Go on an adventure with Amari’s Super Saver packages in Buriram, Phuket or Krabi

Bangkok. Thailand, 24 April 2017 – Go on an adventure with Amari for your next escape. Whether it’s catching a sporting event, cycling past archaeology sites or exploring the underwater world, Amari invites travellers to join in the fun with super saver packages at destinations such as Buriram, Phuket and Krabi. After a day (or night) of action, travellers can retreat back to the warm and friendly spaces which Amari hotels are known for, and enjoy shared moments with family and friends.

Go on an adventure with Amari’s Super Saver packages in Buriram, Phuket or Krabi
Amari Buriram United

Buriram

Located in the north-east Thai region of or Isaan, Buriram is a city of sandstone sanctuaries and extinct volcanoes, offering guests a look at the fascinating ancient Khmer civilisation. Besides the must-see Phanom Rung Historical Park, the city is well known as a destination for sports enthusiasts. The Thunder Castle Stadium welcomes the fans of Buriram United, one of Thailand’s treble football teams. Speed lovers should not miss a thrilling time of motorsports at the Chang International Circuit. Cyclists can enjoy the scenic view of the surrounding countryside on the route through Khao Kradong Forest Park, which was once the mouth of a volcano.

Situated at approximately a 50-minute flight or four-hour drive from Bangkok,, Amari Buriram United, Thailand’s only football-themed hotel, is offering its Super Saver package with rates starting from 2,758THB++ per night for a minimum two-night stay*. The package is available until 31 August 2017, and includes breakfast for two, a Thai set dinner at Kick Off restaurant, early check-in at 10:00 hrs., late check-out until 15:00 hrs. and mountain bicycle rentals at only 100 THB for three hours of adventure . For more information and to make reservations, please visit https://goo.gl/93eBim.

Amari Phuket

Phuket
Branded the ‘pearl of the Andaman’ and situated in southern Thailand, Phuket is a destination which balances energy and tranquility. Amari Phuket occupies an idyllic vantage point overlooking Patong, one of Phuket’s famous beaches, and is able to arrange scuba diving sessions for guests to explore the colours of the underwater world. Other exciting activities within close proximity include paragliding, parasailing, jet skiing, and even, bungee jumping.

Choose Amari Phuket as your base, with rates starting at 4,714 THB+++ per night for a minimum three-night stay, including breakfast for two, a round-trip transfer from the airport, an authentic Thai set menu dinner at Rim Talay restaurant, and late check-out until 16:00 hrs*. The package is available until 15 December 2017. For more information and to make reservations, please visit https://goo.gl/PckOM8.

Go on an adventure with Amari’s Super Saver packages in Buriram, Phuket or Krabi
Amari Vogue Krabi

Krabi
Not only famous for picturesque scenes of colourful long-tail boats lined up on white sandy beaches, but also the rich natural beauty of lush green islands rising from the sea, Krabi is one of Thailand’s tropical paradise destinations. Watersports lovers can explore the tranquil surroundings of the resort on a kayak ride or explore the mysterious charm of the underwater world under the guidance of local diving and snorkelling centres. Guests who prefer to stay on land can consider a hike to the top of the Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail, a hidden path with breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea all along the way.

With elegant Lanna-inspired architecture and a beautiful garden setting, Amari Vogue Krabi offers guests a special package starting from 5,130 THB++ per night for a minimum three-night stay*. Available until 31 March 2018, the package includes a daily breakfast for two, a round-trip transfer from the airport and complimentary access to the hotel’s kayaks. For more information and to make reservations, please visit https://goo.gl/ZK8jVW.

*Prices exclude applicable taxes and service charges, and may also change depending on the time of the visit.

Young Triathletes Compete at the 5th Thanyapura Superkidz Triathlon

PHUKET, THAILAND – A total of 85 children ages 4-15 swam, biked and ran to the finish line at Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort, one of the leading training destinations for aspiring triathletes and Ironman champions. The triathlon began at Thanyapura’s Olympic-sized 50-metre pool, continued with a bike ride and a run to the athletics track and grandstand.

