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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

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As Phuket has been welcoming more international tourists with strict safety protocols under the 'Phuket Sandbox' model, if you are one of those who are interested in unwinding safely in the paradise island, Megatix has brought together the best deals for your getaway across Thailand, including SHA Plus-certified hotels and resorts in Phuket, most of which are 5-star stays with breathtaking views and world-class services. The accommodations featured on the Megatix Phuket Sandbox campaign offer their most appealing packages or accommodations bundle with delightful inclusions such as airport transfer, daytrips, meals, ocean activities and just about everything else the heart could desire in Phuket. Presently, the participating hotels include Banyan Tree Phuket, InterContinental Phuket Resort, Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort, The Naka Island - a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa Phuket, Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa, The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa Phuket, Angsana Laguna Phuket, COMO Point Yamu Phuket, The Racha Phuket, Amatara Wellness Resort, Amanpuri, Trisara Villa and Residence Phuket, and many more. E-vouchers bought via Megatix allow you to pick your travel dates at your convenience, and if you wish to modify your dates, the process is rather easy since you are contacting the properties directly, so the complicated procedures with third party platform are cut out. Find and book tempting Phuket hotel packages via Megatix here!

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During these difficult times when the COVID-19 pandemic hasn't ended yet, there have been numerous groups of people who are affected severely – medical frontliners who are at the highest risk and have to work utterly hard to cure patients, restaurants and bars that have to adapt their ways to comply with the government's regulations, and many communities that are in need for help more than ever. To help alleviate the difficulties, The MICHELIN Guide Thailand has launched the 'Red Spoon' campaign, in collaboration with 25 MICHELIN Star, Bib Gourmand and MICHELIN Plate awarded restaurants all over Bangkok, to physically and mentally care for the affected groups. Each order of the carefully-selected 'Red Spoon' menu at participating restaurants will be charged for two: one for you to consume, and the other for medical frontliners and communities in need. In addition, for every single-receipt purchase of THB 650 or more, you will receive one copy of The MICHELIN Guide Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket & Phang-Nga 2021, worth THB 650 Baht, for free! (T&C apply) The campaign will run from 1–30 July 2021. Some of the participating restaurants are one-MICHELIN-starred Khao, Bib-Gourmand-listed Phed Phed Bistro, Michelin-Plate-awarded Baan, and more (see the full list here).

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On 10 July 2021, exquisite Baglioni Resort Maldives will reopen with refurbished villas to welcome you back with elevated lap of luxury. Sit in an embrace of pristine nature with one of the world's best sceneries, the resort is endeared by lovers of nature and water sports. Designed for details, you can enjoy a tailor-made stay with gorgeous elements to pamper your body and mind, with minimised environmental impact. To bring out the best of Italian hospitality, the resort has partnered with prestigious Italian brands like Ferrari Trento, beginning guests the world’s favorite Italian bubbles, Frette, providing sumptuous handmade bed linen and bath towels, MC2 Saint Barth, for chic beachwear and Insìum, offering innovative anti-ageing cosmetics. In addition, you will get to indulge into various fine dining experiences at 3 different outlets, bringing luxurious tastes of Italian, Japanese, and international cuisines to your table. To learn more about the exclusive experience or to make a reservation, visit www.baglionihotels.com/branches/baglioni-resort-maldives

