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Rosewood Bangkok, a visually striking, ultra-luxury property on Ploenchit Road in Bangkok’s prime central business and retail district, will open 31 March 2019, marking the second Thailand property for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® and the dazzling urban sister to Rosewood Phuket, opened in 2017. An amalgam of contemporary sophistication and Thai heritage, Rosewood Bangkok will bring to life the brand’s hallmark A Sense of Place® philosophy through architectural design and carefully curated décor, spa and dining experiences. Reservations are now being accepted with opening offers available at rosewoodhotels.com. The 30-story standalone property will help reshape the Bangkok skyline by occupying two connecting high-rise structures that create a modern tribute to the Thai spirit.  Its contemporary form is inspired by the wai -- the graceful Thai gesture of palms pressed together in greeting.  The hotel will be conveniently connected to the BTS Station amidst a luxury enclave of embassies, new office towers and upscale malls. The hotel is celebrating its upcoming opening by launching its official @rosewoodbangkok social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram.  The Facebook platform debuts on 19 February with the distinctive #WaiBangkok campaign showcasing the dynamism, creativity and style of the Thai capital.  Residents and travelers will be invited to share their own new perspectives of Bangkok inspired by Rosewood Bangkok’s entry to the city. “Rosewood Bangkok represents an exciting new expression of ultra-luxury hospitality in Bangkok,” says Thomas Harlander, the hotel’s managing director.  “It will be a symbol of the emergence of the country’s capital as a hub of creative style and design for the region. Rosewood’s A Sense of Place® philosophy will also be thoughtfully interpreted in modern yet authentically Thai fashion through the entire hotel, from its design to all its experiences -- we aim to provide a portal to all the many fascinating sides of this captivating capital and culture.” The “#WaiBangkok” campaign, 19 February to 31 May, will feature a photo series by distinguished photographers Tum Chanipol Kusolcharttum and Scott Woodward. Tum, better known as Rockkhound, is one of Thailand's best street photographers and will kickstart the campaign with his perspective of Bangkok’s dynamic charisma. Scott Woodward, a Canadian seasoned documentary photographer whose works are often seen on the glossy pages of National Geographic, Condé Nast Traveler and New York Times, will contribute a series of photos of Bangkok that illustrate why this City of Angels so attracts him. The visually stunning campaign will invite people to share a different and more contemporary side of Thailand’s capital and showcase their favorite hidden gems to illustrate “why” they love Bangkok. Participants will post their own fresh and compelling images of the city on Rosewood Bangkok’s official social media accounts using the hashtag #WaiBangkok and tagging Rosewood Bangkok’s Facebook or Instagram account @RosewoodBangkok.  The winner will receive a THB100,000 credit to spend at the hotel.   Introductory Offers to Rediscover Bangkok “Redefining Bangkok,” offers guests an opportunity to tailor their inaugural stay with a choice of a one-way airport transfer in a Rosewood Bangkok limousine, daily breakfast for two at Lakorn European Brasserie,

With the month of love has come upon us, discover your best locations for a luxurious Valentine’s Day weekend escape. Take advantage of up to 70% off your second night – as one day is simply not enough time to rediscover romance and fill your love bubble with blissful harmony at one of these perfect-for-two locations. Book from today – 28 Feb 2019  |  Stay from today – 31 May 2019   AWAY BALI LEGIAN CAMAKILA Nestled between Legian Beach and a bustling shopping and entertainment street – Away Bali Legian Camakila allows guests to experience the best of both worlds – stunning sunsets right on the beach with views of the Indian Ocean and a wrath of Balinese ambiance right outside the front door. RATES FROM USD 93 / NIGHT     X2 VIBE PATTAYA SEAPHERE RESIDENCES Step into a world of sun-splashed beaches, modern living spaces and lush, green landscapes. Nestled in a serene seaside corner of Pattaya’s Jomtien beach and surrounded by natural beauty, lies X2 Vibe Pattaya Seaphere Residence a new hotel in Pattaya. Your perfect fun, chilled out and romantic Valentine's Day destination. RATES FROM THB 1,929 / NIGHT     BYD LOFTS BY X2 Situated just 200 meters from the famous Patong Beach leads the market in affordable fully furnished serviced apartments and hotel accommodation. BYD Lofts by X2 is a destination property sure to offer you the very best of design hotel ambiance and experience. RATES FROM THB 2,665 / NIGHT X2 KOH SAMUI - A SPA RETREAT  A Spa Retreat is Thailand’s first resort offering guest a selection of ‘All spa inclusive package’ for unlimited spa treatments throughout their stay. Ideal for couples, honeymooners, families and friend holidays that designed to blend retreat, wellness, chill & vibes mixed together. RATES FROM THB 5,460 / NIGHT     AWAY KANCHANABURI DHEVA MANTRA RESORT AND SPA Step outside onto your private balcony, and feel your cares melt away as you breathe in the fresh air of the surrounding tropical woodlands. As your eyes gaze upon the tranquil waters of the timeless River Kwai, which effortlessly flows by at a leisurely pace, a profound calm will wash over you. RATES FROM THB 2,513 / NIGHT   AWAY PRANBURI BEACH RESORT Surrounded by exquisite natural views on all sides, Away Pranburi Beach Resort is a tranquil retreat in the heart of Thailand’s beautiful central coast. Modern comforts, delicious cuisine and relaxing spa treatments provide just the right holiday experience, while the nearby scenic cave, national park and fishing village let you explore some of Thailand’s finest landscapes. RATES FROM THB 2,167 / NIGHT

Built during the reign of King Rama V, Surawong Road is one of Bangkok’s most vibrant and historic business neighborhoods. Connecting to the first road ever built in Bangkok, The Charoen Krung Road, and also to the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Surawong Road is revered as the Creative District. Thanks to its heritage, classic architecture, contemporary designs and authentic local food, this road is a cultural yet contemporary tourist destination. Here are 9 highlights of this area that you should not miss.     The Neilson Hays Library the monument of love   Amid the bustling business district, is a quaint neoclassical building called The Neilson Hays Library. Established in 1920, the library is a monument of love, by Dr. Thomas Heywood Hays, the former Chief of the Royal Thai Navy Hospital and the first medical professor of Siriraj Hospital, in loving memory of his wife, Jennie Neilson, an avid reader, who devoted herself to library work until her last days. The elegant structure was designed by Mario Tamagno, an Italian architect, responsible for numerous landmarks around Bangkok such as the Ananda Samakhom Throne Hall, Hua Lamphong Train Station, Makkawan Rangsan Bridge, and Phayathai Palace. The construction was executed with the same meticulous approach as those used with the aforementioned landmarks, prompting the public to call it “a grand palace on a small scale”. The still functional library offers more than 20,000 books for keen booklovers, and a gallery and café that have played host for special events and functions. It was awarded the status of “Historic Landmark” by the Association of Siamese Architects in 1986.     Bangkok Folk Museum Bangkokians’ treasured history   Bangkok Folk Museum, also known as Bangkokian Museum, is originally home to Professor Waraporn Surawadee who donated to property to become a museum that offers an insight into the lifestyles of Bangkokians amid lush, green garden. Located in the heart of bustling Bang Rak District that is now filled with commercial buildings and skyscrapers, Bangkok Folk Museum is a rare sanctuary that is open to the public for free. Visitors can also learn about the history of the house as well as Bangkok from knowledgeable staff members who will show you around and share delightful and fun stories along the way. Bangkok Folk Museum offers an insight into the lifestyles of well-off Bangkokians during World War II and its aftermath (circa 1937 – 1957). The museum consists of three zones in three quarters with display many of the possessions of original family members in good condition as well as memorabilia from early Rattanakosin Era and art pieces.     Bangkok General Post Office Bangkok’s design hub   In 1885 Thailand joined the Universal Postal Union and used the former British Embassy of Charoen Krung as office, which was later known as Bangkok General Post Office. In 1940, the building went through a major renovation, led by Mew Jitsame Apaiwong and Phraya Sarote Rattaniman. Under the brutalist concept that tends to use geometric shapes and showcase original surface of the materials, Bangkok General Post Office looks like a giant box paved

