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Tranquil beach in the front, majestic Naga Crest Hill in the back, when Banyan Tree Krabi’s superior location meets the resort’s first-rate facilities and stellarly blend-into-nature design, days at Banyan Tree Krabi is purely paradisiacal.   SETTING THE SCENE To relate with its marvelous surroundings, Banyan Tree Krabi infuses the story of Naga, the mythological sea creature that is believed to once inhabited in the Naga Crest Hill, into its concept, making water, nature, and Naga-inspired designs the predominant parts of the theme.   GETTING COMFORTABLE Comprising 72 exquisite pool villas and pool suites, all of which overlook the western horizon, you are sure to always have the best view, especially when the sun sets over scattered karsts. Their interiors are painted with lighthearted palette of light woods, light marble, and white, with vast spaces and modern facilities to ensure your ultimate comfort. Besides, you can be pampered by Banyan Tree’s signature scents in room whenever you want to.   DINING OPTIONS All-day-dining The Naga Kitchen offers a mouth-watering array of international breakfast buffet and a-la-carte selections in a beautiful setting. Krabi’s famous bites like roti and other Southern-style foods are also featured in the choices, and they are delicious. Up on the hill sits Saffron, Banyan Tree’s award-winning Thai restaurant, serving traditional cuisine with a creative twist created by adroit chefs who has obtained great knowledge in Southern-style dishes. For a more romantic dinner, you may savour dishes at the seaside “Bird’s Nest” tables. Beachfront Kredkaew Bar is a cosy spot to savour tasty tapas along with reinvigorating drinks.   WHY I’D RETURN With a number of natural attractions in the vicinity, Banyan Tree Krabi would be a nice base for my future exploration. In addition, the suite and spacious beachfront lounging areas are so soul-rejuvenating that I wish I had spent a lot more days unwinding here.     BANYAN TREE KRABI 279 Moo 3, Nongtalay, Muang, 81180 Krabi T: +66 (0) 75 811 888 E: Reservations-Krabi@banyantree.com W: www.banyantree.com/en/thailand/krabi FB: @banyantreekrabi   Text by Pakvipa Rimdusit

After having been successful with Thai Taste Hub, a party of Bangkok's beloved street foods, King Power Mahanakhon invites you to enjoy the latest cross-kitchen dining venue, bringing 7 leading restaurants and cafés together at the marvelous heart of the metropolis. The 2-storey Mahanakhon Eatery comes with modern-chic design to satisfy aesthetic needs of urbanites, with comfortable seating available for up to 200 guests. Now at Mahanakhon Eatery, you can savour

For this Sunday's family get-together, award-winning Capella Bangkok invites you to celebrate Father's Day with your loved ones with euphoric lunch and brunch. At riverfront Phra Nakhon Restaurant, treat your dad with heavenly family-style brunch, serving authentic Thai favourites with free-flow wine and Champagne. The Father's Day brunch is priced at THB 4,000 net per adult and THB 2,000 net per child of 12 years and under, with optional free flow drinks starting at THB 1,300 net per person. Available from 12:00 to 15:00. At Côte by Mauro Colagreco, pamper your dad with a famed Riviera-inspired gastronomy specially prepared for Father's Day by Chef Davide Garavaglia. The Father's Day Carte Blanche lunch comes with truffle and wine pairings, priced at THB 8,100 net per person and THB 3,900 net per person additional for wine pairings. Available from 12:00 to 14:00. For more information and reservations, please email info.bangkok@capellahotels.com or call +66 (0) 2 098 3888.    

