Category: Thailand

Get ready for Soneva Kiri from the incredible Sonu and Eva Shivdasani

Get ready for Soneva Kiri from the incredible Sonu and Eva Shivdasani

Thirteen years after they created Soneva Fushi – the Maldives benchmark for high-end, eco-friendly, all-natural opulence – the innovative husband and wife team Sonu and Eva Shivdasani are getting set to launch Soneva Kiri, just the third Soneva on the planet. In the interim, they have built Six Senses Resorts & Spas into a company […]

January Sale from ITC Classics

January Sale from ITC Classics

Still not yet decided where to go this year?   Maybe luxury travel specialists  ITC Classics will give you some inspiration.   Here’s a selection of ideas from their January Sale: Indian Ocean Diva, Maldives Stay 7 nights and only pay for 5, plus book more than 45 days in advance and receive an extra […]

New age for Bangkok's hotel and dining scene

New age for Bangkok’s hotel and dining scene

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel company, has announced the official opening of their stunning new flagship hotel the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld.   With sumptuous international buffets, fine dining restaurants and Thai, Japanese and Chinese favourites, the Centara Grand at CentralWorld’s 8 restaurants, lounges and bars provide a world […]

Chocolate delight at Anantara Spa Golden Triangle

Chocolate delight at Anantara Spa Golden Triangle

Treat your loved one to the ultimate romantic spa treatment at Anantara Spa Golden Triangle. The award winning spa is set amidst the natural scenery overlooking the Golden Triangle where the 3 countries meet at the picturesque Mekong River. The Seductive Chocolate Delight treatment starts with a romantic floral foot bath in the candle-lit Anantara […]

Kate Moss heads for medical spa resort in Thailand

2008  has obviously been a bit much for Kate Moss. She’s said to be heading off to Thailand today for a 7-day detox holiday in Thailand, with her daughter and boyfriend Jamie Hince. According to a source: The spa she’s booked into is one of the strictest and most stringent in the world. She won’t […]

Bangkok’s newest 5 star hotel

Bangkok’s newest 5 star hotel has raised the bar for the Bangkok hotel scene. Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld is  a fully integrated and innovative hotel, convention venue, retail, and leisure complex ideally situated in the heart of Bangkok. It is  one of the largest in Asia Pacific and features 505 luxurious […]

New ballroom at Plaza Athenee Bangkok

New ballroom at Plaza Athenee Bangkok

Renowned for its expansive meeting and event spaces, Plaza Athenee Bangkok, a Royal Meridien Hotel  has unveiled its brand new Athenee Crystal Hall. The pillarless ballroom is geared for social functions of up to 1,200 people. Bathed in natural light through its 8-metre tall bay windows, it can also seat 900 delegates theatre-style.

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Resort and spa management from Six Senses One of Dublin’s best sleeps: The Shelbourne Dazzling silks from Bao Khanh Silk, Vietnam One of Asia’s finest resorts: Laguna Phuket

Loy Krathong, Thailand and Laos

Loy Krathong, Thailand and Laos

Gosh… it’s November already. And each November, on the full moon, Thailand and Laos are illuminated under a night sky as thousands of candlelit rafts or ‘krathongs’, are gently launched on Thai and Laotian waterways. It is a perfect time to visit not least as this colourful and picturesque festival really does captivate you, from […]

The ultimate in private dining at SALA Phuket

The award-winning SALA Phuket Resort and Spa has introduced three new and exciting private dining concepts, providing the ultimate intimacy for guests. Guests can choose from a selection of “grazing” platters and BBQs at a variety of idyllic dining locations. Dine under the stars on the romantic restaurant rooftop with stunning views of the sea […]

Bartender training in Krabi, Thailand

Bartender training in Krabi, Thailand

‘Sundowners’ at a remote tropical beach location conjurers up visions of sipping exotic island cocktails fanned with warm breezes and enjoying spectacular ocean sunsets. But all too often, reality doesn’t match the dream, with watered down cocktails of varying quality and poor service to boot. Recognising  the shortcomings in this area,  Krabi’s Layana Resort  & […]

Pimalai Resort & Spa picks up ‘Best Spa’ award

Pimalai Resort & Spa, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, has received the “Best Spa” award at the 19th TTG (Travel Trade Gazette) Annual Travel Awards 2008.  A pioneer of deluxe hospitality on the of Lanta in Krabi province, Pimalai Resort and Spa’s magnificent beach property is set on 25 hectares of […]

Tasty options in Bangkok

Take a break from Siam Paragon’s boutiques in Bangkok  at the elegant L’Espace de L’Oriental on M Level. Try the exquisite pastries or the sour broth with Stilton wontons. A few floors above, Thai Exotique (Level 4) makes a perfect one-stop shop for last minute gifts: it is an Aladdin’s cave of bamboo bowls of […]

Beautiful pool villas in Phuket, from Anantara

Beautiful pool villas in Phuket, from Anantara

Anantara Phuket Resort & Spa is now welcoming guests. Each of Anantara Phuket’s 83 villas comes with its own private 33 square metre pool set either within magnificent Bill Bensley-designed gardens with enchanting paths meandering down to the sea or by the beautiful lagoon with its bamboo water fountains and night-time flaming torches lighting.   […]

Karma Samui celebrates second birthday with stylish beach party

Karma Samui celebrates second birthday with stylish beach party

Karma Resorts‘ second property, Karma Samui on the idyllic Koh Samui, Thailand recently celebrated its second year of operation with a stylish, beach-themed party on its golden sands. Over 100 guests were treated to a night of exquisite, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine created by executive chef Stefano Leone, accompanied by flowing champagne and fireworks. Music to accompany […]

Veranda Chiang Mai opens in Northern Thailand

Veranda Chiang Mai opens in Northern Thailand

A serene luxury spa retreat dedicated to pure relaxation is opening in Northern Thailand. Veranda Chiang Mai is sister to the chic and highly successful Veranda Resort Hua Hin, which has become a favourite getaway for Bangkok’s trendsetters. Terraced gardens, water features including a dramatic infinity-edged hillside swimming pool and feng shui landscaping create a […]

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