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The Vietage has departed for its inaugural journey on 1 July 2020 and now brings luxury railway journeys through the Vietnamese countryside connecting Da Nang and Quy Nhon cities. The Vietage has been developed by Anantara to introduce memorable journeys between Anantara Hoi An and Anantara Quy Nhon Villas, a unique Vietnamese luxury travel experience for its guests. The custom-designed opulent carriage, with just 12 reservation-only seats, immerses its guests into the culture, nature and history of the country through the stories of its daily return journey, heralding a new age of glamorous train travel. The Vietage carriage boasts sleek-lined modern interiors, big picture windows and large comfy seats, while a sit-up bar offers a change of scenery and the chance to enjoy local craft beers, wines and snacks over conversation with friends, before the main culinary experience.  During the six hour journey, guests encounter a plethora of taste sensations as the countryside rolls by. An exclusively-curated menu evokes the essence of Vietnam with a French twist, through an explosion of creative flavours and local ingredients. Dishes such as Quy Nhon seafood salad, barley risotto and braised Wagyu neck will excite plant, carnivore and seafood lovers alike. Sweet endings come in the form of local Da Lat strawberries, passion fruit tart and a typical French-style crème brulée made with superior Dong Nai chocolate from Vietnam.   A dedicated area with spa treatment chairs offers head and shoulder treatments on the go as the train passes through local villages, rural countryside and stops at a few stations on the way. A one-way ticket aboard The Vietage costs USD 185 per person, including a three-course, pre-ordered meal, free-flow wines, beers and soft drinks, bar snacks and a 30-minute head and shoulder treatment. An à la carte menu also offers premium wines, champagnes and treats such as local caviar and the finest selection of both local and international cheeses, all available for pre-purchase. The Vietage departs from Da Nang every morning at 09:31, arriving at Dieu Tri station in Quy Nhon at 15:43. The return journey departs from Dieu Tri at 17:29 and arrives in Da Nang at 23:01. The Vietage runs for eleven months each year, taking a break during the annual Vietnamese Tet holiday period. Combination accommodation packages are available with Anantara Hoi An Resort and Anantara Quy Nhon Villas for guests to experience each destination and can be booked directly on the website at https://www.anantara.com/en/vietnam. The Vietage also contributes to the ‘Dollars for Deeds’ programme, in which US $1 per ticket is donated and guests on board are at liberty to make their own contribution. Donations are given to the Kianh Foundation, a not-for-profit charity providing a full-time, customised, special needs curriculum for children with disabilities in the Quang Nam Province of Central Vietnam. For further information, please contact The Vietage team on +84 256 368 6168, or at vietage@thevietagetrain.com.

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Accor is offering local travellers the perfect opportunity to book their favourite holiday destination at 40% discount across its 68 participating hotels and resorts in Thailand. Members of ALL - Accor's lifestyle loyalty programme – will enjoy 4x reward points offer with rates starting from just THB 505++ per room per night. The group operates 87 hotels in Thailand across ten key cities under the Sofitel, SO/, MGallery, Mövenpick, Swissôtel, Pullman, Grand Mercure, Mercure, Novotel ibis and ibis Styles brands. Some of the participating hotels and resorts are: Veranda High Resort Chiang Mai - MGallery amidst serene gardens Novotel Chiang Mai Nimman Journey Hub in the heart of the charming city Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach overlooking crystal waters of the Andaman Sea Avista Grande Phuket Karon - MGallery with stunning design and marvellous skyline Novotel Sriracha & Koh Si Chang Marina Bay with spectacular views of the Gulf of Thailand Beachfront resort Pullman Pattaya ..and many more! Visit all.accor.com to book your dream vacation from now until 25 September for stays valid from 1 September to 15 December 2020. Guests can book confidently with the assurance of a fully refundable reservations policy for any cancellations made up to three days prior to arrival. Accor Plus Members will enjoy an additional 10% off package prices. Reservations are subject to availability and conditions apply.

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This October, Banyan Tree Krabi will be ready to graciously welcome you unwind in one of Thailand's most beautiful settings. The Banyan Tree Krabi is transitioning from the dream like-state of design to a reality. While many resorts can trumpet an oceanfront perch on azure waters, it’s not every new resort that commands a vista of limestone towers scattered across the sea like chess pieces on a clear jade table. Or cable car access to a restaurant perched high on a hill on the edge of Tubkaek National Park. The 10-acre property is surrounded by national parks on three sides: the rolling green mountains of a conserved forest serve as a backdrop to the north and east, while the jutting limestone peaks command a hypnotic view to the west. This intimate 72-key resort is creating an effortless bridge between luxury resort and a pristine, untouched environment. There are six categories of accommodation: Deluxe Pool Suite; Premium Ocean Pool Suite; 2-Bedroom Ocean Pool Suite: Beachfront Pool Villas; two 2-Bedroom Beachfront Villas; and one Presidential Beachfront Pool Villa, which has no less than seven bedrooms and covers 1,335m², including multiple verandas and balconies, as well as three pools. For its compelling dining scene, Saffron Restaurant offers top notch tastes at one of Krabi’s premier evening dining venues. With seating for 70 guests both indoors and out, Saffron is accompanied by three “Bird’s Nests” - private tables perched precariously among the trees, offering diners not only intimacy, but that magical Instagram moment to make all their friends at home green with envy. The resort’s all-day dining destination will be called Naga Kitchen, catering breakfasts, lunches and dinner with a plethora of international choices. Executive Chef Jakkrit Traibun, who was the sous-chef at Banyan Tree Samui for seven years, is a southern Thai and specializes in the aromatic and spicy flavors of that culinary style. The signature Rainforest treatment is a must-do while at Banyan Tree - an Amazonesque journey through vitality pools, a steam room and sauna, an ice fountain, and rejuvenating water jets. Aside from that unique experience, guests can always opt for traditional Thai massage and beauty therapies. Banyan Tree Krabi is due to open its doors to guests in the fourth quarter of 2020. For reservations and inquiries, visit https://www.banyantree.com/booking

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Nestled in the beating heart of Chit Lom, Holiday Inn Bangkok is set to reopen on 11 September 2020. Focusing on the guests’ personal wellbeing, the city hotel has implemented science-led protocols and service measures to ensure a safe, secure stay. With great excitement and unwavering commitment, Holiday Inn Bangkok invites guests to rediscover the joy of travel with peace of mind. Holiday Inn Bangkok enhances the guest experience with new cleaning protocols and service standards. The partnership with industry-leading experts Cleveland Clinic, Ecolab and Diversey has led the urban hotel to integrate the global IHG Clean Promise. In addition, Holiday Inn Bangkok is thrilled to be awarded the Safety and Health Administration (SHA) certification by The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) for its comprehensive guidelines. Where contemporary comforts meet modern technology, each of the guestrooms at Holiday Inn Bangkok makes an ideal urban getaway. Moreover, the new flexible approach allows guests to book now and pay later, offering full freedom to reschedule whenever and however they want. When guests book the Your Perfect Thailand Getaway offer, they receive up to 50% savings and complimentary daily breakfast. While the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant Ginger features a lush array of international favourites, Beer Republic offers fun bites and refreshing craft beers in a laidback setting. Both in-house guests or visitors can also earn 30% rebate on any of their dining bills and use that as a room credit voucher for future stays Dine now Stay later. Interconnected with the roofed skywalk, Holiday Inn Bangkok is only steps away from the city’s must-see attractions, giant megamalls and major transportation such as the BTS SkyTrain. With a 24-hour fitness centre, a tranquil outdoor pool, the hotel is the perfect private escape, the ultimate upgraded work environment and intimate family vacation within the city. For more information on the hotel or to make a booking, please call +66 (0) 2656 1555 or visit www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/bangkok/bkkpc/hoteldetail

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Up on th 32nd floor of Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse, Yào Tea Room invites you to indulge into a refined selection of flower teas, carefully selected from myriad charming corners of the world. The Chinese Afternoon Tea serves your choice of flower teas and a variety of Chinese snacks in a sophisticated presentation alongside with stunning view of Bangkok and Chao Praya River. Recently added to Yào Restaurant, the Chinese Head Chef Bruce Hui crafts the unique tea experience featuring delicious homemade pastries and Dim Sum, accompanied by a hot pot of tea to uplift the spirit and senses for a relaxing afternoon. The afternoon tea set features savory items, such as Marinated Baby Abalone in Sake Soy Sauce, Deep-fried Cheese Dumpling with Crab, Pan-fried fish Dumpling with Green Chives and some classic steamed items along with delicious desserts such as Bird Nest with Aloe Jelly, Jujube Macaron and other classic sweet treats. Yào Restaurant is hosting a unique tea experience with Chinese Afternoon Tea every Saturday and Sunday, from 14:30 - 17:00. Available at THB 1,288++ per set for 2 persons. For more information and reservation, please contact +66 (0) 2 088 5666, Official Line Account @marriottsurawongse or visit www.yaobangkok.com

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Now Open! At Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit, Cooling Tower, where air meets water and hot is converted to cold, combines fantastic sky-high dining, imaginative mixology, and mesmerising views all in a single sky-high venue. Whether guests want to wind down after work or stay long into the night, they’ll find the vibe to match their mood. At Cooling Tower, city-style ambiance merges with a laid-back urban feel. The open-air setting of bold contemporary décor likewise features diverse seating options. The thirty-three-storeyed bar is where the high life goes full-on with unrivalled skyline views enhanced by sophisticated cocktail creations and superior craft beers. Inspired by the venue’s theme, the mixologist at Cooling Tower Rooftop Bar has designed a menu of carefully engineered and innovative cocktails that vary from refreshing to adventurous, and from spirituous to comforting. Further complementing the scene is a food menu with focus on sharing plates such as tasty tapas and grilled favourites. Add equally tasty tunes by the bar’s resident DJs, and everything is in place for stratospheric pleasure. Open on Wednesday to Sunday from 5.00 p.m. to midnight. Main food menu available from 18:00 to 22:00, snacks menu from 17:00 to 22:00. Happy Hour from 17:30 to 19:30 - Buy 1 Get 1 Free on Selection of Cocktails, Wine by the Glass and Local Bottled & Draught Beer. Opening Promotion: Receive 20% Discount on food and beverage! For inquiries and reservations, please call +66 (0) 2 090 7888 or email to FBreservations@carltonhotel.co.th

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The Luxury beachfront resort Meliá Koh Samui invites you to indulge into a delectable dusk with the resort's new menu in the grandiose setting. Azizskandar Awang, the resort's executive chef who has won a number of awards during his 20-year career, has created degustation, vegan, afternoon tea and Sunday brunch menus celebrating contemporary Thai, Western and Mediterranean fare. Served in the evening at the resort’s Breeza Beach Restaurant and Bar overlooking Choeng Mon Beach, Awang’s five-course ‘Chef’s Tasting Menu’ includes ‘sea scallop with cauliflower puree, nantua sauce, pickled grapes and salicorne’ and ‘Jack’s Creek Wagyu beef with glazed carrot and parsnip puree, shallots, beetroot and red wine reduction’. Paired French, New Zealand, Spanish and Italian wines are optional. Awang's five-course ‘Taste of Thai’ counterpart, with optional Thai wine pairings, features ‘salmon wrapped in betel leaf with light chu che sauce and pickled pearl onion’ and ‘Australian lamb in massaman sauce with peanut puree, crispy onion and potato gnocchi’. Designed to tap into the movement towards sustainable, plant-based consumption, Awang’s vegan menu’s dishes range from ‘lentil soup flavored with coconut milk, cumin and ginger’ to ‘Greek salad topped with hummus, tofu and avocado’. ‘Saffron risotto with caramelized porcini mushrooms’, and ‘spinach and ricotta cannelloni gratin with mozzarella cheese’ are among the standouts on the new vegetarian menu. Held every Saturday from 15:00 to 18:00 at Yod Maprao, a venue with floor-to-ceiling windows opening onto the resort’s two-level infinity pool and Choeng Mon Beach, afternoon tea entails a selection of premium TWG loose teas, the obligatory scones with clotted cream and homemade jam, sweets such as ‘lemon and pistachio éclair’ and ‘canelé de Bordeaux’ and savory items including smoked salmon and grilled brie cheese and cranberry sandwiches. Optional Nua Prosecco and Moët & Chandon Piccolo cost extra. Staged on the first Sunday of each month at Breeza and Yod Maprao and the sand deck adjoining the two venues, the Sunday brunch menu brims with all sorts of indulgent options at a series of stations. The brunch affair’s ‘Raw Bar’ dishes out imported French oysters, steamed white shell clams, Koh Samui blue swimmer crab, poached local shrimps, Turkish stuffed mussels with rice and lemon. The ‘Soup’, ‘Live’, ‘Highlights’, ‘Carving’, ‘Charcoal Grill’, ‘Japanese’ and ‘Artisan Pasta’ stations serve the likes of ‘salmorejo with serrano ham and boiled egg’, ‘crispy fish tacos with marinated cabbage and pico de gallo’, seafood paella, grass-fed Australian beef, tiger prawns, nigiri sushi and ‘black truffle ravioli with brown butter’ respectively. To contact Meliá Koh Samui or to make a booking, please call +66 (0) 89 184 0725 or email reservation.kohsamui@melia.com

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Discover delectable seafood dinner buffet at 57th Street, Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, every Friday and Saturday evening from 18:00 to 23:00. The buffet features a variety of fresh imported and local seafood items. Executive Chef Gyula Harangi has revamped and upgraded luscious seafood night with an array of freshest premium seafood selections such as oysters bar, seafood on ice, and many more from the sea. The exceptional highlights do not end here as the buffet also features various kinds of sushi and sashimi at the Japanese corner. All the seafood selection will be freshly cooked, grilled, smoked and marinated at the live-cooking corner. Also, every guest receives half of the grilled lobster per person. Lastly, selections of desserts and ice creams would be a perfect ending of your evening. This exciting seafood buffet is THB 1,657 ++ per person. 57th Street, the all-day dining restaurant located at Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit’s lobby level, opens daily from 12:00 to 15:00 for lunch and 18:00 to 23:00 for dinner. For further information and reservation, please contact diningbangkok@marriott.com or call +66 (0) 2 797 0000.

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For a fantastic Sunday, bring your friends and family to Carvery at Amber Kitchen, the family-inspired restaurant at Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa! On the last Sunday of every month, Executive Chef Renggli Konrad and his team will prepare you a great time with a traditional Sunday roast featuring premium roasted beef, lamb, pork, chicken and fish, accompanied by homemade Yorkshire puddings, gravy and plenty of vegetables. Diners can also savor a selection of fresh salads, appetisers, local dishes and delectable desserts. The Sunday Carvery is available for just THB 764++ per person, including free-flow soft drinks. Two additional free-flow beverage packages are available, starting from THB 828++ per person. The spectacular Sunday Carvery at Amber Kitchen will be held on 30 August 2020 from 12:00 to 15:00, and then on the last Sunday of every month. For more information and to book your place at this unmissable dining experience, please email huahinrestaurants@marriott.com or call +66 (0) 32 904 666, or visit www.huahinmarriott.com

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From now until 30 September 2020, spice up your staycation and embark on a gastronomic journey at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, where you will explore 80 fascinating flavours from around the world presented by the talented culinary team. Showcasing the diversity of epicurean influences across the hotel’s distinctive restaurants, this “Eatcation” journey allows you to savour scrumptious tastes from varied choices featuring 80 ingredients or tastes inspired or sourced globally.  Highlights include scallops from the United States, king crab legs from Japan, Boston lobsters from Canada, Iberico pork from Spain, salmons from Norway, truffles from Italy, asparagus from Australia and so on.  During your stay in the hotel, pamper yourself with the expansive buffet spread at JW Café and The Lounge, the elevated authentic Cantonese delicacies at Man Ho Chinese Restaurant, delicious grills and modern classics at Flint, as well as the daily fresh catch at Fish Bar. JW Eatcation Package From now until 30 September 2020, the package includes: One night accommodation in a well-appointed guest room Daily buffet breakfast for two persons One of the below dining options (priced from HK$2,280 per room per night) / Two of the below dining options (priced from HK$2,880 per room per night) for two persons: JW Café buffet lunch The Lounge buffet lunch (from Monday to Saturday only) Man Ho Chinese Restaurant set menu Fish Bar set menu Flint set menu (from Monday to Friday only) JW Café buffet dinner (with a supplement of HK$600 for two persons) Book now at https://bit.ly/JWEatcation All prices are subject to 10% service charge. A 3-day advance reservation for your choice of restaurants is required. For reservations, call +852 2810 8366 or email jwmarriott.hk@marriotthotels.com

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Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort, the chic and sustainable retreat, is inviting Thai residents to leave the stress of the city behind and get back to nature with an eco-friendly, activity-packed island adventure – and an exclusive “two-for-one” promotion on accommodation, offshore excursions and more from THB 5,500 net per room per night! Nestled amidst lush tropical gardens, with its own 800-metre-long stretch of sandy beach and surrounded by the crystal clear waters, this stunning southern Thai resort sets the scene for idyllic island escapes. Surrounded by this iconic and inspiring seascape, urbanites can rebalance their bodies and revive their senses in harmony with the environment. Many activities are available at Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort, including paddling Alternatively, Thai residents can book a full-day island hopping tour by speedboat around this unspoilt archipelago, including the Phi Phi Islands, Bamboo Island and Mosquito Island, or take an early bird boat trip around Koh Phi Phi Leh, the enchanting uninhabited islet that was made famous by the movie, “The Beach”. Closer to the shore, guests can explore the maze-like mangrove forests by kayak and snorkel along the coastline to witness the vibrant underwater life that thrives in these precious ecosystems. For scuba divers, the resort can also organise PADI-certified trips to the area’s exceptional dive sites. Visitors who prefer to keep their feet dry can spend soothing days at the resort’s Wana Spa, which offers a wide range of revitalising therapies, including scrubs and massages. All of these immersive excursions and activities can now be booked with an exclusive “buy one get on free” offer, which applies to accommodation, food & beverages, mini bar purchases, spa treatments, airport transfers, tours, laundry services and gifts! Thai residents who purchase the resort’s vouchers by 31 August 2020, and stay before 25 December 2020, will enjoy attractive rates from just THB 5,500 net per room per night on a choice of bungalows and villas, plus daily breakfast, welcome drinks, in-room fruit and free Wi-Fi, as well as the two-for-one offer. Terms and conditions apply. The resort is also participating in the Royal Thai Government’s “Rao Tiew Duay Kan” (We Travel Together) campaign, which offers 40% discounts to Thai nationals, worth up to THB 3,000 per room per night for a maximum of five nights. All visitors can rest assured that Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort adheres to the highest standards of health and hygiene, in line with the guidance of the World Health Organization (WHO) and local authorities. The resort is certified by the Thai Ministry of Public Health and awarded the “Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA)” certification, reflecting its advanced cleaning procedures and protocols. To get back to nature at Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort, please book your island escape at reservations@phiphiislandvillage.com or calling +66 (0) 75 628 900-99, ext. 1.

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Set to reopen on 27 September 2020, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas is offering several special stay packages designed for you to make the most of your Maldives vacation.   SUITE & VILLA EXCLUSIVE Be amongst the first to experience the newly refurbished two-, three-, and four-bedroom beach pool residences and two-bedroom over water pool residences, just steps from your own private beach or endless horizon blues whilst perched over the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Wellbeing and fitness are also not forgotten – with each residence outfitted with its own private enclosed spa room and gym. For stays from now until 23 December 2020, book and enjoy savings of up to 30% on these residences. Stay inclusive of daily breakfast and dinner and complimentary dining for children.   THE BEST OF THE MALDIVES AT KIHAVAH PACKAGE A culmination of experiences unique not just to the destination but also exclusively available at this idyllic Indian Ocean retreat, this carefully curated stay package includes three distinct once-in-a-lifetime adventures; snorkelling with manta rays, stargazing at the only over water observatory in the Maldives, and fine dining underwater at SEA, one of the world’s few oceanic restaurants. Valid for stays of six nights or more, choose from accommodation options of a beach pool villa or over water villa on half board consisting of breakfast, and dinner at three restaurants. For stays of up to five nights, the package will include only the underwater lunch experience at SEA. Both packages are valid until 31 October 2021, with rates starting from AED 3,636. TIME FOR ROMANCE AND WONDER PACKAGE Setting the stage for romancing from dawn till dusk, celebrate your journey of bliss with an escape of four nights or more, accompanied by a host of experience designed for two, including: Choice of a beach pool villa or over water pool villa A Dining by Design experience on the beach, catered by your own private chef Champagne breakfast served in the privacy of your villa Stargazing experience at SKY, the Maldives only over water observatory Romantic Slumber Guru night-time ritual for enhancing a restful sleep An array of romantic welcome amenities MALDIVES FAMILY ADVENTURE PACKAGE Embark on an amazing five-night family vacation with dining, resort activities, children’s club and babysitting benefits all packaged into your Maldivian holiday of action-packed adventure. Package includes: Private beach barbeque with the family with a choice of menu selection Four-course family lunch at SEA, the resort’s award-winning underwater restaurant Turtle Quest marine adventure, a two-hour cruise with the family in search of turtles Complimentary activities at Thiththi Boli Kids’ Club for the little ones, including cooking classes, arts & craft sessions and more Complimentary activities in the recreation centre for the adults including yoga classes, Pilates and more Two-hour private babysitting service at your preferred time Welcome kids’ amenity pack for every child Daily complimentary ice-cream for kids Children stay and dine with our compliments Family portrait framed as a departure gift STAY LONGER SPECIAL OFFER Escape to Anantara Kihavah and discover amazing ways to indulge, where the longer you stay, the more you

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To cool of the tropical heat in the afternoon, these top-notch hotels and resorts in Asia offer sensational sets of Afternoon Tea, curated by their skillful culinary team, along with engaging experiences unique to each stay.   Thailand - Meliá Koh Samui Luxurious afternoon tea by award-winning executive chef Azizskandar Awang with a selection of premium TWG loose teas and the obligatory scones with clotted cream and homemade jam, as well as more tastebuds-pampering bites. Held every Saturday from 15:00 until 18:00. ON THE MENU: lemon and pistachio éclair canelé de Bordeaux chocolate mousse and strawberry macaroon passion fruit, chocolate croustillant and raspberry egg, mayo and mixed cress grilled brie cheese and cranberry cucumber, dill and cream cheese smoked salmon finger VENUE: Yod Maprao, a stunning room with floor-to-ceiling windows affording spectacular vistas of the resort’s infinity pool and Choeng Mon Beach. PRICES: THB 800 (USD 25) per person (add Nua Prosecco or Moët & Chandon Piccolo for an extra cost)   Thailand - Banyan Tree Samui A heavenly opportunity of having an afternoon tea for two by an infinity pool overlooking the frisky sun-dappled sea. ON THE MENU: English Tea set - Earl Grey, fresh scones and clotted cream Mango Paradise Tea set - mango-flavored eclairs, tarts, mousse, cheesecake, macarons, and more VENUE: The pleasure can be all yours right at your beautiful secluded villa. PRICES: USD 30 - 35 per set   Vietnam - The Anam Cam Ranh The Anam fondles your peaceful afternoon with your beloved one with a set of indulging afternoon tea crafted by professional culinary team who knows so well how to make your day. ON THE MENU: English and raisin scones with jam and clotted cream Bailey’s cheesecake, coconut tart and macaron a ham and cheese sandwich grilled pork belly with mustard seed sauce and mini ciabatta a caprese burger VENUE: At the guest's villa or other scenic locations across the resort of the guest's choosing. PRICES: USD 15++ per person   Vietnam - Banyan Tree Lang Co Banyan Tree Lang Co is very well-known for stunning traditiondal architecture amidst the mountains and the gleaming East Sea. For an ultimate Vietnamese sense, a special set of afternoon tea served in bamboo baskets are served right at your door on a daily basis. ON THE MENU: a choice of premium teas nem lui (pork on lemongrass skewers) banh ngot (sweet cakes) VENUE: At your exquisite villa. PRICES: Complimentary daily for villa guests.   Vietnam - Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Afternoon tea at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is now featuring an all-new selection of all good things you can savour in an afternoon in a stunning setting. ON THE MENU: traditional sandwiches oven-fresh scones scrumptious patisseries signature madeleines an expanded menu of teas from around the world, from bold Assam tea from India to locally produced Vietnamese teas VENUE: Le Club Bar, a bright, airy venue with a timeless feel overlooking the hotel’s garden courtyard. PRICES: VND 690,000++ (USD 30)   Vietnam - Azerai La Residence, Hue In Vietnam’s former imperial capital, Azerai La Residence, Hue boasts its breathtaking architectural finesse, while offering daily afternoon tea with a fascinating will that will leave you relentlessly impressed. ON THE MENU: Traditional Afternoon Tea - mini club sandwiches, mini quiche,

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Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited launches the “Flyer Pass” promotion, offering a set of 4 one-way coupons to be used on some of Bangkok Airways popular domestic routes such as Chiang Mai, Sukhothai, Phuket and Samui. The Flyer Pass promotion is available in 2 categories: Domestic pass that will allow passengers to travel on Bangkok Airways flights between Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Sukhothai, Lampang and Phuket, the fare for this type is set for just 3,900 Baht (4 one-way tickets inclusive of taxes and surcharges) Samui Pass that will allow passengers to travel on Bangkok Airways flights to and from Koh Samui to any destinations in Thailand such as Bangkok and Phuket, the fare is set for just 7,900 Baht (4 one-way tickets and inclusive of taxes and surcharges) Flyer Pass will consist of 4 codes and each code is eligible to book 1 a one-way ticket on an economy class. Reservations can be made from 3 September 2020 until 31 August 2021 and can be used for travels from 3 September 2020 to 31 August 2021. Flyer pass is available for purchase at Bangkok Airways Sales Offices in Thailand from 3 September 2020 onwards (during office hours). For more information, please visit www.bangkokair.com/flyerpass or contact call center at 1771 and +66 (0) 2 270 6699 during 08:00 to 20:00.

