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Madison Restaurant on Favourite Wine Places Around the World

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Madison Restaurant on Favourite Wine Places Around the World - - TRAVELINDEXBangkok, Thailand, April 9, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Madison Restaurant at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel has been selected to join the exclusive Star Wine List of more than 1,500 great wine bars and wine restaurants in over thirty countries. The selections on Star Wine List are made by a team of wine professionals around the world and venues cannot apply to be included on the list.

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Madison sports a wine and Champagne collection of more than 200 labels with a wide range of go-to crowd-pleasers as well as low-intervention boutique producers. The Tony Chi-designed contemporary steakhouse’s extensive wine list was curated by the luxury hotel’s first female Head Sommelier and Thailand’s Best Sommelier 2019, Ms Nutawan Jumpanak (Khun Nuch).

Khun Nuch continuously strives to increase the complexity of the list to represent all regions of wine producing countries, offering diners a selection that ranges from very approachable, reasonably priced wines to high-end varietals. “I am especially proud of our collection of biodynamic and sustainable wines from lesser-known boutique producers”, she said.

Commenting on the inclusion of Madison Restaurant on the Star Wine List, Ms Liora Levi, top sommelier professional and Star Wine List’s Ambassador Manager, said that the list offers a diverse selection of wines from all corners of the world. “You can find everything from a lovely Japanese white, through both traditional and untraditional rosés and sparkling to a classic list of both French and Italian reds with lots of exciting not so classical additions from many other places in the world. Nice prices and some truly good buys”, she concluded.

Madison is in the Parichart Court at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel and is open for lunch daily from 12h00 to 14h30 and for dinner Monday through Saturday from 18h00 to 22h30.

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About Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas
Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.

From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise. The portfolio currently boasts over 40 stunning hotels and resorts located in Thailand, Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Seychelles, Mozambique, Zambia, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Tunisia, Portugal, Spain, Hungary and Italy, with a pipeline of future properties across Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

First published at – Global Travel News

TAT Pushed the Workation Trend and Continues with the Workation Paradise Throughout Thailand

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The TAT Thailand Project is encouraging working & outing from anywhere to stimulate the domestic tourism market.

TAT Pushed the Workation Trend and Continues with the Workation Paradise Throughout ThailandThe Ministry of Tourism and Sports by Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) turned a new page of tourism by presenting a new style of tourism experience that suits the new normal age through a project named “Workation Paradise Throughout Thailand”, in order to encourage working & outing from anywhere. Workation Thailand’s core message is giving a chance to agencies or organizations to change their workplaces to anywhere— working and holding a meeting in a different environment. The change will provide the accommodation sector a chance to improve their services to support tourists’ freedom working style in choosing their desired workplaces. Together, we will open to a new experience, create inspiration, and fulfill happiness by traveling.

The Workation Paradise Throughout Thailand Project builds on a workation style of tourism based on the new normal tourism. It is the answer to tourism during the covid-19 situation that encourages tourists in Thailand to go on a trip on weekdays. It helps stimulate Thailand tourism market and encourages tourism entrepreneurs to adapt and improve their businesses, especially the accommodation businesses that will step into a new dimension of service; in order to meet nowadays’ demand of working and outing at the same time. This presentation of products and services will increase the opportunity to generate income in the tourism industry and improve Thailand tourism businesses to sustainably move forward, by cooperating with allies in the tourism industry to create various packages that best suit working and outing freely. The packages are available through an online channel on the website to conveniently access the products and services.

The packages are divided into 4 types as follow:

  1. Resort & Hotel Special Deal (weekdays accommodation and meeting place)
  2. CSR Outing / theme traveling
  3. Gastronomy / Luxury
  4. Special Deal / special interest trips

Not only that, but the Workation Paradise Throughout Thailand Project also joins hands with TRUE HEALTH to provide special deals to tourists who get special deals from the website. Get a chance to see a doctor for free on the Mor Dee application.

Moreover, the project also holds “The Best Workation Place” event which invites tourists to go workation and take a picture or video and post it on social media (Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter) with #WorkationThailand and #WorkationParadise hashtags. Get a chance to win prizes worth 1,000,000 baht in total and go on a workation trip.

Entrepreneurs who are interested in presenting their packages or special deals on the website, or tourists who are interested in buying special deals and travel packages, please visit or contact Line: @workationthailand for more information.

Thai VietJet Successfully Launch First Flight Bangkok to Phnom Penh

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Thai VietJet Successfully Launch First Flight Bangkok to Phnom Penh - - TRAVELINDEXPhnom Penh, Cambodia, April 7, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Thai VietJet successfully commenced the inaugural flight of its new international service between Bangkok and Phnom Penh, with the welcome event at Phnom Penh International Airport. The flight VZ720 from Bangkok was warmly welcomed with the presence of H.E Gen Mao Havanall, Minister in Charge of State Secretariat of Civil Aviation; H.E. Mr. Panyarak Poolthup, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Kingdom of Cambodia; Mr. Alain Brun, Chief Executive Officer of Cambodia Airports; and Mr. Sao Wathana, Director of Phnom Penh International Airport.

Mr. Woranate Laprabang, Chief Executive Officer of Thai VietJet, said: “After a long market’s service disruption from COVID-19, Thai VietJet is delighted to spread our wings with the international flight network expansion once again. By connecting the two Southeast Asian economic, cultural hubs, the successful launch of Thai VietJet’s new Phnom Penh – Bangkok service is yet another milestone in the airline’s regional connectivity efforts. We are confident that the new service will play an important role in bridging people between the two countries, as well as contributing to the revival of tourism and the overall development of the economy.”

Welcoming the maiden flight at the airport, Mr. Alain BRUN, Chief Executive Officer of Cambodia Airports, said: “In the last 3 months, after a pause due to the covid-19 pandemic and its impact on air travel, all international carriers operating flights linking Phnom Penh and Bangkok have been back in the network. Another sign of the recent traffic momentum is today’s introduction of service by Thai VietJet, a newcomer for this major route. Our airport teams explore any opportunities of regaining the pre-pandemic levels of traffic and, therefore, look forward to this nascent cooperation with Thai VietJet.”

In the beginning, the new international service Phnom Penh – Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) will operate 3 flights a week every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with the flight duration of 1 hour 10 minutes and following flight schedule, and more frequency could be added subject to market demand.

In addition to the new international service Phnom Penh – Bangkok, together with the Group’s network, Thai Vietjet has normalized schedule service between Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh city (Vietnam) of up to 5 flights/week in total, delivering great choice for travelers between the two countries. In the coming time, the airline expects to expand its international flight network to many more destinations in the Asia-pacific region, including Vietnam, Singapore, Taiwan, and more.

As the Fastest Growing Low-cost Carrier of the Year (by Global Business Outlook Magazine, London), Thai Vietjet has continuously expanded its flight network, both domestic and international. The carrier has thoroughly prepared for the resumption of regular international flights with new aviation products and affordable fares to offer its passengers safe and enjoyable flying experiences on new and modern aircraft. To ensure good flight experiences, passengers are advised to follow localities’ regulations on disease prevention and control, and immigration regulations of destination countries including vaccine passports, negative PCR tests, quarantine, accommodation, etc.

About Thai VietJet
Established in 2014, Thai VietJet has been cooperating with VietJet to extend its flight network and provide more opportunities for travelers to discover Thailand and many other countries with its hospitable and enjoyable service. With a focus on cost management ability, effective operations and performance, the airline offers flying opportunities with cost-saving and flexible fares as well as diversified services to meet customers’ demands.

Awarded ‘The Fastest Growing Low-cost Carrier of the 2020’ by Global Business Outlook Magazine, Thai VietJet has been continuously expanding its young and modern fleet, featuring Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. The airline has also recently been awarded the ‘Most Passenger-Friendly Cabin Crew – 2021’ airline from International Finance Magazine, emphasizing its position as the ‘airline of hospitality’, reinforcing its core value of ‘Friendly & Fun’, together with ‘Safety’, ‘Punctuality, and ‘Affordable Price’.

Currently, Thai VietJet operates 14 Thailand domestic routes, including flights from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phuket, Krabi, Udon Thani, Hat Yai, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Ubon Ratchathani, and Surat Thani, cross-regional flights including from Phuket to Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, and Udon Thani, and direct flights from Hat Yai to Chiang Rai. The airline is also actively expanding its international flight network to many destinations across Asia-pacific, connecting Thailand with Vietnam, Taiwan, Singapore, and other top destinations in the region.

First published at – Global Travel News

Cartier Unveils Re-imagined Retail Experience at Bangkok Airport

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Cartier Unveils Re-imagined Retail Experience at Bangkok Airport - TOP25LUXURYCOLLECTIONS - TRAVELINDEXBangkok, Thailand, April 5, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Cartier has emerged stronger than ever in its pursuit to cater to new travelers’ wants and needs, showing renewed commitment with their trusted partner – King Power International to accelerate the Maison’s presence in major airports.

Unwavering in its dedication to elevating client experience, Cartier introduces its latest airport boutique concept at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. With this refined and impactful architectural statement, the Maison writes another bold chapter in its story as a distinctive brand within travel retail.

From feminine to masculine universes, a well-defined product zoning integrates seamlessly different product categories to create a fluid customer journey. A subtle combination of Cartier codes and local colors evoke an elegant and grandiose boutique, equipped with fine details to enhance the mood of travel, including drawer pull handles resembling luggage handles. A dedicated ‘‘icon bar’ is also incorporated, where shoppers with limited time at the airport can easily access the Maison’s signature creations.

To give a sense of place, local elements are infused into each boutique concept to deliver singular experiences to travelers. The interiors of the boutique at Bangkok airport feature signature hues of Cartier, creating a warm and inviting space

Since a blossoming partnership in 2004 with King Power International Company, Cartier’s boutique at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok has gone from strength to strength.

Strategically located at the gateway after customs clearance, its present location was a result of a move on March 1st 2022. Tradition meets modernity with an unmissable 40-meter façade, complete with two wide entrances to create fluid customer flow.

The interiors are subtle and Cartier adds its signature touches to create a warm and inviting space with well-defined and integrated product zoning, creating quintessentially Cartier.

Most notably, the boutique is the first in the Southeast Asia & Oceania region to enchant the senses with its full range of jewelry and watches under the Maison’s female, male and unisex product offerings.

“With Cartier, our longstanding partner, we proudly introduce the reinvigorated boutique at Suvarnabhumi Airport, which enables us to initiate contemporary conversations with clients as we continue to uphold our tradition of service in making travelers feel at home.” Antares Cheng, Chief Merchandising Officer, King Power International

First published at – Global Travel News

Return of World’s Wettest Festival

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Return of World’s Wettest Festival - TRAVELINDEX - VISITTHAILAND.netSuspended due to Covid for the past two years, the people of Thailand will be in a celebratory mood this Thai New Year when they take to the streets to make merit, join parades, and of course, go slightly delirious with water fights. The annual Songkran Festival is back, and it will be wet n’ wild all across Thailand from April 13-15.

For those who prefer to keep their feet on dry land for this holiday, here are a few luxury escapes:

Banyan Tree Samui
This idyllic getaway is tranquil, refined and isolated – everything you need to bodyswerve the pandemonium of the water fights. But that’s not saying there won’t be fun: Banyan Tree Samui is planning three days of frivolity for all the family, beginning on April 13 with a Splash Party on the resort’s exclusive beachfront, including free-flow drinks, snacks and ice-cream. (Price: 799THB per head; free for children under 12) The following evening, a street market will be set up on the beachfront lawn. Entertainment will include the traditional Lao Kratop Mai folk dance with bamboo rods (Price 1,550 nett per person; free for kids under 12). Finally, on April 15, a High Tea Buffet will be rolled out at Saffron Restaurant, perched high above the resort and commanding a spectacular view of the sea.(Price: 1,550 THB nett per couple, including a complimentary Sanctuary Day Pass). And throughout the week, Saffron Restaurant will host a special 5-course set menu every evening, featuring authentic Thai cuisine (2,100 nett per person). For reservations and inquiries call 077-915-333.

Meliá Chiang Mai
The first five-star hotel to debut in Chiang Mai since the onset of the global pandemic, Meliá Chiang Mai will make a splash when it opens its doors for business on April 10 this year. The urban hotel, that towers over the Ping River and bustling Night Bazaar, is celebrating its first Songkran with a special promotion for Thai residents and expats. Anchored by a two-night stay in a Meliá Room, Meliá Chiang Mai’s offer includes daily breakfast for two, a roundtrip airport transfer from and to Chiang Mai International Airport, and a complimentary cocktail for two at 360-degree rooftop bar Mai The Sky Bar. Like a jewel in a crown, Mai The Sky Bar on the hotel’s 22nd floor features two bars connected by a glass bridge and affords spectacular views of the River Ping to the city’s east and famed Doi Suthep Temple on the mountaintop to the west. As part of the promotion, one child below 12 years of age stays for free inclusive of breakfast. With a booking period from now until April 16, and a stay period from April 10-30, the Songkran offer is priced at THB 4599 nett per room, that is then priced at THB 2760 nett when the We Travel Together campaign is applied. Call 052 090 699.

First published at – Global Travel News

Thailand to Host 2022 Global Summit of Women

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Thailand to Host 2022 Global Summit of Women - - TRAVELINDEXBangkok, Thailand, April 1, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The Global Summit of Women 2022, the world’s major international business and economic forum for women leaders, is set to be held in Thailand in June, announced by the Summit President and the Thailand Host Committee in a press conference at ICONSIAM. Thailand is honored to host the Summit in its 32nd year, which is an excellent opportunity to showcase Thailand’s potential as an international conference and convention host, and “World Destination” following the coronavirus pandemic.

Global Summit of Women 2020 will be held from 23-25 June 2022 at the Centara Grand Hotel and Bangkok Convention Centre under the theme “Women: Creating Opportunities in the New Reality.” Women leaders in business and government sectors from around the world will attend, in a great opportunity to highlight the potential of Thailand to international delegates as a “World Destination,” both in hosting international conferences and the readiness to open the country for tourism. Thailand was previously scheduled to host the event in 2020, but this was postponed to 2022 by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ms Irene Natividad, President of the Global Summit of Women 2020, said that apart from its natural and historic bounty, Thailand ranks high in women’s economic participation in business and government at both the regional and global levels.

“As Summit President, I am looking forward to bringing this renowned Summit to Thailand, a global gathering of women in business and government from around the world. The 2022 Summit theme: ‘Women: Creating Opportunities in the New Reality,’ will focus on driving the post-pandemic economy. The new global marketplace has been changed by technology and innovation, meaning that now there are new ways for women engage in business transformation through e-commerce. Male and female senior executives of multinational corporations are expected from countries as diverse as South Africa, Vietnam, France, Spain, Mexico, Germany, and Kazakhstan. There is genuine excitement in being able to meet in person for the first time, in over two years since the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The Summit President said that the upcoming Summit would be a dynamic, fact-filled, and engaging conference on what can be done to move the needle on economic equity for women and create new opportunities post-pandemic. It will help with active cross-border networking, robust best practice exchanges, inspiring presentations, focusing on creative solutions to advance women’s economic progress globally in a post-COVID world as workers, small business owners, consumers, and investors.