To welcome tourists back to the Bangkok Metropolis once again, Clinique La Prairie Aesthetics & Medical Spa at The St. Regis Bangkok has unveiled a series of new wellness packages, offering guests the benefit of combined medical and spa treatments to achieve optimal health and aesthetic results. The luxury spa comprises a number of calming spaces, as well as offering the only location in Thailand where you can experience Clinique La Prairie’s longevity focused journey. The Anatomique Package Offering an effective non-surgical approach to targeting stubborn fat deposit areas, this cellulitebusting offer taps the most advanced body-shaping and firming technology in the market — Exilis Ultra 360. Exilis Ultra 360 session to tighten and tone the skin and deep tissue of the buttocks (THB 22,800) Exilis Ultra 360 session to target stubborn cellulite on the back of thighs (THB 22,800) The Signature Slimming Massage to improve skin texture 60 minutes (THB 22,800) *Purchase 3 sessions for THB 59,850 Net (From THB 85,500) The Purity Package Promising a complete body cleanse and liver detox, the Purity Package pairs intravenous therapy, with a lymphatic drainage and detoxifying massage to encourage lymph flow and improve blood circulation. IV drip detox therapy to reduce heavy metal levels and eliminate toxins (THB 8,960) 60-minute Detoxifying and Lymphatic Drainage Body Massage (THB 8,960) Hot or cold infused detox beverage (THB 8,960) *Purchase 3 sessions for THB 23,520 (From THB 33,600) The Physio Package An antidote to office syndrome, legacy injuries or simple wear and tear. Guests enjoy firm and visibly smoother visage as well as a relief from muscle tension in one visit. Deep tissue massage with hot stones and aromatherapy oil (THB 8,400) 30-minute relaxation facilities (THB 8,400) NIR laser session to smooth lines and wrinkles caused by ageing and sun damage (THB 8,400) *Purchase 3 sessions for THB 22,050 Net (From THB 31,500) For information about the full range of medical and spa treatments and to make an appointment, please call + 66 (0) 2 207 7779 or email info@cliniquelaprairiebangkok.com.

In collaboration with London-based luxury unisex streetwear brand 'This Is Fred', art-oriented five-star The Slate in Phuket has launched the dashing collection of gender-fluid streetwear, inspired by the avant-garde design by Bill Bensley of the resort that reflects the island's rich industrial history. THE SLATE X FRED collection adopts the enigmatic monochrome accents and the confluence of hardness and softness, creating wearables that highlight every movement of a wearer. The collection features trousers, tops, ponchos, jackets and more. The collection is crafted by Frederick (Fred) Morrison, who has presented his collections at the prestigious Paris and Berlin fashion weeks. This Is Fred produces pioneering gender-fluid urban wear, with striking designs that are inspired by the angularity of architectural forms and the fluidity of natural shapes. This unique partnership gives guests and local residents the opportunity to view and buy This Is Fred’s stylish streetwear in Thailand for the very first time. "I discovered Fred in Shoreditch, a very creative and artistic area in East London where you can find one-of-a-kind vintage shops and independent fashion labels. I always prefer small independent brands to well-known international ones. His geometric cut and shape, use of materials and the gender-fluidity of the brand immediately reminded me of The Slate," said the resort’s co-founder and owner, Krystal Prakaikaew Na-Ranong (known to her friends as Khun Moo). "This Is Fred has a similar brand philosophy to The Slate. Our brands have an avant-garde approach and a very bold way of thinking. I invited Fred and his partner to stay at The Slate at the beginning of 2020, just before the pandemic, to discuss our collaboration. Fred was very much inspired by the resort’s architectural attributes and we decided to create THE SLATE X FRED collection together." The one-of-a-kind collaborative works are showcased at Shades, the art gallery at the resort's lobby, and can be purchased at The Stockroom and  www.thestockroomonline.com

