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AWC Welcomes the Founders of Nobu Hospitality to Nobu Bangkok, the World’s Highest Nobu Restaurant

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AWC Welcomes the Founders of Nobu Hospitality to Nobu Bangkok, the World’s Highest Nobu Restaurant - TOP25RESTAURANTS.comBangkok, Thailand, June 21, 2024 / TRAVELINDEX / Asset World Corp Public Company Limited (AWC), Thailand’s leading integrated lifestyle real estate group, led by Mrs. Wallapa Traisorat, Chief Executive Officer and President, proudly welcomes the legendary founders of Nobu Hospitality: Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, renowned Hollywood actor Robert De Niro, and co-founder Meir Teper, to ‘Nobu Bangkok’ at EA Rooftop at The ‘Empire’. This extraordinary occasion marks the site visit and preparation for the official launch of the world’s highest Nobu restaurant, providing unparalleled dining experiences with breathtaking panoramic views of Bangkok’s skyline and the Chao Phraya River. This milestone highlights the shared vision between AWC and Nobu to establish a new benchmark in the F&B industry, positioning Nobu Bangkok as the pinnacle of culinary excellence and a premier destination for its global fan base. This project will elevate Bangkok as a leading global destination for exceptional culinary experiences.

The founders of Nobu Hospitality said, “We are thrilled to be here in Bangkok with our special partner, Mrs. Wallapa Traisorat, Chief Executive Officer and President of AWC. We all have very fond memories of visiting Bangkok before, and we are excited to come back to this dynamic and modern global city, still rich in culture and tradition. The Empire is the perfect spot for the Nobu Bangkok, with its stunning 360-degree views and central location. Our Nobu experience will include an amazing rooftop bar, and terraces with views of the Chao Phraya River and the Green Lungs. We are pleased that both local Bangkok residents and travelers will be able to enjoy our Nobu culinary experience, whether for dining or events in the various areas of this unique destination. Alongside AWC, we are also working hard on the development of the Plaza Athenee Nobu Hotel and Spa New York. In Bangkok, we are similarly focused on the development of The Plaza Athenee Nobu Hotel and Spa Bangkok on the Chao Phraya River and the adjacent Nobu Hotel Bangkok. With AWC as our nationwide and special partner in Thailand, we are also identifying more Nobu Hotel and Restaurant locations in other parts of this vibrant country.”

Mrs. Wallapa Traisorat, Chief Executive Officer and President, Asset World Corp Public Company Limited or AWC said, “AWC is very excited to welcome the founders of Nobu Hospitality to Bangkok with our shared vision to bring an unparalleled dining experience to Bangkok. Today is a special occasion, it is an honor to host the visionary founders of Nobu Hospitality, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Mr. Robert De Niro and Mr. Meir Teper, and top management of Nobu Hospitality, Mr. Trevor Horwell, Mr. Struan McKenzie and Mr. Hiro Tahara along with the group. We believe our partnership with Nobu Hospitality, the globally renowned hospitality group, will set a new benchmark for Thailand’s culinary landscape. Nobu Bangkok and Rooftop Bar, the world’s highest Nobu, situated in the heart of Bangkok and surrounded by a 360-degree rooftop view, along with the unique concept of EA Rooftop at The Empire, will establish Bangkok as a premier and inspiring F&B and lifestyle destination.

“Moreover, the opportunity is limitless. AWC has partnered with Nobu Hospitality to create an integrated experience that spans from cuisine to hotel, encompassing the essence of three iconic buildings, which are Plaza Athenee Nobu Hotel and Spa New York, The Plaza Athenee Nobu Hotel and Spa Bangkok and Nobu Hotel Bangkok as well as many other exciting projects. These initiatives aim to create long-term sustainable value for the global hospitality industry. Developing these exceptional hotels in two major global destinations will enhance AWC’s strengths by integrating the uniquely modern luxury lifestyle of the Nobu brand, offering best-in-class products, services and sharing happiness to global travelers,” Mrs. Wallapa concluded.

Nobu Bangkok spans across the 57th to 60th floors of EA Rooftop at The Empire, one of the world’s largest and iconic F&B rooftop destinations. Nobu Bangkok is designed by Rockwell Group, the Internationally famous architecture and design firm based in New York City. Inspired by Bangkok’s natural and urban landscapes, the design concept references three distinct landscapes found in a vintage map of Thailand: Urban, River and Mountain. The design blends Thailand’s artisanal techniques, like hand-woven textiles and wood carving, with traditional Japanese arts such as Kintsugi and calligraphy. Unfolding uniquely across each floor, it offers various areas for dining, socializing, large gatherings, and celebrations, each providing a distinct experience.

• Upon arrival, guests will first be welcomed to the 57th floor, where they can enjoy a beverage lounge featuring a sculptural bar with semi-gloss black plaster and gold relief wrapping around the perimeter, forming a reflective metal grid containing shimmering crystal light fixtures, provides a delightful start to the evening. Here, they can sip drinks and unwind before their meal. The journey then continues to several private dining rooms inspired by the tea ceremony concept. The private dining suite, inspired by contemporary Japanese sake rooms, offers stunning views of Bang Krachao. The total combined seating is 42 seats. The outdoor area features lighter color palette, with yellow cream, and light wood, creating a serene and elegant ambiance.