The kids raced in individual and relay teams in four categories. Top winners in the overall age categories won a customised race suit.

Young Triathletes Compete at the 5th Thanyapura Superkidz Triathlon

“The race was good. It was really hot and tough. It ended with the wind, so it was good. The cycling was really tough because of the rolling hills. My long term goal is to qualify for the Youth Olympic Games next year in Argentina. If I can, I’ll definitely join the next race,” said Russell Liew Yuan Wei of Malaysia, 1st place male finisher (0:38:15) in the Senior 13-15 age category.

“It was difficult and also my first time. The hardest thing today was to swim, I felt as if I kept on sinking. Cycling and running were easier,” said Pinthira Thumthitikul of Thailand, 1st place female finisher (1:14:01) in the Senior 13-15 age category.

“This event had great turnout because there were many athletes, especially with more Thai kids competing with international children. The swimming pool and cycling route were safe and beautiful. I’m inviting everyone to get involved in the next kids’ triathlon – IronKids in November,” said Ekkarat “Ricky” Phantip, Head Coach of Triathlon at Thanyapura.

Thai youth from grassroots triathlon club “Born Free to Run” also participated as they propelled themselves to the top three places in their age categories. Coach Ricky started the group. It offers free training for local Phuket youngsters and helps them to become future running athletes.

First started in 2013, the Superkidz triathlon continues to attract young triathletes from different nationalities. Thanyapura runs the Triathlon Junior Development Program (JDP) for kids ages 6 – 15 to prepare future champions for the ITU Triathlon circuit. The program runs from 24 April – 16 June 2017. For more information, please email sports@thanyapura.com or visit thanyapura.com/events.

The next major youth multi-sport event, IronKids, will take place on 25 November 2017.

Young Triathletes Compete at the 5th Thanyapura Superkidz Triathlon
Result

Young Triathletes Compete at the 5th Thanyapura Superkidz Triathlon

Young Triathletes Compete at the 5th Thanyapura Superkidz Triathlon
Tri-tots (ages 4-6): Karaket Ellis (1st), Renee Liew Li Ni (2nd),
Stirling Franklin (1st), Sirinut Toomsap (2nd), Liam Gouriou (3rd)
Young Triathletes Compete at the 5th Thanyapura Superkidz Triathlon
Senior (ages 13-15): Russell Liew Yuan Wei (1st), Randall Liew Yuan Zhi (2nd), Sarachai Hapol (3rd), Pinthira Thumthitikul (1st), Daicylaine Alipio (2nd)
It’s Spa Time, take time to do what makes your soul happy  at So SPA with L’Occitane

April 2017, Krabi – Throughout May 2017 enjoy some personal spa time at So SPA. Relax with 30-minutes Steam Treatment to stimulate your blood circulation followed by a 90-minute Devas Massage or Traditional Thai Massage with Thai herbal hot compress and end with Champi Indian Head Massage.

  • Single Price THB 3,500++
  • Couple Price THB 6,000++
  • Group of 4 people THB 10,000++ (pre-sign upon reservation)

    For more information, please email H6184-TH@sofitel.com or call +66 75 627 800

Amari Phuket Team Celebrates The Thai New Year at Songkran Festival

Phuket, 17 April 2017 – Amari Phuket team celebrated the Songkran Festival, or Thai New Year, 2017 with the Thai traditional ceremony, “Rod Nam Dam Hua”, by pouring fragrant water onto the palms of the members of senior management as a gesture of humility and to ask for blessings. Moreover, there was a special activity for which the team members arranged a little market with small food stalls to present and sell their Thai handmade product.

Amari Phuket Team Celebrates The Thai New Year at Songkran Festival
From left to right: Tipaporn Koonphol (Deputy General Manager),
Pierre-Andre Pelletier (Vice President & Area General Manager, South Thailand) and Richard Margo (Hotel Manager)

Amari Phuket Team Celebrates The Thai New Year at Songkran Festival

Amari Phuket Team Celebrates The Thai New Year at Songkran Festival

Amari Phuket Team Celebrates The Thai New Year at Songkran Festival

The 8th Mai Khao Marine Turtle Release Ceremony on Songkran Day At JW Marriott Phuket

17 April 2017 Phuket, Thailand – The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and its partners organized the 8th annual Mai Khao Marine Turtle Release Ceremony on Songkran day, April 13. With five hundred hotel’s guests, Phuket residents, tourists and provincial dignitaries gathered at Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s beachfront and were welcomed by General Manager of the hotel, Mr. Oriol Montal.

The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation organized The 8th Mai Khao Marine Turtle Release Ceremony on Songkran Day At JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Assuring Mai Khao’s Ecological Future
(group photo from left to right position), (1st) Police Lieutenant General Nikorn Chuthong, (2nd) Dr. Kongkiat Kittiwattanawong, Director of Phuket Marine Biological Center, (3rd ) Mr. Oriol Montal, General Manager, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, (4th ) Captain Suthisak Cheumuangpak, Director of Department of Civil Affairs, 3rd Naval Area Command, (5th ) Mrs. Sivaporn Chuasawas, Vice Governor of Phuket, (6th ) Acting Sub Lt. Vigrom Charktee, Thalang Sheriff, (7th Mrs. Juttarat Ninlahut, , Assistant Director of The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Phuket office, (8th ) Mr. Olin Maliwan, Sub-district Headman, T. Mai Khao, (9th ) Mr. Vitoon Dechpramualpol, Intendent of Sirinart National Park
The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation organized The 8th Mai Khao Marine Turtle Release Ceremony on Songkran Day At JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Assuring Mai Khao’s Ecological Future
Mr. Oriol Montal (2nd right), the General Manager of JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa and alongside with Mr. Kitipun Subkoon (1st right), the Manager of Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation made an annual donation to the The Phuket Marine Biological Center, represented by Dr. Kongkiat Kittiwattanawong (1st left), Director of (PMBC). This fund will be used to support the Phuket Marine Biological Centre’s injured Turtle Rehabilitation Program
The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation organized The 8th Mai Khao Marine Turtle Release Ceremony on Songkran Day At JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Assuring Mai Khao’s Ecological Future
Songkran Festival Celebration – The Rod Nam Dum Hua Ritual on Songkran day also known as the National Elderly day: Miss Minelli De Kretser (right), Director of Group & MICE Sales (right), was pouring fragrant water into Mr. Oriol Montal (left), General Manager’s palms as a gesture of humility and got for his blessings.

The ceremony, presided over by Vice Governor of Phuket Sivaporn Chuasawas alongside with guests of honour among Acting Sub Lieutenant Vigrom Charktee, Thalang Sheriff; Dr. Kongkiat Kittiwattanawong, Director of Phuket Marine Biological Center; Captain Suthisak Cheu-Muang-Pak, Director of Department of Civil Affairs, 3rd Naval Area Command; Mr. Vitoon Dechpramualpol, Intendent of Sirinart National Park; Mrs. Juttarat Ninlahut, Asst. Director of The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Phuket Office.

“This is a fantastic day and phenomenal way to begin the Thai New Year by releasing 53 new batches of rehabilitated green turtles into the Andaman Sea and It’s become our traditional event during Songkran Festival by now. Sea Turtles represent longevity in Thai culture and releasing animals to nature is believed to bring good luck to the participants. The hotel guests were delighted as this is distinctive experience of their Phuket holiday” said, Mr. Oriol Montal, General Manager.

