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As people are heading toward more health-conscious lifestyles, Dusit International launches its new group-wide wellness concept, Devarana Wellness, aiming to enhance guest's experience at Dusit Hotels and Resorts worldwide with well-being elements inspired by traditional Thai and Buddhist wellness principles. Devarana Wellness cares for physical and mental well-being of all Dusit's guests by inviting them to slow down and relish in self-care, as well as offering them one-off wellness experiences. By fusing ancient Thai healing practices into innovative practices, Devarana Wellness concept delivers holistic well-being based on 3 key principles: Pause (yoga, meditation, breathwork, Thai herbal medicine, and activities that enhance emotional resilience); Focus (personalised food menus and fitness and movement activities for physical vitality); and Growth (workshops focused on sustainability, community outreach programmes, and special retreats for families, couples, and business and leisure travellers); alongside other wellness micro-moments to pamper your body and mind throughout your stay. Each property will focus on guests’ most shared concerns including destressing, detoxifying, and enjoying a deep restorative sleep. For further details, please visit www.dusit-international.com

It's been a year already since Airbnb has launched compelling Online Experiences to invite people to travel virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Online Experiences allows you to still dig deep into local culture and share passions with the Hosts while staying safe at home. For an one-off virtual experience in Thailand, no matter where you are, you can Visit The Hidden Thai Village, learn about the History & Culture of Transwoman - Thailand, and try Street Dance with Smiles from Step Up. If you are a food aficionado, don't miss The Northern Thai Pantry! Various categories of the Online Experiences are available to satisfy your unique wanderlust. With a slow-but-steady increase of the number of the vaccinated, it opens up to more actions. Some new Online Experiences categories have emerged and have been gaining a lot of interest from people worldwide like the category of Outdoor Activities, Dance, Music, and Fitness & Recreation. Here are some of Airbnb’s most popular Online Experiences to date: From My House to Yours, Thai Cooking (most booked Online Experience in Thailand in 2020) Sangria and Secrets with Drag Taste Spice Up Life with Thai Food World's Top Coffee Masterclass ‘True vs False’ Funny Historical Game Pasta with the Grandmas GINspiration History & Cocktails at Home Master Northern Thai Dish with Insider Irish Village, History, Culture & Craic Secrets of Magic Looking ahead, Online Experiences will continue to support Host earnings, provide unique opportunities for human connection, and create new ways to draw travel inspiration from home. Keep your passport in your drawer, sit on your comfy couch, and explore the world now with the Online Experience.

In accordance with the recent change of the Alternative State Quarantine requirements for international travellers arriving in Thailand, Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok, the holistic health-focused urban retreat amidst tropical gardens, offers new packages with post-stay medical services to ensure the long-term health of all guests. The wellness resort is now offering 7-, 10- or 14-day "Health Watch" packages, all of which comprise five-star accommodation in spacious rooms and suites with private balconies, three daily meals, a VIP airport transfer, and world-class medical services courtesy of Bangkok Hospital, including 24-hour nurse supervision, COVID-19 tests, immune system enhancing supplements, and tele-medical consultations. Three daily meals can be selected from regularly rotating menus featuring over 150 dishes, including an array of vegan and vegetarian choices, and scoops of Mövenpick ice cream and other tasty treats can be ordered from Rim Klong Café. The 7-day package is only valid for visitors who have received full COVID-19 vaccinations, while the 10-day option is applicable for regular travellers, and the 14-day package is required for visitors arriving from “high-risk” countries (as per the government’s latest list, to be announced every two weeks). After guests' ASQ period ends, Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok and Bangkok Hospital also offer additional medical check-ups to reassure their healthiness and safety with "ASQ Basic" and "ASQ Executive" services at special prices. Upon check-out, a Health Watch membership card will entitle the holder to a raft of benefits, including special rates, 25% discounts on F&B and future stays and three 50% discount vouchers at the resort’s restaurants. The Health Watch packages are available from now until 30 June 2021. Rates start from THB 41,000 net per person for the 7-day package, THB 55,000 net per person for the 10-day package, or THB 66,500 net per person for the 14-day package (all prices based on Superior Room accommodation – other rooms and suites are available). For further details, please contact +66 (0) 2 666 3333, resort.bdms.reservation@movenpick.com or visit www.movenpickbdmsbangkok.com

