OZO Phuket tops off on the island’s western shore of Kata

In the photo (from left – right):
1. Mr. Pierre Andre Pelletier, Regional Vice President Operations, South Thailand, Vietnam and the Maldives, ONYX Hospitality Group
2. Mr. Yuthachai Charanachitta, Group CEO of Italthai Group
3. Mr. Douglas Martell, President & CEO, ONYX Hospitality Group

Phuket, 14 August 2018 – ONYX Hospitality Group executives led by Italthai Group Chief Executive Officer Yuthachai Charanachitta (centre in photo), witness the topping off of OZO Phuket in Thailand. Currently under development at a prime location a short walk from the Kata beachfront on the island’s western shore, the hotel will offer 255 guest rooms and key signatures which deliver the midscale OZO brand’s hallmarks of sleep, connectivity and exploration.

Scheduled to open in 2019, the hotel will offer guest rooms specifically designed for enhanced sleep, smart connectivity of personal devices in rooms and public areas and curated destination tips by team members who know the locality well. The hotel will also feature OZO’s signature EAT all-day dining restaurant best known for energizing breakfasts, the EAT2Go grab-and-go deli, TONE fitness centre and TALK meeting rooms. A unique highlight of OZO Phuket is its two separate pools – an activity pool designed for kids adjacent to a free-form main pool.

OZO is currently available in Hong Kong, Koh Samui, Colombo and Kandy, with new hotels being developed in Hoi An, Pattaya, Johor and Penang.

Worakan Singha – Executive Sous Chef at Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach

Phuket, Thailand, 8 August 2018 – Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach has appointed Worakant Singha as its new Executive Sous Chef.

Chef Bon, as he is better known, is a culinary leader with more than 12 years of experience in the food & beverage industry in Thailand. He is also familiar with high standards of Marriott International, having most recently served as Head chef at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, where he assisted with the management of 11 F&B outlets.

“It is an honor to become a part of the highly regarded F&B family at Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach,” commented Chef Bon. “I look forward to bringing my passion and ideas to the team here, and to creating great gastronomic experiences for our guests, in line with the Thai and family traditions for which our resort is known.”

A Thai national originally from Ubon ratchathani province, Chef Bon is an innovative and creative chef who likes to push culinary boundaries. In the role of Executive Sous Chef, he will work closely with the resort’s Executive Chef, Bastian Ballweg, to oversee the four F&B outlets at Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach: The Andaman Kitchen, Big Fish Restaurant, Big Fish Bar and The Lounge.

He will also have the significant task of overseeing the catering for all meeting and banqueting functions, including weddings, plus kitchen staff recruitment and training.

Promotion: Taste of India New Delhi set menu, Deevana Patong Resort & Spa

Deevana Patong Resort & Spa has a promotion must try for “Taste of India New Delhi set menu” at Dalah Cuisine. Promotion Start from August 16th, 2018 to September 15th, 2018.


– Vegetable Samosa
– Shallots, Yoghurt, Lemon
– New Delhi potato capsicum masala
– Aloo gobi
– Naan, chapati


– Vegetable spring roll
– Shallots, Yoghurt, Lemon
– [Dal makhani] India curry with chicken & red bean
– Alibag fish Mumbai
– Fried rice India masala

Contact information
Address: 43/2 Raj-U-Thid 200 Pee Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 76 317 179
Email: info@deevanapatong.com
Website: www.deevanapatong.com
Facebook: Deevana Patong Resort & Spa

Exclusive dinner with Thai set menu by Michelin Star Chef

Phuket – August 8, 2018 – From Thursday August 9th through Monday August 13th 2018, Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa is welcoming Thai Michelin Star Chef ‘Phatchara ‘Pom’ Pirapak who will host an exclusive dinner at Takieng Restaurant featuring a 6-course Thai fine dining menu. An exclusive evening dinner will be held on Friday August 10th from 6.30pm – 10.00pm including pre-dinner wine of Perlno Spumante and live guitar. Special for Thai Mother Day’, Sunday August 12th mom can enjoy 50% off.

Date: 9-13 August 2018
Time: 6.30pm – 10pm
– THB 1,900++ per person
– THB 2,850++ per person with free flow wine
(Prices are subject to 10% service charge and 7% government tax)

Takieng is a signature restaurant of Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa. The award-wining authentic Thai restaurant serves all the hot, sour, salty and sweet tastes of classic Thai cuisine in a contemporary lounge environment, with outdoor seating. Open daily from 6pm to 10.30pm

For more information and reservation, please contact +66 76 363 999 or email Phakamas.K@renaissancehotels.com

Hotel Badminton Teams Raise Funds for Phuket School

PHUKET — Over 150 hoteliers from 20 resorts in the Phuket area came together to participate in the Outrigger Charity Badminton Tournament, held August 4 at the PK Arena Badminton Club in Thalang, central Phuket.

Participants at the Outrigger Charity Badminton Tournament: promoting health and raising funds for Baan Kok Wat Mai School in Phuket

Funds raised will go towards the Baan Kok Wat Mai School where Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort has undertaken several long-term projects, such as library renovation, school toilet enhancements, and upgrading the playground, canteen and classrooms.

Each hotel team contributed THB3,500 to compete in men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles matches. Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort finished the day as overall champion after nearly 10 hours of competition.

“I’d like to thank all the hotel teams who participated,” said Leah Matters, Resort Manager at the Outrigger. “The players showed great spirit and sportsmanship to raise funds for a worthy cause – and to promote physical health benefits through sport.”

Badminton is a very popular sport in Thailand. It is included in the school sports curriculum. The current number-one female player in the world is a Thai national, Ratchanok Intanon.

Results: Men’s double, Women’s Double and Mixed Double, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa is the champion beat Andara Resort & Villa. Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort finished the tournament in the third place.

So SPA with L’Occitane at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort wins Thailand’s best resort spa for 2018

July 2018 – In what is sure to be exciting news for spa fans worldwide, Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort’s signature luxury spa So SPA with L’Occitane has been chosen by the World Luxury Spa Awards as the 2018 Country Winner for the top Luxury Resort Spa in Thailand.

This is the second time in a row the spa has received an award from the prestigious platform which is well known as the world’s leading spa Awards initiative for luxury spas. Last year, So SPA with L’Occitane was the Continent Winner for Asia, and continues to maintain the same level of service excellence and outstanding achievement in the international luxury spa and wellness industry, which has led to them earning the award again this year.

Voting for the World Luxury Spa Awards is done is cast by spa guests, with awards being given to spas in 32 different categories, based on a country, regional, continent and global basis.

So SPA with L’Occitane has long been a top-rated spa in the Krabi region, thanks to its inviting Thai style interiors and rejuvenating treatments which combine ancient Thai traditions with French cosmology for an unforgettable experience. Set amidst the lush gardens of Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra, this tranquil haven of serenity features 12 intimate treatment rooms with traditional Thai teakwood décor. Guests can choose from a large menu of exclusive treatments from Thai massages to body scrubs and beauty facials, all incorporating L’Occitane natural products for a blissful effect.

If you’re interested in booking a session at So SPA with L’Occitane to experience their exclusive treatments for yourself, please contact 075-627-800, email to h6184-re@sofitel.com, or visit the resort website at https://goo.gl/UXP9Rh.