Collective Hospitality (CH), the owner and operator of Slumber Party Hostels (SHG), Path and Socialtel brands, has successfully acquired Bodega Hostels to become the largest hostel company in South East Asia and fourth largest globally, with 25 properties and more than 2,500 beds across Thailand, Indonesia and Cambodia.
Established in 2012, SHG’s business model is based on providing the 18 to 35year old adventure traveler with a ‘one-stop-travel’ experience that features design-lead hostel facilities, local tour operation and management, and events held in their restaurants and bars. SHG has organically grown and expanded regionally, and with the recent Bodega Hostels acquisition, the company now totals 25 properties in Thailand, Cambodia, and Indonesia.
Bodega Hostels was established in 2013 and operates nine hostels in key tourist markets including two in Bangkok - Khaosan and Sukhumvit Road, two in Chiang Mai – Old Town and Thapae, and one each in Koh Phangan, Mae Hong Son, Phuket, Ao Nang and Siem Reap.
"KIS International School was awarded by SAT- FJGT Future Junior Golf Thailand Class E Female best player of the year"
from KIS International School was awarded by SAT- FJGT Future Junior Golf Thailand Class E Female best player of the year. A huge achievement by the Grade 3 Junior golfer who recently received an award of honor from Dr. Kongsak Yodmanee, Governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand. Accompanied by Khun Kumaree Komarakul Na Nagara, KIS Board Chair, and School Director and Khun Sorrakrit Lathitham, KIS Director of Marketing and Development. Mighty shared with us her passion for Golf saying “I started playing golf since I was four years old. My family is into golf and we like to spend our free time together enjoying the sport and that’s how I develop my passion for the sport. I want to improve even more from this and in the future, I would like to play in the LPGA” She is a huge inspiration to other youth golfers and amazing job Mighty! Keep it up.
Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, today announced Singapore’s first Mondrian hotel will be built in the heart of the city’s prominent Duxton Hill neighborhood and is set to open in early 2023. The property is being developed by Craig Road Property Holdings. This news comes on the heels of Accor’s recent announcement regarding its planned venture with Ennismore, which will see the creation of one of the world’s largest and fastest growing lifestyle and entertainment operators set to include Mondrian hotels.
Mondrian Singapore, a luxury lifestyle hotel comprised of 300 guestrooms and suites, a restaurant, a lounge and a rooftop bar will combine historic architecture from Singapore’s centuries-old shophouses with a new build of modern, contemporary influences.
BANGKOK AIR CATERING GROUP, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE AMARIN GROUP, SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED ITS SIX BRANDS AT THE FOOD FESTIVAL 2020, IMPACT ARENA MUANG THONG THANI
Bangkok Air Catering group and its six brands (Gourmet Primo Shop, Sky Deli by Gourmet Primo, eatfit by Gourmet Primo, Al Saray - Fine Lebanese & Indian Cuisine, Brasserie 9 - Authentic French Cuisine, and Ruen Noppagao - Authentic Thai Cuisine) participated in the FOODTIVAL or Food Festival 2020 organised by Amarin Group, which took place at the Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani. Its presence at the FOODTIVAL event has proven to be a great success with excellent feedback from customers and visitors alike, especially the chef’s table experience.
Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok has teamed up with entrepreneur and digital marketing philanthropist Matt Hunt, Director of ‘Neato’, to give back locally.
The luxury lifestyle hotel in Bangkok’s central green lung, Langsuan, discovered Matt Hunt and his pay-it-forward gesture through twitter, where the ‘Boy from the San Francisco Bay’ area, is driving efforts to help all parts of the supply-chain through procuring, developing, selling and giving back to Thailand, through his #ShopLocalThailand campaign.
"As a small business owner, I know the value of support from the community and that is why I created the #ShopLocalThailand campaign. I want to build community and help local businesses grow while also building philanthropy for a cause that is important to me, as well as Thai people." Said Hunt.
Prestige Magazine Thailand hosts the “Prestige 40 Under 40” Event at the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok, by the Chao Phraya River.
one of Asia’s leading English publications on luxury lifestyle that is published across regions including Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia, hosted its exclusive “Prestige 40 Under 40” event. Under the management of highly-accomplished female leader Waraporn Siriboonma (pictured at the center) — the Managing Director of BurdaLuxury Bangkok — Prestige Thailand was joined by key partners Cavallino Motors Co. Ltd, and Bvlgari Thailand to host the super-exclusive dinner party, bringing together society’s distinguished young entrepreneurs, as well as the 40 honourorees featured on this years’ list of the 40 changemakers, visionaries, and individuals responsible for shaping tomorrow. For the event, guests enjoyed a spectacular sit-down dinner paired with Beronia Wine one of the most renowned Spanish wines under Gonzalez Byass Group, along with live jazz music in a unique riverside setting. The event commenced with warm welcoming speeches by Managing Director of BurdaLuxury Bangkok, Waraporn Siriboonma, and Managing Editor of Prestige Thailand, Reena Hallberg, followed by an awards ceremony celebrating the accomplished individuals on this years’ list. The event also saw the unveil of the latest Ferrari Roma, complete with sleek new design codes, as well as a special showcase of the latest from Bvlgari and a special photo-backdrop also Lucaris Crystal provided The Glamour, new collection 2021 wineglass set to the guests, all set within the new Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok by the Chao Phraya River.
