Sky-High Illumination at King Power Mahanakhon Throughout This June and July
From 1 June to 31 July 2022 at dusk and nighttime, King Power Mahanakhon will heighten your excitement at the iconic skyscraper with the ‘AMAZ ซิ่ง BKK’ event, featuring light installations that tell the stories of Bangkok Metropolis, presenting the amazements of the 3 outstanding districts that are famed for vibrant nightlife:
- CHINESE NEON represents the one-off charm of street food scene at Yaowarat Chinatown.
- FARANG FREE FORM brings the vibrance of bustling and fun-filled Khao San Road into arts.
- INDIAN PATTERN takes inspiration from the rich-in-culture Little India area covering Pahurat Road, Triphet Road, and Chakraphet Road.
The event will take place on 74th floor, King Power Mahanakon from 19:00 to 22:00. Entrance ticket is priced at THB 250. To buy ticket: HERE. For more information, please call +66 (0) 2 677 8721 or kingpowermahanakhon.co.th
If you are into creative drinks, design-forward venues, or one-of-a-kind tasting experiences, check out these recently-opened bars offering surprises that could be one of the highlights of your travel. Club Soda Bali, Indonesia Images by Club Soda Bali The 'postmodern happiness portal' has recently been launched in Berawa, curated by the founders of award-winning Restaurant Locavore in Ubud. Here, you can indulge in creative concoctions while surrounded by art installation and energetic beats. What to expect: Innovative cocktails, mocktails, as well as natural wines that will never cease to amaze, as well as Asian and Japanese-inspired bites – all of which are crafted using local Indonesian ingredients. Hours: Open Tuesday-Sunday, 17:00 onwards More details: locavorenext.com/family/club-soda Villa Frantzén Cocktail Bar, Bangkok, Thailand Images by Villa Frantzén The cosy Nordic barn is situated in the very heart of Bangkok, serving up fascinating modern Nordic cocktail with Asian influences. The bar is led by Gabriel Valdés, who was the mastermind behind Pharmarium, a unique bar experience in Stockholm. What to expect: Smooth cocktails boasting pure taste of natural ingredients that reflect the Scandinavian landscape. Don't be fooled by the drinks' plain looks – you will definitely be stunned. Hours: Open daily, 17:00 until midnight More details: villafrantzen.com COCOA XO at Centara Grand at CentralWorld, Bangkok, Thailand Image by Centara Grand at CentralWorld Centara Grand at CentralWorld has recently introduced its new, unique tasting experience in an alfresco setting, COCOA XO, Bangkok's first cacao pod, on the 57th floor, in collaboration with Martell Cognac and artisanal French Chocolatier Cacao Barry. What to expect: A marvelous world of decadence featuring premium chocolate and cognac, a chocolate fountain, bespoke choctails by talented mixologists, among others, overlooking stunning Bangkok skyline. Hours: Open daily, 16:00-00:30 More details: www.cocoaxobangkok.com Metropole Underground at Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh, Cambodia Image by Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh Phnom Penh's first subterranean bar, Metropole Underground, takes inspiration from the metro system of the early 20th Century Paris, seamlessly blending European with Khmer influences. What to expect: Speakeasy-style cocktails to be savoured in a chic surrounding, together with lively DJ beats. Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 18:00-01:00 More details: www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/cambodia/hyatt-regency-phnom-penh/pnhrp/dining
On 18-19 June 2022, ASAI Bangkok Chinatown will host 'The Hamlet for Good' charity weekend filled with creative funs, organised by the team behind renowned The Hamlet bar-camp at Wonderfruit Festival, featuring exciting culinary collaborations by up-and-coming local chefs, a creative bar takeover, art therapy workshops, cutting-edge DJs, and other unique activities. Net proceeds go to support humanitarian assistance for victims of conflict. Situated in the heart of Bangkok's vibrant Chinatown, the hotel's concept of elevating local experiences seamlessly matches with the one-off mini-festival, being an ideal base of exploration. During the event, special room rates will be offered to the participants, starting only at THB 1,500 per night inclusive of complimentary access to the creative bar takeover (THB 550 on the door for non-guest / non-dinner ticket holders). Alongside three exclusive dinners held at three nearby venues, the tasty offerings include a creative Sunday Brunch at the hotel’s JAM JAM Eatery & Bar. Here's a peek of what's going to happen: Art Therapy with Peace Please and Watercolour Paints with Sansuwanya; an interactive art exhibition featuring curated masterworks from 15 emerging artists presented in 16 different rooms; not-to-be-missed collaboration meals at the hotel's JAM JAM Eatery & Bar and 3 partnering venues by Chefs Paolo Vitaletti (Appia Trattoria), Billy Bautista (Billy’s Smokehouse), Napol ‘Joe’ Jantraget (Samlor), Koranat ‘Tle’ Robkob (Mother), and Jirapat ‘Sept’ Praphotjanaporn (Aunglo by Yangrak), Chefs Bo & Dylan (Bo.Lan) and Num Weerawat Triyasenawat (Samuay and Sons), Chalee Kader (100 Mahaseth), Prin Polsuk (Samrub Samrub Thai), and more; a morning yoga session with Kru Jah; among others. Each dining experience at The Hamlet for Good is priced at just THB 3,000++ per person and includes one welcome drink. Special drinks pairings created by event sponsors Campari, Aperol, and Wine Garage will also be available. Workshops start at THB 1,750 per person. Special room rates are available via direct booking at asaihotels.com or call +66 (0) 02 220 8999. Dinner and workshop tickets are available at ticketmelon.com/asaihotels/thehamletforgood2022
When ‘wellbeing’ cannot be completed simply by massages or spa rituals, Dusit International, Thailand’s preeminent hospitality group, has stepped up its game by introducing the new group-wide wellness concept, Devarana Wellness, based on the three key principles: pause, focus, and growth. At Dusit Thani Hua Hin Beach Resort, Devarana Wellness Centre offers exceptional services for an elevated sense of wellbeing of guests. Blending in Thai wisdoms and Buddhist principles, plus organic ingredients to be turned into nourishing meals, the wellness experience here really goes beyond the spa. You can opt for various programmes and even customise your own retreat to match your unique needs. DETAIL MATTERS The wellness journey starts right at your room, with health-friendly minibar and complimentary fruits and treats to freshen you up throughout the day. To help enhance your deep sleep, aside from comfy mattress and smooth bed linens, there are various types of pillows on bed, so you can be sure to find the right one. WELLNESS AT ITS FINEST At the newly-refurbished Devarana Wellness Centre, soul-soothing sense would approach you on the first step with its calming sounds, refreshing scents, stylish design, and ample space. An array of wellness workshops and fitness classes will be held amidst this beautiful setting. For a spa session, there are a selection of over 30 treatments and therapies to be conducted by experienced staffs. Before the session starts, a mini singing bowl ritual will help you transport your busy mind into a more meditative state to help you obtain the best of restorative benefits of each session. Strongly recommended is the Devarana Signature Massage, a harmonious combination between Thai Ayuraveda healing, Shiatsu techniques, and Swedish influence ─ it is optimal for physically and mentally de-stressing. STAY WELL INSIDE AND OUT Emotional wellbeing is also the heart of the wellness concept. There are daily activities for you to improve your emotions including tai chi, sunset yoga, meditation in the garden, and numerous more. You can also indulge in special wellness events like full moon beach sound bath, reiki healing, among others. In addition, there will be wellness videos available on-demand throughout your stay, in collaboration with expert wellbeing coach and educator, Cat Lau. To find out more about Devarana Wellness at Dusit Thani Hua Hin, visit www.dusit.com/dusitthani-huahin/devarana-wellness