All monies have raised through donations during the event, it went towards supporting the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and its partners: the Phuket Marine Biological Centre’s injured Turtle Rehabilitation Program and the Third Naval Area Command’s Turtle Hatchery Program.
Furthermore, the Mai Khao Turtle Foundation also organized the exclusive Turtle release programs on April 15 and 16 from 9 am – 10 am together with IUCN once again this year. The event was supported by the Phuket Marine Biological Center, The Royal Thai Navy, Department of Marine & Coastal Resources and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

For more information about the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, please contact Mr. Sean Panton, Co-Chairman & Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Marriott Thailand Business Council, email sean.panton@marriotthotels.com or Khun Kittipan, Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation Manager, via email info@maikhaoturtlefoundation.org or call 076 338 000 ext. 3383

Phuket Gala Dinner Fundraiser ‘A Magical Island Event’ gives back to the community

Phuket Gala Dinner Fundraser 'A Magical Island Event' gives back to the community with 20 local tourism training opportunities Live auction featuring once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences anticipated to raise the THB3.5 million needed to fund hospitality scholarship and community training programmes in Phuket.

PHUKET, THAILAND: The Phuket Hotels Association, a nonprofit organization of hoteliers focused on promoting a positive image for Phuket, as well as being involved with community-based projects, is investing in local skills with a benefit event to fund 20 hospitality scholarships and traineeships for local residents.

The gala dinner, A Magical Island Event, is expected to welcome up to 400 guests to a spectacular evening of cocktails, dining, entertainment, and a live/silent auction on Saturday, 13th May 2017 at the Latitude Marquee, Laguna from 7pm until midnight. Dinner and drinks tickets start at THB3,900 net with parties-of-10 discounts available.

The event will showcase some of the best prizes ever donated for a fundraiser on Phuket, as the hotel association members have come up with some incredible experiences both in Thailand and with their affiliated hotels worldwide.

Just some of the top prizes to date include seven nights on a fully crewed and serviced 77 ft. luxury sailing yacht provided by The Village, Coconut Island Phuket; three-night stays at a total of six Outrigger Hotels in Phuket, Koh Samui, Fiji, Mauritius, two in the Maldives; and three nights at the legendary The Savoy – London, provided by AccorHotels.

With a fundraising target of THB3.5 million, proceeds from the Royal Siam themed exclusive benefit dinner will support the education of 20 hospitality scholars and trainees from Phuket, who would otherwise be unable to fund their training. Programmes will range from one month to up to four years and cover vocational and degree courses as well as overseas learning; helping to pave the way for some of Phuket’s future generation of young management, chefs, and hospitality staff.

According to Anthony Lark, President of the Phuket Hotels Association, businesses in Phuket that donate can also benefit from the fundraiser. “By donating to a good cause and sponsoring this event, companies will support the community and can raise their profile and marketing presence in Phuket within the powerful travel and tourism industry.”

A Magical Island Event opens with welcome cocktails on the lawn while live musicians interact with guests. This will be followed by a sit-down international buffet dinner with live cooking stations featuring some of the top chefs from Phuket’s best hotels, accompanied by the Island’s most creative mixologists. Guest MCs brought in to keep the event flowing include Australian polyglot, Stuart Jay Raj, plus owner and editor of renowned hospitality industry portal hotelintel.co, Wimintra Jangnin.

The highlight of the night’s live music performances is Marcus Collins, X Factor 2011 star from the UK, who will be flying in to support the event, plus Phuket’s hottest DJ Benjamin Jenkins (Ben J) wrapping up the night. Entertainment is arranged courtesy of Phuket-based Legend Music’s Gary and Debbie Crause. Inspired Event Travel Asia / Creative Concept CCAV’s James Drysdale is the events’ major sponsor, handling the event management and supplying the decoration, lighting, and sound.

The Phuket Hotels Association has 55 member hotels with a shared goal of promoting the spectacular biodiversity, culture, and beauty of Phuket as a vacation island destination. This is achieved through educational scholarships, environmental initiatives and local community & tourism development programs.

A Magical Island Event Fundraiser Tickets
THB 3,900 net (inclusive of food and selected free-flow wines)
THB 4,900 net (VIP premium seating inclusive of food and free-flow champagne)
*10% discount on table bookings for 10 people

Songkran Buffet Dinner @SLEEP WITH ME HOTEL

Celebrate Songkran festival or Thai New Year with your family and your loved ones with
“Songkran Delight Thai Buffet Dinner”

Day: On 13th April 2017
Time: 06.30 PM – 10.30 PM
Place: SWAY WITH ME garden restaurant & bar
Price: 688 Baht net per person.- / Half price for children

**For your reservation please contact **
Tel: +66 (0)76 363 333
E-mail: info@sleepwithmehotels.com

Songkran Buffet Dinner @SLEEP WITH ME HOTEL

Phuket Pride Festival 2017 Celebration “BE STRONG, BE HEALTHY, BE HAPPY”

Phuket, 11 April 2017 – “Phuket Pride” is one of the biggest annual festivals on Phuket Island. In 2017, the festival will be held from 24 to 30 April with the theme, “Be Strong, Be Healthy, Be Happy”. This will be a pride week for Phuket’s LGBT communities and attract LGBT people from around the world for a celebration.

During this week, the Phuket Loves You club will provide many activities, such as volleyball, mini-golf, a gay day-out cruise, a pride dinner extravaganza, which includes a grand charity auction, the Stargazer contest, Phuket pride’s big event featuring top DJs, a cabaret show, and the Mr. Phuket Pride 2017 contest. A highlight activity will be held on 30 April, when all parading LGBTs will be in fancy dress and have a street party at Soi Paradise in Patong Town from 18:00 until late at night.

Phuket Pride Festival 2017 Celebration “BE STRONG, BE HEALTHY, BE HAPPY”
Amari Phuket – Superior Ocean View Room
Phuket Pride Festival 2017 Celebration “BE STRONG, BE HEALTHY, BE HAPPY”
Amari Phuket – Rim Talay Pool
Phuket Pride Festival 2017 Celebration “BE STRONG, BE HEALTHY, BE HAPPY”
Amari Phuket – Samutr Bar

Amari Phuket takes advantage of its convenient location by offering the Phuket Super Saver package to those guests who would like take part in the festival. The package has a starting price of 17,933 THB+++ for a four-day and three-night stay in a Superior Ocean Facing Room with a daily buffet breakfast included. There are other benefits such as:

  • Round-trip airport transfer
  • Thai set menu dinner at Rim Talay Restaurant
  • 10% discount at all restaurants
  • 20% discount on all treatments at Breeze Spa
  • 20% discount on laundry service
  • Complimentary late check-out until 16:00
  • 10% discount for each night’s extended stay

The package is now available for booking. Terms and conditions apply.

For more information about room reservations
Please contact: +66 (0) 7634 0106-14 ext. 8033 and 8034,
Email: reservations.phuket@amari.com or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmariPhuket
or visit www.amari.com/phuket

For more information on Phuket Pride 2017
Visit: www.phuket-pride.org
Address: Amari Phuket, 2 Muen-ngern Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150

Songkran Festival at Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa

Phuket – April 10, 2017: Songkran Festival is just around the corner. Come and celebrate with us on April 13th by joining in Long Drum parade, the most exciting way to welcome the New Year starting at 12 pm from The Lounge through beachfront. In evening, enjoy a sumptuous Thai Buffet Dinner while having fun with live entertainment and live music at beach lawn from 6:30 – 10:00 pm. Price is at THB 1950 ++ per person.

Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa provides visitors with a luxurious island ambience for a relaxing reprieve whether traveling for business or leisure. While secluded from the hustle and bustle of daily life, the resort is conveniently located just a short drive from Phuket International Airport. Designed with comfort in mind, all of our pampering guest rooms and villas in Phuket feature chic décor, plush linens, high-tech amenities and 24-hour room service. Travelers may also choose accommodations with breathtaking beach views and private plunge pools.

For more information or making reservation, please contact +66 76 363 999 or email phuket@renaissancehotels.com
Visit: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/hktbr-renaissance-phuket-resort-and-spa/

8th Mai Khao Turtle Release Ceremony Takes Place on Songkran Day At JW Marriott Phuket

Phuket, Thailand – April 7, 2017 The JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, in collaboration with The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and its partners, will be hosting the 8th annual Mai Khao Turtle Release, which is scheduled during the Songkran Festival on April 13, from 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm. The Thalang District Chief, Acting Sub Lt. Vigrom Wati and representatives from its business partners will be a guest of honour and be part of this Thai New Year celebration.

Furthermore, the Mai Khao Turtle Foundation also has organized the exclusive Turtle release programs on April 15 and 16 from 9 am – 10 am together with IUCN for this year. The event is supported by the Phuket Marine Biological Center and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Taking place on the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s beachfront, the 8th Mai Khao Turtle Release will see 65 new batch of rehabilitated green turtles introduced their natural life in the Andaman Sea, where they belong. Sea turtles represent longevity in Thai culture and releasing animals to nature is believed to bring good luck to the participant.

Phuket residents and hotel guests are invited to join what promises to be a fun, family-oriented and inspirational experience. In doing so they will be helping to protect the area’s endangered turtle population.

Every THB 5,000 raised through donations and additional money raised during the event will go towards supporting the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and its partners: the Phuket Marine Biological Centre’s injured Turtle Rehabilitation Program and the Third Naval Area Command’s Turtle Hatchery Program.

For more information about the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, please contact Mr. Sean Panton, Co-Chairman & Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Marriott Thailand Business Council, email sean.panton@marriotthotels.com or Khun Kittipan, Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation Manager, via email info@maikhaoturtlefoundation.com or call 076 338 000 ext. 3383

Introducing Chef Rahul Negi – A Master of Indian Culinary Arts at Sofitel Krabi

Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort is renowned for its unique restaurants and gourmet cuisine, ensuring that guests always enjoy memorable dining experiences.

A highlight for diners at the luxury resort is the authentic cuisine of Chef Rahul Negi. A master of India’s culinary arts, Chef Rahul has an impressive culinary pedigree and in-depth knowledge of regional dishes. Prior to joining Sofitel Krabi, he worked at Hyatt Regency, New Delhi where he won the “Best Employee Award”. The Indian Tourism Minister Ms. Ambica Soni also presented Chef Rahul with a prestigious award recognising him as one of the “Best 35 chefs in India”. On many occasions, he has personally cooked for the former P.M of India, Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Chef Rahul discovered his passion for cooking as a teenager and embarked on a three-year culinary apprenticeship in New Delhi. Over the years, he has mastered authentic regional Indian dishes and has also become interested in contemporary interpretations of traditional dishes. “At Sofitel Krabi, I ensure that our Indian food is made with passion and that it stays authentic to its origins. However, I do enjoy introducing modern techniques into the preparation and presentation of recipes,” he says. “I love to surprise and impress people and like nothing more than seeing our guests being very appreciative of their food and leaving with a smile on their face.”

Chef Rahul has an outstanding repertoire of dishes but says the one closest to his heart, and one always on the menu at White Lotus, is chicken tikka masala. “Although this dish originates from the northern plains of India, it is now famous around the world. In 2001, it was declared the national dish of the U.K. This delicious dish is a thick gravy of onion, tomato, and aromatic Indian spices combined with cream and marinated chicken,” says Chef Rahul. He recommends eating the aromatic curry with an Indian naan bread or steamed aromatic rice topped with coriander leaves.

Chef Rahul’s delicious Indian cuisine is served at White Lotus, one of Krabi’s most popular restaurants. Each dish on his menu of irresistible northern favourites is a fragrant blend of spices and premium ingredients, freshly made and cooked to perfection. In the elegant surroundings of White Lotus, diners can savour classic starters and curries, tandoori dishes, and much more.

Discover the exotic flavours of India with Chef Rahul at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort!