Anniversary Ceremony amari


Phuket, 31 December 2014 – Led by Mr Pierre-Andre Pelletier, Vice President and Area General Manager, South Thailand (front row, sixth from left), Amari Phuket’s management team and other team members recently organised an unforgettable event to celebrate Amari Phuket’s 30th Anniversary. There were many activities throughout the day, including a religious ceremony. Hotel guests were invited to take part in the ceremony and an exhibition of Amari Phuket’s history, featuring a live interview with three team members who have served the hotel the longest. The event was successful, as guests enjoyed it and had fun.


About Amari
Amari is the centrepiece of the ONYX portfolio of hospitality brands reflecting the warmth and energy of an evolving modern Asia. Amari’s network of properties spans Thailand and beyond, from scenic seaside locations to vibrant urban settings including Doha, Dhaka, Bangkok, Pattaya, Koh Samui, Phuket, Krabi, Hua Hin and Buriram. Visit

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Sansiri Windstar wins ‘Modern Classic’ class at  2014 Phuket King’s Cup Regatta

Sansiri Windstar wins ‘Modern Classic’ class at  2014 Phuket King's Cup Regatta

Sansiri Windstar, the all-Thai crewed boat, lead by owner and skipper Mr. Patinyakorn (Ging) Buranrom and supported by leading Thai property developer Sansiri PLC, recently competed in the 28th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, Asia’s largest Regatta, beating off stiff competition over six days of sailing to win the Modern Classic class.

Khun Ob-Oom Chutrakul, Social Director of Sansiri PLC, discussed the company’s involvement in the regatta: “Sansiri’s activities do not solely focus on property development; we also aim to construct lifestyles to support and foster inspiration in people—especially youngsters. Patinyakorn has a dream to one day be a top sailor. Together with his all-Thai crew, he competed in this year’s Phuket King’s Cup Regatta as part of the Sansiri Windstar team. We have supported Patinyakorn for the past two years, and this year, competing against many international sailors, Patinyakorn and his crew placed first in his class.

“Sailing is the perfect sport to honour His Majesty the King of Thailand, who himself is an inspiration to the Thai people—particularly youngsters, who he encourages to follow their dreams. Having worked hard this year to achieve his success, Patinyakorn has become an inspiration to many Thais, and we are proud to support this young Thai sailor and give him the opportunity to pursue his dream.”

Phuket King's Cup 2014

The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta is Asia’s largest and most popular regatta. Inaugurated in 1987 to celebrate the 60th birthday of His Majesty the King of Thailand, the event is held every year during the first week of December. With royal patronage, the regatta is organised by the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Organising Committee under the auspices of the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, the Royal Thai Navy and the Province of Phuket. Now in its 28th year, the Regatta will see more than 150 yachts and sailors from over 40 countries compete in what has become one of the most anticipated international sailing events and a ‘must-win’ for many avid sailors around the world.

Phuket King's Cup 2014

Mr. Patinyakorn, owner and skipper of the Sansiri Windstar vessel, commented on his hard-earned success: “I am very proud of my recent achievement. It was a goal of mine to win the Royal Trophy at the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, and this year I did it. I have worked very hard, and together with my crew I have sailed in many events, gaining more and more experience. This finally paid off, and we won first in our class at the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta. I and my team are very proud. We have to thank Sansiri for supporting us and helping to make our dreams come true.”

Mr. Patinyakorn is the first ever Thai skipper with an all-Thai crewed boat to win the Modern Classic class at the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta.

Twinpalms hold Christmas celebration

On 25 December  2014, Twinpalms Phuket has a Christmas celebration at Twinpalms Oriental Spoon Restaurant, Bimi Beach Club and Catch Beach Club. The two formers brought Christmas brunch to around 250 guests and the families, while the latter was highlighted with Chef’s Special only reserved for this festive.

Twinpalms hold Christmas celebration

Twinpalms hold Christmas celebration

Twinpalms hold Christmas celebration

Twinpalms hold Christmas celebration

Twinpalms hold Christmas celebration

Twinpalms hold Christmas celebration

Twinpalms hold Christmas celebration

Twinpalms hold Christmas celebration

Twinpalms hold Christmas celebration

Twinpalms hold Christmas celebration

Twinpalms hold Christmas celebration

Twinpalms hold Christmas celebration

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Clubhouse Party


Phuket, 25 December 2014 – The Amari Phuket management team led by Mr Pierre-Andre Pelletier – Vice President and Area General Manager, South Thailand (second from left), Mr Richard Margo – Hotel Manager (right) and Ms Tipaporn Koonphol – Deputy General Manager (left) recently participated in The Club House Opening Exclusive Party and congratulated Mr Yuthachai Charanachitta – President & CEO of Amari Estates Co., Ltd (second from right) for a successful night.


