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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

Thai businesses launch “Every Child Needs a Family” charity run

PHUKET: Naughty Nuri's in The Forest, together with Flying Hanuman, Hanuman World, Banana Beach, Kan Eang@Pier, Three Monkeys and Seven Marine Yachting, have announced their joint efforts to the local community and the launch of a fundraising campaign called "Every Child Needs a Family" for local orphanages in Phuket. Naughty Nuri's in the Forest Phuket, in corporation with its associated partners; Flying Hanuman, Hanuman World, Banana Beach, Kan Eang@ Pier, Three Monkeys Restaurant and Seven Marine Yachting, came up with their first social campaign for Phuket orphans, which has been rising rapidly and need immediate supports. They believe that it is the responsibility of all Phuket residents to participate in improving the lives of orphans and less fortunate children in [...]

By |2019-09-11T08:37:14+07:00September 11th, 2019|News|0 Comments

CNN Travel names Phuket Town one of Asia’s most picturesque towns

PHUKET: Phuket's Old Town can now add its listing by CNN Travel as one of Asia's 13 most picturesque towns to its long list of accolades. The article highlighted that whilst the island is renowned for its world-class beaches and leisure, maritime and adventure tourism activities, Phuket Town delivers on romance, history and cultural beauty. Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor K. Yuthasak Supasorn, said the article correctly highlighted Phuket's cultural diversity and history; things that are often eclipsed by its beaches. "Phuket Town retain its charm and unique identity that comes from the influence of the Baba-Peranakan culture, which started when Chinese families migrated to Phuket. We are seeing more fully independent tourists with discretionary spending power who want [...]

By |2019-09-09T12:10:34+07:00September 9th, 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

Laguna Phuket Triathlon 26th edition previewed in Bangkok

PHUKET: On September 4, 2019, Asia's premier destination resort, Laguna Phuket, has hosted a press conference at Banyan Tree Bangkok for members of the press to preview its 26th annual Laguna Phuket Triathlon, coming up in November this year. The 26th edition of Asia’s longest-standing triathlon race Laguna Phuket Triathlon (LPT) in Phuket, Thailand, is scheduled to take place during November 23 to 24, 2019 at Laguna Phuket. Comprising a unique race distance of 1.8K swim, 50K bike and 12K run through the scenic backdrop of Phuket province in Thailand, world champions and elite pro triathletes from around the world will race against each other on Sunday vying for a USD 20,000 prize purse. LPT also features "25 For 25 [...]

By |2019-09-04T17:25:55+07:00September 4th, 2019|News|0 Comments