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Art-inspired The Slate Phuket is now offering a series of packages with privileges for you to unwind in the exquisite paradise with the world-class design of Bill Bensley and top-notch facilities. The Slate Stories – Book a stylish Pearl Bed Suite, D-Buk Family Suite or Private Pool Suite and enjoy comfortable airport transfers, daily breakfast, kids' and family activities, a 10% discount at KRU Precision Wellness and 20% off treatments at Coqoon Spa. Guests who stay for five nights will be treated to a three-course dinner at Black Ginger, the resort's Michelin certified Thai restaurant, and six-night stays will receive a free seventh night! Rates start from just THB 4,000++ per night. The Slate Design – Relax in a spacious One-Bedroom Suite or Two-Bedroom Pearl Shell Suite and receive a welcome bottle of bubbly, complimentary minibar items, roundtrip airport transfers, daily breakfast, kids' and family activities, a 10% discount at KRU Precision Wellness, a free 120-minute Coqoon Rebirth Massage for two people, and 20% off other treatments at Coqoon Spa. Guests who book a five-night stay will be rewarded with a three-course dinner at Black Ginger, and six-night stays will receive a free seventh night. Rates start from just THB 7,000++ per night. The Slate Sanctuaries – Reserve your spot at mesmerising Bensley Suite, One-Bedroom and Two-Bedroom Pool Villas, or Two-Bedroom Family Pool Villa and you will be pampered with privileges including daily afternoon tea and in-villa breakfast, a bottle of bubbly, the chef's curated arrival treats, packing and unpacking services, complimentary minibar items, free laundry, roundtrip airport transfers, kids' and family activities, a 'Meet the Chef' experience, private Muay Thai or Pilates classes, a 10% discount at KRU Precision Wellness, a 120-minute Coqoon Rebirth Massage for two people, and 20% of other treatments at Coqoon Spa. Guests who book a five-night stay will receive a three-course dinner at Black Ginger, and those staying for seven nights will be treated to a barbecue dinner in the privacy of their villa! Rates start from just THB 13,000++ per night. The Slate has been awarded the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) Plus Certificate by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) for its high standards of safety measures. The packages are available to book from now until 30 April 2022 at www.theslatephuket.com/offers. The Slate has been awarded the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) Plus Certificate by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

Design-driven TRIBE Phnom Penh Post Office Square will open its door in February 2022, which will be the first TRIBE branded hotel in Asia, featuring 260 smart rooms that answer to the needs of modern travellers more than ever. Born in Australia in 2017, as the vision of Mark and Melissa Peters, the TRIBE hotel brand was created in response to the knowledge that today's travellers crave design hotels at accessible prices. Defined by how people want to live and travel, TRIBE is focusing on the things that really matter: intelligent, functional, design-driven hotels that give guests everything they need and nothing they don’t. TRIBE Phnom Penh Post Office Square will feature a unique restaurant concept, an urban social hub, a workout atelier and an outdoor saltwater pool overlooking the Mekong River. Seriously good coffee will be served up by baristas throughout the day in the artfully curated and supremely functional spaces. Commuters can expect a fun and unapologetically modern environment where guests and local neighbours can relax and unwind with colleagues and friends or simply sit back and take in the atmosphere. TRIBE is part of Ennismore, a creative hospitality company rooted in culture and community, with a global collective of entrepreneurial and founder-built brands with purpose at their heart. Ennismore is a joint venture with Accor, formed in 2021. TRIBE addresses are set to arrive in Bali, Phuket, Manila and Singapore in the coming months, with TRIBE Phnom Penh Post Office Square being the first hotel to open in Southeast Asia.