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Four Seasons Resorts of Asia invites people across the globe to experience virtual wellness session drawing on Asian wisdom from June through December 2021, anchoring in resilience, self-care, and energy healing. In the comfort of your home, you can take a virtual journey to wellbeing via Instagram or Facebook of each Asia property. Wednesday, 30 June at 16:00 GMT+8 @fsbali Experience qigong in a serene setting with certified teacher and Spa & Wellness Manager Faraaz Tanvee at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan with techniques to create a healthy energy flow through a combination of movement, meditation and breath. Wednesday, 28 July at 17:00 GMT+7 @fskohsamui Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, Thailand will bring a virtual Muay Thai class to your home, instructed by coach and champion Anuphong Deesamer, who will disclose how the martial art can help with your wellbeing. Wednesday, 25 August at 18:45 GMT+5 @fsmaldives To celebrate the island's natural glamour, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru invites all to experience Rahumathuge Vaguthu (Earth blessing) through song, dance, and mindfulness. The dose of gratitude will be followed by Trataka Flame meditation with Dr. Arun Tomson. Wednesday, 29 September at 16:00 GMT+8 @fslangkawi Senior Naturalist Aidi Abdullah at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, Malaysia will take you to a one-off wellness adventure of nature bathing in the soul-soothing mangroves set amidst ancient limestone cliffs and lush rainforest. Wednesday, 27 October at 15:00 GMT+6 @fsmaldives Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa's resident yogi Ni Kadek Sri Yuliastini will introduce intense and fast-paced Shakti (Power) Yoga by resident yogi Ni Kadek Sri Yuliastini. Working through a traditional asana practice following a dynamic rhythm, each posture will be held for five breaths to activate energy through the chakras. Wednesday, 24 November at 15:00 GMT+7 @fsnamhai Join the one-of-a-kind crystal singing bowl meditation with Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam, led by Resident Singing Bowl Artist Oanh Ngo, who will show you the sound of the heartbeat of Mother Earth (432 Hz) through a song from 8-octave set of bowls to connect you more to the Earth. Wednesday, 29 December at 16:00 GMT+7 @fschiangmai Executive Chef Liam Nealon at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai will unveil ways to clean eating with with a key focus on fermented foods, high fibre and low-fat proteins through his balanced approach to flavour and nutrition.   To find out more, visit www.fourseasons.com 

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On the reserved side of beautiful Koh Kood, Soneva Kiri invites Thai residents and expats to escape from the crowd to enjoy seclusion at its finest with the 'Long Stay Offer', spoiling you at its one-bedroom villas at resistible rates. Taking just a 90-minute flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport, you will arrive at a private paradise in an embrace of luxurious nature. During your stay, you will be pampered by world-leading services, delicious experiences, and one-off activities. The Long Stay Offer lets you indulge into gorgeous nature surrounding your elegant villa, alongside 24/6 personal Barefoot Butler to take care of your every need. The choice of stay includes Beach Pool Villa Suite with access to its own stretch of shoreline; Bayview Pool Villa Suite hidden among the jungle with spectacular views over the ocean; and the clifftop haven Sunset Ocean View Pool Villa Suite. The Long Stay Offer is priced from THB 150,000 net for a seven-night stay. The rates include daily breakfast, complimentary access to the resort's famous chamber of sweet treats, and special discounts on F&B across the resort's dining outlets. For those who want to truly indulge, half-board and full-board supplements are also available, priced from THB 3,600 and THB 5,400 per person, per day. Families who book the Long Stay Offer will benefit from complimentary stays for children aged 6 and under, with complimentary access for children of all ages at the resort's vast playground with an ever-changing daily programme of family-friendly activities. Proof of a Thai ID card or work permit is required at the reservations stage. For more information about the offer, visit soneva.com/offer/long-stay-offer-soneva-kiri

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AQ Gourmet & Dine brings the new elevated dining experience to the heart of Bangkok with the launch of Kyo-Tei, offering fine-dining Kaiseki, Teppanyaki, and Omakase crafted by highly-experienced Master Chef Ishinda Kinya from Kyoto, Henzan Hiroyuki from Okinawa, and a skillful culinary team. In a gorgeous setting with adorned with natural elements, Kyo-Tei features a modern twist on authentic Kaiseki cuisine made with freshest seasonal ingredients, a private room for Omakase experience, and an intimate Tepanyaki room. In addition, 2 bars are in the house to surprise you with wonderful concoctions influenced by Thai and Japanese zests alongside finest spirits. Kyo-Tei by AQ Gourmet & Dine is located at Sukhumvit 38. Visit www.aq-gourmet.com/en-TH/dine-detail to find out more.    

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In the comfort and safety of your residence, Côte by Mauro Colagreco at Capella Bangkok brings the luxurious tastes of Riviera to your own dining room, Led by chefs Davide Garavaglia and Marc Vasseur, and a culinary team handpicked from Michelin-starred restaurants across the globe. From a 9-course ‘Carte Blanche’ menu to a fine seafood feast, the team will thoughtfully arrange your choices to offer you a culinary experience as if you are at Côte. Capella Bangkok’s head sommelier, ‘Jay’ Thanakorn Bottorff, will be on hand to ensure your dinner is matched with the finest wines from the restaurant’s cellar. Rest assured that the team follows the strictest safety regulations (including a Covid-19 test 48 hours prior to arrival), without compromising on food or service standards. The at-home experience is available upon request with a minimum of 3-day advance reservation required. A minimum charge may apply. To enquire, contact +66 (0) 2 098 3818 or email cote.bangkok@capellahotels.com. To find out more, visit www.cotebkk.com  

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On 5 July 2021, Hyatt Regency Koh Samui will open its door to welcome guests to unwind in a private paradise, boasting marvelous design by Thailand's leading design firms – The Office of Bangkok Architects, August Design and P Landscape. To mark its opening, the 140-room resort is offering an exclusive 'Plan Your Adventure' package: guests who stay two nights can enjoy a complimentary third night when they book through hyattregencykohsamui.com. The offer is bookable now and is valid for stays from 5 July 2021 through 30 September 2021.

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One of the first hotels in the world to Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED® with Forbes Travel Guide, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel invites you experience luxurious staycation with utmost confidence at the elegant Presidential Suite. The 'Presidential Ambitious Package' lets you revel in sophistication of invaluable antiques, teak furniture, Jim Thompson silks, marble bathroom with whirlpool, and other exclusive comforts in the spacious room, as well as other perquisites. The Presidential Ambitious Package includes a sumptuous daily breakfast for two guests; THB 10,000 dining credit for use at any of the hotel’s award-winning restaurants; round-trip transfers within Bangkok in a luxury limousine; guaranteed early check-in and late check-out; a ninety-minute Anantara Spa massage in the suite for two; a nightly private mixology session in the suite; 24-hour butler service; club lounge access; and an one-hour photo session that includes five printed pictures and a photo frame. Rates start from THB 20,000 net per night for a minimum two consecutive nights stay. For more details or to make a reservation, please visit www.anantara.com/en/siam-bangkok/offers, contact reservations.asia@anantara.com or +66 (0) 2 126 8866.

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If you wish to take a break from working at home, Centara Hotels & Resorts offers a wonderful chance to work or study in a beautiful surrounding with the extented 'Work from Hotel at Centara' promotion, with special perks and highest safety. 'Work from Hotel and Centara' is available at select hotels and resorts in urban and resort destinations, including in Bangkok, Udon Thani, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Hua Hin, Cha-Am, Pattaya, Sriracha and Rayong. Applicable for stays of at least 7 nights, the offer is priced from THB 4,550 for a 7-night stay and THB 15,000 for a one-month stay, inclusive of daily breakfast for two! Up to two children stay free when sharing existing bedding with parents, making the offer also suitable for families looking for a change of scenery and to enjoy the fresh sea breeze whilst following government practices to remain safe and well. Implemented across all Centara properties is the “Centara Compete Care” hygiene and safety programme, developed in adherence to guidelines set by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and Thailand’s health authorities. The offer can be booked from now until 31 August 2021 for stays by 20 December 2021. For more information and reservations, visit www.centarahotelsresorts.com/featured-packages/work-from-hotel

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As Phuket has been welcoming more international tourists with strict safety protocols under the 'Phuket Sandbox' model, if you are one of those who are interested in unwinding safely in the paradise island, Megatix has brought together the best deals for your getaway across Thailand, including SHA Plus-certified hotels and resorts in Phuket, most of which are 5-star stays with breathtaking views and world-class services. The accommodations featured on the Megatix Phuket Sandbox campaign offer their most appealing packages or accommodations bundle with delightful inclusions such as airport transfer, daytrips, meals, ocean activities and just about everything else the heart could desire in Phuket. Presently, the participating hotels include Banyan Tree Phuket, InterContinental Phuket Resort, Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort, The Naka Island - a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa Phuket, Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa, The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa Phuket, Angsana Laguna Phuket, COMO Point Yamu Phuket, The Racha Phuket, Amatara Wellness Resort, Amanpuri, Trisara Villa and Residence Phuket, and many more. E-vouchers bought via Megatix allow you to pick your travel dates at your convenience, and if you wish to modify your dates, the process is rather easy since you are contacting the properties directly, so the complicated procedures with third party platform are cut out. Find and book tempting Phuket hotel packages via Megatix here!