• The 58th floor features a custom lacquered wood host stand and carved wood art. The adjacent lounge boasts banquettes framed by curving metal, adorned with Thai-inspired floral embroidery and blue leather. The indoor dining area seats 80 guests. The highlight is a captivating sushi bar, the centerpiece of Nobu, adorned with glowing onyx stone and a sculptural installation with graceful gold lines hanging from a ceiling clad in smoky mirrors that reflect the sky. The double-floor outdoor terrace with every seat facing the view, totaling 126 seats with a central bar with a sculptural design and integrated lantern fixtures in the banquettes enhances the experience.

• The 60th floor, the highest Nobu rooftop bar offers an open-sky rooftop experience with infinity views that are unparalleled in Nobu’s restaurants worldwide. The circular space is framed by organically shaped infinity pools, with 54 seats. A feature bar is topped with a monumental, curved arch, a giant sculpture that helps frame the view in a crackled, gold mosaic.

At Nobu Bangkok Restaurant and Rooftop Bar, chefs skillfully craft the Japanese-influenced menu, serving highlight dishes such as Toro Tartar, finely minced with garlic and onion in a wasabi soy sauce, topped with caviar and spring onion; Yellowtail Jalapeno, sashimi set in yuzu soy sauce with jalapeno, garlic puree, and coriander; and Beef Toban Yaki, grilled beef tenderloin with garlic puree, flamed with sake and deglazed with yuzu soy sauce, served with white onions, haricot vert, enoki, and shiitake mushrooms, and many more. Guests can also enjoy a variety of signature sakes, champagne, martini and a diverse drinks menu.

Nobu Bangkok will officially open on September 20, 2024. Located on the 58th to 60th floors of EA Rooftop at The Empire, nestled in the heart of Bangkok, these venues promise a fully immersive dining experience with breathtaking views and world-class cuisine. Get ready to indulge in a culinary adventure like no other!

About Asset World Corp Public Company Limited
Asset World Corp Public Company Limited (AWC) is Thailand’s leading integrated lifestyle real estate group and a member of TCC Group, with the focus on hospitality, lifestyle destinations, and commercial workspaces. Driven by the philosophy of “Building a Better Future,” AWC strives to grow and expand beyond the norms with a diverse array of quality projects, providing responsible and sustainable solutions for all our stakeholders. The company has two main businesses. Hospitality business managed by top hotel executives of world-renowned hotel brands such as Marriott, The Luxury Collection, InterContinental, Okura, Banyan Tree, Hilton, Sheraton, and Melia, and Commercial properties whose projects include 1) Retail and Wholesale such as lifestyle travel destinations, community shopping malls, community markets, and wholesale business real estate. Popular real estate projects consist of Asiatique the Riverfront Destination, Gateway at Bangsue, Phenix, and Tawanna Bangkapi, and 2) Commercial buildings including the famous ‘The Empire’ and Athenee Tower located in Bangkok’s central business district. AWC is committed to integrating its sustainability strategy in every part of its operations to create long-term sustainable value for all stakeholders. The sustainability strategy consists of three key pillars: Better Planet, Better People and Better Prosperity, while the framework has created numerous long-term initiatives including the reConcept, The GALLERY and other

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Discover the Unexpected Italian Taste with Chef Fabio Genghini

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Discover the Unexpected Italian Taste with Chef Fabio Genghini - TOP25RESTAURANTS.comPhuket, Thailand, June 21, 2024 / TRAVELINDEX / Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort is thrilled to announce a culinary extravaganza featuring the acclaimed Chef Fabio Genghini, whose diverse and rich culinary journey spans over two decades and multiple continents. Chef Fabio will be joining us as a guest chef for two weeks from 2nd July 2024 till 13th July 2024, bringing his global expertise and distinctive Italian flavors to our esteemed guests.

Talented Italian Chef Fabio Genghini comes to Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort at Portofino for an exclusive 2-week residency, bringing culinary magic and distinctive Italian flavors to our esteemed guests.

Hailing from his hometown Rome, Chef Fabio’s culinary journey has taken him from the heart of Europe to the vibrant landscapes of Tuscany, and the vibes of London, Malta, the exotic allure of the Middle East, in Dubai and Doha and the enchanting flavors of Asia. With almost a decade within Marriott branded hotels, including esteemed roles at Westin Doha, Sheraton Dubai, and Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi Bangkok, Chef Fabio brings a global perspective and a wealth of experience to the Pre-opening Marriott Khao Lak kitchen.

Chef Fabio’s passion for cooking ignited during his youth in Rome where he spent his early years on the Tuscany border. His first inspiration came from his grandmother, who introduced him to the joys of fresh, home-cooked meals. Accompanying her to local fresh markets and witnessing her dedication to crafting delicious dishes from scratch.

Chef Fabio states, “I bring modern techniques to the heritage of Italian cuisine, emphasizing ingredients and herbs used in the past, respecting nutrients in a standout of flavors and shines.” His approach seamlessly blends tradition with innovation, offering dishes that are both nostalgic and contemporary.

Moreover, Chef Fabio’s visit promises to be an extraordinary culinary experience that blends traditional Italian flavors with modern techniques and global influences. His dedication to his craft and his innovative approach to cooking will undoubtedly delight and inspire our guests. This two-week event is not just about enjoying exceptional food; it’s about experiencing the passion and artistry that Chef Fabio brings to every dish. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a culinary adventure that celebrates the best of Italian cuisine at Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort.

Join us for an experience that will tantalize your taste buds and create unforgettable memories.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Chananchida (Bella) Narongkool
Assistant Director of Marketing Communication
Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort
Tel: +66(0) 621519936
Email: Chananchida.Narongkool@lemeridien.com

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Experience the New 4-Course Set Lunch at Plate Restaurant, Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit

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Experience the New 4-Course Set Lunch at Plate Restaurant, Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit - TOP25RESTAURANTS.comBangkok, June 2024 – Plate Restaurant, located at Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit, introduces its new 4-Course Set Lunch, a culinary journey showcasing a delightful array of flavors from Thai, Peranakan, and exciting new Japanese and International selections.

Indulge in the offerings of our new menu, featuring Japanese delicacies such as Kojibuta Tonkatsu, Salmon Aradaki, Stir-Fried Tofu Misoyaki, and Ebi Salad, alongside Western delights including Mediterranean Baked Fish and succulent Pork Loin Steak. For those seeking a healthier option, our Super Food Bowl is not to be missed.

Each set includes your choice of soup, salad, main course, delectable dessert, and your preferred coffee or tea, ensuring a perfectly satisfying dining experience.

All this culinary delight is available for only THB 590++ per set.

Join us for Plate’s exquisite set lunch, served daily from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm at Plate Restaurant.

For menu details, please visit qrco.de/bbeDTX.

For more information or to make reservations, please contact 02 090 7888 or email FBreservations@carltonhotel.co.th

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Joyned and Volunteer World Announce Partnership

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Joyned and Volunteer World Announce Partnership - TRAVELNEWSHUB.comAward-winning social revenue innovator Joyned has announced a new agreement with Volunteer World, the leading comparison platform for volunteer programs abroad. The partnership enables those seeking a meaningful travel experience to discuss and plan volunteering trips directly on the Volunteer World website, making the process seamless and collaborative.

Joyned’s AI-based social revenue platform allows people to invite friends and family to discuss and make plans in a private and secure online space directly on the vendor’s site. Elevating the social experience for users, it simultaneously equips vendors with previously unavailable insights into the decision-making process based on group dynamics, conversations, and intent.

With around 1.6 million people worldwide going abroad to volunteer each year, there’s a real need to provide volunteers with a seamless user experience during their search. Pascal Christiaens, CEO of Volunteer World, said the decision to partner with Joyned was a strategic move to amplify the collaborative experience for users, as well as to increase revenue and competitiveness.

“We designed Volunteer World to connect people with the social projects they’ve been dreaming of. We see great value in implementing new and advanced social features for our users, who can now use Joyned to plan their volunteering journeys with friends and family members. As volunteers search and compare opportunities based on their preferences, the data-driven insights we gain at the same time are invaluable for providing them with the best-optimized options,” Christiaens added.

Commenting on the partnership, Michael Levinson, C0-Founder of Joyned, said: “We’re very excited to announce our new partnership with Volunteer World, making international volunteering accessible everywhere from Peru to South Africa. We’re truly honored to be supporting their team in enhancing users’ experience while fulfilling their desire for meaningful travel and worldwide volunteering.”

Sites like Volunteer World can typically achieve 5x their conversion rates and 6x their Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) thanks to Joyned. By leveraging secure and encrypted data-driven insights on sentiment analysis, price perception, and buying intent, they can further enrich their offering with tailored offers and personalized deals. Combined with an improved, more social, and collaborative user experience, this provides them with a competitive edge that would not be possible otherwise.

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AWC Launches Teeshot Bar the First Sports Simulator with F&B and Karaoke

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AWC Launches Teeshot Bar the First Sports Simulator with F&B and Karaoke - TRAVELINDEXBangkok, Thailand, June 19, 2024 / TRAVELINDEX / Asset World Corp Public Company Limited (AWC), Thailand’s leading integrated lifestyle real estate group, launches ‘Teeshot Bar’ at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park. The first innovative sports simulator bar with entertainment in a hotel features interactive golf and football sports programming, a karaoke area and a counter bar with a diverse selection of food and beverages. It offers an engaging hub for virtual sports, entertainment, deliciousness, and fun leisure, all within a luxury lifestyle neighborhood in Bangkok’s CBD, Sukhumvit Road. Designed under the concept ‘Sport Innovative: A Hidden Square Venue,’ this state-of-the-art facility caters to business travelers, leisure seekers, families and activity enthusiasts. It also serves as a space for corporate creative activities and fun meetings. The ‘Teeshot Bar’ will redefine the MICE business at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, offering a comprehensive experience, aims to position Bangkok as a world-class destination.

• Teeshot Bar is created under the ‘Sport Innovative A Hidden Square Venue’ concept, fostering a dynamic environment that encourages joyful gathering with physical activity by integrating cutting-edge technology and social lifestyle through sport and entertainment.

• Teeshot Bar’ enhances the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park Hotel’s reputation as a premier MICE destination in Bangkok, offering comprehensive amenities and top-notch entertainment.

Mrs. Wallapa Traisorat, Chief Executive Officer and President, Asset World Corp Public Company Limited or AWC, said “We are delighted to introduce ‘Teeshot Bar’ at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, the newest integrated innovative sports simulator in the heart of Bangkok. Teeshot Bar is more than just a state-of-the-art sports simulator, it is a vibrant hub that combines sports activities with fun, delicious dining, and relaxation, offering a superior and healthy lifestyle experience within the hotel. This hub is designed to create memorable experiences and forge connections among travelers. Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, located in the heart of the luxury lifestyle neighborhood of Phrom Phong in Bangkok’s CBD, is a prime destination for global travelers and businesspeople. With the potential to significantly elevate the Thai tourism industry, AWC is confident that the ‘Teeshot Bar’ will introduce a unique and innovative new dimension to the hotel by offering sports entertainment and a vibrant mix of creative activities, it is poised to bring joy and warmly welcome travelers from around the globe.”

