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This December, the exclusive clubhouse Soho House Bangkok will officially open its door, being the first House in South East Asia. Soho House Bangkok is located within the quaint colonial-style building of the former Eugenia Hotel in the Sukhumvit neighbourhood, with stylish spaces for members and their guests to enjoy foods and drinks. Soho House is a members-only club for those working in the creative industries. In addition to its 38 houses around the world, as well as restaurants, workspaces with Soho Work, and the interiors and retail brand Soho Home. Each House is designed to be a 'home away from home' for the local members; every element including design, furniture, artwork and food and beverage reflects the unique and individual characteristics of the community, culture and creative scene of its city. Founder and CEO Nick Jones said; "I have wanted to expand Soho House in Southeast Asia for a long time so this is an exciting moment for me and our members everywhere. To have a truly diverse and inclusive global membership, we need to represent cultures and creative communities from all parts of the world. Bangkok has such a vibrant and progressive energy, full of Thai warmth and kindness, and I can't wait to welcome members from the city into our new House."  

Available daily at Peacock Alley, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok unveils its new afternoon tea set that pays homage to classic American dishes, featuring creatively crafted savouries and sweet treats by executive sous-chef Chalit (Toddi) Kobaukaew and executive pastry chef Andrea Noli. Highlights include Organic Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon; Waldorf Salad Tortilla Wrap topped with Walnut Tuiles; Crab Cake dipped with Thousand Island Dressing; and Green Zebra Tomato-Shaped Virgin Bloody Mary (New York’s beloved drink turned into a bite!); Modern Strawberry Red Velvet Cake; New York Sundae Choux; among others. The afternoon tea set is available from 13:00 to 17:00, priced at THB 2,500++ (or THB 2,943 net) for two and includes a selection of fine savory and sweet pastries, freshly-baked scones served with clotted cream, lemon cream and strawberry jam, and Mariage Frères tea or coffee. Reserve a table at +66 (0) 2 846 8888, bkkwa.fb@waldorfastoria.com or LINE: @WaldorfAstoriaBKK

In partnership with TED, the non-profit media devoting to spreading ideas, Marriott Hotels has launched its unique stay experience, The Curiosity Room by TED, in 3 vibrant cities: debuted in San Francisco, continuing the excitement in Bangkok, and soon to be in London. In the Bangkok Metropolis, The Curiosity Room by TED can be found at five-star Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park, featuring interactive, mind-bending activities integrated into guest room with a beautiful park view. Recommended for families and friends aged seven and up, the adventure starts to unfurl upon your first step, with a puzzle waiting to be solved, which will lead to next challenges, with a 'Curiosity Journal' which serves as a guide to the in-room riddles, with hints available in case you need a helpful hand. When the final challenge has been completed, guests receive a certificate and can celebrate with a complimentary dessert at the hotel's restaurant. "At Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, we have always sought to be a place where guests can be inspired at every corner of their experience and we are pleased to be one of the three Marriott Hotels properties in the world to launch The Curiosity Room by TED," said Simon Bell, General Manager, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park. "The Curiosity Room by TED is a one-of-a-kind adventure, and it further fosters the notion for our guests to stay curious in their travels, opening their minds beyond a typical overnight stay and propel them to explore Bangkok as a destination with renewed desire to learn something new." You can now book their stay in The Curiosity Room by TED, starting at THB 16,100++, which includes a two-night stay for up to 4 guests, one dinner at Goji Kitchen + Bar, and a treat from the Siam Tea Room’s bakery. This offer is valid for stays from now until 15 November 2022, click here. To explore more, please visit TEDRooms.Marriott.com. For more information and reservations, please call +66 (0) 2059 5999 or stay connected via Facebook: @Bangkokmarriottmarquis

Ministry of Crab, the world-famous seafood experience in Sri Lanka, ranked 35th on the 'Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2022', will be showcasing its scrumptious creations along the Phuket glittering coastline at five-star Anantara Layan Phuket throughout this August. At the resort's Beach House, you can indulge in a five-course dinner set menu prepared by celebrated chef Dharshan Munidasa, featuring fresh and succulent Sri Lankan lagoon crabs, weighing up to 3kg, and giant freshwater prawns. Highlights include the Garlic Chilli Prawns and the Pepper Crab - the lagoon crabs are cooked in a pepper broth together with whole and hand-crushed Sri Lankan black peppercorns; as well as coconut crème brûlée which is baked in a coconut shell with rich coconut milk. The dinner set is priced at THB 2900++ per person. For reservation, please contact +66 (0) 076 317 200, beachhouse.alay@anantara.com or visit beachhouselayan.com

Asian Institute of Hospitality Management (AIHM) invites students from across the globe to participate in the AIHM essay competition, focusing on 'what makes an effective leader'. The AIHM is looking for independent thought, depth of knowledge, clear reasoning, critical analysis and persuasive style of writing.   Junior Category (up to age 15) Describe the qualities of an effective leader (500 words) Senior Category (up to age 22) Explain how a manager can effectively lead and implement change (700 words)   Prizes 1st prize: Minor Hotels e-Gift Card of USD 1000 2nd prize: Marriott International e-Gift Card of USD 500 3rd prize: Marriott International e-Gift Card of USD 300   Submit your essay by Thursday 15 September 2022 (23.59 Thailand time). For more information, please visit www.aihm.education/essaycompetition

