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During 29 September – 3 October 2022, MICHELIN-Starred IGNIV Bangkok at The St. Regis Bangkok will welcome Chef Timo Fristche from Oz by Andreas Caminada, Sweitzerland's acclaimed vegetarian restaurant with state-of-the-art concept, who spent years working at three-MICHELIN-starred Schloss Schauenstein, for an exciting four-hands culinary collaboration with IGNIV's Head Chef David Harwig. During his visit, Chef Timo will work closely with Chef David and his network of farmers and local suppliers to source carefully grown herbs, plants, and vegetables. The menu will also showcase his signature fermentation techniques which transform and preserve the richness of plants. The 4-hands Vegetarian Fine Dining Sharing Experience at IGNIV Bangkok comprises vegetarian dishes from IGNIV Bangkok and Oz, from starters to desserts, as well as a choice of delights from IGNIV’s signature Candy Store to enjoy with coffee or tea, or to take home. The Vegetarian Fine Dining Sharing Experience at IGNIV Bangkok is available for lunch and dinner during 29 September – 3 October 2022, priced at THB 4,000++ per person. Reservations can be made by calling +66 (0) 2 207 7822 or email igniv.bangkok@stregis.com. Visit www.ignivbangkok.com for more information.

After 10 years of anticipation, The Coral First Class Lounge and Finest Business Class Lounge at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand, are now ready to provide luxurious comfort for travellers a with wide range of facilities including private lounging space, wellness spa, comfy bedroom with Omazz mattress, and shower rooms with bathtubs, among others, inspired by the unique charm of Thai culture with the use of modern creature comforts. In addition, guests can indulge in a delicious variety of Thai and international delicacies in an elegant setting, aromatic Drury English tea, premium Nestlé coffee, 4700BC Gourmet Popcorn, organic dried fruits, and more. The Coral was founded in 2008 by Mrs. Naphaphat Supsoonthornkul and Mr. Tassachon Supsoonthornkul, with aspiration to provide a service beyond standard luxury lounge services, being an exquisite space for travellers to escape from the crowded, bustling airport, and completely unwind as they wait for their upcoming flights. The initiative was first launched at Phuket International Airport. After considerable success, the company has opened more lounges at airports in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai, Udon Thani, as well as Bangkok's Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi International Airports, with a plan for further expansion. The Coral First Class Lounge and The Coral Finest Business Class Lounge is located at Concorde D1, Suvarnabhumi International Airport. For more information, visit www.coralthailand.com 

Celebrated in many countries in Asia, this year's Mid-Autumn Festival falls on 10 September. A huge part of the auspicious festival is, definitely, mooncake, to be given to the loved and important ones in your life as an expression of gratitude and wishing them prosperity. Here are places to get exquisite mooncakes in Bangkok:   Pagoda Chinese Restaurant Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park Highly-acclaimed Pagoda Chinese Restaurant invites you to celebrate the magic of the Mid-Autumn Festival with its rich-in-flavour handcrafted mooncakes, made with premium ingredients, wrapped inside an elegant box, making it an ideal gift for your loved ones. THE CLASSICS: Macadamia Nuts and White Lotus Seeds, Pork Bak-kwa and Assorted Nuts, White Lotus and Melon Seeds with a Single Egg Yolk, and Chantaburi Durian and White Lotus Seeds with a Single Egg Yolk THE SPECIALS: Mini Salted Egg Yolk Vanilla Custard, Malted Chocolate Rocher, and Araksa Earl Grey Macadamia Orange, developed in partnership with Araksa, the Chiang Mai-based sustainable tea producer PRICES: The Classic Box is priced from THB 999 / The Marquis Box is priced from THB 1,888 AVAILABLE UNTIL: 10 September 2022 PURCHASE AT: Pagoda LINE SHOPPING / Megatix / restaurant-reservations.bkkqp@marriotthotels.com (for pre-ordering)   Dynasty Restaurant and ZING Bakery Centara Grand at CentralWorld Revel in the moon-shaped pastries loaded with indulgent fillings made with sweet beans, lotus seeds, and other delectable surprises, served in beautiful boxes in auspicious colours. THE CLASSICS: Monthong Durian with Salted Egg, Lotus Seeds Salted Egg, Jujube Salted Egg, Mixed Nuts Fruits Salted Egg, Black Bean Green Tea, and Purple Sweet Potatoes Salted Egg PRICES: Little Gold Moon Box (1 piece) is priced at THB 128 / Luxurious Red Moon Box (4 pieces) is priced at THB 1,188 AVAILABLE UNTIL: 10 September 2022 PURCHASE AT: Dynasty restaurant or Zing Bakery at Centara Grand at CentralWorld / Tops at CentralWorld, Central Chidlom and Central Bangna   Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse This year, the hotel offers a series of special mooncakes presented in a vivid-coloured luxury packaging under the 'Story of Mid-Autumn' theme, inspired by the auspicious symbol of rabbit in the moon to bless you and your important ones with good health. THE CLASSICS: Durian with Egg Yolk, Mixed Nuts with Egg Yolk, Jujube with Egg Yolk, and Lotus Seed PRICES: Premium Mooncake Box (4 pieces) is priced at THB 999 / Yào Box (2 pieces) is priced at THB 599 / Individual mooncake is priced at THB 169 AVAILABLE UNTIL: 10 September 2022 PURCHASE AT: LINE: @@MarrottSurawongse / +66 (0) 2 088 5666   Dusit International Dusit International has unveiled its Jade Moon Signature Collection, featuring an array of meticulously handcrafted mooncakes made using finest ingredients, available in exquisite gift boxes. THE CLASSICS: Durian, Lotus Seed, Mixed Nut, Jujube, Black Sesame, and Custard THE SPECIALS: Macadamia Caramel and Mango with Coconut PRICES: THB 185 per piece for a classic filling / THB 222 per piece for a limited-edition filling AVAILABLE UNTIL: 10 September 2022 PURCHASE AT: Selected Dusit properties in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Pattaya, and Phuket, as well as Siam Paragon, EmQuartier, CentralWorld, Central Chidlom, and Central Rama 3 in Bangkok / Call +66 (0) 2 264 6464 for more details

TRIBE Phnom Penh Post Office Square has officially opened its door, being a vibrant creative hub for locals and travellers alike, surrounded by colonial buildings, the Mekong riverfront promenade, and the historic temple of Wat Phnom. Aiming to provide tasteful experience at affordable prices, the hotel prioritises the elements which matter most to travellers and gives them everything they need and nothing they don’t. As a design-driven hotel, the dynamic living spaces are complemented by iconic design objects, contrasting colours, and surprising details that are selected with comfort and style in mind. TRIBE is a new kind of hotel that offers not just accommodation but also acts as a social destination and collaborative space. TRIBE Phnom Penh Post Office Square is offering a special opening offer with rates starting at USD 88++ per night with breakfast as well as a 15 % discount on food and non-alcoholic beverage. The offer is valid for bookings and stays until 30 September 2022. For more information, please visit www.mytribehotel.com, email HB5M5@mytribehotel.com, or call +855 (0) 23 965 500.

PREFERRED HOTELS & RESORTS WELCOMES 19 NEW MEMBER PROPERTIES World’s largest independent hotel brand, Preferred Hotels and Resorts, has welcomed 19 new member properties to its global portfolio this year, ranging from a new urban jewel in downtown Los Angeles to a villa estate on the island of Sicily, these distinct luxury hotels present experiences anchored in their local communities and surroundings for travelers to explore with family, friends, and even pets over the summer season. Highlights include: Hotel Per La (Los Angeles, California, United States): Formerly a historic building in downtown Los Angeles, the 241-key hotel features an art collection with more than 4,000 curated pieces, vast spaces for events and meetings, a rooftop pool and bar with sweeping skyline views, among others, with a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant that is set to open soon. Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Cancun - a Tafer Resort (Cancun, Mexico): The all-inclusive resort is situated in an embrace of pure white sands of Playa Mujeres, offering 452 beautiful suites, 6 stunning dining concepts, heated pools and rooftop pool, holistic treatments by Spa Imagine, as well as a chance to explore the Mayan archaeological sites. INIALA HARBOUR HOUSE & RESIDENCES (Valletta, Malta): Located in the gorgeous St. Barbara Bastion, the luxury pet-friendly hotel comprises 4 palatial houses, 20 suites, and 3 guestrooms, all with breathtaking views. Other highlights include ION Harbour - a rooftop restaurant by Michelin starred chef Alex Dilling, spa treatments at Essensi Spa by Iniala, glamorous cocktail bar, and original artworks from both renowned and up-and-coming Maltese and Gozitan artists. Grand Hotel San Pietro (Sicily, Italy): The 20th-century-villa-turned-luxury-hotel is situated on the site of an ancient Roman road in Taormina. Guests can enjoy 63 guestrooms, some pet-friendly, with sweeping views out to the Ionian Sea, an outdoor pool surrounded by gardens, an al-fresco restaurant with an expansive terrace, the Rotonda sul Mare – an intimate patio that serves romantic dinners for two directly above Isola Bella, a spa with a Finnish sauna and steam bath, private boat trips to sea caves and rocky beaches, and guided tours  to Mount Etna, one of the world’s most active volcanos. Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club (Anguilla): The utopian island resort pampers guests with unparalleled spa and wellness experiences in the midst of sweeping panorama of beautiful beach. Luxury offerings include the recently re-imagined Aurora International Golf Club and seven restaurants and bars including D. Richards, the island’s only steakhouse looking out to neighboring Saint Martin. Each of these new member hotels participate in I Prefer Hotel Rewards, the brand’s points-based loyalty program with more than four million travelers enrolled globally. Complimentary to join, members of I Prefer earn points redeemable for cash-value Reward Certificates, Elite status, and other value-rich benefits from eligible stays at more than 650 participating hotels and resorts worldwide. Travelers seeking memorable independent hotel experiences are invited to sign up at www.IPrefer.com/enroll. To find out more about Preferred Hotels and Resorts' latest additions, visit preferredhotels.com

