On the 4th-5th floors of ICONSIAM and the 3rd floor of Siam Discovery, ICONCRAFT, the creative inspiration platform for Thai craftsmen and the largest creative hub of Thai craftworks, is pleased to honor Thai textile heroes who preserve Thai heritages and local wisdom by organizing a grand exhibition “ICONCRAFT Thai Textile Heroes” featuring exquisite Thai textiles created by the masters who bring Thai textile to life including Meechai Taesujariya of Ban Kham Pun, Ubon Ratchathani province and Weeratham Trakul-ngernthai of Ban Chansoma, Surin province, as well as collaborative works between three leading Thai fashion brands ASAVA, Hook’s by Prapakas and Wisharawish and Ban Tomthong Weaving Group from Buri Rum province. Importantly, a special collection of silk bags by Sirivannavari Bangkok has been exclusively launched at this event for a limited edition of 35 handbags. Hand woven fabrics in ancient patterns created by artisans from around the country together with an array of products crafted from Thai textiles such as dresses, bags and accessories by leading designers are also offered for sale. Admire and take pride of Thai heritages and local wisdom that are presented in the grand Thai textile exhibition featuring intricate handicrafts by textile artisans as well as an array of handworks ranging from works of art, sculptures, home decorative items, ceramic tableware and stylist accessories by craftsmen throughout the country at ICONCRAFT on the 4th-5th floors of ICONSIAM and the 3rd floor Siam Discovery. The precautionary measure of social distancing, hygienic and safety practices have been strictly put in action. For further information, please call 1338 or visit www.iconsiam.com. ICONCRAFT branch on the 3rd floor of Siam Discovery can be reached at 02-658- 3500 or www.siamdiscovery.co.th.
Stage, a casual fine dining French & global-inspired restaurant by Chef Jay - Sainisa Sangsingkeaw and her highly talented brigade of ex-L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon has launched its brand-new seasonal "Stage Menu 3.0" signature tasting menus, starting from July onwards. "Stage Menu 3.0" is a vibrant journey to your palate in the concept of “Le Stage en Fête”, in which the word ‘la fête’ means a festival or a celebration party in French. Inspired by the lively carnival and joyful circus in Europe, each dish is presented in a colourful tone and fun plating with a playful twist, bringing smile and happiness to customers through the story of each menu. Some of the signature dishes for this new season include King Crab / Watermelon / Leek Bomb, Foie Gras Sundae, Spot Prawn / Jelly / Smoked Salmon Roe / Cotton Candy, Orecchitte / Sea Urchin / Black Winter Truffle, Sweetbread Schnitzel / Black Garlic / Sauerkraut, and Japanese Wagyu / Bone Marrow / Dry-Aged Beef / Red Wine Jus. Meanwhile, pastry chef Rekha Limpichart, who studied in Paris and apprenticed at Le Quartier du Pain under Chef Frédéric Lalos (prestigious recipient of Meilleur Ouvrier de France Boulanger), whips up carnival-inspired desserts like Space Brownie and many delectable bite-size desserts from the Dessert Trolley such as Matcha Kid Cat, Truffle Choux, Popcorn Éclair, Coconut Ice Cream With Bread, Apple Candy. ‘Stage Menu 3.0’ offers 7 courses tasting menu at THB 3,500++ (Wine pairing options: 3 glasses at 1,400++ / 5 glasses at THB 1,900++) and ‘Stage Experience’ 10 courses tasting menu at 4,900++ (Wine pairing options: 5 glasses at THB 1,900++ / 7 glasses at THB 2,500++). The evolving menu changes every 2 months according to ingredients availability and the team’s current inspirations. Our drinks are no afterthought either and are exquisitely designed to accompany your dining journey. Restaurant manager and sommelier Pattarapol Ponraritt (previously sommelier at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon and recently head wine sommelier at Bangkok Marriot Marquis Queen’s Park) curates a wine list of both old world wine and new world wine, including natural wine as well, from many countries all over the world. Stage opens daily for private lunch from 12.00 – 14.30 hrs (minimum 4 people, advance reservation only) and dinner from 17.00 – 24.00 hrs (last booking at 20.30 hrs). Visit www.restaurant-stage.co or Facebook & Instagram: @stagebkk, or call +66 (0) 2 002 5253 / +66 (0) 83 623 4444 for more information.