Tranquil beach in the front, majestic Naga Crest Hill in the back, when Banyan Tree Krabi’s superior location meets the resort’s first-rate facilities and stellarly blend-into-nature design, days at Banyan Tree Krabi is purely paradisiacal.   SETTING THE SCENE To relate with its marvelous surroundings, Banyan Tree Krabi infuses the story of Naga, the mythological sea creature that is believed to once inhabited in the Naga Crest Hill, into its concept, making water, nature, and Naga-inspired designs the predominant parts of the theme.   GETTING COMFORTABLE Comprising 72 exquisite pool villas and pool suites, all of which overlook the western horizon, you are sure to always have the best view, especially when the sun sets over scattered karsts. Their interiors are painted with lighthearted palette of light woods, light marble, and white, with vast spaces and modern facilities to ensure your ultimate comfort. Besides, you can be pampered by Banyan Tree’s signature scents in room whenever you want to.   DINING OPTIONS All-day-dining The Naga Kitchen offers a mouth-watering array of international breakfast buffet and a-la-carte selections in a beautiful setting. Krabi’s famous bites like roti and other Southern-style foods are also featured in the choices, and they are delicious. Up on the hill sits Saffron, Banyan Tree’s award-winning Thai restaurant, serving traditional cuisine with a creative twist created by adroit chefs who has obtained great knowledge in Southern-style dishes. For a more romantic dinner, you may savour dishes at the seaside “Bird’s Nest” tables. Beachfront Kredkaew Bar is a cosy spot to savour tasty tapas along with reinvigorating drinks.   WHY I’D RETURN With a number of natural attractions in the vicinity, Banyan Tree Krabi would be a nice base for my future exploration. In addition, the suite and spacious beachfront lounging areas are so soul-rejuvenating that I wish I had spent a lot more days unwinding here.     BANYAN TREE KRABI 279 Moo 3, Nongtalay, Muang, 81180 Krabi T: +66 (0) 75 811 888 E: Reservations-Krabi@banyantree.com W: www.banyantree.com/en/thailand/krabi FB: @banyantreekrabi   Text by Pakvipa Rimdusit

Utopia Corporation (UCORP), one of Phuket's leading real estate developers, led by Mr. Hachi Yin, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Utopia Corporation, and Ms. Nalina Suranakarin, Chief Brand Officer, Utopia Corporation, recently launched Utopia Hospitality Group (UHG), a new flagship hospitality management company under UCORP. Being a dynamic new player in the Asia-Pacific hotel sector, the UHG comes with a vision to create daring concepts and lifestyle experiences that transform the world of hospitality, provide flexibility and openness to create a level playing field in the post-pandemic era for hoteliers. They will benefit from multiple levels of expertise from management and marketing services to property technologies from UHG. Under the umbrella of UHG, prominent lifestyle hotel and resort brands will offer new travel experiences that meet the needs of smart and savvy travelers in the new era through three brand categories: the Midscale Aparthotel Brand merges the modern lifestyle and sense of belonging to a community with the comfort and flexibility of an apartment to meet the needs of a new generation of smart travelers with the motto 'Live Your Own Way'; the Upscale Lifestyle Resort Brand is a 5-star resort brand that occupies the space between lifestyle resort and wellbeing retreat, all in accordance with the slogan 'Live Slow, Play Well'; and the Ultra-Luxury Brand, in collaboration with Tonino Lamborghini, the legendary luxury brand from Italy that epitomizes refined luxury products and designs. The Tonino Lamborghini Boutique Hotel Phuket will be the first hotel under this brand in Thailand, set to welcome guests in 2025. UHG’s plan also includes the creation of two immense landmarks located in the northern and southern regions of Phuket including Bay of Icon, which will be a new destination for high-end global investors and travelers, and the Utopia Dream, a mixed-use development with a low-rise condominium to be constructed in Nai Harn. UHG commemorated its launch with a mini gala dinner at​ Blue by Alain Ducasse, who’s the current living chef with the most Michelin stars in the world. 

Situated on the tranquil side of beautiful Koh Lanta in Krabi, five-star Layana Resort & Spa is now offering a tempting promotion for two, ideal for a romantic escape with your better half. The 'Moments of Love' package starts from THB 5,900 nett per night, with complimentary upgrade to an elegant, spacious villa (subject to availability), plus many more privileges including: Round-trip transfer to / from Krabi Airport Daily breakfast, served in the villa One romantic candlelight dinner per stay One private Sunset Cruise per stay Complimentary High Speed WiFi Internet Access This promotion is available for bookings and stays from now until 31 March 2022, with free cancelation up to 1 day before arrival date. For more information, or to make a reservation please contact +66 (0) 75 607 100 or visit www.layanaresort.com

