Asean conference on reducing marine debris in Asean region takes place @JW Marriott Phuket

Phuket – 23 November, 2017: The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental of Thailand hosts “The ASEAN Conference on the ASEAN Conference on Reducing Marine Debris in ASEAN Region”, from 22 – 23 November, at the JW Marriot Phuket Resort & Spa, Phuket province, Thailand.

On this occasion, H.E. General Surasak Karnjanarat, Minister of The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment of Thailand presided over the ASEAN Conference on reducing Marine Debris in ASEAN region. The welcome addressed by guest of honored Mr. Sanit Sriwihok, Vice Governor of Phuket; Dr. Wijarn Simachaya, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand; H.E. Mr. Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASCC, ASEAN Secretariat.

Asean conference on reducing marine debris in Asean region takes place @JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
H.E. General Surasak Karnjanarat, Minister of The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment of Thailand presided over the ASEAN Conference on reducing Marine Debris in ASEAN region
Asean conference on reducing marine debris in Asean region takes place @JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
Welcome addressed by Mr. Sanit Sriwihok, Vice Governor of Phuket Province, Thailand

Three hundred marine experts from 10 ASEAN member countries and representatives from ASEAN countries’ environmental ministries, an official representative from China, academic experts in marine studies and international conservation groups have participated the 2-day conference which conference and exhibition on first day and continue to the workshop, site visit and research group discussion on the second day.

The conference aims to gather inputs from a broad range of stakeholders and identify how marine debris issues in ASEAN could be addressed through global partnership and multi-partner and cross-sectoral cooperation mechanism and raise the awareness of ASEAN community on marine debris issue through side events.

This conference is a great opportunity to create a platform to fight marine pollution together in the ASEAN region since six ASEAN countries rank among those guilty of excessive littering of the sea. The participants will share their ideas and discuss plans to solve this problem.

The background: Marine debris has been recognized as one of the key environmental issues at the global level and within ASEAN region. Measures and cooperation to reduce marine debris/litter shall be initiated to prevent lives under water from being harmed, which is in line with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14: Life Below Water, on conserving and sustainably using the oceans, seas, and marine resources; and with the ASEAN vision 2025 particularly on the management of biodiversity and natural resources for sustainable development.

Three-quarters of all marine debris is made up of various forms of plastic (Barnes et al. 2009). A recent study estimates that between 4.8 and 12.7 million tons of plastics are dumped into the ocean in 2010 (Jambeck et al., 2015). Inadequate waste management on land has caused 80% of marine debris originated from land.

Marine debris is transported by oceans currents across borders. As such, it is a transboundary concern, requiring collaborative action and regional cooperation (UNEP, 2016). Approximately 70% of ASEAN human population lives in coastal areas and intensive farming and aquaculture, rapid urbanization and industrialization, greater shipping traffic and fishing effort, as well as widespread deforestation and nearshore development, are contributing towards the pollution problem. Four out of the top six most marine polluting countries are in ASEAN (Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand). ‘Hot Spots’ of floating plastic have been observed in coastal waters adjacent to countries with high coastal populations and inadequate waste management in South-East Asia (Peter Ryan 2013).

ONYX Hospitality Group expands its OZO presence with a new hotel in Phuket’s Kata Beach

Bangkok, Thailand. 22 November 2017 – ONYX Hospitality Group continues its portfolio expansion with the introduction of OZO Phuket in Thailand. Currently under development and scheduled to open in mid 2019, the hotel will offer 255 guest rooms and features which deliver the midscale OZO brand’s hallmarks of sleep, connectivity and exploration.

ONYX Hospitality Group expands its OZO presence with a new hotel in Phuket’s Kata Beach
Scheduled to open in mid 2019, the 255-room OZO Phuket will focus on offering an enhanced sleep experience
and seamless connectivity for travellers who are keen to embark on a deeper exploration of the destination

Located a short walk from the Kata beachfront on the western coast of Phuket, OZO Phuket 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 presented through interactive digital panels. The hotel will also feature OZO’s signature EAT all-day dining restaurant best known for energising breakfasts, the EAT2Go grab-and-go deli, TONE fitness centre and TALK meeting room. A unique highlight of OZO Phuket is its two separate pools – an activity pool designed for kids adjacent to a free-form main pool.

Douglas Martell, President and CEO of ONYX Hospitality Group, said: “Capping off an eventful year of hotel openings and new deal agreements across several Asian countries, we are proud to announce this new development in a prime destination within our home base of Thailand. This new hotel will complement our flagship Amari Phuket, which has been relaunched following extensive renovations and the introduction of an all-suites Ocean Wing. We look forward to offering travellers more options with our two distinct brands present on the island.”