Teardrop Hotels is delighted to announce its partnership with The Geoffrey Bawa Trust to revitalise and relaunch Geoffrey Bawa’s Lunuganga estate on the Southwest Coast of Sri Lanka. The nine-bedroom property includes Bawa’s original home with its original charms and quirkiness, in addition to a three-bed house he designed and built in Colombo which has been painstakingly reconstructed brick by brick in the grounds of the estate. Lunuganga forms an important part of Sri Lanka’s cultural and design heritage. Acquired by famed architect Geoffrey Bawa in 1947 as one of his first projects, Bawa worked tirelessly to transform the house and the gardens from a derelict rubber estate into one of the most beautiful pleasure gardens of the 20th Century. Elements of Italian Renaissance gardens, English landscaping, Japanese garden art, and the water gardens of ancient Sri Lanka are all blended to create Bawa’s most extravagant creation, making it a mecca for those interested in landscape design and architectural history. Geoffrey Bawa’s house itself comprises a former 1930’s plantation bungalow, with six private guest suites located around the estate and is an ode to ‘tropical modernism’ – a blend of antique and modern furniture with traditional and contemporary art - a trademark of Bawa’s eclectic signature style. The Bawa Trust and Teardrop Hotels have made sure to changes to the house to an absolute minimum, allowing guests to enjoy the space exactly as Bawa intended his guests to experience it. Lunuganga now also includes the three-bedroom house of Bawa’s dear friend - Ena de Silva. A batik artist based in Colombo Ena de Silva and her husband Osmund commissioned Bawa to design their home in 1962- a pivotal project in his life’s work and the first time he executed the joining of radically modern design with traditional Sri Lankan elements. In 2009, Ena sold the house to The Bawa Trust, which then moved the property brick by brick from its location in Colombo to Lunuganga. The house took three months to disassemble and six years to rebuild, led by Architect Amila de Mel and conservation specialist Nilan Cooray. Everything from the frangipani tree in the front courtyard to the slabs of river stone remains just as it was in the original house. A night at Lunuganga – in either the main house or the Ena de Silva villa - starts at USD 265++ for two people sharing, inclusive of breakfast. To celebrate the relaunch, Teardrop Hotels is offering guests a 20% discount on all rooms booked before 31 November 2020 – which can then be used anytime until 31 April 2020.
The Banyan Tree Group, one of Asia’s leading hotel brands for sustainability and environmental awareness, has announced that it will launch a range of organic, plant-based menus at its resorts around the world, starting in Thailand later this year. The Singapore-based Group said it has embarked on several collaborations covering different areas of the food chain, such as championing local procurement and sustainably sourced food through a partnership with two-star Michelin Chef James Noble. Together, Banyan Tree and Noble have broken ground on ORI9IN, a 350-acre gourmet organic farm in the fertile mountains of Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. Aside from supplying no fewer than 15 Michelin chefs at some of Bangkok’s most elite restaurants, MasterChef-turned sustainable farmer Noble said the joint venture will also include an on-site farm-to-table organic restaurant which is slated to open in October this year. Banyan Tree currently has three hotels in Thailand – in Bangkok, Koh Samui and Phuket, with a fourth, Banyan Tree Krabi, due to celebrate a grand opening in October 2020. The hotel group, which is highly reputed for its spa and wellness facilities, said it has also formed a partnership with Grassroots Pantry, a pioneering brand in Hong Kong, which is at the forefront of plant-based cuisine in Asia’s fine dining scene. A capsule menu based on plant-based, immunity-boosting foods and sustainable kitchen practices is to launch in the latter part of this year. The menu will debut at Banyan Tree’s Phuket venues followed by a roll-out at all of its hotels internationally. This new food-sourcing initiative at Banyan Tree complements an existing policy of enhanced hygiene and safety at its resorts worldwide – protocols introduced in the wake of the current Covid crisis. In 2019, Banyan Tree Group implemented a Code of Conduct for suppliers to map supply chain transparency in ingredients sourcing and promote socio-environmental practices to develop a sustainable supply chain. To date, over 900 suppliers have registered. For 2020, in line with marine conservation goals, the Group implemented a 25 percent benchmark of sustainable seafood sourcing by 2025 from sustainable fisheries. Banyan Tree Global Foundation said its experts will review seafood species served at each location and support identification of sustainably certified alternatives and opportunities for its properties.
Phuket's brand new Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort is now ready to welcome you to experience stylish and stress-free stay nearby vibrant Patong beach, within only a 20-minute drive to Phuket Old Town. The resort is completely ideal for families, couples and groups of friends! To celebrate its opening, Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort offers very tempting promotion at SCB Tiew Thai Pai Douy Gun, Fashion Hall Siam Paragon, 1st floor, from 30 July – 2 August 2020, with price starting from only THB 1,199! Online booking is available here during 30 July – 9 August 2020 for stays on 1 October 2020 – 31 October 2021. For more information and reservation, please contact FP.HKTFP.RESERVATIONS@MARRIOTT.COM or call +66 (0) 76 645 999.
