Phuket, Thailand, March 2017 – Bodega & Grill, a premium steakhouse in Angsana Laguna Phuket, will be holding a Candle Light Dinner to celebrate the 10th anniversary of international energy-saving event, Earth Hour, on Saturday 25th March 2017. This is aligned to Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts Stay For Good philosophy to build a better society for all by embracing the environment and empowering the people.
With an a la carte dinner menu starting from 18.00pm until 11.00pm. At 8.30pm to 9.30pm local time, Bodega & Grill will join homes and businesses across Phuket and the rest of Thailand to turn electricity off. During this hour, an intimate and cozy atmosphere will be created with warm candle lights and acoustic music to accompany the scrumptious dinner.
Earth Hour is organized by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). With almost 5 million supporters and a global network in over 100 countries, it is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organizations. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the Earth’s natural environment and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.
For the Planet, by the People, so join us at Bodega & Grill.
For enquiries or reservations please email Bodega-LagunaPhuket@angsana.com or call 076 358 500.
Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held worldwide annually encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. It was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007. Since then, it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide. Today, Earth Hour engages a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues. The one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movements.
To raise awareness about climate change and to symbolise our commitment to protecting our planet, we will be joining in the worldwide movement on Saturday, March 25th by turning off non-essential lights in the building and light candles throughout the resort.
Join us the special Movie Night with barbeque on our Coliseum Lawn from 19:00 until 22:00 for 1,475THB++ per person and 450THB++ per child (from ages 7 to 14), diners can have free-flow beverages for the duration of our barbeque and choose from our Ocean, Land or Mix barbeque sets.
We hope you will join us change climate change by switching off your lights and supporting one of the many projects from around the world.
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PHUKET, THAILAND – Kenyan runners crossed the finish line at Thanyapura, taking top spots for the third year in row alongside German, Singaporean, and Thai finishers. 785 participants (239 women and 543 men) competed in the 10-Mile race.
David Kibet, who won the 2016 race, finished the 10-mile race in 52 minutes and four seconds. Fellow Kenyan athlete, David Chepkwony took the silver at 54 minutes and 43 seconds. Andreas Dreitz, six-time German Ironman 703 European Champion, finished with a time of 56 minutes and 42 seconds.
A new women’s champion was crowned with Carolyne Mitei of Kenya finishing at 1 hour, 4 minutes and 5 seconds. Ethiopia Gebremeskel of Ethiopia followed in second place at 1 hour, 7 minutes and 6 seconds. Vivian Tang, Singapore’s “Fastest Female Marathoner” claimed the bronze with a time of 1 hour, 7 minutes and 25 seconds.
The Thai runners who rounded out the podium, finished top places in the Thai category:
1st place – Thanit Kanpai – 01:07:11.0
2nd place – Wattana Sentong – 01:07:14.4
3rd place – Pantap Punyawantanee – 01:08:10.2
1st place – Wilaiwan Kumpituk – 01:11:35.6
2nd place – Suchada Wattanawes – 01:19:52.9
3rd place – Piyanut Prongpan – 01:22:16.1
“I feel good today. Because I was here last year and I win again. This year, I’m happy to defend again. The race was good and humid. I’ll also join next year. This year, I ran 51 minutes. Last year I ran 50 minutes,” said David Kibet (Kenya), 1st place male overall finisher.
“I’m very happy to be the winner of 10 Mile this day. This is my first time to run the 10-Mile in Thailand. Thank you all,” said Carolyne Mitei (Kenya), 1st place female overall finisher.
“I took the chance to test myself and my limits here. It’s a great race and so much fun, to run around Thanyapura’s areas. I had no chance to follow the fast guys but I’m more than happy to take third place,” said Andreas Dreitz (Germany), 3rd place overall male finisher and part of the German team erdinger alkoholfrei.
“I’m very happy. I’m enjoying the scenery and nature as I run. Everything here was well- prepared. The race was perfect. I was here last year and I’ll come back next year,” said Khun Wilaiwan Kumpituk (Thailand), 1st place female Thai finisher.
“Today’s event is a colourful one for Phuket as a province, especially during school holidays. It’s considered a successful event as over 2,500 runners showed up. It supports sports tourism because athletes come from domestic and global markets. We hope Thanyapura and Supersports can continue to build the race’s reputation on a global and professional scale,” said Anoma Wongyai, Director of TAT Phuket.
“This is the first time I’ve been to the 10-Mile Run – the first serious race for me. I come to Thanyapura frequently, since they hold many events throughout the year,” said Metinee Kingpayom, Thai model and actress.
In addition to the 10-Mile, 820 runners (392 women, 427 men) competed in the 5-Mile race.
Now in its third year, the Supersports 10-Mile International Run 2017 Phuket continues to entice recreational runners and renowned athletes to its tranquil and picturesque route – set amid the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park and Northern Phuket’s rubber plantations. 2,500 runners competed in the 10-mile, 5-mile, 2-mile and children’s 500-metre categories.
The event’s success is made possible by these sponsors: Supersports, New Balance, Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort, Gatorade, Johnson Health Tech (Thailand), Krungthai Card Public Co. Ltd (KTC), Thai Health Promotion Foundation, CRG, Mister Donut, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, FamilyMart, Tanita, New) TV 18, Aquafina, Radio Trip 89.75, Khao Phuket, Sports Authority of Thailand, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Ministry of Tourism & Sports and Anda Focus.
March 16, 2017 Phuket, Thailand: JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s the leading resort for meetings & events in Thailand, is delighted to announce that the Mai Khao Salon C, hotel’s meeting venue has been certified by Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB). The certificate recognizes that the hotel has meeting room that has passed TCEB assessments and criteria among 101 MICE venues across the country.
Mr. Oriol Montal, General Manager recently attended the ‘MICE Standard Day 2017’ event and accepted this prestigious award of ‘Thailand MICE Venue Standard Award 2017 -2019’ from H.E. General Thanasak Patimaprakorn, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand during the award ceremony which held on March 13, 2017 at Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel.
The standardization of a wide range of venues under the Thailand MICE Venue Standard program is among the key initiatives TCEB undertook over the past four years. It was created to help MICE venues in Thailand meet internationally recognized standards, as this is one of the key factors for organisers when choosing Thailand as their destination for MICE events. The TCEB is at the forefront of the MICE industry in ASEAN, and are rolling out the program nationwide, with a focus on three target groups including convention/exhibition centers, hotels and resorts, and public/private organisations. More information, visit www.tceb.co.th
“It is an honour to receive the Thailand MICE Venue Standard Award this year. To be certified by the government leading edge agency, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), this will lift up our reputation in meetings & events business segment as well as to benchmark with ASEAN MICE Venue Standard (AMVS). We are very excited to hear about the TCEB strategic roadmap throughout the development courses and programs announced at the event. In 2017, It’s the year of MICE business, we definitely focus and work closely with the TCEB organization to develop our products & services and ensure that our venues and facilities are meet with meetings & events enquiries” said, Mr. Oriol Montal, General Manager of JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa.
Whether its meetings, events or weddings, Phuket conferences, incentives or corporate retreats, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa combines both business and relaxation with a world-class meetings and events facilities and impeccable teams to be served for every events. The hotel provides 10 meeting rooms and boasts a 636 sqm. Mai Khao Ballroom that can accommodate up to 450 guests. Featuring state-of-the-art latest audio visual system with natural daylight and flexible to breakout rooms. The pristine beachfront with breathtaking tropical setting that can seats up to 600 given the clients a choice of indoor and outdoor venues for MICE and Phuket weddings.
PHUKET, Thailand – The world-famous Laguna Phuket Marathon is set to celebrate its 12th year with a record turnout of more than 7,000 runners from over 40 countries. Sanctioned by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races, the Laguna Phuket Marathon is held from sunset to sunrise over two days – 3rd and 4th June, 2017 – and is organised by leading sports management company Go Adventure Asia with professional timing and results by Sportstats Asia, ensuring the highest of international standards.
The leading destination marathon in South East Asia, and Phuket’s largest sports event, runners will compete across five distances – 2km Kids Run, 5km Run, 10.5km Run, Half Marathon (21.097km) and Marathon (42.195km) – with almost 2,000 people already signed up for the iconic marathon distance.
Joining a team of Event Ambassadors throughout Asia, Patcharasri “Kalamare” Benjamas has been appointed as Thailand Ambassador to encourage more people to run through the #MyFirstTime campaign. Using the hashtag on social media, runners can share their new experiences with the community and inspire more people to enjoy the health benefits of running. Kalamare will be running #MyFirstTime at Laguna Phuket Marathon in June.
“We are on track for a record turnout this year – registrations are already high and we expect more than 7,000 runners to take part. In addition to a strong domestic turnout, we will be welcoming more international runners than ever before. The attraction of Phuket, the beautiful course and facilities of Laguna Phuket make the event a true destination marathon,” said Mr. Roman Floesser, General Manager of the event’s organiser, Go Adventure Asia.
With Phuket as a drawcard, more than 60% of participants fly in specifically for the event and take advantage of Laguna Phuket’s facilities and beachfront location, to enjoy an extended holiday on the island.
