Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok’s Best Mooncake Collection for 2022’s mid-autumn festival in grand style

GRAND HYATT ERAWAN BANGKOK  is preparing to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival 2022 in grand style, welcoming the season’s beauty and festivities with its brand-new collection of the best mooncakes.

Offering an array of traditional and creative flavours to tempt the palate with decadence in every bite, the mooncake creations of Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok unveil a luxurious treat of the season. The hotel’s Executive Chef David Senia sources only the finest premium-quality ingredients in com-bination with a carefully crafted traditional mooncake recipe to ensure a soft and silky texture, while being delicate and luscious.

Among a variety of mooncake flavours are several must-try classics, from the best-selling Durian enriched with a single salted egg yolk, to the more traditional Eight Assorted Nuts and the White Lotus Seed for a well-balanced flavour combination.

This year’s range features specialty flavours, such as the crowd-pleasing velvety Cream Custard as well as some infusions like Coconut & Pandan Custard and Orange Yuzu & Macadamia to appeal to both traditional and modern tastes while delicately marrying both East and West affections together.

The mooncakes of Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok are handcrafted and freshly-baked daily and presented in artfully-designed 4-piece and 8-piece boxes.

Detailed with modern Chinese-inspired patterns in a bright tone of orange – a color of seasonal splendor that combines the two auspicious colours in Chinese symbolizing vitality, fertility, and prosperity. Each exclusive mooncake collection makes a wonderful gift at this time of year for family, friends, and business colleagues or whatever the occasion.

Mooncake Collection from Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok  are available now until 10 Sept. 10, 2022, and exclusively on www.hyatterawanshop.com

For more information or reservations, contact Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok via telephone at 02-254-1234, and e-mail at bangkok.grand@hyatt.com, or visit www.grandhyatterawanbangkok.com.

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Spa & Dining Presents for Mom

Banyan Tree Krabi’s premier beachfront dining venue, The Naga Kitchen, is open to all visitors for a Aug. 12-14 sumptuous Mother’s Day dinner between whereby Mom receives a complimentary meal when four persons or more dine.

Meanwhile, at the resort’s panoramic fine dining restaurant Saffron, a special three-course Thai set dinner has been created by the mother of Chef Bobby specially for the occasion, and is available for 1,499 THB between Aug. 1-14

Visitors may choose to treat their mother to a full-day out with a spa and massage treatment at Banyan Tree Spa Krabi. The purchase of two 60-minute body treatments entitles Mom to an additional 30-minute facial as a special free gift. This offer is available from now until Aug. 31.

For all dining and spa reservations, call +66 75 811 888 or visit: https://www.banyantree.com/thailand/krabi

‘Only the Best for Mom’ at Meliá Chiang Mai to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Melia Chiang Mai will host an exquisite four-course menu to mark Mother’s Day at 21st floor Mai Restaurant & Bar, with its panoramic views of Chiang Mai and famed Doi Suthep Temple on the mountaintop.

Accompanied by a selection of fine tea or Spanish coffee and a Jasmine garland gift for Mom, the ‘Only the Best for Mom’ dinner is underscored by a main course of ‘Pla Salmon Nham Prik Oung’ baked salmon fillet or ‘Pappardelle pasta in khao soi curry’ with hot seared Australian beef sirloin.

YHI Spa offers mothers a free 30-minute hot oil scalp massage with the purchase of a massage from a select menu. The dinner and spa promotion are held between Aug.12-14.

Call +66 (0) 52 090 699, email reservation.chiangmai@melia.com or visit https://www.melia.com/en/hotels/thailand/chiang-mai/melia-chiang-mai/restaurants.htm

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Centara invites family travellers to join Hua Hin Tennis Summer Camp

 CENTARA HOTELS & RESORTS is serving up some excitement for guests next month when it hosts the Hua Hin Tennis Summer Camp at the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin.

The resort has teamed up with PJ Tennis, founded by Thai tennis superstar and former world number 9 Paradorn Srichaphan and former Australian national number 1 junior Jed Gould, for the camp from 14 – 19 August 2022.

Guests who join the camp can take advantage of a 5-night-package at the resort, with luxurious accommodation, dining options and a week of activities and experiences for the whole family.

The package includes 5 nights accommodation in a Deluxe Room, with daily breakfast for 2 adults and 1 child, a BBQ Seafood Buffet, a one-time exclusive Spa Cenvaree treatment for 2 adults, and the tennis camp each day between 15:30 – 17:30, for THB 28,900 net. Guests can also upgrade to a Family Room for THB 1,000 net per room per night.

Children will enjoy a smashing time at the camp as they learn the basic skills of tennis from Paradorn and Jed, who will share their extensive experience and passion for the sport.

About Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin


An elegant sanctuary with old-world charm, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin began as The Railway Hotel back in the early 1920s. When the railway line from Hua Hin to Padang Besar in Malaysia was built, Centara Grand Hua Hin opened its doors and transformed the sleeping fishing village of Hua Hin into a stylish seaside escape. Gleaming with colonial accents, this beautifully preserved hotel is one of the most famous heritage hotels in Asia. Retreat to Centara Grand Hua Hin for an idyllic respite from the crowds.

For reservation, please contact +66 (0) 081 763 5599 or email anuchasu@chr.co.th

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In-person meetings return to Dusit Hotels and Resorts in Thailand

AFTER A PROLONGED HIATUS, face-to-face meetings are finally returning across Thailand, and Dusit Hotels and Resorts throughout the kingdom are celebrating by offering a Meet at Dusit package specially created for teams seeking to reconnect in utmost safety, comfort, and convenience – with value adds tailored to enhance any meeting occasion and help companies gain value on their next in-person gathering.

Available for booking now through Oct. 31 2022, Meet at Dusit comes loaded with benefits that unlock and accumulate based on group size and spend.

From themed coffee breaks and personalized welcome receptions, to carefully crafted food stalls and room category upgrades, meeting organizers can easily build their ideal event by choosing the benefits that best suit their requirements.

Each hotel and resort offers six tempting benefits to choose from. A total spend of 50,000 THB unlocks one benefit; 150,000 THB unlocks two benefits; and T300,000 THB unlocks three benefits.

What’s more, for every 20 paying rooms, Dusit offers one complimentary room and one complimentary room upgrade.

While the benefit offerings vary depending on property, brand, location, and available facilities, Dusit’s unique brand of Thai-inspired hospitality informs the service at each property.

This means guests can expect to benefit from a wide range of memorable experiences created in line with the four new pillars of Dusit Graciousness – Service (personalized and gracious), Well-Being (delivering wellness experiences beyond the spa), Locality (uniquely linking guests with the local community), and Sustainability (social, economic, and environmental).

New group-wide wellness concept Devarana Wellness is just one exciting development as part of this approach.

Specially designed to weave well-being elements throughout the entire guest journey, the new concept has been specially crafted to address guests’ most shared concerns – including destressing, detoxifying, and enjoying a deep restorative sleep.

It includes, amongst others, the introduction of new healthy food menus, and regular wellness activities such as yoga, meditation, and sound bath sessions, which, where available, guests can enjoy for free.

A commitment to sustainable design, sourcing, and procurement, meanwhile, ensures meetings at Dusit Hotels and Resorts have minimal impact on the planet while still delivering everything a delegation could need for a highly successful event.

To prepare for the return of leisure and MICE business, Dusit seized the opportunity during the global lockdown to upgrade several of its longest-running properties in Thailand to ensure they have all the elements in place to delight guests in the new normal.

The Dusit Thani Hua Hin resort renovated all its guest rooms and suites, redesigned its large central pool and beachfront area, upgraded its 844 sqm Royal Dusit Grand Ballroom, and introduced an exciting new flexible meeting space, The Stable, which is set within a former horse stable in the resort’s beautifully manicured gardens.

Dusit Thani Pattaya and Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, meanwhile, completed upgrades of selected dining and leisure facilities. The latter has also teamed up with local partners to offer new adventurous activities for guests, such as surfing and paddleboarding.

ASAI Bangkok launched

Dusit has also continued to expand its offerings across the lodging spectrum, by opening ASAI Bangkok Chinatown in the city’s vibrant old town.

he first hotel under the ASAI Hotels brand, which is designed to link millennial-minded travelers with authentic local experiences in the world’s most vibrant neighborhoods, the new hotel offers thoughtfully pared-back services while focusing on in-stay essentials and engaging contemporary communal space.

Among its offerings: co-working space designed for inspiration, and a sheltered courtyard ideal for business gatherings. The hotel is located adjacent to Yaowarat Road, only 100 metres from Wat Mangkon MRT underground station.

Elsewhere, the rollout of the new Dusit Graciousness pillars at Dusit Hotels and Resorts in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Krabi and beyond, ensures properties are well equipped to delight guests and customers – and host highly memorable meetings – while seamlessly providing all the requirements needed for a safe gathering. 

To maximise guest safety, all Dusit Hotels and Resorts in Thailand strictly adhere to SHA Plus certified standards of hygiene and cleanliness. Guests also benefit from Dusit’s carefully crafted ‘Dusit Care’ services. These go beyond enhanced hygiene protocols to deliver additional convenience, experience and value, and utmost peace of mind. Flexible check-in and mobile payment methods are just two of the services offered.

For more information about the Meet at Dusit package, visit dusit.com/meetatdusit.

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Thailand Gives Travellers Something to smile about with the elimination of All Travel Restrictions

Aways referred to as ‘The Land of Smiles’, Thailand is making its long-awaited comeback with the removal of all travel restrictions to the Kingdom.

 From July 1st the Thai government has removed the final restrictions for international travellers, including the ‘Thailand Pass’ and US$10,000 health insurance requirements to enter the country.

Vaccinated travelers will only need to show proof of vaccination to enter. Unvaccinated travelers will still need proof of a negative PCR or professionally administered rapid test taken within 72 hours of arrival.

To support the country’s reopening and to give travellers a snapshot of what they have been missing, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has launched the ‘Time for Thailand’ travel campaign. From street food vendors and spa therapists to Tuk Tuk drivers, the people of Thailand are sending a clear message to guests across the globe that they are ready to welcome them back. Click here to see what Anantara has in store when you visit Thailand..

For more information about Anantara’s ‘offers visit https://www.anantara.com/en/offers

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Asian dining offerings

Meliá Chiang Mai Offers Array of Exciting Dining Offerings

A Sunday brunch with fresh seafood on ice, buffet dinner replete with a paella cooking station, and mojito menu with a Spanish and Thai spin are among Meliá Chiang Mai’s new dining offerings from July1 J to September 30..

Staged on the first and last Sunday of the month, ‘Brunch del Domingo’ features Spanish, Mediterranean and Thai offerings including charcuterie, chilled prawns, Mediterranean salads and a live cooking station. Highlights of “¡Es viernes!” international dinner buffet, held on the first and last Friday night of the month,

It include tapas and pinchos, and live cooking of gambas al ajillo and grilled river prawns. The mojito menu adds wild berries, passionfruit, pineapple, watermelon and lemongrass to the cocktail’s traditional ingredients. https://www.melia.com/en/hotels/thailand/chiang-mai/melia-chiang-mai/index.htm

Banyan Tree Samui Welcomes Aficionados of Thai Cuisine

Banyan Tree’s signature restaurant, Saffron, has initiated a Thai Tasting Menu, ideal for those on the island who wish to introduce friends and family to Thai classic cuisine in a luxurious ambience.

Overlooking the sapphire sea from an exquisite venue above the resort, Saffron’s newest menu features an array of favorites: from appetizers of por pai pho (crabmeat spring rolls in a mango salad) and mieng som-o (pomelo, cashews, coconut & ginger wrapped in betel leaves and topped with a tamarind sauce) to entreés of grilled salmon in galangal and lemongrass or a sizzling plate of roasted peppered pork spare ribs. Dessert is the ever-popular dish of mango in sticky rice and coconut.

For reservations, call +66 077 915 333 or email: saffron-samui@banyantree.com

Azerai Resorts

Azerai has launched a new experiences menu with a strong culinary focus to help immerse guests in the local culture at the brand’s three resorts in Vietnam: Azerai La Residence, Hue in the former imperial capital, Azerai Can Tho in the Mekong Delta, and the beachfront Azerai Ke Ga Bay.

At Azerai La Residence, Hue, the resort’s new Perfume River boat offers a “Private Dinner Cruise” featuring fine Vietnamese and Western cuisine. At Azerai Can Tho, “Romance Under the Banyan Tree” features a lantern-lit, five-course meal for two.

And at Azerai Ke Ga Bay, the “Monastery and Iconic Fruit of Binh Thuan” includes stops at an exotic dragon fruit farm, Ta Cu Mountain, and local salt fields.

A New Chef and New Menu at SOL By Meliá Phu Quoc in Vietnam

SOL By Meliã Phu Quoc is embracing new beginnings with Spanish chef, Sergio Nieto Garces, joining as executive chef. Garces will bring more Spanish flair to the oceanfront resort elevating OLA Beach Club to the pinnacle of Spanish gastronomy on the island.

In July OLA Beach Club will launch a new menu, inspired by Garces’ own fascinating culinary journey. The talented chef trained under some of Spain’s foremost culinary experts, including Martin Berasategui, who holds 12 Michelin stars – the most of any Spanish chef. In Madrid, he worked as executive chef of Jose Luis group, opening branches in Marrakech and Tokyo.

At SOL’s OLA Beach Club Garces will serve up contemporary Spanish cuisine. Highlights from the new menu include Andalusian style marinated chicken paella and creative vegan fare like almond soup with smoked beetroot tartare. https://www.melia.com/en/hotels/vietnam/phu-quoc/sol-phu-quoc/index.htm

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Vani+ Hua Hin Resort’s new Medi-Wellness Centre’s Immunity Package boosts mind, body and soul while you holiday 


TO CELEBRATE THE RELAXING of all travel restrictions to enter Thailand, Avani+ Hua Hin Resort’s new state of the art wellness centre, VLCC, is offering a customized program enhance guest’s immunity while they holiday in the Kingdom. 

With the new Immunity Support Package guests will experience improved blood circulation and oxygen flow, deep cleansing and detoxification, improved energy levels by regulating the pH balance and improved gut health – the seat of the human immune system responses.
 
Mental and physical relaxation routines during the course will also help the body to rejuvenate and strengthen in preparation for the rest of your beach getaway. 

Once checked in to the modern beachfront resort, guests will have consultations with VLCC’s trained doctors and nutritionists and over the course of two days will partake in a schedule of tests, meditation, yoga and natural therapy sessions, along with wellness and detox cuisine and juices and sessions such as V shaping laser facials and massages. 





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Centara expands airline partnership network with new Thai Vietjet deal

Centara Hotels & Resorts has added Thai Vietjet, bolstering its growing airline partnership network which already includes Thai Airways and Singapore Airlines.

The partnership comes at a time when Thailand has broadly relaxed entry rules for travellers arriving from overseas. Foreign nationals are now only required to provide passport and vaccination details, as well as a $ US 10,000 health insurance policy to apply for the Thailand Pass which is automatically issued usually within 24 hours.

Fully-vaccinated travellers are then free to start exploring Thailand on arrival. If unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated, proof of a negative RT-PCR or ATK test issued within 72 hours before departure are required, then travellers can simply start their journey right away.

“As more passengers return to the air, we are excited to partner with Thai Vietjet to welcome travellers back to Centara, The Place to Be. With six distinct brands ranging from luxury beachfront retreats to family resorts and affordable lifestyle hotels, we are able to meet and exceed the needs of travellers of every age and lifestyle, and we are delighted to offer exciting benefits to Thai Vietjet’s customers through their communications network” said Tom Thrussell, vice president – brand, marketing & digital of Centara Hotels & Resorts.

The new marketing partnership offers Thai Vietjet passengers a great way to travel, with an exclusive 19% off the lowest publicly available online rates at all participating Centara hotels and resorts.

Travellers have a choice of 13 beach and urban destinations across Thailand, including Phuket, Krabi, Samui, Hua Hin, Pattaya, Trat, Koh Chang, Rayong, Chiang Mai, Mae Sot, Udon Thani, Hat Yai, and Bangkok.

Guests can also enjoy a tropical escape to an overwater villa in the Maldives, or take a family holiday at a themed resort with water parks and playgrounds park in Dubai or southern Vietnam. Travellers also have a choice of participating hotels in Qatar Oman, and Sri Lanka.

“With the uplifting of travel restrictions in many countries, Thai Vietjet is more than ready to welcome our passengers back to the skies, with the latest establishment of partnership with Centara, offering extra benefits and special deals exclusively for Thai Vietjet’s passengers to travel and discover the ultimate beauty of various destinations in the region” said Pinyot Pibulsonggram, director of commercial of Thai Vietjet.

Under the Centara x Thai Vietjet promotion, guests will receive over 19% discount when logged in as a CentaraThe1 member. This is lower than any publicly available rate and exclusive to Thai Vietjet customers.  Travellers who are not yet members of Centara’s loyalty programme can sign up for free in less than a minute, and immediately start enjoying benefits and earning points.

To take advantage of all CentaraThe1 membership privileges, sign-up or sign-in now at www.CentaraThe1.com

To book or learn more about Centara x Thai Vietjet offer, please visit

https://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/vj-offer

Further information at piyawat.ch@vietjetair.com . +66 (0)99 075 5969 

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Melia Phuket Mai Khao introduces Host of Wellness Experiences

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Dusit offers new wellness experiences beyond spa results

Dusit International’s vision to deliver experiential well-being at Dusit Hotels and Resorts worldwide came to the force last year when the company introduced a new group-wide wellness concept, Devarana Wellness,.

It began rolling out new experiences, services, and activities designed to enhance the mental and physical well-being of guests beyond Dusit’s traditional hotel spa offerings.

The latest property to benefit from this holistic, group-wide approach is the renowned Dusit Thani Hua Hin resort in Thailand’s popular seaside city of Hua Hin.

Following a slew of significant recent upgrades – including, among them, a complete renovation of all guest rooms and suites, and a stylish redesign of the large central pool to create a new sanctuary by the sea – the beachside resort is now elevating the guest experience even further with the addition of new wellness-focused activities, services, and facilities under the healthy banner of Devarana Wellness.

Following a three-pronged deceleration methodology based on the three key principles of ‘Pause,’ ‘Focus,’ and ‘Growth,’ Devarana Wellness uniquely weaves well-being elements throughout the entire guest experience at Dusit Thani Hua Hin. 

From micro-experiences such as the provision of carefully curated self-care and grooming kits, to memorable wellness workshops, in-room pillow menus, healthy menus in its restaurants, the introduction of resident high-performance coaches, and special well-being-focused retreats for families, couples, and business and leisure travelers.

 The wellness concept covers various key touchpoints to meet the aspirational health needs of guests – and provide the luxurious feeling that comes from de-stressing, detoxing, and getting a good night’s sleep.

Alongside a complimentary program of mindful and physical activities, such as meditation, forest bathing, Muay Thai, Kaoshikii dance, full moon yoga on the beach, and Family Day Retreats, the resort also offers wellness on-demand via an exclusive series of videos produced by, and starring, emotional well-being coach and educator Cat Lau.

Trained in specialized somatic healing techniques using energy healing, movement, and coaching for emotional well-being, Ms Lau guides viewers through Devarana meditation and yoga sessions filmed on the golden sands of Hua Hin beach. Guests can enjoy these relaxing sessions at their leisure on their in-room TV. The videos will be made available at all Dusit Hotels and Resorts soon.

More wellness-focused activities and experiences are available at Dusit Thani Hua Hin’s newly launched Devarana Wellness centre.

Occupying what was formerly the resort’s award-winning Devarana Spa – now rebranded as Devarana Wellness – the renovated centre features a modern, elegant design that exudes sophisticated warmth and comfort.

It comprises a luxurious spa, a well-equipped gym, tranquil lounge areas, an outdoor reflection pool, tennis and squash courts, and beautifully manicured gardens for meditation sessions, sound baths, personalized workouts, and other relaxing and rejuvenating experiences.

Inspired by traditional Thai healing wisdom and the spirit of Buddhist wellness principles, the serene and blissful spa experience offers more than 30 luxurious and healing treatments delivered as personalised therapies – including body exfoliation, exquisite facials, and various healing massages using bespoke oils and handcrafted ingredients.

 All are conducted by expert therapists in elegantly appointed treatment rooms – including a choice of private rooms with built-in steam shower, bath, massage area, and lounge.

Every treatment becomes an experience, with full-day access to steam room, sauna, and Jacuzzi. Guests are encouraged to arrive early and stay as long as they like, enjoying Dusit’s unique brand of Thai-inspired gracious hospitality – and a well-earned ‘pause’ away from the hustle and bustle of everyday modern life. 

“Wellness with Dusit is not only about a singular interaction or service; it is thoughtfully and seamlessly integrated across the entire guest experience to help our guests ‘Pause,’ ‘Focus,’ and ‘Grow,’ and ultimately achieve a calmer, happier state,” said Paul Hawco, Corporate Director of Wellness, Dusit International.

 “We are delighted to introduce the new wellness-focused services and facilities at Dusit Thani Hua Hin and bring new memorable experiences to our guests. From Asia to China to the Middle East and beyond, we remain committed to delivering meaningful results and positive lifestyle changes for guests of all ages, and we look forward to continuing the global rollout of the Devarana Wellness concept to deliver similar experiences at Dusit Hotels and Resorts worldwide.”

Special multi-day wellness packages that combine nutrition alongside wellness therapies and fitness classes are now available at Dusit Thani Hua Hin for guests who book to stay a minimum of two nights or more.

These personalzed programs aim to help guests ‘recover’ physical and mental well-being while inspiring ongoing resilience and optimal performance, especially in consideration of office syndrome and the stresses of day-to-day life. 

Highlights include Deceleration, which is designed to help guests detach and recover from the fast-paced world, foster a connection to the self, and find balance from the inside-out (includes yoga, meditation, Ancient Thai Massage, and active stretching – THB 3,900++ per person for three hours in total); and Physical Vitality, which is focused on fitness and physical recovery (includes fitness classes, personal training, therapeutic massage, active stretching, and a bath recovery session  THB 4,500++ per person for 3.5 hours in total.

Devarana Wellness centres can also be found at Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore and Dusit Thani Maldives. The renowned Devarana Spa experience at other Dusit properties will also be rebranded as Devarana Wellness throughout the year.

For more information, please visit dusit.com/dusitthani-huahin/devarana-wellness

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