‘Rare & Share’ ….and There’s Something to Talk About.
After a successful charity dinner in 2022, the ‘Rare & Share’ project, initiated by Roche Thailand, joined forces with the Foundation to Eradicate Neuromuscular Disease (FEND) in order to support and improve the quality of life for rare disease patients in Thailand, of which the proceeds will be donated to help patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). What makes it unique this year is the collaboration with two renowned leading chefs, Chef Christian Martina of CLARA, who was recently named the 23rd best Italian restaurant in the world by 50 TOP ITALY 2022, and Chef Amerigo Sesti of J'AIME, who received a Michelin star, to help create a special set course full of interpretations into dishes with full flavours as well as raise awareness about the rare disease. The story of this well-curated course is definitely something to talk about; the idea behind each of the tantalizing creations is touching, as the 6-courses dinner is a rendition of real-life challenges experienced by SMA patients and their caretakers. One of the courses requires more than 24 hours of cooking time, symbolizing the 24 hours of care required for SMA patients, and the exaggerated cutlery was used as a secret gimmick to depict the difficulty of caring for the patient on a daily basis. The charity meals are available throughout February – May 2023, on the following dates: ● Tuesday, February 28, 2023 (18.00–20.00 hrs.) at J'AIME Restaurant. ● Sunday, March 26, 2023 (18.00–20.00 hrs.) at CLARA restaurant ● Tuesday, April 25, 2023 (18.00–20.00) at J'AIME restaurant. ● Sunday, May 28, 2023 (18.00–20.00 hrs.) at CLARA restaurant For reservations and more information, J'AIME Restaurant (email: email@example.com) or call +66 2 1194899 CLARA Restaurant (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or call +66 2 3496 3663.
Love is in the air at VIU.
At @stregisbangkok, the spectacular VIU restaurant has a specially curated 5-course set menu for Valentine’s Day that you can spoil yourself and a loved one with and tick every taste box imaginable. Opening with the Amuse Bouche of Pan-Seared Sea Scallops before floating along to the fresh taste of the Yellow King Fish Ceviche and Caviar with a Beetroot Lemon Dressing that brings a wonderful zest to the freshness of the fish, and this, closely followed by the pre-main soup of Poached Langoustine with Lobster Cream with Truffle Foam that has the most warming aroma. For the main course, you will choose between a beautifully soft Beef Wellington, the ever-delicious Australian Wagyu cased in a puff pastry that is cooked with a touch of excellence and just melts in your mouth perfectly, or the freshly Baked Snow Fish with a creamy brandy lemon sauce that brings a delicate citrus flavour to the tenderness of the Snow Fish. Dessert brings this 5-course feast to an elegant and loving close with the heart-shaped Rose Bavarois, which is executed to creamy and fruitful perfection. The Champagne Jelly Sable Breton is the finishing touch that this exquisite dessert truly deserves. This Valentine's Day, VIU is serving one of the finest menus in the city, and with stunning views and a calming atmosphere, it is the ideal setting for romance.