Mr. Simon Bell, General Manager of Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, said “The launch of ‘Teeshot Bar’ adds a unique touch to Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, elevating the overall experience to satisfy all guests, from retail to MICE delegates. Featuring state-of-the-art sports bar simulators, karaoke area, counter bar and large LED screens for watching sporting events and hosting various social activities, along with the hotel’s renowned food and beverage services, it promises to fully integrate the needs of our guests. Our goal is to provide a memorable and superior experience with comprehensive services, everything under one roof. This supports the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park in becoming a premier tourist destination with world-class services, right in the heart of Bangkok.”

At Teeshot Bar, guests are invited to immerse themselves in an unparalleled sports and entertainment experience. Our cutting-edge golf and football programming includes engaging mini-games, virtual tournaments and skill-testing football challenges with various game scenarios. For those who love to sing, our karaoke area provides the perfect spot to belt out favorite tunes with friends. The counter bar offers expertly crafted cocktails, beer and fine wines, with an LED widescreen enhancing the ambiance, making it an ideal backdrop for watching major sports events and hosting social gatherings. Our diverse menu of international premium F&B options features snacks and pizzas, including highlights like mini hamburgers, loaded fries with satay sauce, mayo, chopped onions and Margherita pizza with fresh tomatoes, and mozzarella. Teeshot Bar caters to diverse needs, from business meetings, casual business talks, sophisticated co-working lounge to a vibrant sports entertainment.

The Tee shot Bar, designed with the inspiration to create a dynamic and immersive environment that encourages movement and innovation. Seamlessly integrating technology and social lifestyle, this space features fluid lines and geometric shapes, with a curved bar and angular accents that mirror the fluidity of movement and the aesthetics of sports equipment, while the color palette combines bold hues to evoke energy and passion, balanced by warm and calming grays and whites. Moreover, technology is deeply integrated into the space, featuring virtual reality simulators and golf swing motion capture systems that track movements and provide feedback for improvement and smart lighting with an infinity mirror of fiber optics. Enhancing the overall experience while reducing environmental impact, sports simulators offer an eco-friendly alternative, making the sport more sustainable and accessible for everyone.

“This innovative venue elevates the traveler experience to new heights and underscores our commitment to making Phrom Phong and Sukhumvit areas become the ultimate destination for unforgettable lifestyle experiences. It serves as a premier hub for sports enthusiasts, corporate team-building activities, meeting and social gatherings, further solidifying Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park’s status as a leading MICE hotel in Bangkok. We believe that Teeshot Bar will attract a diverse range of travelers, contribute to the local economy and reinforce Thailand’s reputation as a global tourism destination,” concluded Mrs. Wallapa.

‘Teeshot Bar’ is located on the M floor of Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park and is open from 10:00 AM to midnight.

For reservations, please contact: Email: restaurant-reservations.bkkqp@marriotthotels.com Tel: +66 2 059 5555

About Asset World Corp Public Company Limited
Asset World Corp Public Company Limited (AWC) is Thailand’s leading integrated lifestyle real estate group and a member of TCC Group, with the focus on hospitality, lifestyle destinations, and commercial workspaces. Driven by the philosophy of “Building a Better Future,” AWC strives to grow and expand beyond the norms with a diverse array of quality projects, providing responsible and sustainable solutions for all our stakeholders. The company has two main businesses. Hospitality business managed by top hotel executives of world-renowned hotel brands such as Marriott, The Luxury Collection, InterContinental, Okura, Banyan Tree, Hilton, Sheraton, and Melia, and Commercial properties whose projects include 1) Retail and Wholesale such as lifestyle travel destinations, community shopping malls, community markets, and wholesale business real estate. Popular real estate projects consist of Asiatique the Riverfront Destination, Gateway at Bangsue, Phenix, and Tawanna Bangkapi, and 2) Commercial buildings including the famous ‘The Empire’ and Athenee Tower located in Bangkok’s central business district. AWC is committed to integrating its sustainability strategy in every part of its operations to create long-term sustainable value for all stakeholders. The sustainability strategy consists of three key pillars: Better Planet, Better People and Better Prosperity, while the framework has created numerous long-term initiatives including the reConcept, The GALLERY and other

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Meliá Danang Beach Resort Completes Ambitious Expansion Project

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Meliá Danang Beach Resort Completes Ambitious Expansion Project - TRAVELNEWSHUB.comMeliá Danang Beach Resort has refreshed its Spanish charm with the completion of a two-year renovation that added 262 rooms, new MICE facilities, an expanded restaurant offering and a fresh look for the lobby and pool area.

The new rooms and suites feature open-plan modern interiors. The decor is inspired by beach culture with a sandy color scheme, pops of blue, and ocean-inspired artwork. Elements of local culture are also apparent, including bamboo lamps. Two room categories were added including a Premium Partial Ocean View. The 42 square meter room features a rain shower and soaking tub, and a double bed or two twins, along with a desk space and comfy sofa to enjoy the outlook. The Deluxe Sea View room, at 38 square meters, can also accommodate a double or twin bed and features a similar bright and crisp interior design.

As the popular coastal city continues to draw both business and leisure travelers, the hotel has also groomed its MICE appeal with two new upscale ballrooms and five new breakout rooms, each of which is named for the five traditional elements of metal, earth, wood, water, and fire. The five individual peaks of the sacred Marble Mountains also carry the same monikers.

The beachfront resort now offers a total of five different meeting/convention rooms and seven breakout rooms. The largest and newest ballroom, Vistar, is able to accommodate up to 600 guests at 620 square meters. The modern Marble meeting space, at 558 square meters, has a capacity of up to 500 guests.

Cape Nao, the Spanish culinary soul of the property has further tapped into Meliá’s Mediterranean roots with the expansion of the outdoor terrace area, increasing the capacity for outdoor dining to 110 guests. The new, spacious dining area, overlooking the ocean, epitomizes the Mediterranean lifestyle, with its preference for outdoor living and enjoying good food under the sun.

The hotel has seven different pools, three of which are available exclusively for The Level guests. With the refurbishment, the water height of the main pool is now level with the surrounding landscaping, and boasts an unobstructed view of the sandy shore and waves beyond.

The hotel’s arrival experience has been further elevated with the addition of a covered arrival area surrounded by tropical foliage.

Meliá Danang Beach Resort is a 521-key resort with multiple dining outlets introducing Mediterranean and South East Asian flavors, wellbeing offerings ranging from pampering at its YHI Spa to more physical pursuits such as yoga classes or exercising at the gym, and nine different room and suite options to meet the varying needs of guests.

The hotel was recently awarded Trip Advisor’s ‘Best of the Best’ Travelers’ Choice Award 2024, the highest recognition available through the leading travel guidance platform. The prestigious recognition is given to hotels and resorts ranked in the top 1% of properties worldwide.

To celebrate the new MICE facilities, Meliá Danang Beach Resort is offering a 15% discount on full day meeting packages booked from now until December 30, 2024. The special package includes two tea breaks, one lunch, and meeting room rental with equipment set up. Rates start from VND 890,000 per delegate.

About Meliá Hotels International
Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International has more than 400 hotels open or in the process of opening in more than 40 countries, and a portfolio of nine brands: Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, ME by Meliá, The Meliá Collection, Paradisus by Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, ZEL, INNSiDE by Meliá, Sol by Meliá and Affiliated by Meliá. The Company is one of the world’s leading hotel chains in the leisure segment and its experience in this area has allowed it to consolidate itself in the growing market of urban hotels inspired by leisure. Its commitment to responsible tourism has led it to be recognised as the most sustainable European hotel company (listed as “Sustainability Yearbook Member” in 2024 by S&P Global), as well as being a “Top Employer 2024” brand in Spain, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Italy, Germany, France and Vietnam. Meliá Hotels International is also part of the IBEX 35.

About Meliá Hotels & Resorts
Meliá has 125 hotels in Europe (57), America (19), Cuba (15), Africa (5) and Asia (29). We are present in 31 countries and currently have 24 hotels under development in 10 countries.

At Meliá Hotels & Resorts, we stand out for our unique Spanish style in the hospitality industry and for our warmth, closeness and passion for service. This means that we offer our guests a unique wellness experience.

Our Spanish warmth and spontaneity are part of our Mediterranean roots and are always present in the Meliá experience. An experience that is enriched by providing thoughtful extra services. Paying attention to the smallest details and providing personalized experiences for each guest.

We see wellness from an innovative perspective. It is not wellness applied only to nutrition or wellness services, it is 360º wellness. The wellness we want to convey is global. You can find it in all aspects of the brand from different perspectives: physical wellness, spiritual wellness, leisure wellness, social wellness, occupational wellness, environmental wellness, financial wellness and nutritional wellness.

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Meliá Chiang Mai Celebrates Slow Travel with Long-Stay Perks

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Meliá Chiang Mai Celebrates Slow Travel with Long-Stay Perks - TOP25HOTELS.comAs an increasing number of travellers embrace ‘slow travel’, Meliá Chiang Mai is offering a host of benefits ranging from discounts on spa and dining to access to its executive lounge.

For stays of seven days or more, the urban hotel’s “Travel Slow in Chiang Mai” package affords guests daily 20% discounts on YHI Spa treatments, minibar items, laundry, and food and beverage at the hotel’s two restaurants, two bars, lobby lounge and in-room dining.

Drawing on Meliá’s Spanish origins and celebrating Spain’s famed gastronomy, Meliá Chiang Mai’s dining landscape features restaurants Mai Restaurant and Bar and Laan Na Kitchen, bars Mai The Sky Bar and Tien Pool Bar, and lounges Ruen Kaew and The Level Lounge; the latter a 21st-floor executive lounge with panoramic views of the city.

Featuring seven treatment rooms designed in an underwater theme and a Thai herbal sauna and steam, YHI Spa uses ancient Asian healing wisdom combined with modern wellness techniques. Its broad spectrum of treatments includes massages, body scrubs and wraps, facials, hydrotherapy, manicures and pedicures.

Guests staying in The Level Room categories, including The Level Premium Room, The Level Premium Corner Room, The Level Suite and The Level Presidential Suite, also enjoy exclusive access to 21st floor The Level Lounge, which offers all-day snacks and beverages accompanied by panoramic vistas of the city and famed Doi Suthep Temple on the mountaintop to the west.

The executive lounge’s amenities and experiences include a private breakfast service from 7-10.30am, afternoon tea from 2.30-4pm, and cocktails and canapes for adults only from 5-7pm.

