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As the Maldives is now ready to welcome you to the paradise again, Accor offers a wide array of tempting packages to fulfill your wish for a romantic getaway, a family holiday, or an aquatic adventure, ranging from 3 - 5 night stays including domestic flight transfer. From now until 4 September 2020, you can book hotel packages of up to 40% off valid until 30 September 2021.   Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Lxurious Ocean Residence - A Family Experience package starts from USD 12,200 net for 4 nights in the two-bedroom Ocean Residence inclusive of return domestic flight transfers for four, daily breakfast and dinner, marine butler and a 60-minute Traditional Balinese Massage for two adults.   Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi For an unforgettable holiday experience for the whole family, enjoy a four-night all-inclusive package starting from USD 9,125 net, including a two-bedroom Beach Sunset Villa stay with domestic flight transfers from Male for four, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, complimentary drinks, complimentary use of non- motorized water sports, daily yoga lesson and more.   Pullman Maldives Maamutaa For those seeking an adventurous getaway, Pullman Maldives Maamutaa is offering an Ocean Pool Villa all-inclusive package starting from USD 4,199 net for 3 nights with domestic flight transfers from Male for two, unlimited à la carte dining at six restaurants and bars, and free-flow drinks. Fitness enthusiasts should not miss the resort's Fit Trail island jogging track, a beach boot-camp Raaveriya Workout experience, yoga session and nature walks.   Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives Romantic Villa Escapes package, especially curated for couples seeking a romantic hideaway, is inclusive of a seven-night stay at the Beach Pool Suite Sunset, domestic flight transfers from Male for two, daily breakfast and dinner, complimentary use of the non-motorized water sports equipment and daily sweet indulgence of its signature Chocolate hour, stating from USD 5,749 net.   Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort Being one of the best-value packages for two, Best of Beach and Overwater Villas package starts from just USD 1,549 net for a two-night stay at the Beach Villa and another two night stay at the Overwater Villa. The package also includes return domestic flight transfers from Male for two, Male airport lounge service, daily breakfast, and complimentary use of non-motorized water sports equipment.   Vouchers can be purchased on accor.megatix.in.th. Stay dates are flexible for redemption until 30 September 2021 and may be amended free of charge. To take advantage of the best deals, join ALL - Accor's lifestyle loyalty programme – to earn reward points and exclusive benefits. Membership is free – visit all.accor.com for more information. Accor Plus Members will enjoy an additional 10% off package prices.

Banyan Thailand, a spacious and active lifestyle community with luxurious privacy, is inviting families to escape the city and rediscover the great outdoors with an extended family escape surrounded by the beauty of nature and fun activities. Embraced by both glittering ocean and endless mountains, magical times await you at Banyan Village in Hua Hin. A private pool villa or elegant lagoon-side villa in the Banyan Village can now be booked for only THB 25,000 per month. Banyan Village features 17 private pool villas and 69 lagoon-side pool access villas, each with an area of 120 sq.m. comprising open-plan living space, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fitted kitchen and plenty of outdoor garden space, including a terrace. Fully equipped including high-speed Wi-Fi, these villas are ideal for families who want to experience alfresco living, away from the crowds. All residents are assured of complete seclusion in a self-contained village with 24/7 security. A daily housekeeping service and laundry service is also provided upon request and charged separately. Whether you would like to just unwind or seek for challenging activities, you can have them all. Banyan Village Spa will rejuvenate your body and soul with exclusive treatments by professional therapists.  Alternatively, residents can tee-off at the award-winning Banyan Golf Club, an 18-hole championship course created by Thailand’s number one golf architect, Pirapon Namatra. To learn more or to book your post-lockdown family getaway at Banyan Village please email sales@banyanthailand.com, call: +66 (0) 32 538 888 or visit www.banyanthailand.com

To celebrate the special occasion together with your family, these top-notch restaurants offer special promotions to make your Mother's Day feast even more memorable. Whether your mom is an Italian cuisine aficionado or an explorer of newfangled flavours, your mom will definitely have a delectable blast on her special day!   WAH LOK CANTONESE RESTAURANT AT CARLTON BANGKOK What to expect: Heavenly Cantonese cuisine with menus especially made for your mom on this special occasion. Promotion:  Exclusively crafted menu for mom at THB 12,000 / table of 10 people Special “Steamed Minced Shrimp and Chicken Dumplings Topped with Truffle Sauce” at only THB 160++ (for lunch) Complimentary "Pink Longevity Bun" for all guests Date and time: 8, 9, 12 August 2020, 11:30 - 14:30 (for lunch) // 18:00 - 22:30 (for dinner) Reservation: +66 (0) 2 00 7888 // FBreservations@carltonhotel.co.th   SKYLINE RESTAURANT AT AVANI+ RIVERSIDE BANGKOK HOTEL What to expect: Uninterrupt river views, a wide array of delectable seafoods and a special menu for all moms on the day. Promotion:  THB 1,350++ per adult including soft drink THB 600++ per child aged between 5 – 11 years old / free-of-charge for child aged under 5 dining free Moms dine for free when come with the family Date and time: Wednesday 12 August 2020, 18:00 to 22:00 Reservation: +66 (0) 2 431 9100 ext.1416 // riversidedining@anantara.com   SRA BUA BY KIIN KIIN AT SIAM KEMPINSKI HOTEL BANGKOK What to expect: Michelin-star dining experience, serving modern Thai cuisine with authentic ingredients based on traditional recipes, using modern cooking techniques. Iconic dishes presented from 12 August include yellow curry crab meat with corn; Maine lobster salad with frozen red curry; foie gras with ginger and plum wine; and slow-cooked Wagyu beef in a homemade oyster sauce. Promotion:  Four courses at THB 1,850++ per person (additional wine pairing at THB 1,200++) Six courses at THB 2,600++ per person (additional wine pairing at THB 1,800++) Eight courses at THB 3,200++ per person (additional wine pairing at THB 2,300++) All moms enjoying the Mother’s Day lunch at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin on 12 August receive a surprise hand-garland All moms at dinner receive a floral gift box and some chocolate Date and time: 12 - 16 August 2020, 12:00 to 15:00 (last orders at 13:30), with dinner from 18:00 to 22:30 (last orders at 21:00) Reservation: +66 (0) 2 162 9000 // dining.siambangkok@kempinski.com **A deposit is required and this must be paid at least 48 hours in advance (no later than Monday, 10 August)   YÀO ROOFTOP BAR AT MARRIOTT HOTEL THE SURAWONGSE What to expect: Delicious Chinese treats with a modern twist and Chinese-inspired cocktails in a stunning setting with the best panoramic view in Bangkok. Promotion:  Mother’s Day package: 3 items of bite-size Dim Sum; scrumptious fresh Noodles with Spicy Pork Gravy; BBQ Platter; homemade Deep-fried Date Pancake with Vanilla or Cantaloupe Ice Cream, at THB 888++ per person. Mom eats free, for a table of 4 persons Date and time: Wednesday 12 August 2020, 17:00 to 24:00 Reservation: +66 (0) 2 088 5666 // Official Line@ @marriottsurawongse   ฺBISCOTTI AT ANANTARA SIAM BANGKOK What to expect: A wide