This July, Cross Hotels & Resorts will launch its very first property in Japan, Away Okinawa Kouri Island Resort. The boutique beachfront resort is set on a tranquil island connected to the main Okinawa island, offering an astounding panorama of the azure East China Sea alongside design and facilities that are in conformity with the brand's philosophy, "Escape Everyday Life". In partnership with Japanese hospitality management and real estate development company, AB Accommo Company Limited, Cross Hotel & Resorts anticipates its future expansion in Japan with 7 properties within 4 years stretching from Okinawa to Hokkaido. Cross Hotels & Resorts currently operates 21 hotels across three distinct brands – Cross, Cross Vibe and Away – in Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia. For further details, visit crosshotelsandresorts.com

From now until the end of March 2022, you can book and plan your future retreat with your loved ones or colleagues at Bali's Tanah Gajah, a Resort by Hadiprana, with "The Art of Reuniting" buyout offer to bring your family or friends together for an unforgettable time. Situated amidst endless rice paddies of Ubud, the resort features 20 exquisite villas and compelling group activities like rice paddy trekking, a hot air balloon ride, fishing, as well as wellness retreats. The entire gorgeous resort can be booked out by a group for USD 7,500++ per night (with a minimum stay of two nights). The package is a dream comes true for corporate retreats, with meeting spaces available on site, weddings, both Balinese style and western, and family reunions. Additionally, for an ultimately private excursion, Tanah Gajah has partnered with Garuda Indonesia on charter flights from around Indonesia and other international destinations the airline frequents. Rates and availability depend on the departure city and interested parties should contact the resort directly. "The Art of Reuniting" is subject to availability and valid for stays booked until 31 March 2022. For more information please visit www.tanahgajahubud.com/en

From 22 to 28 March 2021, Ta Khai at Rosewood Phuket will bring authentic tastes of Southern cuisines to Bangkok. Uncle Nun and Aunt Yai, the chef couple behind the flavours of Ta Khai, will take over Lakorn European Brasserie at Rosewood Bangkok to escort you on a culinary journey to the South. The couple will present a three-course set lunch of Ta Khai signature dishes, including a choice from two appetizers and three mains, finished with a delectable dessert. Highlights include Khao Tang Natang, a mouthwatering dish of Crispy Rice with Blue Crabs, Prawns, Coconut Milk and Peanut Paste; Gaeng Som Pla Gao, a Southern style Spicy & Sour Black Grouper with Coconut Shoots; and Moo Hong, featuring Soy-Braised Pork with Black Pepper and Garlic. The Ta Khai semi-buffet dinner will offer appetizer stations of luscious Southern favourites including Winged Bean Salad, Yum Som-O, Miang Kham and Fresh Spring Rolls. You can select from a choice of Ta Khai’s popular mains, including Bai Liang Pad Khai, Gang Pu Bai Cha Plu, Gang Massamun Nua, Pla Neung Manao and Pla Gao Rad Prik Supparod. The indulgence continues as Lakorn’s entire lush balcony is converted into a seafood grill station. The evening is topped off with a myriad of Thai desserts including Homemade Coconut Ice Cream, Sago Phattalung, Khanom Tuay and Tub Tim Krob. On weekdays, a family-style Ta Khai sharing set lunch is available at THB 899 per person and a Ta Khai semi-buffet dinner will be offered evenings for seven days at THB 1,499 per person. For more information and reservations, please contact +66 (0) 2 080 0070 or bangkok.lakorn@rosewoodhotels.com

On 1 and 2 May 2021, luxurious Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort will host an unmissable event for lovers of water sports, "Stand Up Paddle Fest", taking place on the calm, crystalline waters of Andaman Sea at Krabi’s beautiful Klong Muang Beach, a lengthy stretch of tranquil white sands on which the resort is situated. Over the two days, there will be 4 friendly paddleboard races of various distance: 1, 2, 3 and 6 kilometres, as well as other activities to keep visitors amused throughout the weekend including yoga classes by professional instructors and live DJ shows. Snacks and refreshments are available from midday onwards around the resort’s Breeze beachfront swimming pool, and participants can also make use of many of the resort’s facilities including the pool and kayaks. In both evenings the fun fest will be joined by special guests from Krabi’s well known Skimboard Group who will showcase their amazing boarding talents. Entry ticket for both days is priced only at THB 590, including access to any one of the 4 races, a festival shirt, commemorative medal and phone dry bag. Dusit Thani Krabi Beach resort is committed to support the local community and will donate THB 100 from each ticket sale to the Klong Muang Public Health Center and will carry out a beach cleaning before and after the event. Also, the New Normal procedures will be strictly implemented. For more information and to make a reservation, send a direct message to Glowfestkrabi

As thailand’s café culture gets increasingly worldly, new spots are emerging almost daily. Many are cool, possibly also dramatic places and undoubtedly visit- worthy. The ones that you will return to again and again, however, are likely those that give you a cosy feeling, as if you are at home sharing comforting drinks and tasty bites with your best friends.   DROP BY DOUGH Udomsuk and Ari, Bangkok A Donut House with Hygge Vibes Speciality: Freshly-baked doughnuts with rich, indulgent fillings. Setting: Cosy Scandinavian interior design that invites you to enjoy every minute there. Must-tries: Classic Vanilla / Nutella & Hazelnut / Bacon Cheddar Cheese Instagram: @dropbydough   MAGOKORO TEA HOUSE Mueang, Chiang Mai   Tea in a Mini Japanese Zen Garden Speciality: Heavenly green teas from an award-winning farm served in traditional Japanese style, as well as tasty Japanese sweets. Setting: A mini Zen garden that transports you to a bucolic setting in Japan. Must-tries: Ikigai Ceremonial Set / Cold Brew Tea / Matcha Roll Instagram: @magokoro.teahouse   MORE THAN FEELING BREW Ramkhamhaeng, Bangkok A House of Hand-Crafted Coffee Speciality: Coffee made with loving hands, from grinding to brewing in a Flair Espresso Maker to make the perfect cup for you. Setting: Cosy and minimalist, good for long stretches of time with friends or for working in peace with a perfect cup of ambrosial coffee near at hand. Must-tries: Dirty / Cold Drip / Cold Brew / Matcha Latte Instagram: @morethanfeelingbrew   REMEDY CAFE AND STAY Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok A Vintage House by the River Speciality: Speciality coffee made with beans of different origins, brewed with advanced equipment including a Flair Espresso Maker, AeroPress coffee maker, V60 Dripper, and more. If you don’t like being too caffeinated, the milky frappés and fruity smoothies are also very good. Setting: A small slow life riverside house with vintage décor and pleasant music coming from a vinyl record player. Must-tries: Breezy Remedy Signature / Dirty Coffee / Lemon Drizzle Cake Instagram: @remedy.bkk   WHISPERING CAFÉ Sampran, Nakhon Pathom Garden House of Your Dreams Speciality: A variety of tastebud-pleasing drinks and sweets. Setting: A vintage wooden house set in a vast idyllic garden by Thailand’s top landscape designer, with a tranquil pond in which you can paddle around in a little boat. Must-tries: Mint Chocolate / Matcha Latte Cold / Roselle Soda / Dark Beer Cake Instagram: @whispering.cafe   POONYPOONY COFFEE Sutthisan, Bangkok Welcome to the Barista’s Home Speciality: Seriously good cups with wicked latte art by Poon, the owner, who has worked as a barista in Melbourne. The latte art in his Babycino is the talk of the town. Setting: The very friendly atmosphere of Poon’s house, sipping aromatic coffee made by the man himself. This is a café with a personal touch that makes you want to linger. Must-tries: Dirty / Orange Tonic / Drip Coffee Instagram: @poonypoonycoffee   BILLYBILLIES Bangna, Bangkok   A Cosy English Tea Room Speciality: Blissful home-made cakes and bakes inspired by English tea rooms, as well as original house blend teas specially created for this cosy house. The made-to- order birthday cakes will steal your heart, and the organised creative workshops will give you lots of fun. Setting: The ambience of a cosy English tea room that attracts passers-by and, as you step inside, you will feel as if you

What is your ideal celebration with your better half?: A candlelit dinner? An intimate conversation over tea and sweet treats? Or a gastronomic exploration? – Here we have compiled 8 exquisite eateries with Valentine's specials to make the romantic feast even more memorable. CHAR Restaurant at Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road Romantic offer(s): A five-course set menu of transcendent grills with Japanese touches uniquely created by the restaurant's accomplished Chef including Hokkaido scallop, Wagyu fillet beef with black truffle jus, and Black cod with miso butter and Jerusalem artichoke, and mouth-watering more. Price: THB 2,500++ per person Date: 13 - 14 February 2021 Reservation: +66 (0) 2 207 4999 / reservation.hotelindigobangkok@ihg.com   Paii at The House on Sathon Romantic offer(s): Sweet Afternoon Tea (THB 1,999++ per set) - Indulge into a love-themed afternoon tea for two amidst verdant garden, featuring special treats and savouries, as well as 2 pots of TWG tea and 2 welcome drinks. Valentine's Set Menu (THB 4,500++ per couple) - A five-course modern Thai seafood set menu in an exquisite house including Hamachi pon pla, Jean-Paul oyster and Hokkaido scallop served with Paii chili jam and triple caviars, wagyu A5 sirloin and more. Exclusive Valentine's Celebration (THB 20,000++ per couple) - Exclusively available ONLY FOR ONE COUPLE! Savour the five-course set dinner inclusive of one bottle of selected beverage served privately in a fully decorated Valentine’s Secret Room and a one-night stay in Marvelous Suite inclusive of breakfast for two. Date: 11 - 14 February 2021 for afternoon tea (14:30 - 17:30) / 14 February 2021 for dinner (18:00 - 23:00) Reservation: megatix.in.th/valentineswbkk / +66 (0) 2 344 4000   The Lobby Lounge at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok Romantic offer(s): Experience the exclusive "Afternoon Tea at Kempinski – Solo Harp Love Melodies Edition" with a tasty 50 shades of red sweet and savoury delicacies by Chef Franck Istel such as caviar and egg vol-au-vent, classic prawn cocktail tart shell, and chèvre terrine sandwich, passionfruit wild strawberry mini dome, and vanilla raspberry chocolate madeleine, in the European grandeur of the lobby while listening to live harp love melodies. Price: THB 990++ per person Date: 1 - 28 February 2021 (14:00 - 17:00) Reservation: +66 (0) 2 162 9000 / dining.siambangkok@kempinski.com   Biscotti at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel Romantic offer(s): A buffet-style lunch (THB 1,490++ per person) including a choice of the main dish, served at the table, as well as coffee or tea. Special four-course dinner (THB 4,990++ per couple) by Chef Alessio featuring melt-in-your-mouth scallop tartar, prawn risotto, baked black cod or veal tenderloin and a moreish dessert of Red Velvet, lemon tart and macaroons, as well as 2 glasses of festive beverage. The private dining package (starting from THB 5,000++ per couple) featuring homestyle Italian cuisine from Biscotti and other outlets of the hotel to be served in the comfort of your plush suite, including an overnight stay for two with breakfast in bed, and optional add-ons such as fresh flowers and an Aroma milk bath. Date: 14 February 2021 (11:30 - 14:30 for lunch / 17:00 - 24:00 for dinner) Reservation: +66 (0) 2 126 8866 ext. 1201 /