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Banyan Thailand, a spacious and active lifestyle community with luxurious privacy, is inviting families to escape the city and rediscover the great outdoors with an extended family escape surrounded by the beauty of nature and fun activities. Embraced by both glittering ocean and endless mountains, magical times await you at Banyan Village in Hua Hin. A private pool villa or elegant lagoon-side villa in the Banyan Village can now be booked for only THB 25,000 per month. Banyan Village features 17 private pool villas and 69 lagoon-side pool access villas, each with an area of 120 sq.m. comprising open-plan living space, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fitted kitchen and plenty of outdoor garden space, including a terrace. Fully equipped including high-speed Wi-Fi, these villas are ideal for families who want to experience alfresco living, away from the crowds. All residents are assured of complete seclusion in a self-contained village with 24/7 security. A daily housekeeping service and laundry service is also provided upon request and charged separately. Whether you would like to just unwind or seek for challenging activities, you can have them all. Banyan Village Spa will rejuvenate your body and soul with exclusive treatments by professional therapists.  Alternatively, residents can tee-off at the award-winning Banyan Golf Club, an 18-hole championship course created by Thailand’s number one golf architect, Pirapon Namatra. To learn more or to book your post-lockdown family getaway at Banyan Village please email sales@banyanthailand.com, call: +66 (0) 32 538 888 or visit www.banyanthailand.com

To celebrate the special occasion together with your family, these top-notch restaurants offer special promotions to make your Mother's Day feast even more memorable. Whether your mom is an Italian cuisine aficionado or an explorer of newfangled flavours, your mom will definitely have a delectable blast on her special day!   WAH LOK CANTONESE RESTAURANT AT CARLTON BANGKOK What to expect: Heavenly Cantonese cuisine with menus especially made for your mom on this special occasion. Promotion:  Exclusively crafted menu for mom at THB 12,000 / table of 10 people Special “Steamed Minced Shrimp and Chicken Dumplings Topped with Truffle Sauce” at only THB 160++ (for lunch) Complimentary "Pink Longevity Bun" for all guests Date and time: 8, 9, 12 August 2020, 11:30 - 14:30 (for lunch) // 18:00 - 22:30 (for dinner) Reservation: +66 (0) 2 00 7888 // FBreservations@carltonhotel.co.th   SKYLINE RESTAURANT AT AVANI+ RIVERSIDE BANGKOK HOTEL What to expect: Uninterrupt river views, a wide array of delectable seafoods and a special menu for all moms on the day. Promotion:  THB 1,350++ per adult including soft drink THB 600++ per child aged between 5 – 11 years old / free-of-charge for child aged under 5 dining free Moms dine for free when come with the family Date and time: Wednesday 12 August 2020, 18:00 to 22:00 Reservation: +66 (0) 2 431 9100 ext.1416 // riversidedining@anantara.com   SRA BUA BY KIIN KIIN AT SIAM KEMPINSKI HOTEL BANGKOK What to expect: Michelin-star dining experience, serving modern Thai cuisine with authentic ingredients based on traditional recipes, using modern cooking techniques. Iconic dishes presented from 12 August include yellow curry crab meat with corn; Maine lobster salad with frozen red curry; foie gras with ginger and plum wine; and slow-cooked Wagyu beef in a homemade oyster sauce. Promotion:  Four courses at THB 1,850++ per person (additional wine pairing at THB 1,200++) Six courses at THB 2,600++ per person (additional wine pairing at THB 1,800++) Eight courses at THB 3,200++ per person (additional wine pairing at THB 2,300++) All moms enjoying the Mother’s Day lunch at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin on 12 August receive a surprise hand-garland All moms at dinner receive a floral gift box and some chocolate Date and time: 12 - 16 August 2020, 12:00 to 15:00 (last orders at 13:30), with dinner from 18:00 to 22:30 (last orders at 21:00) Reservation: +66 (0) 2 162 9000 // dining.siambangkok@kempinski.com **A deposit is required and this must be paid at least 48 hours in advance (no later than Monday, 10 August)   YÀO ROOFTOP BAR AT MARRIOTT HOTEL THE SURAWONGSE What to expect: Delicious Chinese treats with a modern twist and Chinese-inspired cocktails in a stunning setting with the best panoramic view in Bangkok. Promotion:  Mother’s Day package: 3 items of bite-size Dim Sum; scrumptious fresh Noodles with Spicy Pork Gravy; BBQ Platter; homemade Deep-fried Date Pancake with Vanilla or Cantaloupe Ice Cream, at THB 888++ per person. Mom eats free, for a table of 4 persons Date and time: Wednesday 12 August 2020, 17:00 to 24:00 Reservation: +66 (0) 2 088 5666 // Official Line@ @marriottsurawongse   ฺBISCOTTI AT ANANTARA SIAM BANGKOK What to expect: A wide