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Set in Tuscany’s famously beautiful area of Radda in historic Chianti is L’Aiaccia, a full-service luxury villa, designed by Katharine Pooley, the highly sought-after interior designer who has designed many landmark commercial and residential properties around the world, with inspiration from the magical setting in Tuscany. The spectacular views have to be seen to be believed and the light is extraordinary having inspired artists for generations. Originally built in 1788, in the classic Leopoldina-style, L’Aiaccia was a working farmhouse. Katharine was tasked to breathe new life into the villa’s interiors whilst being exceptionally careful to preserve the house’s original character, features and charm as well as adding all modern-day comforts. The property is ideal for up to ten guests with five bedrooms, four in the villa and one in the adjacent guest house – perfectly complemented by a stunning pool and a games barn. The grounds include beautiful gardens and multiple places to relax and dine alfresco which have been revamped by Katharine and her team of designers to concurrently retain the history of the property and showcase its elegance. L’Aiaccia is located within forty acres in the idyllic heart of the Chianti region of Tuscany.  The villa is available to rent at athomeinchianti.com. At L’Aiaccia, one can step back in time, with an innate appreciation for all the modern comforts at hand. Immersed in the glorious Chianti countryside, it is hard not to reflect on the hundreds of years history as L’Aiaccia continues its story as a very special, extremely comfortable retreat which the owners are happy to share with their guests.

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On 25 and 26 September 2020, the first Indian woman to be awarded a Michelin star and Asia’s Best Female Chef 2019, Garima Arora from one-Michelin-starred Gaa restaurant, is bidding farewell to Soi Langsuan with a two-nights-only culinary affair at Spice Market restaurant, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. Award winning Chef Garima and her culinary team will take over Spice Market restaurant to offer her loyal fans an opportunity to delight in her “So Long Langsuan” set menu showcasing the glamour of modern Indian cuisine. The farewell menu will feature twelve of her most famous dishes that meld traditional and forgotten Indian cooking techniques with local Thai ingredients, including frozen chicken liver pâté with longan; savoury betel leaf with duck vindaloo; Kerala “surf and turf” with caviar, koji bread and banana water; and the mouth-watering grilled baby corn. Her inventive and refreshing desserts include eggfruit ice cream with spiced nuts and jackfruit; and sweet paan leaf and betel leaf with chocolate and cardamom. An alumnus of Le Cordon Bleu school in France, Chef Garima has worked alongside many world-renowned chefs such as Gordon Ramsay; René Redzepi; and Gaggan Anand. In 2018, she became the first Indian female chef to earn a Michelin star at the age of 32. In 2019, she was voted Asia’s Best Female Chef by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. In March 2019, Restaurant Gaa made its debut on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list at no. 16 with the Highest New Entry award, and shortly after claimed its place at no. 95 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Gaa is currently ranked at no. 15 on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 list. Chef Garima is also the founder of Food Forward India, a not for profit initiative which aims at cataloging of and reforming the narrative on the “cuisines of India.” The “So Long Langsuan” menu will be served on 25 and 26 September 2020, starting at 18:00 at THB 3,800++ per person and optional wine and juice pairings are also on offer. Reservations are requored and can be made by calling +66 (0) 2 126 8866 ext. 1232 or email spicemarket.asia@anantara.com

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There is only one way to make traditional Chinese “la mian” noodles – and that that’s by skillfully hand-pulling the dough, which can often stretch over a meter long! This process creates thick strands that are cut up, quickly boiled just for a minute or two, and then served al dente-style with a choice of toppings. The impressive length of these la mian noodles actually symbolizes longevity – hence why they’re particular popular during the Chinese Lunar New Year. At Dynasty restaurant, Centara Grand at CentralWorld in Bangkok, you can order a freshly-prepared serving of la mian all year round. Choose to have them in a broth or without (‘dry”), with our signature toppings including premium ingredients like Cantonese-style prawn with La Mian and Sichuan sauce or Wagyu eef La Mian “Hong Kong style”. Special la mian dishes to look out for on Dynasty’s menu include: “Tom Yum” with sea bass “Ma La” with spicy numbing Sichuan pepper sauce “Zha Jiang Sauce” with minced pork and fermented soy beans For more information or reservations, please contact +66 (0) 2 100 6255 or email diningcgcw@chr.co.th

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Sheraton Manila Bay’s oven-baked gourmet pizzas, composed of fresh tomatoes, specialty hand-knead doughs, and oil giving a refined taste that matches the sauce and toppings, and premium choice ingredients that further accentuated the flavor in every bite, are undoubtedly of the best-tasting premium savouries you can find in Manila. Guests can choose their thin-crust favorite from a tasty selection of four: Mushroom Pizza topped with spinach, garlic and shiitake mushrooms on zesty ricotta and mozzarella cheese; Pizza Meat Supreme topped with pepperoni, ground beef, cured bacon and ham, topped with capsicum, pineapples and shimeji mushrooms, in homemade pomodoro sauce and mozzarella cheese; Seafood Pizza topped with herb marinated freshwater shrimp, mussels, local scallops and red squid in homemade pomodoro sauce and mozzarella cheese; and Pizza Prosciutto di Parma topped with Parma ham, burrata cheese, fresh arugula, shaved parmesan, with fresh tomato, farm egg and olive oil. Crafted by the hotel’s seasoned culinary team, Gourmet Pizza is available for takeaways daily from 9:00 to 18:00 and is ready for pick-up in just 45 minutes. Indulge in these premium crusted goodness at home by calling +632 5318 0788, 09175837294, 09175837326 or email sh.mnlsb.fnb@sheraton.com. Advance order is required. Diners shall arrange pick-up with their courier of choice. For a full listing of gourmet takeaways menu, click here.

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The Luxury beachfront resort Meliá Koh Samui invites you to indulge into a delectable dusk with the resort's new menu in the grandiose setting. Azizskandar Awang, the resort's executive chef who has won a number of awards during his 20-year career, has created degustation, vegan, afternoon tea and Sunday brunch menus celebrating contemporary Thai, Western and Mediterranean fare. Served in the evening at the resort’s Breeza Beach Restaurant and Bar overlooking Choeng Mon Beach, Awang’s five-course ‘Chef’s Tasting Menu’ includes ‘sea scallop with cauliflower puree, nantua sauce, pickled grapes and salicorne’ and ‘Jack’s Creek Wagyu beef with glazed carrot and parsnip puree, shallots, beetroot and red wine reduction’. Paired French, New Zealand, Spanish and Italian wines are optional. Awang's five-course ‘Taste of Thai’ counterpart, with optional Thai wine pairings, features ‘salmon wrapped in betel leaf with light chu che sauce and pickled pearl onion’ and ‘Australian lamb in massaman sauce with peanut puree, crispy onion and potato gnocchi’. Designed to tap into the movement towards sustainable, plant-based consumption, Awang’s vegan menu’s dishes range from ‘lentil soup flavored with coconut milk, cumin and ginger’ to ‘Greek salad topped with hummus, tofu and avocado’. ‘Saffron risotto with caramelized porcini mushrooms’, and ‘spinach and ricotta cannelloni gratin with mozzarella cheese’ are among the standouts on the new vegetarian menu. Held every Saturday from 15:00 to 18:00 at Yod Maprao, a venue with floor-to-ceiling windows opening onto the resort’s two-level infinity pool and Choeng Mon Beach, afternoon tea entails a selection of premium TWG loose teas, the obligatory scones with clotted cream and homemade jam, sweets such as ‘lemon and pistachio éclair’ and ‘canelé de Bordeaux’ and savory items including smoked salmon and grilled brie cheese and cranberry sandwiches. Optional Nua Prosecco and Moët & Chandon Piccolo cost extra. Staged on the first Sunday of each month at Breeza and Yod Maprao and the sand deck adjoining the two venues, the Sunday brunch menu brims with all sorts of indulgent options at a series of stations. The brunch affair’s ‘Raw Bar’ dishes out imported French oysters, steamed white shell clams, Koh Samui blue swimmer crab, poached local shrimps, Turkish stuffed mussels with rice and lemon. The ‘Soup’, ‘Live’, ‘Highlights’, ‘Carving’, ‘Charcoal Grill’, ‘Japanese’ and ‘Artisan Pasta’ stations serve the likes of ‘salmorejo with serrano ham and boiled egg’, ‘crispy fish tacos with marinated cabbage and pico de gallo’, seafood paella, grass-fed Australian beef, tiger prawns, nigiri sushi and ‘black truffle ravioli with brown butter’ respectively. To contact Meliá Koh Samui or to make a booking, please call +66 (0) 89 184 0725 or email reservation.kohsamui@melia.com

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts brings the romantic charms of a Tuscan country estate to the biodiverse ecological wonderland of Khao Yai with Mövenpick Resort Khao Yai. Within less than a three-hour drive from Bangkok situated the 112-room resort, which is the ideal getaway for families, friends and couples looking to indulge in a castle-style experience surrounded by a mountainous landscape. The stunning landscape is complemented by the hotel’s unique Tuscan architecture and spacious rooms are decorated in the Renaissance and Modern Baroque styles. The resort features 62 guestrooms, ranging from a 45 sqm Deluxe Room to the grand three-bedroom Penthouse as well as 50 villas, many with garden and pool views. Ideal for intimate events and large groups, the palatial five- bedroom pool villa offers a luxurious sanctuary immersed in nature. All guest rooms overlook the sweeping fairways of the golf course and a serene European garden. Offered alongside is an all-day dining experience at Flavours of Khao Yai with a choice of indoor and al fresco seating where diners can enjoy an unobstructed mountain view alongside a range of delectable local and international cuisine, as well as Castleton Café for a relaxing dining experience drawing on the bucolic charms of the natural surroundings. Guests can enjoy afternoon tea in the mountains and a varietyof refreshments including a farm-to-table organic salad with fresh produce from the onsite organic vegetable farm. Panacee Wellness Khao Yai provides optimal wellness with health-recovery programmes, while a myriad of leisure facilities are available for both kids and grown-ups. Set to open on 1 October 2020, Mövenpick Resort Khao Yai is offering a Deluxe room stay with breakfast for two at THB 3,200 net per night for weekdays, and THB 4,200 net per night over weekends to celebrate its opening, valid from now until 20 December 2020. For reservations, please email resort.khaoyai.reservation@movenpick.com or call +66 (0) 44 009 100. For more information, visit www.movenpick.com

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The Slate Phuket, the whimsical art-inspired beachfront resort, is inviting Thai residents and expats to immerse their senses in a world of art, design and heritage with its latest promotion, “Value By Design”, which includes an amazing array of benefits and bespoke services to ensure unforgettable stays for three days and two nights. Guests can get away from the world and discover luxury hospitality and unique experiences, including exceptional accommodation and world-class dining, all interwoven with Phuket’s rich tin mining history. This quirky seafront sanctuary, which was conceived by maverick hotel architect and designer Bill Bensley, is surrounded by 25 acres of landscaped gardens, leading to Nai Yang Beach and the Andaman Sea. The Value By Design package includes: A two-night stay The Slate’s signature welcome drinks upon arrival Daily breakfast for two at the Tin Mine One complimentary lunch at the Underground Café One couple’s dinner at Tin Mine or Black Ginger A generous 20 percent discount on food and beverages and selected items at Stockroom throughout the stay For families, up to two children (aged seven and under) can stay free-of-charge, including daily breakfast. Guests staying in the D-Buk Family Suite will also receive one kid’s lunch at the Underground Café and one dinner at the Tin Mine or Black Ginger, from the Little Miner’s menu (when dining with their parents). And naturally, Wi-Fi is free-of-charge throughout the entire stay. Value By Design is valid for a wide range of rooms, suites and villas, with two-night package rates starting from just  just THB 9,000 net for two nights in a Pearl Bed Suite, THB 10,800 net in a D-Buk Family Suite, THB 19,500 net for a Private Pool Suite, or for the ultimate indulgence, THB 51,000 net for a Two Bedroom Pool Villa. Thai residents who sign up to the “Rao Teaw Duay Kan” promotion will enjoy additional discounts. Bookings can be made between now and 30 September, for stays taken between 16 October and 23 December 2020. For booking the Value By Design package, please call the hotel direct on +66 (0) 76 327 006 or email reservations@theslatephuket.com. For more information about The Slate, please visit www.theslatephuket.com

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Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, will begin rolling out its new ASAI Hotels brand this September with the opening of ASAI Bangkok Chinatown in the heart of the city’s renowned Chinatown district, followed by six more properties. Opening on 15 September, ASAI Bangkok Chinatown features 224 thoughtfully compact rooms featuring in-stay essentials, such as superior quality beds, high-pressure rain showers, luggage space, and a work desk with USB charging station. A large communal area, meanwhile, includes large and comfortable work areas, a small gym, a bar highlighting craft beers and creative cocktails, a large courtyard with organic herb garden, and Jam Jam restaurant serving a creative twist on local and international favourites. Another ASAI hotel will open within 12 months in Bangkok’s stylish Sathorn district, followed by three ASAI Hotels in Cebu, the Philippines; one ASAI hotel in the old Yankin area of Yangon, Myanmar; and one ASAI hotel in Kyoto, Japan. In line with ASAI Hotel’s overall concept, Live Local, each hotel in the ASAI portfolio will be geared to reflect its local character in terms of design, style and restaurant offering. This approach will be further evident when ASAI Hotels opens its second hotel, in Bangkok’s Sathorn district, which will fully embrace the modernity of its inner-city setting to offer a complementary-yet-distinctive stay experience that differentiates it from the Chinatown property.

