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As Thailand's tourism is gradually reopening, Phuket is becomes a popular destination once again. With a help from the government's 'We Travel Together' campaign, Thai citizens are able to unwind while paying less, plus extra money credit to be used at numerous restaurants across the country. One of Phuket's bests, Angsana Laguna Phuket, is now offering a chance to experience a luxurious stay at tempting rates, starting from only THB 999 per room per night after the government's 40% discount. The beachfront resort features a wide array of room types, from Laguna Room, Angsana One-Bedroom Loft, multi-bedroom suites with a view, to Four-Bedroom Pool Villa, which will cost only THB 3,719 per night when booked through 'We Travel Together! The promotion is available for booking from now until 31 October 2021, and applicable for stays during 15 October 2021 - 31 January 2022. For further details and reservation, please call +66 (0) 76 358 500, email to reservations-lagunaphuket@angsana.com, or contact via LINE: @angsanaphuket

On a secluded beach of Phang Nga, Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak is the latest stay opening its door for vacationers, offering one-off tranquility alongside top-notch services in an embrace of lush nature. In addition to the location's natural beauty, Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak also infuses charming southern Thai cultural elements into the 195 guestrooms and suites, as well as all over the place. All rooms come with private terraces overlooking the canal, pool, and tropical gardens. Various facilities are available to take care of your needs, featuring swimming pools with a view, Kids Corner, gym, Pran Spa, and more. To pamper your taste buds, you can savour authentic southern flavours at Green Mango, enjoy an array of Asian and international dishes at Patio, or unwind with cooling drinks and snacks at the Soak Pool Bar. Thanks to its lengthy stretch of sandy shore, Khao Lak has been a popular surfer's paradise and peace-seeker's favourite. Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak is located close to adventurous attractions, such as Bang Niang Market, Takua Pa Old Town, Ton Chong Fah Waterfall, Khao Lak Lam Ru National Park, and Elephant Fly Zipline. The world-renowned scuba diving and snorkelling hotspots of the Similan Islands are just 1.5 hours away by speedboat. To celebrate its opening, you can enjoy a Superior Room night stay with breakfast for two and THB 500 food and beverage credit from THB 2,300 net per night. The package is available to book from now until 7 October 2021 for stays from 1 October 2021 until 22 December 2021. For reservations or more details, please email hb130-re@accor.com, call +66 (0) 76 490 998, or visit www.grandmercurekhaolakbangsak.com     Photos by Alberto Cosi

Later this year and in 2022, The Standard, world's leading lifestyle hospitality brand, will debut its highly anticipated expansions in Thailand's top destinations: Hua Hin and Bangkok. On 1 December 2021, The Standard, Hua Hin, which is the brand's first resort in Thailand, will open its door to welcoming guests to unwind at the à la mode seaside paradise. All of its guest rooms and beachfront pool villas are designed especially for taste-making sojourners who endear The Standard's one-off vibrance. In 2022, situated in the mixed-use skyscraper in the heart of the metropolis, The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon, will be launched as the Asia flagship for the brand, reflecting dynamic energy of the city that never sleeps. Comprising numerous guest rooms and a penthouse, high-standard leisure and business facilities, as well as exciting F&B, alongside the electrifying design by Spanish Hayon Studio and The Standard’s award-winning in-house design team The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon is sure to bring something for urbanites to look forward to after all these tiring years. To find out about the Hua Hin property's opening offer, check our HERE. To learn more about the Bangkok flagship, click HERE.

