Thai hotels/resorts/spas win big in NAPA Awards

THAI HOTEL/RESORTS AND SPAS walked away with more than 60 Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards for 2011-2013, including three which make the Best 10 HAPA Hotel of the Year listFour Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Pathumwan Princess Bangkok and Tower Club at Lebua Bangkok.

Four Thai resorts – Anantara Phuket Villas, Anantara Golden Triangle Chiang Rai, Dewa Phuket and KC Resort and Over Water Villas Koh Samui – placed in the HAPA Best 10 Resort of the Year list.

The Mezzaluna, Tower Club at Lebua Bangkok was named HAPA Restaurant of the Year. Platinum winners in this category were: Acqua Phuket; Breeze, Tower Club at Lebua; Da Maurizio Bar and Ristorante, Phuket; Sirocco, Tower Club at LeBua; and The Cliff Bar & Grill, Koh Samui.

Distil and Skybar, two restaurants at the Tower Club at Lebua, were platinum winners in the HAPA Entertainment Outlet of the Year list.

Red Mountain Golf Club, Phuket, was named HAPA Golf Club of the Year.

Platinum winners for the HAPA Spa of the Year award – Anantara Spa, Anantara Phuket Villas, and Coqoon Spa, Indigo Pearl Phuket.

Deepak Ohri, LeBua Hotels & Resorts Bangkok, was named HAPA Hospitality Entrepreneur of the Year and Lars Ydmark, Dewa Phuket, a platinum winner. Thomas Hoeburn, Millennium Hilton Bangkok was a platinum winner in the HAPA General Manager of the Year category.

Other platinum winners:

HAPA Chef of the Year – Chef Alessandro Frau, Acqua Phuket; Chef Erwin Eberharter, Dusit Thani; and Chef Paolo Fadda, Da Muarizio Bar & Ristorante Phuket.

HAPA Signature Luxury Hotel – Conrad Bangkok; and gold winners – Anantara Golden Triangle Chiang Rai; and KC Resort and Over Water Villas Koh Samui.

HAPA Signature Hotel – Conrad Bangkok, Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Tower Club at LeBua Bangkok and Pathumwan Pricess Bangkok.

HAPA Signature Family & Recreational Resort – Dewa Phuket; and gold winner – Le Meridien, Chiang Rai.

HAPA Signature Service Residence – Dewa Phuket.

HAPA Signature Spa Experience – Coqoon Spa, Indigo Pearl Phuket and Luxsa Spa, Hansar Samui.

HAPA King of Kitchens – Chef Alessandro Frau, Acqua Phuket and Chef Paolo Fadda, Da Maurizo Bar & Ristorante Phuket.

HAPA Master Chef, Western Cuisine – Chef Alessandro and Chef Paolo Fadda.

HAPA Master Chef, Asian Cuisine – Chef Paitoon, Anantara Triangle Chiang Rai.

HAPA Master of Wine – Randy Chinn, Baan Rim Pa Phuket.

HAPA Most Exquisite Dining Experience – Acqua Phuket, Da Maurizio Bar & Ristorante Phuket, Mezzaluna Tower Club at LeBua Bangkok, The Cliff Bar & Grill Koh Samui.

HAPA Most Authentic Asian Cuisine Restaurant – Breeze, Tower Club at LeBua Bangkok; Kongju Korean Restaurant, Pathumwan Princess Bangkok,

HAPA Most Chic All-Day Dining – Cafe Mozu, Tower Club at LeBua Bangkok; and The View Restaurant and Wine Lounge, KC Resort and Over Water Villas Koh Samui; and gold winner – Flow, Millennium Hilton Bangkok.

HAPA Most Trendy Casual Dining Restaurant – Acqua Phuket, Da Maurizio Bar & Ristorante Phuket and The Cliff Bar & Grill Koh Samui; gold winners – Baan Rim Pa, Phuket and Joes Downtown Phuket.

HAPA Unique Food & Beverage Concept – Acqua Phuket; Maya, Millennium Hilton Bangkok; and gold winner – Da Maurizio Bar & Ristorante Phuket.

HAPA Most Cosmopolitan Bar & Restaurant – Sirocco, Tower Club at LeBua Bangkok; and gold winners – Baan Rim Pa Phuket; Da Muurizio Bar & Ristorante Phuket; Joes Downstairs Phuket; and Threesixty, Millennium Hilton Bangkok.

HAPA Best Front Office – Anantara Phuket Villas.

HAPA Best Concierge – Dewa Phuket.

HAPA Best Housekeeping – Anantara Phuket Villas and Conrad Bangkok.


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