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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.

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.

Pimalai Resort & Spa, the elegant retreat on Koh Lanta, invites you to recreate and soothe your senses with wellness packages, including hours of blissful treatments with private yoga classes, airport transfers, heavenly cuisine, healthy beverages and more. Two Pimalai Wellness Packages are available as follows: A three-day/two-night option including a choice of luxurious accommodation for two guests, return airport transfers by land and sea, three hours of body treatments at the Pimalai Spa, one private yoga class, one authentic Thai dinner at Spice & Rice, one sumptuous seafood set dinner at Rak Talay, three delicious and nutritious “smart” lunches, and two healthy drinks per day. Rates start from just THB 26,875 net, based on two people sharing a 48-square metre Deluxe Room. A four-day/three-night package including spacious accommodation for two guests, return airport transfers, six hours of sublime spa therapies, two private yoga classes, one Thai dinner at Spice & Rice, one seafood set dinner at Rak Talay, four smart lunches, and two healthy drinks per day. This heavenly package is priced at only THB 40,305 net, based on two people sharing a Deluxe Room. To book the Pimalai Wellness Packages, please email, call +66 (0) 2 320 5500 or visit

Make a perfect getaway from the metropolitan buzz to relax at Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas, while enjoying an exclusive room rate for all Thai residents or resident expatriates. Superior Room - THB 799 per person per night (A minimum of 2 persons per booking), breakfast included Deluxe Pool Access - THB 899 per person per night (A minimum of 2 persons per booking), breakfast included One Bedroom Pool Villa – THB 1,999 per person per night (A minimum of 2 persons per booking), breakfast included Two Bedroom Pool Villa – THB 2,999 per person per night (A minimum of 3 persons per booking + free breakfast for child 4 – 12 years old), breakfast included Terms & Conditions: Rate is inclusive of service charge and applicable government taxes Guests are kindly requested to present valid Thai work permit or valid Thai identification card to qualify upon check in Book from now until 31 October 2021 Valid for stays from 15 October 2020 until 31 October 2021 Blackout dates: 28 December 2020 – 3 January 2021 / 11 – 17 February 2021 / 1 – 7 October 2021 A minimum of 2 persons per booking for Superior Room, Deluxe Pool Access and One Bedroom Pool Villa A minimum of 3 persons per booking for Two Bedroom Pool Villa Free shuttles bus service to Patong Beach, Jungcylon Shopping Centre and Central Festival Phuket Shopping Centre (according to shuttle bus schedule) For more information or reservation: Phone: +66 (0) 76 231 999 Email: Website: Faceboook: @grandmercurephuketpatong

The Slate Phuket, the whimsical art-inspired beachfront resort, is inviting Thai residents and expats to immerse their senses in a world of art, design and heritage with its latest promotion, “Value By Design”, which includes an amazing array of benefits and bespoke services to ensure unforgettable stays for three days and two nights. Guests can get away from the world and discover luxury hospitality and unique experiences, including exceptional accommodation and world-class dining, all interwoven with Phuket’s rich tin mining history. This quirky seafront sanctuary, which was conceived by maverick hotel architect and designer Bill Bensley, is surrounded by 25 acres of landscaped gardens, leading to Nai Yang Beach and the Andaman Sea. The Value By Design package includes: A two-night stay The Slate’s signature welcome drinks upon arrival Daily breakfast for two at the Tin Mine One complimentary lunch at the Underground Café One couple’s dinner at Tin Mine or Black Ginger A generous 20 percent discount on food and beverages and selected items at Stockroom throughout the stay For families, up to two children (aged seven and under) can stay free-of-charge, including daily breakfast. Guests staying in the D-Buk Family Suite will also receive one kid’s lunch at the Underground Café and one dinner at the Tin Mine or Black Ginger, from the Little Miner’s menu (when dining with their parents). And naturally, Wi-Fi is free-of-charge throughout the entire stay. Value By Design is valid for a wide range of rooms, suites and villas, with two-night package rates starting from just  just THB 9,000 net for two nights in a Pearl Bed Suite, THB 10,800 net in a D-Buk Family Suite, THB 19,500 net for a Private Pool Suite, or for the ultimate indulgence, THB 51,000 net for a Two Bedroom Pool Villa. Thai residents who sign up to the “Rao Teaw Duay Kan” promotion will enjoy additional discounts. Bookings can be made between now and 30 September, for stays taken between 16 October and 23 December 2020. For booking the Value By Design package, please call the hotel direct on +66 (0) 76 327 006 or email For more information about The Slate, please visit

Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort, the chic and sustainable retreat, is inviting Thai residents to leave the stress of the city behind and get back to nature with an eco-friendly, activity-packed island adventure – and an exclusive “two-for-one” promotion on accommodation, offshore excursions and more from THB 5,500 net per room per night! Nestled amidst lush tropical gardens, with its own 800-metre-long stretch of sandy beach and surrounded by the crystal clear waters, this stunning southern Thai resort sets the scene for idyllic island escapes. Surrounded by this iconic and inspiring seascape, urbanites can rebalance their bodies and revive their senses in harmony with the environment. Many activities are available at Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort, including paddling Alternatively, Thai residents can book a full-day island hopping tour by speedboat around this unspoilt archipelago, including the Phi Phi Islands, Bamboo Island and Mosquito Island, or take an early bird boat trip around Koh Phi Phi Leh, the enchanting uninhabited islet that was made famous by the movie, “The Beach”. Closer to the shore, guests can explore the maze-like mangrove forests by kayak and snorkel along the coastline to witness the vibrant underwater life that thrives in these precious ecosystems. For scuba divers, the resort can also organise PADI-certified trips to the area’s exceptional dive sites. Visitors who prefer to keep their feet dry can spend soothing days at the resort’s Wana Spa, which offers a wide range of revitalising therapies, including scrubs and massages. All of these immersive excursions and activities can now be booked with an exclusive “buy one get on free” offer, which applies to accommodation, food & beverages, mini bar purchases, spa treatments, airport transfers, tours, laundry services and gifts! Thai residents who purchase the resort’s vouchers by 31 August 2020, and stay before 25 December 2020, will enjoy attractive rates from just THB 5,500 net per room per night on a choice of bungalows and villas, plus daily breakfast, welcome drinks, in-room fruit and free Wi-Fi, as well as the two-for-one offer. Terms and conditions apply. The resort is also participating in the Royal Thai Government’s “Rao Tiew Duay Kan” (We Travel Together) campaign, which offers 40% discounts to Thai nationals, worth up to THB 3,000 per room per night for a maximum of five nights. All visitors can rest assured that Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort adheres to the highest standards of health and hygiene, in line with the guidance of the World Health Organization (WHO) and local authorities. The resort is certified by the Thai Ministry of Public Health and awarded the “Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA)” certification, reflecting its advanced cleaning procedures and protocols. To get back to nature at Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort, please book your island escape at or calling +66 (0) 75 628 900-99, ext. 1.

Phuket's brand new Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort is now ready to welcome you to experience stylish and stress-free stay nearby vibrant Patong beach, within only a 20-minute drive to Phuket Old Town. The resort is completely ideal for families, couples and groups of friends! To celebrate its opening, Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort offers very tempting promotion at SCB Tiew Thai Pai Douy Gun, Fashion Hall Siam Paragon, 1st floor, from 30 July – 2 August 2020, with price starting from only THB 1,199! Online booking is available here during 30 July – 9 August 2020 for stays on 1 October 2020 – 31 October 2021. For more information and reservation, please contact FP.HKTFP.RESERVATIONS@MARRIOTT.COM or call +66 (0) 76 645 999.

This October, Banyan Tree Krabi will be ready to graciously welcome you unwind in one of Thailand's most beautiful settings. The Banyan Tree Krabi is transitioning from the dream like-state of design to a reality. While many resorts can trumpet an oceanfront perch on azure waters, it’s not every new resort that commands a vista of limestone towers scattered across the sea like chess pieces on a clear jade table. Or cable car access to a restaurant perched high on a hill on the edge of Tubkaek National Park. The 10-acre property is surrounded by national parks on three sides: the rolling green mountains of a conserved forest serve as a backdrop to the north and east, while the jutting limestone peaks command a hypnotic view to the west. This intimate 72-key resort is creating an effortless bridge between luxury resort and a pristine, untouched environment. There are six categories of accommodation: Deluxe Pool Suite; Premium Ocean Pool Suite; 2-Bedroom Ocean Pool Suite: Beachfront Pool Villas; two 2-Bedroom Beachfront Villas; and one Presidential Beachfront Pool Villa, which has no less than seven bedrooms and covers 1,335m², including multiple verandas and balconies, as well as three pools. For its compelling dining scene, Saffron Restaurant offers top notch tastes at one of Krabi’s premier evening dining venues. With seating for 70 guests both indoors and out, Saffron is accompanied by three “Bird’s Nests” - private tables perched precariously among the trees, offering diners not only intimacy, but that magical Instagram moment to make all their friends at home green with envy. The resort’s all-day dining destination will be called Naga Kitchen, catering breakfasts, lunches and dinner with a plethora of international choices. Executive Chef Jakkrit Traibun, who was the sous-chef at Banyan Tree Samui for seven years, is a southern Thai and specializes in the aromatic and spicy flavors of that culinary style. The signature Rainforest treatment is a must-do while at Banyan Tree - an Amazonesque journey through vitality pools, a steam room and sauna, an ice fountain, and rejuvenating water jets. Aside from that unique experience, guests can always opt for traditional Thai massage and beauty therapies. Banyan Tree Krabi is due to open its doors to guests in the fourth quarter of 2020. For reservations and inquiries, visit