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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

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Even though it would take some more time for tourism to get back to the normal state, you can still look forward to bright days at the beach, adrenaline-rushing activities, or a romantic conversation in an embrace of mountains. Now, you can #TiewThip (meaning "imaginary travel" in Thai) to these high rated places recommended by booking.com, starting with picking a card that suits your emotion best, so you know where you want to set foot in once it's safe to do so.   Card No.1: Adventure This card shows that you are craving for an adventurous trip. With a venturous instinct, you are seeking for destinations where you can express your curiosity and athleticism while exploring the beauty of nature. One of the best choices for travelers who seek an adventure-based trip is Kanchanaburi. There are plenty of outdoor activities that can be joined whether it be mountain climbing, hiking, trekking tour or zipline while kayaking on the seemingly endless river or the big dam is always a top of mind activity for everyone. At the Panvaree Resort, guests in the raft resort are surrounded by breathtaking scenery of the river and can enjoy an all-free private kayak.   Card No.2: Relaxing This card reveals your true simple need to take a relaxing trip to de-stress and spend quality time close to the stunning coast. If you desire a relaxing trip that is close to nature - get refreshed and enjoy the peaceful and stunning surroundings of Khao Yai, Nakhon Ratchasima. Have you ever visited DusitD2 Khao Yai on your best weekend trip? If not, why don’t you plan your next trip at this resort which offers verdant views, which harmoniously goes along with the deluxe decor design.   Card No. 3: Instagrammable This card shows your creativity and self-expressive spirit as you are a content creator! You always seek to explore the hidden or off-the-beaten track destinations, and opts to stay in unique accommodations in order to differentiate yourself from the crowd. If the uniqueness and picturesque spots matter to you, destinations that offer breathtaking views of nature as Phuket is the must-visit one. The Surin Phuket is surrounded by coconut trees on the white sand private beach with its clear turquoise waters, this beachfront property is the perfect tropical getaway, and perfect location to capture your memorable shots.   Card No.4: Sustainability This Card reveals the traveler’s true soul of conservation with a will of traveling that creates a positive impact to the environment and society. Have you ever imagined that travelers can take a trip while also supporting the destination’s recovery efforts and that their money's going back into the local community. Let’s explore what Koh Samui has. To make your journey more sustainable, consider an eco-friendly or green accommodation. Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort is one of the eco-accommodations available on Booking.com. This resort offers a luxurious stay with plenty of leisure activities, whilst ensuring ecological conservation and partnerships with local communities through their practices. Moreover, travelers can enjoy their evening by visiting a nearby local market or area in order to support the local economy.

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It's been a year already since Airbnb has launched compelling Online Experiences to invite people to travel virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Online Experiences allows you to still dig deep into local culture and share passions with the Hosts while staying safe at home. For an one-off virtual experience in Thailand, no matter where you are, you can Visit The Hidden Thai Village, learn about the History & Culture of Transwoman - Thailand, and try Street Dance with Smiles from Step Up. If you are a food aficionado, don't miss The Northern Thai Pantry! Various categories of the Online Experiences are available to satisfy your unique wanderlust. With a slow-but-steady increase of the number of the vaccinated, it opens up to more actions. Some new Online Experiences categories have emerged and have been gaining a lot of interest from people worldwide like the category of Outdoor Activities, Dance, Music, and Fitness & Recreation. Here are some of Airbnb’s most popular Online Experiences to date: From My House to Yours, Thai Cooking (most booked Online Experience in Thailand in 2020) Sangria and Secrets with Drag Taste Spice Up Life with Thai Food World's Top Coffee Masterclass ‘True vs False’ Funny Historical Game Pasta with the Grandmas GINspiration History & Cocktails at Home Master Northern Thai Dish with Insider Irish Village, History, Culture & Craic Secrets of Magic Looking ahead, Online Experiences will continue to support Host earnings, provide unique opportunities for human connection, and create new ways to draw travel inspiration from home. Keep your passport in your drawer, sit on your comfy couch, and explore the world now with the Online Experience.

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To satisfy the needs of gourmands, Centara Grand at CentralWorld is now offering an 'Exclusive In-Suite Private Dining' with a range of 3 or 4-course meals from the hotel’s top dining experiences, including Red Sky, Ventisi, and UNO MAS, so you can take delight in freshly cooked dishes with ensured safety in the comfort of a home-like suite where you can bring your own bottles, enjoy the sound of your own playlist, or savour delicacies as you watch your favourite TV series. The private dining features set menus from Red Sky (international fine dining) at THB 4,200++ per person, Ventisi (Italian & Thai) at THB 2,200++ per person, and UNO MAS (Spanish & Mediterranean) at THB 3,800++ for 2 persons. Spend a minimum of THB 9,888 on F&B and receive a night in the suite free of charge! (Terms and conditions apply) For more information or reservation, please contact diningcgcw@chr.co.th or call +66 (0) 2 100 6255.

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AQ Gourmet & Dine brings the new elevated dining experience to the heart of Bangkok with the launch of Kyo-Tei, offering fine-dining Kaiseki, Teppanyaki, and Omakase crafted by highly-experienced Master Chef Ishinda Kinya from Kyoto, Henzan Hiroyuki from Okinawa, and a skillful culinary team. In a gorgeous setting with adorned with natural elements, Kyo-Tei features a modern twist on authentic Kaiseki cuisine made with freshest seasonal ingredients, a private room for Omakase experience, and an intimate Tepanyaki room. In addition, 2 bars are in the house to surprise you with wonderful concoctions influenced by Thai and Japanese zests alongside finest spirits. Kyo-Tei by AQ Gourmet & Dine is located at Sukhumvit 38. Visit www.aq-gourmet.com/en-TH/dine-detail to find out more.    

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In the comfort and safety of your residence, Côte by Mauro Colagreco at Capella Bangkok brings the luxurious tastes of Riviera to your own dining room, Led by chefs Davide Garavaglia and Marc Vasseur, and a culinary team handpicked from Michelin-starred restaurants across the globe. From a 9-course ‘Carte Blanche’ menu to a fine seafood feast, the team will thoughtfully arrange your choices to offer you a culinary experience as if you are at Côte. Capella Bangkok’s head sommelier, ‘Jay’ Thanakorn Bottorff, will be on hand to ensure your dinner is matched with the finest wines from the restaurant’s cellar. Rest assured that the team follows the strictest safety regulations (including a Covid-19 test 48 hours prior to arrival), without compromising on food or service standards. The at-home experience is available upon request with a minimum of 3-day advance reservation required. A minimum charge may apply. To enquire, contact +66 (0) 2 098 3818 or email cote.bangkok@capellahotels.com. To find out more, visit www.cotebkk.com  

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During these difficult times when the COVID-19 pandemic hasn't ended yet, there have been numerous groups of people who are affected severely – medical frontliners who are at the highest risk and have to work utterly hard to cure patients, restaurants and bars that have to adapt their ways to comply with the government's regulations, and many communities that are in need for help more than ever. To help alleviate the difficulties, The MICHELIN Guide Thailand has launched the 'Red Spoon' campaign, in collaboration with 25 MICHELIN Star, Bib Gourmand and MICHELIN Plate awarded restaurants all over Bangkok, to physically and mentally care for the affected groups. Each order of the carefully-selected 'Red Spoon' menu at participating restaurants will be charged for two: one for you to consume, and the other for medical frontliners and communities in need. In addition, for every single-receipt purchase of THB 650 or more, you will receive one copy of The MICHELIN Guide Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket & Phang-Nga 2021, worth THB 650 Baht, for free! (T&C apply) The campaign will run from 1–30 July 2021. Some of the participating restaurants are one-MICHELIN-starred Khao, Bib-Gourmand-listed Phed Phed Bistro, Michelin-Plate-awarded Baan, and more (see the full list here).

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Ahead of its official opening in November 2021, Meliá Chiang Mai lets you book your future stay with special 'Awake to the Charm of Chiang Mai', offering a chance to buy one night and get one night free for Thai residents and expats. The offer includes two consecutive nights' stay in a Meliá Room, daily breakfast for two, complimentary cocktail and tapas, complimentary round-trip airport transfer, 20% F&B discount, and more, with room rates starting at THB 4,999. Situated in the ideal spot of the Chiang Mai city, plus the hotel's world-class facilities, Meliá Chiang Mai will make a great base for your future cultural exploration in this charming province. The opening offer is available to book from now until 31 October 2021 for a stay from 1 November 2021 until 31 March 2022. To contact Meliá Chiang Mai or to make a reservation, please email reservation.chiangmai@melia.com

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After having launched the private Dinecation package, The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, brings together more experiences to make the place optimised for working and to make it truly your home away from home, offering a complimentary access to an Executive Office Suite and the new Residents Kitchen! Ideal for guests who opt for a bit long staycation, you can work at a luxurious office with a view to let your creative juice flows, and appointed with creature comforts to make your important online meeting runs smoothly. After having done with your working hours, you can enjoy cooking with your loved ones, as if you are right at your own home. All rooms are thoroughly sanitised before your arrival, so you can feel completely safe while staying sound. To creatively adapt to the current situation, The Athenee Hotel Bangkok will keep on curating new initiatives to meet all needs of guests to make their 'staying safe' as pleasurable as possible. For further information or reservation, please contact our 24/7 Guest Engagement Center at +66 (0) 2 650 8800, LINE: @theatheneehotel or GEC.TheAthenee@luxurycollection.com