About Amari
Amari is the centrepiece of the ONYX portfolio of hospitality brands reflecting the warmth and energy of an evolving modern Asia. Amari’s network of properties spans Thailand and beyond, from scenic seaside locations to vibrant urban settings including Doha, Dhaka, Bangkok, Pattaya, Koh Samui, Phuket, Krabi, Hua Hin and Buriram. Visit

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Bangkok Airways Celebrates Christmas & New Year with special in-flight festive menus


Bangkok/ / December 2014 – Bangkok Airways Public celebrates the festive seasons by serving special in-flight exclusive dessert menus created by Chef McDang as well as Starbucks’s Holiday Coffee “VIA Christmas Blend.”

The festive menus will be available on all flights (economy and business class) departing from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Airport) on 24th, 25th, 31st December 2014 and 1st January 2015.

For more information and reservations please contact Bangkok Airways Call Center 1771 (24 hrs.) or visit



Christmas wishes cards


Phuket, 22 December 2014 – Amari Phuket has organised a Christmas Card Campaign during the festive season to help make dreams come true for underprivileged local children at Baan Huay Mueng Border Police School in Chumphon province. One hundred ten cards have been created by the children and hung on the Christmas tree in the lobby of Amari Phuket. The cards are available for purchase from now onwards at 250 THB each.

After completing the campaign, a representative of Amari Phuket will visit the school with some fun activities such as playing games, hosting special meals and donating clothes, books and gifts to create a little magical experience for the children.

For more information, please call +66 (0) 7634 0106-14 extension 84 or email
Address: Amari Phuket, 2 Muen-ngern Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150

Upcoming Exhibition at island6 Marina in Phuket

Upcoming Exhibition at island6 Marina in PhuketAn exciting upcoming exhibition at island6 Marina, located in the fabulous Royal Phuket Marina. The Liu Dao collective’s latest show, “Blood-Money & Bitches,” will debut at island6 Marina on the evening of December 27th.

Blood-Money & Bitches:

Crime doesn’t usually pay… at least not always in cash. The Liu Dao collective is rolling up their cuffs and doling out “Blood-Money & Bitches,” a hearty artistic cheers to the criminal that simmers below the surface in all men. Through their multimedia wizardry, the collective has set out to explore how our inner gangster and law-abiding citizen selves clash and come alive, especially after the sun sets.

Anticipate a gleefully fiendish array of the collective’s signature multimedia work on display in their glamorous marina-side locale. Provocative art and devilish intentions will mix in all the right ways at the exhibition’s vernissage on Saturday, December 27th. The worst thing you could do in this world might just be to commit a crime without any style, so come join us for a criminally good time. We swear we’ll give you a good alibi…

When: Saturday, the 27th of December, from 7:00 – 10:00pm

island6 Marina
Royal Phuket Marina
68 Moo 2, Thepkasattri Rd
Kohkaew, Muang

Casillero Del Diablo wine testing at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf and Spa

CDD Wine Tasting

Krabi, December 2014 – Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort invites you to join an exclusive Wine Tasting with the World’s Most Admired Wine Brand, “Casillero del Diablo” at the hotel lobby on Saturday 20th December 2014 from 06.30 – 08.30pm. Price at THB 799++. For more information, please call +66 (0) 75 627 800.


 Sofitel, World Class Hotels & French Elegance

Sofitel is the only French luxury hotel brand with a presence on five continents with 120 addresses, in almost 40 countries (more than 30,000 rooms). Sofitel offers contemporary hotels and resorts adapted to today’s more demanding and more versatile consumers who expect and appreciate beauty, quality and excellence. Whether situated in the heart of a major city like Paris, London, New York, Shanghai or Beijing, or nestled away in a country landscape in Morocco, Egypt, French Polynesia or Thailand, each Sofitel property offers a genuine experience of the French “art de vivre”.

Sofitel Legend and & Sofitel So are two labels that come to enrich Sofitel Luxury hotels. Sofitel Legend hotels are iconic and mythical; they are often centuries-old listed heritage buildings: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam and Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan.

Sofitel So hotels are new « boutique hotels » characterized by a stylish focus on contemporary design by famous architects and/or embellished by international celebrities from the world of fashion, design or art: Sofitel So Mauritius Bel Ombre, Sofitel So Bangkok and Sofitel So Singapore (2013).

