Wellness rituals are sensorial journeys that showcase local heritage using native ingredients and traditional massage techniques perfected over centuries. With over 1,100 hotels and resorts in Asia-Pacific, Accor offers a vast collection of rejuvenating spa treatments that are both calming and relaxing for discerning travellers. From Singapore, China, Myanmar, Thailand, The Maldives, India and Australia, these seven locally-inspired rituals advocate the goodness of natural healing therapies, while serving as an amazing window for travellers to experience a taste of the traditions of each destination. “Our guests are increasingly looking for spa treatments that draw on the rituals and mythology of the destinations in which they are travelling,” said Spa Manager of award-winning luxury Swiss Spa, Pürovel Spa & Sport, Ms Elva Zhao. “It is as much about relaxing and rejuvenating the body as it is about learning new experiences and understanding cultures and traditions. Ancient customs and ingredients play a key role in soothing away the stresses of the modern traveller and allow our guests to take a step back from the tensions of today’s busy world.” SINGAPORE MASSAGE AT SWISSÔTEL MERCHANT COURT, SINGAPORE At Swissôtel Merchant Court, Singapore guests can enjoy a spectacular 90-minute spa treatment drawing on Singapore’s multi-cultural heritage. Specifically designed to expel fatigue, daily stresses and tensions, the Singapore Massage focuses on rebalancing energies for the mind and soul. Utilising Chinese, Malay and Indian massage techniques that represent the cultural mix of Singapore, this treatment culminates with the elimination of body heat, which is achieved by stimulating the foot’s reflex zones. WHITE FLANNEL FLOWER SANCTUARY RITUAL AT FAIRMONT RESORT & SPA BLUE MOUNTAINS, MGALLERY BY SOFITEL, AUSTRALIA Standing at the edge of the World Heritage-Listed Blue Mountains, Ubika Day Spa’s treatments are inspired by the seasons and the native wildlife of Australia. The spa menu is designed to hydrate, nourish, restore and regenerate for holistic wellbeing. The White Flannel Flower Sanctuary Ritual is a signature head-to-toe degustation experience that pays tribute to the beauty of the bush . The 105-minute full-body sensory journey includes an Organic Coconut & Jasmine Body Polish, Australian White Flannel Floral Hydrating Cocoon, Baobab & Neroli Facial Massage, Double Face Masque infusion, Peptide+ Multi-Action Serum, Full Body White Flannel Flower Soufflé, and Foot Restoration Massage to leave you feeling completely restored. SERENITY OF THE FIVE ELEMENTS AT SO SOFITEL BANGKOK, THAILAND Serenity of the Five Elements is a 90-minute soothing spa ritual based on the five elements of Wood, Earth, Water, Fire and Metal as well as the renowned Thai folk wisdom treatment called “Tok Sen” to balance all five senses. Tok Sen is an ancient massage technique indigenous to the Lanna region of Northern Thailand and handed down over generations. This ‘tapping of the meridians’ helps to restore the body’s natural balance. In this treatment, Ytsara aromatherapy oil, which represents the water element is applied all over the body and gently pressed with a warm herbal poultice. Heat from the poultice represents the fire element, while therapeutic herbs represent the earth. A small Tok Sen hammer, representing the wood
For those looking to get away for the weekend in the heart of Bangkok. The award-winning lifestyle wellness, Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 invites the health-loving travelers for an extra day to enjoy the staycation with Stay Three Pay Two – Book three nights and pay for two. The fabulous stay/pay deal includes a 3-night stay in Superior room at 3,252 Baht, Deluxe room at 3,761 Baht and Executive room at 4,286 Baht. This package also includes additional amenities to make a glorious weekend away such as daily buffet breakfast for a maximum 2 persons, complimentary 15-minutes Well Classic Partial Massage, credit voucher 500 Baht at The Twist Bar & Bistro. Free room upgrade with late check-out until 4 pm and so much more! Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 is located in the heart of the city and within 10 minutes walking distance to BTS Asoke and MRT Sukhumvit. It is comprised of 235 rooms and suites, with five room types including Superior, Superior Corner, Deluxe, Executive Room and Executive Suite. The two latter room types are equipped with an exercise bike, yoga, Pilates and resistance exercise set. Stay Three Pay Two Package is available for booking and stays from now until 31 October 2019. To be eligible for this promotion, the reservation of a 3-night stay is required. For reservations and information, visit www.wellhotelbangkok.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +662 1275995.
