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The Okura Spa at The Okura Prestige Bangkok is now offering a 'Sweet Escape' for couples who seek a quality time to soothe the body and mind. The 'Sweet Escape' package features 2 heavenly hours of dedicated treatments: a dainty treatment with a 30-minute restorative floral scrub consisting of jasmine, rose, and lavender, followed by a 60-minute hot candle oil massage and a 30-minute Sakura bath; a treatment for him including a 30-minute purifying mixed beans sesame scrub, signature 60-minute 'ta-ke relief' massage using heated bamboo rods, and a 30-minute Sakura bath. The Sweet Escape package is priced at Baht 5,999++ per couple. For reservations or more information, please contact +66 (0) 2 687 9000 or

Art-inspired The Slate Phuket is now offering a series of packages with privileges for you to unwind in the exquisite paradise with the world-class design of Bill Bensley and top-notch facilities. The Slate Stories – Book a stylish Pearl Bed Suite, D-Buk Family Suite or Private Pool Suite and enjoy comfortable airport transfers, daily breakfast, kids' and family activities, a 10% discount at KRU Precision Wellness and 20% off treatments at Coqoon Spa. Guests who stay for five nights will be treated to a three-course dinner at Black Ginger, the resort's Michelin certified Thai restaurant, and six-night stays will receive a free seventh night! Rates start from just THB 4,000++ per night. The Slate Design – Relax in a spacious One-Bedroom Suite or Two-Bedroom Pearl Shell Suite and receive a welcome bottle of bubbly, complimentary minibar items, roundtrip airport transfers, daily breakfast, kids' and family activities, a 10% discount at KRU Precision Wellness, a free 120-minute Coqoon Rebirth Massage for two people, and 20% off other treatments at Coqoon Spa. Guests who book a five-night stay will be rewarded with a three-course dinner at Black Ginger, and six-night stays will receive a free seventh night. Rates start from just THB 7,000++ per night. The Slate Sanctuaries – Reserve your spot at mesmerising Bensley Suite, One-Bedroom and Two-Bedroom Pool Villas, or Two-Bedroom Family Pool Villa and you will be pampered with privileges including daily afternoon tea and in-villa breakfast, a bottle of bubbly, the chef's curated arrival treats, packing and unpacking services, complimentary minibar items, free laundry, roundtrip airport transfers, kids' and family activities, a 'Meet the Chef' experience, private Muay Thai or Pilates classes, a 10% discount at KRU Precision Wellness, a 120-minute Coqoon Rebirth Massage for two people, and 20% of other treatments at Coqoon Spa. Guests who book a five-night stay will receive a three-course dinner at Black Ginger, and those staying for seven nights will be treated to a barbecue dinner in the privacy of their villa! Rates start from just THB 13,000++ per night. The Slate has been awarded the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) Plus Certificate by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) for its high standards of safety measures. The packages are available to book from now until 30 April 2022 at The Slate has been awarded the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) Plus Certificate by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

From now until 28 February 2022, Executive Chef Carlo Valenziano portrays his mouth-watering 'Stories of Spain' at ALATi, Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, presenting lively flavours of coastal Spain from his vivid memories of his trips in Spain. 'Stories of Spain' comprises an exclusive à la carte and three-course set menu of Spanish favourites. The set menu features celebrated Jamón ibérico with grilled bread with tomato, Tortilla de patata, and Albondigas; a tempting main course selection of 'Confitado de pato a la Catalana' – the popular duck leg confit, prunes, pine nuts and duck jus served with mashed potatoes; 'Pulpo a la gallega' – Galician octopus, olive oil potatoes, smoked paprika; and 'Pescado a la plancha con escalibada' – grilled seabass, charred capsicum, eggplants and pine nuts; and a choice of desserts between Tarta de manzana, Churros limon chocolate y pistacho, or Flan de caramelo. The ‘Stories of Spain’ exclusive à la carte menu is priced from THB 290++, and the three-course dining set menu is priced from THB 999++ per person. Spanish cocktails and wine by the glass and bottle are also available. For more information and reservation, please contact +66 (0) 2 162 9000,, or LINE OA: @Siamkempinskihotel