You can discover Sofitel at

Press Relations Sofitel Luxury Hotels
TEL + 66 (0) 2664 9900

5 new signature cocktails at Kata Sea Breeze Resort

The art of cocktail making is more than just mixing a few beverages; it is the perfect way developing creating skills to the next step and learn how to entertain people with cocktails.

In association with Zimplex Mixology Lab, Kata Sea Breeze Resort has had designed 5 new imaginatively created signature cocktails: Deep Blue Z, Zebra Parade, Comfy Coast, Blossom On The Beach and Emerald Stardust, using science as the basis to tickle our senses through cocktails.

Available now at our brand new signature Z Bar daily from 11 a.m. till late……

Z Bar Signature Cocktails


For further information, please contact:
Tel :  +66 (0) 76284300 – 4 Ext. 84
IG: kataseabreeze

Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket X’Mas Day Brunch!

Christmas is coming and it’s time to celebrate!! Join us at Mare Restaurant during Christmas Day Brunch. Our international buffet will feature Christmas specialties such as Turkey Chestnut and Giblet Stuffing, Glazed Ham, Smoked Salmon and also Foie Gras station, Alaska Crab and more….

Thursday 25th of December 2014
From 12:00 – 15:00 hrs.
THB 2,400++ per person including of 1 glass of sparkling wine per person, live acoustic band, Santa Claus with goodies, balloon making, access to our water park and Kids Club

We are looking forward to see you then

Merry Christmas!!!

Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket X'Mas Day Brunch!

Porchland Group partners with Universal Group launching ‘Seven Seas Phuket Condo Resort Phuket’ valued at over 2500 million baht.

Seven Seas Phuket

This project will be in the center of Phuket surrounded by lush green mountainous nature. The modern design and focus on comfort will allow your every day to be relaxed. With its concept “Seven Wonders of a Limitless Vacation,” this project is poised to sell out more than 50% by the 1st quarter of 2015 in time for AEC.

Seven Seas Phuket
Mr. Chitsanucha Phakdeesaneha
Managing Director of Universal and Porchland Group

Mr. Chitsanucha Phakdeesaneha and Mr Rajesh Punjabi, Managing Director of Universal and Porchland Group said, that the early 2014 launch of ‘Massaluna Condominium Phuket’, a premium beachfront condominium at Na Yang beach gave the company very good feedback. Phuket is one of the most well-known in Asia for its Holiday Home market as well as being a world-renowned tourist destination. Tourism in Phuket has also been growing steadily.

Seven Seas Phuket project is located on Hong yok-Utit Road, in the CBD Area of Phuket near Bangkok Hospital. It features 4 buildings, 8 storeys each with a total of 975 units, divided into 3 room types: studios (23.5 to 26 SQM), 1 bedrooms (35.5 to 36 SQM) and 2 bedrooms (54.5 to 55 SQM). The project boasts of having all modern facilities and amenities including: 5 star hotel style lobby, swimming pool, children’s pool, a large tropical style garden, outdoor Jacuzzi, a gym, male and female saunas, 24 hour security and CCTV Systems. And to top it off, they have created 7 beautiful islands of the world within the project itself! You can find Bali, Honolulu and Jeju islands to name a few. Prices start from 1.25 Million baht for fully furnished units together with appliances.

Seven Seas Phuket

“Being a luxury style condominium resort that never before existed in Phuket we anticipate having Thai as well as foreign buyers and investors. As the demand increases for real estate in Phuket the advent of AEC will only heighten this demand. Porchland has enjoyed great success in its past 15 projects owing to its professional expertise in management. We draw confidence from this success and therefore believe that ‘Seven Seas Phuket ‘will meet all the needs of its target group”. Mr. Chitsanunah said.

Register for more information at. www.sevenseasphuket .com ,call center +6683-740-7774-6
Email : Facebook/ sevenseasphuket

Wild boars in Phuket

Should you be driving south along Phuket’s busy Bypass Road, just after you pass the Tesco Lotus you will notice a small clearing of land with an empty and deteriorating building. Did you know this area is home to a sounder of wild boar?

This area was once a densely forested area full of traditional food sources for wild boar. Today however, the forest has gone but the wild boars remain, surviving on food left by a number of frequent passersby.
As you can see from our images, the boar live unhindered by the island’s development and are not afraid to venture close to the road.


Wild boars in Phuket

Wild boars in Phuket

Wild boars in Phuket

It’s quite amazing to think that these animals are able to live freely in an area such as this and with no fear of passing vehicles, and that they allow humans to get so close to them with no inkling of wanting to attack as many would believe. Even though the island has developed so much, it is great to know that animas such as this, which have probably lived here longer than mankind, still exist and that they can do so even without their usual natural resources.