Amari Phuket celebrates two outstanding awards

Phuket, 25 May 2017 – Amari Phuket’s team, led by Pierre-Andre Pelletier – Vice President & Area General Manager, South Thailand (holding the award on the right) came together with all management teams to celebrate the receipt of two awards, Outstanding Guest Satisfaction Award and Scorecard Champion Performance of the Year Award 10/10 2016, presented by the ONYX Hospitality Group to the Group’s best performing properties. Amari Phuket’s team is committed to continuing the delivery of the best hospitality achieving the highest satisfaction from its guests.

Amari Phuket welcomes the green season with The Ocean Wing’s Room promotions

Phuket, 24 May 2017 – Amari Phuket invites guests to celebrate the start of the Green Season and enjoy the cooler weather after the summer by holding two exclusive promotions, “Free access to The Clubhouse” and “Free airport transfer” of the Ocean Wing until the end of July 2017.

Amari Phuket welcomes the green season with The Ocean Wing's Room promotions

Amari Phuket welcomes the green season with The Ocean Wing's Room promotions

The first promotion, “Free access to The Clubhouse”, is available for the One-bedroom Suite, One-bedroom Suite Ocean Facing and One-bedroom Suite Ocean View. The room rate starts from 4,950 THB+++ per room per night. Guests will be receiving an amazing privilege with complimentary access to The Clubhouse. Enjoy a heaven of sophistication with the awe-inspiring 270-degree views of Patong Bay, access to an infinity pool, sun deck and fitness centre. Guests can also enjoy the buffet breakfast and à la carte dining menu, complimentary tea, coffee and light snacks throughout the day and end with a sunset cocktail hour that has complimentary cocktails and canapés served daily from 17:30 to 18:30.

The second promotion, “Free airport transfer”, is available for the One-bedroom Suite Club Ocean View Balcony. The room rate starts from 9,000 THB+++ per room per night. Guests who reserve this room category will be automatically receiving The Clubhouse benefits. Moreover, one complimentary round-trip Phuket International Airport transfer per room reservation will be added.

These promotions are available for stays until 31 July 2017. The room rates are subject to change without prior notice. Terms and conditions apply.

Amari Phuket welcomes the green season with The Ocean Wing's Room promotions

Amari Phuket welcomes the green season with The Ocean Wing's Room promotions

For more information about room reservations:
Please contact +66 (0) 7634 0106-14 ext. 8033 and 8034,
Email: reservations.phuket@amari.com or visit www.amari.com/phuket.
Address: Amari Phuket, 2 Muen-ngern Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150

“Bride and Groom” have selected the luxury Crest Resort and Pool Villas

The newly bride and groom, “Gerda & Andrius” have selected the luxury Crest Resort and Pool Villas, Phuket to be their special venue for the very special day in their life to say “I DO”. The wedding event was arranged at the DIVA, resort’s roof top which captured the breathtaking views of sunset and turquoise waters from the crystal clear of Andaman Sea.

"Bride and Groom" have selected the luxury Crest Resort and Pool Villas
Photo by Crest Resort & Pool Villas
"Bride and Groom" have selected the luxury Crest Resort and Pool Villas
Photo by Crest Resort & Pool Villas
"Bride and Groom" have selected the luxury Crest Resort and Pool Villas
Photo by Crest Resort & Pool Villas
"Bride and Groom" have selected the luxury Crest Resort and Pool Villas
Photo by Crest Resort & Pool Villas
"Bride and Groom" have selected the luxury Crest Resort and Pool Villas
Photo by Crest Resort & Pool Villas
"Bride and Groom" have selected the luxury Crest Resort and Pool Villas
Photo by Crest Resort & Pool Villas
"Bride and Groom" have selected the luxury Crest Resort and Pool Villas
Photo by Crest Resort & Pool Villas
"Bride and Groom" have selected the luxury Crest Resort and Pool Villas
Photo by Crest Resort & Pool Villas

Crest Resort & Pool Villas is the ideal location and venue for a romantic, picturesque tropical wedding. With our outdoor rooftop ceremony staged against the impressive backdrop of the Andaman Sea, an endless stretch of sandy beach of Patong Bay, and surrounded by the lush hilltop of Tri Trang headland, it is the wedding of couples’ dreams. Our wedding packages are inclusive of bridal spa pampering package, make-up and hair styling for the bridal couple, a romantic poolside dinner for two, a sumptuous breakfast-in-bed for two, and celebratory banquet with a custom-made 2 tier wedding cake and champagne.

