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Tonino Lamborghini, the legendary Italian brand famous for its luxurious products and designs, partners up with Utopia Corporation, one of the largest real estate developers in Phuket, to bring the "Italian feeling" to the paradise island of Phuket in form of a completely one-of-a-kind luxury boutique hotel. Scheduled to welcome guests in 2023, Tonino Lamborghini Boutique Hotel Phuket will be situated on the beachfront at secluded Chalong Bay, overlooking the azure Andaman Sea. This spectacular low-rise retreat will be curated by Alexander Wong, founder of Alexander Wong Architects, whose original avant-garde style has won multiple global awards. For a dramatic first impression, guests will be welcomed into a world of international glitz with a Glamour Lobby that features slatted rosewood LED screens. With 39 suites and 7 villas, all of which are equipped with cutting-edge amenities and adorned with designer furnishings and abstract artworks, a beyond-expectation experience is what to expect here. Alexander Wong, the hotel's designer, considers Phuket to be the “Miami of Asia”, due to its international allure and cultural appeal. Reflecting the spirit of South Beach, Tonino Lamborghini Boutique Hotel Phuket will feature its signature Red Pool, which will embrace the best elements of a chic Floridian beach club. The Miami restaurant is a multi-sensory feast for diners, with a contemporary menu and a colourful ceiling inspired by the French post-impressionist painter, Henri Rousseau. Guests can also stay in shape at the state-of-the-art Power Gym. “Our goal is to bring a branded Tonino Lamborghini experience to the best places worldwide, and soon we will bring the Tonino Lamborghini spirit to Phuket: one of the world’s finest tourist destinations. Tonino Lamborghini Boutique Hotel will be a luxury hotel with captivating architecture, bespoke interior design and top-quality services, with the ultimate purpose to satisfy the top-level requests of international clientele. Together with Utopia, we will strive to offer a new concept of hospitality. Our clientele will feel the values of our family’s DNA and heritage, Italian spirit, extreme attention-to-detail, and the energy that Tonino Lamborghini brand transmits. As my father always says; ‘If I cannot give you Italy, I will give you Its feeling!’” Utopia Corporation has grown rapidly since its establishment in 2015 with a collection of hospitality, residential, commercial and entertainment projects across Phuket, along with architecture, design, development, engineering, construction and hotel operation services. It operates three own-branded hotels in Phuket: Utopia Kata, Utopia Loft, and Utopia Naiharn, which was named as Asia’s “Top Emerging Hotel” in the Now Travel Asia Awards. “We are delighted to form this landmark agreement with Tonino Lamborghini. It is indeed an honour to introduce this famous Italian name to Thailand’s hotel industry for the first time; their brand is recognised around the globe as a beacon of luxury, exclusivity and flair. Combined with Utopia Corporation’s hospitality and development expertise, I am confident that our partnership will usher in an exciting new era for Phuket’s tourism industry, allowing us to attract new markets,” commented Mr. Hachi Yin, Chief Executive Officer, Utopia Corporation. By collaborating with Tonino Lamborghini, Utopia

GHM has signed a management agreement with Aquarius International Development (AQI) to operate a 200-key resort on Koh Chang, the third largest island in Thailand, which is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2023. The Chedi Aquarius Koh Chang will feature an all-day-dining restaurant, a cliff-edge restaurant, rooftop bar, spa, infinity pool with pool bar, and conference facilities overlooking the gleaming Gulf of Thailand. “This new resort is shaping up with an integrity of design and a certain poise that are hallmarks of the Chedi experience,” said GHM CEO Tommy Lai. “We’ve been on the lookout for a way back into Thailand since 2013, and The Chedi Aquarius Koh Chang is the perfect vehicle.” Koh Chang is a pristine gem in the Gulf of Thailand, which is accessible by air and by road from Bangkok, with car ferries from Trat mainland to Koh Chang taking less than an hour. When the impeccable design and exceptional amenities of the resort arrive on the island, the best is yet to come!

Luxury beachfront resort Meliá Koh Samui has introduced packages to foster quality family time, combining a stay in a remarkable 105 sq.m. Family Suite with a host of recreational, culinary and wellness experiences for all ages. The beautiful suite features a private balcony, large livig area with games like Jenga, Othello, Rubik, tic-tac-toe and dominos, as well as a master bedroom and double sofa bed for 2 children. The gigantic winding lagoon pool comes with fun kids' zone and water slides. Also, your little ones will love the two-storey Kid's Club called Kidsdom. The "Family Escape" package includes a stay for 2 adults and 2 children in a Family Suite, as well as an educational workshop that instructs the kids on how to create traditional Batik textile art at Kidsdom, priced at THB 4800 (USD 154) net per room per night for a minimum of two nights. The package also includes free daily ice-cream for the kids, a 20% discount on food and beverage at the resort’s dining outlets including Breeza Beach Restaurant and Bar, and 50% off the price of all treatments at YHI Spa. For a long stay, the "Family Fun and Wellbeing" package includes a stay for 2 adults and 2 children in a Family Suite, a round-trip airport transfer from Samui International Airport, a 90-minute treatment at YHI Spa, an “Edutainment” program at the Kid’s Club with activities ranging from ‘Animal yoga’ and ‘Splash dance’ to creative workshops including ‘Coconut leaf creation’ and ‘Painting with nature’, priced at THB 29,999 (USD 966) net for 7 nights  (40% off on room rates). Additionally, the package comprises a daily food and beverage credit of THB 500 (USD 16), ice-cream for the kids, cotton candy each afternoon, and a 20% discount on food and beverage at the resort’s dining outlets. A further 5%discount is applied to the Family Fun and Wellbeing package for bookings of at least 14 nights, with a further 10% discount applicable for bookings for 30 nights or more. The family-orientated packages are available until December 23 this year. To book, please call +66 (0) 77 938 899 or email

Set amidst lush nature, Banyan Tree Krabi is now open with elegant villas, ranging from ultra-luxury beachfront pool villas to polished pool suites overlooking the Andaman sunset, with first-rate facilities to make your every minute memorable, with the sound of flowing water that will soothe your soul. Along with the glamour of its landscape, you are invited to indulge into culinary excellence, drinkable joy, and an one-off rainforest-themed spa. Meticulously designed to reach the high standards of grandeur, you will witness works of art throughout your stay, right from the naga legend-inspired lobby with a backdrop of tranquil horizon. Banyan Tree Krabi offers 8 suite and villa types, all of which have private saltwater pools. The most modest accommodation type, coming in at 99 sq.m, is the Deluxe Pool Suite with a lavish double bed, private terrace, plunge pool and jet pool surround the bedroom, giving guests the feeling of being on a small island. The largest is the palatial seven-bedroom beachfront 1,335 sq.m Presidential Villa. Guests can reserve the villa as a three-bedroom unit or take an option to combine the three-bedroom with the two adjoining 2-bedroom beachfront villas, transforming it into a seven-bedroom wonderland of saltwater pools, canals, and myriad balconies and terraces. The three “Bird’s Nest” tables perched precariously among the trees around the resort’s highly-elevated Saffron is one of the most stunning features of the resort. All-day-dining The Naga Kitchen caters breakfasts, lunches and dinner with a plethora of international choices. One of the not-to-be-missed experiences here is the spa. Renowned as a global wellbeing brand, Banyan Tree has an avalanche of awards mirroring this acclaim. In Banyan Tree Krabi, the spa will build upon the reputation, maintaining its sense of “Thai-ness” with local treatments and ingredients such as coconut potions and pearl powder massage. For reservations and enquiries, visit

This October, Avani+ Hua Hin Resort’s presents an elevated family time that brings storytelling and adventure to your breakfast table by transforming the space into a magical wonderland! On 24 and 25 October 2020, bookings for all rooms, villas, and suites will receive a complimentary access to the creatively-themed "Breakfast in Wonderland" inviting you and your kids to venture through tropical beaches of “Pirates of the Caribbean”, a winter heaven of “Frozen”, and a world filled with sweet treats of “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory”. The ad-hoc wonderland comes live culinary stations, beautiful balloons and makeup artists, magicians and costumed characters, AvaniKids games to keep the little ones busy after breakfast, as well as decadent chocolate treats of Willy Wonka, a Frozen-inspired selection of flavoured yoghurt mousses and sorbets and treasure chests overflowing with delightful flavours. Reachable within only 2.5-hour drive from downtown Bangkok, the family-friendly Avani+ Hua Hin Resort boasts 2 swimming pools and a scenic lake, oceanfront dining, sprawling tropical gardens and an AvaniKids’ club with a dedicated kids' pool. Price starting from THB 9,643++ (or starting from THB 6,643++ under "Rao Tiew Duay Kan" (We Travel Together) campaign. To book your stay and experience the resort's ‘Breakfast in Wonderland’, please call +66 (0) 32 898 989 or email