Tucked under the hotel’s 22nd floor 360-degree rooftop bar Mai The Sky Bar, the highest bar in Chiang Mai, The Level Lounge is a visual marvel. Guests enter the venue under an arch that pays homage to a nearby temple. In a salute to Chiang Mai’s Bo Sang Umbrella Village, large installations of illuminated umbrella ribs cling to the ceiling. Various artworks of umbrella canopies hang on the walls, such as those made from antique Chiang Mai textiles.

Fresh complimentary fruits in the room on arrival and a late check-out until 2pm are also among long-stay benefits.

“If you want to stay in one place for longer on your travels, Chiang Mai is the ultimate slow travel destination due to so much to see and do, ranging from the Old Town and incredible Buddhist temples to bustling markets and then elephant sanctuaries and night safaris,” said Meliá Chiang Mai’s general manager Marc Selinger.

“Our ‘Travel Slow in Chiang Mai’ experience encourages travellers and digital nomads to make the most out of their time in this charming historical city and its reinvigorating mountainous surrounds with all sorts of pampering perks at our hotel.”

Guests staying for two weeks or longer also receive one-time access to Mai The Sky Bar and a cocktail on the house.

Meliá Chiang Mai is located on the lively Charoen Prathet Road by the River Ping and Night Bazaar. With a design that pays homage to contemporary aesthetics and Chiang Mai’s charming history and culture, Meliá Chiang Mai is located six kilometers from the Chiang Mai International Airport, near an array of tourist attractions including the Old Town with its ancient moat and red-brick walls and the city’s oldest temple Wat Chiang Man.

The 20% discount applied to food and beverage excludes alcoholic beverages. Late check-out is subject to availability.

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VGC Clubs Turn Up Heat With Summer Deals

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VGC Clubs Turn Up Heat With Summer Deals - TOP25GOLFCOURSES.comVietnam Golf Coast (VGC) clubs are turning up the heat this summer with a raft of sizzling offers. With championship layouts designed by legends such as Colin Montgomerie (Montgomerie Links), Luke Donald (Ba Na Hills Golf Club), and Sir Nick Faldo (Laguna Golf Lang Co), Central Vietnam has emerged as one of Asia’s top destinations for play.

And the clubs putting the region on the global golf map are pulling out the stops during the hottest period of the year. Enticements range from twilight golf to stay-and-play packages that link world-class play with some of Vietnam’s most luxurious accommodations.

At Montgomerie Links, visitors can combine play on the acclaimed course — a subtle beauty where Montgomerie has fashioned old-world design elements into a challenging layout — with accommodation at its on-site hotel. Its summer Stay & Play package comes in at a highly attractive rate of just VND3,475,000 (USD136) per person.

For those looking to extend their golfing experience, a second round is priced at VND1,000,000 (USD40) for 9 holes and VND1,600,000 (USD63) for 18 holes. Other summer season highlights at the club include discounts on driving range membership, bulk-buy packages of 10 or 30 rounds and special rates for corporate clients.

“Central Vietnam is very much a year-round destination for golf and visitors can look forward to discounted access to immaculately conditioned courses during the summer season,” said Le Vo Hoang Van, club manager at Montgomerie Links.

Stay-and-play possibilities and twilight golf are among the highlights at Laguna Lang Co, where the Sir Nick Faldo Signature Design at Laguna Golf Lang Co is complemented by sumptuous accommodations at Banyan Tree Lang Co and Angsana Lang Co hotels.

Indeed, Laguna Golf Lang Co and Ba Na Hills Golf Club were named among the top 100 golf resorts in the world last year by golf.com.

Special rates on golf include green fees of VND1,600,000 (USD63) for tee off after 2pm, a “Golden Hour” rate of VND999,999 (USD39) for tee off from 3 pm, and a sunset rate of VND800,000 (USD32) for tee off from 3.30 pm. Golfers teeing off after 3 pm also get a free ice-cold beer included in the special rate. There’s also a “play 4, pay 3” rate that offers guests flexibility.

“We are proud to be able to offer one of the region’s best stay-and-play combinations here at Laguna Lang Co,” said Stephen Banks, Director of Golf at Laguna Lang Co. “Golfers can take advantage of our fantastic twilight rates and then cool off with their families in the 300m mega pool at Angsana Lang Co or in the private pool at some of the most appealing villas in Vietnam.”

At Ba Na Hills Golf Club, where Donald’s masterpiece winds through undulating terrain, floodlights enable the possibility of night golf. As such, visitors can take advantage of a Twi-night Golf promotion that applies for tee times from 1.48 pm onwards. The rate for 18-holes under this offer is priced at VND2,500,000 (USD100) per person and includes one local beer.

A few long-iron shots from Ba Na Hills Golf Club is Sun World Ba Na Hills, home to the famous Golden Bridge: a 150-metre-long pedestrian bridge that is one of Asia’s most photographed landmarks. The Golf & Sunworld package (VND3,800,00/USD150) includes one round of golf, a round-trip cable car ticket to Sun World Ba Na Hills, a complimentary WOW-PASS ticket, and an E-voucher for F&B benefits at Sunworld Ba Na Hills.

“We know that summer holiday time is precious,” said Gary Dixon, General Manager of Ba Na Hills Golf Club. “Our packages mean that golfers and their families can make the most of the golf and activities in the region.”

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Bangkok’s TOP25 Restaurants 2024 Revealed at Park Hyatt Bangkok

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Bangkok, Thailand, June 10, 2024 / TRAVELINDEX / TOP25Restaurants.com, the world’s first organization to use artificial intelligence (AI) to curate and recognize the finest dining establishments across the globe, is thrilled to unveil the much-anticipated list of the top 25 restaurants in Bangkok for 2024. This year marks a new and highly updated edition of the prestigious ranking, a testament to our commitment to celebrating culinary excellence in Bangkok.