Utopia Corporation (UCORP), one of Phuket's leading real estate developers, led by Mr. Hachi Yin, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Utopia Corporation, and Ms. Nalina Suranakarin, Chief Brand Officer, Utopia Corporation, recently launched Utopia Hospitality Group (UHG), a new flagship hospitality management company under UCORP. Being a dynamic new player in the Asia-Pacific hotel sector, the UHG comes with a vision to create daring concepts and lifestyle experiences that transform the world of hospitality, provide flexibility and openness to create a level playing field in the post-pandemic era for hoteliers. They will benefit from multiple levels of expertise from management and marketing services to property technologies from UHG. Under the umbrella of UHG, prominent lifestyle hotel and resort brands will offer new travel experiences that meet the needs of smart and savvy travelers in the new era through three brand categories: the Midscale Aparthotel Brand merges the modern lifestyle and sense of belonging to a community with the comfort and flexibility of an apartment to meet the needs of a new generation of smart travelers with the motto 'Live Your Own Way'; the Upscale Lifestyle Resort Brand is a 5-star resort brand that occupies the space between lifestyle resort and wellbeing retreat, all in accordance with the slogan 'Live Slow, Play Well'; and the Ultra-Luxury Brand, in collaboration with Tonino Lamborghini, the legendary luxury brand from Italy that epitomizes refined luxury products and designs. The Tonino Lamborghini Boutique Hotel Phuket will be the first hotel under this brand in Thailand, set to welcome guests in 2025. UHG’s plan also includes the creation of two immense landmarks located in the northern and southern regions of Phuket including Bay of Icon, which will be a new destination for high-end global investors and travelers, and the Utopia Dream, a mixed-use development with a low-rise condominium to be constructed in Nai Harn. UHG commemorated its launch with a mini gala dinner at​ Blue by Alain Ducasse, who’s the current living chef with the most Michelin stars in the world. 

Situated on the tranquil side of beautiful Koh Lanta in Krabi, five-star Layana Resort & Spa is now offering a tempting promotion for two, ideal for a romantic escape with your better half. The 'Moments of Love' package starts from THB 5,900 nett per night, with complimentary upgrade to an elegant, spacious villa (subject to availability), plus many more privileges including: Round-trip transfer to / from Krabi Airport Daily breakfast, served in the villa One romantic candlelight dinner per stay One private Sunset Cruise per stay Complimentary High Speed WiFi Internet Access This promotion is available for bookings and stays from now until 31 March 2022, with free cancelation up to 1 day before arrival date. For more information, or to make a reservation please contact +66 (0) 75 607 100 or visit www.layanaresort.com

Meliá Koh Samui welcomes international travellers back to the paradise with 'Samui, I Miss You' package, offering a tranquil stay by the beach at special prices, with special perks, starting from only THB 3,400 (USD 105++) per night in a Deluxe Room. You can opt for a three- or seven-night package, starting at THB 9,999++ (USD 300++) and THB 22,222++ (USD 668++) per room, with a guaranteed upgrade to a Premium Pool Access Room, early check-in and late check-out, a complimentary roundtrip airport transfer from Samui International Airport and either a 60-minute Thai massage or one tapas set lunch for two. The seven-night package for two also includes a 90-minute spa treatment, one tapas set lunch and a daily cocktail.  Coinciding with Thailand's 'Test and Go' program that require fully vaccinated tourists flying from 63 low-risk countries to do a RT-PCR test upon arrival to the country before traveling freely with a negative result, (more info at www.tatnews.org) guests who stay at Meliá Koh Samui on the first day of arrival in Thailand will be charged an additional THB 2,200 (USD 66) for the COVID-19 test. ‘Samui, I Miss You’ must be booked directly with the resort by 31 December 2021 by calling +66 (0) 77 938 899 or emailing reservation.kohsamui@melia.com for a stay period until 31 March 2022.

As Bangkok is reopening, Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit makes traveling to the metropolis easier with the 'Carlton Test & Go' package, inclusive of airport pick-up and a convenient drive-through RT-PCR test at Samitivej Hospital on the way to the hotel. The package includes: 1 night stay in a Deluxe Room (room only) SHA+ limousine transfer from airport to hotel One time RT-PCR test at Samitivej Hospital* Special room rates for extension nights One set ATK test kit for self-testing 20% off in-room dining 'Carlton Test & Go' package is priced at THB 6,500 net per person** and validity for stays between 6 November 2021 – 31 January 2022. For further information or reservations, please contact +66 (0) 2 090 7888 or email reservations@carltonhotel.co.th   *Supplementary charge for a second person at THB 2,590 net per night inclusive of 1-time RT-PCR test ** Festive supplement charge at THB 1,000 net per room per night on 31 December 2021 and 1 January 2022.