OZO is a smart, simple and savvy midscale hotel brand offering an enhanced sleep experience and seamless connectivity for travellers who are keen to embark on a deeper exploration of the destination. Since the opening of the first OZO in Hong Kong in 2013, the brand has generated consistently positive feedback and continues to exceed midscale accommodation expectations. OZO is currently available in Hong Kong, Koh Samui, Colombo and Kandy, with new hotels being developed in Hoi An, Pattaya, Phuket, Johor, Penang and Xiamen.

2017 has been a significant year of expansion for ONYX Hospitality Group, with its flagship Amari brand being launched in new locations including Sri Lanka, Malaysia and China. Based in Bangkok, ONYX Hospitality Group has a growing regional portfolio of 44 operating properties across three core brands in eight countries. The Group has a robust development pipeline of over 20 new properties in markets such as Vietnam, Indonesia and Australia, and has set a target of having 99 hotels open by 2024 as part of its journey towards being the best medium-sized hospitality player in the region.

Festive Celebrations at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

Phuket – 21 November, 2017: Bask in the revelry of joyous tidings this festive season at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, our crafted food & beverage team offers a variety choice of special festive food & beverage promotions during 24- 31 December 2017. An extraordinary gourmet experience awaits you at our luxury beachfront resort.

  • 24th December: Christmas Eve’s Buffet Dinner; at Out Of The Blue Drink Bar’ s Beachfront; from 6.30pm- 11pm. THB 3,400++ per person.
    The Out Of The Blue Drink Bar will host the traditional Christmas Eve Dinner with a uniquely designed menu by our Executive Chef Dietmar Spitzer. The delectable buffet menu including a range of sumptuous flavours; sushi; sashimi; Australian lamb chops; pepper rubbed grain-fed flank minute steaks; Yakitori chicken skewers; traditional roasted turkey cooked to perfection and more. There will be entertainment throughout the night with a Christmas choir, live band and a special visit from Santa Claus and his helpers.
  • 25th December: Christmas Brunch; at Andaman Grill; from 11 am – 3pm. THB 1,600++ per person.
    Indulge in a Christmas Brunch, at the seaside restaurant, Andaman Grill. A selection of our most delicious salad, meat, seafood and grill offerings paired with fantastic dishes prepared by our culinary team, not to forget the carvery and extensive dessert spread. The highlights menu include Fine de Claire oysters; tandoori snapper tikka; clove studded honey ham, apple sauce and Dijon mustard; stewed beef shoulder with tender root vegetables, all palates will be pleased.
  • 25th December: JW Traditional Christmas Buffet Dinner, at Marriott Café; from 6.30pm- 11pm. THB 3,200++ per person.
    JW Marriott Phuket is proud to present its signature Christmas buffet dinner, serving all of your festive favorites and live stations from Foie gras; pasta; Christmas carvering; seafood on ice; selection of cheeses; pot pies; Japanese dishes; soup; favorite entrée and of course, cinnamon Eggnog.
  • 25th December: Beach BBQ Buffet Dinner, at North lawn- in front of the main swimming pool; from 6.30pm – 10pm. THB 3,200++ per person.
    A night to immerse yourself into the delicious tastes of International menu. A variety of grilled seafood, meats, and Asian cold & hot dishes accompanied with a selection of salads, appetizers. Be sure to save some room for tantalizing desserts.
  • 25th December: Mai Khao Festive Christmas Buffet Dinner, at Zest Restaurant, Marriott Vacation Club Mai Khao Beach, from 6.30pm – 11pm. THB 2,000++ per person.
    Designed to whet your appetite and rekindle the spirit of Christmas, The Zest restaurant is offering a sumptuous spread that includes turkey with trimmings, prime rib of beef; hot dishes and sensational desserts.
  • 31st December: Mai Khao Countdown Event, at Zest Restaurant, from 7 pm until late. THB 4,000++ per person.
    Celebrate the New Year in style by enjoying an exquisite dinner at Zest restaurant. Festive menu including a wide range of choices such as roasted Thai marinated lamb legs, whole snapper baked in salt crust, truffle chicken tortellini; Braised veal shank with apricot orange and fennel and slow cooked chicken goulash sour cream, sweet paprika.
  • 31st December: New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner; Marriott Café, from 6.30 pm – 11 pm. THB 5,000++ per person.
    Usher in 2018 with an extravagant New Year’s Eve spread at Marriott Café, culinary highlights include Canadian lobsters, home-made BBQ skewers; seafood on ice; slow roasted stuffed goose with apple cinnamon; beef wellington; salmon en croute; just to name a few.
  • 31st December: JW Signature New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner, Beachfront at Out of the Blue Drink Bar; from 7pm until late. THB 8,500++ per person.
    Farewell to the last night of 2017 in style with our Gala Dinner. Delighted with the lavish collection of JW Marriott’s cuisine as well as our artfully created beverage collection. Guests will enjoy our Festive drinks package, live band “Ignite U.K.” live DJ, Fire show, and will be entered into our lucky draw for a chance to win great prizes. Continue to join to the countdown and after party celebration on the beach at Out Of The Blue Drink Bar.

