Category: Thailand

The best of Bangkok dining

If you’re looking for great Thai food and good value, try Lemon Grass in Bangkok.   This restaurant can be found on Sukhumvit Road.   It’s been around for some years now but continues to get good reviews from local restaurant critics. Try the minced chicken and ginger served in cabbage leaves and the signature […]

Sofitel Magic Lagoon

Sofitel Magic Lagoon

The Sofitel Magic Lagoon  – a luxury resort on  Khao Lak beach that was devastated by the destruction of  the terrible tsunami  just over  a year ago  – is to be  resurrected in style and will be known more simply as Sofitel Khao Lak. Re-construction could start as early as next month and the property […]

Trisara Phuket special offers

Trisara Phuket special offers

From April to October 2006, you can enjoy an ocean view pool suite at Trisara – an exclusive resort in Phuket – for $445 a night (subject to 18.7% service charge and government tax). The offer includes full American breakfast, a 90-minute Thai or oil massage, limousine transfer to and from Phuket airport, and priority […]

Jia Hotel Krabi, Thailand

Jia Hotel Krabi, Thailand

The fishing town of Krabi, departure hub for island hoppers, is getting a Jia Hotel, run by the Hong Kong upstart that built the first Philippe Starck-designed hotel in Asia last year. If this first hotel is anything to go by, we can expect sensuous rooms and award-winning cuisine. Starck will surely demonstrate his unique, […]

Evason Hideaway & Six Senses Spa at Yao Noi

Evason Hideaway & Six Senses Spa at Yao Noi

The Evason Hideaway hotel group is opening 54 villas on the island of Yao Noi, with private pools, a wine cellar and “spa village” towards the end of 2006. This little developed island in Phang Nga Bay offers great leisure opportunities such as sailing, excursions to the nearby rock islands, with secluded beaches and rock […]

Romeo & Juliet package at Vareena Spa, Bangkok

Romeo & Juliet package at Vareena Spa, Bangkok

To get Valentines off to a flying start, the  Romeo & Juliet package at Vareena Spa in The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel in Bangkok will run throughout February. For 6,800 baht per couple, you will get to enjoy a soak in a Jacuzzi, a silky body scrub and an aromatherapy massage. The hotel   is […]

Phuket Pavilions

Phuket Pavilions

Opened in June 2005, Phuket Pavilions is a resort on Phuket’s west coast, a short distance from Bang Tao and Layan beaches. Each of the 30 pool villas, one-bedroom pavilions and tree-bedroom villas feature a kitchen, dining area and living room that flow into an outdoor space with a private pool, sundeck and garden. The […]

Super Spas 2006

Super Spas 2006

Interested in a seaweed wrap or a caviar facial? Forbes has run an article on the special spas for 2006.   Getting a much-deserved mention are: Monart Luxury Destination Spa, Enniscorthy, Ireland Red Mountain Spa, St. George, UT Chiva Som, Hua Hin, Thailand Canyon Ranch, Tucson, AZ and Lenox, MA Cornelia Day Resort, New York […]

Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand

Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand

Just 15 tented accommodations make up the newly opened  Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand – the company’s third property in Thailand and its first all-inclusive tented camp.   Accessible only by riverboat, each tent comes with unique Four Seasons luxury, right down to the hand-hammered copper bathtubs. Enjoy an experience without compromise, in […]

Thailand's new 5 star hotel standards

Thailand’s new 5 star hotel standards

From now on, 5 star hotels in Thailand will have to be at least 30 cubic meters in size. Furthermore, 4-ft beds, 20-inch televisions with 12 operating channels, communication facilities and  large bathrooms are a must. The interior and exterior designs must also be extravagantly decorated. To be a five-star hotel, it must have more […]

Bangkok luxury hotel news

Bangkok luxury hotel news

The luxury Bangkok Siam Intercontinental, once a top hotel in the heart of the city at Siam Square, has been torn down, and is being replaced by the Paragon (currently under construction).  Bangkok’s Inter-Continental hotel replaces a building that once housed Le Meridien. Also near the city centre, the Hilton Nai-Lert is rebranding and opening […]