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It's going to take some more time before global tourism gets back to its normal state. However, you can still discover new places, see cultures, and get novelly inspired through the magic of words. To uplift your stay-at-home or staycation days, Kimpton Book Club invites you to explore new destinations where some Kimpton hotels are situated through compelling stories told by modern writers, novelists, and poets. Specially curated reading lists mean you can explore Edinburgh through the story of Dexter and Emma in David Nicholl’s 2009 novel One Day, learn more about Bangkok delicacies through recipe books, and dig deeper into other favourite destinations like Tokyo, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, and Bali. Find out more about the book club HERE. Additionally, Kimpton Shinjuku Tokyo has designed a package for bookworms, offering in-room Afternoon tea to enjoy with a page-turner, access to the books in the Kimpton Book Club reading lists via digital tablet during your stay, as well as a paperback book to take away upon check out to enjoy at home or on their next trip, alongside other fascinating perks. Kimpton Hotels in the US have launched a partnership with Literary Hub to offer special rates for a Kimpton hotel room to unwind while enjoying the seasonal book recommendations, or venture out on a book lovers’ travel itinerary.

Designed to stylishly blend in with the lush surrounding at Ao Yon, newly-launched V Villas Phuket – MGallery offers the unparalelled privacy with 19 pool villas amidst glamorous nature, boasting appealing design, top-notch facilities, private infinity pools overlooking endless ocean, and 24-hour butler service. Additionally, you can expect gastronomic excellence at Yon|Ocean House, serving Thai coastal cuisine and European-inspired dishes; AKOYA|Star Lounge, an unbeatable rooftop dining experience; and the wine cellar with esteemed labels from across the globe. The resort's holistic wellness is second to none, offering guests one-off stpa menu, in-villa yoga classes, and personalised wellness programs. V Villas Phuket – MGallery is now offering up to a 30% off for guests who wish to stay longer. Guests will enjoy a 20% saving for seven-night stays, 25% saving for 10-night stays, and a 30% saving for stays longer than 14 nights. Rates include daily breakfast, seven-hours of spa treatments for a 14-night stay or 14-hours of spa treatments for 30-night stays, as well as complimentary airport transfers, non-alcoholic minibar items, and a 20% discount on dining and spa treatments. For reservations and general enquiries, please email HB775@accor.com, or contact +66 76 630 939. For more information, please visit www.vvillasphuket.com

Zing bakery at Centara Grand at CentralWorld is now offering a new selection of 15 different salad bowls, jam-packed with freshness, flavours, and beneficial nutrition, starting from just THB 138 nett. Vegetarian and vegan options are available as well! Some of the favourites are Melange of Organic Leaves with grilled tofu, cucumber, walnuts, lime vinaigrette; Lemon Grilled Chicken with organic greens, chickpeas, minted yogurt dressing; Wild Rocket with smoked salmon, avocado, ricotta cheese, and many more. In addition, you can order fresh juices, freshly baked pastries, and other small bites to enjoy along the meal. The bowls are available on GrabFood, and also as a takeaway order from Centara Grand at CentralWorld (contact +66 (0) 2 100 1234 ext. 6485). The meals are ready to be delivered from 7:00 to 18:30 daily.

To allow you to experience the glamour of the slice of heaven from anywhere, Soneva Fushi, world-famous luxury eco-friendly resort in the Maldives, has recently launched its new Virtual Reality experience. Whether you own a VR headset or not, you can enjoy the stunning vistas and soul-soothing experiences the resort has to offer. The curated VR series lets you indulge in Soneva Fushi's unparalleled charms, focusing on a number of key areas, including the brand's story to becoming a world-leading destination; the new over-water Soneva Fushi Water Retreats; yachting with Soneva in Aqua across the pristine Indian Ocean from Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani; children's dream playground, The Den; the grand Famiy Villas featuring vast private spaces, private pool, gym, and more; as well as The Complete Resort Tour. To enjoy the VR travel, check out these links: Soneva Resort Tour The Den Soneva in Aqua Soneva Fushi Family Villas Soneva Fushi Water Retreats 25 Years of Soneva To find out more about Soneva, visit www.soneva.com