The Okura Prestige Bangkok brings the beauty of blooming Japanese camellia to your table 'Tsubaki Afternoon Tea' at Up & Above Restaurant and Bar. Known as the 'queen of winter', camellia flower symbolises love, affection, and admiration, and it blooms just in time for the season of love. From 10 January to 31 March 2022, you can enjoy dreamy Tsubaki Afternoon Tea featuring tasty savouries and sweets like Norwegian salmon and wasabi sando; miso cream cheese and fit chutney tartlet; egg mimosa charcoal bun; wild forest mushroom Vol eau Vent; red current and Tsubaki chocolate praline; Hokkaido milk pudding; red velvet cream roll; chocolate and cherry cremeaux; cherry macaron; cranberry white chocolate scone served with fruit preserves and artisan clotted cream; and more. Tsubaki Afternoon Tea is available daily from 14:00 to 17:00, priced at THB 1,750++ per set of two persons; THB 2,350++ per set of two persons inclusive of 2 glasses of Sparkling Rosé and THB 3,500++ per set of two persons inclusive of 2 glasses of Perrier-Jouët Champagne. For further details, please contact +66 (0) 2 687 9000 or

Drawing inspiration from Bangkok's renowned 'Yaowarat' Chinatown, Praya Kitchen at Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse adds the tastes of famous dishes of the neighbourhood to its mouth-watering dinner buffet line, including freshly-cooked seafood, Oyster Omelet, Fish Maw Soup, BBQ Suckling Pig and Stir-Fried Crabs with Black Bean Sauce along with an array of fresh seafood at the 'Seafood Wall', featuring locally sourced crustaceans such as river prawns, mud crabs, rock lobsters, blue crabs, mussels and squids, as well as traditional Chinese sweet treats. The Yaowarat-themed buffet dinner will be available from Thursdays to Sundays from 6 January to 28 February 2022, priced at THB 1,688++ per person. Reserve at +66 (0) 2 088 5666 or LINE: @Marriottsurawongse.

Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit offers beef lovers a marvelous opportunity to indulge in the one-off 'Steakation' package, a mouth-watering promotion in collaboration with Meat & Livestock Australia, featuring a premium Australian beef menu at 'Market Café by Khao', an authentic Thai restaurant in partnership with the Michelin-starred ‘Khao restaurant’, located at the Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit. The package includes an exclusive one-night staycation for 2 people with Club benefits, 2 meals during their stay including a buffet breakfast at Market Café and the special set dinner featuring Australian Beef as the star of the menu at Market Café by Khao, presenting harmonious combination of authentic Thai flavours, quality ingredients and advanced culinary techniques unique to the restaurant, all priced only at THB 5,199 net per night. The 'Steakation' package is available for bookings and stays until 31 January 2022. For more details and reservations, please contact +66 (0) 2 098 1234 or

Over 150 years ago, the first luxury Orient Express train was launched, and the one-off experience will return in 2023 with the 'Orient Express La Dolce Vita' to take you on an unforgettable expedition through Italy, offering a new way of experiencing the country: an environmentally-friendly adventure where forgotten roads are explored, hidden treasures discovered and where architectural triumphs take centre stage. Throughout the journey, you will be pampered with 5-star service on board, savouring the Made in Italy' beauty and excellence  through award-winning Italian wines and exclusive haute cuisine. The 'La Dolce Vita' inspired design embodies the Italian art of living and all its beautiful traditions with a more contemporary spirit of travel. The train’s sumptuous decor will adorn 12 Deluxe cabins, 18 Suites, and one Honour Suite and restaurant, all boldly celebrating the craftsmanship, design and creativity of the 1960s and 1970s. The Orient Express La Dolce Vita which will welcome its first passengers in 2023. Six trains will embark through several iconic itineraries across 14 regions and beyond, including three international destinations from Rome to Paris, Istanbul and Split. A magical stopover in Rome will feature the very first Orient Express Hotel, Minerva, scheduled to open in 2024.  