Further information, please visit www.crestphuket.com
info@crestphuket.com or call +66(0)76 366 188

Laguna Phuket on a Mission to Paint the World Green

On Friday 19 May, Laguna Phuket marked 11th year of its Greening Community initiative by planting 2,000 trees; 1,000 mangrove saplings at Baan Thala Village in Paklog, a sub-district in Thalang area of Phuket, and 1,000 eggplant trees at the nearby Phuket Elderly Home.

This year, 200 associates from Laguna Phuket, led by Managing Director Mr. Ravi Chandran, teamed up with 50 community members and students in this fun-filled and meaningful activity. In addition to tree planting, the resort also organized a community service activity by hosting lunch and bringing lots of joy to 71 elders at Phuket Elderly Home.

Laguna Phuket on a Mission to Paint the World Green 11th Annual “Greening Community” Initiative Saw 2,000 Trees Planted in One Day
250 volunteers were led by Mr. Ravi Chandran, Managing Director of Laguna Phuket (3rd from left) on a day of painting the world green and putting smiles on people’s faces.

Supported by the initiative’s strategic partners such as Marine and Coastal Preserving Group (Paklog), Mangrove Station 23 (Phuket) and Paklog Municipality, this 11th edition of Laguna Phuket’s annual tree planting event is a part of its initiative that aims to raise awareness of global warming and help build greener communities.

To date, Laguna Phuket has planted nearly 30,000 trees in Phuket and neighboring provinces, with more than 1,200 associates and 600 community members participated over the years.

Laguna Phuket on a Mission to Paint the World Green 11th Annual “Greening Community” Initiative Saw 2,000 Trees Planted in One Day

Laguna Phuket on a Mission to Paint the World Green 11th Annual “Greening Community” Initiative Saw 2,000 Trees Planted in One Day

The annual activity is one of many initiatives set up by Laguna Phuket to support its wider strategic goal on environment preservation according to Banyan Tree Global Foundation (BTGF)’s worldwide guideline for each property within the group to plant at least 2,000 trees in respective community each year.

For more information, please visit www.lagunaphuket.com/CSR or follow Facebook @LagunaphuketCSR

Fitness Centre Day Pass & Monthly Membership Offer at Sofitel Krabi

May 2017, Krabi – Enjoy a healthy lifestyle at The Fitness Centre, Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort. Our Fitness Centre is equipped with top-of-the-range sports equipment, a steam room and sauna, and a professional trainer is on hand to ensure you receive the best advice . Our fitness opens 24 hour with staff standby at 07.00 A.M. – 21.00 P.M. and steam room and sauna opens daily from 07.00 A.M. – 21.00 P.M. :
• Day Pass – THB 990 includes all non-paying activities
• Monthly Member – THB 3,190 includes all non-paying activities Workout in style at The Fitness Centre!
And get more benefits 20% off food and drink, 20% off massage and 20% off all paying activities.

For more information please contact H6184-TH2@sofitel.com or Tel: 075 627 800

H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Presides Over the Launch of “Pre-Vocational Program” at Yaowawit School

PHANG NGA, THAILAND – Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided over the official launch of Yaowawit School, Kapong’s “Pre-Vocational Education Academies” on 18 May 2017.

“This special occasion marks Her Royal Highness’s fourth visit to Yaowawit School, the last one being in 2008 and we are proud of her ongoing support and interest in our school. Since then, we built a meditation house, started a visiting program with today 16 international schools from all over the world, set up a solar energy plant, added 12 hotel rooms for the Yaowawit Lodge and started our bilingual Thai/English program in Kindergarten and Primary School. From the beginning, Yaowawit practiced ‘Life-Skills Education’ and in 2016, Yaowawit teamed up with Marriott International, the Phang Nga Technical College and the Office of Vocational Education Commission to design and build the Yaowawit Pre-Vocational Hospitality Academy. In February of 2017 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed for the ‘Yaowawit Pre-Vocational Agriculture Academy’ with OVEC and the Phang Nga Agriculture and Technical College,” said Mr. Philipp Graf von Hardenberg, Founder of Yaowawit School.