Under the latest 'Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension', enabling fully vaccinated travellers from across the globe to reduce mandatory stay in Phuket to 7 days before spending another 7 nights in the appointed areas outside Phuket, S Hotels and Resorts has launched alluring packages to unwind at 3 beautiful SHA+ properties on 3 paradise islands. '1 trip 2 sensations: Phuket+Phi Phi' - Lovers and families can enjoy 7 days at SAii Laguna Phuket before embarking on a short, complimentary boat ride to spend 7 peaceful night at SAii Phi Phi Island Village with daily breakfast for 2, complimentary romantic dinners, eco-friendly marine activities, 25% off on F&B and laundry, free meals for kids, and more, starting from THB 47,000 nett for 14 nights. To book: click here. '1 trip 2 sensations: Phuket+Samui' - International sojourners can spend 7 blissful nights at SAii Laguna Phuket and then 7 more luxurious nights at Santiburi Koh Samui with complimentary lunch or dinner, 25% discount on F&B and laundry, daily afternoon tea, a spa treatment, water sports, and many more, starting from THB 55,000 nett for 14 nights. To book: click here. Both offers are valid for bookings and stays from now and until 23 December 2021, and guests can enjoy the convenience of a one-stop reservation service. Simply book with SAii Laguna Phuket and their expert team will handle everything for the entire two-week, twin-centre stay. To learn more about S Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.shotelsresorts.com.

Designed to stylishly blend in with the lush surrounding at Ao Yon, newly-launched V Villas Phuket – MGallery offers the unparalelled privacy with 19 pool villas amidst glamorous nature, boasting appealing design, top-notch facilities, private infinity pools overlooking endless ocean, and 24-hour butler service. Additionally, you can expect gastronomic excellence at Yon|Ocean House, serving Thai coastal cuisine and European-inspired dishes; AKOYA|Star Lounge, an unbeatable rooftop dining experience; and the wine cellar with esteemed labels from across the globe. The resort's holistic wellness is second to none, offering guests one-off stpa menu, in-villa yoga classes, and personalised wellness programs. V Villas Phuket – MGallery is now offering up to a 30% off for guests who wish to stay longer. Guests will enjoy a 20% saving for seven-night stays, 25% saving for 10-night stays, and a 30% saving for stays longer than 14 nights. Rates include daily breakfast, seven-hours of spa treatments for a 14-night stay or 14-hours of spa treatments for 30-night stays, as well as complimentary airport transfers, non-alcoholic minibar items, and a 20% discount on dining and spa treatments. For reservations and general enquiries, please email HB775@accor.com, or contact +66 76 630 939. For more information, please visit www.vvillasphuket.com

Sit on Krabi's glamourous Koh Lanta Island, Lanaya Resort & Spa is now offering a special promotion for Thai citizens and long-term expats for you to take pleasure in the luxury of unspoiled nature surrounding the five-star property. Rooms start from only THB 3,000 nett per night, including breakfast for 2 and free shuttle transfer to and from Krabi International Airport. As well, we are offering other great benefits including a refreshing welcome drink, complimentary in-room Wi-Fi internet access, and free cancellation up to 24 hours before arrival date Bookings can be made from now until 31 March 2022 for stays from 1October 2021 - 31 March 2022. To make a reservation, please contact +66 (0) 75 607 100 or visit www.layanaresort.com