The top spot was taken by restaurant POTONG, a Thai-Chinese fine dining restaurant by chef Pichaya “Pam” Soontornyanakij, followed closely by Côte by Mauro Colagreco at Capella hotel and helmed by chef Davide Garavaglia, in third Baan Tepa, the new two-star Michelin restaurant and in fourth came the internationally acclaimed restaurant SORN where Chef Ice serves unmatched Southern Thai food. Seven restaurants were newly awarded and included in the TOP25, among Embassy Room offering the first Catalan Culinary Experience in Bangkok, Chai Jia Chai, a premier modern Cantonese omakase restaurant and restaurant ÎNT surprising guests with progressive Thai, 13-course tasting menu.

Founded by Bernard Metzger, the visionary behind the TOP25 Restaurants Guide series said; “In 2018, when we launched TOP25 Restaurants Bangkok as the world’s first AI-powered restaurant guide our aim was transform how we discover and celebrate exceptional dining experiences. There was no Chat GPT and few people had even heard of AI, artificial intelligence; the goal was to publish a guide that is more dynamic, comprehensive, and objective than any other.

The TOP25 Restaurants Bangkok Awards 2024 event took place on June 10, 2024, at the luxurious Park Hyatt Bangkok hotel.

A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the award certificate to each of the top 25 restaurants Bangkok award winners. These elegant certificates featured the restaurant’s name and its 2024 rank and were personally presented by Mr. Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Asia and South Pacific) at the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Mr. Noor Ahmad Hamid, Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). This added a touch of distinction to the evening, underscoring the significance of this recognition.

THE TOP25 Restaurants Bangkok 2024
Ranked by the Restaurant Rating Index ( www.top25restaurants.com/thailand/bangkok/ )

1. Potong
2. Côte by Mauro Colagreco
3. Baan Tepa
4. Sorn
5. Embassy Room
6. Mezzaluna
7. INDDEE
8. Chef’s Table
9. Savelberg
10. Sühring
11. Gaa
12. Chia Jai Chia
13. Maison Dunand
14. Elements, Inspired by Ciel Bleu
15. R-Haan
16. Sushi Masato
17. IGNIV
18. Le Du
19. Juksunchae
20. Khaan
21. Blue by Alain Ducasse
22. Resonance
23. CLARA
24. ÎNT Restaurant
25. Mia

For the first time, Travelindex Group introduced the TOP25 Restaurants Special Awards to honor not only the top 25 winners but also excellence in culinary heritage, groundbreaking innovation in the restaurant industry, and a young rising star chef.

The winners of the special awards are:
PerfectCheck received the Restaurant Industry Innovation Award
Chef Goji Kobayashi, Chef-Owner at Sushi Kuuya received the Young Rising Star Chef Award
North Restaurant, was awarded the Culinary Heritage Excellence Award

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all 25 winners and special award recipients and express our gratitude to the culinary community in Bangkok for their unwavering dedication to the art of gastronomy. Your passion and creativity continue to inspire and delight.

About TOP25 Restaurants by Travelindex:
TOP25 Restaurants is the World’s First AI-Powered restaurant guide. It is the only independent, global rating system based on artificial intelligence enhanced by human expertise and discernment. This dynamic synergy not only ensures unparalleled accuracy but enriches the curation process with a depth of understanding and nuance unparalleled elsewhere. The annual TOP25 Restaurants Awards celebrates the most outstanding restaurants and showcases the ultimate collection of dining venues in each destination. TOP25 Restaurants is owned by Travelindex Group, a content-driven ecosystem for the travel and tourism sectors. The media group operates an open and free digital platform, connecting millions of travelers worldwide and providing inspiration and advice for discerning travelers and tourists. In addition to Bangkok, Travelindex Group also publishes TOP25 Restaurant Guides in the following destinations: Phuket, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macao, Shanghai, Delhi and Dubai. www.top25restaurants.com

Visit us online for more information about Travelindex and follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter and YouTube.

About Park Hyatt Bangkok
Park Hyatt Bangkok is a Tranquil Oasis above Bustling Bangkok. Centrally located in the heart of the Thai capital’s central business district. Featuring contemporary architecture matched by luxurious residential interiors, expertly curated art, world-class food and wine, and refined service, all coupled with a promise to offer unique Thai experiences that reflect the country’s rich culture, gracious hospitality, and colorful lifestyles. The hotels interior design brief – to create a sophisticated private residence and sanctuary reflecting Thailand’s rich culture – was eloquently executed by New York- based Yabu Pushelberg, who also served as the designers of the brand’s flagship Park Hyatt New York hotel. This is the award0winning design duo’s first hotel in Bangkok, and they have created a calm and stylish environment unfolding through a series of unique and intimate spaces.

About PerfectCheck
PerfectCheck transforms restaurants revenue and profit optimization. PerfectCheck is a cutting-edge, plug-and-play tool designed to give restaurant professionals a clear view of their business performance. The innovative modules let restaurant owners visualize key metrics, optimize table occupancy, enhance menu offerings, and improve server performance – all without manual data analysis. Seamlessly integrating with the POS and Table Management systems, PerfectCheck provides accurate forecasts and actionable insights. Focus on running your restaurant while PerfectCheck maximizes your profitability. www.perfectcheck.com
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For media enquiries please contact:
Nicole Lim
Content Editor & Media Relations
TOP25 Restaurants Bangkok
e: media@top25restaurants.com

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Thailand’s First INNSiDE Hotel Named Best Luxury Bleisure Hotel

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Thailand’s First INNSiDE Hotel Named Best Luxury Bleisure Hotel - TOP25HOTELS.comINNSiDE by Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit has been lauded as the leading luxury bleisure hotel in Bangkok in this year’s Luxury Lifestyle Awards.

Based in New York City, the global awards are in their 16th year and assess more than 5,000 goods and services in 400 categories from more than 100 countries. According to the awards’ organising committee: “The objective of these awards is to recognise excellence across the whole range of industry sectors and maintain the highest standards in the industry worldwide”.

After undergoing a selection process by the award’s organizing committee based on selection criteria including reputation, craftsmanship, credibility, uniqueness, brand awareness, sustainability, luxury experience, personalization, and excellence, INNSiDE by Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit has been deemed the winner of the ‘Best Luxury Bleisure Hotel in Bangkok’ category. The organising committee applauded the hotel, that debuted in July 2023, for being “one of the best in its sector” and its “impeccable reputation and professional performance”.

INNSiDE by Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit’s general manager Aarron Nelson said he and his team were thrilled the urban lifestyle hotel has been recognised on the world stage for its eclectic mix of remarkable business and leisure facilities and services so soon after its July 2023 debut.

“With integrated co-working spaces, playful meeting rooms and multifunctional areas designed to encourage creativity and productivity, a sky-high transparent infinity pool, incredible rooftop tapas bar LUZ and more, we’re not your typical bleisure hotel,” said Nelson. “Our hotel has a lot of storytelling behind it; each floor tells a story about a certain famous Bangkok landmark. Our compelling design, our vibrant team, and all the exciting possibilities we offer seamlessly combining business and leisure are connecting with a lot of people.”

Situated at 1472 Sukhumvit Road, the new On Nut hotel is a 30-minute ride from Suvarnabhumi Airport and close to an array of services and attractions suited to business and leisure travellers including the On Nut BTS Skytrain station and Bangkok’s largest convention centre, BITEC.

The hotel’s vast 32nd floor co-working space with soaring floor-to-ceiling windows offers a front seat to Bangkok’s sweeping skyline. Five meeting rooms and multifunctional areas, such as the Big Ideas Space, underpin the INNSiDE brand and lend themselves to being mixed and matched for all sorts of bespoke social and corporate events.

Together with the hotel’s jewel in the crown, an awe-inspiring infinity pool, The Giant Swing Pool Bar commands the 34th floor. Nestled between bar and pool, a compelling contemporary interpretation of Bangkok’s Brahman structure The Giant Swing is a dramatic photo backdrop. By night, the pool bar becomes an upper-floor extension of the hotel’s 33rd floor LUZ Bangkok Tapas Bar. Offering authentic Spanish tapas, wines, beer on tap, cocktails and signature sangrias, the tapas bar invites diners to embark on a culinary pilgrimage across Spain. A spectacle unlike any other in Bangkok, tapas bar guests peer into the bottom of the infinity pool.

INNSiDE by Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit is part of a collection of unique urban and beach hotels in 14 different countries designed for those with curious minds who cultivate a fluid lifestyle when it comes to work and leisure.

About Meliá Hotels International

Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International has more than 400 hotels open or in the process of opening in more than 40 countries, and a portfolio of nine brands: Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, ME by Meliá, The Meliá Collection, Paradisus by Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, ZEL, INNSiDE by Meliá, Sol by Meliá and Affiliated by Meliá. The Company is one of the world’s leading hotel chains in the leisure segment and its experience in this area has allowed it to consolidate itself in the growing market of urban hotels inspired by leisure. Its commitment to responsible tourism has led it to be recognised as the most sustainable European hotel company according to S&P Global’s Sustainability Yearbook 2024, as well as being a “Top Employer 2024” brand in Spain, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Italy, Germany, France and Vietnam. Meliá Hotels International is also part of the IBEX 35.

About INNSiDE by Meliá
INNSiDE is a collection of unique urban and beach hotels designed for those with curious minds and fluid lives. Always true to their destination, they give guests the freedom to connect or disconnect among an independent community of like-minded travellers.

INNSiDE provides guests with all the everyday essentials and extra-special details to make their stay all the more unique. From in-room comforts to the inspiring Big Idea Space, Open Living Lounges, and fitness studios, we allow guests to feel more-than-at-home.

Sustainability is also packed into all the little details: every room is equipped with paper and plastic-free collateral and complimentary organic cosmetics. INNSiDE celebrates the culture of each of its locations with an events calendar, handy city guides for guests, and by spotlighting a local artist’s work across the hotel walls and onto merchandise and staff uniforms.

There are currently 38 INNSiDE by Meliá properties worldwide, with the brand continuing to expand its global footprint. All properties are located in the best lifestyle neighbourhood travel destinations. Some of them are Spain (Madrid, Mallorca, Ibiza, Fuerteventura, Zaragoza), United Kingdom (Liverpool, Newcastle, Manchester), United States (New York, Lima), Germany (Berlin, Bremen, Frankfurt, Munich, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Aachen, Leipzig, Hamburg) Czech Republic (Prague), France (Paris), Italy (Milano), China (Zhengzhou), Indonesia (Yogyakarta), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) and Netherlands (Amsterdam) .

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