For more information or reservations, contact Food & Beverage Team, Tel: +66 (0)76 338 000
Email: fbdiningexperience@marriotthotels.com or visit jwmarriottphuketresort.com

Feel the thrill of a family vacation with Amari

Bangkok, 21 November 2017 – With several long weekends coming up, It’s time to get the bags packed, get out of town and have fun together with the family. Any ideas about the destination yet? Amari, a brand of ONYX Hospitality Group, not only offers guests a pleasant stay with well-equipped and comfortable rooms along with full facilities; but also invites all family members to enjoy the most popular theme parks located near its hotels in Hua Hin and Pattaya in Thailand and in Johor Bahru in Malaysia.

Feel the thrill of a family vacation with Amari Families that play together stay together. Enjoy a fun-filled family vacation at Amari properties located near some of the region’s best-known theme parks
The Family Suite at Amari Hua Hin offers a king-sized bedroom connected to a separate room with two single beds.

Just a three-hour drive from Bangkok, guests will discover rest and relaxation at Amari Hua Hin, providing warm and spacious Family Suites with king-sized bedrooms connected to a separate room with two single beds. These suites are exclusively designed so families can share a memorable holiday together. After a re-energising rest, the whole family can enjoy a big splash at Vana Nava Hua Hin, Asia’s first water jungle, located just six minutes away by car from Amari Hua Hin. Kids and adults alike will love the jaw-dropping range of 20 attractions including signature rides and slides. After a day of thrills and spills, rejuvenate at the pool at Shoreline Beach Club; sip a favourite drink and savour the sharing tapas menu whilst gazing at the blue skies and horizon. Rates for the Amari Hua Hin Family Suite starts at THB 7,100 ++ per room per night including breakfast for four.

Feel the thrill of a family vacation with Amari Families that play together stay together. Enjoy a fun-filled family vacation at Amari properties located near some of the region’s best-known theme parks
Deluxe Family rooms at Amari Pattaya warmly welcome the little ones with comfy bunk beds.

Should families decide to head towards the east coast of Thailand, they can get a burst of adrenaline at Ramayana Water Park. Just a short drive from Amari Pattaya, Ramayana Water Park has 10 different attractions with an architectural design inspired by ancient cities. Cartoon Network Amazone – the world’s first Cartoon Network themed water park – is positioned just 20 minutes from Amari Pattaya – where the little ones can have a chance to meet their favourite cartoon characters. After a day of outdoor activities, lounge away in a Deluxe Family room featuring either one king-sized bed or two single beds together with a set of two bunk beds for kids. Rooms are also well-equipped with LCD TVs and DVD players. Enjoy a favourite movie together with kids and catch a glimpse of the scenic sunset from the private balcony. Rates at Amari Pattaya start at THB 4,960++ per room per night including breakfast for two.

Feel the thrill of a family vacation with Amari
At the Deluxe Pool Access rooms in Amari Johor Bahru, the pool is literally just at your doorstep.

For families looking for a city vacation, the southern Peninsula Malaysian city of Johor Bahru with its proximity to Singapore might be the ideal destination. As the city’s newest hotel, Amari Johor Bahru is also home to six exclusive Deluxe Pool Access rooms, the first of its kind in the city. With the hotel’s main pool literally steps away from bed via a private outdoor terrace, the Deluxe Pool Access rooms are already becoming a hit with families. Guests can take the time to energise and revitalise at Breeze Spa while the kids are busy enjoying cartoon movies screened in the Idea Room on weekends and public holidays. For fans of Angry Birds, the Angry Birds Activity Park is just a short walk from Amari Johor Bahru located on the 3rd floor of the nearby Komtar JBCC Shopping Mall. Alternatively, families won’t want to miss Legoland, the first international theme park in Malaysia, located a short drive away. The theme park and water park combination of Legoland provides all-day activities that fuel creativity and imagination. After a fun-filled day, return to a wonderful dinner at Amaya Food Gallery, Amari’s signature restaurant inspired by Asian street food markets. Rates at Amari Johor Bahru start at MYR 540.00 +++ per room per night including breakfast for two persons.

2017 Laguna Phuket Triathlon Kicks into High Gear and towards Good Causes

Recently named “Best Amateur Sports Event of the Year in Thailand”, with silver credential, at Sports Industry Awards & Conference (SPIA Asia) 2017, the 24th annual Laguna Phuket Triathlon (LPT) will kick off on Sunday 19 November and comprise a unique race distance of 1.8K swim, 50K bike and 12K run through the scenic backdrop of Phuket province in Thailand. To help celebrate Laguna Phuket’s 30th anniversary, 2017 Laguna Phuket Triathlon also features an inaugural “LPT Charity Fun Run” (5K & 10K) on Saturday 18 November, with an aim to raise funds for “Kao Project”, a charity run campaign led by rock star and LPT’s fan, Artiwara ‘Toon Bodyslam’ Kongmalai, to support 11 hospitals in Thailand.