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On the reserved side of beautiful Koh Kood, Soneva Kiri invites Thai residents and expats to escape from the crowd to enjoy seclusion at its finest with the 'Long Stay Offer', spoiling you at its one-bedroom villas at resistible rates. Taking just a 90-minute flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport, you will arrive at a private paradise in an embrace of luxurious nature. During your stay, you will be pampered by world-leading services, delicious experiences, and one-off activities. The Long Stay Offer lets you indulge into gorgeous nature surrounding your elegant villa, alongside 24/6 personal Barefoot Butler to take care of your every need. The choice of stay includes Beach Pool Villa Suite with access to its own stretch of shoreline; Bayview Pool Villa Suite hidden among the jungle with spectacular views over the ocean; and the clifftop haven Sunset Ocean View Pool Villa Suite. The Long Stay Offer is priced from THB 150,000 net for a seven-night stay. The rates include daily breakfast, complimentary access to the resort's famous chamber of sweet treats, and special discounts on F&B across the resort's dining outlets. For those who want to truly indulge, half-board and full-board supplements are also available, priced from THB 3,600 and THB 5,400 per person, per day. Families who book the Long Stay Offer will benefit from complimentary stays for children aged 6 and under, with complimentary access for children of all ages at the resort's vast playground with an ever-changing daily programme of family-friendly activities. Proof of a Thai ID card or work permit is required at the reservations stage. For more information about the offer, visit soneva.com/offer/long-stay-offer-soneva-kiri

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If you wish to take a break from working at home, Centara Hotels & Resorts offers a wonderful chance to work or study in a beautiful surrounding with the extented 'Work from Hotel at Centara' promotion, with special perks and highest safety. 'Work from Hotel and Centara' is available at select hotels and resorts in urban and resort destinations, including in Bangkok, Udon Thani, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Hua Hin, Cha-Am, Pattaya, Sriracha and Rayong. Applicable for stays of at least 7 nights, the offer is priced from THB 4,550 for a 7-night stay and THB 15,000 for a one-month stay, inclusive of daily breakfast for two! Up to two children stay free when sharing existing bedding with parents, making the offer also suitable for families looking for a change of scenery and to enjoy the fresh sea breeze whilst following government practices to remain safe and well. Implemented across all Centara properties is the “Centara Compete Care” hygiene and safety programme, developed in adherence to guidelines set by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and Thailand’s health authorities. The offer can be booked from now until 31 August 2021 for stays by 20 December 2021. For more information and reservations, visit www.centarahotelsresorts.com/featured-packages/work-from-hotel

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Ahead of its official opening in November 2021, Meliá Chiang Mai lets you book your future stay with special 'Awake to the Charm of Chiang Mai', offering a chance to buy one night and get one night free for Thai residents and expats. The offer includes two consecutive nights' stay in a Meliá Room, daily breakfast for two, complimentary cocktail and tapas, complimentary round-trip airport transfer, 20% F&B discount, and more, with room rates starting at THB 4,999. Situated in the ideal spot of the Chiang Mai city, plus the hotel's world-class facilities, Meliá Chiang Mai will make a great base for your future cultural exploration in this charming province. The opening offer is available to book from now until 31 October 2021 for a stay from 1 November 2021 until 31 March 2022. To contact Meliá Chiang Mai or to make a reservation, please email reservation.chiangmai@melia.com

