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Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa welcomes Yi-Fan Chu as Executive Chef

PHUKET: Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa is pleased to announce Chef Yi-Fan Chu has been appointed as the resort’s new Executive Chef. With over 15 years’ experience around the world Chef Yi-Fan has developed an impressive reputation for excellent food service and creative culinary concepts. Growing up in Taiwan and then California, Chef Yi-Fan discovered his passion for food at an early age when he helped his mother in the kitchen. He then acquired his culinary expertise at the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary program at California School of Culinary Arts, followed by a number of high-end hotels and restaurants in Germany, The United States, Thailand and Vietnam. Prior to joining Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa Chef Yi-Fan was [...]

By |2020-02-12T16:04:37+07:00February 12th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket celebrates Solidarity Week 2019

PHUKET: Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket continues its commitment to help change the lives of society's most disadvantaged members by celebrating Solidarity Week by AccorHotels. Since 2008, Solidarity Week has grown within AccorHotels properties and headquarters around the world. Each year, over the course of a week in December, employees are encouraged to participate in charitable initiatives, providing a practical response to the needs expressed by local organizations. As a part of this year’s Solidarity Week, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket visited Phuket Sunshine Village, a local charity located in Phuket Town that provides a loving home for children through foster care, to give them a safe place to grow and develop. On Saturday, December 14, [...]

By |2019-12-19T12:13:08+07:00December 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Chiang Mai Flavors Promotion at Ginja Taste

PHUKET: Chef Kritphan Jitmanowan and his skilled team from Le Meridien Chiang Mai pops up at Ginja Taste restaurant to excite the palates of Phuket diners with the unique taste of northern Thai cuisine. For Food lovers, do not miss out the chance to try the Lanna cuisine at the guest chef’s event, ‘Chiang Mai Flavors, which is happening from 20 – 26 November 2019 at Ginja Taste & Ginja Cook, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa. The programs for the extraordinary cooking and dining experience are as follow: Lanna A la Carte Menu from 20 – 26 November 2019 from 6.00 – 10.00 pm at Ginja Taste Tantalize your taste buds with the selection of northern dishes on the [...]

By |2019-11-22T11:02:02+07:00November 22nd, 2019|News|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

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

Phuket joins the global cry on climate change during PHIST 2019

PHUKET: PHIST 2019, Asia's largest travel and tourism sustainability event, was hosted on September 23, as Southeast Asia's hospitality industry came together in a spirit of collaboration to tackle the critical environmental issues facing resort destinations across the region. A year on from the inaugural edition of PHIST, the event is catching fire. A record attendance of 1,000 delegates attended this year's full-day event, which was held at Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa. PHIST is the brainchild of the Phuket Hotels Association, C9 Hotelworks and Greenview. Dedicated to generating fresh ideas and fostering a spirit of cooperation, the action-packed forum included a series of expert panels and discussions covering a range of vital topics, including destination management, development, ocean [...]

By |2019-09-24T23:39:38+07:00September 24th, 2019|News|0 Comments