Set along Roxas Boulevard, Admiral Hotel Manila - MGallery is now ready to welcome guests to experience a boutique stay at The Philippine's famous waterfront promenade, in close proximity to various landmarks. The country's first MGallery property features a beautiful blend of modern Filipino-Spanish and Art Deco design, honoring its legacy as iconic landmark and a vibrant social hub of the city’s elite. The hotel’s 6 uniquely themed floors showcases a glimpse of the local culture, including festivals, heroes, folk dances, traditional games and native objects, with all 123 guestrooms and suites well-equipped with premium amenities. In addition, the hotel's dining spaces come with compelling culinary concepts to be enjoyed with a sweeping view. "Admiral Hotel Manila – MGallery is the only luxury boutique hotel in Manila which boasts an unparalleled array of experiences and offerings that go beyond the ordinary. As a former hub for high-society events back in the early 1940s, we wanted to relive the glamour of Manila’s golden age within this reimagined hotel," said Matthieu Busschaërt, General Manager of Admiral Hotel Manila - MGallery. To celebrate the hotel’s opening, guests can experience the Deluxe Room for PHP 8,888 per night for stays until 30 September 2022. Rates include breakfast for two at Admiral Club Manila Bay and a PHP 1,888 credit that can be redeemed in all hotel outlets. For more information and reservations, please visit www.admiralhotelmanila.com, email H9338-RE1@accor.com or call +63 (2) 5318 9000.

Recently at Wachirabenchatat Park (Rot Fai Park) in Chatuchak District, Bangkok Governer Mr. Chadchart Sittipunt has led the executives of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and the general public to participate in the 'Virtual Fun Run', as part of the celebration of the BMA's 50th anniversary. It's been half a century already that the BMA has been established to manage the Bangkok Metropolis and take care of Bangkok residents, expats, as well as tourists, all together more than 10 million people, to ensure safety and better quality of life. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration. To celebrate this special occasion, the governor would like to invite the general public to participate in 9 activities that are available on www.50thbma.com, many of which can be participated until the Establishment Day of the BMA on 14 December 2022. The BMA has organised various online and offline activities for people to participate in, using blended approach, including sharing impressionable photos of Bangkok to win the prize; getting to know more about the city and the development of Bangkok through trips and canal cruises; advertising and promoting online shops; introducing good products and delish foods from hidden spots all over Bangkok; volunteering, etc. One of the most interesting activities is the BMA's Virtual Fun Run, which can be joined from now until 31 July 2022. Participants should complete a total running distance of 10km by the deadline. The activity aims to encourage people to start running regularly for their better health. Read more at BMA Facebook Page

Air New Zealand has unveiled its new Dreamliners, due to arrive in 2024, with exceptionally one-of-a-kind flying experience, regardless of the cabin you choose to fly in! Designed around creating a home away from home, the new aircrafts will feature a new Business Premier Luxe seat that offers more space, as well as the world's first sleep pods, Skynest, for Economy passengers, to ensure your long-haul flights are as comfortable as possible. 'New Zealand's location puts us in a unique position to lead on the ultra-longhaul travel experience. We have zeroed in on sleep, comfort, and wellness because we know how important it is for our customers to arrive well-rested. Whether they are heading straight into a meeting, or to their first holiday hotspot - they want to hit the ground running. 'It's a proud moment to finally unveil five years of hard mahi, in what truly is a cabin of possibility. One that will provide customers with options to get some shut eye wherever they're sitting.' said Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Greg Foran. In addition to the exciting Skynest, Economy passengers will be able to opt for more types of seat including Economy Skycouch and Economy Stretch. For more information, visit www.airnewzealand.com    

As tourism is flourishing again, the world's largest multi-attraction pass, Go City, has made an exciting debut of 'Go City Bangkok' – value-for-money travel passes with access to a number of top attractions and experiences in the vibrant metropolis. Go City's unique passes offer the opportunity to see the best of a city, from the top sights to unique off-the-beaten-path experiences, all at a massive savings. There are two options for the Go City Bangkok pass, each designed for a different type of travel style. Presently, the Go City Bangkok passes allows access to these unmissable experiences: King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk, Chinatown Food Tour and Bangkok Pub Tour, Ayutthaya Day Tour, Chao Phraya River Dinner Cruise, Tuk Tuk Tour, and authentic Thai massage experiences. In the near future, Go City is planning to add more lifestyle options into the mix like stunning sky bars, mouth-watering food and beverages options, and others. On top of that, for Thai travellers who is taking a trip overseas, Go City has also expanded attraction options in various cities including London, New York, Paris, Stockholm, and Sydney. The Bangkok's All-Inclusive pass lets spontaneous customers maximise their visits and see as much of the city as they can for a set number of days. An Adult 2-Day All-Inclusive Pass is priced at THB 2,999 (approximately USD 89). The Explorer Pass offers flexibility for your exploration across 60 days, which you can choose ahead of time or upon arrival. An Adult 3-Choice Explorer Pass is priced at THB 1,899 (approximately USD 57). To learn more or make a purchase, visit GoCity.com/Bangkok, or download the Go City app from the App Store or Google Play.