The conference will underline how women will be critical players in the economic recovery, as throughout the last decade, women have contributed to raising national GDPs globally.
Ms Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Chair of the Thai Host Committee and former Minister of Tourism, said that the Thai Host Committee has delighted and honored that Thailand will be hosting this year’s Summit. It is the biggest stage for international women leaders in the world. It confirms our capabilities to host conferences that will impress participants and enhance Thailand’s image and confidence in its economy.

“The Global Summit of Women 2022 will generate confidence in the Thai economy, focusing on continued economic development and promoting new investment. I am sure that this Summit will empower women and encourage cooperation between every sector to build a new generation for economic recovery and a better world. The content of the three-day conference will highlight future business opportunities and enable networking to promote mutual economic success.”

Ms Kobkarn is also confident in strict measures implemented to control the spread of COVID-19 at the Summit. This Summit edition is also special for its “Carbon Neutral” format, which will monitor greenhouse gas emissions from its various activities. The activities include electricity, participants’ travel, catering, and waste management. There will be support for offsetting emissions from activities by purchasing carbon credits from the Project to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Thailand. The Summit will also present community products from around Thailand to create opportunities for local communities to develop as entrepreneurs at the international level.

Mr Siripakorn Chiosamut, Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, and Marketing Director at the Tourist Authority of Thailand (TAT), talked about Thailand’s readiness to open the country to women leaders at this international conference and international tourists.

“This world-level convention in Thailand is an important step to build confidence internationally that Thailand is ready to welcome tourists after the long slowdown in tourism during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. It is also an opportunity to provide an impressive tourist experience to the women leaders who are delegates at the Global Summit of Women 2022. TAT has designated 2022 as Visit Thailand Year 2022: Amazing New Chapters. Women currently have a key role in driving the economy because of their capabilities for increased income. They are also one of the major market segments with high tourism potential because of their confidence and courage in deciding to travel.”

Mr Siripakorn was confident that this Global Summit of Women would be successful due to the cooperation of various departments and organizations in Thailand, who have come together to host the event and show off Thailand’s potential in tourism and business investment. It will help promote Thailand as a Preferred Destination and a World Destination.

Ms Nichapa Yoswee, Senior Vice President of the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, thanked the Summit Organizing Committee for seeing the promise of Thailand as a forum for vital social topics at the international level, showcasing Thailand’s potential to host international conferences.

“The Global Summit of Women is a world-class International Convention supporting the roles and rights of women at a global forum for women leaders. It will inspire the world community to see the importance of Gender Equality, Diversity, and Inclusiveness, consistent with Thailand’s 12th National Economic and Social Development Plan. The Summit will welcome women leaders from 60 countries worldwide as delegates and demonstrate Thailand’s capability to host world-class conferences. We expect the Summit to generate inward income for the country of around 80 million baht.”

Ms Nichapa said that although Thailand has been continually impacted by the COVID-19 situation recently, the MICE industry in Thailand could generate income to Thailand of over 33.3 billion baht, creating over 46,000 jobs. Many international conferences are scheduled in Thailand this year, including the APEC Thailand 2022 Leaders’ Summit.

The Global Summit of Women is an international forum providing crucial connections for women business leaders, professionals, and administrators in the government, private and social sectors worldwide, in a network of cooperation and sharing experiences. The aim is to expand business opportunities and promote sustainable global economic development. This year, the Global Summit of Women will prioritize women’s engagement in economic recovery after the impact of COVID-19, which has caused many changes in lifestyles and ways of doing business. It also prioritizes technology and innovation to have a vital role in this critical transformation. The Summit also promotes equality between the sexes in business roles and driving the economy, which has been a core component of the Summit over the last 30 years.

