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Goji Kitchen+Bar, the vibrant international culinary marketplace at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, is celebrating Lunar New Year in style this January with a variety of traditional Chinese dishes as part of its international buffets and brunches, to help all diners hop into the “Year of the Rabbit.” From 20th – 22nd January 2023 Hotel guests and local residents are invited to come together with their family and friends to celebrate the arrival of the “Year of the Rabbit” with a selection of handcrafted dim sum, including ha gao, sui mai, and barbecued pork buns, savor a selection of soups including fish maw soup, Sichuan hot & sour seafood soup, and bamboo pith soup, or discover delicious main dishes such as steamed black grouper with soy sauce, steamed scallops with garlic & vermicelli, steamed garlic butterfly prawns, and Chinese drunken chicken. A dedicated BBQ Station will showcase suckling pig, char-sui pork, roasted duck (Saturday Lunch only) and Peking duck (Sunday Brunch only). Then on the Lunar New Year's Day during brunch (Sunday 22nd January 2023), Chef Oscar Pun will bring a special trolley to each table, piled high with “Salmon Yu Sheng” – a special Spring Festival delicacy that traditionally should be tossed in the air with chopsticks – and a special Chinese dessert! All other international buffet stations and dishes will be available, including an array of fresh seafood on ice, handcrafted sushi, and sashimi, a salad bar, roasted premium meats, sweet treats and more.Goji Kitchen+Bar’s Lunar New Year Menu will be available for lunch and dinner from 20th to 22nd of January 2023, details as follows: Friday - Sunday Dinner (17.30-22.00 hrs.): THB 2,299++ per person  Saturday Lunch (12.00-14.30 hrs.): THB 2,299++ per person Sunday Brunch (12.00-14.30 hrs.): THB 2,600++ per person Marriott Bonvoy and Club Marriott discounts apply. For more information and to celebrate the Spring Festival with your loved ones, please call 02 059 5999 email

Bangkok is now at its best to give a warm welcome back to the travel industry, and it’s pleased to have one of the world’s best airlines reopen its Premium Lounge door once again. Qatar Airways and oneworld passengers travelling in First and Business Class departing from Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok can now enjoy their journey either prior to boarding or during transit at the newly reopened outlet. Inaugurated in February 2018, the Qatar Airways Premium Lounge in Bangkok takes inspiration from modern Arabian design and Thai hospitality, where passengers are welcomed into an oasis of tranquility. Apart from the sight of the airport’s extensive manicured garden, there are also dedicated facilities allowing passengers to be revitalized, and the spacious showers are also available for rejuvenation with selections of exclusive amenities crafted by the renowned French perfumer, Diptyque. Dining is also extensive, with two dining areas: The Brasserie, which offers a more formal dining experience with an à la carte menu of international cuisines, and The Global Deli, which offers a more relaxed buffet style dining. The buffet features a selection of hot and cold dishes with an appealing appetiser selection of some of the renowned Arabic classics, including tabbouleh, hummus, and muhamara. Everything has been meticulously prepared and is ready for your return.

Mango Art Festival, in collaboration with Public House, will debut its first edition of 'Urban Collectibles' – a pop-up marketplace for the urban art community, where like-minded people can connect and exchange ideas during 11-13 November 2022 at Public House Hotel, Sukhumvit 31, Bangkok, showcasing limited-edition designer toys, pop art furniture, as well as a variety of original artwork on canvas, and more rare finds by local and international urban artists such as Retina, Todd James, Madsaki and Keith Haring. The venue will feature paintings by renowned and emerging urban artists such as Alex Face, Bonus Tmc, Bigdel, Mamablues, and others on the first floor, while on the second floor is an opportunity to explore urban art collectives such as NEV3R & FRIENDS, Temporarywest, MSV Crew, and TRK & PREDUCE Skateboards. There will also be an art auction for works by world-famous street artists such as Kaws, Katherine Bernhardt, Daniel Arsham, Javier Calleja, and Yusuke Hanai. For more details, visit or Facebook: @MangoArtFestival

Recently at Bangkok's one-of-a-kind Wang Hinghoi Restaurant, award-winning Glenfiddich officially unveiled its exciting 'TIME-REIMAGINED' Collection of finest single malt whiskies that are 'Made With Mastery, Refined by Time', in collaboration with Chef Natthapol 'Nick' Pavapaiboon, who curated a special culinary journey that is inspired by the compelling stories of the collection. The TIME RE:IMAGINED Collection comprises Glenfiddich single malt scotch that are 30, 40, and 50 years of age, each of which offers unique senses that are meticulously cultivated by the Malt Masters over the decades. Now that these single malts have reached the apex of their maturity, they are now ready to exquisitely gratify single malt enthusiasts. For the Thailand launch, Glenfiddich joined forces with Natthapol “Nick” Pavapaiboon, executive chef and co-founder of Wang Hinghoi to create an exclusive dinner menu inspired by the single malts of the collection. 'I’m a Thai chef, so I incorporate the elements around the crafts of whisky making in the menu. Each course reflects the exceptional approach to single malt of Glenfiddich, and together they paint the picture of the brand. My goal is not only to create a tasteful whisky pairing dinner but also to echo a similar creation narrative,' explained Chef Nick. 'In whisky production, we often talk about the role of Malt Masters and it is our responsibility to find the delicate balance between the taste of the whisky and the intensity of the oak cask. But we don’t always acknowledge how each cask, each bottle, is absolutely unique because of the time it has spent maturing. Both nature and time play huge roles in making whisky taste like it does and Glenfiddich’s TIME RE:IMAGINED pays homage to this process and the exquisite liquid it helps to create,' said Brian Kinsman, Glenfiddich Malt Master. The TIME RE:IMAGINED Collection will be available to purchase at The Distillers Library Bangkok, Piman49 or Italasia group, the official distributor of Glenfiddich in Thailand. For more stories about Glenfiddich, visit Instagram:

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, 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 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, or visit

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