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British International School, Phuket (BISP) IB students Melanie Preen, Michael Larsson and Arsenii Barbashov have cause to be proud of themselves. By creating a fully functional 3D-printed prosthetic hand for a five-year-old girl from Bangkok, they made a significant positive impact on her life.
The young girl had been born with amniotic band syndrome (ABS), a rare condition where strands of the amniotic sac entangle digits, limbs, or other parts of the foetus and can cause various problems. In this case, the bands were wrapped around the girl’s left arm, ultimately resulting in a loss of her limb just below the elbow.
Jonathan Clark, head of ICT & computing at BISP, led this instalment of the CAS Project (Creativity Action Service) project and said this about its inception: “The little girl’s father, contacted me after reading a newspaper article about our students being able to 3D-print prosthetics. The team immediately took charge of this CAS project with the goal of creating a fully functional prosthetic arm by utilizing the technological opportunities at BISP. The students worked with scale photographs of the girl’s arms to accurately produce a suitable fit, and after much hard work and perseverance to perfect the 3D designs, they successfully printed and assembled the arm.”
Inspired by the project and his students, Jonathan added, “It has been overwhelmingly satisfying for the students to see images of the girl wearing their 3D printed creation. While the family did not wish for the images to be made public, they are extremely grateful to Melanie, Michael, and Arsenii, and are thrilled to see their daughter getting used to her new arm, which is a big improvement from the primarily aesthetic prosthesis she used to have.”
As part of National Children's Day 2021, Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin led by our Talent & Culture Manager, Khun Wanporn Boonsri, the team donated 1,750 masks to Children at The School of the blind with multiple disabilities in Cha-am as an effort to prevent children from Coronavirus infections (COVID-19).
Part of the key social objectives is to positively contribute to the local community, in a way that is mutually beneficial and sustainable. All activities and efforts are part of Shine, which is the global sustainability programme of Accor with the aim to give back to the community. Shine focuses on three pillars – Environment, Employer and Sustainability.
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Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel and Diageo Moët Hennessy Thailand, recently hosted an exclusive five-course dinner, accompanied by the world-renowned vintage champagnes by Dom Pérignon and Moët & Chandon. Michelin starred Chef Henk Savelberg reunited with his former protegee, Chef Rick Dingen of Madison, to create a flawless French flair menu designed to complement the exquisite flavor notes of Dom Pérignon’s finest years of champagnes.
With its iconic sleek bottle design and luxurious black and gold branding, Dom Pérignon is the crème de la crème of French Champagne; as such Chefs Henk & Rick teamed up to create an exclusive gourmet experience worthy of this wine. The intimate event served local foodies and gourmands Dom Pérignon champagnes such as the star of the show Plénitude 2 Vintage 2002, the second coming of the legendary 2002 vintage and the 2008 Vintage Blanc, hailed as a champagne miracle due to the exceptional conditions of that year paired with show stopping dishes including foie gras and poached veal. The Vintage Blanc 2009 which boasts grapes harvested at the peak of ripeness, emerges for the lobster entrée whilst the meal is closed with the remarkable Rosé Vintage 2006, a stylish and mesmerising blush.
Anantara Siam’s Dom Pérignon dinner was a sparkling evening, and a chance to celebrate all things oenophillic in the splendid surrounds of Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. Decked out with magical festive decorations and entertained by live music the exclusive dinner was the perfect way to ring in the festive season and toast to new beginnings with the onset of 2021.
Photo shows from left to right:
1. Mr. Daniel Simon, General Manager of Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel
2. Chef Henk Savelberg of Savelberg Bangkok
3. Kanokkarn Ingram, Marketing Director - Moёt Hennessy
4. Rick Dingen, Head Chef of Madison at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel
5. Nannadda Supakdhanasombat, Anantara Siam’s Director of Marketing Communications and Public Relations
As part of the solidarity week 2020, the team of Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin has initiated a new project and to support the Power of Love Children’s Home Hua Hin with a first donation of 50,000.- baht that has been handed over together with a lunch on Wednesday, 09 December 2020. During the following year the employees of Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa will support them in their daily needs, improve their facilities, and engage with different initiatives such as sport, gardening and similar. “We are proud to be part of this effort and to make a difference” says Sven Walter, General Manager at the Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin.