Pride is more than a month. At Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Pride is for life.
Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok, along with the U.S. Embassy Bangkok are showcasing some classic LGBTQI+ films this year as part of an exclusive screening and showcase.
The event will be reservation only, and be enforced with social distancing in accordance with the rules and regulations of the latest BMA announcements, under the patronage of the U.S. Embassy Bangkok.
The private screening will showcase three films that have been part of the LGBTQI+ movement, and take place on Thursday 24 June 2021, at Stock.Room, 5th floor at Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok from 4:00 p.m. onward.
'The LGBTQI+ community is our family: Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok from the very beginning has celebrated diversity and inclusion, but more than this: we celebrate being yourself,' said Patrick Both, General Manager of the Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok. 'This film festival is something that we hope can become bigger each year as the situation (pandemic) improves. PRIDE is a celebration of rights, equality and life, and at the hotel, we want to wave that (rainbow) flag for all to see.'
The film festival has complimentary entrance fee, and there will be Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok's signature food and (soft) beverages available to purchase on site during the screening.
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“Garmin” redefines running watch with the latest launch of “Forerunner 55” an easy-to-use GPS smartwatch built to uplift running as a new habit.
with its core concept Every Beat of Life, today unveiled the Forerunner 55, an easy-to-use GPS smartwatch for running enthusiasts of all levels to bring a fresh dimension to a running smartwatch. Under the concept of "EXERCISE IS THE BEST NUTRITION, RUNNING IS THE SIMPLEST WAY TO START," Garmin aims to repurpose running as a new habit, with innovation in the Forerunner 55 that could effectively help all leveled-runner accomplish every goal and encourage beginners to make a life-changing commitment to running. The running GPS smartwatch allows users to take their health and fitness tracking to the next level. With the simple press of a button will helps users to start all their activities, and track their time, distance, speed, pace, and heart rate data right from their wrists. The Forerunner 55 also offers dedicated features for running from the starting point, during the activity to the finish line, including detailed running data, Daily Suggested Workout, PacePro Lite, Track Run, Recovery Time, additional built-in sports apps, health-and-fitness tracking, and more.
In addition, alongside the latest product launching, Garmin also announced three special activities to promote the importance of the healthier lifestyle, including 1) #FR55Challenge – invites everyone to run 5 kilometers within 5 days, 2) #5.5RouteChallenge – encourage everyone to create creative contents through running with the Garmin Sports app, 3) FR55 Training Program – get a 55-day training program with Garmin Coach exclusively for the Forerunner 55 user.
adidas Originals and the LEGO Group Launch Collaborative Superstar Sneaker AND surprising LEGO® edition of the sneaker icon
Building on their ongoing collaborative partnership, adidas Originals and the LEGO Group have reunited once again; this time to present a bold new take on the classic Superstar silhouette. Launching alongside the playful adidas Originals LEGO® Superstar sneaker is a buildable Superstar LEGO brick model which will add a surprising new addition to your awe-inspiring sneaker collection.
adidas Originals LEGO Superstar Sneaker
Highlighting iconic elements from both brands, the adidas Originals LEGO Superstar sneaker brings together adidas’ archival aesthetics with the LEGO brand’s instantly recognisable bricks.
Playfully reimagining the iconic silhouette, the LEGO Superstar sneaker in adult sizing features a classic white and black leather construction that is elevated with custom three stripes, shelltoe, and heel tab, which have been carefully crafted to perfectly emulate the LEGO brick pattern. The striking look is then rounded out with gold foil accents.
LEGO® adidas Originals Superstar 10282
In this never-seen-before LEGO offering, you’ll be recreating the iconic sneaker from LEGO elements to make a collectible display piece that’s sure to spark conversations.
Just like the real thing, this LEGO version includes the iconic adidas Originals Superstar sneaker graphics, shell toe shape, trefoil logo and serrated 3 stripes mark. Right shoe or left shoe? You decide! Or get both to create a pair! This set includes 17 extra LEGO elements so you can choose to build either the right-foot or left-foot sneaker. For extra realism, it even has shoelaces and comes in an authentic shoe box.
The model measures over 12 cm high, 27 cm long and 9 cm wide and with a display stand and plaque, this model will be appreciated by anyone who loves adidas and streetwear collectibles, as well as LEGO fans.
DBS Denla British School has invested in the future of education for the best outcomes for students, with the construction of two new school buildings. One will be for Senior School students, and the other will be a new auditorium, in order to equip students with the relevant skills on their pathway to the world’s top universities.
11th June 2021 - The DBS Board of Directors, Chairman Mr Arn Pandejpong, Asst Prof Dr Toryos Pandejpong and Dr Temyos Pandejpong, along with the Principal Mr Mark McVeigh and the school’s Senior Management Team, presided over the blessing ceremony at the construction site as an official signal to kickstart the project. The investment for the project is over 800 million baht, and is expected to be completed in time for the 2022-23 academic year.
“Building for the Best - the Road to the World's Top Universities” is the ultimate goal of this new DBS construction project. Both buildings are 6 floors high and cover an area of more than 22,000 square metres. The first building is aimed for Senior School students and consists of a senior library, a career and university consulting centre, science and computer labs, a cooking studio, a 350-seat cafeteria, recreation common rooms, and a multi-purpose courtyard situated between the two buildings. The second building will consist of a 665-seat premium auditorium along with art, drama, and music studios, a business centre and entrepreneurship suite, and a design and technology centre. The building will be known as the ‘creativity complex', as it will help support co-curricular activities and encourage students to become both academically excellent and well-rounded.
DBS is an international school under the Denla Group, which has extensive experiences in education in Thailand for more than 40 years. DBS is located on Ratchaphruek Road in Nonthaburi Province, covering 60 rai, which may be considered as one of the largest areas amongst the international schools in Thailand. Currently, there are more than 450 students and more than 60 British teachers. DBS bases its curriculum on the UK independent school system, which is recognised to be the best curriculum in the world as it focuses on students discovering their identity and capabilities through intense academic learning and a wide range of innovative and creative co-curricular activities from a very young age. DBS is now accepting students from Pre-EY to Y11 (or the equivalent of students aged 2-15). The school also provides opportunities for Year 3 to 11 students (aged between 7 and 15 years old) to apply for scholarships. For more information, please call 02 666 1933 or email email@example.com.
ACCOR REAFFIRMS COMMITMENTS TO THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY AND its proactive approach in ENSURING EVERY GUEST & EMPLOYEE feels WELCOME AND EQUAL
Accor, a world leader in hospitality, and the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA), the leading member-based global organization dedicated to advancing LGBTQ+ tourism, today announce a Global Partnership. Together, Accor and IGLTA will work to ensure the hospitality industry is a safe and inclusive space for all, and will facilitate and drive equality within the travel sector. The collaboration is the first step in demonstrating the new, essential pillar within Accor’s Diversity & Inclusion commitment: to increase momentum in welcoming and valuing LGBTQ+ team members, clients and communities.
The partnership is an important statement by Accor about its belief in the social and economic benefits of LGBTQ+ tourism and the need to make all travellers feel welcome. With an annual reach of more than 4 million LGBTQ+ consumers, the Platinum-level Partnership with IGLTA commits Accor to promote LGBTQ+ tourism and signals the Group’s values as an open and inclusive company to LGBTQ+ communities.
As a global player and major employer in the hospitality industry, Accor recognises the critical role it must take in setting and enforcing the standard for diversity and inclusion. The challenges of the last year have only reinforced the importance of community and the relevance of the Group’s values: inclusion, equity and care for others. These core pillars are a great strength and driver of momentum throughout the Group, cultivating company-wide innovation and performance, and creating an inclusive environment for all to thrive in.
The boutique operator recently completed the final round of inoculations for hotel and corporate employees in a milestone achievement
Kingston Hotels Group, one of Bangkok’s leading boutique hotel operators, has fully vaccinated all eligible hotel and corporate staff in anticipation of a return to normal for Thailand’s hospitality industry in 2021.
The roll out is part of the Group’s ‘KHG FIGHTS COVID-19: We Are All Vaccinated!’ campaign, which kicked off with the first round of staff vaccinations in early May. It is one of the first hospitality groups in the Thai capital to achieve this significant milestone.
The vaccination drive also emphasises Kingston Hotels Group’s dedication to the welfare of all 153 staff across its seven properties and corporate office in the Thai capital, according to the Group’s owner Suravee Singhlukha.
“We are delighted to have completed the second round of vaccines for all of our local and foreign national staff,” he says. “It’s a testament to the onus we place on the wellbeing of everybody involved in the company, as well as the incredible work of our official healthcare partner World Medical Hospital.”
One of the latest additions to Bangkok’s globally-renowned healthcare industry, World Medical Hospital partnered with Kingston Hotels Group last year to provide state-of-the-art services at each of its three alternative state quarantine (ASQ) properties, namely Solitaire Hotel and Eleven Hotel, both situated on the centrally-located Sukhumvit 11, as well as Sukhumvit 15’s Royal President Hotel.
Throughout the pandemic the four-star hotels have provided guests with an upscale, safe and healthy experience during their quarantine period, including complimentary airport pick-up service on arrival, three COVID-19 screening tests, round-the-clock on-site nurse, 24-hour emergency ambulance service transfer from hotel to hospital and a doctor’s consultation via video call between 08.00 and 17.00 hrs.
The European-inspired Kingston Suites, meanwhile, located just a stone’s throw from one of Bangkok’s most prestigious neighbourhoods, has been temporarily repurposed as a ‘hospitel’ catering to local Bangkok residents under quarantine with minor health issues. The boutique 60-room property also continues to offer serviced apartment-style packages for long-term guests in a separate building.
With all staff now vaccinated, the Group will continue gearing up for the return of tourism with the launch of two new hotel brands in late 2021. A 279-key hotel spread across two towers at the old President Park Hotel on Sukhumvit 24 will feature a Silk Road-themed interiors, while the operator’s fourth hotel on the bustling Sukhumvit 11 hotel is set to introduce a chic, contemporary brand with subtle references to Thailand’s historic Rattanakosin Era to its burgeoning Bangkok collection.
“Although a degree of uncertainty remains in Bangkok’s hospitality industry, we are quietly confident that the recent nationwide rollout of vaccines and success of vaccination strategies elsewhere in the world will gradually result in the return of tourists sooner rather than later,” says Suravee. “We will be ready and look forward to welcoming them at our established and brand-new hotels around Bangkok.”
About Kingston Hotel Groups
Kingston Hotel Group is one of Bangkok’s leading boutique hotel operators with seven properties -- featuring a total of 1,671 rooms -- located in prime locations in the world-famous Sukhumvit district. Each of the distinct hotels caters to business, leisure and family travellers from around the world — whether they’re seeking a weekend retreat, base for exploration or long-stay options — and are conveniently located within walking distance of major public transport links, fine-dining restaurants and some of the world’s best street food, as well as action-packed entertainment and retail districts.
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