2017 Laguna Phuket Triathlon Kicks into High Gear and towards Good Causes A league of legends to flock Asia’s premier destination resort this Sunday Vying for USD 20,000
Caption: KP Ho, Founder and Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings (standing 3rd from left) presented the revised donation amount of 1,000,000 baht to Kao Project, represented by Anurak and Pranom Kongmalai (standing 5th and 6th from right), at Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2017 Press Conference, hosted at Laguna Phuket today.
Standing from left; Antony Costes from France; Michael Raeleart, defending champion from Germany; KP HO, Founder and Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings; Tanes Petsuwan, Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, Tourism Authority of Thailand; “Laguna” the LPT Mascot; Pranom Kongmalai of Kao Project; Sanit Sriwihok, Vice Governor of Phuket; Anurak Kongmalai of Kao Project; Ravi Chandran, Managing Director of Laguna Phuket; Chavanant Senivongse, Manager of Promotions and Sponsorship Dept., Thai Airways PLC; Amelia Rose Watkinson, defending champion in the women’s field from New Zealand and Imogen Simmonds of Great Britain.

Pre-race press conference was held on Saturday 18 November and graced by Sanit Sriwihok, Vice Governor of Phuket; Tanes Petsuwan, Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, Tourism Authority of Thailand; Ravi Chandran, Managing Director of Laguna Phuket; Chavanant Senivongse, Manager of Promotions and Sponsorship Dept., Thai Airways PLC, and also paneled by elite pro athletes; Michael Raelert (Germany), defending two-time LPT Champion from 2015 and 2016; Antony “The Tiger” Costes (France); Amelia Rose Watkinson (New Zealand), 2016LPT Champion in women’s field, and Imogen Simmonds from Great Britain – all competing for USD 20,000 prize purse.

The press conference also features Legends Talk Session with legendary triathlon elites and world champions; Jurgen Zack (Germany), Karen Smyers (USA) and Belinda Granger (Australia), who are invited back to relive their LPT memories and share experiences at Asia’s longest-standing triathlon race, also known as “The Race of Legends.”

“This year, we will see around 1,800 athletes, representing more than 40 nationalities, participating in the individual and team relay categories on Sunday as well as the Charity Fun Run on Saturday,” said, Mr. Ravi Chandran, “It is delightful to have seen growing number of Thai athletes participating in our race each year. Planned for 1,000 runners, the Charity Fun Run on Saturday was sold out long before its closing date. This shows rising awareness in personal health and wellness, as well as reflects on high level of concerns for others. People show genuine generosity when it comes to healthy lifestyle and good causes,” he concluded.

Thai athletes to watch on Sunday include Jaray Jearanai and Nichakarn Ruttanaporn, defending Thai champion titles in the men’s and women’s fields. The crowd can also expect to cheer on Thai celebrity triathlete Yossavadee Hassadeevichit at the race.

The conference included a donation presentation from “LPT Charity Fun Run” to “Kao Project”. Received by Toon’s parents; Anurak and Pranom Kongmalai, as representatives from Kao Project. A whopping amount of 1,000,000 baht from Laguna Phuket was decided on spot by Mr. KP Ho, the Founder and Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings, who crossed off the originally-planned 350,000 baht and rewrote larger donation in show of support for the great cause.

As in previous years, athletes and participants in Laguna Phuket Triathlon during the race weekend are encouraged to donate to Laguna Phuket Foundation for its ongoing local charitable causes such as “Fully Booked!” Mobile Learning Centre, Community Learning Centre, Laguna Phuket Kindergarten, Children First Fund, social enterprise restaurant “Seedlings Phuket” and many more.

Michael Raeleart of Germany Gets Three-Peat in the Heat at Laguna Phuket Triathlon

On podium from left: Antony Costes, Imogen Simmonds, Michael Raelert Amelia Rose Watkinson, Yvonne van Vlerken and Mitchell Robins

Today (19 November) Germany’s Michael Raelert, finished first in the premier-destination distance 24th Laguna Phuket Triathlon (LPT) race (1.8K swim, 50K bike, 12K run) with USD 20,000 prize purse. In 02:19:32 hours, Raelert once again successfully defended his title from last year which makes him Laguna Phuket Triathlon’s three consecutive champion (2015 – 2017) – the first in LPT history.

Followed Raelert home in second and third places were France’s Antony “The Tiger” Costes (02:20:29) and Mitchell Robins of Australia (02:23:06).

Michael Raeleart of Germany Gets Three-Peat in the Heat at Laguna Phuket Triathlon Winning Three Consecutive Championships under the Phuket Sun

Michael Raeleart of Germany Gets Three-Peat in the Heat at Laguna Phuket Triathlon Winning Three Consecutive Championships under the Phuket Sun

Michael Raeleart of Germany Gets Three-Peat in the Heat at Laguna Phuket Triathlon Winning Three Consecutive Championships under the Phuket Sun

Michael Raeleart of Germany Gets Three-Peat in the Heat at Laguna Phuket Triathlon Winning Three Consecutive Championships under the Phuket Sun

Michael Raeleart of Germany Gets Three-Peat in the Heat at Laguna Phuket Triathlon Winning Three Consecutive Championships under the Phuket Sun

Michael Raeleart of Germany Gets Three-Peat in the Heat at Laguna Phuket Triathlon Winning Three Consecutive Championships under the Phuket Sun

Also defended her LPT title in the women’s field, Amelia Rose Watkinson from New Zealand finished first, in 02:35:01 and broke her own record from last year race.

Followed Watkinson in second was Imogen Simmonds of Great Britain (02:41:47) who then saw her follower, Netherland’s Yvonne van Vlerken, recently broke the full distance’s nine hour barrier the thirteenth time – a world record, in 3rd, timed 02:45:24.

Phuket was hot today, making the race a little challenging. “I had a good swim and then Antony Costes pushed really hard on the bike. I was struggling on the run, maybe we were running a little bit too fast. After the first lap (of 2), I can make a little break but the last 4K was brutal. I was thinking about just sit down under the shade (laugh). I don’t know how I kept going. Now I am happy to win,” said Michael Raelert,

Raelert also shared his view on the sport of triathlon, “good thing about sports, especially triathlon, is not the professionals and age-groups getting to the finish line and be proud of themselves, but the community of it – how it brings people together, the local, the international athletes, the expats, all the people come together for one thing in common, that is sports,”

“Laguna Phuket Triathlon is all about the experiences. I fell in love 7 years ago when I first came here and I will come back. So I’d recommend athletes to come here, do what you love – the triathlon – and enjoy the friendliness of the people, exciting atmosphere, the food and all the experiences Phuket and Thailand have to offer.”

Wowing the Thai crowd were defending champions in the men’s and women’s fields; Jaray Jearanai was once again the first Thai finisher (in 02:36:47) and Nichakarn Ruttanaporn, in 03:11:08. Both broke their own LPT record from last year.

A field of over 700 individual pro and age group athletes, as well as relay teams, representing more than 40 nationalities crowded Asia’s premier destination resort “Laguna Phuket” from the Race Start at the resort’s beachfront to the Transition Area at Laguna Grove outdoor event venue.

The race today followed inaugural LPT Charity Fun Run, hosted yesterday (18 November) to celebrate Laguna Phuket’s 30th anniversary. Participated by 1,000 5K and 10K runners, LPT Charity Fun Run raised 200,000 baht for its charity partner “Kao Project” to support 11 hospitals in Thailand. The amount was changed at the press conference yesterday by Mr. KP Ho, founder and Executive Chairman of the resort who decided to donate the total of 1,000.000 baht to the cause.

Results: 24th Laguna Phuket Triathlon (19 Nov)
Men                                                     Swim                Bike                  Run                  Overall
1          Michael Raelert(DEU)             00:22:58            01:10:32            00:43:58            02:19:32
2          Antony Costes (FRA)                00:22:58            01:10:32            00:44:50            02:20:29
3          Mitchell Robins (AUS)               00:23:10            01:13:42            00:44:13            02:23:06
4          Alberto Casadei (ITA)              00:23:00            01:13:49            00:45:03            02:23:58
5          Fernando Toldi (BRA)               00:22:56            01:15:04            00:46:26            02:26:43

Women                                                Swim                Bike                  Run                  Overall
1          Amelia Rose Watkinson (NZL) 00:25:15            01:19:21            00:47:53            02:35:01
2          Imogen Simmonds (GBR)        00:26:19            01:22:28            00:50:22            02:41:47
3          Yvonne van Vlerken (NLD)      00:28:30            01:22:56            00:51:22            02:45:24
4          Kate Bevilaqua (AUS)              00:26:56            01:28:21            00:53:57            02:52:08
5          Robin Pomeroy (USA)              00:25:17            01:24:52            00:59:41            02:52:51

Results: LPT Charity Fun Run (18 Nov) – 10K
1          Osamu Inako (JPN)                  00:40:32.2
2          Thanwa Ubolkarn (THA)           00:40:57.8
3          Praphai Saomok (THA)             00:41:05.2

Celebrate this Festive Season with Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort

Enjoy time with family and friends at our unique beachfront location. Let us make all the arrangements.

Christmas Eve: Sunday 24th December 2017
Traditional Christmas Eve Buffet @ Locavore
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Treat the family to our sumptuous buffet brimming with slow-roasted grain fed Australian sirloin, roasted leg of lamb, a selection of Christmas desserts and more while the band serenades you with its festive sounds.
Adult: THB 1,290++ (food only), THB 2,490++ with free-flow beverages
Child aged 4 to 12: THB 495++ with free-flow soft drink
Celebrate with us now»

Lobsters & Oysters under the Stars @ Edgewater
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Take full advantage of our divine beachfront location with a delectable beachfront BBQ highlighting grilled lobster and Fine de Claire oysters and more. Irresistible and tempting, this is the perfect way to start your Christmas celebrations.
Adult: THB 2,990++ (food only), THB 3,100++ with a glass of Prosecco DOC, Bianca Nera
Child aged 4 to 12: THB 1,200++
Celebrate with us now »

Christmas Day: Monday 25th December 2017
A Perfect Match @ Locavore
12 noon – 10 pm
Featuring Wagyu Beef Entrecote Double with all the trimmings, paired with 2 glasses of Reserve St. Martin, Cabernet Sauvignon.
Adult: THB 3,990++ for two persons
Celebrate with us now »

Beachfront Christmas BBQ @ Edgewater
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Enjoy a fine, intimate selection of grills and fresh seafood accompanied by live music and the soothing sounds of lapping waves. What could be more perfect than Christmas by the beach?
Adult: THB 1,600++ (food only), THB 1,800++ with a glass of Prosecco DOC, Bianca Nera
Child aged 4 to 12: THB 800++
Celebrate with us now »

New Year’s Eve: Sunday 31st December 2017
New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner & Dance @ Locavore
From 8 pm
Wave farewell to 2017 and welcome in the New Year with our enticing selection of seafood, carving station, foie gras, imported meat, Thai classics and delectable desserts, and then settle back for an exceptional night of live entertainment featuring a live band, DJ, table magician and spectacular midnight fireworks. A night not to be missed!
Adult: THB 7,400++
Child aged 4 to 12: THB 3,600++
Celebrate with us now »

Lobster Beach @ Edgewater
From 8 pm
The Edgewater presents a gourmet five-course menu for lobster lovers to close out 2017. Complete a wonderful alfresco dinner under the stars with your toes in the sand and a firework display at midnight
Adult: THB 6,000++
Child aged 4 to 12: THB 3,600++
Celebrate with us now »

Terms and Conditions
– “Lifestyle Membership” discount does not apply on Christmas dinner and New Year’s Eve dining events.
– Prices are subject to 10% service charge and 7% government tax.

Please contact our Food and Beverage team at 076 360 600 for full details and reservations.

Baba Beach Club Phuket presents DJ’s & Entertainment lineup in November

Date: Friday-Sunday, November 17-19th
Time: Friday 2-11pm, Saturday 5-11pm, Sunday Pool Party 12-8pm
Access: Free Entry / Tables at 2,000THB min. spend per person

Lineup:
Friday:
2-5pm – RUNG (TH)
5-8pm – ATMA (AUS/KOLOUR)
8-11pm – Wayu (BERMUDOS)

Saturday:
5-8pm – ATMA (AUS/KOLOUR)
8-11pm – Atlas Muvs (FR)

Sunday – Pool Party:
12-3pm – TAZ (TH)
3-5pm – ATMA (AUS/KOLOUR)
5-8pm – JUL & CO (FR)

For more info & bookings contact
Tel: +66 76 429 388
Email: phuket@bababeachclub.com
Facebook: Baba Beach Club
Instagram: @bababeachclub
Website: www.bababeachclub.com

Baba Beach Club Phuket presents DJ's & Entertainment lineup in November

“Pizza Charcoal with spinach” only 139 THB at Deevana Patong

Deevana Patong Resort & Spa has a promotion must try for “Pizza Charcoal with spinach” (139 THB. net) at Dalah Cuisine. the Promotion Start from 16/11/17 to 15/12/17

"Pizza Charcoal with spinach" only 139 THB at Deevana Patong
“Pizza Charcoal with spinach”

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: http://www.deevanapatong.com
Facebook: Deevana Patong Resort & Spa

Angsana Laguna Phuket decks the halls with special holiday promotions

Phuket, Thailand, September 2017 –  Angsana Laguna Phuket will once again celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with an array of festive activities, sumptuous feasts and a lavish New Year’s party.

On the week before Christmas, guests can spark a sense of wonder in their children’s eyes with specially planned activities for the little ones. Christmas cookies and festive card-making are sure to help kids get excited about the magic of the holiday season, and a special Christmas movie on the 24th will excite them for Santa’s arrival.