Meliá Koh Samui welcomes international travellers back to the paradise with 'Samui, I Miss You' package, offering a tranquil stay by the beach at special prices, with special perks, starting from only THB 3,400 (USD 105++) per night in a Deluxe Room. You can opt for a three- or seven-night package, starting at THB 9,999++ (USD 300++) and THB 22,222++ (USD 668++) per room, with a guaranteed upgrade to a Premium Pool Access Room, early check-in and late check-out, a complimentary roundtrip airport transfer from Samui International Airport and either a 60-minute Thai massage or one tapas set lunch for two. The seven-night package for two also includes a 90-minute spa treatment, one tapas set lunch and a daily cocktail.  Coinciding with Thailand's 'Test and Go' program that require fully vaccinated tourists flying from 63 low-risk countries to do a RT-PCR test upon arrival to the country before traveling freely with a negative result, (more info at www.tatnews.org) guests who stay at Meliá Koh Samui on the first day of arrival in Thailand will be charged an additional THB 2,200 (USD 66) for the COVID-19 test. ‘Samui, I Miss You’ must be booked directly with the resort by 31 December 2021 by calling +66 (0) 77 938 899 or emailing reservation.kohsamui@melia.com for a stay period until 31 March 2022.

As Bangkok is reopening, Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit makes traveling to the metropolis easier with the 'Carlton Test & Go' package, inclusive of airport pick-up and a convenient drive-through RT-PCR test at Samitivej Hospital on the way to the hotel. The package includes: 1 night stay in a Deluxe Room (room only) SHA+ limousine transfer from airport to hotel One time RT-PCR test at Samitivej Hospital* Special room rates for extension nights One set ATK test kit for self-testing 20% off in-room dining 'Carlton Test & Go' package is priced at THB 6,500 net per person** and validity for stays between 6 November 2021 – 31 January 2022. For further information or reservations, please contact +66 (0) 2 090 7888 or email reservations@carltonhotel.co.th   *Supplementary charge for a second person at THB 2,590 net per night inclusive of 1-time RT-PCR test ** Festive supplement charge at THB 1,000 net per room per night on 31 December 2021 and 1 January 2022.

To take luxury to the next level, Accor introduces its brand new 'ultra all-inclusive' concept, debuted at Mercure Maldives Kooddoo, inviting you to indulge in endless F&B offerings, as well as a selected array of activities with no additional charge. The 70-villa boutique resort brings the best of the Maldives' liveliness to the Kooddoo Island, offering mesmerising vista of gleaming Indian Ocean and top-notch facilities in the tropical paradise. With the new concept, not only you can savour meals and drinks as much as you like, whether you are fond of Italian dishes, seek comfort in international favourites, or would love to experience authentic Maldivian flavours, as well as 40 international wines on offer and daily buckets of beers, you can also enjoy an endless array of thrilling excursions and relaxing activities that are complimentary for guest staying for 5 nights or more! Those who stay from 5 to 7 nights can pick an excursion and an activity to experience during their stay, whereas guests staying for 8 days or more are able to choose 2. Excursions include sunset fishing, a dolphin cruise, or guided snorkelling along the house reef. For activities, you can opt for a spa treatment at the resort’s Suvadiva Spa, experiencing jet skiing or dive deep into the unspoiled Indian Ocean with the resort's five-star PADI Dive Centre. For more information and reservation, contact H9923@ACCOR.COM or visit www.mercuremaldiveskooddooresort.com/all-inclusive-benefits

Situated on the serene side of Chaweng Beach, Centara Reserve Samui will open its door for you to experience one-off personalised luxury on 1 December 2021. The resort features 184 opulent guestrooms, suites, and villas, as well as 6 dining venues, the world's first Reserve Spa Cenvaree with its own organic herb garden, and other first-rate facilities amidst the idyllic setting. What's extraordinary about the Centara Reserve are its 4 'Reserve Stories': Reserve Time lets you enjoy your stay at your own pace with flexible check in and out time, and breakfast to be served at your preferred time; Reserve Space offers tailored spaces just for you, whether you wish to have a romantic beach picnic in private or turn your suite terrace into a private cocktail party; Reserve Culture connects you with local culture with special rituals and destination-inspired in-room amenities; Reserve Touch pampers you with a personal butler, a complimentary photo session with the resident Reserve photographer, and more. In addition, you can be sure that all of your unwinding days do no harm to the environment, since Centara Reserve Samui has a 100% plastic-free policy, and its food waste will be transformed into biogas for to be used at the heart-of-house kitchen. To mark this remarkable debut, Centara Reserve Samui is offering 'New Chapter' specials for bookings made by 31 December 2021. Visit www.centarahotelsresorts.com/reserve/crs/promotion for more details on the opening promotions. For more information and reservations, call +66 (0) 77 230 500, email crs@chr.co.th or visit www.centarahotelsresorts.com/reserve/crs