Hop Into the “Year of the Rabbit” With Special Spring Festival Feasts at Goji Kitchen+Bar
Goji Kitchen+Bar, the vibrant international culinary marketplace at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, is celebrating Lunar New Year in style this January with a variety of traditional Chinese dishes as part of its international buffets and brunches, to help all diners hop into the “Year of the Rabbit.” From 20th – 22nd January 2023 Hotel guests and local residents are invited to come together with their family and friends to celebrate the arrival of the “Year of the Rabbit” with a selection of handcrafted dim sum, including ha gao, sui mai, and barbecued pork buns, savor a selection of soups including fish maw soup, Sichuan hot & sour seafood soup, and bamboo pith soup, or discover delicious main dishes such as steamed black grouper with soy sauce, steamed scallops with garlic & vermicelli, steamed garlic butterfly prawns, and Chinese drunken chicken. A dedicated BBQ Station will showcase suckling pig, char-sui pork, roasted duck (Saturday Lunch only) and Peking duck (Sunday Brunch only). Then on the Lunar New Year's Day during brunch (Sunday 22nd January 2023), Chef Oscar Pun will bring a special trolley to each table, piled high with “Salmon Yu Sheng” – a special Spring Festival delicacy that traditionally should be tossed in the air with chopsticks – and a special Chinese dessert! All other international buffet stations and dishes will be available, including an array of fresh seafood on ice, handcrafted sushi, and sashimi, a salad bar, roasted premium meats, sweet treats and more.Goji Kitchen+Bar’s Lunar New Year Menu will be available for lunch and dinner from 20th to 22nd of January 2023, details as follows: Friday - Sunday Dinner (17.30-22.00 hrs.): THB 2,299++ per person Saturday Lunch (12.00-14.30 hrs.): THB 2,299++ per person Sunday Brunch (12.00-14.30 hrs.): THB 2,600++ per person Marriott Bonvoy and Club Marriott discounts apply. For more information and to celebrate the Spring Festival with your loved ones, please call 02 059 5999 email email@example.com
Prepped and Premium
Bangkok is now at its best to give a warm welcome back to the travel industry, and it’s pleased to have one of the world’s best airlines reopen its Premium Lounge door once again. Qatar Airways and oneworld passengers travelling in First and Business Class departing from Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok can now enjoy their journey either prior to boarding or during transit at the newly reopened outlet. Inaugurated in February 2018, the Qatar Airways Premium Lounge in Bangkok takes inspiration from modern Arabian design and Thai hospitality, where passengers are welcomed into an oasis of tranquility. Apart from the sight of the airport’s extensive manicured garden, there are also dedicated facilities allowing passengers to be revitalized, and the spacious showers are also available for rejuvenation with selections of exclusive amenities crafted by the renowned French perfumer, Diptyque. Dining is also extensive, with two dining areas: The Brasserie, which offers a more formal dining experience with an à la carte menu of international cuisines, and The Global Deli, which offers a more relaxed buffet style dining. The buffet features a selection of hot and cold dishes with an appealing appetiser selection of some of the renowned Arabic classics, including tabbouleh, hummus, and muhamara. Everything has been meticulously prepared and is ready for your return.
The festive season is filled with wonder. COACH recently unveiled ‘REXY’ pop-up across Southeast Asia to celebrate the year’s end.
Isn’t it a Wonder? The festive season is filled with wonder. COACH recently unveiled ‘REXY’ pop-up across Southeast Asia to celebrate the year's end. Bangkok, along with Singapore and Malaysia, has given a warm welcome to Santa Rexy, the 5-meter inflatable installation, will appear in three key locations on the following dates: 28 November 2022 - 5 December 2022 Holiday Pastry at Ours Space 6 December 2022 - 14 December 2022 Wabi’s Home Cafe, Ekkamai 15 December 2022- 25 December 2022 1st Floor, Atrium Zone, CentralWorld Apart from meeting the house’s fun and fearless mascot, there are cool activities such as an interactive Rexy LINE game to unlock special prizes such as a Rexy pin, gift vouchers, an exclusive COACH BTS rabbit card, and more, as well as enjoy a special selection of holiday-themed beverages from the COACH Holiday Cart at Central World, including COACH's Signature coffee, which is definitely worth several shots on your Instagram feed.
9 Things We Know About YHI Spa at the Meliá Chiang Mai
There is always a good reason to go to the spa. It is not only about making time for yourself to relax your body and mind, but also about discovering a new scene and experiencing a new spa treatment created with local wisdom and a touch of modern wellness techniques. 1. This newly opened spa in Chiang Mai is the third outlet after a successful launch in Koh Samui and Phuket. 2. The 'YHI' was inspired by the goddess YHI, responsible for life and light and personified by the sun for the Karraur First Nations people in Australia. 3. The conceptual treatment at YHI Spa is derived from ancient Asian healing wisdom combined with modern wellness techniques. 4. Its extensive spa menu includes massages, body scrubs and wraps, hydrotherapy facials, manicures and pedicures, and more. 5. The seven treatment rooms are spacious and designed with an underwater theme, with a touch of a Thai herbal sauna and steam. 6. The signature spa menu here is the 90-minute treatment that combines an ancient Northern Thai massage (Tok Sen) with a Spanish massage aimed at relaxing muscles and providing fatigue relief. 7. YHI Spa pays homage to Thailand with designated massage treatments such as "Traditional Thai," which focuses on the body’s pressure points, and "Thai Lanna," which uses a Thai herbal ball. 8. "Kid Therapy" is a 45- or 60-minute treatment for children aged six to twelve years that aims to prevent hyperactivity. 9. YHI Spa uses products from HARNN, an organic Thai wellness brand. Their products are known for their natural ingredients and the wisdom of Thai artisans.
Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma Debuts in the Heart of Kyoto
Hilton, one of the world's leading hospitality companies, has recently unveil the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma, being the first Hilton Garden Inn in Japan. The hotel is situated in a premium location in central Kyoto, offering 250 stylishly-appointed guest rooms and appealing facilities. Throughout the hotel, you can revel in the sleek interior design that combines traditional Japanese elements with contemporary beauty, with 9 types of guest rooms, ranging from functional standard rooms to luxurious family rooms that can accommodate up to 6 people comfortably. To take care of your appetite, all-day-dining Together & Co. pampers your tastebuds with Western and Japanese cuisines created using Kyoto's seasonal ingredients, served in a cosy and lively setting. "Japan is one of the world’s most sought-after travel destinations and we are delighted to celebrate the timely debut of Hilton Garden Inn following the reopening of Japan’s borders to international travelers. Opening in Kyoto, Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma will cater to the pent-up travel demand that we anticipate will sweep over the country. This debut is especially significant as it also represents the 600th hotel to join the Hilton portfolio in Asia Pacific, cementing Hilton’s position as the fastest growing hotel company in the region and a great milestone in our drive to have 1,000 trading hotels in Asia Pacific by 2025," said Alan Watts, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton. For more information and reservations, please call +81 75-320-5111 or visit hgikyotoshijokarasuma.jp
This November: Pop-Up Culinary Event at Kimpton Kitalay Samui By Masterminds Behind Bangkok’s Samlor
Kimpton Kitalay Samui invites you to join the celebration of the resort's first anniversary with a series of exclusive pop-up event, featuring a seven-course dining experience by Thailand's acclaimed culinary talents, Chef Napol 'Joe' Jantraget and Chef Saki Hoshinowhich form Samlor in Bangkok, which will take place on 25 and 26 November at BoHo Thai Lifestyle Café. Highlights of delectable creations include 'Marinated Local Fish Crudo' with citrus vinaigrette & chili oil; 'Curry Crab Chawanmushi' with local beans and fermented chili; and 'Grilled Wagyu Striploin' with glazed oyster, baked rice and kale.The special dining experience is priced at THB 2,500 per person, with optional wine pairing at THB 1,800++ per person. Advance reservations are recommended, which can be made at +66 (0) 77 951 999, firstname.lastname@example.org or kimptonkitalaysamui.com
JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa Unveils New Rooms and Experiences as a ‘Destination within a Destination’
JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa has officially unveiled the new face of the resort, with 127 additional rooms and villas, and new dining, recreational, and event facilities to become a stunning 'destination within a destination'. Situated by the long stretch of soft sands of Khuk Khak Beach in Khao Lak, Phang Nga province, JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa now features a total of 420 spacious rooms, suites, and villas, including new Lagoon Pool View Rooms, Deluxe Lagoon Pool Access Rooms, Family Pool Access Studios, One-Bedroom Villas and a Two-Bedroom Villa, plus the debut of JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort Suites, an exclusive collection of 52 stylish two-bedroom suites. More additions encompass the Aqua Play Zone with a wave pool, fountain trampoline, a big a waterslide and outdoor playground setting along the 2.4 km lagoon pool waterway, which is the longest in Southeast Asia; beachfront Drift Beach Bar & Grill serving heavenly Mediterranean cuisine and seafood grills; a brand-new beautiful ballroom that can accommodate up to 810 people, being the largest in southern Thailand; JW Garden, where organic fruits and vegetables are cultivated, welcoming guests to enjoy a family picnic amidst fragrant herbs and flowers; and more to come! "We are delighted to be unveiling the reimagined JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa today. There is high demand for fully-integrated, beachfront resort experiences in Thailand from around the world and we are positioned to deliver this across multiple segments and market sectors. I believe Khao Lak is ready and I believe the destination will become one of Thailand’s leading leisure tourism and MICE hubs in the years to come," said Abhimanyu Singh, General Manager, JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa. To find out more about experiences at JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa, please visit www.jwmarriottkhaolak.com