Mr. Hardenberg introduced six supports of Yaowawit, who made donations to Her Royal Highness, who then gave them to Yaowawit School’s representative:

  • Khun Supatra Charuariyanon is a businesswoman from Phuket who sponsors school materials and funds a scholarship for one of the students.
  • Mr. Jens Moehrle, Senior Director of Playmobil, is Yaowawit’s supporter in its operations and farm projects.
  • Mr. Frank Steinbacher, Vice President Sales and Marketing of Mercedes – Benz, Thailand, serves as Yaowawit’s brand ambassador and tells the school’s stories through public relations campaigns and media trips.
  • Mr. Simon Philipps, Arrowsmith Program supporter and the school’s newest friend, sends Yaowawit’s teachers to training sessions on its “Brain Training” exercises in Canada.
  • Mr. David Teplitzky is a philanthropist who helps with international fundraising for the Agricultural Pre-Vocational Academy.
  • Khun Yaowapa Boonsaweng is the school’s dear friend and supporter from Kapong.During the ceremony, Yaowawit’s students performed a tin mining dance for Her Royal Highness.Her Royal Highness toured the school’s facilities:
    – The Pre-Vocational Hospitality Academy program designed in cooperation with Marriott International and the Phang Nga Technical College
    – The Hospitality Learning Class, conducted by Yaowawit’s hospitality professional selected by Marriott Thailand Business Council
    – The School’s Library
    – The Kindergarten Class’s Bilingual Program Class
    – The “Arrowsmith Program for Brain Training” Program Room
    – The Botanical Classroom

    H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Presides Over the Launch of “Pre-Vocational Program” at Yaowawit School, Kapong, Phang Nga The school becomes the first in Southeast Asia to debut a new educational model
    Mr. Julian Whistley – Board of Director Children’s World Academy Foundation (CWA), Mr. William Gaynor – Board of Director CWA, Mr. Jens Moehrle – Senior Director of International Business Development of Playmobil, Khun Waliya Pangsriwongse – Board of Director CWA, Khun Ying Kasama – Board of Director CWA, Christiane Graefin von Hardenberg, Mr. Philipp Graf von Hardenberg – Founder of Yaowawit School, Khun Nareerat Ongpoo – Headmistress Yaowawit, Khun Kanyaphak Bunkaeo – Director CWA

    H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Presides Over the Launch of “Pre-Vocational Program” at Yaowawit School, Kapong, Phang Nga The school becomes the first in Southeast Asia to debut a new educational model
    Mr. Damien Bohler – Director of Permaculture Learning Centre, Mr. Philipp Graf von Hardenberg –Founder of Yaowawit School, Khunying Dr. Kasama Worrawan Na Ayouthaya – Board of Director Children’s World Academy Foundation, Mr. Suthep Yongyuth – Director of Phang Nga Technical College, Mr. Karl Hudson – Area Vice President-Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia & Myanmar, Mr. Pansak Leangphibul – Director of Human Resources Thailand, Mr. Sean Panton – Co- Chairman& Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Ms. Kanyaphak Bunkaeo – Director of Children World Academy Foundation
ONYX Hospitality Group Enters Next Phase of Regional Growth

Bangkok, Thailand – 22 May 2017 – ONYX Hospitality Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas Martell as Chief Executive Officer. Previously the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ONYX, Mr Martell succeeds Peter Henley who will retire after successfully leading the company’s multi-brand and pan-regional expansion as Chief Executive Officer over a period of nine years.

Mr Martell will build on the achievements created by Mr Henley whilst further enhancing the foundations to ensure the company’s ongoing success as it enters the next phase of regional growth. He will lead a long term strategic plan as part of the company’s aim of becoming the best mid-sized hospitality player in Asia, with an emphasis on further growing the ONYX regional portfolio, augmenting the value proposition of each brand and enhancing operational excellence.

