The hospitality event Andaman Hotelier 2019 came to a close on Sunday, June 23, 2019, after 3 days of intense competitions and innovative products being showcased. More than 80 booths from different hospitality suppliers could be visited to find out about the latest trends in the industry. Andaman Hotelier 2019 also offered several shows and competitions to keep the public entertained. Those include flower bouquet decoration from recycled items, podium flower decoration, bed making competition, flower decoration for spa, herbal compress DIY, spa bed making, fruit and vegetable carving, cooking class using local ingredients such as lobster and Phuket pineapple, bartender competition and engineering competitions, such as electronic technician, air-conditioned technician, carpenter and welder. We are looking forward to [...]
Phuket's very own "Miss Mom 2019" competition crowned K. Sangjan Modnok, Owner of Royal Thai Villas, on June 15, 2019, during the awards ceremony at the Ramada Plaza Chao Fah hotel, in Phuket Town. The first runner-up title was bestowed upon K. Sakunya Suthaharuetai, and the second runner-up went to K. Arista Chakchai, the owner of Baan Ping Yang. Feel free to browse the pictures below and have a look at the original press release of the event.
Sephora, a Paris–based multinational chain of personal care and beauty stores, founded in Limoges in 1969, opened its first store in Phuket, at Central Festival. This is the eleventh store of the brand in Thailand, which had stayed exclusively in Bangkok so far. Featuring nearly 300 brands, along with its own private label, Sephora offers beauty products including cosmetics, skincare, body, fragrance, nail color, and hair care.
The International Jazz Day 2019 was hosted on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Music Matter Jazz Club, in Phuket Town. Despite a heavy rain at the start of the event, music lovers and jazz aficionados came in numbers to listen to the eleven bands performing that night. 40 performers took turn on stage, from countries like Belgium, Hungary, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, Ireland, the United States, Singapore, Mauritius, Wales, England, and of course, Thailand.
A press conference was hold on April 19, 2019, at Blue Elephant, in Phuket old town, by Phuket officials to announce the yearly colorful Baba wedding ceremony. The event gathered members of the local government and businesses which support the traditional wedding, together with many local families, all dressed up in Peranakan style. Read on the news titled "Yearly Baba wedding tradition to take place in June 2019".
On April 5 and 6, 2019, Boat Lagoon welcomed the What The Fun Festival 2019, an event aiming at promoting local products in a fun and family-friendly environment. Among the participants of this 2-day event were Phuket Town’s favorite Dibuka, 23 Restaurant and the Irish Pub in Patong to name a few. Also present to spice up these evenings were Tiger Muay Thai, from Chalong, and the Big Gym, offering some interesting activities such as aqua gym. All the vendors showcased their products alongside great DJs, celebrity food & beverage offers and a fashion show.
The fifth edition of Phuket Best Burger kicked off on March 30, 2019, at the Boat Lagoon Phuket. Over 30 hotels, restaurants and burger professionals gathered to battle in this yearly competition. This year, the winner of Phuket Best Burger is Prime Burger Patong Beach, while the best vegetarian/vegan burger is Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort. Congratulations to the two of you!
A new boutique hotel has open its door in Kata and goes by the name of the SIS Kata, as the original concept comes from three sisters who have worked days and nights to bring this vision to life. This stunning property is completed with a rooftop swimming pool and restaurant offering unobstructed views over the Andaman Sea. More than 100 people attended the ceremony, where tasty food and refreshing beverage were served all night long.
Karon Beach Square, an iconic dinning and entertainment destination in Karon, celebrated its one year anniversary at the end of February. Hundreds of guests joined the event, which features food from the four restaurants sharing the avenue; El Gaucho, a premium steakhouse, OrientAsia, specialized in Thai food, MINT, a casual bar where you define your own fun, and Cafe Studio, which offers plenty of snacks and delicious Movenpick Ice Cream.
The inaugural Thailand Yacht Show was a great success and joined the rank of international marine exhibition, alongside the famous PIMEX. Plenty of officials, media and marine enthusiasts showed up to enjoy the seeing of high-end luxury boats, as well as a lot of marine related products available throughout the exhibition. We are looking forward to joining the second edition of the Thailand Yacht Show next year!