There is always a good reason to go to the spa. It is not only about making time for yourself to relax your body and mind, but also about discovering a new scene and experiencing a new spa treatment created with local wisdom and a touch of modern wellness techniques. 1. This newly opened spa in Chiang Mai is the third outlet after a successful launch in Koh Samui and Phuket. 2. The 'YHI' was inspired by the goddess YHI, responsible for life and light and personified by the sun for the Karraur First Nations people in Australia. 3. The conceptual treatment at YHI Spa is derived from ancient Asian healing wisdom combined with modern wellness techniques. 4. Its extensive spa menu includes massages, body scrubs and wraps, hydrotherapy facials, manicures and pedicures, and more. 5. The seven treatment rooms are spacious and designed with an underwater theme, with a touch of a Thai herbal sauna and steam. 6. The signature spa menu here is the 90-minute treatment that combines an ancient Northern Thai massage (Tok Sen) with a Spanish massage aimed at relaxing muscles and providing fatigue relief. 7. YHI Spa pays homage to Thailand with designated massage treatments such as "Traditional Thai," which focuses on the body’s pressure points, and "Thai Lanna," which uses a Thai herbal ball. 8. "Kid Therapy" is a 45- or 60-minute treatment for children aged six to twelve years that aims to prevent hyperactivity. 9. YHI Spa uses products from HARNN, an organic Thai wellness brand. Their products are known for their natural ingredients and the wisdom of Thai artisans.
This November: Pop-Up Culinary Event at Kimpton Kitalay Samui By Masterminds Behind Bangkok’s Samlor
Kimpton Kitalay Samui invites you to join the celebration of the resort's first anniversary with a series of exclusive pop-up event, featuring a seven-course dining experience by Thailand's acclaimed culinary talents, Chef Napol 'Joe' Jantraget and Chef Saki Hoshinowhich form Samlor in Bangkok, which will take place on 25 and 26 November at BoHo Thai Lifestyle Café. Highlights of delectable creations include 'Marinated Local Fish Crudo' with citrus vinaigrette & chili oil; 'Curry Crab Chawanmushi' with local beans and fermented chili; and 'Grilled Wagyu Striploin' with glazed oyster, baked rice and kale.The special dining experience is priced at THB 2,500 per person, with optional wine pairing at THB 1,800++ per person. Advance reservations are recommended, which can be made at +66 (0) 77 951 999, email@example.com or kimptonkitalaysamui.com
Designed for travellers of younger generations, Ying’nFlo, an upper midscale hospitality brand capturing the dashing spirit of of Millennials and GenZ excursionists, has been officially launched in Wanchai, Hong Kong, marking Langham's Hospitality Group's 20th anniversary, with more hotels in various cities in its roadmap. Ying’nFlo is designed as a place which feels like a friend’s apartment, but better, with spaces that invites people to connect and recreate in style, focusing on state-of-the-art design, arts and music, as well as facilities that brilliantly meet the needs of young travellers. Brett Butcher, Chief Executive Officer, Langham Hospitality Group said "Ying’nFlo is a bold colourful canvas for the younger urban travellers, at an affordable price. It’s a smart guest experience for a generation that has grown up with digital. The concept combines simple stylish design with brilliant basics which are efficiently executed with a strong social vibe." "We will locate Ying’nFlo in destinations where our guests want to travel. These locations would be the front door to cultural, entertainment and tech hub districts," he added. "There is a strong opportunity to grow Ying’nFlo in Asia-Pacific and beyond where 50% of the population are millennials or GenZers." For more information on the Ying’nFlo (Hong Kong), visit yingnflo.com
Meliá Phuket Mai Khao is one of Phuket’s beautiful places to stay, offering tranquility amidst a delightful design that blends effortlessly into the natural island surroundings. SETTING THE SCENE As Mai Khao Beach is a protected area, crowds are not a thing here. Meliá Phuket Mai Khao is a tranquil getaway set amidst tropical island greenery offering wellness-inspired facilities and satisfying dining options. Whether you are at the lobby, in a spa treatment room or strolling along the walkways, you will enjoy spaciousness and be able to admire the tropical island greenery. To drench yourself in summertime delight, there are two good-sized swimming pools, one situated on the beachfront lawn with private pavilions dotted around. If you are fond of watching sunsets the poolside pavilions will become your very favourite spot, as you can overlook the sun setting over the sea from them. Another popular spot is the leafy lawn by the beach, where you can enjoy wellness-inspired activities such as yoga at dawn and unwinding in peace at dusk. GETTING COMFORTABLE The beachfront resort comprises of 30 suites and 40 villas, all of which are remarkably spacious. In addition, 15 of the villas are wellness-oriented with compelling add-ons such as a vitamin-C shower, ultrasonic essential oil diffuser, GermGuardian air purifier, and Tempur-Pedic pillows. The interior design focuses on clean lines and mellow palettes with Mediterranean touches, and with the spacious bedroom and outdoor lounging area of my villa, I am ecstatic to have all these for my stay at Meliá Phuket Mai Khao. DINING OPTIONS The culinary team here is led by Italian Chef Luca Mancini, who has lived in Thailand for over a decade. He knows Mediterranean and Thai flavours so well and has create a marvellous menu with both cuisines. All-day SASA serves up flavoursome Thai and international dishes in a gorgeous indoor setting, while alfresco GAIA Beach Club indulges playful souls with Mediterranean-inspired casual dining as well as tasty cocktails. Dishes here are mainly made with locally-sourced ingredients and there are also a number of healthful options available. WHY I’D RETURN I find this resort offers the right balance between selfcare and having fun ─ I can opt for wellness activities all day long, and then unwind with a delicious, refreshing cocktail in hand by the pool followed by a good meal. In addition, there is something about the air here that makes me feel invigorated all day long. ONE OR TWO QUIBBLES… As the resort places an emphasis on relaxation there is no work station in the guestrooms, and that may be a bit inconvenient for those who do need to spend some time doing work. MELIÁ PHUKET MAI KHAO 233 Moo 3, Mai Khao, Thalang, 83110 Phuket T. +66 (0) 76 563 550 E. firstname.lastname@example.org W. www.melia.com/en/hotels/thailand/phuket/melia-phuket-mai-khao FB. @meliaphuketmaikhao Text by Pakvipa Rimdusit
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 email@example.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 / firstname.lastname@example.org (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