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On the reserved side of beautiful Koh Kood, Soneva Kiri invites Thai residents and expats to escape from the crowd to enjoy seclusion at its finest with the 'Long Stay Offer', spoiling you at its one-bedroom villas at resistible rates. Taking just a 90-minute flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport, you will arrive at a private paradise in an embrace of luxurious nature. During your stay, you will be pampered by world-leading services, delicious experiences, and one-off activities. The Long Stay Offer lets you indulge into gorgeous nature surrounding your elegant villa, alongside 24/6 personal Barefoot Butler to take care of your every need. The choice of stay includes Beach Pool Villa Suite with access to its own stretch of shoreline; Bayview Pool Villa Suite hidden among the jungle with spectacular views over the ocean; and the clifftop haven Sunset Ocean View Pool Villa Suite. The Long Stay Offer is priced from THB 150,000 net for a seven-night stay. The rates include daily breakfast, complimentary access to the resort's famous chamber of sweet treats, and special discounts on F&B across the resort's dining outlets. For those who want to truly indulge, half-board and full-board supplements are also available, priced from THB 3,600 and THB 5,400 per person, per day. Families who book the Long Stay Offer will benefit from complimentary stays for children aged 6 and under, with complimentary access for children of all ages at the resort's vast playground with an ever-changing daily programme of family-friendly activities. Proof of a Thai ID card or work permit is required at the reservations stage. For more information about the offer, visit soneva.com/offer/long-stay-offer-soneva-kiri

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Four Seasons Resorts of Asia invites people across the globe to experience virtual wellness session drawing on Asian wisdom from June through December 2021, anchoring in resilience, self-care, and energy healing. In the comfort of your home, you can take a virtual journey to wellbeing via Instagram or Facebook of each Asia property. Wednesday, 30 June at 16:00 GMT+8 @fsbali Experience qigong in a serene setting with certified teacher and Spa & Wellness Manager Faraaz Tanvee at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan with techniques to create a healthy energy flow through a combination of movement, meditation and breath. Wednesday, 28 July at 17:00 GMT+7 @fskohsamui Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, Thailand will bring a virtual Muay Thai class to your home, instructed by coach and champion Anuphong Deesamer, who will disclose how the martial art can help with your wellbeing. Wednesday, 25 August at 18:45 GMT+5 @fsmaldives To celebrate the island's natural glamour, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru invites all to experience Rahumathuge Vaguthu (Earth blessing) through song, dance, and mindfulness. The dose of gratitude will be followed by Trataka Flame meditation with Dr. Arun Tomson. Wednesday, 29 September at 16:00 GMT+8 @fslangkawi Senior Naturalist Aidi Abdullah at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, Malaysia will take you to a one-off wellness adventure of nature bathing in the soul-soothing mangroves set amidst ancient limestone cliffs and lush rainforest. Wednesday, 27 October at 15:00 GMT+6 @fsmaldives Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa's resident yogi Ni Kadek Sri Yuliastini will introduce intense and fast-paced Shakti (Power) Yoga by resident yogi Ni Kadek Sri Yuliastini. Working through a traditional asana practice following a dynamic rhythm, each posture will be held for five breaths to activate energy through the chakras. Wednesday, 24 November at 15:00 GMT+7 @fsnamhai Join the one-of-a-kind crystal singing bowl meditation with Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam, led by Resident Singing Bowl Artist Oanh Ngo, who will show you the sound of the heartbeat of Mother Earth (432 Hz) through a song from 8-octave set of bowls to connect you more to the Earth. Wednesday, 29 December at 16:00 GMT+7 @fschiangmai Executive Chef Liam Nealon at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai will unveil ways to clean eating with with a key focus on fermented foods, high fibre and low-fat proteins through his balanced approach to flavour and nutrition.   To find out more, visit www.fourseasons.com 

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If you can't get enough of natural creaminess and unique sweetness of durians, Ventisi - The Thai at Centara Grand at CentralWorld invites you to indulge into their durian delicacies filled with sheer lusciousness. Famous Chanee and Mhon Thong durians are creatively transformed into full-flavoured cakes, chocolates and pastries, made fresh daily, at prices starting from just THB 30++! For those who love pastries, taste-worthy are Durian Choux, Pistachio Éclair with Durian Cream, and Purple sweet potato Montblanc with durian cream. For a fluffier sensation, don't miss Chocolate Durian Opera Cake, Durian Double Cheesecake, and Pandan & Durian Roll. Divinely melt-in-your-mouth are Durian Tiramisu, Durian & Coconut Mousse, Durian Rocher Chocolate, and Durian White Chocolate Truffle, while Monthong Ice Cream will definitely be your favourite on a hot day. In addition, you can enjoy one-off 'Durian Afternoon Tea' featuring the above-mentioned durian delicacies, traditional scones with durian jam and hot beverages served at Ventisi - The Café for THB 888++ for 2 persons. The sweet treats are available at Ventisi, Zing, and GrabFood from now 31 August 2021.

