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!
Inspired by African gems mining, The Gems Mining Pool Villas Pattaya is a new gleaming stay with unique experience nearby Bangkok, which is set to open on 14 November 2020. The resort consists of 78 keys in five room types including Topaz Jacuzzi, Emerald One-Bedroom Pool Villa, Sapphire Two-Bedroom Pool Villa, Ruby Three-Bedroom Pool Villa and The Legacy Conceptual Residence with five bedrooms. For facilites, Club Amethyst Wellness Centre houses fitness centre, onsen, spa, steam, sauna and The Quartz exercise studio, with 2 outlets: The Tram Restaurant Bar & Wine Cellar and The Pit Sundowner Bar offering Thai, Western and South African inspired menu. To celebrate the opening, the resort offers an Introductory Promotion with complimentary benefits including breakfast, cocktail/mocktail, The Gems Welcome Refreshment, discount at spa and restaurant, free access to Club Amethyst wellness centre with onsen, gym, steam and sauna etc., priced at THB 3,178 per night for Topaz Jacuzzi (93 sqm.), THB 4,943 per night for Emerald One-Bedroom Pool Villa (100 sqm.), THB 10,005 per night for Sapphire Two-Bedroom Pool Villa (140 sqm.) and THB 15,066 per night for Ruby Three-Bedroom Pool Villa (207 sqm.). Prices are inclusive of service charge and VAT. For booking 2 nights and more, guests will receive complimentary lunch or dinner for Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby villas, while guests will receive a free upgrade to Emerald One-Bedroom Pool Villa when booking Topaz Jacuzzi for stays on weekdays. The promotion is available for booking from now until 15 December 2020 and valid for stays from 14 November 2020 until 28 February 2021, with free cancellations and date change. For more details and reservations, visit www.thegemspattaya.com. Enter promo code INTRO.
Thailand's leading hospitality company, Dusit International is supporting the government in its efforts to boost domestic tourism in Thailand by joining its nationwide subsidy programme, "Rao Tiew Duay Gan" (We Travel Together). The campaign which supports 40% of room rates (up to THB 3,000 per night). The deals are available from 18 July - 31 October 2020 at Dusit Hotels & Resorts in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Pattaya, Phuket, Khao Yai and Krabi. The programme will see the government subsidize 40% of room rates – up to 3,000 THB per night – for up to five nights per person! Guests will also receive a THB 600 e-voucher per room per night to use for dining in the hotel or at participating standalone outlets. Subsidies are available for eligible Thai nationals who have registered at เราเที่ยวด้วยกัน.com (or via the Paotung mobile app) before booking direct via www.dusit.com/specialoffers/rao-teaw-duay-kan. Upon booking, a payment link will be sent to the app so the recipient can avail of the saving. Guests booking via dusit.com can take advantage of current promotional offers, such as room rates starting from THB 999 net per room per night. Several Dusit Hotels & Resorts in Thailand will also offer additional exclusive benefits for guests who book weekday stays (including Sundays) using Rao Tiew Duay Gan. This includes Guaranteed Room Upgrade to the next best category, 40% discount on spa treatments (where applicable), and 20% discount on food and beverages. All Dusit Hotels & Resorts have been certified as safe places to stay under the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) Amazing Thailand Safety & Health Administration (SHA) certification programme. These high standards are reflected in Dusit’s new Stay with Confidence programme, which includes, amongst others, the introduction of new facilities, services and operating procedures such as flexible check-in times and flexible breakfast (to limit queues), the provision of free healthy drinks and snacks in-room, the provision of outdoor workout areas and mobile payment methods, and a personal shopping service for the best of local foods and souvenirs.