Roses and bubbly champagne are ready for this year’s romantic Valentine’s Day in charming cities of London, Zurich, Dubai, Jerusalem or Paris, the choices are all yours.   Baur Au Lac Zurich, Switzerland ‘Honeymoon Weekend Special’ Available: Friday through Sunday throughout 2019 Baur au Lac offers the special package only for newly-wed couples, for their ultimate romantic weekend which includes: welcome gift from the hotel’s own chocolatier, champagne and a selection of fresh fruit upon arrival, welcome cocktail on the Rive Gauche Terrasse or in the Rive Gauche Bar, free access and be active together at the fitness club with spectacular views of the Alps. Prices start from CHF 819 for Deluxe double room price per room per night (non-refundable). Website: http://www.bauraulac.ch   Hotel Café Royal London, UK ‘Spa Dreams Package’ Available: now - 31 December 2019 Indulge yourself and your loved one with this romantic spa dreams that let you relax ultimately in the heart of London. Experience the vibrancy of the capital and the serenity of the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre with a spa treatment of your choice and an overnight stay at Hotel Café Royal. Spa Dream Package includes an overnight stay in a luxurious guestroom or suite, access to all facilities within Akasha Holistic Wellbeing including our range of holistic classes, the £120 spa credit per person to be used on treatment of choice, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne in room, full English breakfast, the Regent Street VIP shopping card offering 10% discount on luxury brands and the late check out 4pm (upon availability). Rates start from £560 per night, including all taxes (package subject to availability). Website: http://www.hotelcaferoyal.com   Mamilla Hotel Jerusalem, Israel ‘Winter Escape Suite Special’ Available: now – 28 February 2019 Make this winter an unforgettable romantic one in a charming city of Jerusalem. Mamilla hotel, located in the heart of Jerusalem, in the city’s trendy Mamilla Avenue shopping district, and minutes away from the Old City, is the perfect place spend valuable time together with the loved ones. Offering the comfortable stay in one of spacious and impeccably styled suites that come with perfectly harmonized living and private spaces. For Winter Escape Suite Special, receive the complimentary access to the Executive Lounge. Prices start from $540 per night in Mamilla Suite, $700 per night in Residence Suite, and $2,250 per night for Presidential Suite. Website: http://www.mamillahotel.com   Le Bristol Paris Paris, France ‘Romance in Paris’ Available: now – 30 December 2019 A reservation at Le Bristol Paris is more eloquent than any words. Celebrate a marriage proposal, a special birthday or a honeymoon in the City of Lights. Be spontaneous and completely adored with ‘Romance in Paris’ package that includes an elegant stay in Deluxe Room or higher room categories, a bottle of Champagne in the room on arrival, the exquisite sweet delicacies, the romantic set up at night in your room and in the bathroom with rose petals, an American breakfast for two overlooking the French gardens and a guaranteed upgrade at time of booking. Prices start from EUR 1,400 per night for Deluxe Room. Website: http://www.lebristolparis.com   Armani Hotel Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates ‘Romantic Stay Package’ Available: now – 25 December 2019 Whether you are newlywed or

SWISSOTEL RESORT PHUKET PATONG launches newly renovated Swiss Signature Room for the real Swiss experience. The Signature Room is tastefully decorated with contemporary style with plenty of space for both couples and families to unwind in. The room features city or pool views, one king or two extra-large double beds (4.5 ft each) with high quality mattress to deliver a sensation of supreme softness, free wifi, Segafredo coffee machine, a functional work area, an interactive entertainment 55” LED TV, Rain shower and sophisticated Purovel bathroom amenities.   Key Features - 32 m² - King bed or two extra-long beds - 55” LED television - Free Wi-Fi - Coffee machine - TWG Tea Selection Common Amenities - Free access to fitness centre - Minibar - Electronic safe - Iron and ironing board - Hair dryer - Large work desk - 24-hour in-room dining - Access to kids world

Embrace the cold this winter with a stay in a cool igloo or ice hotel. With 54% of Thai travelers saying they plan to stay at least once in a type of accommodation they've never stayed at before in 2019 and 68% saying that they plan to prioritize spending money on experiences over material items when traveling in the year to come*, why not stay in an icy accommodation that is an experience in and of itself? Let's discover the magic of spending a night in an igloo or ice hotel. Put on your warmest clothes, get cozy under the covers and fall asleep in the all-consuming quiet. Snow Hotel - Kemi, Finland The Snow Hotel is located in the Lapland region of Finland and offers ‘cool’ rooms made entirely out of ice and snow. If wondering how you are going to stay warm in a room that has an average temperature of -5°C (23 degrees fahrenheit), beds are covered with warm lamb skin and sleeping bags with cozy fleece interiors. The Snow Hotel also features unique winter experiences such as a Snow Castle, a Snow Chapel for weddings, several sculptures with light effects,Gemstone Gallery and a weekly program that offers different activities and additional experiences for guests to choose from. Icehotel - Jukkasjärvi, Sweden Tucked away amongst the various lakes and hills of northern Sweden, more than 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the Icehotel is rebuilt every winter entirely from snow and ice from the nearby Torne River. Holding a temperature between -5 to -8°C (17 to 23 degrees Fahrenheit), each of the individually themed rooms has hand-carved ice furnishings made by artists from all around the world. After a refreshing sleep in thermal sleeping bags on beds covered in reindeer hides, guests can  start their day with a rich and hearty breakfast before spending time in the sauna,  wood-burning hot tub or the ice bath. The area around Jukkasjärvi is popular for outdoor winter activities such as dog sledding, reindeer sled excursions and snowmobile tours. Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel - Alta, Norway Located along the Alta River 20 km from Alta’s town center, the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel is an impressive 2,000 square meter structure made entirely from snow and ice every winter. With a consistent room t temperature between a chilling  -4 and -7 °C (19 to 24 degrees Fahrenheit), guests are encouraged to bring their own thermal undergarments to stay warm, although reindeer leather sleeping pads and ultra-warm sleeping bags are provided to every room. For those who  like art, don’t miss the artistic ice sculptures on display throughout the property. For those seeking a little outdoor adventure, the friendly hotel staff will gladly assist with booking a snowmobile safari to explore the surrounding winter wonderland. Hotel de Glace - Saint-Gabriel-De-Valcartier, Canada With three thematic ice bars, an indoor ice slide and ice chapel that seats 70 guests, the Hotel de Glace in Saint-Gabriel-De-Valcartier, Quebec is a landmark on its own as it’s the only hotel of its kind in North America. The warm hotel staff welcomes guests with a cocktail in an ice glass before

What better way to celebrate New Year’s Eve than with a spectacular stay in the sky? Here is the list to help you discover some of the best places to stay this New Year’s Eve that provide some of the best panoramic views. So whether you opt to watch the fireworks with room service or enjoy a cocktail at the rooftop bar, here’s where to be as you ring in the New Year…   Dubai, UAE Dubai is known for its luxuriousness and opulence and New Year’s Eve celebrations are no exception. However whatever budget you are working with, Dubai will be able to cater for it. All public beaches in Dubai welcome residents and tourists on New Year’s Eve to watch the fireworks display. Or if you fancy hitting the dancefloor to bring in the new year, head to Zero Gravity for world-famous DJs and a beach festival like no other. Where to stay: The world’s third tallest hotel, Rose Rayhann by Rotana is located in the prime spot of Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Offering panoramic views of the city and the celebrations happening below on Jumeirah Beach, the hotel boasts three restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool and beauty salon. Relax at the hotel’s fitness and wellness club and enjoy  the nearby shopping and beaches as these are all top endorsements by Booking.com travelers. Dubai is loved by South African travelers, British and Indian – as these were the top nationalities who visited in 2018. Shanghai, China New Year’s Eve party goers will love Shanghai’s skyscraper studded skyline, from swanky rooftop bars, super nightclubs, extravagant fine-dining restaurants to a 3D laser fireworks display illuminating the Huangpu River. Or to celebrate New Year in the most traditional way, head to the city’s oldest temple Longhua, for the annual bell ringing ceremony. Where to stay: If art deco architecture is more your thing, the Grand Hyatt hotel in Shanghai offers luxury on another level. Guests at the Grand Hyatt will be mesmerised by the colourful fireworks display from the comfort of their own home, through impressive floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests can indulge in a wide range of local and international dishes at the hotel’s various international restaurants or exercise their New Year’s resolutions at the Club Oasis Spa – taking a dip in the indoor Sky Pool or working out in the fitness centre. It’s no surprise that top endorsements for Shanghai from Booking.com travelers include sightseeing, food and architecture. Top nationalities who booked a stay in Shanghai during the past year include Taiwan, American and German. New York City, USA Venture to New York City for the iconic New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square to ring in 2019. Or for something a little different, swap the champagne and party poppers for a midnight run around Central Park. The Emerald Nuts Midnight Run begins at the stroke of midnight and lasts for four miles. Where to stay: With over a million revellers predicted to fill Times Square, guests staying at The Pierre can take advantage of the hotel’s prime position.

AccorHotels is proud to announce the first Orient Express hotel will open in the landmark King Power Mahanakhon Building in Bangkok. Imprinted in both history and imagination, the Orient Express brand has been reinvented for the future, with a vision to build a collection of prestigious hotels, steeped in tradition, myth and adventure. Sebastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of AccorHotels said: “Orient Express has always acted as a passport between worlds and a trip on these legendary trains was historical, touristic and cinematic with an inimitable experience. This linking of Occident and Orient, of history and modernity, and of curiosity and cultures will be a hallmark of the new Orient Express Hotels and we are excited to bring back this spirit of luxurious adventure to today’s modern travellers.” Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha Chief Executive Officer of King Power Group said, “The launch of the world’s first Orient Express Hotel at King Power Mahanakhon truly completes our vision of creating an extraordinary landmark that celebrates the city and adds a new milestone to Thailand and the world’s hospitality industry, while further elevating Thailand to a truly world-class destination. “King Power Mahanakhon seeks for all of its projects to be different, impressive and distinct, exuding excellence in every dimension. We look forward to welcoming visitors from all over the world, and placing Thailand’s tourism scene on the global stage through a landmark that combines exceptional hospitality, award-winning cuisine, a unique shopping experience and Bangkok’s spectacular views.” “We are proud to bring the multicultural heritage, mystery and exoticism of the legendary Orient Express brand to Bangkok” said Michael Issenberg, Chairman and CEO AccorHotels Asia Pacific. “Orient Express redefined rail travel in the 1900s, introducing the first sleeper cars linking West to East and delivering unprecedented levels of comfort and dining. We look forward to bringing this same luxury and refinement to the new incarnation of Orient Express hotels.” The original Orient Express trains were famous for the highest standards of fine craftsmanship, the newest innovations and the most exquisite dining and so Orient Express Mahanakhon Bangkok will bring together the best names in these fields to reinterpret the art of luxury travel. Esteemed designer Tristan Auer has been tasked with reimagining the Art Deco stylings and plant motifs of the original Orient Express carriages into a modern skyscraper in the heart of a bustling metropolis. The sumptuous bedrooms and exquisite bathrooms will bring new levels of style and luxury to Bangkok. Two signature restaurants will include Mott 32 on level 2 and Mahanathi by David Thompson on level 5 of the hotel. David Thompson is known worldwide for his skills and expertise in Thai cuisine and culinary. Thompson has established award-winning restaurants across the world, Nahm in London and Bangkok, Long Chim in Asia and Australia and Aaharn in Hong Kong. Famed Mott 32, will also bring an exceptional modern Cantonese dining experience to the city with a contemporary restaurant and cocktail bar in Orient Express Mahanakhon Bangkok. Mott 32 is named after 32 Mott Street in New York - the site

Having opened in June, 2018, InterContinental® Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort is the latest addition to the InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts brand in Vietnam, and the 1000th IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) property to open within the Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa (EMEAA) region. It is located on the pristine Phu Quoc Island, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve off the southwest coast of Vietnam. The ideal location to soak up the sun and enjoy breathtaking sunsets One of the most captivating features of the resort is its position on Long Beach, one of Vietnam’s most stunning white-sand beaches, enjoying glorious sunset views. It is an easy 15-minute drive from Phu Quoc International Airport, and only 20 minutes from the cultural attractions of Duong Dong town. Thoughtfully designed for families, couples and individuals alike, as well as both leisure travellers and meeting delegates, InterContinental® Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort features an exclusive beachfront, six restaurants and bars, 459 luxuriously appointed rooms, suites, and villas, as well as state-of-the-art meeting facilities, whilst seamlessly combining the sophisticated and cosmopolitan essence of the InterContinental® heritage with the heartfelt rustic charm of the resort’s surrounding local area and culture. Resort guests are offered exclusive access to a secluded stretch of Long Beach, the perfect location to swim in shimmering waters, soak up the sun, and experience ocean sunsets. In each of the elegant rooms, suites, and villas, the deep bathtubs, walk-in rain showers, floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious balconies ensure a luxurious and inviting space for the ultimate escape in comfort and relaxation. A culinary journey through local and international gastronomy When it comes to dining, InterContinental® Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort offers a tempting array of contemporary and stylish experiences, including the highest bar in Phu Quoc, INK 360, boasting breathtaking panoramic ocean and mountain views. Created by award-winning Australian designer Ashley Sutton, the bar is the perfect venue for a welcome toast or celebratory drinks, where guests can sip on a signature cocktail while watching a magnificent sunset and nibbling on tapas-style seafood, caviar and oysters. Additional dining venues include LAVA, a fine-dining seafood and specialty imported meats restaurant using the freshest produce cooked on charcoal grills and lava stone enhanced with a selection of locally produced aromatic peppers such as black, white, red and Tay Giang. Sora & Umi serves authentic Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine with the focus on the restaurant’s numerous live cooking stations, including robatayaki, teppanyaki and sushi. By the pool, Ombra serves home-made Italian cuisine and gelato alongside fresh juices and healthy bites. Beachfront restaurant Sea Shack serves comfort food, tapas, barbecue and grilled dishes such as the signature lobster roll, while beers and ciders are served in the Library area stocked with books about food, cocktails, Vietnamese culture, art, interior design and travel. Mercado is the place for coffee, tea and pastries, as well as themed picnic baskets including Traditional Vietnamese Delicacies, Mediterranean and Healthy. Relaxation and Activities   Guests are able to indulge in serene spa treatments at the award winning HARNN Heritage Spa, designed by Vietnamese