The highly anticipated Capella Bangkok, the award-winning Capella Hotels and Resorts' first property in Thailand, is set to open on 1 October 2020, and is now accepting reservations ahead of its launch. The hotel focuses on crafting authentic cultural experiences for its guests, combining a legacy of thoughtful design with the highest level of personalised service. Situated within the prestigious Chao Phraya Estate, Capella Bangkok offers 101 guestrooms, suites and villas, each of which boasts uninterrupted views of Thailand's revered river. The esteemed location was selected due to its access to the storied Chao Phraya River and Charoenkrung Road – Bangkok’s oldest paved road where tradition and cultural heritage meet the city’s trendiest cafes, bars and art galleries. Guests can truly enjoy a glimpse into the soul of the city at Capella Bangkok, as a dedicated team of Capella Culturist crafts enriching Capella Curates experiences centred around the dynamic neighbourhood and its intriguing residents. Designed by renowned architects Andy Miller and Richard Scott Wilson of Hamiltons International with interiors by celebrated tastemakers BAMO, Capella Bangkok is a cocoon of tranquillity in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. Every with floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony or verandah, allowing guests to take in the spectacle of the Chao Phraya river. Every riverside Villa and Verandah accommodation also feature an outdoor jacuzzi plunge pool. To mark the unveiling, Capella Bangkok is offering A Star Is Born debut rate of THB 17,500++ per night for stays starting 1 October 2020 onwards. The opening offer includes: Daily resort credits ranging from THB 3,000 to THB 8,000 nett per day* to be used on accommodation, dining or spa treatments Round-trip limousine transfers for villa guests Daily breakfast for two in the room or at the restaurant Seamless flexible check-in and check-out times Complimentary pressing of up to five pieces of clothes per stay Complimentary non-alcoholic minibar *Daily resort credit is dependent on room category Guests can use daily resort credits at all restaurants, including the much-awaited Côte by Mauro Colagreco, whose three Michelin-starred restaurant in France, Mirazur, claimed first place in “The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards” in 2019. Côte will please bon vivants with its contemporary reinterpretation of traditional recipes and culinary heritage of the French and Italian riviera. Testifying to the unique, time-honoured Thai recipes of the district is the alfresco dining Phra Nakhon restaurant, while Stella will serve bespoke patisserie and libations staged in a vivid, ethereal boudoir. For more information and reservations, please visit www.capellahotels.com/bangkok

Gucci's creative director Alessandro Michele has invited a number of visual artists (illustrators, painters and digital artists) from across the globe for a fun collaborative project, bringing their personal and idiosyncratic perspectives to bear on the G-Timeless automatic watch. Alessandro Michele asked different visual artists (illustrators, painters and digital artists) to indulge their imaginations and create artworks featuring various models of G-Timeless automatic watches. All were challenged to creatively interpret the watches in their own way, and to focus in particular on the element that makes the G-Timeless so distinctive: the motif of the bee, first introduced to Gucci in the 1970s, which is the key decorative feature on the stone dials of these timepieces, where it functions as every hour-marking index. The artists truly represent the global community. While some, like Winnie Chi from China and Kieron Livingstone from the UK, have previously collaborated with Gucci, most are new discoveries for the House: like London-based Oh de Laval and Tishk Barzanji, Balfua from California, David Macho from Spain and Andrey Kasay from Russia. Other artists include the USA’s Margot Ferrick and UK’s Cambo, who have already had their artworks for this project previewed on Gucci’s Instagram as a teaser, together with Winnie Chi, who has presented an animation. Although each artist has brought a deeply personal eye to the project, all the pieces share a dreamy, surreal mood, perfectly in keeping with Gucci’s eclecticism. The Gucci G-Timeless watch features a stone dial decorated with the House’s famous bees, while the transparent case back gives a glimpse of the automatic movement that powers the timepieces. There are eight Swiss-made variations of the G-Timeless in all, with a 38mm or a 42mm case. Three models combine an 18kt yellow gold case with a black onyx, brown tiger eye or green malachite stone dial. Five further variants combine a steel case with a blue lapis stone dial or a black onyx stone dial.

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.