First published at – Global Travel News

Sindhorn Kempinski Awarded Best International Hotel Lobby Interior

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Sindhorn Kempinski Awarded Best International Hotel Lobby Interior - - TRAVELINDEXBangkok, April 1, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok has been named Best Hotel Lobby Interior of Thailand and Best International Hotel Lobby Interior by International Property Awards. These global accolades confirm Sindhorn Kempinski as a world-class destination, embodying exceptional design sensibilities as an extension of the renowned signature Kempinski style and elegance.

P49 Deesign conceived the lobby as the hotel’s centrepiece to be appreciated by guests from all over the world, with a spaciousness enhanced by refreshing greenery that extends upwards and outwards to the lush garden surroundings. Rich interiors featuring comfortable furnishings welcome guests, promising a luxurious visit, whether for an extended stay, a planned or impromptu meeting, or one of Sindhorn Kempinski’s signature afternoon teas.

The International Property Awards has been recognising world-class design, construction, and presentation excellence in residential and commercial property across the globe since 1993. Independent judges, experienced in various property disciplines, award winners based on quality and achievements. International Property Awards recognised Sindhorn Kempinski and P49 Deesign’s excellence as transcending borders with acclaim in two separate categories.

“We are thrilled to receive this coveted international recognition. It means so much to the team here as we experience the spaciousness and elegance of the lobby every day, so to have the renowned International Property awards appreciate P49 Deesign’s concepts come to life is indeed heart-warming. We invite everyone to stop by and enjoy the bright, airiness that is more than just a lobby to us” said Thaddeus Weiss, Hotel Manager.

About Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
A new perspective on Bangkok, this unique hotel experience rises above the hectic rhythm of one of Asia’s most vibrant cities. An oasis designed with space to breathe and a mission to prove Bangkok is more than a destination for spending sprees and indulgent temptations. Nestled close to the edge of Lumphini Park and Bangkok’s ‘green corridor’ – home to embassies and Thailand’s most prestigious residences – is Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. Much more than a hotel, this is a new landmark destination within a fully integrated lifestyle village. A city wellness sanctuary committed to helping guests experience the guilt-free good life.

About Kempinski
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Today the Kempinski Group operates 80 hotels and residences in 34 countries and currently has more than 25 prestigious projects under development around the globe. Each fivestar hotel reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage; each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences.

First published at – Global Travel News

Phuket’s Iconic Heritage Mansion Listed on Airbnb

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Phuket's Iconic Heritage Mansion Listed on Airbnb - - TRAVELINDEXPhuket, Thailand, March 30, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / To celebrate the Thai New Year and welcome international travelers back to Thailand, the Governor’s Mansion in Phuket – the largest icon of Sino-Portuguese baroque architecture – will be listed on Airbnb for the ultimate designer stay. Renowned for its magnificent beaches and rich cultural heritage, Phuket has long been an incredible draw for millions of travelers from around the world. The lush tropical island is now leading the way for Thailand’s long-anticipated travel rebound.

As the country gears up for its biggest cultural festival, Songkran, one group of four lucky guests will get to soak up the vibrant festivities with an island getaway of a lifetime, only on Airbnb. The majestic Governor’s Mansion will be bookable on Airbnb. Bookings open at 9:00 PM ET on April 4, 2022 (9:00 AM SGT/ 8:00 AM ICT on April 5, 2022). Travelers from Thailand or any of the countries that currently allow international travel to and from Thailand can apply.

Guests will be hosted by popular Phuket-born model-actress Patricia Tanchanok Good who rose to fame in one of Netflix’s most popular Thai dramas last year, Girl From Nowhere 2, and national ambassador for royal Thai cuisine and Blue Elephant founder, master chef Nooror Somany Steppe. Programming for this special stay is supported by the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Built at the end of King Rama V’s era by successful local businessman Pra Pitak Chinpracha, the 119-year-old Governor’s Mansion welcomed many out-of-town dignitaries and remains one of several neoclassical heritage mansions on Phuket today. The sprawling white and mustard heritage home is located in the historic heart of Old Phuket Town, and has been exquisitely restored to preserve its original fixtures, including richly patterned tiles and teakwood floors. Its first floor is now home to the Blue Elephant Restaurant – a Michelin Plate awardee and long-running stalwart of Thailand’s culinary industry.

On the second floor, renowned Thai designer Saran Yen Panya has created a memorable, visually stunning space that pays homage to Thailand’s rich heritage and buzzing contemporary design scene. The stay features statement pieces by Yothaka – widely revered as Thailand’s master of design – in addition to bespoke handcrafted items by up-and-coming designers Kitt Ta Khon, Masaya, Sumphat Gallery, Thaniya and Mo Jirachaisakul, paired with Phuketian antiques from some of the island’s most distinguished homes and museums.

Guests will be immersed in a quintessentially Phuketian experience, including:
– A personal welcome at check-in by Thai superstar Patricia ‘Good’ Tanchanok, who will share her favorite hidden gems in Phuket and tips for exploring the island
Exclusive access to a two-bedroom suite on the Mansion’s expansive second floor, including a private reception lounge and living room
– A bespoke, multi-course ‘Songkran’ tasting menu prepared and hosted by master Chef Nooror Somany Steppe
– A scuba diving and snorkeling adventure around the sparkling reefs and islands that dot the Andaman Sea
– A gibbon rehabilitation social impact experience in Phuket’s last rainforest, Khao Pra Taew Wildlife Sanctuary

About the Designers
Saran Yen Panya is one of Thailand’s most pre-eminent young designers and visual artists. Awarded Young Designer of the Year by Wallpaper Magazine Thailand and ELLE Decor, Saran is the co-founder of 56thStudio where he promotes local brands, designers and makers through creative experiences and storytelling. Saran was a TED speaker at TedX Chiang Mai, and has exhibited at Paris Design Week, Berlin’s Illustrative Art Festival and miart in Milan.

About Airbnb
Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer unique stays and one-of-a-kind activities that make it possible for guests to experience the world in a more authentic, connected way.

First published at – Global Travel News

Ascott Thailand Annouces Reopening of Citadines Sukhumvit 8

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Ascott Thailand Annouces Reopening of Citadines Sukhumvit 8 - - TRAVELINDEXBangkok, Thailand, March 29, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / CapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence business subsidiary, The Ascott, announces that the Citadines Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok has completed its renovation and reopened for business with SHA Plus+ accreditation. With its new rooms, public spaces, and lobby, this renovated apart-hotel is ready to welcome all visitors back and make all stay even more enjoyable for a restful recharge.

Situated in a tranquil residential area of the city centre, this apart-hotel is an ideal base to explore Bangkok’s attractions. It’s close to parks, office buildings, shopping malls, and restaurants, and it offers a free tuk-tuk shuttle service between the residence and other popular destinations. The location is ideal for both business and pleasure travellers who want to see Bangkok’s many different attractions.

“We are excited to welcome back the newly renovated Citadines Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok, and show our guests what it’s like to benefit from a living experience that prioritises comfort and offers the flexibility of personalised services to suit each resident’s lifestyle. We can’t wait to see what our guests think.” said Mr. Brian Tan, Country General Manager for Ascott in Thailand and Laos.

Citadines Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok offers 130 stylish units of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments with a fully-equipped kitchenette and separate living areas. There is a fitness area, an outdoor pool, and business facilities, among many other things that make this apart-hotel unique.

About The Ascott Limited
The Ascott Limited is a member of CapitaLand Investment. It is one of the leading international lodging owner-operators with properties across Asia Pacific, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the USA. Its portfolio of serviced apartment, coliving and hotel brands includes Ascott The Residence, The Crest Collection, Somerset, Quest, Citadines, lyf, Préférence, Vertu, Harris, Citadines Connect, Fox, Yello, Fox Lite and POP!.