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Set in Tuscany’s famously beautiful area of Radda in historic Chianti is L’Aiaccia, a full-service luxury villa, designed by Katharine Pooley, the highly sought-after interior designer who has designed many landmark commercial and residential properties around the world, with inspiration from the magical setting in Tuscany. The spectacular views have to be seen to be believed and the light is extraordinary having inspired artists for generations. Originally built in 1788, in the classic Leopoldina-style, L’Aiaccia was a working farmhouse. Katharine was tasked to breathe new life into the villa’s interiors whilst being exceptionally careful to preserve the house’s original character, features and charm as well as adding all modern-day comforts. The property is ideal for up to ten guests with five bedrooms, four in the villa and one in the adjacent guest house – perfectly complemented by a stunning pool and a games barn. The grounds include beautiful gardens and multiple places to relax and dine alfresco which have been revamped by Katharine and her team of designers to concurrently retain the history of the property and showcase its elegance. L’Aiaccia is located within forty acres in the idyllic heart of the Chianti region of Tuscany.  The villa is available to rent at athomeinchianti.com. At L’Aiaccia, one can step back in time, with an innate appreciation for all the modern comforts at hand. Immersed in the glorious Chianti countryside, it is hard not to reflect on the hundreds of years history as L’Aiaccia continues its story as a very special, extremely comfortable retreat which the owners are happy to share with their guests.

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts brings the romantic charms of a Tuscan country estate to the biodiverse ecological wonderland of Khao Yai with Mövenpick Resort Khao Yai. Within less than a three-hour drive from Bangkok situated the 112-room resort, which is the ideal getaway for families, friends and couples looking to indulge in a castle-style experience surrounded by a mountainous landscape. The stunning landscape is complemented by the hotel’s unique Tuscan architecture and spacious rooms are decorated in the Renaissance and Modern Baroque styles. The resort features 62 guestrooms, ranging from a 45 sqm Deluxe Room to the grand three-bedroom Penthouse as well as 50 villas, many with garden and pool views. Ideal for intimate events and large groups, the palatial five- bedroom pool villa offers a luxurious sanctuary immersed in nature. All guest rooms overlook the sweeping fairways of the golf course and a serene European garden. Offered alongside is an all-day dining experience at Flavours of Khao Yai with a choice of indoor and al fresco seating where diners can enjoy an unobstructed mountain view alongside a range of delectable local and international cuisine, as well as Castleton Café for a relaxing dining experience drawing on the bucolic charms of the natural surroundings. Guests can enjoy afternoon tea in the mountains and a varietyof refreshments including a farm-to-table organic salad with fresh produce from the onsite organic vegetable farm. Panacee Wellness Khao Yai provides optimal wellness with health-recovery programmes, while a myriad of leisure facilities are available for both kids and grown-ups. Set to open on 1 October 2020, Mövenpick Resort Khao Yai is offering a Deluxe room stay with breakfast for two at THB 3,200 net per night for weekdays, and THB 4,200 net per night over weekends to celebrate its opening, valid from now until 20 December 2020. For reservations, please email resort.khaoyai.reservation@movenpick.com or call +66 (0) 44 009 100. For more information, visit www.movenpick.com

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On 25 and 26 September 2020, the first Indian woman to be awarded a Michelin star and Asia’s Best Female Chef 2019, Garima Arora from one-Michelin-starred Gaa restaurant, is bidding farewell to Soi Langsuan with a two-nights-only culinary affair at Spice Market restaurant, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. Award winning Chef Garima and her culinary team will take over Spice Market restaurant to offer her loyal fans an opportunity to delight in her “So Long Langsuan” set menu showcasing the glamour of modern Indian cuisine. The farewell menu will feature twelve of her most famous dishes that meld traditional and forgotten Indian cooking techniques with local Thai ingredients, including frozen chicken liver pâté with longan; savoury betel leaf with duck vindaloo; Kerala “surf and turf” with caviar, koji bread and banana water; and the mouth-watering grilled baby corn. Her inventive and refreshing desserts include eggfruit ice cream with spiced nuts and jackfruit; and sweet paan leaf and betel leaf with chocolate and cardamom. An alumnus of Le Cordon Bleu school in France, Chef Garima has worked alongside many world-renowned chefs such as Gordon Ramsay; René Redzepi; and Gaggan Anand. In 2018, she became the first Indian female chef to earn a Michelin star at the age of 32. In 2019, she was voted Asia’s Best Female Chef by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. In March 2019, Restaurant Gaa made its debut on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list at no. 16 with the Highest New Entry award, and shortly after claimed its place at no. 95 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Gaa is currently ranked at no. 15 on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 list. Chef Garima is also the founder of Food Forward India, a not for profit initiative which aims at cataloging of and reforming the narrative on the “cuisines of India.” The “So Long Langsuan” menu will be served on 25 and 26 September 2020, starting at 18:00 at THB 3,800++ per person and optional wine and juice pairings are also on offer. Reservations are requored and can be made by calling +66 (0) 2 126 8866 ext. 1232 or email spicemarket.asia@anantara.com

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There is only one way to make traditional Chinese “la mian” noodles – and that that’s by skillfully hand-pulling the dough, which can often stretch over a meter long! This process creates thick strands that are cut up, quickly boiled just for a minute or two, and then served al dente-style with a choice of toppings. The impressive length of these la mian noodles actually symbolizes longevity – hence why they’re particular popular during the Chinese Lunar New Year. At Dynasty restaurant, Centara Grand at CentralWorld in Bangkok, you can order a freshly-prepared serving of la mian all year round. Choose to have them in a broth or without (‘dry”), with our signature toppings including premium ingredients like Cantonese-style prawn with La Mian and Sichuan sauce or Wagyu eef La Mian “Hong Kong style”. Special la mian dishes to look out for on Dynasty’s menu include: “Tom Yum” with sea bass “Ma La” with spicy numbing Sichuan pepper sauce “Zha Jiang Sauce” with minced pork and fermented soy beans For more information or reservations, please contact +66 (0) 2 100 6255 or email diningcgcw@chr.co.th