Gucci's creative director Alessandro Michele has invited a number of visual artists (illustrators, painters and digital artists) from across the globe for a fun collaborative project, bringing their personal and idiosyncratic perspectives to bear on the G-Timeless automatic watch. Alessandro Michele asked different visual artists (illustrators, painters and digital artists) to indulge their imaginations and create artworks featuring various models of G-Timeless automatic watches. All were challenged to creatively interpret the watches in their own way, and to focus in particular on the element that makes the G-Timeless so distinctive: the motif of the bee, first introduced to Gucci in the 1970s, which is the key decorative feature on the stone dials of these timepieces, where it functions as every hour-marking index. The artists truly represent the global community. While some, like Winnie Chi from China and Kieron Livingstone from the UK, have previously collaborated with Gucci, most are new discoveries for the House: like London-based Oh de Laval and Tishk Barzanji, Balfua from California, David Macho from Spain and Andrey Kasay from Russia. Other artists include the USA’s Margot Ferrick and UK’s Cambo, who have already had their artworks for this project previewed on Gucci’s Instagram as a teaser, together with Winnie Chi, who has presented an animation. Although each artist has brought a deeply personal eye to the project, all the pieces share a dreamy, surreal mood, perfectly in keeping with Gucci’s eclecticism. The Gucci G-Timeless watch features a stone dial decorated with the House’s famous bees, while the transparent case back gives a glimpse of the automatic movement that powers the timepieces. There are eight Swiss-made variations of the G-Timeless in all, with a 38mm or a 42mm case. Three models combine an 18kt yellow gold case with a black onyx, brown tiger eye or green malachite stone dial. Five further variants combine a steel case with a blue lapis stone dial or a black onyx stone dial.

Teardrop Hotels is delighted to announce its partnership with The Geoffrey Bawa Trust to revitalise and relaunch Geoffrey Bawa’s Lunuganga estate on the Southwest Coast of Sri Lanka. The nine-bedroom property includes Bawa’s original home with its original charms and quirkiness, in addition to a three-bed house he designed and built in Colombo which has been painstakingly reconstructed brick by brick in the grounds of the estate.  Lunuganga forms an important part of Sri Lanka’s cultural and design heritage. Acquired by famed architect Geoffrey Bawa in 1947 as one of his first projects, Bawa worked tirelessly to transform the house and the gardens from a derelict rubber estate into one of the most beautiful pleasure gardens of the 20th Century.  Elements of Italian Renaissance gardens, English landscaping, Japanese garden art, and the water gardens of ancient Sri Lanka are all blended to create Bawa’s most extravagant creation, making it a mecca for those interested in landscape design and architectural history.   Geoffrey Bawa’s house itself comprises a former 1930’s plantation bungalow, with six private guest suites located around the estate and is an ode to ‘tropical modernism’ – a blend of antique and modern furniture with traditional and contemporary art -  a trademark of Bawa’s eclectic signature style. The Bawa Trust and Teardrop Hotels have made sure to changes to the house to an absolute minimum, allowing guests to enjoy the space exactly as Bawa intended his guests to experience it. Lunuganga now also includes the three-bedroom house of Bawa’s dear friend - Ena de Silva. A batik artist based in Colombo Ena de Silva and her husband Osmund commissioned Bawa to design their home in 1962- a pivotal project in his life’s work and the first time he executed the joining of radically modern design with traditional Sri Lankan elements. In 2009, Ena sold the house to The Bawa Trust, which then moved the property brick by brick from its location in Colombo to Lunuganga. The house took three months to disassemble and six years to rebuild, led by Architect Amila de Mel and conservation specialist Nilan Cooray. Everything from the frangipani tree in the front courtyard to the slabs of river stone remains just as it was in the original house. A night at Lunuganga – in either the main house or the Ena de Silva villa - starts at USD 265++ for two people sharing, inclusive of breakfast. To celebrate the relaunch, Teardrop Hotels is offering guests a 20% discount on all rooms booked before 31 November 2020 – which can then be used anytime until 31 April 2020.  

All over the world, Aman has welcome guests to its exquisite sancturies for over 30 years, offering secluded retreats that graciously exceed every expectation in spectacular settings. Together with an unassuming and attentive service, and a host of bespoke experiences designed to cater to every whim, each stay transports guests from their everyday lives, creating lasting memories. With this is mind, Aman is pleased to announce the launch of the Aman Gift Card. Available to purchase for stays in any destination (excluding Aman’s four resorts in China) the gift card can be used towards any aspect of a visit; whether it’s a delectable meal at Aman Tokyo’s exclusive 12 seater sushi restaurant; a sunset cocktail on a private floating bar off Amanpulo’s shoreline in the Philippines; an exploration of Utah’s sweeping desert landscape on horseback from Amangiri, or a eucalyptus-infused massage in the Aman Spa at Amanzoe in Greece. The Aman Gift Card can be exchanged for accommodation, dining, spa treatments, retail or an array of adventures and activities. Presenting the perfect way to enrich a stay or to help celebrate a special occasion, the gift cards are available for order online at a value of between USD 10 and USD 25,000. Once ordered, the gift card is sent by post or via email to the purchaser or directly to the gift recipient, alongside a personal message. The guest is then able to present their gift card at the property for deduction from their bill at the end of their stay. Delivered instantly, enjoyed at leisure, the Aman Gift Card offers the perfect way to enrich someone’s stay. www.aman.com/gift-card Please click here for the Aman Gift Card Legal Terms & Conditions

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.

