/  What’s Hot

Centara Grand at CentralWorld has unveiled its exclusive Durian delicacies made with the creamy, sweet, buttery flesh of the 'King of Fruits', available at Ventisi restaurant and Zing bakery from now until 31 August 2022. Enjoy the distinct flavour of the Chanee and Monthong durians creatively and freshly created by talented Executive Pastry Chef Thawat and team. A selection of 12 different sweet treats is priced from just THB 45++, including Durian Double Cheesecake, Durian Tiramisu, Kanyao Durian white Chocolate Truffle with Green Durian Skin, Durian Strawberry Chocolate Truffle, Chocolate Durian Opera Cake, Durian & Coconut Mousse, Monthong Ice Cream, as well as new savoury creations such as Purple Sweet Potato Durian Roll THB, Macaroon Sticky Rice with Durian, Chiffon Coconut Cream with Durian, Durian Pandan Shortcake, and more. On top of that, you can also enjoy one-of-a-kind 'Durian Afternoon Tea' featuring a variety of durian delicacies alongside traditional scones with durian jam and a choice of hot beverages for THB 888++ per set for 2 persons, served daily at Ventisi restaurant and Zing bakery. To find out more about the hotel's tantalising culinary scene, visit

On 24 April 2022, VIU Restaurant at The St. Regis Bangkok invites you to experience mouth-watering Exquisite Sunday Brunch, in collaboration with renowned Indian chef Ganesh Yadav, Executive Sous Chef from Indus Bangkok, featuring time-honoured tastes of Indian. Featured on the one-day-only menu are historical Sikandri Raan, a seven-hour slow cooked pulled leg of mutton served with a flat flaky and fluffy bread called Malabar Parantha; Lucknowi Chicken Dum Biryani; Papadi Chaat, the popular street food snack found on street corners throughout the Indian capital; and Papadam. On top of the special menu, the weekly Exquisite Sunday Brunch features an extensive selection of premium dishes, including all-you-can-eat Alaska king crab, Wagyu beef with truffle sauce, sea urchin (uni) pasta, a smorgasbord of Western and Asian food selections, artisan goat cheese, cold cuts including Parma ham and chorizo, a dessert corner with handcrafted pastries and a Belgium chocolate fountain. The Exquisite Sunday Brunch x Indus will take place at VIU Restaurant, priced at THB 3,200++ per person (non-alcoholic drinks included). Advance reservations are highly recommended, which can be done via +66 (0) 2207 7777, or visit for more details.

For the first time in decades, Phuket's iconic heritage house, the 119-year-old 'Governor's Mansion', will welcome guests to experience the one-off palatial stay during this Songkran Festival. Situated in the heart on Phuket Old Town, the mansion was built by successful local businessman Pra Pitak Chinpracha, and has presently become the well-preserved architectural and cultural heritage of the province. Its second floor is turned into a stunning space by renowned Thai designer Saran Yen Panya in a way that pay homage to Thailand's rich heritage with a touch of modernity, featuring a number of statement pieces by talented designers. Not only a rare opportunity to revel in the original Sino-Portuguese baroque manor is offered, as guests will be hosted by famous Phuket-born model-actress Patricia Tanchanok Good, together with national ambassador for royal Thai cuisine and Blue Elephant founder, master chef Nooror Somany Steppe. Guests will be immersed in a quintessentially Phuketian experience, including: A personal welcome at check-in by Thai superstar Patricia ‘Good’ Tanchanok, who will share her favourite hidden gems in Phuket and tips for exploring the island Exclusive access to a two-bedroom suite on the Mansion’s expansive second floor, including a private reception lounge and living room A bespoke, multi-course ‘Songkran’ tasting menu prepared and hosted by master Chef Nooror Somany Steppe A scuba diving and snorkeling adventure around the sparkling reefs and islands that dot the Andaman Sea A gibbon rehabilitation social impact experience in Phuket’s last rainforest, Khao Pra Taew Wildlife Sanctuary A group of four lucky guests will get to soak up the vibrant festivities with an island getaway of a lifetime, only on Airbnb. The majestic Governor’s Mansion will be bookable on for USD 50* (approx. THB 1,700) for a two-night stay from 15-17 April 2022. Bookings open at 8 AM ICT on 5 April 2022.   *Plus taxes and fees. This two-night stay is not a contest. Airbnb is closely monitoring Thailand infection rates and government policies and will offer booking guests a USD 1,000 Airbnb credit if it becomes necessary to cancel the stay.    

Recently on 25 and 26 February 2022, Thailand's and world's first 'Dinner Incredible' event that brought 13 celebrated chefs from across the globe to co-create astonishing 12-course dinner at Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok and Chim by Siam Wisdom has successfully become talk-of-the-epicurean-town. Behind the happening is 'The Lux Event', Phuket-based detail-oriented event planner who bring luxury to life for any kind of celebrations, from a private picnic, romantic dinner, birthday party, to wedding and other big celebration. The Lux Event made a use of eco-friendly decorations to showcase a sense of nature and do less harm to the environment, with dried branches, fresh leaves with different colours, among others, as elements to enhance the best appearance of each dish on the table. The event planning team comprises Sudarak 'Jean' Pukawanuch, Chaninard 'Sugar' Saratsayanan and Netnaphad 'Wine' Pulsavad, who are highly talented and creative, specialising in event planning and gourmet catering. Their use of arts, crafts, and designs never fails to please the eyes and put guests in a special mood.  With a network of renowned and trustworthy vendors and suppliers, The Lux Event can turn a dream event into the reality with gorgeous bouquets, props, gifts, and anything that will make the event nothing but exceptional. In addition, with extensive knowledge and creative ideas, their gourmet catering service has been well-received among their clients and guests. To learn more about The Lux Event, visit Facebook: @theluxeventphuket or Instagram: @theluxevent

Award-winning oceanfront wellness destination Chiva-Som in Hua Hin invite you to revive your body and soul with the 'All-Inclusive Wellness Vacation', offering the chance to explore the benefits of its unique wellness philosophy, with a daily wellness treatment, healthy meals, up to a dozen group exercise classes a day, and full use of the resort’s world-class and extensive wellness facilities in a gorgeous setting with lush tropical garden and soothing sound of waves. Chiva-Som's wellness facilities are some of the most extensive and advanced in the world, with a health and wellness centre for spa and holistic treatments, water therapy suites, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, physiotherapy and fitness studios, and an aesthetics centre. Its wellness philosophy is all-encompassing, leading to complete and sustainable lifestyle transformations that result in enduring, long-term health benefits. The 'All-Inclusive Wellness Vacation' includes accommodation, three wellness meals and refreshments per night of stay, as well as complimentary access to group exercise and relaxation classes and use of the wellness facilities. Consultations with wellness advisors direct guests to the most beneficial wellness treatments to try, with a complimentary treatment per night included. Rates start from THB 12,500 net per person per night, with no minimum stay. Guests staying three nights or more also enjoy early check-in from 10:00 and a room upgrade subject to availability, and an additional THB 1,000 wellness credit per day. This offer is available to all residents of Thailand for stays until 31 st May 2022, and can be used in conjunction with Rao Tiew Duay Gan. For more information and reservations, please email or call +66 (0) 32 536 536.

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Yào Restaurant at Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse will serve up special culinary delights including Chinese set menu and auspicious menus to mark the blessed beginning of the year of Tiger in a stylish setting, with a mesmerising view. The Chinese set menu (THB 5,888++ per set per person) starts with Peking duck rolled with foie gras and caviar, followed by a bowl of precious fresh fish maw and baby abalone soup. Main course starts from steamed sea mud crab with minced pork, steamed black grouper with dried orange peel & black bean sauce, grilled king river prawn with salty egg yolk and black truffle, and poached green asparagus with golden broth topped with dried scallop. End the course with Chinese dessert exclusively for Chinese New Year, Chinese rice cake with pear, pudding and ice cream. Popular belief has it that having abalone of the Chinese New Year will bring good fortune throughout the whole year. To wish you a great year ahead, Chef Bruce Hui presents an array of auspicious dishes comprising abalone: Wok Fried Australian Baby Abalone with shrimps stuffed morel and asparagus in oyster sauce, Braised Australian Baby Abalone with chicken and Chinese chestnut in soy sauce, Baked Australian Baby Abalone with king mushroom tarts, and Salt-Baked Australian Baby Abalone with spring onion. The Chinese New Year's specials at Yào Restaurant will be available from 31 January to 6 February 2022. Lunch during Chinese New Year is served at the restaurant from 11:30 to 14:30 and dinner from 18:00 to 22:30. Private rooms or VIP chambers that can accommodate 6-20 people are available. For reservation and more information, call +66 (0) 2 088 5666, LINE OA: @marriottsurawongse, or visit

The Okura Spa at The Okura Prestige Bangkok is now offering a 'Sweet Escape' for couples who seek a quality time to soothe the body and mind. The 'Sweet Escape' package features 2 heavenly hours of dedicated treatments: a dainty treatment with a 30-minute restorative floral scrub consisting of jasmine, rose, and lavender, followed by a 60-minute hot candle oil massage and a 30-minute Sakura bath; a treatment for him including a 30-minute purifying mixed beans sesame scrub, signature 60-minute 'ta-ke relief' massage using heated bamboo rods, and a 30-minute Sakura bath. The Sweet Escape package is priced at Baht 5,999++ per couple. For reservations or more information, please contact +66 (0) 2 687 9000 or

Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit offers beef lovers a marvelous opportunity to indulge in the one-off 'Steakation' package, a mouth-watering promotion in collaboration with Meat & Livestock Australia, featuring a premium Australian beef menu at 'Market Café by Khao', an authentic Thai restaurant in partnership with the Michelin-starred ‘Khao restaurant’, located at the Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit. The package includes an exclusive one-night staycation for 2 people with Club benefits, 2 meals during their stay including a buffet breakfast at Market Café and the special set dinner featuring Australian Beef as the star of the menu at Market Café by Khao, presenting harmonious combination of authentic Thai flavours, quality ingredients and advanced culinary techniques unique to the restaurant, all priced only at THB 5,199 net per night. The 'Steakation' package is available for bookings and stays until 31 January 2022. For more details and reservations, please contact +66 (0) 2 098 1234 or

Over 150 years ago, the first luxury Orient Express train was launched, and the one-off experience will return in 2023 with the 'Orient Express La Dolce Vita' to take you on an unforgettable expedition through Italy, offering a new way of experiencing the country: an environmentally-friendly adventure where forgotten roads are explored, hidden treasures discovered and where architectural triumphs take centre stage. Throughout the journey, you will be pampered with 5-star service on board, savouring the Made in Italy' beauty and excellence  through award-winning Italian wines and exclusive haute cuisine. The 'La Dolce Vita' inspired design embodies the Italian art of living and all its beautiful traditions with a more contemporary spirit of travel. The train’s sumptuous decor will adorn 12 Deluxe cabins, 18 Suites, and one Honour Suite and restaurant, all boldly celebrating the craftsmanship, design and creativity of the 1960s and 1970s. The Orient Express La Dolce Vita which will welcome its first passengers in 2023. Six trains will embark through several iconic itineraries across 14 regions and beyond, including three international destinations from Rome to Paris, Istanbul and Split. A magical stopover in Rome will feature the very first Orient Express Hotel, Minerva, scheduled to open in 2024.