With a career spanning more than 25 years, Mr Martell boasts a wealth of hospitality experience from management and operational functions across a number of roles held in various markets including China, Japan, Australia, Europe and India. Prior to joining ONYX Hospitality Group as Chief Operating Officer in 2014, Mr Martell spent 13 years at InterContinental Hotels Group, where he held senior leadership roles in Australia, China and Japan, before being appointed IHG’s Vice President of Operations for Southwest Asia based in India.

“This is an exciting period in ONYX Hospitality Group’s ongoing transformation, and I am honoured to be entrusted with the leadership of one of Asia’s fastest growing hospitality companies,” said Mr Martell. “I am confident that with the ongoing dedication of our team members and support of our owning company, investors and partners, we can continue to build on the company’s successes to further expand our presence across the region.”

ONYX Hospitality Group currently operates 42 hotels in eight countries under three core brands – Amari, OZO and Shama – and has over 20 properties in the development pipeline in locations such as Australia, Vietnam and Laos. Most recently, the group launched Amari Yangshuo in Guilin, China and Amari Johor Bahru in southern Peninsula Malaysia, and plans to open new properties in Sri Lanka, Laos, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Malaysia in the coming year. The company has announced its aim of having 99 hotels open across the region by 2024.

10th Anniversary Indulgence at Millennium Resort Patong Phuket

10th Anniversary Indulgence at Millennium Resort Patong Phuket

Offer Details

✔ Rates are inclusive of breakfast for 2 adults
✔ Book By: 31 July 2017
✔ Stay Date: 1 May – 20 Dec 2017
✔ Rates are net inclusive of service charge and prevailing government taxes.
✔ Cancellations will not be refundable
✔ Stay a min of 2 nights and enjoy 25% saving off our Best Available Rates with additional benefits and privileges:
– One (1) x 3-course set Thai Lunch or Dinner for 2 adults
– F&B 30% discount off ala carte menu at The Bistro (excludes all beverages and promotional items)
– 1 session x 60 min Thai Massage for 2 adults at Escentika Spa
– One Roundtrip airport transfer
– Guaranteed late check-out up to 6.00 pm
– MyMillennium Members Bonus – 10% Loyalty Discount will be applicable

Terms & Conditions:
– Full prepayment upon confirmation

– Rates are quoted in Thai Baht and applicable for single/double occupancy

Terrazas & Steak Promotion with special Malbec-infused salt

Terrazas & Steak Promotion with special Malbec-infused salt served at Bodega & Grill by Angsana Laguna Phuket

Phuket, Thailand, May 2017 – Enjoy a “Terrazas & Steak” promotion at Angsana Laguna Phuket’s Bodega & Grill every evening from 6pm to 11pm from now till July 2017. This special dining experience features Terrazas high altitude wines paired with selected beef and lamb dishes served fresh from the grill.

Terrazas & Steak Promotion with special Malbec-infused salt served at Bodega & Grill by Angsana Laguna Phuket

Experience the best wines of Argentina: Terrazas Altos del Plata Malbec which gives off the flavours of ripe red fruits, such as raspberry, blackberry and plum reduction. A fresh floral profile of lavender and spicy notes of pepper showcases the wild aspect of the variety. This expressive wine is a perfect match with our 3 different steaks: 200gm Beef Tenderloin at THB 1,088++, Double Lamb Cutlets at THB 1,088++ or 300gm Porterhouse Sirloin at THB 1,288++. Enjoy our premium cuts with crafted Malbec-infused salt, giving the meat a light accent of wine aroma. A pairing not to be missed!

For enquiries or reservations please email FBReservation-LagunaPhuket@angsana.com or call 076 358 500.

Novotel Phuket Phokeethra Hosts Grand and ‘Royal’ Opening Ceremony

First international hotel brand in Phuket Old Town officially opened by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

Novotel Phuket Phokeethra, located on Thailand’s most popular holiday island, was officially opened late this afternoon, when Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn cut the ribbon, marking the start of the hotel’s spectacular grand opening festivities.