From 1 July 2021 onwards, Phuket will reopen to international travellers again under the 'Phuket Sandbox' model, allowing fully-vaccinated foreign tourists to stay in Phuket at certified accommodations without having to quarantine. To warmly welcome tourists from aboard once again, a number of hotels and resorts in Phuket offers tempting promotions for guests' best experiences on the paradise island.   The 'Phuket Sandbox' in a Nutshell For a quarantine-free travel, tourists must strictly follow these requirements: Fly directly to Phuket from countries with a low to medium risk. Adults must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine registered with the MoPH or approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) no less than 14 days before the travel date. Unvaccinated children under 6 years old must travel with vaccinated parents. Unvaccinated children between 6–18 years old travelling with fully vaccinated parents must be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival at their own expense. All traveller must obtain a Certificate of Entry (COE) available here. Tourists are required to install the 'ThailandPlus' application. Tourists are required to stay ONLY in an accommodation establishment certified with the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) Plus. Tourists will be required to do RT-PCR test before arrival and during the stay in Phuket following the guidelines by the MoPH. If travellers are staying less than 14 days in Phuket, they cannot visit other domestic destination – they can only leave the country for international destination. To visit other provinces in Thailand, travellers must complete staying in Phuket for 14 days or more before leaving the territory to elsewhere. Travellers can enjoy places in Phuket freely, but are advised to strictly follow the DMHTTA precautions: D – Distancing, M – Mask wearing, H – Handwashing, T – Temperature check, T – Testing for COVID-19, and A – alert application. Please visit the Tourism Authority of Thailand's page for more detailed information.   Attractive Offers at World-Class Stays in Phuket Check out the latest attractive offers that are now available at Phuket’s world-class hotels and resorts: The Slate Phuket The Bill Bensley-designed, art-oriented beachfront resort has unveiled its 'Summer Sandbox' package, treating guests with a free 7th night when they book a six-night stay, as well as other appealing perks such as a guaranteed room upgrade for certain room types, welcome cocktails, roundtrip airport transfers, daily breakfast and 15% off all food, non-alcoholic beverages, spa treatments throughout the stay, and many more. Validity: Valid for bookings and stays until 30 September 2021 Rates: Starting from THB 5,000 per room per night Book at: www.theslatephuket.com/offers/summer-sandbox-package.html   Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket The luxurious family-friendly resort on beautiful Karon Beach is now offering free nights – including 'Stay 3 Pay 2', 'Stay 6 Pay 4' and 'Stay 9 Pay 6' options – and get 100% of their room rate back in hotel credit to be redeemed for room upgrades, F&B, spa treatments and more. Validity: Valid for bookings made from now until 31 August 2021, and stays taken by 23 December 2021 Rates: Starting from THB 2,800 per room per night Book at: www.centarahotelsresorts.com Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort The Patong's young resort offers a chance to

As one of Thailand’s top family-friendly hotels, Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin remains committed to providing the kind of relaxing and fun experiences families expect, alongside 'IHG Clean Promise' hygiene programme to ensure highest safety for all guests and staff, in compliance with the advices of the World Health Organization, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and local public health authorities. Aside from temperature checks and hygiene amenities, the hotel also applies enhanced deep-cleaning, touchless procedure, and strict social distancing in all public areas. If you seek a safe getaway with your family, Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin is now offering an all-inclusive package, including perks as follows: Daily Breakfast for 2 Unlimited access to Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle during the stay 1 cake and tea of coffee at Thalay Bar (not accumulable) One time set lunch & one time set dinner at Plamong restaurant for 2 adults on food only (not accumulable) Early check in from 10:00 (subject to availability) Late check out until 16:00 (subject to availability) *'Kids Eat Free' is not applicable for this package For room rates, A one-night stay in Vana Nava Room is priced at THB 3,799 net per room, and a one-night stay in Ocean View Room at THB 3,999 net per room. To make a reservation, please contact +66 (0) 32 809 999 or visit vananavahuahin.holidayinnresorts.com for more information.

If you seek an isolation in nature or a long stay on an island, this is your good news! Meliá Koh Samui is now offering the "Isolation Indulgence" long stay package with tempting benefits to allow you to work from this beautiful island, or simply unwind until you are ready to get back to the city. The package is priced at THB 29,999 nett for a Deluxe Room, THB 38,999 nett for a Premium Pool Access Room and THB 47,999 nett for a Boat Suite for 15 nights – half  the regular double-occupancy room rates! In addition, the "Isolation Indulgence" offers a 30% discount on food and beverage, a 30% discount on YHI Spa services, complimentary morning yoga sessions, two complimentary pieces of laundry daily, four complimentary bottles of water daily, and complimentary in-room stationary. Optionally, an in-room breakfast is available at THB 200 per person per day, while a preset two-course lunch is priced at THB 400 (USD 12.72) per person per day and a preset two-course dinner at THB 500 per person per day. Safety and cleanliness has been priorities at Meliá Koh Samui with a raft of stringent health, safety and hygiene measures in place to protect guests, staff and the community from COVID-19. The "Isolation Indulgence" package is valid for bookings and stats from now until 31 October 2021. To book or to inquire, please call +66 (0) 89 184 0725 or email reservation.kohsamui@melia.com