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SHA-certified Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse invites you to work from a beautiful suite with a complimentary upgrade to M Suite, a comfortable 74 sqm suite with separate living room and a large table offering all you need to stay connected. In addition, you will receive an in-room breakfast and afternoon break treats without having to leave the room! The room rate starts from THB 2,200 ++ per room per night. Available for booking and stays from now until 31 August 2021. To book, click here. For more details, please call +66 (0) 2 088 5666.

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On 10 July 2021, exquisite Baglioni Resort Maldives will reopen with refurbished villas to welcome you back with elevated lap of luxury. Sit in an embrace of pristine nature with one of the world's best sceneries, the resort is endeared by lovers of nature and water sports. Designed for details, you can enjoy a tailor-made stay with gorgeous elements to pamper your body and mind, with minimised environmental impact. To bring out the best of Italian hospitality, the resort has partnered with prestigious Italian brands like Ferrari Trento, beginning guests the world’s favorite Italian bubbles, Frette, providing sumptuous handmade bed linen and bath towels, MC2 Saint Barth, for chic beachwear and Insìum, offering innovative anti-ageing cosmetics. In addition, you will get to indulge into various fine dining experiences at 3 different outlets, bringing luxurious tastes of Italian, Japanese, and international cuisines to your table. To learn more about the exclusive experience or to make a reservation, visit www.baglionihotels.com/branches/baglioni-resort-maldives

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During these difficult times when the COVID-19 pandemic hasn't ended yet, there have been numerous groups of people who are affected severely – medical frontliners who are at the highest risk and have to work utterly hard to cure patients, restaurants and bars that have to adapt their ways to comply with the government's regulations, and many communities that are in need for help more than ever. To help alleviate the difficulties, The MICHELIN Guide Thailand has launched the 'Red Spoon' campaign, in collaboration with 25 MICHELIN Star, Bib Gourmand and MICHELIN Plate awarded restaurants all over Bangkok, to physically and mentally care for the affected groups. Each order of the carefully-selected 'Red Spoon' menu at participating restaurants will be charged for two: one for you to consume, and the other for medical frontliners and communities in need. In addition, for every single-receipt purchase of THB 650 or more, you will receive one copy of The MICHELIN Guide Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket & Phang-Nga 2021, worth THB 650 Baht, for free! (T&C apply) The campaign will run from 1–30 July 2021. Some of the participating restaurants are one-MICHELIN-starred Khao, Bib-Gourmand-listed Phed Phed Bistro, Michelin-Plate-awarded Baan, and more (see the full list here).

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Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has a goal to improve the landscape of Saen Saep Canal in cooperation with various organisations and agencies such as the BMA District Offices and Departments; external organisations such as Pollution Control Department, Department of Industrial Works, and Department of Public Works and Town & Country Planning; as well as private sectors and people sector. Campaigns and activities have been launched to raise public awareness among people and business establishments located along Saen Saep Canal and its branch canals to stop disposing or discharging waste or sewage into moats and canals and public water bodies. They also have been requested for cooperation in keeping landscape of the canals clean and beautiful in accordance with the concept of 'Facing the Canal'. For wastewater treatment in Saen Saep Canal, various solutions have been executed: Pollution generated from household activities accounts for 70% of the amount of wastewater discharged into Saen Saep Canal and its branch canals. The solution is to bring wastewater from households into wastewater collection systems of the BMA. At present, the BMA has offered wastewater treatment service implemented by a large water quality control plant to collect and treat wastewater, which will cover a whole Saen Seap Canal. Pollution generated from buildings and business establishments accounts for 29% of the amount of wastewater discharged into Saen Saep Canal and its branch canals. The BMA has integrated cooperation with the Pollution Control Department, Department of Industrial Works, and Department of Public Works and Town & Country Planning to enforce related laws on wastewater treatment so that business establishments have installed standard wastewater treatment systems and treated wastewater before discharging into the public water bodies. Pollution from boat cruising and accumulation of sediment at canal bed accounts for 1% of the amount of wastewater discharged into Saen Saep Canal and its branch canals. The BMA has dredged and removed sediment in Saen Saep Canal and has plans to sustain canals in Bangkok area every year. In addition, the BMA has campaigned for the promotion of public participation from all sectors to join hands in keeping up the landscape on both sides of the canal, aiming for better scenery and environment, as well as being a prototype of cooperation that brings about sustainability. For more news, www.prbangkok-eng.com     Header image by surachetsh via iStock

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