Angsana Laguna Phuket decks the halls with special holiday promotions

Angsana Laguna Phuket decks the halls with special holiday promotions

Angsana Laguna Phuket decks the halls with special holiday promotions

Throughout the Christmas week and until the New Year, guests will be spoiled with choices of delicious meals and fine dining experiences at Angsana Laguna Phuket’s Bodega & Grill, Market Place and Baan Talay. Guests can savour this special time with family while enjoying exceptional wine and delicious cuisine. They will recollect fond Christmas childhood memories as they enjoy the sweet harmonies of a kids choir singing their favourite Christmas carols. Holiday classics will also be reimagined to the tune of live bands.

A number of holiday promotions are sure to delight Angsana Laguna Phuket’s guests. Bodega & Grill’s Christmas Eve and Christmas specials will satisfy gastronomic cravings. Wine pairings with dishes such as lobster soup, grain fed Australian black angus tenderloin and grilled river prawns await guests (THB 3,950++ per adult).

Buffet lovers will discover their Christmas bliss at Market Place. December 24th will feature a buffet of festive classics such as roasted turkey with chestnut and onion stuffing, oven roasted ham, and yummy Christmas cookies and pudding for dessert. Delicious pastry delicacies of beef wellington and salmon coulibiac are buffet highlights; while Som Tum, Thai Yam and other Asian Favorites will be prepared fresh at live cooking stations (THB 2,950++ per adult).

Angsana Laguna Phuket decks the halls with special holiday promotions

Angsana Laguna Phuket decks the halls with special holiday promotions

Angsana Laguna Phuket decks the halls with special holiday promotions

For families and couples interested in tasting the finest specialties of the sea, a seafood smorgasbord awaits at Baan Talay. Guests will be spoiled as they sink their teeth into sautéed river prawns, deep- fried stuffed crab, and a mouthwatering sautéed lobster (THB 3,950++ per adult).

No Christmas holiday would be complete without a visit from the man in the big red suit. On Christmas day, Santa pays all children a surprise visit at Xana Beach Club’s Christmas brunch. Guests can indulge on a buffet of international cuisine, glazed ham and of the live carving stations with an array of fresh seafood. (THB 1,850++ per adult & 1,050++ per child).

Celebrate New Year Eve at Xana Beach Club’s special Wonderland-themed gala dinner buffet. Set on the beach, the extravagant feast will feature a live barbecue of lobster, swordfish, wagyu oyster blade and more; a carving station of imported prime rib, honey glazed BBQ ham and whole turkey trimmings; Indian, Thai and other international cuisine; and unlimited cocktails, beer, wine and bubbles (THB 9,900++ per adult).

Don’t miss the final countdown into 2018 with Xana Beach Club’s New Years Eve Beach party. As the clock strikes twelve, fireworks will light up the night sky over the serene blue ocean. With a complimentary glass of wine or champagne in hand, guests will raise their glasses in a toast to their most unforgettable new year (THB 1,000++ per adult).

Angsana Laguna Phuket invites guests to cherish this special time of year with world-class dining, 5- star customer service and the most memorable of holiday experiences. The resorts idyllic setting beside its private lagoon offers the perfect destination for a festive Christmas and New Year’s celebration with a splash of tropical luxury.

Best Available Rates start from THB 20,000 per night.

Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Nai Yang Beach Sponsors Thanyapura’s Classic Cycle Race

Phuket, Thailand, 14 November 2017 – Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Nai Yang Beach recently teamed up with the Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort to host the annual “Classic Cycling Race” in Southern Thailand.

A total of 263 athletes took part in the event on 12th November 2017, which included two separate cycle races through the tropical countryside and spectacular scenery of Phuket and Phang Nga provinces.

The “Mini-Classic” race saw 160 cyclists depart from Thanyapura for a challenging 45km ride around North Phuket, while the “Classic” race saw 103 athletes cycle for 106 grueling kilometers through Phuket and neighboring Phang Nga.

The male of female winners of the Classic race were rewarded with a two-night package at Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Nai Yang Beach, including accommodation in a Beachfront Two Bedroom Private Pool Villa!

The start of the event was presided over by Mr Virat Patee, Director of the Sports Authority of Thailand, and Mr Paolo Randone, Chief Operating Officer of Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort.

“Thanyapura’s Classic Cycling Race is always a fantastic occasion and it was a great pleasure to be part of this year’s event,” said David Ippersiel, General Manager of Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Nai Yang Beach. “This annual sporting event allows us to strengthen our connections with the local community, as part of our commitment to support our neighbors.

“We are also delighted to be able welcome the winning atheletes to our resort. After their exertions, I’m sure they will be overjoyed to relax in the comfort of our Beachfront Two Bedroom Private Pool Villa. We hope this will encourage more people to join Thanyapura’s community sports events in future. Stay healthy!” Mr Ippersiel added.