On 22 August 2022, InterContinental Khao Yai Resort will officially open its door for guests to refresh amidst lush nature while reveling in top-notch design by world-renowned Bill Bensley. Inspired by the train journey, the 64-key sanctuary narrates the area's gateway for rail transportation to North-East Thailand during King Rama V’s reign, with 19 rooms housed within repurposed heritage train cars, while offering a chance to reconnect in a protected natural sanctuary and to indulge in unique experience-based dining. Wellness and mindfulness are layered throughout the  guest  experience. The resort’s spa offers signature experiences from Siam Botanicals; the established, Thailand-based company produces 100% natural, organic skincare products on a small-batch basis. Guiding guests on their wellness journeys, an in-residence Healer will host a  series of masterclasses. To ensure guests can make use of the array of surrounding cycling and hiking trails, InterContinental Khao Yai Resort offers trail maps for guests, whilst a selection of bicycles are available to rent. For more information, please visit www.intercontinental.com/khaoyai  

To offer Thailand's creatives a chance to explore and to pamper guests with visual delights, Anantara Siam Bangkok has recently unveiled its marvelous 'Art Afternoon Tea' series, featuring art-inspired experience with exquisiteness. In collaboration with Thai visual artist Naraphat Sakarthornsap, the 'House of Bloom' Afternoon Tea turns the eats in to the art, alongside the whole experience, inspired by the artist's creative process, in which he tapped his childhood imagination to create a fantastical world of lavish flowers that defy the laws of nature. The resulting floral collages, displayed in the lobby in light boxes, are striking, multi-layered and playful, reminding guests to enjoy every moment and savour new experiences. His art is coupled with and enhanced by the elegant confectionery from Anantara’s Cluster Executive Pastry Chef Anupong Nualchawee. He uses the motif of overlapping blooms to create delightful petal cakes served on a gold-plated tiered tray alongside fresh flowers and dewy moss. In 'orchid' cakes, he brings together tangy passion fruit and rich chocolate, while the delicate apple rose petals are balanced with yuzu meringue. Artfully camouflaged as kala flowers and orchids are two playful white peach and cherry blossom pop cakes. Equally creative are the multilayer savouries such as shrimp wrapped in lotus and spring rolls with sea bass, as well as scones flavoured with lavender and white chocolate served with clotted cream, pineapple and jasmine jam, and caramel butter. Guests can upgrade the experience by opting for one of the refreshing mocktails or two glasses of premium champagne. House of Bloom Afternoon Tea is available daily from 14:00 to 18:00 and is priced at THB 1,950++ for two guests including tea, coffee or mocktail, with additional THB 1,000 for two glasses of Moët & Chandon Champagne. For reservations, please call +66 (0) 2126 8866 or email dining.asia@anantara.com.

Five-star Meliá Chiang Mai has unveiled the new mouth-watering 'Brunch el Domingo' – the Sunday brunch to be savoured twice a month from this July until September, featuring Spanish, Mediterranean and Thai delicacies. Available on the first and the last Sunday of the month at Laan Na Kitchen, the Brunch el Domingo fulfills your afternoon with imported charcuterie, chilled prawns on ice, healthful Mediterranean salads and a live cooking noodle station. On offer are Tortilla Española, chorizo and bacon quiche; imported Manchego and artisan cheeses; a selection of cold cuts including Ibérico ham (jamón), Spanish sausage (chorizo), chicken ham, and smoked fish; soi curry noodle soup with grilled chicken; a large Paella; pan cooked fideuá; the hotel’s famous churros; fruit and marshmallow skewers to be dipped in a warm chocolate fountain; and many more. The Sunday brunch will be held on 3 July, 31 July, 7 August, 28 August, 4 September and 25 September 2022, priced at THB 1,499 nett per person, THB 750 nett per child aged six to 12 years, and free for children aged five and below. A two-hour free-flow package with house wine, draft beer and soft drinks is THB 1,000 nett per person. In addition, you can enjoy 'come four, pay three' promotion if booked at least one week in advance with a non-refundable deposit. For information and reservations, please call +66 (0) 52 090 601 or email fb@meliachiangmai.com

This June, Red Sky restaurant on the 55th floor of Centara Grand at CentralWorld invites you to indulge in special dishes with premium seasonal ingredients, umami-enhancing Girolles, is a small mushroom but rich in uniquely peppery flavours, and succulent cherries alongside panoramic views of Bangkok skyline. Created by Chef de Cuisine, Christian Ham, the 'Girolles and Cherries' seasonal menu is available at the side of the restaurant’s full a la carte menu, including Pan Seared Foie Gras Fresh Cherries; Green Pea Velouté tiger prawn, golden girolle mushrooms, almonds; Crispy Duck Leg Confit caramelized endive, cherry sauce; Ayveron Lamb Duo: roasted lamb chop, stewed shoulder fresh girolles and dried fruits; and Cherry Clafoutis pistachio ice cream. The seasonal dishes are available from today until 30 June 2022 at Red Sky Restaurant. For bookings, please call +66 (0) 2 100 6255 or email diningcgcw@chr.co.th