About CapitaLand Investment Limited
Headquartered and listed in Singapore, CapitaLand Investment Limited (CLI) is a leading global real estate investment manager (REIM) with a strong Asia foothold. As at 30 September 2021, CLI had about S$120.8 billion of real estate assets under management, and about S$84.3 billion of real estate funds under management (FUM) held via six listed real estate investment trusts and business trusts, and 30 private funds across the Asia-Pacific, Europe and USA. Its diversified real estate asset classes cover integrated developments, retail, office, lodging and new economy sectors such as business parks, industrial, logistics and data centres.

CLI aims to scale its FUM and fee-related earnings through its full stack of investment management and operating capabilities. As the listed investment management business arm of the CapitaLand Group, CLI has access to the development capabilities of and pipeline investment opportunities from CapitaLand’s development arm. Being a part of the well-established CapitaLand ecosystem differentiates CLI from other REIMs.

As part of the CapitaLand Group, CLI places sustainability at the core of what it does. As a responsible real estate company, CLI contributes to the environmental and social well-being of the communities where it operates, as it delivers long-term economic value to its stakeholders.

First published at – Global Travel News

TAT Stimulates International Tourist and Expat Market with Experience Amazing New Chapter Project

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TAT Stimulates International Tourist and Expat Market with Experience Amazing New Chapter Project

Thailand has officially reopened its border on November 1, 2021, to welcome tourists back after the covid-19 situation has alleviated. The reopening plan allows both domestic tourists and international tourists to experience a new style of tourism under the SHA Standard or Amazing Thailand Safety & Health Administration. The SHA Standard has been further improved to SHA Plus and SHA Extra Plus; both of which have become a new standard of service for new normal tourism, safer and better in terms of quality.

In order to spread income to tourism communities and continuously encourage tourism, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has joined hands with the Tourism Council of Thailand, tourism associations, and Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited to launch a campaign named “Experience Amazing New Chapters”, aiming at international tourists and expat group.

TAT Stimulates International Tourist and Expat Market with Experience Amazing New Chapter Project

TAT has cooperated with SHA Plus-certified and SHA Extra Plus-certified establishments in the 10 pilot provinces (Phuket, Krabi, Phang-nga, Ko Samui, Chiang Mai, Chonburi, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Buriram, and Bangkok) to launch various packages and special deals for international tourists and expats to use through the website: Moreover, there is an interesting activity to participate in and get a chance to win prizes. Everyone who gets a special deal from the website will get a chance to win luxurious accommodation packages from establishments all over Thailand, worth more than 100,000 baht.

Experience Amazing New Chapters will be officially available for international tourists and expats to get special deals starting from Today to August 2022.

For more information, visit

Some example of special deals on the website:

TAT Stimulates International Tourist and Expat Market with Experience Amazing New Chapter Project
Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort & Villas, Phang-nga
– Seaside Grand Deluxe Room special price only 5,400 baht/night from normal price of 8,553 baht/night

TAT Stimulates International Tourist and Expat Market with Experience Amazing New Chapter Project

RatiLanna Riverside Spa Resort, Chiang Mai
– Deluxe Riverside Room special price only 3,000 baht/room/night from normal price of 13,000 baht/room/night, including breakfast
– Executive Suite Room special price only 6,000 baht/room/night from normal price of 20,000 baht/room/night, including breakfast

TAT Stimulates International Tourist and Expat Market with Experience Amazing New Chapter Project

Kan Eang@pier, Phuket
– 10% discount on food (all-day dining)

TAT Stimulates International Tourist and Expat Market with Experience Amazing New Chapter Project

SPA Cenvaree, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, Chonburi
– Aromatherapy massage 60 minutes special price only 1,199 baht from normal price of 2,354 baht

TAT Stimulates International Tourist and Expat Market with Experience Amazing New Chapter Project

Day Tour Royal Phuket Cruise Program
– Day Tour Royal Phuket Cruise Program special price only 1,290 baht/person from normal price of 2,300 baht/person (for 30 persons)