In the latest development to Bangkok’s standing as the number 1 destination in Southeast Asia, BHMA Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to announce the signing of its latest hotel management agreement for the new X2 Vibe Bangkok Udomsuk Station with Italmar (Thailand) Co., Ltd. This is the second joint-agreement between the two companies following the opening of X2 Vibe Bangkok Sukhumvit in 2017. With an eclectic mix of shopping centers, tasty street food stalls, Thai and Western bars and bric-a-brac markets sitting cheek by jowl, Udomsuk on the eastern fringes of Bangkok is quickly becoming the new marker postcode where travellers can Stay, Chill & Enjoy. X2 Vibe Bangkok Udomsuk Station is located just a few steps from the Udomsuk skytrain station and provides easy access to downtown. Future mass-transit developments for the area also include the Airport Line linking Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and U-Tapao airports. “Bangkok is without doubt the most vibrant city in Southeast Asia and we are over the moon to be opening another property after receiving such overwhelming reviews of our X2 Vibe Bangkok Sukhumvit in the trendy On Nut district. This is a big step forward for the company as we continue to execute our development plans. Furthermore, this announcement reaffirms the confidence the owner (Italmar (Thailand) Co., Ltd.) has in our brand and the message we are sending,” said Peter Lucas, CEO, BHMA Hotels & Resorts. While central Bangkok continues to draw international holidaymakers and business executives, flourishing suburbs such Udomsuk provide a refreshing escape for millennial travellers looking to kick back and relax. With coffee shops, restaurants and bars dotted around the area, Udomsuk is proving to be the newest location to Stay, Chill and Enjoy. Across the Asia-Pacific region, the X2 Vibe brand continues to set the bar as the top choice for people looking for hotels that match their modern lifestyles. “Our X2 Vibe brand is a totally new hotel design and concept that is redefining the hotel industry. We’ve worked extremely hard to build in multi-usage spaces that can be adapted to what our guests desire. From a working space to a comfy room with functional designs, X2 Vibe Bangkok Udomsuk Station will cater to just about every taste. We’ve chosen Udomsuk as we believe it is Bangkok’s hottest new address with great shopping and dining options and a down-to-earth residential feel. We are confident the new hotel will achieve the same rate and occupancy numbers as our X2 Vibe Bangkok Sukhumvit property,” said Paul Wilson, EVP Commercial, BHMA Hotels & Resorts. Commenting on the new partnership, Direk Vongvairoj, Chairman, Italmar (Thailand) Co., Ltd., said, “We’ve chosen to partner with BHMA Hotels & Resorts again because we are fully confident that the X2 Vibe brand delivers on design, comfort and flexibility; things our guests are passionate about. X2 Vibe has become the brand for the new generation of travellers who like to get off the beaten track and live close to local communities. I am sure this partnership will be as rewarding as our first
Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 is celebrating 3rd anniversary and as part of the celebrations, the hotel is offering the 2-night stays special promotion package in all rooms and suites. The 2-night package starts from 6,333 Baht net which offers room and one time 60 minutes Indian head or Thai massage at Well Spa or one time Cocktail for 2 guests at the Twist Bar & Bistro. As an additional benefits, guests will also receive free breakfast buffet and minibar for 2 guests. The hotel guests can enjoy the discount for stay until October 31, 2019 and available to book now until October 31, 2019. Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 is located in the heart of the city and within walking distance to BTS Asok and MRT Sukhumvit. It is comprised of 235 rooms and suites, with five room types including Superior, Superior Corner, Deluxe, Executive and Executive Suite. The two latter room types are equipped with an exercise bike, yoga, Pilates and resistance exercise set. The hotel has Classic Twist design with art décor touch in the interior. Price/ 2-Night Package Superior room 6,333 Baht net Deluxe room 7,333 Baht net Executive room 8,333 Baht net Executive suite room 9,333 Baht net Spend 2 nights or more with special rate for extended stay. To book the 2-night offer, find more information on www.wellhotelbangkok.com The surprise benefits on April only! All guests staying in April receive Well Gift set (one gift per room per stay) Recharge the spa treatment @ Well Spa (1-30 April 2019) Buy any 60-minute spa treatment and get a 30-minute Well Classic Partial Massage for 333 Baht net (regular price 900 Baht). The package rate can be used in one time treatment. This promotion is available every day throughout April 2019 from 10 AM to 10 PM. Advance reservations are recommended at 02 127 5995 or email email@example.com. Eat Well Café and The Twisted Bar & Bistro Experience a creative food therapy and the mixture of Thai and international dishes menu at Eat Well Café and The Twisted Bar & Bistro which located on the ground floor of the hotel. Spend the first dish with normal price, get a special price for the second dish only 3 Baht. The signature dishes which have been picked up from the chef’s experience including Spring rolls with deep fried vegetable, Somtam with grilled chicken, Stir fried chicken with cashew nuts, Padthai with mushroom and brown rice vermicelli, Calamari, Caesar Salad, Well Club sandwich, Vegetable Lasagna, Penne and Italian sausage, Mushroom Risotto, etc. The promotion is available now. To make reservations, call 02 127 5995 ext.4945 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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,
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
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
Hidden in the small corner left bank of Chao Phraya River, Chiang Mai Street, this rubicund, Victorian gingerbread-building is a true gem, so extremely tranquil and scenic that you could easily relax and breathe in the pleasure when you visit hectic Bangkok. This 10-room boutique hotel can be a trick to find but it is snuggled adjacent to thehip Heritage Community Lhong 1919, another must-see when you’re in the city.