VALA, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, has recently run a soft opening of a 5-star beachfront boutique resort, VALA Hua Hin - Nu Chapter Hotels. With its uniquely luxurious character and outstanding architectural design, and first-rate services, VALA is the new dream destination for seekers of seaside tranquility within a few hours' drive from Bangkok. Managed by new generation group, Nu Chapter Hotels, VALA Hua Hin’s distinctive character draws on the “Nature's Touch with a Modern Design” concept on a vast beautiful land while featuring 97 rooms and suites in the 3-storey building, so privacy is gauranteed. Besides, All the rooms boast a sea view and spacious terrace. The resort is surrounded by an abundance of lush trees and overlooks an extensive stretch of beach. This stunning location allows guests to enjoy a panoramic view of the ocean, a rare sight to be found in Hua Hin and Cha-Am, making VALA the ultimate retreat for tourists to slow down during the holidays and return home feeling more energetic and rejuvenated. While VALA VILLAS zone featuring 13 secluded pool villas with uninterrupted sea views, are designed in the ‘Glamping’ style with maximum privacy. Five of them are situated in the nearest area to the beach. Garden area and a spacious terrace can be decorated for outdoor activities such as private BBQ dinner parties. Butler service is on hand to take care of every little detail throughout the stay. Here, guests can try exotic cocktails made with local ingredients created by VALA Hua Hin in collaboration with Vesper, a bar ranked 11th in Asia's Top 50 Best Bar Awards.  For lunch, selections of Thai and international favorites are served. For dinner, WOODS transforms into a more sophisticated setting with a menu of tapas, seafood and grill curated from a decadent combination of fresh locally-sourced produce and fine ingredients. VALA Hua Hin also offers a range of activities including morning meditation, yoga on the beach, Thai massage, tai chi, boxing, cooking/cocktail class, art for kids and a visit to an organic farm. Guests are invited to explore both the hidden gems of Hua Hin - Cha-am and local dishes rarely found outside the area. Visit for more information and reservation.

For your dream tropical getaway, Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas offers deals for Thai residents at shocking prices! Enjoy marvelous room at very special rates for all Thai residents or resident expatriates with promotion as follows: Special Rate for Superior Room at THB 899 per night for 2 persons (Breakfast not included) - Book from now until 31 October 2020 - Period of stay: 21 – 31 October 2020 Special Rate for Superior Room at THB 999 per night for 2 persons (Breakfast not included) - Book from now until 30 November 2020 - Period of stay: 1 November – 27 December 2020 Extra bed supplements are THB 500 net per adult per night. Extra charge for room upgrade at THB 500 per room per night. No extra charge for child under 12 years old when sharing the same room with existing bedding with parents. Terms & Conditions Rates are inclusive of service charge and government taxes. Special breakfast set at only THB 150 per person. This promotion cannot be combined to any promotion. This promotion cannot be refunded or cancelled. The above rate can be applied to guests with Thai nationality or foreigners with residences in Thailand only. Guests are kindly requested to present valid Thai work permit or valid Thai identification card to qualify upon check in. Direct booking by email or +66 (0) 76 231 999 only.

From now until 31 October 2020, Baan Dusit Thani, Dusit International’s unique standalone restaurant concept, is now giving diners the chance to enjoy complimentary accommodation for up to two nights at participating Dusit Hotels and Resorts in Thailand for diners who spend THB 7,000 or more on food and drinks at any of Baan Dusit Thani’s signature dining outlets – including Benjarong Thai Restaurant, Thien Duong Vietnamese restaurant, or Dusit Gourmet and Garden Bar – will be instantly rewarded with a Dusit Treats Stay Voucher redeemable for a midweek stay (Sun - Thurs) at the property of their choice through 31 March 2021. Voucher holders can opt to enjoy one night’s accommodation at: Dusit Thani Hua Hin Dusit Thani Pattaya Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort dusitD2 Ao Nang Krabi Dusit Suites Hotel Ratchadamri, Bangkok Pathumwan Princess MBK Center, Bangkok ASAI Bangkok Chinatown Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket dusitD2 Chiang Mai Voucher holders who are members of Dusit’s guest recognition programme, Dusit Gold, will receive an exclusive complimentary room upgrade for their stay. For reservations and more information about Baan Dusit Thani, please call +66 (0) 2 200 9009, email, or visit

The award-winning Conrad Koh Samui is now ready to pamper you again with a promise to deliver memorable experiences for travellers seeking tranquility in the lap of ultimate luxury. To welcome you to the paradise island, the resort offers a selection of enhanced packages priced from THB 10,900 net per villa per night, including round trip Samui airport transfers for all stays of three consecutive nights and more. Details of the packages are as follows: Package 1 includes daily breakfast at Zest and a complimentary villa upgrade (subject to availability). Package 2 also includes the choice of daily lunch or dinner and is priced at THB 11,900 net per villa per night. Package 3, priced at THB 14,900 net per villa per night, is a more comprehensive luxury experience for single travellers and couples that includes daily breakfast, a spa treatment (one hour), a floating breakfast in the villa’s private pool, tea/coffee set at the hotel’s eco café Botanikka, and one-time signature sunset cocktails with finger food as well as a complimentary villa upgrade (subject to availability). Package 4, designed for families and include luxury accommodation in the resort’s two-bedroom villas, priced per night at THB 19,900 net, includes daily breakfast at Zest and a coffee/tea set at Botanikka. Package 5, a stay in a two-bedroom villa, priced at THB 25,900 net, also includes the choice of daily lunch or dinner, family cooking class with resort’s Chef, and the choice of a babysitter for one hour or participation in private recreation classes. * Terms & conditions apply to all packages. Prices quoted are valid until 23 December 2020. Supplements are payable for stays on 24 - 31 December 2020.