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Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket features Pesto and Pistou this autumn

PHUKET: Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket is inviting international guests and local residents to come savor the tastes and flavors of the Mediterranean this autumn with the launch of its latest global menu – Pesto and Pistou. Marking another gastronomic triumph for a brand synonymous with culinary excellence for more than 70 years, the expert chefs at Mövenpick have perfected a new innovative range of Pestos (Italian) and Pistous (French) to create seven experimental dishes, available at El Gaucho Restaurant throughout October 2019. Chef Pichet Kitkha, who heads the culinary team at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket, will lead the kitchen in preparing the pesto and pistou based dishes. These two classic European sauces are both [...]

By |2019-09-23T14:11:45+07:00September 23rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

PHIST 2019

PHIST, which stands for Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism, is the first of its kind, an innovative event rallying the hotel industry and its stakeholders to discuss environmental sustainability and community benefit. The event will be held on Monday, September 23, 2019 at the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa with partners and other stakeholders also organizing affiliate events and meetings in tandem. PHIST is organized by the Phuket Hotels Association and supported by the Thai Hotels Association. The conference day will feature an exhibition area, showcasing sustainability products and services, and offer attendees a mix of short expert panels and thematic discussions, covering topics including destination development, ocean health and impacts, hotel sustainability governance, community tourism, and global [...]

By |2019-09-10T09:36:34+07:00September 23rd, 2019||0 Comments

Angsana Laguna Phuket awarded 2019 Best Sustainable Hotel

PHUKET: Angsana Laguna Phuket has been named a winner in the Best Sustainable Hotel category of M&C Asia Stella Awards 2019 in Singapore. The award recognizes best practices in sustainability, respect for the environment, and social positioning. Angsana was founded with the core value of driving sustainable development and employ an integrated and participatory approach to minimize their impact while safeguarding and enhancing the human and physical environment for present and future generations. To achieve this, Angsana Laguna Phuket, which is located on Bang Tao Beach, has implemented a responsible management model, which aims to generate sustainable wealth in the local environment while also becoming a benchmark for excellence and innovation in the hospitality industry. "It is a proud moment [...]

By |2019-09-19T17:21:57+07:00September 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments

The first-ever Cookie Suite at DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort

PHUKET: The very first Cookie Suite is now available at the DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort, in Patong, which recently celebrated its grand opening at the beginning of September. The simple gesture of offering a warm DoubleTree Cookie to guests upon check-in has become synonymous with the warm welcome and CARE (Creating A Rewarding Experience) service culture of DoubleTree by Hilton. To celebrate the brand's 50th anniversary, the recently opened DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort is marking this significant milestone locally by taking the experience a step further with a first-of-its-kind Cookie Suite Experiential Package. The bespoke package will be accompanied by a range of benefits that will allow guests to enjoy an immersive retreat in the brand's [...]

By |2019-09-19T14:01:46+07:00September 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Grand Mercure Patong offers exciting Thai cooking class concepts

PHUKET: Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas has recently launched three Thai cooking class formulas that not only focus on the recipes themselves, but also on the sourcing and understanding of the ingredients. It is time to refresh your culinary skills and enjoy an authentic Thai experience by learning how to cook local dishes, explore a unique fish market, picking up lots of delightful recipes and cooking tips along the way. The first option allows you to explore Patong's local market, “Baan Zaan market” and learn how to select and buy fresh ingredients before cooking them in a fully-equipped workspace at Bubbles Restaurant. This half-day package sells for THB 2,500 per person, or THB 2,000 per person when a [...]

By |2019-09-18T17:15:03+07:00September 18th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Bidroom hotel booking platform launches in Asia Pacific

BANGKOK: Bidroom, a fast-growing and multiple award winning online travel community, is now ready to transform the hotel room booking world of frequent travelers in Asia Pacific. Launched in 2014 in the Netherlands, Bidroom currently offers 125,000 hotel properties in 128 countries to frequent travelers who benefit from guaranteed lower room rates compared to other online travel agents. The company's primary mission is to serve as a fair alternative to the online booking market which is currently defined by excessive online travel agent commissions pocketed by giants such as Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Ctrip, Agoda and others. The fees travelers pay on such platforms include commissions up to 25%. "Bidroom is demonstrably cheaper than all known online travel agents," says Bidroom [...]

By |2019-09-16T22:17:57+07:00September 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Outrigger Laguna Phuket helped students with English Day Camp

PHUKET: English Day Camp, supported by Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort, in Bang Tao, is the latest engagement in a four-year campaign in helping the local community and showing favorable outcomes. A total of 40 children, aged 10 to 12 years old from a primary school in Phuket, enjoyed an English language day camp on August 16, thanks to a charitable effort by Outrigger Hospitality Group's "Share 4 Change" volunteers, with the assistance from the Laguna Phuket corporate social responsibility team. The camp at the Baan Khok Wat Mai School, in Thalang district, was led by an English instructor and supported by Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort and Laguna Phuket hosts. The message was that learning English is fun and [...]

By |2019-09-06T17:15:00+07:00September 6th, 2019|News|0 Comments

DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort opens its doors today

PHUKET: DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort opens its doors today, welcoming travelers looking for an idyllic getaway in Phuket, a destination known for its spectacular beaches and glorious tropical weather. The opening marks the brand’s second hotel in the country after DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok. Offering 290 spacious guest rooms and suites which range from 35 to 350 square meters, every guest room at DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort features a private balcony or terrace area overlooking the tranquil resort gardens and one of the three main swimming pools. The hotel is also the first Hilton hotel in Phuket to introduce the propriety Digital Key technology. Digital Key, in conjunction with digital check-in with room selection, is [...]

By |2019-09-05T12:01:39+07:00September 5th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Le Méridien Phuket receives Gold Award from Travelife

PHUKET: Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort recently achieved a 'Gold Award Certification' from Travelife, an independent and internationally recognized accommodation sustainability program based in London that is accredited by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. According to Travelife, the multi-awarded resort next to a secluded beach and 5 km. from Patong, "has shown evidence that they are taking action in the following areas: Minimizing their environmental impacts, improving the economic and social impacts for people in their community, respecting and protecting human rights and fair labor practices, and safeguarding animal welfare and biodiversity." "We are elated to receive this certification as it represents our staunch commitment to sustainable operations," says Julian Lowry, Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort General Manager. He adds, [...]

By |2019-09-05T11:22:09+07:00September 5th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Hilton Phuket celebrates Global Week of Service with extra sustainability efforts

PHUKET: Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa brings the light and warmth of hospitality to the community by celebrating the annual Global Week of Service simultaneously with other Hilton properties across the globe. From August 21 through August 23, 2019 the Hilton Phuket team organized and took part in different sets of outreach activities that impact the local Phuket community. The series of activities commenced with a visit to the Child Development Centre at Kata where the team donated toothbrush and stainless steel cup sets as a way of teaching proper oral health care to the students. On August 22nd, the Hilton Phuket volunteers were split into two teams- team one was headed for Wat Suwankiriket School to donate stationery [...]

By |2019-08-26T15:48:23+07:00August 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments