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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).

The MICHELIN Guide Thailand has revealed 32 restaurants in Thailand that earn the prestigious MICHELIN stars in the 2022 selection, with 26 one-MICHELIN-starred restaurants and 6 with 2 stars. In the Guide's fifth Thailand edition, there are 6 starry entrants: Aksorn, led by Chef David Thompson who brings recipes from ancient Thai cookbooks to life; Côte by Mauro Colagreco with the three-starred chef's talented team in Bangkok presenting contemporary Riviera-inspired cuisine on the banks of the Chao Phraya River; IGNIV, the first restaurant outside of Switzerland by three-starred Chef Andreas Caminada, indulging epicures with unique fine dining sharing experience; SAVELBERG serving up French fares with a Dutch touch; Yu Ting Yuan bringing top-notch tastes of Chinese cuisine to your table; and GAA, led by brilliant Chef Garima Arora, presenting one-of-a-kind nouveau Indian dishes.   Graphic by The Michelin Guide Thailand   For this year's accolades, PRU has retained a MICHELIN Green Star for the second year, being one and only in the country, for its outstanding sustainable gastronomy practices; MICHELIN Guide Young Chef Award is won by Chef Garima Arora of GAA; and MICHELIN Guide Service Award is received by Thibaud Charlemarty of Côte by Mauro Colagreco. For the full list with detailed information: HERE For the list of 2022's Bib Gourmand restaurants: HERE

Cross Hotels & Resorts has signed a major agreement with Tan Thanh Trading & Tourism JSC to develop a mega-project that will see the opening of 2 new hotels in Vietnam: Cross Long Hai and Cross Vibe Long Hai, located in the stunning coastal province of Vung Tau, a two-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City. With construction already underway and an opening set for Q4 2022, Cross Long Hai is a striking, all-villa resort that will add a touch of panache to the popular seaside town. The boutique style property introduces Cross Hotels luxury by design concept to the flourishing Vietnamese travel market. In addition, the twin-tower Cross Vibe Long Hai is a modern Condotel offering 658 guest rooms that provide the latest amenities, MICE facilities, spa, swimming pool and fitness centre. Across Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Cross Hotels & Resorts currently operates a diverse property portfolio that includes more than 21 hotels under five distinct brands, namely Cross, Cross Vibe, Away, Lumen and Cross Collection. For more details,

To welcome tourists back to the Bangkok Metropolis once again, Clinique La Prairie Aesthetics & Medical Spa at The St. Regis Bangkok has unveiled a series of new wellness packages, offering guests the benefit of combined medical and spa treatments to achieve optimal health and aesthetic results. The luxury spa comprises a number of calming spaces, as well as offering the only location in Thailand where you can experience Clinique La Prairie’s longevity focused journey. The Anatomique Package Offering an effective non-surgical approach to targeting stubborn fat deposit areas, this cellulitebusting offer taps the most advanced body-shaping and firming technology in the market — Exilis Ultra 360. Exilis Ultra 360 session to tighten and tone the skin and deep tissue of the buttocks (THB 22,800) Exilis Ultra 360 session to target stubborn cellulite on the back of thighs (THB 22,800) The Signature Slimming Massage to improve skin texture 60 minutes (THB 22,800) *Purchase 3 sessions for THB 59,850 Net (From THB 85,500) The Purity Package Promising a complete body cleanse and liver detox, the Purity Package pairs intravenous therapy, with a lymphatic drainage and detoxifying massage to encourage lymph flow and improve blood circulation. IV drip detox therapy to reduce heavy metal levels and eliminate toxins (THB 8,960) 60-minute Detoxifying and Lymphatic Drainage Body Massage (THB 8,960) Hot or cold infused detox beverage (THB 8,960) *Purchase 3 sessions for THB 23,520 (From THB 33,600) The Physio Package An antidote to office syndrome, legacy injuries or simple wear and tear. Guests enjoy firm and visibly smoother visage as well as a relief from muscle tension in one visit. Deep tissue massage with hot stones and aromatherapy oil (THB 8,400) 30-minute relaxation facilities (THB 8,400) NIR laser session to smooth lines and wrinkles caused by ageing and sun damage (THB 8,400) *Purchase 3 sessions for THB 22,050 Net (From THB 31,500) For information about the full range of medical and spa treatments and to make an appointment, please call + 66 (0) 2 207 7779 or email

Utopia Corporation (UCORP), one of Phuket's leading real estate developers, led by Mr. Hachi Yin, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Utopia Corporation, and Ms. Nalina Suranakarin, Chief Brand Officer, Utopia Corporation, recently launched Utopia Hospitality Group (UHG), a new flagship hospitality management company under UCORP. Being a dynamic new player in the Asia-Pacific hotel sector, the UHG comes with a vision to create daring concepts and lifestyle experiences that transform the world of hospitality, provide flexibility and openness to create a level playing field in the post-pandemic era for hoteliers. They will benefit from multiple levels of expertise from management and marketing services to property technologies from UHG. Under the umbrella of UHG, prominent lifestyle hotel and resort brands will offer new travel experiences that meet the needs of smart and savvy travelers in the new era through three brand categories: the Midscale Aparthotel Brand merges the modern lifestyle and sense of belonging to a community with the comfort and flexibility of an apartment to meet the needs of a new generation of smart travelers with the motto 'Live Your Own Way'; the Upscale Lifestyle Resort Brand is a 5-star resort brand that occupies the space between lifestyle resort and wellbeing retreat, all in accordance with the slogan 'Live Slow, Play Well'; and the Ultra-Luxury Brand, in collaboration with Tonino Lamborghini, the legendary luxury brand from Italy that epitomizes refined luxury products and designs. The Tonino Lamborghini Boutique Hotel Phuket will be the first hotel under this brand in Thailand, set to welcome guests in 2025. UHG’s plan also includes the creation of two immense landmarks located in the northern and southern regions of Phuket including Bay of Icon, which will be a new destination for high-end global investors and travelers, and the Utopia Dream, a mixed-use development with a low-rise condominium to be constructed in Nai Harn. UHG commemorated its launch with a mini gala dinner at​ Blue by Alain Ducasse, who’s the current living chef with the most Michelin stars in the world. 

Situated on the tranquil side of beautiful Koh Lanta in Krabi, five-star Layana Resort & Spa is now offering a tempting promotion for two, ideal for a romantic escape with your better half. The 'Moments of Love' package starts from THB 5,900 nett per night, with complimentary upgrade to an elegant, spacious villa (subject to availability), plus many more privileges including: Round-trip transfer to / from Krabi Airport Daily breakfast, served in the villa One romantic candlelight dinner per stay One private Sunset Cruise per stay Complimentary High Speed WiFi Internet Access This promotion is available for bookings and stays from now until 31 March 2022, with free cancelation up to 1 day before arrival date. For more information, or to make a reservation please contact +66 (0) 75 607 100 or visit

At the 2021 Thailand Tourism Awards, organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, five-star Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort has won Thailand's Kinnaree 'Gold' Award in the category of Resort Accommodation for the resort's cleanliness, safety, hospitality excellence, and commitment to sustainability. Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort offers 240 guest rooms and suites by the long stretch of virgin white sand beach facing the azure waters of the Andaman Sea. Facilities include two inviting beachfront pools, a variety of restaurants and a spa set in vast tropical gardens - an ideal destination for couples, families and groups of friends.

Aiming to support the growing demand of live streaming for business, Southeast Asia's leading provider of live streaming solutions, BeLive Technology, is now the Official Partner of World Reward Solutions, Thailand's outstanding lifestyle service provider, bringing world-leading white-label live streaming solutions to Thailand. BeLive Technology offers easy-to-use live stream aids that allows customers to create high-definition video without sacrificing speed or security, attracting numerous audience and increasing engagement with real-time interactive tools especially designed for live streams, as well as providing data insights to help customers develop their future marketing campaigns. World Reward Solutions offers Reward & Loyalty Program services and focuses on providing a good foundation of customer relationship management services for premium corporate customers, being the first in Thailand to use digital solutions to take care of HNWI clients. Additionally, it also provides other premium services under brands including the Silver Voyage Club. With the rise of e-commerce and shift in consumer behavior since the COVID-19 pandemic, this partnership will definitely be a game-changer for businesses across Southeast Asia.