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The Slate Phuket, the whimsical art-inspired beachfront resort, is inviting Thai residents and expats to immerse their senses in a world of art, design and heritage with its latest promotion, “Value By Design”, which includes an amazing array of benefits and bespoke services to ensure unforgettable stays for three days and two nights. Guests can get away from the world and discover luxury hospitality and unique experiences, including exceptional accommodation and world-class dining, all interwoven with Phuket’s rich tin mining history. This quirky seafront sanctuary, which was conceived by maverick hotel architect and designer Bill Bensley, is surrounded by 25 acres of landscaped gardens, leading to Nai Yang Beach and the Andaman Sea. The Value By Design package includes: A two-night stay The Slate’s signature welcome drinks upon arrival Daily breakfast for two at the Tin Mine One complimentary lunch at the Underground Café One couple’s dinner at Tin Mine or Black Ginger A generous 20 percent discount on food and beverages and selected items at Stockroom throughout the stay For families, up to two children (aged seven and under) can stay free-of-charge, including daily breakfast. Guests staying in the D-Buk Family Suite will also receive one kid’s lunch at the Underground Café and one dinner at the Tin Mine or Black Ginger, from the Little Miner’s menu (when dining with their parents). And naturally, Wi-Fi is free-of-charge throughout the entire stay. Value By Design is valid for a wide range of rooms, suites and villas, with two-night package rates starting from just  just THB 9,000 net for two nights in a Pearl Bed Suite, THB 10,800 net in a D-Buk Family Suite, THB 19,500 net for a Private Pool Suite, or for the ultimate indulgence, THB 51,000 net for a Two Bedroom Pool Villa. Thai residents who sign up to the “Rao Teaw Duay Kan” promotion will enjoy additional discounts. Bookings can be made between now and 30 September, for stays taken between 16 October and 23 December 2020. For booking the Value By Design package, please call the hotel direct on +66 (0) 76 327 006 or email reservations@theslatephuket.com. For more information about The Slate, please visit www.theslatephuket.com

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In his youth, Thai artist Kraisak Chirachaisakul intensely enjoyed creating oil canvas paintings that expressed the complexity of desire, beauty, sweetness, innocence, and peace. More often than not, he captured this in still life movements and poses of the female form. As is often the case, the time for these paintings gave way to the responsibilities of a young family; putting food on the table, educating children, and dealing with the everyday pressures of life that we all face. Kraisak turned from art to a more secure career as a business man. In 2018, on randomly meeting a woman in an art gallery, Kraisak was reminded of his passion for still life painting. Her name was Anastasia and her gentleness, sweetness, and calm flooded his mind with memories of his younger self. He realized that his passion for romanticism had been frozen in time. Feeling his creative energy reignited by Anastasia, Kraisak took to his studio to create a series of paintings catching her fragility, beauty and youth. Drawing upon the techniques learnt as a printmaker, many of the works in this exhibition are in dry-point printmaking and mezzotint. In naming his exhibition, Kraisak turned to Greek mythology. ‘Anástasis’ means ‘resurrection’: significant as Anastasia sparked his passion for painting. Venus Resurrection is a free-entry exhibition, starting from 12 September until 11 October at RCB Galleria 3 (2nd floor), River City Bangkok.

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From 5 September until 13 October 2020, La Lanta Fine Art showcases artworks in various forms under the concept of “Small is Beautiful". The exhibition presents paintings, sculptures, and mixed media in the size of no larger than 1m. by 1 m. by 1 m. (W x D x H) by 9 artists from 6 countries including Argentina, Israel, Japan, France, South Africa, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. Artworks on display include Buddhism-themed mixed media circular work by Pannaphan Yodmanee, portraits of homeless people by Pairoj Pichetmetakul, dot paintings by Chamnan Chongpaiboon, oil on paper sketches by British artist Thomas Donaldson, delicate hand printed woodblock by British printmaker - Ralph Kiggell, abstract compositions by South African painter Natasha Barnes, and photographic work using Google technology by Argentinean artist Federico Winer. Sculptures in the exhibition include limited edition figures with a clever twist of the classic by French sculptor Olivier Duhamel, standing metal art by world renowned Israeli artist David Gerstein, and one-off blue and white ceramics by Japanese ceramist Shin Koyama. The exhibition covers 3 adjacent spaces on the 2nd floor of River City Bangkok. All exhibited artpieces can also be viewed online at www.lalanta.com

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Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, will begin rolling out its new ASAI Hotels brand this September with the opening of ASAI Bangkok Chinatown in the heart of the city’s renowned Chinatown district, followed by six more properties. Opening on 15 September, ASAI Bangkok Chinatown features 224 thoughtfully compact rooms featuring in-stay essentials, such as superior quality beds, high-pressure rain showers, luggage space, and a work desk with USB charging station. A large communal area, meanwhile, includes large and comfortable work areas, a small gym, a bar highlighting craft beers and creative cocktails, a large courtyard with organic herb garden, and Jam Jam restaurant serving a creative twist on local and international favourites. Another ASAI hotel will open within 12 months in Bangkok’s stylish Sathorn district, followed by three ASAI Hotels in Cebu, the Philippines; one ASAI hotel in the old Yankin area of Yangon, Myanmar; and one ASAI hotel in Kyoto, Japan. In line with ASAI Hotel’s overall concept, Live Local, each hotel in the ASAI portfolio will be geared to reflect its local character in terms of design, style and restaurant offering. This approach will be further evident when ASAI Hotels opens its second hotel, in Bangkok’s Sathorn district, which will fully embrace the modernity of its inner-city setting to offer a complementary-yet-distinctive stay experience that differentiates it from the Chinatown property.

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Nestled in the beating heart of Chit Lom, Holiday Inn Bangkok is set to reopen on 11 September 2020. Focusing on the guests’ personal wellbeing, the city hotel has implemented science-led protocols and service measures to ensure a safe, secure stay. With great excitement and unwavering commitment, Holiday Inn Bangkok invites guests to rediscover the joy of travel with peace of mind. Holiday Inn Bangkok enhances the guest experience with new cleaning protocols and service standards. The partnership with industry-leading experts Cleveland Clinic, Ecolab and Diversey has led the urban hotel to integrate the global IHG Clean Promise. In addition, Holiday Inn Bangkok is thrilled to be awarded the Safety and Health Administration (SHA) certification by The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) for its comprehensive guidelines. Where contemporary comforts meet modern technology, each of the guestrooms at Holiday Inn Bangkok makes an ideal urban getaway. Moreover, the new flexible approach allows guests to book now and pay later, offering full freedom to reschedule whenever and however they want. When guests book the Your Perfect Thailand Getaway offer, they receive up to 50% savings and complimentary daily breakfast. While the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant Ginger features a lush array of international favourites, Beer Republic offers fun bites and refreshing craft beers in a laidback setting. Both in-house guests or visitors can also earn 30% rebate on any of their dining bills and use that as a room credit voucher for future stays Dine now Stay later. Interconnected with the roofed skywalk, Holiday Inn Bangkok is only steps away from the city’s must-see attractions, giant megamalls and major transportation such as the BTS SkyTrain. With a 24-hour fitness centre, a tranquil outdoor pool, the hotel is the perfect private escape, the ultimate upgraded work environment and intimate family vacation within the city. For more information on the hotel or to make a booking, please call +66 (0) 2656 1555 or visit www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/bangkok/bkkpc/hoteldetail

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