Bangkok Airways has participated in “Rao Tiew Duay Gun” campaign by Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), offering 40% cashback or up to 1,000 baht per person per ticket (this is applicable to all Thai citizens and up to 2 million flight tickets throughout the campaign). To be eligible for the “Rao Tiew Duay Gun” campaign, passengers may register at TAT’s official site www.เราเที่ยวด้วยกัน.com from 15 July 2020 onwards. Flight reservations with Bangkok Airways can be made from now until 31 October 2020 with travel period from now until 31 October 2020. The offers are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about the campaign, please visit www.เราเที่ยวด้วยกัน.com or call +66 (0) 2 111 1144. Bangkok Airways currently operates 6 domestic routes, which are Bangkok – Sukhothai (roundtrip), Bangkok – Lampang (roundtrip), Bangkok – Chiang Mai (roundtrip), Bangkok – Phuket (roundtrip), Bangkok – Samui (roundtrip) and Samui – Phuket (roundtrip). For more information and flight reservation, please visit www.bangkokair.com
This October, Banyan Tree Krabi will be ready to graciously welcome you unwind in one of Thailand's most beautiful settings. The Banyan Tree Krabi is transitioning from the dream like-state of design to a reality. While many resorts can trumpet an oceanfront perch on azure waters, it’s not every new resort that commands a vista of limestone towers scattered across the sea like chess pieces on a clear jade table. Or cable car access to a restaurant perched high on a hill on the edge of Tubkaek National Park. The 10-acre property is surrounded by national parks on three sides: the rolling green mountains of a conserved forest serve as a backdrop to the north and east, while the jutting limestone peaks command a hypnotic view to the west. This intimate 72-key resort is creating an effortless bridge between luxury resort and a pristine, untouched environment. There are six categories of accommodation: Deluxe Pool Suite; Premium Ocean Pool Suite; 2-Bedroom Ocean Pool Suite: Beachfront Pool Villas; two 2-Bedroom Beachfront Villas; and one Presidential Beachfront Pool Villa, which has no less than seven bedrooms and covers 1,335m², including multiple verandas and balconies, as well as three pools. For its compelling dining scene, Saffron Restaurant offers top notch tastes at one of Krabi’s premier evening dining venues. With seating for 70 guests both indoors and out, Saffron is accompanied by three “Bird’s Nests” - private tables perched precariously among the trees, offering diners not only intimacy, but that magical Instagram moment to make all their friends at home green with envy. The resort’s all-day dining destination will be called Naga Kitchen, catering breakfasts, lunches and dinner with a plethora of international choices. Executive Chef Jakkrit Traibun, who was the sous-chef at Banyan Tree Samui for seven years, is a southern Thai and specializes in the aromatic and spicy flavors of that culinary style. The signature Rainforest treatment is a must-do while at Banyan Tree - an Amazonesque journey through vitality pools, a steam room and sauna, an ice fountain, and rejuvenating water jets. Aside from that unique experience, guests can always opt for traditional Thai massage and beauty therapies. Banyan Tree Krabi is due to open its doors to guests in the fourth quarter of 2020. For reservations and inquiries, visit https://www.banyantree.com/booking
All over the world, Aman has welcome guests to its exquisite sancturies for over 30 years, offering secluded retreats that graciously exceed every expectation in spectacular settings. Together with an unassuming and attentive service, and a host of bespoke experiences designed to cater to every whim, each stay transports guests from their everyday lives, creating lasting memories. With this is mind, Aman is pleased to announce the launch of the Aman Gift Card. Available to purchase for stays in any destination (excluding Aman’s four resorts in China) the gift card can be used towards any aspect of a visit; whether it’s a delectable meal at Aman Tokyo’s exclusive 12 seater sushi restaurant; a sunset cocktail on a private floating bar off Amanpulo’s shoreline in the Philippines; an exploration of Utah’s sweeping desert landscape on horseback from Amangiri, or a eucalyptus-infused massage in the Aman Spa at Amanzoe in Greece. The Aman Gift Card can be exchanged for accommodation, dining, spa treatments, retail or an array of adventures and activities. Presenting the perfect way to enrich a stay or to help celebrate a special occasion, the gift cards are available for order online at a value of between USD 10 and USD 25,000. Once ordered, the gift card is sent by post or via email to the purchaser or directly to the gift recipient, alongside a personal message. The guest is then able to present their gift card at the property for deduction from their bill at the end of their stay. Delivered instantly, enjoyed at leisure, the Aman Gift Card offers the perfect way to enrich someone’s stay. www.aman.com/gift-card Please click here for the Aman Gift Card Legal Terms & Conditions
JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, a five star luxury resort, located on the finest and pristine Mai Khao beach of Phuket, is once again recognized by Travel + Leisure World’s Best Award 2020. With an impressive overall score of 94.09, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa was named and ranked No. 4 out of Top 10 Southeast Asia Resort Hotels category. The resort is also the only resort on the Phuket Island that has achieved this acclaimed award & recognition for second consecutive year. Click here to view a comprehensive list of this year’s winners. In celebration of this award and hotel reopening, the hotel offers numerous promotions and packages that you can select as your choices. Promotions among Tiew Hai Kum; Phuket Staycation – Family by JW; Phuket Staycation – Couple by JW package; Summer Dreaming; Splendid Cash Vouchers with the value added up to 50% which you can use to redeem on accommodation, food & beverage, spa and resort incidentals. For more information or reservations, call + 66 (0) 76 338 000 or contact us on Facebook messenger.