Some 350 guests attending the event, including the Governor of Phuket, Vice Governors, the Army Area Commander, Governor, Prosecutor, Ambassadors, travel agents, corporate personnel and local media, were taken on an extravagant journey, enjoying a glimpse of Phuket’s rich history and many fabulous in-land and beach destinations.

Participants were also treated to live music and welcome drinks upon arrival, plus a whole spread of local fare to sample, prepared by the hotel’s team of highly experienced chefs.

Shortly after sunset, the festivities culminated in a fabulous dinner celebration, when the guests enjoyed a sumptuous set dinner, along with a whole evening of local entertainment. Included in the entertainment line up were traditional musical performances by students Sian Nan and Satta Kinnara Phu Pate from Ratchaphat and Prince of Songkla Universities, plus singing by the hotel owner’s company.

But the celebrations did not end there. Finally, the party finished on a high note, when the group assembled at the property’s glorious Estrela Sky lounge for more live music and sensational drinks, while taking in the venue’s breath-taking panoramic views of both the city and sea.

The mid-scale Novotel brand offers travellers an ‘easy-living experience’, with spacious and modular rooms, stand-out meeting facilities and a commitment to guest well-being.

Featuring 180 spacious rooms and suites with city, mountain and bay views, the hotel’s stylish rooms offer premium bathroom amenities, LCD TVs, and complimentary Wi-Fi and minibars. For wellness, fitness and relaxation, the hotel has a spa, gym and an indoor pool.

An elegant counterpoint to the abundant street fare outside the hotel, the all-day dining restaurant, AMOR, serves delicious local and international cuisine, and the Sino-Portuguese-inspired Estrela Sky Lounge offers breathtakingly panoramic views of the city, the bay and the mountains, while the chic lobby lounge, LUA, is an inviting rendezvous point.

For meetings, events and conferences, the hotel can accommodate up to 850 guests in its state-of-the-art Grand Ballroom with vaulted ceilings, and offers four additional meeting rooms.

With more than 30 beaches on the island, guests will never be far from the sea – Patong Beach, Kata Beach and Karon Beach are just a short ride from the hotel. A five-minute drive to Thalang Road and Promthep Clock Tower in Phuket Old Town and 40 minutes from Phuket International Airport, the hotel is located at 40 Chanajaroen Road, Tambol Talad Yai, Amphur Muang Phuket.

For reservations, please e-mail H9932-RE@accor.com, call +66 (0) 76-397-777, or visit www.novotel.com/9932 for more information.

Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, Named the “Most Excellent Family Hotel in Asia”!

Phuket, Thailand, 11 April, 2017 – Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, has been named as the “Most Excellent Family Hotel in Asia”!

The award was presented to the resort at the inaugural Asia Awards of Excellence, which were held in Macau on 31st March, 2017.

Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, Named the “Most Excellent Family Hotel in Asia”!

The Asia Awards of Excellence is Asia’s most anticipated new awards platform, created to recognize and celebrate the best in travel, hospitality, design and more. The glittering awards ceremony showcased the finest hotels and resorts in the region, recognizing those that are committed to raising standards, exceeding expectations and offering the ultimate guest experiences.

The grand gala dinner and award ceremony took place at the Macau Tower and rolled out the red carpet for over 150 VIP guests from Asia’s finest hotels and resorts.

David Ippersiel, General Manager of the Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, said he was delighted to have received the “Most Excellent Family Hotel in Asia” award.

“It is an exceptional honor for the resort to receive this very first award,” Mr Ippersiel commented. “With our rich combination of Thai hospitality, international amenities, innovation and an unsurpassed location, we believe that our resort is ideal for families visiting Phuket. This award will now allow us to showcase Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, as the perfect family destination,” he added.

And the awards could continue flowing for Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach; the hotel is nominated for the “Best Interior Design” award, which will be decided at the Asia Property Awards 2017, taking place at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park from 25-26 May.

For more information and reservations, please call at +66 (0) 76 625 555 or email booknaiyangbeach@marriott.com.