When your body and mind yearn for ‘vitamin sea’, you plunge yourself wholeheartedly into the beauty of nature where the white foam of the turquoise sea laps the stretching sandy beach repeatedly. And Mason Pattaya is where you should be. Setting the Scene A mere two hours’ drive from downtown Bangkok and I was in a paradise! The ultra-modern architecture of Mason greeted me upon arrival, on par with the professional service of the staff who eagerly managed my belongings and sent them to the appointed villa. The mood and tone of the ambience is second to none, I told myself as we made our way through the cave-like path with the sea and the horizon as the backdrop. Mason is an all-villa resort with only 35 villas in total. Hence, the resort would not be too busy to enjoy at any time. The 150-metre sandy beach was bliss and I could guarantee that this part of Pattaya is tranquil and quiet, while the fun and the happenings are within easy reach at central Pattaya. Sundecks and beanbags are dotted on the beach. I could not wait to hit there at once. Getting Comfortable With the spirited design aspect of the villa, one has to walk down the stairs from the rooftop in order to reach the entrance of the room. Doing so, the experience opens you to the panoramic view of the ocean meeting the sky at the horizon, while the at-ease private pool laps at your feet. The room was majestic with a lounge area upfront and the comfy vast bed tucked away. The bathroom is designed to be separated from the bedroom and occupy as much space, I would say – at least the customised bath was one of the biggest I ever encountered. A dilemma hit me hard now as I first planned to unwind on one of the sundecks on the beach, then changed my mind to the private one sitting in front of the bedroom. However, after seeing the bath and the serene pool, I decided that I had to get wet during this relaxation session so I waited no time to plunge myself in. Dining Options Three food outlets stand bold to treat every palate with the compliment of the sea within sight. Zila Street Bistro & Bar is a casual dining spot where you could choose to unwind with great food both indoors and outdoors. The menu is of great diversity as it features from Thai to Western alike. Our favourite dishes were Pomelo and Crispy Coconut Salad, Vegetable & Edible Flower Roll and Pizza Salami. Make sure you leave some room for dessert since the Banoffee Split – chocolate crust with banana brulee and salted caramel served with vanilla cream – was totally irresistible. To savour the sea to the maximum, Beachside Bar is located right on the beach with trendy chairs on the terrace and a patio for you to sip your preferred drinks. At dusk, move up to Krok-a-Café Espresso Bar to enjoy the sunset
On the most secluded side of pristine Koh Kood, Soneva Kiri blends seamlessly into the island's stunning nature, while offering first-rate experience of being comfortable one with nature, away from literally all hustle and bustle. Now that travel is gradually getting back to normal, the luxury resort offers tempting "Back to Nature" package for Thai residents. The package includes: Two-night stay in a beautiful villa Daily breakfast and dinner for two Complimentary bespoke chocolate, ice creams and deli items from the Chocolate Room, Ice Cream Parlor and Deli Room Children under two years receive complimentary accommodation with breakfast and dinner, while older children and adults can be included on a sliding-cost scale Use of the fully equipped gym and tennis court Private scheduled flights or speedboat transfer to and from the island For stays during 1 - 22 October 2020, rates start from THB 55,600 net for one bedroom villa for 2 nights + speedboat transfer for 2 guests or THB 68,000 net for air transfer (Soneva’s private plane). For stays during 23 October 2020 - 26 March 2021, rates start from begin at THB 72,000 net for one bedroom villa for 2 nights + speedboat transfer for 2 guests or THB 88,500 net for air transfer (Soneva’s private plane). This offer is for residents of Thailand and expatriates residing in Thailand only. Terms & Conditions and Black Out dates apply. For reservation: skype: soneva.reservation, or telephone: +91 124 4511000 or visit www.soneva.com
Top-level Tennis tournament returns to Pattaya on November 16-22 2019 with the Thailand Seniors Championship (ITF Grade A). FITZ Club – Racquets, Health and Fitness together with The Aspen Tree by Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited and Singha Corporation, will stage one of the world’s premier seniors’ tennis tournaments which is expected to bring in over 250 top players from over 15 countries around the world. A good lineup of international players from as far as Ukraine, Russia, Germany, Australia, America to countries close to home including Hong Kong, India and Singapore will participate and compete for the prestigious ITF Championship title throughout the 7-day event. The Grade A tournament is considered the highest category in the Asia Pacific and offers the highest level of elite international competition. Sponsored by 3 leading companies, the Thailand Seniors Championship (ITF Grade A) is the most prestigious and coveted event on the ITF Seniors circuit held in Thailand. The event features the 35+ Singles and Doubles Open and is geared to help promote Pattaya and Thailand as an outstanding sports