To make things more exciting for your “staycay”, M Social Hotel Singapore will be offering a series of staycation packages with activities planned periodically. Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR) has come up with a package centred on its “We Clean. We Care. We Welcome” commitment. Guests are assured of 10 key hallmarks* of cleanliness and safety designed to safeguard guests throughout their stay, such as contactless check-in and check-out. MHR’s “We Clean. We Care. We Welcome. Staycation with us.” package also offers free accommodation for kids and flexible cancellation of up to two days before stays without charges. You can choose to retreat into your personal space with accommodation options that come in various sizes and configurations. Alcove Cosy features bare concrete walls with mirrored surfaces, which extends into a striking 4m-tall pitched roof, creating a spacious vibe. Loft Premier, a duplex-style loft with raw marble flooring offers a roomy sofa, nesting table facilities that creates a workspace on the lower level with a queen-sized bed on the top floor. Loft Terraces comes with attached terraces for you to wind down outdoors. Diners are also in for a treat as Beast & Butterflies at M Social Singapore takes culinary and tipples to the next level with a newly created menu by Executive Chef Bryce Li. Delectable and Instagram-worthy new dishes include the Charcoal Grilled Maine Lobster and Thai Milk Tea Pudding. Diners can also indulge in the $1 Oyster Friday Night promotion at Beast & Butterflies. The restaurant with a beautiful alfresco area marries traditional methods with modern thinking to create dishes and thirst-quenchers that fits the unrestrictive concept of Beast & Butterflies and its millennial-minded, globe-trotting guests. Expect a dining experience with visual dramas composed of chandeliers, lava lamps and table-top TV screens making for an unforgettable ambiance. Social barflies can quench their thirst with an array of artisanal cocktails prepared by resident mixologist Vladyslav Yesepiv or choose from a curated wine list as they enjoy fresh air and cool breeze in a cosy setting while sipping a cold tipple or two under the stars. As a testament to the hotel’s hygiene standards and cleanliness levels, M Social Hotel Singapore was recently awarded the SG Clean Quality Mark Certification by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Enterprise Singapore. Mix and Stay S$180++ 1 Night in Alcove Cosy Breakfast for 2 Person A complimentary M Social Cocktail Shaker A complimentary Workshop: Learn about cocktail making from Beast & Butterflies Mixologist - Vladyslav Yesepiv Bottled Up Happiness S$240++ 1 Night in Alcove Cosy Breakfast for 2 Person A complimentary Workshop: Create your Own Perfume with Maison 21G Singapore A complimentary bottle of perfume For enquires & bookings, email reservations.mss@millenniumhotels.com or call +65 6206 1888

For those who seek for a luxury staycation at the best metropolis location, Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit and Marriott Executive Apartments Bangkok is now offering "Summer Dreaming Staycation" package, with irresistible perks. Special rate starting from THB 3,400 per night and exclusive package includes: • Daily breakfast at 57th Street • THB 1,000 hotel credit per night • Additional 5,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per stay • Guaranteed late check-out until 2:00 pm Guests can book from now until 31 August 2020 and stay from now until 15 December 2020. Terms and conditions apply. For more information and reservation, please visit www.bangkokmarriott.com for Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit and www.marriottapartmentsthonglor.com for Marriott Executive Apartments Bangkok, Sukhumvit Thonglor.

Even though international travel is not yet open, you can still enjoy checking out some of Hong Kong's remarkable art exhibitions from wherever you are! Here is a list of  a list of top Hong Kong virtual art tours to amuse your aesthetic soul: Hong Kong Museum of Art's Virtually@HKMoA lets you browse multi-media programs, check out the audio guide and view pamphlets of their exhibitions, and access a massive library of their collections and past shows through Google Arts & Culture. Now that West Kowloon Cultural District is fully open, you can experience M+ Collections Beta from afar. It has over 5,000 objects on virtual display, offering photography, visual art, design and architecture, moving images and more to pique your artistic interest. Enjoy an interactive 360-degree experience with Sotheby’s Hong Kong to virtually tour the exhibition and four beautifully curated galleries with modern, contemporary and Southeast Asian art. Asia Society Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Art Gallery Association have teamed up to bring online viewers Sculpture Exhibition (until 27 September), featuring art from international and local galleries and a full-day Art Talk programme live-streamed on Facebook.