership with Diner en Blanc in North America invites guests to skip the wait lists and enjoy a VIP experience within one of the most soughtafter French cultural events in the world.

Magnificent Mauritius

Published June 2, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Magnificent Mauritius

sleep May 31, 2019 01:00

By THE NATION

The five-star Oberoi Beach Resort, Mauritius is inviting vacationers to explore the tropical island paradise and observe the unique African traditions with the four-night Unforgettable Experience package that is available until October 5.

Perched on the coast of Turtle Bay, the Oberoi Beach Resort is promoting itself as the best snorkelling spot to admire a colourful coral reef spread over the national marine park.

Surrounded by 20 acres of lush subtropical gardens with the majestic green mountains in the background, this five-star resort offers 71 guestrooms and pool villas, plus two swimming pools, an Oberoi Spa featuring Terres D’Afique organic products from South Africa, conference facilities, a fitness centre and two floodlit tennis courts.

Starting from 450 Euros (Bt16,000) per night, guests can enjoy daily breakfast and take advantage of roundtrip airport transfers by local taxi for those booking the Luxury Pavilion room, Luxury Villa with Private Garden, Luxury Villa with Private Pool and Two Bedroom Luxury Villa with Private Pool, return airport transfers by Hotel BMW and complimentary wireless internet access.

For guests staying in Presidential Villa, Private Pool or Royal Villa with Private Pool will get an hour couple’s massage once during the stay. During the day, you can check out the complimentary programme of water sports and leisure activities like steam bath at The Oberoi Spa, sculpture class, star gazing, henna painting, cooking demonstration, wine testing nature walks and yoga.

Several attractions dot the island. The Black River Gorges National Park offers 60kilometer walking trails, where travellers can observe wildlife and endemic birds along the sides.

Chamarel’s seven coloured earths are a unique geological phenomenon of volcanic earth that never erodes, sand dunes composed of red, brown, violet, green, purple, blue and yellow particles that spontaneously separate and settle in layers. It is said that if you take a handful of the seven colours and mix them all together, they will naturally separate back into their different groups.

Hindu pilgrims can head to the revered lake Grand Bassin that is home to beautiful temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Lord Shiva and the Goddess Lakshmi. Legend has it that Ganga Talao appeared in a dream to a Hindu priest in Mauritius as a tributary of India’s sacred River Ganges.

Port Louis boasts a fascinating cross section of Mauritian culture. You can visit the lively covered market, the 18th century French colonial Government House, the Natural History Museum, Jummah Mosque, St James Cathedral, the Tamil Temple, Port Louis theatre and the Chinese Pagoda.

The Pamplemousses Garden in the Southern Hemisphere is famous for its giant water lilies with leaves spanning two meters across. This old botanical garden also features native spices, ebony trees, sugar cane and around 100 species of palms like the Talipot Palm, which flowers only once every sixty years, the Toddy Palm and the Sealing Wax Palm.

Online booking can be made at http://www.OberoiHotels.com/hotelsinmauritius/

Ultimate luxury in the heart of Paris

Published May 24, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Ultimate luxury in the heart of Paris

sleep May 24, 2019 04:58

By THE NATION

Mandarin Oriental, Paris will launch a 430-square-metre Parisian Apartment suite, one of the largest suites in Paris, this summer.

Located on the sixth floor with magnificent views, the spacious new Haussmann style suite is being designed by the acclaimed French agency Gilles & Boissier as a large single level chic Parisian apartment, overlooking the hotel’s lush inner garden and Rue Saint-Honore.

There will be four elegant bedrooms and bathrooms, an expansive reception area, bright dining room and fully equipped kitchen. For flexibility, the suite can be divided into two connecting two-bedroom suites.

“The apartment is designed to make the most of the natural light and will offer guests a comfortable, calm and elegant space. It mixes design codes and influences, like a free and daring Parisienne of today would do,” explains Dorothee Boissier, “It incorporates the codes of the Haussmann style as much as those of ArtDeco. The 1900s mouldings sit beautifully with wooden architectural features reminiscent of the 1930s”.

“The blonde parquet flooring, inspired by the Herringbone style, will be partly covered with thick carpets depicting geometric patterns. The leather-covered pivot doors evoke memories of spectacular antique Chinese panels, while the furniture, custom designed by Patrick Gilles, will be made from a variety of different types of wood and silky fabrics” she adds.

French agency Gilles & Boissier decorated Mandarin Oriental in Marrakech five years ago.

“They asked us to create this apartment a kind of “signature” suite. What’s important to us is to be very Parisian. Also, we really wanted to design a sort of Parisian apartment that says I’m Parisian. When you’re asked to do a suite and it has to be even better than the others, you have to be able to propose something different. I think the freedom of this apartment also comes, from the freedom to use very different materials. We created framed ceilings with more Thirties-style motifs; we created panels lined with leather, with embroideries that reference Cocteau; very light and very dark brushed woods, very lacquered woods  materials that I would say are very discreet and comfortable,” continues Boissier.

For this newest suite, landscape designers Christophe Gautrand & Associates have imagined an authentic 230-square-metre Parisian terrace inspired by French gardens. Making full use of the private terrace’s spaciousness, the designers will create several different environments, each with their own special ambience that can be adapted easily to changing desires and seasons. It will be a lush, peaceful haven in the middle of the vibrant Saint Honore district.

Learn more at http://www.MandarinOriental.com/paris/placevendome/luxuryhotel

Two days in wine country

Published May 24, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Two days in wine country

sleep May 23, 2019 01:00

By THE NATION

The luxury five-star Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa invites vacationers to explore the world of French wines with a two-night and three-day Wine Lovers Rendezvous package that’s available until October 13.

Priced at 1,455 euro (Bt52,000) per person, the package offers a night in a Junior Suite with panoramic views and a visit the winery of the ancient Cistercian Abbey on Saint-Honorat. There, you can observe how the monks have been refining the wines since the middle ages and enjoy fresh lobster for lunch by the sea. In the evening the hotel will treat you with a gastronomic feast at its Michelin starred restaurant Le SaintMartin, overlooking a magnificent sweep of the Cote d’Azur.

 

Next day a scenic drive will take you to Chteau de Bellet high in the hills with magnificent panoramic views over Provence. A tour of the vineyards and winery is followed by a tasting in their secret crypt. For dinner, you will be delighted with a private wine tasting in the ancient cellars, which are packed with 12,000 bottles, focusing on Provencal wines.

 

The last day ends with an exclusive wine tasting at the resort and breakfast on a panoramic terrace to soak up the Riviera sunshine. Late morning, the resort will take you to the salon l’enotheque in a former turret of the Chateau for a select sample of the extensive list. Lunch is served at the L’Oliveraie or on a panoramic terrace at Le SaintMartin restaurant before departure.

Online booking can be made by emailing reservations.csm@oetkercollection.com.

A voyage of discovery with Renaisssance

Published May 24, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Push Puttichai performs during the Renaissance Global Day of Discovery 2019
Push Puttichai performs during the Renaissance Global Day of Discovery 2019

A voyage of discovery with Renaisssance

sleep May 22, 2019 01:00

By THE NATION

Renaissance Hotels, part of Marriott International, recently announced its continued brand evolution with the “Discover This Way” marketing campaign that reinforces the brand’s promise of delivering the unexpected.

To celebrate, Renaissance Hotels around the world helped guests uncover the soul of local neighbourhoods as part of the 8th annual Global Day of Discovery.

This year’s annual celebration, which took place at 160 hotels in more than 35 countries, spotlighted the Renaissance Hotel Navigator, which helps guests to discover destinations like a local by handpicking discoveries that cannot be found in a guidebook.

“We have been on a mission to continue to evolve what Renaissance Hotels offers today, and this year’s Global Day of Discovery and new ‘Discover This Way’ campaign officially marks a new era for the brand,” George Fleck, vice president of Global Brand Marketing & Management, Renaissance Hotels said in the press release.

Push Puttichai and Andy Kong, director of Brand & Marketing, Asia Pacific, Marriott International

“Today’s travellers want to feel like they’ve experienced the DNA of the neighbourhood in the destination they are visiting and make the most of their trip. With help from our This Way neighbourhood partners, we are committed to giving them something a little bit unexpected every step along their journey.”

Developed and produced by creative agency Venables Bell + Partners with the Renaissance Hotels’ marketing team and based on consumer insights, the “Discover This Way” campaign was inspired by the idea that every trip can be a tale. From the brand’s surprising approach to design, to its original take on cocktails and its team of local Navigators, Renaissance Hotels aim to make guests make the most of every stay.

To celebrate the launch of the campaign in Thailand, a noted archaeologist helped guests of Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel to explore street art in Chalerm La Park, Lakshmi Shrine at Gaysorn Village, neon night markets and other local discoveries. Upon returning to the hotel, guests were welcomed by a Thai Night Festival featuring the destination’s arts and culture scene, complete with an exclusive performance by Thai celebrity actor, model and DJ Push Puttichai.

Find out more at http://www.RenHotels.com or join the conversation at #RenHotels and #DiscoverThisWay.

Adventure club opens in Hua Hin

Published May 24, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Adventure club opens in Hua Hin

sleep May 22, 2019 01:00

By THE NATION

Just in time for the Western summer holidays, Novotel Hua Hin Cha Am Beach Resort and Spa has launched of new Siam Adventure Club that combines several fun facilities and entertainment programmes.

This brandnew, onsite attraction zone is home to a newly renovated Kid’s World with gaming consoles, a new arcade game room and a toy and candy shop. There’s a Movie World cinema room, where guests can enjoy alltime favourite movies and new-release features, along with just-for-the-grownups fun including day excursions and other enriching activities.

 

“We are excited to showcase the new concept of Siam Adventure Club, a new entertainment concept for families, with which we aim to become the best family friendly resort in Hua Hin. This club concept is also offered at our sister property, Novotel Surin Phuket” said Bernardo de la Garza, general manager of Novotel Hua Hin Cha Am Resort.

Young guests can enjoy recreational attractions including a bouncy castle, trampoline and large swimming pool, while the resort’s complement of “rangers”: and mascots are on hand to conduct the daily activities like foam parties, cupcake decorating, Thai boxing and theme nights.

 

The resort offers seven room types including the Family Fun Room and Family Fun Suites boasting king-size and bunk beds with kid-friendly amenities, along with private balconies and panoramic sea views. Other facilities include the In Balance Spa, In Balance Fitness and the 850sqm ballroom that can accommodate up to 450 people.

“Novotel Hua Hin Cha Am Beach Resort and Spa offers a home-away-from-home for those staying at the resort plus offers easy access to the popular Hua Hin Town, local markets and famous temples,” de la Garza adds.

 

Dining options include Champions Sports Bar serving burgers, steaks and international favourites and Ocean’s Restaurant featuring Asian and Thai specialities.

Find out more at http://www.NovotelHuaHin.com.

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