destination, especially for Tennis. Chosen as the venue once again for the property’s outstanding brand reputation, the Royal Cliff Hotels Group and its luxury sports centre, Fitz Club – Racquets, Health and Fitness is one of the most iconic properties in Pattaya and Thailand. Guests staying at the hotel can expect to experience superior service, amazing amenities, a great culinary experience and sports facilities that are second to none. Many players also expressed their gratitude to the event organizers and praised the superb quality of the Fitz Club facilities. “We believe that a love for sports transcends age. Royal Cliff and Fitz Club are delighted to create events for seniors to enjoy especially activities that promote healthy lifestyle. We all know that sports and staying active are the key ingredients for long, happy and healthy life. There are already an abundance of event targeted at young generation and it is important to look after the senior citizens too. This championship is an excellent platform to develop a community of older generation enjoying the sports they love. We are very fortunate to have leading organisations in Thailand that share the same values and passion to promote healthy lifestyle for this community”, Vitanart Vathanakul, the CEO of Royal Cliff Hotels Group said. “I would like to give special thanks to the following sponsors for being part of our ITF Grade A tournament: The Aspen Tree by Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited and Singha Corporation. Their support enables us to hold world-class competitions that are designed to keep seniors engaged in healthy activities, build a sports community and enhanced well-being.” “The Aspen Tree is a specialist in providing complete care to older adults. Therefore, we want older adults to have a healthy body and an active lifestyle by focusing on preventative health care instead of treatment,” Hye June Park , The President of The Aspen Tree Corporation Limited by Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited said. “We sponsored this ITF event in
Sooner than ever, it's the last day of the month. It's the perfect opportunity for you to unwind, take a few days to relax, and prepare yourself for the next journey around the sun. Here are 5 places to celebrate and loosen up at the end of the month. Uptown Funk Brunch CHAR Restaurant, Hotel Indigo Bangkok CHAR Restaurant at Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road invites foodies to an adults-only Uptown Funk Brunch, with free flow packages to keep spirits up and the party going. Every last Saturday of the month, guest can feast on all-you-can-eat a la carte selections as well as freshly cooked favourites from cooking stations, while a DJ spins retro hits to set the funky mood. THB 1,900++ including soft drinks and mocktails THB 3,400++ including signature cocktails, champagne, premium red wines, white wines and beers on every last Saturday of the month, next brunch will be on Saturday, 25th May 2019, from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm. For more information or to make a reservation call 02 207 4999 or email CHARbangkok@ihg.com Modern Thai Seafood The House on Sathorn The House on Sathorn today announced the opening of Paii, heralding a new chapter in the culinary offering of the historic, 130-year old landmark. The new restaurant presents the best of local and imported seafood. Diners will not want to miss the Giant Crab Fried Rice, made with organic jasmine rice from Nakhon Pathom. The plate is designed for sharing and topped with no less than half a kilo of freshly steamed Surat Thani mud crab meat. The restaurant also features a bar for an enticing mix of crafted seasonal cocktails, cutting-edge sounds and tempting bites. Open daily for lunch and dinner from 12PM to 12AM. Visit www.thehouseonsathorn.com/paii 'Summer Retreat' at Spa Le Méridien Give your body the tender loving it merits with a 90-minute spa journey. A deeply moisturizing and gently exfoliating Sugar Body Scrub (30 minutes), leaving your outer layer silky smoother than ever. Nourishing and hydrating your skin, relaxing your muscles, oiling your joints, and leaving you feeling balanced, elevated, and rejuvenated with Summer Special Oil Massage (60 minutes). THB1,900 net per person Available throughout May – July 2019 from 11:00 – 23:00pm. Advance appointments are essential at email@example.com X2 Pattaya Oceanphere & Ocean Bistro X2 Pattaya Oceanphere is tapping into Bang Saray’s fishing heritage by celebrating the fruits of the sea at its new all-day restaurant, Ocean Bistro. The dining venue is nestled just 450 metres from the shore. In this exquisite seafront setting, expert chefs will create contemporary à la carte menus that focus on local sustainable seafood, prepared in Mediterranean and Thai styles. The villa features 59 one-bedroom pool villas and spacious two-bedroom duplex pool villas, designed to resemble rice terraces gently cascading towards the seafront. Each villa features large living spaces and floor-to-ceiling windows that maximise natural light, and the resort’s spectacular rooftop pool provides the perfect place to chill out during the day or enjoy a sunset cocktail. The villa also offers a 24-hour in-room dining service featuring a wide selection of Thai and international options, including the signature sardine dishes. Opening rates start from just THB 7,415 per