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Grand Opening of Diamond Resort

On November 16, 2019, Phuketify and The Guide Phuket were invited to the Grand Opening of Diamond Resort, a brand new hotel located in Cherng Talay. Over 500 guests joined the opening ceremony, which included numerous shows, such as The Stream of Miracle Show, The LED Wing Show, Aerial Silk by Thailand’s Got Talent 2010 Winner, alongside talented Jazz singers to keep the evening pumped up to the max! We started the day by visiting the different rooms available among the 292 accommodations that the resort offers, and had the pleasure to grab lunch at the Infuse Restaurant, which offers a menu that balances modern and traditional cuisines that plays on new flavor brought to diners from Europe. The [...]

By |2019-11-18T16:30:49+07:00November 18th, 2019|Last Night in Phuket|0 Comments

Utopia Music Festival: Dare to Dream

On November 11, 2019, Utopia Corporation arranged the Utopia Music Festival at their condominiums in Nai Harn Beach, using a theme of superhero. The concept of ‘Dare to Dream’ showcases the outstanding and unique properties under Utopia Corporation. The music festival started with a speech from Utopia CEO Hachi Yin and Vice President Leo Li, who explained their various properties across Phuket, currently valued at almost 6 billion Baht. Their speech was followed by an exciting glow-in-the-dark light show and some awesome performances and talented DJs. The party goers were all dressed in superheroes, from Son Goku to Wonder Woman, to Maleficent and Harley Quinn. Plenty of Phuket local street cuisine was available in the food trucks around the [...]

By |2019-11-15T11:56:01+07:00November 15th, 2019|Last Night in Phuket|0 Comments

29 eateries in Thailand win Michelin Stars for 2020

BANGKOK: On November 12, 2019, Michelin announced the winners of Michelin Star and Bib Gourmand distinctions; together with the official launch of the third edition of The Michelin Guide in Thailand, entitled The Michelin Guide Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket & Phang-Nga 2020. Featured in this latest edition are 282 dining and 74 lodging establishments – with a total of 5 two-star, 24 one-star, and 94 Bib Gourmand eateries. Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of Michelin Guides, revealed: “This year, the locavore movement, or the use of locally-sourced ingredients, are becoming the true stars of Thailand’s foodscape. The trend indicates Thailand’s rich diversity and high quality of local produce. In addition, we see the glorious rise of traditional Thai cuisine, as – [...]

By |2019-11-13T17:09:25+07:00November 13th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Laguna Golf Phuket and Banyan Tree Phuket shine at World Golf Awards 2019

PHUKET: Asia’s premier and first destination resort Laguna Phuket, part of Banyan Tree Group, celebrates double joy as its 18-hole championship course Laguna Golf Phuket and the Group’s flagship Banyan Tree Phuket are named Thailand's Best Golf Course 2019 and Thailand's Best Golf Hotel 2019 at the recent 6th Annual World Golf Awards held in Abu Dhabi on 29 October 2019. Launched in 2014, World Golf Awards recognize excellence in golf tourism, world-class courses and golf destinations through its annual awards program. Votes for a range of categories were cast by golf professionals and the public over a nine-month duration to eventually honor organizations that are leaders in their fields. Paul Wilson, Assistant Vice President/Group Director of Laguna Golf, said: [...]

By |2019-11-11T15:31:27+07:00November 11th, 2019|News|0 Comments

TAT announces winners of Responsible Thailand Awards 2019

LONDON: Four Thai hotels and resorts, an elephant sanctuary and a non-governmental organization promoting community-based tourism have been conferred the Responsible Thailand Awards 2019 in recognition of their commitment to sustainable and responsible tourism. Organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in cooperation with the UK publishing company Wanderlust Travel Media, the Awards “recognize and celebrate organizations that have made an outstanding contribution to sustainable tourism developments, as well as help protect the country whilst engaging and educating tourists on local environmental issues.” The Awards were presented at the World Travel Market (WTM) on November 4, 2019, in a ceremony presided over by the Minister of Tourism and Sports, H.E. K. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn. K. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of TAT, [...]

By |2019-11-06T11:37:56+07:00November 6th, 2019|News|0 Comments

TAT, Expedia Group, and UNESCO launch Sustainable Environment Pledge

BANGKOK: The TAT, together with the Expedia Group and the UNESCO, are launching a global sustainable environment initiative, the UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Pledge, to reduce single-use plastic whilst promoting local cultural and community activities in Thailand. The pledge renews an existing MOU agreement between TAT and Expedia that began in September 2018 and saw both parties working closely to attract international tourists to emerging secondary destinations; such as, Chiang Rai and Mae Hong Son. This resulted in a 25% annual increase in demand for accommodation in Chiang Rai, especially from international travelers to four- and five-star hotels at a 1.5-times higher level of spending than Thai domestic travelers. K. Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, TAT Deputy Governor for International Marketing – [...]

By |2019-10-31T09:17:20+07:00October 31st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach celebrated at the 2019 Haute Grandeur Global Awards

PHUKET: Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach has won another two major awards for hospitality excellence, as this exceptional five-star resort’s winning streak continues. The resort, which is nestled on the pure shores of Phuket’s secluded northwest coast, has been named as the “Best Hideaway Resort in Asia” and the “Best Seaside Resort in Thailand” at the 2019 Haute Grandeur Global Awards, which honor the very best hotel experiences across 172 countries and 90 categories. Created to celebrate hotel, spa and restaurant excellence, these prestigious awards are regarded as the pinnacle of achievement in the global hospitality industry. The winners were officially revealed in a red carpet award ceremony and glittering gala dinner, which took place at The [...]

By |2019-10-28T16:44:04+07:00October 28th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Laguna Phuket Hosts Massive “Kao Kon La Kao” Charity Run

PHUKET: On Sunday, October 27, 2019, Asia’s premier destination resort Laguna Phuket made history when it hosted over 13,000 “Kao Kon La Kao – Southern Series” registered charity runners. Led by Kao Foundation’s Founder and Thailand’s no.1 rock star K. Artiwara (Toon) Kongmalai, crowds of runners flocked to the resort for the 10.6km. mass-participation charity run that raised 36 million baht to help seven hospitals in five southern provinces in Thailand. Breaking record as highest participated mini-marathon event ever held in the South of Thailand, the run through Laguna Phuket was the finale of Kao Kon La Kao – Southern Series – which covered more than 300-kilometre run from Trang Province through Krabi and Phang-Nga to Phuket over the course [...]

By |2019-10-28T14:02:41+07:00October 28th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Time to register for the upcoming Laguna Phuket Triathlon

PHUKET: Following the paramount success of 25th Laguna Phuket Triathlon (LPT) in November 2018, Asia’s premier destination resort Laguna Phuket has announced the award-winning race’s 26th annual edition is to take place on November 23 to 24 2019. Laguna Phuket invites runners and triathletes to register for Asia’s longest-standing triathlon race, the 26th Laguna Phuket Triathlon (LPT), featuring “25 For 25 Sprint” short-distance triathlon and LPT Charity Fun Run. The 2-day multi-sport event will raise funds through Children First Fund (CFF) for more than 400 children in seven orphanages in Phuket, as well as for the Kao Kon La Kao Foundation, in support of hospitals in Thailand. The registration booth will open from Thursday, October 24 to Sunday, October 27, [...]

By |2019-10-23T15:48:50+07:00October 23rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket bestowed Holidays with Kids 2019 award

PHUKET: Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket has been voted among Thailand’s best family resorts for 2019 by readers of Australia’s leading family travel and lifestyle magazine, Holidays with Kids. The annual Top 10 list is driven by a detailed survey that invites readers to evaluate family-friendly hotels and resorts and rank their nomination based on a comprehensive list of criteria, including kids’ clubs and activities, facilities for parents and kids, proximity to attractions, value for money and overall experience. Nominations come from Holidays with Kids Australia’s readership of over 600,000 parents, including 68,000 online members and 112,000 social media followers. “We are honored to have been voted number 3 in this year’s Top 10 Readers’ Choice Awards which [...]

By |2019-10-11T09:34:45+07:00October 11th, 2019|News|0 Comments