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Hilton, one of the world's leading hospitality companies, has recently unveil the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma, being the first Hilton Garden Inn in Japan. The hotel is situated in a premium location in central Kyoto, offering 250 stylishly-appointed guest rooms and appealing facilities. Throughout the hotel, you can revel in the sleek interior design that combines traditional Japanese elements with contemporary beauty, with 9 types of guest rooms, ranging from functional standard rooms to luxurious family rooms that can accommodate up to 6 people comfortably. To take care of your appetite, all-day-dining Together & Co. pampers your tastebuds with Western and Japanese cuisines created using Kyoto's seasonal ingredients, served in a cosy and lively setting. "Japan is one of the world’s most sought-after travel destinations and we are delighted to celebrate the timely debut of Hilton Garden Inn following the reopening of Japan’s borders to international travelers. Opening in Kyoto, Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma will cater to the pent-up travel demand that we anticipate will sweep over the country. This debut is especially significant as it also represents the 600th hotel to join the Hilton portfolio in Asia Pacific, cementing Hilton’s position as the fastest growing hotel company in the region and a great milestone in our drive to have 1,000 trading hotels in Asia Pacific by 2025," said Alan Watts, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton. For more information and reservations, please call +81 75-320-5111 or visit hgikyotoshijokarasuma.jp

JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa has officially unveiled the new face of the resort, with 127 additional rooms and villas, and new dining, recreational, and event facilities to become a stunning 'destination within a destination'. Situated by the long stretch of soft sands of Khuk Khak Beach in Khao Lak, Phang Nga province, JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa now features a total of 420 spacious rooms, suites, and villas, including new Lagoon Pool View Rooms, Deluxe Lagoon Pool Access Rooms, Family Pool Access Studios, One-Bedroom Villas and a Two-Bedroom Villa, plus the debut of JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort Suites, an exclusive collection of 52 stylish two-bedroom suites. More additions encompass the Aqua Play Zone with a wave pool, fountain trampoline, a big a waterslide and outdoor playground setting along the 2.4 km lagoon pool waterway, which is the longest in Southeast Asia; beachfront Drift Beach Bar & Grill serving heavenly Mediterranean cuisine and seafood grills; a brand-new beautiful ballroom that can accommodate up to 810 people, being the largest in southern Thailand; JW Garden, where organic fruits and vegetables are cultivated, welcoming guests to enjoy a family picnic amidst fragrant herbs and flowers; and more to come! "We are delighted to be unveiling the reimagined JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa today. There is high demand for fully-integrated, beachfront resort experiences in Thailand from around the world and we are positioned to deliver this across multiple segments and market sectors. I believe Khao Lak is ready and I believe the destination will become one of Thailand’s leading leisure tourism and MICE hubs in the years to come," said Abhimanyu Singh, General Manager, JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa.  To find out more about experiences at JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa, please visit www.jwmarriottkhaolak.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. info@meliaphuketmaikhao.com W. www.melia.com/en/hotels/thailand/phuket/melia-phuket-mai-khao FB. @meliaphuketmaikhao     Text by Pakvipa Rimdusit

Combining contemporary Korean design with the charm of the riverside neighbourhood, Hotel Naru Seoul – MGallery Ambassador is now open in the Mapo-gu district of Seoul, being South Korea's first hotel in the MGallery Hotel Collection, reflecting the story and unique beauty of the historic area while pampering guests with boutique facilities and services, featuring biophilic-inspired interiors and eye-catching exteriors. Situated in the northern banks of the Han River, the hotel's setting has long been a centre of transportation and businesses, in a close proximity to Incheon International Airport and other visit-worthy areas, making the 196-key hotel an ideal base of exploration. In addition, the hotel offers five dining journeys such as a chic French bistro Restaurant Voisin overlooking the serene river, among others. "We are proud to introduce the new boutique hotel concept to South Korea. Hotel Naru Seoul – MGallery Ambassador strives to deliver a memorable experience that is as unique as the neighbourhood itself. Maponaru and the Han River have inspired many artists in the past. Today, I believe the hotel will also inspire our guests, as they will be surrounded by the iconic views, compelling design, and art pieces from local artists," said Simon Kim, General Manager of Hotel Naru Seoul – MGallery Ambassador. To celebrate its opening, Hotel Naru Seoul – MGallery Ambassador offers The Good Mood Package and The Good Food Package, starting from KRW 349,000+. For more information and reservations, email mgallery.seoul@accor.com or visit hotelnaruseoul.com.

Officially open in 2022, ibis Styles Bangkok Silom has been welcoming discerning travellers from all over the world as a stylish base of exploration with playful details, well-appointed facilities, and best value for money. ibis Styles Bangkok Silom is situated right at Silom Road, which is Bangkok's CBD, surrounded by mouth-watering eats and vibrant entertainment. The BTS Skytrain and MRT subway is just a short walk away, so getting to places is completely convenient. From the entrance to the rooftop pool, there are vivid murals inspired by the neighbourhood by talented Thai artist Tikkywow, and the 264 guest rooms are painted in a lively colour palette, with the famed Sweet Bed™ by ibis in every room. "We are so thrilled to open ibis Styles Bangkok Silom. Guests staying at this stylish hotel can look forward to enjoying comfortable rooms at accessible prices and creative dining experiences, from street-food-style fare to the funky rooftop bar. Silom has long been loved for its lively energy, and our hotel is ready to welcome guests seeking to  explore the neighbourhood," said Nitah Thongsuk, General Manager, ibis Styles Bangkok Silom. For more information and reservations, email HB6N1@accor.com, call +66 (0)2 3525 999, or visit www.ibisstylesbangkoksilom.com

Situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown, the city's new boutique hotel Else is slated to open in September 2022 in the former Lee Rubber Building, honouring the landmark's architectural legacy while embracing contemporary design, featuring 49 well-appointed guest rooms, 2 compelling dining concepts, and modern wellness facilities. Else Founders Justin Chen and Javier Perez commissioned local leading designers, artists and partners to create their vision of conscious hospitality. Malaysian design firm Studio Bikin conceptualised the design and oversaw the restoration which was executed by Faizah Architect, another celebrated Malaysian partner. Complex, thought-provoking and inspiring art pieces have been acquired from emerging and award-winning Malaysian artists. "Else has been a four-year project realized through the challenges of the global pandemic and inspired by the emerging new era of traveller. The result is an urban haven for the globally minded and curious. Our design and construction team have sensitively balanced a contrast of new and old with a refined juxtaposition of a pre-war building beautifully preserved and innovative design that invites all our guests to explore the property on their own, and discover intimate pockets to pause and reflect," commented Justin Chen. Else opens on 10 September 2022 with opening rates from MYR 398 until 31 October 2022. For more information, visit www.elseretreats.com

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

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.