Nothing beat celebrating this year’s festivity by the glittering sea. Royal Cliff Pattaya invites you to create good memories with your beloved ones with festive specials comprising superb dining experiences and a tempting stay package.   CHRISTMAS EVE'S AND CHRISTMAS SPECIALS Filled with jolly vibes of Christmas, the Royal Grill Room and Wine Cellar at Royal Cliff Beach Hotel brings magnificent holiday favourites to your table with a 4-course Christmas Eve Set Dinner to be reveled along the celebrated carol singers, as well as live bands. Lunchtime at Panorama brings you an endless array of festive culinary delights with the Christmas Buffet Lunch.   NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION Get gorgeously dressed and enjoy the waving-goodbye to this year in style at Royal Cliff's stunning new infinity pool alongside mouth-watering buffet and live entertainment. Kids can also enjoy the fun at a children's corner. At the end of the night (also the year), you will witness spectacular fireworks over the starry horizon as you usher into the new, brighter year.   NEW YEAR 'CELEBRATION' PACKAGE Book a luxurious 1-night stay inclusive of 2 tickets to Royal Cliff’s 0022 Spies and Agents New Year Party and other exciting benefits! Starting from THB 18,100 net/2 people for Mini Suite Plus Sunrise View Room on 31 December 2021. For stays on 1-2 January 2022, get a special rate starting from only THB 6,500 net for 2 persons. Available for booking from now until 31 December 2021 for stays during 31 December 2021 and 2 January 2022.   For further information on booking the New Year Celebration Package or to reserve a table, please contact Royal Cliff's Guest Relations at +66 (0) 38 250421 ext. 2037, email or visit

Whether you plan to celebrate New Year's Eve and step into 2022 with your loved ones in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, or other favourite places, we have compiled a list of cool spots where you can make the evening and night even more memorable.   COOLING TOWER, CARLTON HOTEL BANGKOK Up on the 34th floor, enjoy the last light of the year and spectacular fireworks as you step into the new year with your friends, with DJ Poyjii and live saxophone to get the groovy beats going throughout the night. Time: 17:00 till late Price: THB 1,500++ per person inclusive of 2 beverages Book at: +66 (0) 2 090 7888 /   RED SKY, CENTARA GRAND AT CENTRALWORLD Bid farewell at one of Bangkok's most popular rooftop bars with special 8-course Gala Dinner, featuring French-influenced cuisines cooked with premium imported ingredients. All bookings will receive a complimentary a bottle of Exclusive G.H. Mumm Grand Cordon N.V Champagne per couple. Time: 19:00 till late Prices: THB 11,999++ per person (outdoor) /  THB 9,999++ per person (indoor) Book at: +66 (0) 2 100 6255 /   Yào Rooftop Bar, Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse Revel in the sensational celebration with mesmerising views from the evening until late. Pamper your taste buds at the pre-countdown session featuring Dim Sum Tower for two and a bottle of sparkling wine or house wine, then get the party started at the Ultimate Countdown sesh with numerous fireworks lighting up the sky. Time: 17:00 - 19:30 for pre-countdown / 21:00 till late for the countdown event Prices: THB 2,288++ per set for the pre-countdown / the countdown starts at THB 5,888++ for 2 persons with a bottle of champagne or wine Book at: +66 (0) 2 088 5666 / LINE OA @marriottsurawongse sala ayutthaya Savour tasty fares inspired by the Chao Phraya River at sala ayutthaya eatery and bar, comprising mouth-watering 'Massaman Goong Maenam' – giant river prawns in spiced potato curry to be indulged with roti. Time: 11:00 - 22:00 Price:  THB 1,899++ per set Book at: +66 (0) 35 242 588 /   DUSIT THANI HUA HIN Take joy in a special 3-day 'Local Feast New Year Celebration', a market-style feast with local products and foods, sustainability workshops, film screening, live music, nighttime paddleboarding, and more. On 31 December 2021, ring in to the new year at a lively countdown event with live music and fireworks display. Date: 30 December 2021 - 1 January 2022 Time: 17:00 - 22:00 (17:00 - 24:00 on 31 December 2021) Price: THB 1,000 net per person (free for children under 12) for entrance fee Book at: +66 (0) 32 520 009 /   HYATT REGENCY KOH SAMUI For New Year’s Eve, Yangna Cuisine will host a barbecue gala dinner with a live band, and SESUN will let you celebrate in style with DJs, live performers and a fireworks display will see out 2021 and usher in 2022 at a lavish countdown party. Book at: +66 (0) 77 448 777 /   Khao, FOUR SEASONS CHIANG MAI For a heart-warming get-together on the special day, Khao will offer a fireside BBQ dinner featuring juicy grills and Thai favourites in a tranquil