This year marked the first time that Thanyapura has partnered with a hotel for this event. As a main sponsor of the race, Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Nai Yang Beach presented the two winners of the Classic race with a voucher for a two-night stay in a Beachfront Two Bedroom Private Pool Villa – the most luxurious accommodation at the resort – including daily breakfast and one evening dinner at the Big Fish restaurant for two people.

The prize packages also include a 20% discount on all spa treatments at the resort, meaning that the winning cyclists can soothe their aching bodies with a blissful massage. The packages for both the male and female winners were valued at more than THB175,400 (approx. US$5,300).

Following this initial sponsorship opportunity, Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Nai Yang Beach hopes to partner with Thanyapura’s Classic Cycling Race for many years to come.

This year’s event was also sponsored by ProBike, Trek, Vatemon, NGG Timepieces, Khao Phuket, The Phuket News, Aroma Group, Pom Sport Shutter, and Born Free to Tri.

ONYX Hospitality Group continues Asian expansion with a new Amari hotel in the Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo

Caption: Douglas Martell, President & CEO of ONYX Hospitality Group (third from left) with Walgampala Winil, Chairman of Winil Gems and Winil Holdings (fourth from left), at the signing of the management agreement for Amari Colombo. They were joined by Russell Cool, Area General Manager of Sri Lanka for ONYX Hospitality Group (extreme left), Nigel Harris, EVP and Chief Growth Officer, ONYX Hospitality Group (second from left), Dinesh Walgampala, Director of Winil Holdings (fifth from left) and Gayan Ranatunga, CEO of Winil Holdings (extreme right).

Colombo, 14 November 2017 – ONYX Hospitality Group, one of the region’s leading hotel management companies, will launch a brand-new Amari hotel in the Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo.

Developed in collaboration with Winil Holdings, a subsidiary of Sri Lanka-based Winil Gems Group, Amari Colombo will be strategically located in the Kollupitiya commercial district of the capital, within close proximity to the official residence of the Prime Minister, the US Embassy and the Kollupitiya bus and train stations. Other nearby attractions include the National Museum of Colombo, Gangaramaya Temple and Park, a wide range of shops and restaurants, and Kollupitiya Market, one of the city’s most vibrant trading hubs.

Upon completion in mid-2019, the 24-storey property will offer 180 rooms and suites along with signature Amari features including the street food market style Ahara Gourmet Gallery, Breeze Spa and Voyager Lounge. Other highlights include a rooftop pool, bar and recreation centre and an elevated Thai specialty restaurant, all offering unparalleled views of the ocean and the city skyline. The hotel will also offer dedicated executive floors with access to an executive lounge.

Located on 254 Galle Road at the junction where the Colombo Plan Road (formerly known as Marine Drive) meets Galle Road, Amari Colombo is also perfectly situated for direct access to the planned underground highway linking this vibrant Colombo 3 district to the businesses and attractions of the downtown Fort area.

“Since launching our first hotel in Sri Lanka with the opening of OZO Colombo in 2014, ONYX Hospitality Group has remained committed to this market and has built up a network of three hotels in three unique destinations,” said Douglas Martell, President and Chief Executive Officer, ONYX Hospitality Group. “We are proud to be in partnership with Winil Holdings and its Chairman Walgampala Winil to bring our iconic Amari brand to life at this exceptional location in the Sri Lankan capital.”

Walgampala Winil, internationally renowned gems businessman, Chairman of Winil Gems and Winil Holdings, added, “Having personally experienced Amari hotels in Thailand and witnessed the expansion of the ONYX Hospitality Group portfolio across Asia and Sri Lanka, I am excited to be working closely with the ONYX team and drawing on their hospitality management expertise as we launch our first hotel in this unmatched location. I look forward to the coming years of successful partnership.”

Originally from Thailand and expanding rapidly across Asia, Amari is a flagship brand of ONYX Hospitality Group with a rich and long standing heritage of over 52 years. Amari celebrates the colours and rhythms of modern Asia, with each hotel in its portfolio highlighting the textures and flavours of its unique setting through architecture, design, cuisine and service.

2017 has been a significant year of expansion for Amari, with the brand being launched in new locations including Sri Lanka, Malaysia and China. Amari Colombo will be the second Amari-branded hotel in Sri Lanka, and will complement the recently launched Amari Galle, located on the southern coast of Sri Lanka near the historic Galle Fort.

Based in Bangkok, ONYX Hospitality Group has a growing regional portfolio of 44 operating properties across three core brands in eight countries. The Group has a robust development pipeline of over 20 new properties in markets such as Vietnam, Indonesia and Australia, and has set a target of having 99 hotels open by 2024 as part of its journey towards being the best medium-sized hospitality player in the region.