InterContinental Hua Hin Resort is pleased to announce that the resort is taking steps to be single-use plastic free across the hotel and restaurants.
It will no longer purchase plastic straws, the resort has made a commitment to phasing its out and instead it will offer compostable straws made from plants. From now on, “Paper straws at InterContinental Hua Hin Resort available upon request”.
3 REASONS PLASTIC STRAWS SUCK
1. They harm marine wildlife and ecosystems.
2. They expose us to unhealthy toxic chemicals.
3. Used for minutes, here for centuries, piling up daily.
3 WAYS TO STOP SUCKING PLASTIC
1. Skip the straw and sip your drink.
2. Switch to reusable steel, glass or bamboo straws.
3. Use paper straws instead.
Best Western Hotels & Resorts has celebrated the opening of an exciting new hotel in the heart of Jakarta’s vibrant downtown district.
Best Western Senayan Hotel is a modern midscale hotel located on Jalan Asia Afrika, a main thoroughfare in Central Jakarta. This cosmopolitan area is home to multinational companies including Google Indonesia and Citibank, plus luxury lifestyle malls such as Plaza Senayan, which houses top brands like Dior, Gucci and Louis Vuitton.
The hotel is also just moments from the Jakarta Convention Center, which hosts major international events and concerts, and the 76,000-pax capacity Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, which will be the main sporting arena for the 2018 Asian Games.
A new-build hotel and developed by the leading Indonesian company, PT Mandiri Karya Indah Sejahtera, guests are sure to enjoy all that the Best Western Senayan Hotel has to offer. Supported by Best Western’s legendary service standards, the hotel features 137 contemporary rooms, all equipped with comfortable beds, power showers and complimentary Wi-Fi. There is also a selection of triple rooms which are perfect for families.
The hotel’s restaurant serves daily buffet breakfast, followed by a choice of local, pan-Asian and international cuisine throughout the day. For corporate travelers, there is a business corner and six modern meeting rooms.
“The opening of Best Western Senayan Hotel marks another major milestone in the development of our Indonesian portfolio. With its perfect location and international amenities, this excellent hotel becomes an exciting new midscale option in downtown Jakarta. I would like to thank and congratulate PT Mandiri Karya Indah Sejahtera for creating such an impressive project,” commented Olivier Berrivin, Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ Managing Director of International Operations - Asia.
“Indonesia is a key market for Best Western. Following the opening of our fifth property in Bali late last year, and now this exciting new development in Jakarta, we operate a diverse collection of 17 hotels and resorts in the country. We will continue to seek new opportunities bring our industry-leading brands to destinations all across Indonesian archipelago in future,” Olivier added.
Best Western Senayan Hotel becomes the company’s fourth hotel in Jakarta, joining Best Western Mangga Dua Hotel & Residence, Best Western Plus Kemayoran and Best Western Premier The Hive. This means that visitors to Jakarta can now choose from three distinct brands when they travel to the Indonesian capital: classic midscale Best Western, upper-midscale Best Western Plus and upscale Best Western Premier.
The new property also joins a collection of 17 Best Western hotels and resorts across Indonesia, located in key destinations such as Bali, Surabaya, Solo, Bandung, Batam, Makassar, Medan, Manado and Palu.
So SPA with L’Occitane at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort wins Thailand’s best resort spa for 2018
Adding a third property to its portfolio of luxury resorts in Vietnam, Anantara Hotels and Resorts has announced the development of its newest villa retreat which is scheduled to open in late November 2018.
Located in a secluded bay in south central Vietnam, Anantara Quy Nhon Villas will comprise 26 one- and two-bedroom ocean-facing villas ensconced amidst 7.2 hectares of landscaped tropical gardens.
A creative collaboration between HB Design and Marques and Jordy (M&J) architectural firms, Anantara Quy Nhon is designed to seamlessly blend into the natural environment. Locally-sourced materials, traditional craftsmanship and regional influences are discretely incorporated into the resort’s contemporary design. Spacious villas with their sleek timber and granite sundecks, minimalist plunge pools and extended low overhang roofs have a fresh, contemporary feel. Vietnamese blue stone keeps the look of the common areas vernacular while granite and marble elements introduce a touch of modernity.
With a focus on personalised service, each villa at the new resort will come with dedicated butler services and a range of customisable luxury amenities such as preferred room scent ranging from exotic lemongrass to refreshing green tea, Anantara signature soap collection and in-villa wine cellar stocked with fine vintages and delicatessen.
Rich in cultural attractions, Binh Dinh province, of which Quy Nhon is the capital city, is an attractive option for families, couples and groups of friends in search of meaningful and shared experiences with easy access to local cultural attractions, such as the relics of Champa civilisation and centuries-old Buddhist pagodas.
The resort is a 50-minute drive from Quy Nhon Airport, or Phu Cat Airport as it is known locally, and only a 20-minute drive from downtown Quy Nhon. Daily flights into Phu Cat Airport are operated from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
“There’s no need to leave the city for a resort location when Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok offers such a unique resort-style venue with unrivalled five-star luxury service and being easily accessibility by road and rail,” added Khun Lalidapun. “We are proud of our ability to organise elegant, beautiful fairy-tale engagement and wedding ceremonies according to the individual requests of the bride and groom.We strive for excellent service, provide a sense of luxury and always deliver a seamless performance throughout the ceremony. We specialise in every type of celebration including Thai, Chinese, Indian and Western, and we always ensure that the happy couple, their family and their friends all expereince truly mesmerising moments.”
Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok is a perfect weddings destination with specialise team of wedding planners to ensure every detail is carefully arrange and organise on the couple’s special day.
To discover more about dream “Autumn Weddings,” contact the hotel’s Wedding Specialists at +66 (0) 2 162 9000 or email: email@example.com
AVANI Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce that the third AVANI location in Bangkok will be along the capital’s main commercial, business, and leisure artery of Sukhumvit, in its up and coming On Nut and Phra Khanong neighbourhoods.
AVANI Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel is schedule to open end of 2018. Just 30 minutes from Suvarnabhumi International Airport, the newly built 382 key hotel, will be part of the ‘Century The Movie Plaza 2’ retail complex providing guests with a wide range of cinematic and shopping choices. The hotel will also have direct access to Bangkok’s Transit System (BTS) train line so, guests can make their business meetings, shop the city’s famous retail meccas, or tour cultural and historic Bangkok destinations with comfort and ease.
AVANI Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel addresses every detail that matter for guests, starting with the AVANI designed Living Spaces, to an all-day dining restaurant, modern event spaces, or spacious meeting rooms, to an inviting AVANISPA, as well as flexible AVANIFIT gym. This new upscale Bangkok hotel will offer stylishly designed rooms and suites with sweeping views of the city. Each room and suite will be fitted with the latest amenities for guest comfort an ease.
The neighbourhoods in which AVANI Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel will call home also has much to offer. The nearby W District been growing in popularity since its recent opening. It has some of the hottest bars and restaurants in the city. Nearby, avant-garde galleries show imaginative works from local artists. Guests with a sense of adventure can take a short walk to a boat ride along the Phra Khanong Canal, discovering local Buddhist temples, Chinese shrines, and Muslim mosques rarely visited by outsiders.
“I am very excited about opening our third hotel in the Thai capital,” said Alejandro Bernabé, Vice President of Operations for AVANI Hotels & Resorts. “The location in one of Bangkok’s trending district is an opportunity to highlight our contemporary hospitality to travellers seeking a fresh approach to their modern journeys.”
“There is a rising demand for contemporary upscale hotels in Sukhumvit, and we are pleased to work with AVANI Hotels & Resorts that fits the profile of the travellers we are targeting,” said Kittiphun Poolvoralaks, Executive Director of Eak Pattanakit Co.,Ltd. “AVANI Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel will be a great place to stay with the addition of Century The Movie Plaza 2 with multiple shopping, entertainment and dining options for locals and traveller alike.”
AVANI Hotels & Resorts currently operates 23 properties in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, most recently debuting in both Australia and New Zealand. The brand has a strong pipeline of new properties under development, including in such new destinations as Laos, South Korea, the Maldives, Mauritius, Tunisia, and Oman.
An exclusive island getaway perfect for recharging and revitalising your body and soul.
Situated in an exclusive setting on Ao Kiew Beach, Koh Samet National Park, Paradee Resort isa beautiful and serene beachside haven where luxury and tranquility meet. A perfect getaway for all discerning guests seeking anescape from the city’s bustling vibes.
The resort nestles between two stunning coastlines at the southern tip of the island and is surrounded by an unspoiled wide open space full of outstanding natural beauty. Who would have thought that all this is only two hours away from Bangkok.
The resort also offers VIP transfer service from Bangkok International Airport to Jadet Pier in Rayong Province where it will only take a 15 minute ride on the boat across the Gulf of Thailand to the resort on Ao Kiew Beach.
Guests are surrounded by lush tropical jungle at the resort. It is the perfect excuse to get out of the big city to experience the very essence of a serene hideaway with luxurious five-star facilities including private villa accommodations and impeccable service.
Decorated inside and out with Moroccan and Balinese design elements, the resort features a blend of soft natural hues with rich décor featuring teak wood, rattan and silk. Each villa offers privacy with private outdoor living space, sun loungers and Sala for outdoor dining and most villas also have a private infinity edge pool with Jacuzzi as well.
Guests can enjoy the secluded surrounding and enjoy numerous water sports including kayaking, snorkeling or diving trips or choose to stay in and enjoy a relaxing massage therapy at the Paradee Spa. The resort also features a Pool Bar, a Sunset Bar, a restaurant serving Asian fusion dishes, 24-hour in-villa dining service, a 24 hour fully equipped air conditioned fitness centre and a library.
Address and contact.
Paradee Resort. 76 Moo 4, Phe, Muang, Rayong 21160.
038 644 284-6.
Take a break in Bangkok’s increasingly popular riverside community
BY definition, a vacation is a break from one’s normal routine, a period of “idleness and amusement” often spent away from home in a new and interesting destination.
For many Bangkokians, that usually means a weekend in Pattaya, Hua Hin or farther afield. And they’re prepared to put up with increasingly arduous road journeys to get there.
For a small but growing number of this city’s inhabitants who want a break but can’t face those long treks to the beach, Bangkok offers a rather interesting alternative. It’s called Tha Tien, a charming area set on the banks of the Chao Phraya River near some of the capital’s oldest and most revered tourist attractions, including the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Grand Palace and the Temple of Dawn.