“Laguna Phuket Marathon has been a pivotal destination event since the very beginning. It is in line with our own vision and philosophy to promote a positive healthy lifestyle, working with the local community and to develop long-term sustainable benefits for everyone. It is a platform to raise awareness and funds for charitable causes and projects operated by “Laguna Phuket Foundation”, and this year we will launch our “Children First Fund” to support more than 400 orphans in 7 orphanages in Phuket,” commented Mr. Ravi Chandran, Managing Director of Laguna Phuket.
“Phuket is one of the MICE city that has a well-developed economy and infrastructure, and is capable of hosting incentives and business meetings, as well as international festivals and mega events. Laguna Phuket Marathon has grown continuously over the years and is an excellent showcase of the city’s facilities and capability to host large-scale events which attracts thousands of international visitors to the city each year,” said Ms. Jaruwan Suwannasat, Director, Exhibition and Event, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau.
“Laguna Phuket Marathon is unique. The two day format allows more people to take part while ensuring a quality experience, and entire families can come and take part in Phuket’s largest sports event while enjoying a holiday at the same time. The event is an important revenue generator for Phuket during the island’s Green Season,” added Floesser.
From left to right: Thirawan Sichuen (Manager, Housekeeping at Amari Phuket) and Piraphol Hayeechema (Director, Finance at Amari Phuket)
Phuket, 15 March 2017 – Two representatives of Amari Phuket’s management team, Thirawan Sichuen – Manager, Housekeeping (left), and Piraphol Hayeechema – Director, Finance (right), recently participated in the Eight Thalang Chana Suek Mini-marathon to race for the royal cup of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. The marathon was organised at Thalang Victory Monument in Phuket. Amari Phuket won the trophy for the 10.5-kilometre mini-marathon for females aged 45 to 49 years old.
Phuket, 13 March 2017 – La Gritta invites guests to try seven new dishes, which are available only during March 2017, from seven regions of Italy. Chef Patrizia has selected one of the most popular dishes from Tuscany, Sardinia, Campania, Lazio, Puglia, Lombardia and Sicily. Guests will be enjoying a culinary tour of Italy consisting of:
Ribollita from Tuscany, priced at 300 THB++
Minestrone with mixed vegetables, black kale, white beans and croutons
Culargiones from Sardinia, priced at 450 THB++
Ravioli filled with potatoes, young pecorino and mint with tomato sauce
Gnocchi alla Sorrentina from Campania, priced at 490 THB++
Potato gnocchi with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and basil leaves
Saltimbocca alla Romana from Lazio, priced at 980 THB++
Veal wrapped with Parma ham and sage served with mashed potatoes
Orecchiette alle Cime di Rapa from Puglia, priced at 450 THB++
Orecchiette with broccoli and anchovy sauce
Cotoletta alla Milanese from Lombardia, priced at 680 THB++
Deep-fried pork chop or chicken breast, mixed salad and French fries
Cassata Siciliana from Sicily, priced at 330 THB++
Ice cream cake served with dark cherry sauce
All prices are subject to a 10% service charge and 7% VAT. Terms and conditions apply.
March 2017, Krabi – In April, Maya Restaurant at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort welcomes special guest chefs, Le Duy Thanh and Duong Dai Doan from our sister property, Sofitel Legend Metropole in Hanoi.
From 3 – 9 April, the two talented chefs will create a feast of authentic Vietnamese specialities to enjoy at our renowned restaurant, Maya. Vietnamese cuisine is known for its healthy and vibrant dishes, bursting with fresh flavours. During the Taste of Vietnam week, Maya Restaurant will feature a special cooking station with a selection of Vietnamese dishes available each day for lunch and dinner, including the famous pho noodle soup.
On 5th, 7th and 9th at 4pm in Maya Garden, Chef Doan and Chef Thanh will also teach guests how to make Vietnamese spring rolls and won tons in a fun and informative hands-on cookery class.
Sofitel Legend Metropole in Hanoi is renowned as one of the best hotels in the world and it has led many innovations in Vietnam since its opening. Chef Doan and Chef Thanh have many years’ experience of preparing authentic Vietnamese cuisine, and have also embraced the challenge of creating refined and innovative interpretations of classic dishes. and innovative gastronomy in Vietnam. At Maya Restaurant, the two gifted chefs will present enticing dishes such as banana flower salad, mango salad, Cha Ca red river fish with turmeric and galangal, pan-seared beef on lemongrass stalks with green peppercorns, and much more. There will also be traditional desserts such young sticky rice cakes, purple yam with sago and coconut milk, and other sweet treats to end a memorable meal.
Join Chef Doan and Chef Thanh for “A Taste of Vietnam”, only at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa from 3 – 9 April!