To satisfy the needs of gourmands, Centara Grand at CentralWorld is now offering an 'Exclusive In-Suite Private Dining' with a range of 3 or 4-course meals from the hotel’s top dining experiences, including Red Sky, Ventisi, and UNO MAS, so you can take delight in freshly cooked dishes with ensured safety in the comfort of a home-like suite where you can bring your own bottles, enjoy the sound of your own playlist, or savour delicacies as you watch your favourite TV series. The private dining features set menus from Red Sky (international fine dining) at THB 4,200++ per person, Ventisi (Italian & Thai) at THB 2,200++ per person, and UNO MAS (Spanish & Mediterranean) at THB 3,800++ for 2 persons. Spend a minimum of THB 9,888 on F&B and receive a night in the suite free of charge! (Terms and conditions apply) For more information or reservation, please contact diningcgcw@chr.co.th or call +66 (0) 2 100 6255.

After having launched the private Dinecation package, The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, brings together more experiences to make the place optimised for working and to make it truly your home away from home, offering a complimentary access to an Executive Office Suite and the new Residents Kitchen! Ideal for guests who opt for a bit long staycation, you can work at a luxurious office with a view to let your creative juice flows, and appointed with creature comforts to make your important online meeting runs smoothly. After having done with your working hours, you can enjoy cooking with your loved ones, as if you are right at your own home. All rooms are thoroughly sanitised before your arrival, so you can feel completely safe while staying sound. To creatively adapt to the current situation, The Athenee Hotel Bangkok will keep on curating new initiatives to meet all needs of guests to make their 'staying safe' as pleasurable as possible. For further information or reservation, please contact our 24/7 Guest Engagement Center at +66 (0) 2 650 8800, LINE: @theatheneehotel or GEC.TheAthenee@luxurycollection.com

AQ Gourmet & Dine brings the new elevated dining experience to the heart of Bangkok with the launch of Kyo-Tei, offering fine-dining Kaiseki, Teppanyaki, and Omakase crafted by highly-experienced Master Chef Ishinda Kinya from Kyoto, Henzan Hiroyuki from Okinawa, and a skillful culinary team. In a gorgeous setting with adorned with natural elements, Kyo-Tei features a modern twist on authentic Kaiseki cuisine made with freshest seasonal ingredients, a private room for Omakase experience, and an intimate Tepanyaki room. In addition, 2 bars are in the house to surprise you with wonderful concoctions influenced by Thai and Japanese zests alongside finest spirits. Kyo-Tei by AQ Gourmet & Dine is located at Sukhumvit 38. Visit www.aq-gourmet.com/en-TH/dine-detail to find out more.    

In the comfort and safety of your residence, Côte by Mauro Colagreco at Capella Bangkok brings the luxurious tastes of Riviera to your own dining room, Led by chefs Davide Garavaglia and Marc Vasseur, and a culinary team handpicked from Michelin-starred restaurants across the globe. From a 9-course ‘Carte Blanche’ menu to a fine seafood feast, the team will thoughtfully arrange your choices to offer you a culinary experience as if you are at Côte. Capella Bangkok’s head sommelier, ‘Jay’ Thanakorn Bottorff, will be on hand to ensure your dinner is matched with the finest wines from the restaurant’s cellar. Rest assured that the team follows the strictest safety regulations (including a Covid-19 test 48 hours prior to arrival), without compromising on food or service standards. The at-home experience is available upon request with a minimum of 3-day advance reservation required. A minimum charge may apply. To enquire, contact +66 (0) 2 098 3818 or email cote.bangkok@capellahotels.com. To find out more, visit www.cotebkk.com  

On 5 July 2021, Hyatt Regency Koh Samui will open its door to welcome guests to unwind in a private paradise, boasting marvelous design by Thailand's leading design firms – The Office of Bangkok Architects, August Design and P Landscape. To mark its opening, the 140-room resort is offering an exclusive 'Plan Your Adventure' package: guests who stay two nights can enjoy a complimentary third night when they book through hyattregencykohsamui.com. The offer is bookable now and is valid for stays from 5 July 2021 through 30 September 2021.